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Ibn Qayyim Reminder Uddat as-Sabireen

We should remember how short is our stay on this earth.

No one would want to feel that all he has achieved in this life is the worst kind of deeds, except a person who has no spiritual ambition, whose heart is dead and who is careless. 73 more words


When you respond to an insincere fool, you are guilty of giving him importance.
~Mufti Ismail Menk


"Remind them of the Days of Allah": Tafsir al-Shawkaani

Allah says in surah Ibrahim:

وَلَقَدْ أَرْ‌سَلْنَا مُوسَىٰ بِآيَاتِنَا أَنْ أَخْرِ‌جْ قَوْمَكَ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ‌ وَذَكِّرْ‌هُم بِأَيَّامِ اللَّـهِ ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّكُلِّ صَبَّارٍ‌ شَكُورٍ

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New Link! SABR's Media Blog

Another new link in the the blog roll: SABR’s Media Blog, dealing with news and research related to baseball and the media.


The Sabr of Choice and Sabr of Necessity: Imam al-Sa'di

Imam ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn Naasir al-Sa’di commented on the temptation that Yusuf endured at the hands of his master’s wife by writing:

هذه المحنة العظيمة أعظم على يوسف من محنة إخوته، وصبره عليها أعظم أجرا، لأنه صبر اختيار مع وجود الدواعي الكثيرة، لوقوع الفعل، فقدم محبة الله عليها، وأما محنته بإخوته، فصبره صبر اضطرار، بمنزلة الأمراض والمكاره التي تصيب العبد بغير اختياره وليس له ملجأ إلا الصبر عليها، طائعا أو كارها، وذلك أن يوسف عليه الصلاة والسلام بقي مكرما في بيت العزيز

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Vance Worley

Vance Worley came to Pittsburgh prior to 2014 coming off of a terrible season in Minnesota. He threw only 48.2IP and had an ERA of 7.21 in 2013, a much worse performance than Minnesota expected when they had given up Ben Revere for the former 3rd round pick. 380 more words


Northrop Grumman's APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar Production to Begin for International F-16's

BALTIMORE  – Less than four months after completing all design reviews, Northrop Grumman’s APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) has received its first production order from Lockheed Martin. 229 more words

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