• 🌿 A Sufficient Answer For The One Who is Asked Concerning The Ideological Attack Named COVID

    Allāh has said,

    وَذَكِّرْ فَإِنَّ ٱلذِّكْرَىٰ تَنفَعُ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ

    “And remind, for verily, the reminder benefits the believers.”

    The Noble Qur’ān 51:55

    🌿 A Sufficient Answer For The One Who is Asked Concerning The Ideological Attack Named COVID

    بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

    All praise belongs to Allāh (God), may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace

    To proceed,

    Allāh said,

    يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓا۟ أَطِيعُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا۟ ٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُو۟لِى ٱلْأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ فَإِن تَنَٰزَعْتُمْ فِى شَىْءٍ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ وَٱلرَّسُولِ إِن كُنتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِٱللَّهِ وَٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلْءَاخِرِ ذَٰلِكَ خَيْرٌ وَأَحْسَنُ تَأْوِيلًا

    “O you who have believed, obey Allāh and obey the Messenger and those in authority over you. And if you disagree among yourselves over anything then refer it back to Allāh and the Messenger if you truly believe in Allāh and the Last Day. That is better (conduct) and (leads to) the most excellent outcome.”

    The Noble Qur’ān 4:59

    And His Saying, The Most High,

    وَأَنَّ هَٰذَا صِرَٰطِى مُسْتَقِيمًا فَٱتَّبِعُوهُ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا۟ ٱلسُّبُلَ فَتَفَرَّقَ بِكُمْ عَن سَبِيلِهِۦ ذَٰلِكُمْ وَصَّىٰكُم بِهِۦ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

    “And verily, this is my Straight Path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His Path. This He has ordained for you that you may become the pious.”

    The Noble Qur’ān 6:153

    Know, may Allah preserve you, that the main positions of the ‘Ulama concerning infectious disease are two:

    1. That there is no infectious disease at all.
    2. That there is no infectious disease, outside of the Will of Allāh,

    Yes, may Allāh bless you, this means that there are scholars of this Ummah who negate the existence of COVID-19.
    This is the position of great Scholars of this Ummah such as Ibn Hajr, At Tahawi, At Tabari, Hafidh al Hakami and other than them.

    This is based on the saying of Allāh’s Messenger, ﷺ, or similar statements,

    (There is) no contagion, nor bad omen from birds, nor any omen of the night bird, nor any (bad omen in the month of) Ṣafar (or contagion through stomach disease).”

    Saheeh Bukhari and Muslim

    It is also narrated in Saheeh Bukhari from ibn ‘Umar, may Allāh be pleased with him, that he said,

    On the day of Al-Ahzab the Prophet said, “None of you (Muslims) should offer the ‘Asr prayer but at Banu Quraiza’s place.”
    The ‘Asr prayer became due for some of them on the way.
    Some of those said, “We will not offer it till we reach it, the place of Banu Quraiza,” while some others said, “No, we will pray at this spot, for the Prophet did not mean that for us.”
    Later on it was mentioned to the Prophet and he did not berate any of the two groups.

    Saheeh Bukhari

    So is it from the methodology of the Muslim, may Allāh bless you, to marginalize legitimate positions of the Scholars of this Ummah because it is not the most vocal position of this time, or not the position of one’s favourite Shaykh or Ruler?
    The methodology of the Prophet, ﷺ, has proceeded in dealing with legitimate differing amongst the Muslims in understanding of the revelation, may Allāh make us firm upon the Sunnah.

    In addition, may Allāh bless you with steadfastness upon the Straight Path, when was it the case that the Salaf of this Ummah would call people to the blindfollowing of Religious Scholars in Worldly Matters?

    The Messenger of Allāh, ﷺ, said,

    “You are more knowledgeable concerning your worldly affairs.”

    Saheeh Muslim

    If this was the case for the Messenger of Allāh, ﷺ, then what about the Religious Scholars of this time? May Allāh preserve them and reward them abundantly.

    In the case of this fitnah in particular, then the Religious Scholars and Rulers of the Muslims have deferred to those whom they have seen to be the people of knowledge concerning health.
    This is not a subject about which there is concensus, even among the Non-Muslims, with experts in their fields negating the existence of COVID.

    From the World Leading experts in Biochemical Sciences and the Plots of The Unbelievers (Shaykh Rabee’, may Allāh preserve him, having mentioned that learning what the unbelievers are plotting for us is Fard Kifaayah [communal obligation] for the Ummah) is our Teacher and Elder, Shaykh Dr Abu Iyaad, may Allāh reward him with good.

    The Ustadh has, at length, refuted COVID, firstly with texts of The Book and The Sunnah, secondly with the sayings of the Religious Scholars and thirdly with the own sciences and statements of the pushers of the ideological attack.

    Allāh, The Perfect and Most High, has said,

    كَذَٰلِكَ مَآ أَتَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِم مِّن رَّسُولٍ إِلَّا قَالُوا۟ سَاحِرٌ أَوْ مَجْنُونٌ

    “Likewise, no Messenger came to those before them, but they said: ‘A sorcerer or a madman!’”

    The Noble Qur’ān 51:52

    From the methodology of the unbelievers is the name-calling of a Caller to the Truth who calls them to that which their ownselves do not desire.

    Allāh, The Mighty and Majestic, also said,

    بَلْ كَذَّبُوا۟ بِمَا لَمْ يُحِيطُوا۟ بِعِلْمِهِۦ وَلَمَّا يَأْتِهِمْ تَأْوِيلُهُۥ كَذَٰلِكَ كَذَّبَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ فَٱنظُرْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَٰقِبَةُ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ

    “Nay, they deny that which they compass not in knowledge and whose interpretation has not yet come to them. Thus those before them did deny. Then see what was the end of the wrongdoers!”

    The Noble Qur’ān 10:39

    Denying the truth without compassing it in knowledge is likewise from the methodologies of the unbelievers, may Allāh save you from that which earns His Anger.

    Is it so difficult, that when knowledge of a matter has not yet reached us, that we say of it simply, “Allāh knows best!”

