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Write In Arabic Numberic In MSWord And MSExcel

July 10th, 2015, posted in Windows
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Under the Control Panel, go to Regional Settings, and add the Arabic language and Hindi language support.

Also, under the File menu within Word 2010, go to Options->Advanced, scroll down a little, and you shall find a DropDown box for numerals.

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Go to

Start >> Setting >> Control Panel >> regional and Language Options

Under “Format”, Click the “Customize this Format” Button.

and it should be under “Standard Digits”, the second last option.

Change it to whichever Numeral System you would like. There is the

(Arabic, Persian, Thai…..etc)

For Microsoft Word:

Go to Tools >> Options

Under “Complex Script” Tab, change the “Numerals” to “Hindi”

and you should be able to input the other “Arabic” Numbering system

or simply..
Just download Arabic Font to solve the whole issue.
Such as Kufi Font…

Hope this helps !!

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Dervish and Fakir: The Outsiders View of Sufism

February 1st, 2014, posted in Ink On PAPER, Sufism
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history of sufisim,sufism,tasawwuf,dervish,fakir,islam,muslims,turkey,india,pakistanTHE BEGINNINGS OF THE MODERN STUDY OF SUFISM lie in the colonial period (roughly 1750-1950), when many of the basic concepts and categories that govern our understanding of the term were first invented. Since the very concept of Sufism is hotly contested among both Muslims and non-Muslims today, it is important first of all to examine briefly the historical development of the European study of Sufism, in order to disentangle the issues underlying the current debate. The modern concept of Sufism emerged from a variety of European sources, including traveler’s accounts of exotic lands and Orientalist constructions of Sufism as a sect with a nebulous relation to Islam. When this picture of Sufism is compared with the internal documentation of Sufi tradition, a number of mismatches appear. Outsider terminology for Sufism stressed the exotic, the peculiar, and behaviour that diverges from modern European norms; in the context of colonialism, this terminology emphasized the dangers of fanatic resistance to European rule.

The two terms that best sum up early European attitudes to Sufism are fakir (Arabic faqir) and dervish(the Turkish pronunciation of Persian darvish). Both words mean more or less the same:  faqir is the Arabic word for “poor man,” and dervish (probably derived from a term meaning “standing by the door”) is the Persian equivalent.

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The term fakir has a more complicated history, because Persian-writing officials of the Mughal empire in India used the term to describe non-Muslm ascetics, such as yogis, along with Sufi ascetics and wayfarers. The British inherited this terminology when they conquered most of India, and in nineteenth-century English, fakir (or fakeer) was used almost exclusively for Hindu ascetics, whether of the organized monastic fraternities or those whom the Birtish described as “wandering rogues.” The accidental resemblance of the term to the English word faker seems to have encouraged the impression that these ascetics were all frauds and mountebanks.
In contrast to these outsider’s impressions, in their original contexts, both dervish andfakir
were terms that signified spiritual poverty, being poor in relation to God, and hence being dependent upon him. As in other religious traditions, poverty for the Sufis was a sign of turning away from the world and focusing on the divine reality. “Poverty is my pride,” the Prophet Muhammad is reported to have said. Yet the reports of travelers concerning the fakirs and dervishes of the East created a totally different portrait of bizarre behavior that was already a cultural icon over a century ago. Popular American songs of the nineteenth century refer to the dancing dervish as an image of wild and frantic activity. Magazine cartoons today still preserve the image of the fakir lying on a bed of nails. Traveler’s reports were based on fragmentary information, so that the fakir or dervish might sometimes appear to be a solitary figure but at other times was part of a strange brotherhood with peculiar rituals. To be sure, the negative portrait of the dervish had its analogues in some Muslim countries, such as Persia, where the rise of Shi’ism put organized Sufism into disrepute.

This text is an extract from the book by CARL W. PHD ERNST,

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ALLAH’s 99 Name : Al-Asma al-Husna

July 17th, 2011, posted in Islam
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The Beautiful Names of Allah (Subhanuhu WaTa’ala)

Al-Asma al-Husna
I thought it would be good to post the  all ninety-nine names of Alalh (SWT) in Arabic as well as their transliterations and meanings in English. It is envisaged that the user will recite and learn at least 3 names / attributes per day and benefit from their inspirations as well as their usage in our duas (supplications).
“Those who believe and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah: for without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction.” (Sura Rad 13:28)
ALLAH is the Name for the Creator and Sustainer of the entire creation. The Name ALLAH is unique in that it cannot be corrupted and written as god, or
goddess and gods or goddessesses, thereby compromsing  HIS (SWT) wahdaniyah (Oneness) which is tantamount to shirk (attributing partners to ALLAH – SWT). The title ALLAH is thus the ideal for the One Whom we revere, glorify and worship.
The Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s) said,
“Allah has ninety-nine names. Whoever learns, understands and recites them constantly, will enter Jannah.”(Sahih Muslim).