    Concerning the plots of the unbelievers, then Allāh has informed us in His Mighty Book,

    وَكَذَٰلِكَ جَعَلْنَا فِى كُلِّ قَرْيَةٍ أَكَٰبِرَ مُجْرِمِيهَا لِيَمْكُرُوا۟ فِيهَا وَمَا يَمْكُرُونَ إِلَّا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ

    “And thus We have set up in every town great ones of its criminals to plot therein. But they plot not except against their ownselves, and they perceive (it) not.”

    The Noble Qur’ān 6:123

    And it is narrated in Saheeh Bukhari that Az-Zubair ibn ‘Adi, who said,

    We went to Anas bin Malik and complained about the wrong we were suffering at the hand of Al-Hajjaj. Anas bin Malik said, “Be patient till you meet your Lord, for no time will come upon you but the time following it will be worse than it. I heard that from the Prophet.”

    Saheeh Bukhari

    So The Lord of the Heavens and the Earth and all that is inbetween them has informed you that He has set up in every town great ones of its criminals to plot therein, and His Messenger, ﷺ, informed you that no time will come upon you but the time following it will be worse than it,

    How then, may Allāh preserve you upon the Sunnah, can it be difficult to accept the plotting of the disbelievers in this time of ours?

    As regards our Noble Scholars and the Rulers in the various Muslim Lands, may Allāh preserve them, then the Messenger of Allāh, ﷺ, said,

    “When a judge utilizes his skill of judgment and comes to a right decision, he will have a double reward, but when he uses his judgement and commits a mistake, he will have a single reward.”

    Saheeh Bukhari and Muslim

    May Allāh, The Perfect and Most High, reward our Scholars and the Rulers of the Muslims for their striving.

    Can it really be difficult for us to accept that the Muslim Rulers, may Allāh preserve them, may fall into error, when we and our children study the Life of Imam Ahmad and the fitnah in his time, when the Rulers had been affected by something greater than this Ideological Attack, instead, a statement of Major Kufr, which was then forced on the people.

    The Messenger of Allāh, ﷺ, also said,

    “Allāh neither raised up any Prophet nor did He authorize any person with ruling power but for whom there were two types of entourage: one enjoins upon him to do good and incites him to carry it out, and the other enjoins evil and goads him; and the protected is the one whom Allāh protects.”

    Saheeh Bukhari

    So please, O Muslim, O Salafi, if we do not have knowledge of a matter let us say to it “Allah knows best”, and let us not go beyond the bounds. Verily, Allāh, The Perfect, said,

    قُلْ يَٰٓأَهْلَ ٱلْكِتَٰبِ لَا تَغْلُوا۟ فِى دِينِكُمْ غَيْرَ ٱلْحَقِّ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوٓا۟ أَهْوَآءَ قَوْمٍ قَدْ ضَلُّوا۟ مِن قَبْلُ وَأَضَلُّوا۟ كَثِيرًا وَضَلُّوا۟ عَن سَوَآءِ ٱلسَّبِيلِ

    “Say (O Muhammad): “O People of the Scripture, do not exceed the limits in your religion other than the truth, and do not follow the vain desires of a people who went astray before, and misled many, and strayed (themselves) from the Right Path.”

    The Noble Qur’ān 5:77

    Let us not say that the Ijtihād of the Scholars and Rulers are revelation from Allāh, manufacturing a lie upon The Almighty Creator with our tongues.

    And let us not go beyond bounds in following and obedience, following the way of those who went astray before us, which Allāh has informed us of,

    ٱتَّخَذُوٓا۟ أَحْبَارَهُمْ وَرُهْبَٰنَهُمْ أَرْبَابًا مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ وَٱلْمَسِيحَ ٱبْنَ مَرْيَمَ وَمَآ أُمِرُوٓا۟ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُوٓا۟ إِلَٰهًا وَٰحِدًا لَّآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ

    “They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allāh, and the Messiah, son of Mary, and they were not commanded except to worship One God; none has the right to be worshipped except Him. Praise and glory be to Him, (far above is He) from whatever they associate.”

    The Noble Qur’ān 9:31

    Allāh said,

    بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

    “In The Name of Allāh, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants,

    وَٱلْعَصْرِ

    “By time.

    إِنَّ ٱلْإِنسَٰنَ لَفِى خُسْرٍ

    “Indeed, mankind is in loss.

    إِلَّا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَعَمِلُوا۟ ٱلصَّٰلِحَٰتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا۟ بِٱلْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا۟ بِٱلصَّبْرِ

    “Except those who believe and work righteous deeds and mutually advise each other with the truth and mutually advise each other with patience.”

    The Noble Qur’ān: Surat ul ‘Asr

    May Allāh extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.

    – Abdullah Watts

    References:

    1. https://www.thenoblequran.com/q/#/sura/51/55
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  • 📚 Proofs of The Caller

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants.

    God, The Most High, has said,

    وَمَا خَلَقْتُ ٱلْجِنَّ وَٱلْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ

    “And I did not create the jinns and humans except to worship Me.”

    The Noble Qur’an 51:56

    وَٱعْبُدُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَلَا تُشْرِكُوا۟ بِهِۦ شَيْـًٔا

    “Worship God and join none with Him in worship”

    The Noble Qur’an 4:36

    The Call of The Prophets and Messengers

    وَلَقَدْ بَعَثْنَا فِى كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ رَّسُولًا أَنِ ٱعْبُدُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَٱجْتَنِبُوا۟ ٱلطَّٰغُوتَ

    “And verily, We have sent among every nation a Messenger (proclaiming): ‘Worship God (Alone), and avoid the false deities,'”

    The Noble Qur’an 16:36

    Taking Intercessors With God Is Polytheism and Disbelief

    أَلَا لِلَّهِ ٱلدِّينُ ٱلْخَالِصُ وَٱلَّذِينَ ٱتَّخَذُوا۟ مِن دُونِهِۦٓ أَوْلِيَآءَ مَا نَعْبُدُهُمْ إِلَّا لِيُقَرِّبُونَآ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ زُلْفَىٰٓ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَحْكُمُ بَيْنَهُمْ فِى مَا هُمْ فِيهِ يَخْتَلِفُونَ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يَهْدِى مَنْ هُوَ كَٰذِبٌ كَفَّارٌ

    “Unquestionably, for God is the pure Religion. And those who take protectors besides Him say, ‘We only worship them that they may bring us nearer to God in rank.’ Verily, God will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ. Truly, God guides not him who is a liar, and a disbeliever.

    The Noble Qur’an 39:3

    وَيَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ مَا لَا يَضُرُّهُمْ وَلَا يَنفَعُهُمْ وَيَقُولُونَ هَٰٓؤُلَآءِ شُفَعَٰٓؤُنَا عِندَ ٱللَّهِ قُلْ أَتُنَبِّـُٔونَ ٱللَّهَ بِمَا لَا يَعْلَمُ فِى ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَلَا فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ

    “And they worship besides God things that hurt them not, nor profit them, and they say: “These are our intercessors with God.” Say: “Do you inform God of that which He knows not in the heavens and on the earth?!” Glorified and Exalted be He above all that which they associate as partners with Him!” 

    The Noble Qur’an 10:18

    God Is Able to Do All Things

    تَبَٰرَكَ ٱلَّذِى بِيَدِهِ ٱلْمُلْكُ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

    “Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He is Able to do all things.”

    The Noble Qur’an 67:1

    God is Above and Separate From His Creation

    وَهُوَ ٱلْقَاهِرُ فَوْقَ عِبَادِهِۦ وَهُوَ ٱلْحَكِيمُ ٱلْخَبِيرُ

    “And He is The Invincible Subduer, above His slaves, and He is The All-Wise, Well-Acquainted (with all things).”

    The Noble Qur’an 6:18

    ٱلرَّحْمَٰنُ عَلَى ٱلْعَرْشِ ٱسْتَوَىٰ

    “The Most Merciful ascended over the Throne.”

    The Noble Qur’an 20:5

    Worship God, O Christians!

    لَّقَدْ كَفَرَ ٱلَّذِينَ قَالُوٓا۟ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلْمَسِيحُ ٱبْنُ مَرْيَمَ قُلْ فَمَن يَمْلِكُ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ شَيْـًٔا إِنْ أَرَادَ أَن يُهْلِكَ ٱلْمَسِيحَ ٱبْنَ مَرْيَمَ وَأُمَّهُۥ وَمَن فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا وَلِلَّهِ مُلْكُ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَآءُ وَٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

    “They have certainly disbelieved who say that God is the Messiah, the son of Mary. Say, “Who then has the least power against God, if He were to destroy the Messiah, son of Mary, his mother, and all those who are on the earth together?” And to God belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them. He creates what He wills. And God is able to do all things.

    The Noble Qur’an 5:17

    There is None Like Unto God, and He is As He Described Himself

    لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِۦ شَىْءٌ وَهُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلْبَصِيرُ

    “There is nothing like unto Him, and He is The All-Hearing, The All-Seeing.”

    The Noble Qur’an 42:11

    There is No Doubt About God

    قَالَتْ رُسُلُهُمْ أَفِى ٱللَّهِ شَكٌّ فَاطِرِ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ

    “Their messengers said, ‘Can there be doubt about God, Originator of the heavens and earth?'”

    The Noble Qur’an 14:10

    Atheists Have No Certainty

    أَمْ خُلِقُوا۟ مِنْ غَيْرِ شَىْءٍ أَمْ هُمُ ٱلْخَٰلِقُونَ

    “Or were they created by nothing, or were they the creators (of themselves)?

    أَمْ خَلَقُوا۟ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضَ بَل لَّا يُوقِنُونَ

    Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Rather, they are not certain.”

    The Noble Qur’an 52:35-6

    They Did Not Witness The Creation of The Heavens and The Earth Nor The Creation of Themselves

    مَّآ أَشْهَدتُّهُمْ خَلْقَ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَلَا خَلْقَ أَنفُسِهِمْ وَمَا كُنتُ مُتَّخِذَ ٱلْمُضِلِّينَ عَضُدًا

    “I did not make them witness to the creation of the heavens and the earth or to the creation of themselves, and I would not have taken the misguiders as assistants.”

    The Noble Qur’an 18:51

    Knowledge Comes Before Speaking and Acting

    فَٱعْلَمْ أَنَّهُۥ لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا ٱللَّهُ وَٱسْتَغْفِرْ لِذَنۢبِكَ

    “So know (O Muḥammad) that none has the right to be worshipped except God. And seek forgiveness for your sin,”

    The Noble Qur’an 47:19

    The Methodology of Seeking Knowledge and That The Messenger Explained The Qur’an to His Followers:

    وَمَآ أَرْسَلْنَا مِن قَبْلِكَ إِلَّا رِجَالًا نُّوحِىٓ إِلَيْهِمْ فَسْـَٔلُوٓا۟ أَهْلَ ٱلذِّكْرِ إِن كُنتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ

    “And We sent not before you (Muhammad) any but men to whom We inspired. So ask of the people of knowledge if you do not know.

    بِٱلْبَيِّنَٰتِ وَٱلزُّبُرِ وَأَنزَلْنَآ إِلَيْكَ ٱلذِّكْرَ لِتُبَيِّنَ لِلنَّاسِ مَا نُزِّلَ إِلَيْهِمْ وَلَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

    With clear signs and Books (We sent the Messengers). And We sent down to you (Muhammad) the reminder and the advice (The Qur’an), that you may explain clearly to men what is sent down to them, and that they may give thought.”

    The Noble Qur’an 16:43-44

    God’s Religion is Complete and The Boycotting of Heretics (Innovators in Religion)

    ٱلْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِى وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ ٱلْإِسْلَٰمَ دِينًا

    “This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.”

    The Noble Qur’an 5:3

    وَإِذَا رَأَيْتَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَخُوضُونَ فِىٓ ءَايَٰتِنَا فَأَعْرِضْ عَنْهُمْ حَتَّىٰ يَخُوضُوا۟ فِى حَدِيثٍ غَيْرِهِۦ وَإِمَّا يُنسِيَنَّكَ ٱلشَّيْطَٰنُ فَلَا تَقْعُدْ بَعْدَ ٱلذِّكْرَىٰ مَعَ ٱلْقَوْمِ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ

    And when you (Muhammad) see those who engage in a false conversation about Our Verses by mocking at them, stay away from them till they turn to another topic. And if Satan causes you to forget, then after the remembrance sit not you with the wrongdoing people.