Allah (SWT) does not desire anything from HIS creation except that He (SWT) alone is worshipped. But we cannot truly worship ALLAH (SWT) unless we learn to know HIM (SWT) and HE (SWT) cannot be known except if HE (SWT) is remembered. It is through al-Asma al-Husna that Allah (SWT) has made it possible for us to grasp some of HIS (SWT) manifestations in creation. ALLAH (SWT) states in the Holy Quran.

“And to Allah belongs the Beautiful Names, so call upon HIM by these Names.” (Al-Araf, 7:180)

The ninety-nine Names of ALLAH (SWT) are in essence His (SWT) Attributes which are termed as al-Asma al-Husna (The Beautiful Names). Through these Names we come to understand the majesty and grandeur of ALLAH (SWT). The Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s) aptly encouraged us saying “inspire yourselves with teh qualities of ALLAH.” This means that we ought to display, for example, mercy, compassion and forgiveness, etc. when
interacting with each other and with other creatures in this world.
We should thus make it our duty to learn, understand and recite these Beautiful Names of ALLAH (SWT) and also call upon ALLAH (SWT) with HIS (SWT) unique Attributes when engaged in our duas (supplications)

1. Allah
The One Almighty Allah who alone is worthy of worship

Whoever recites Allah 1000 times daily, all doubts and uncertainties will be removed from his heart, and instead determination and faith will become inborn in him.


2.Al-Rahman

The Most Compassionate

Reciting Ya Rahmanu 100 times after each obligatory salah will protect one against heedlessness, forgetfulness and anxiety.


3. Al-Rahim
The Most Merciful

Reciting Ya Rahimu 100 times after salat al-Fajr will attract kind and friendly treatment from all creatures.

4. Al-Malik
(The Sovereign)

Constantly reciting Ya Maliku will result in enjoying respect and dignity in the sight of others.

5. Al-Quddus
The Holy One and One who is free from all blemishes

Reciting Ya Quddusu 100 times each day will purify our hearts and relieve us from all anxiety.

6. Al-Salam
(The Giver of Peace or One who is immune from all distresses )

Reciting Ya Salamu 160 times over a person who is ill will help in making that person recover from his/her illness.

7. Al-Mumin
( The Giver of faith )

Reciting Ya Mu’minu will safeguard us from the evil of the enemy.

8. Al-Muhaymin
( The Giver of Protection )

Reciting Ya Muhayminu after having performed the ablution will result in one’s inner being becoming radiant.

9. Al-Aziz
( The Mighty )

Reciting Ya Azizu 40 times after salat al-Far from 40 days will result in Allah(SWT) freeing us from dependance on others.

10. Al-Jabbar
( The Overpowering Lord )

Whoever recites Ya Jabbaru will not be subjected to coercion, and will not be exposed to violence, severity or harshness.

11. Al-Mutakabbir
( The Self-Glorious )

Allah (SWT) will bestow righteous children to the husbands who recite Ya Mutakabbiru before approaching their wives.

12. Al-Khaliq
( The Creator )

A childless wife who wishes to have children should fast for seven days and break her fast at the proper time each day with a glass of water over which she has recited Ya Khaliqu, Ya Bari’u and Ya Musawwiru 21 times. By doing that insha’ Allah she will be able to conceive.

13. Al-Bari
( The One Who gives life )

A childless wife who wishes to have children should fast for seven days and break her fast at the proper time each day with a glass of water over which she has recited Ya Khaliqu, Ya Bari’u and Ya Musawwiru 21 times. By doing that insha’ Allah she will be able to conceive.

14. Al-Musawwir
(The Fashioner of unique beauty)

A childless wife who wishes to have children should fast for seven days and break her fast at the proper time each day with a glass of water over which she has recited Ya Khaliqu, Ya Bari’u and Ya Musawwiru 21 times. By doing that insha’ Allah she will be able to conceive.

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