    The Noble Qur’an 6:68

    Obedience to God, His Messenger and Muslims in Authority

    يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓا۟ أَطِيعُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا۟ ٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُو۟لِى ٱلْأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ

    “O you who have believed, obey God and obey the Messenger and those in authority over you.”

    The Noble Qur’an 4:59

    Corruption Has Appeared On Account of What Men Have Earned In Order That They May Return

    ظَهَرَ ٱلْفَسَادُ فِى ٱلْبَرِّ وَٱلْبَحْرِ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِى ٱلنَّاسِ لِيُذِيقَهُم بَعْضَ ٱلَّذِى عَمِلُوا۟ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ

    “Corruption has appeared on land and sea because of what the hands of men have earned, that He may let them taste a part of what they have done, in order that they may return.”

    The Noble Qur’an 30:41

    Reports From Sinful People Must Be Verified

    يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓا۟ إِن جَآءَكُمْ فَاسِقٌۢ بِنَبَإٍ فَتَبَيَّنُوٓا۟

    “O you who believe! If a rebellious evil person comes to you with a news, verify it”

    The Noble Qur’an 49:6

    The Base State of Man is Ignorance and Oppression (Knowledge and Justice are Learned Traits)

    إِنَّا عَرَضْنَا ٱلْأَمَانَةَ عَلَى ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَٱلْجِبَالِ فَأَبَيْنَ أَن يَحْمِلْنَهَا وَأَشْفَقْنَ مِنْهَا وَحَمَلَهَا ٱلْإِنسَٰنُ إِنَّهُۥ كَانَ ظَلُومًا جَهُولًا

    “Indeed, we offered the Trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, and they declined to bear it and feared it; but man bore it. Indeed, he was unjust (to himself) and ignorant.”

    The Noble Qur’an 33:72

    The Methodology of The Seeker of Truth

    هَاتُوا۟ بُرْهَٰنَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَٰدِقِينَ

    “Bring forth your proofs, if you are truthful.”

    The Noble Qur’an 27:64

    Introduction

    The Purpose For This Compilation

    The Messenger of God, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, said

    “Make things easy for the people, and do not make it difficult for them, and make them calm (with glad tidings) and do not repulse (them).”

    Authenticated by Bukhari

    The collection above is a collection of some 25 Verses of The Qur’an that we found in particularly frequent usage in calling others to God, The Perfect and Most High.

    In them is an explanation of a number of vitally important topics for the Orthodox Muslim, Sinful Muslim, Astray Muslim, Polytheist, Disbeliever, Atheist and all of the people.

    From these topics are:

    • The Perfection of God, The Blessed and Most High
    • The Reason For God’s Creating Man (to worship Him alone).
    • The Call of The Prophets and Messengers (to Worship God Alone); This Being The Real Means of Rectification in The World
    • An Explanation That Taking Intercessors With God is Polytheism and Disbelief
    • The Methodology of The Prophets in Calling to God, By Innate Disposition First
    • An Exposition of The Lunacy of Atheism and a Call to The True Religion
    • A Call To Christians To Direct God’s Right (Any and All Worship) to Him Alone Who Created Them and Created Jesus
    • That Knowledge Proceeds Statement and Action
    • A Refutation of Newly Invented Matters in Religion and The Boycotting of Innovators (Heretics)
    • The Obligation of Obeying God, His Messenger and Muslims in Authority
    • The Methodology of Seeking Knowledge and Assessing Narrators

    This collection is not meant to be an exhaustive work, but rather a collection of verses easy to memorise that the Monotheist may be well equipped for their daily life in any and all interactions with all peoples.

    We focused on using Verses of The Qur’an for this compilation, as even the most astray of Muslims will not deny them, no matter the level of doubts they may be affected by.

    In addition, the heart has a need for The Speech of its Creator, The Blessed and Most High, Muslim or Non-Muslim.

    God, The Most High, said,

    وَإِنْ أَحَدٌ مِّنَ ٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ ٱسْتَجَارَكَ فَأَجِرْهُ حَتَّىٰ يَسْمَعَ كَلَٰمَ ٱللَّهِ ثُمَّ أَبْلِغْهُ مَأْمَنَهُۥ ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ قَوْمٌ لَّا يَعْلَمُونَ

    “And if anyone of the polytheists seeks your protection then grant him protection, so that he may hear the Word of God (The Qur’an), and then escort him to where he can be secure, that is because they are men who know not.”

    The Noble Qur’an 9:6

    For the explanation of the Verses and the principles derived from them, the Seeker of Truth should continue their structured, planned learning of Islam, with the books of Orthodox Islamic Creed, which may be found via this link.

    All praise belongs to God the Lord of The Worlds, may he extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.

  • I Have A Lot of Money, What Should I Do With It?

    Spend it.

    Money is the medium of wealth exchange in most societies but it’s not very good to hold onto. 

    Most of the currencies of the World are being printed more and more and are not tied to any real value.

    Simply put, every moment we hold onto money more than we need to, it’s becoming worth less and less.

    So where should we spend it for maximum leverage?

    I Have A Lot of Money, What Should I Do With It?

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants.

    All praise belongs to God, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions and whoever follows them. 

    To proceed, 

    Most of us do have a need for an amount of money in the short term for ongoing expenditure, unplanned-for occurances, emergencies and the like. 

    Money is genuinely very helpful as a quick way of exchanging wealth amongst ourselves. 

    But once we have a reasonable amount for short term expenditure, what should be done with any excess?

    In this article, we are going to assume that you are looking for the way of spending money which has with it the maximum return, so let’s start with the most important first. 

    Monotheism

    Living a life and death upon true Monotheism is the means that The Creator, The Blessed and Most High, has made for entry into His Paradise. 

    God, The Most High, has said, 

    وَبَشِّرِ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَعَمِلُوا۟ ٱلصَّٰلِحَٰتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ جَنَّٰتٍ تَجْرِى مِن تَحْتِهَا ٱلْأَنْهَٰرُ كُلَّمَا رُزِقُوا۟ مِنْهَا مِن ثَمَرَةٍ رِّزْقًا قَالُوا۟ هَٰذَا ٱلَّذِى رُزِقْنَا مِن قَبْلُ وَأُتُوا۟ بِهِۦ مُتَشَٰبِهًا وَلَهُمْ فِيهَآ أَزْوَٰجٌ مُّطَهَّرَةٌ وَهُمْ فِيهَا خَٰلِدُونَ

    And give glad tidings to those who believe and do righteous good deeds, that for them will be Gardens under which rivers flow. Every time they will be provided with a fruit therefrom, they will say: “This is what we were provided with before,” and they will be given things in resemblance and they shall have therein purified spouses, and they will abide therein forever.

    The Noble Qur’an 2:25

    And His Saying, The Most High,

    إِنَّ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ مَفَازًا

    Verily, for the pious will be (the) success.

    حَدَآئِقَ وَأَعْنَٰبًا

    Gardens and grapevines.

    وَكَوَاعِبَ أَتْرَابًا

    And young, mature, full-breasted (maidens) of equal age.

    وَكَأْسًا دِهَاقًا

    And a full cup (of pure, wholesome, non-intoxicating, delicious wine) (filled repeatedly).

    The Noble Qur’an 78:31-34

    The Prophet Muhammad, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, said,

    “Moses asked his Lord, ‘Who amongst the inhabitants of Paradise will be the lowest in rank?’

    He said, ‘It will be a person who will be admitted into Paradise last of all when all the dwellers of Paradise have entered Paradise. It will be said to him: ‘Enter Paradise’. But he will say, ‘O my Lord! How should I enter while the people have settled in their apartments and taken their shares?’

    It will be said to him: ‘Will you be satisfied and pleased if you have a kingdom like that of a monarch of the world?’

    He will say, ‘I will be content, my Lord’

    God will say, “For you is that and like that and like that and like that and like that.

    He will say at the fifth time, ‘I am well-pleased, my Lord.’

    God will say, ‘It is for you and ten times more like it. You will have whatever your soul desires and whatever your eyes could delight in.’

    He will say, ‘I am well-pleased, my Lord'”

    Moses said, ‘Who will be of the highest rank in Paradise?’

    God said, ‘They are those whom I chose and I established their honour with My Own Hand. I attest with My Seal that they will be blessed with such bounties as no eye has seen, no ear has heard and no human mind has conceived.'”

    Authenticated by Muslim

    The Final Messenger of God also said, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace,

    “A space in Paradise equal to the distance between the middle and the end of a bow will be better than all that upon which the sun rises and sets.”

    Authenticated by Bukhari and Muslim

    Naturally, spending whatever it takes to learn, believe and act upon the knowledge that God, The Perfect and Most High, has sent down is invaluable. 

    For more of a description of the reward God has prepared for those who submit to Him alone, read here, The Real Description of Paradise.

    As for where one might spend in this regard? Then moving to a land where there are Orthodox Muslim Scholars if one is able, or senior students of knowledge if one is not, that they might begin to learn and act upon that which The Creator is pleased with.

    The Meantime

    Now with our perspective shifted, we are still responsible for our possessions in the little time we have left in the world. 

    Naturally, it will have lost its shine now after reading the above, hopefully we will have our will and everything written down (pdf) and ready for our passing, and our hearts in the gardens of peace with the wide-chested virgins. 

    So now we have less desire for what’s around us, hopefully we can put things in their proper places to please their Creator. 

    If it works out, that’s from Him and if something else happens, then He Knows better how to test His slaves.

    What we want to focus on in what remains, are the ways and means that God, The Blessed and Most High, has placed in His creation. 

    There are things that over time are rendered null and void, like the adherents to Disbelief and Polytheism and actions such as consuming Interest and stealing. 

    Whilst on the other hand there are practices that are granted great returns in this life, here are a few to look towards. 

    Migration

    The Messenger of God, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, said,

    ‘Verily actions are by intentions, and for every man is what he intended. So he whose migration was to God and His Messenger, then his migration was to God and His Messenger. And he whose migration was for the world to gain from it, or a woman to marry her, then his migration was to what he migrated for.’

    Authenticated by Bukhari and Muslim

    Migration from the lands of polytheism to the lands where God alone is worshipped is an act of worship to be performed for God alone.

    The Most Merciful has assigned benefits to the migrating believer in this life also, and to His is the praise.

    It will take little reflection to realise that the West is in many ways a trap, a sinkhole for your time and money. 

    Here are a few things one might look at to help see the reality of this affair:

    Land

    Land and House prices are ridiculous in the West when compared to the Muslim lands – A new three bedroom house in Gambia or Indonesia may be bought for $10,000 (so perhaps one could buy a street here for the same price as one house in the West).

    Land itself is not to be understated, which we wish to come to later, as there are many mechanisms involving land that God grants massive increase by way of. 

    Perhaps consider, that confiscation of land is one of the cornerstones for a multitude of evil plans out there, I wonder why?

    Currency

    The currency in the Western lands has been lent at interest to the governments by international bankers. Each year the governments then rob their citizens in attempt to pay this debt. 

    Most people in the West have known no difference to this their whole lives and call it “tax”. 

    There is no income tax in much of the Muslim lands, Saudi, UAE, Kuwait and Albania to name just a few, nor, “inheritance tax”, which is really just robbing families of their wealth, only because their relative died!

    Fertility

    People in the West are steadily becoming less and less fertile in their bodies also, not being granted the amount of children needed to maintain their populations. 

    Contrary to the faulty beliefs of many Westerners, God provides provisions for all His creatures. 

    If you want to be rich, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have lots of children.

    It’s interesting that the actual richest people in the world (think of the “family dynasties” who aren’t taxed in the West like everyone else) have lots of children, to whom they then pass on their knowledge, skills, wealth and influence. 

    Obviously, the lower classes are told to work all day and send their children to a different school and not learn their parents’ knowledge and skills.

    Interesting

    Also, there are many rich white people very concerned today about darker people having lots of children, even going so far as to inject them with things to try and stop them.

    Interesting

    Other

    There is a long, long list of other time and money traps to consider with the West also, here is just an additional quick-fire list: 

    • It is made mandatory to take losing bets against skilled gamblers, which is named “insurance”.
    • Huge fuel taxes.
    • The lack of wholesome food and water, normal food has been renamed “organic” and made very, very expensive. This is just called “food” in much of the rest of the world and is cheap.
    • Barriers to business creation and growth.
    • Water polluted with neurotoxins.
    • Mass-indoctrination of citizens.
    • Extremely high rates of violent crime.

    And all the above is without mentioning the fact that the West have now began to torture their citizens using the common cold as an excuse. 

    Land

    So now we are sold on leaving the life trap known as the West, let’s talk about Land. 

    If you are not able to buy land straight away, then no trouble, lots of jobs are remote nowadays anyway so slash your rent bill and move to the lands where a 2-3 bedroom house and compound might be rented for £100 a month.

    Land, in these lands, might also be bought from around $1,500. 

    Land is a great blessing to own for a number of reasons, including its usage as an area to:

    • Collect rainwater,
    • Nurture livestock,
    • Let children play,
    • Plant produce,
    • etc.

    After being granted success with the four we mentioned above, you would now be almost free of need from other people. (Ahh, maybe this is why people want to steal land!)

    Goats might be purchased for less than $100 each and obviously, animals tend to breed. 

    Let’s say your lady goats produce around about a gallon of milk a day, well in a few years that might multiply many times over, and all you had to do was let them out to mow your grass and cut back your bushes, and pull their udders for milk. 

    Or maybe hire people in the local community to do this, benefiting them also and freeing up your time. 

    So perhaps after investing $15,000 dollars and just a few years, a person might go from slaving away in the West just to pay the international bankers, to being a land and house owner with a healthy body, family and multiple employees. 

    Obviously, over time one might buy up more land and hire more employees and take on more wives (though not more than 4!) and begin to take the means to, by God’s Permission and to use in His obedience, multiply their wealth and influence. 

    Perhaps buy a house or two and let them out to others or turn it into an orphanage, buy a few successful businesses or just hire employees to sell your farm’s produce at local markets. 

    Or set up a school where you teach your own and other people’s children all the knowledge and skills you have now. Encourage an Orthodox Islamic Scholar or Student of Knowledge to teach the more important knowledges there and provide them with a place to stay and make things easy for them. 

    Now righteous people may wish to migrate to your environment also, who as an extra benefit may have extra helpful skills to bring to your society also.

    Or build a Mosque so that you might receive the reward of every person who prays there, and to provide a place for God’s worship away from innovated ideas and practices.

    Not long after you might also introduce a new medium of exchange within your growing community, perhaps gold or silver, without any debt or interest. 

    Making sure to stay firm upon God’s Religion and its tenets, this little community might become the richest land in the world in a generation or so.

    I Have A Lot Money, What Should I Do With It? 

    Spend it on actual wealth. 

    May God extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.

  • Who Should I Invest In?

    Yourself.

    You have been given money as a means to establish your purpose.

    You have not been given wealth to pile it up and count it. 

    We all have areas we need to improve and the first person we should spend upon is our self.

    If we don’t invest in ourselves then why should others? 

    And if we do the above, we will be given more. 

    Who Should I Invest In?

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants. 

    All praise belongs to God, The Lord of The Worlds, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.

    To proceed,

    The first people we should invest in are ourselves. 

    We know that some people like quick answers and may have been affected by the widespread nature of speculation in the world today and those that call to it. 

    To help with the understanding of what follows, then take this example:

    Two people with the same source of income, same dress habits, same knowledge, manners, practices, etc. 

    They both have surplus wealth and then they both look at how they might utilise it. 

    The first one, gives it to a “wealth manager”, or he invests it alone in stocks and shares, blindly guessing at what will happen to other peoples’ companies in the future – and then they carry on their form of trade just as they did previously. 

    As for the other? They take that surplus wealth and invest it in themselves. 

    They free up time by delegating tasks to others that they might spend it on higher rewarded activities. 

    They seek knowledge in that time and are able to better understand the world around them and how to act accordingly.

    They improve their diet and surroundings and consequently their thinking and energy improve likewise, and the amount of time they spend at dis-ease is reduced as well. 

    They now look better, sound better, sleep better, help others better and are generally a more helpful member of society.

    The other is still the same, except instead of cash, he has metal or shares in other peoples’ companies. 

    Which do you think will more likely see their income increase considerably in the near future?  

    True Self Improvement

    We are all far from perfection. 

    There are a multitude of areas in our lives in which we exist and move about and wealth is a great tool for us to use to help us move closer to perfection.

    By God’s Permission, correctly trading what we currently have for what is more beneficial (and this is all that skilled traders do anyway – i.e. not guessing) is a great means of improving one’s self and the effect we have upon the world around us.

    And conversely, trading one’s wealth for something less beneficial will mean losing out on benefit.

    Naturally, we are going to require knowledge to act effectively, trading what we have for what is of greater value, but which knowledge specifically?

    Just the world we perceive around us is complex enough, before we take into account that which is beyond our perception and that which we haven’t ought in knowledge yet. 

    And this knowledge, without a correct foundation, is of no benefit anyway.

    Knowledge of the ways and means on their own is not beneficial unless it is built upon correct knowledge regarding The Creator and Disposer of them.

    We are in dire need of correct, established knowledge of The Creator and His Way with His creation, that which He is pleased with and grants increase to, and that which He is displeased with and will bring to ruin. 

    Suppose there was a field owned by a king in which you wanted to plant seeds, how would you act? 


    How then should we be with God, The Lord of The Worlds, The Originator, The True King, The Owner; Mighty and Majestic.

    The Perfect and Most High, The All-Powerful Maintainer, The One free from all needs or imperfections.

    The One Who does whatever He wills, whenever He wills, however He wills!

    The One Who wrote all the decrees in a book 50,000 years before the creation of the heavens and the earth Who created everything and guided.

    The One Who originated, owns and sustains each and every thing. The sky and everything in it, the earth and everything upon it, the clouds and wherever they rain, the people and all of their desires, abilities and possessions.

    The All-Mighty, The All-Knowing; Who sends to us Prophets and Messengers to inform us how to act. The One Who has complete, irresistible control of us and everything around, above and below us.

    How can we act without learning about Him, The Perfect and Most High?!

    With this knowledge which God sent The Prophets and Messengers with – which is readily and freely available, see the end of this article – we are able to then proceed upon actual rectification and actual good wealth practices. 

    Instead of living in a world of darkness, unable to understand what is going on around us… 

    We are now able to step back and see the actual nature of affairs, what is really happening. 

    Then we trade our wealth for what is actually more beneficial, that which God will grant increase to – even if we don’t know the ways and means He will use to do that. 

    God, The Blessed and Most High, has taught us all the things He loves and is pleased with for us and all the things He hates and dislikes for us. 

    All the beneficial things in this life and the next and all the harmful things in this life and the next. 

    And from His Mercy is His subjecting to us what is in the sky and the earth for us to use to establish His Right and as an aid to please Him. 

    If we are grateful to Him, He will grant us more.

    Time 

    Our time is very limited. 

    We have all been given a limited amount of time in this life, the abode of actions. 

    Soon our time will be over, our wealth will be gone from us and we will be all alone.


    We should spend properly before it’s gone, shouldn’t we?

    There is a saying in the West that “Time is Money”. 

    In reality, a better saying is that: Money Represents Time.

    When we are trading with money, we are in a sense paying for people’s time. 

    God, The Perfect and Most High, already created the raw materials and we are recompensing the human in front of us for the time and effort they put in to:

    • Collect the water, plant or animal material,
    • Refine and/or combine them, adding value to them,
    • Transport them to us, 

    Etc.

    In addition is the time they spent to acquire the skills required to do all the above, or the time they took to teach those skills to others who they now employ, or to create tools/machines that they use to do the above tasks, etc.

    In addition, if we are receiving money in exchange for products or services then we will also be receiving recompense for the time and effort we put in. 

    We only have 24 hours in the day to divide up into the time for seeking knowledge, acting upon it, teaching it to others if we are able and dealing with the tests that come with the above. 

    Hopefully, we are seeing that we are going to need to spend wealth to free up time. 

    Once we have surplus wealth after covering the necessities (Monotheism, security, air, warmth, water and food) it is time to move onto the next needs to see that they are correctly established. 

    If you want a very simple perspective change then know that as long as you are in the world you will be provided with sustenance, but when your time is over it is over. 

    That, and in what will shortly feel to you as just a few moments, you will be taken to account for what you did in the world and the sky and the earth and everything in it will be of no benefit to you unless you believed in God and The Messengers. 

    A small ant’s weight of faith is more valuable than the heavens and the earth and everything in it. 

    Do not waste your time on low value activities. 

    Benefiting The Creation

    We do have a need to provide value to others. 

    If we do this, we will receive benefit likewise. 

    That said, it is only one of the many activities that we have to do during the day, and there are tasks of greater importance that proceed it and are a foundation for that. 

    The first is establishing the right of The Creator (that you worship none but Him alone), The Prayer, The Obligatory Charity, Fasting the month, etc. 

    Now with the above established our hearts will be taken care of also. 

    Next comes the body. 

    The body has a number of needs: physical and mental security, air, shelter/warmth, water, food, good companionship… 

    That which we use for these needs come in levels also, from sufficient to cover the necessities, then the needs after that, and extra beautification. 

    For example, to sustain life, refined white bread on its own may be turned to, though for long term wellbeing or for building to the perfection of a person, we will want to look to improve from this particular food source. 

    For the balancing of the body, we will want sources of Omega 3 fatty acids (like flax/linseeds or wild fish), Choline (perhaps from Raw Eggs), Vitamin K2 (consider fermented dairy products), etc. 

    We will also want to avoid the toxins that have crept into food sources over time (in accordance with the straying of people from piety) – meaning, selecting raw, organic, free-range produce when able. 

    Now we are hopefully beginning to see that there are levels of benefit in regards that which we surround ourselves with and seek to nourish ourselves with.

    If we have money left sitting around not currently being used to benefit ourselves or others then it is time to put it to good use, and to do so we are going to want to look through our life at the biggest needs and spend to bring up lagging areas. 

    All of the above, the freeing up of time for higher value activies, reflecting and finding areas of deficiency, creating a plan to move towards resolving them – all of this is left off if we simply look to invest money in some commodity blindly while just carrying on doing what we are already doing. 

    Over time, you will want to become better at what it is you do in the portion of the day you have scheduled for benefitting others, so naturally you will want to leave off the lower value activities or outsource them to people or machines. 

    And what we mentioned above is just regarding our own selves.

    Offspring

    Next comes the fulfilment of the desire of the normal, healthy individual upon the establishment of the above bodily needs, the desire to seek offspring. 

    If this is not properly accounted for it can become a source of great misguidance for large swaths of people. 

    How many people in the world are really doing what they are doing with the underlying goal being women or to “level-up” from their current spouse?

    With proper implementation of The Creator’s Guidance then this issue is avoided, desires properly harnessed for the good of every individual and the society they make up, and actual progress reached.

    In addition, with the coming of offspring comes a generation who will be in need of learning also!:

    • The Names, Attributes and Actions of The Creator and Sustainer,
    • How to please Him and how to avoid displeasing Him,
    • How to benefit those around us,
    • How to invite them to please The Creator as well.

    Reflect, that one might spend decades learning a particular craft that they now use to help others – only to send their children to learn something different all over again with someone else’s business from the ground up. 

    Rather, the way that things used to be done – and likely still are by a few particularly wealthy people – is that children upon reaching the appropriate age will shadow and accompany their appropriate parent (based upon the creation that God made them in, not what the west is trying to brainwash into them) until they have learnt their portion of knowledge and wisdom.

    In this way, the parent will have a helper and an accomplice with their various tasks and upon the children reaching maturity they may have taken on something similar to the knowledge and ability of their parent – and they have a big age headstart!

    Can we see how a few generations later we might have a very strong and established family and then community and then nation?

    Tieing Together What Has Proceeded

    Hopefully, we will not have to sell you anymore on investing in yourself first, then those next closest, then the next. 

    Take the beneficial things from your surroundings and use them to become more effective. 

    Just think of the time it takes now for you to go from meeting someone new to this growing into a relationship with money exchanging between you both. 

    Might this be sped up by thinking better, acting better, looking better and speaking better? 

    By outsourcing low revenue moving task to others – (they might then have a source of income also) – might we not have then more time for higher rewarded activities? 

    Can this even compare to just giving one’s money to someone else to manage, who doesn’t spend on our bodies or family or employees – only for the stocks to go down!

    Spend. 

    List

    Here is a list in order of most important to least important that one might spend on to begin to move towards actual improvement: 

    Naturally, the above should keep one occupied for the time being. 

    As the above is obligatory, then freeing up time for it becomes obligatory likewise. This might very well mean spending one’s wealth to save time.

    Ways of doing this without negative effects might be: dividing up tasks well within the household and business environment (based upon individual strengths and other considerations), finding those tasks you do daily which do not have to be done by you and outsource them, etc.

     Also, leaving off time sinks such as: 

    • Trying to excessively save money.
      • Live within your means and use this time to provide value to others instead and money will be given to you. 
    • Arguing.
      • If they want the truth and trust you then teach them gently if you are able.
      • If you are not able, then point them to someone else who is.
      • If they don’t want the truth, then leave them. 
    • Anything God has prohibited.
      • He, The Perfect and Most High, The All-Knowing, The All-Wise prohibited these things for a reason. If you want improvement in your situation don’t disobey The Owner of creation.
    • Trying to sell low-value items when you are able to sell higher value items.
      • Simply give these in charity instead, to those in need in your local environment.

    The Messenger of God, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, said,

    “Careful deliberation is from God, and haste is from Satan.”

    Chain of Narration Declared Good by Al-Albani

    May God extol His Messenger in the highest company of the angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether. 

  • How To Be Smarter and Wiser

    Choose what pleases The Creator over what pleases yourself.

    You have been created, from already existing material, having previously been nothing worth mentioning.

    You are part of a creation with rules and regulations. 

    From the people of the world, are those who do what pleases The Creator and they have an easy, fulfilling, peaceful life. 

    And there are others who do not know and live a life of darkness and hardship. 

    And the only way out is with knowledge. 

    How To Be Smarter and Wiser

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants. 

    All praise belongs to God, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions and whoever follows them. 

    To proceed, 

    You were brought out of your mother not knowing anything. 

    You have been given a heart to store and understand knowledge, two eyes and two ears to acquire it and limbs to act upon it. 

    So how will you act? 

    Will you just blindly act without knowledge and then fall into all sorts of problems – surely this isn’t smart or wise. 

    Or will you study the most important of things, The Creator and Maintainer, of you and everything around you, The One Owning and Disposing of the affairs.  

    Surely, the one with this knowledge has been granted abundant good.

    What is Intelligence?

    Intelligence is the ability to acquire and act upon knowledge.

    It is not speaking without knowledge.

    It is not having lots of trivia knowledge. 

    It is not having a large vocabulary and fooling the people with difficult language. 

    It is not having lots of actual knowledge but not acting upon it. 

    It is not coming up with all these silly, complicated theories and not achieving anything of importance.

    It is acquiring and acting upon authentic knowledge. 

    And the most important knowledge is knowledge of God, The Creator, Maintainer, Owner, The Free of all needs, All Praiseworthy. 

    His Names, Attributes and Actions, what pleases Him and what displeases Him. 

    You have always been and will never cease to be one who is completely dependant upon The Provider, The Fully Aware, not moving except by His Permission.

    Believing and acting correctly upon this knowledge is the path of peace, ease and safety. 

    God, The Blessed and Most High, has said in one short chapter of His Final Book, 

    بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants.

    وَٱلْعَصْرِ

    By Time.

    إِنَّ ٱلْإِنسَٰنَ لَفِى خُسْرٍ

    Indeed, mankind is in loss. 

    إِلَّا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَعَمِلُوا۟ ٱلصَّٰلِحَٰتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا۟ بِٱلْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا۟ بِٱلصَّبْرِ

    Except those who believe and do righteous good deeds and mutually advise one another with the truth and mutually advise one another with patience. 

    The Noble Qur’an Chapter (104) Time

    So in this one short and easy to memorise chapter, The All-Knowing, The All-Wise establishes the proof upon His slaves. 

    How simple and easy is the path to peace and happiness, to what is best in this life and the next. 

    And how many and easy to spot are the paths that turn aside to un-ease and distress. 

    What is Knowledge?

    Knowledge is to perceive things as they actually are.

    And knowledge is of two types. 

    God’s Knowledge, The Knowledge of The Lord, Most High, one of His Perfect and Beautiful Attributes, His Knowledge encompassing all things. 

    That which has occurred and that which hasn’t occurred, all that is occurring and all that isn’t occurring, all that ever will occur and all that will never occur, and what would happen if it did occcur. 

    He is The First, The Last, The Uppermost, The Innermost (by His Knowledge) and He is Knowing of all things.

    And the second type of knowledge is the knowledge which The Lord, Blessed and Most High, allows His creation to perceive. 

    Verily there is no knowledge for us, except that which He has taught us, through whichever of the ways and means He chooses to teach us. 

    As for the most important of knowledge, and it is the knowledge regarding Him, The Most High, then this is not to taken except from those whom He has sent to us to teach us that. 

    The Prophets and Messengers which God has sent to mankind are well known (such as Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus), each of them sent to their respected peoples, except for the final and our Messenger, Muhammad, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace.  

    All of these messengers informed their people of what would benefit them in this life and the next – which is what pleases The Owner and Disposer of affairs, The Most Merciful Above His slaves. 

    What is Wisdom?

    Wisdom is to put things in their proper places.

    Without authentic knowledge about The Creator and what pleases Him, how can we know the reality of things, where to put them or how to put them there? 

    How can we know the reality of things without a foundation of real, authentic knowledge?

    How can we know where to place those things after, without knowing where The Creator is pleased for them to go?

    So from wisdom is putting oneself in their proper place. 

    To admit that we have a desperate, undeniable need for knowledge. 

    The foundation of all wisdom (and justice) is the singling out of God, The Perfect and Most High, with the gratitude that is due to Him. 

    He created you when you were previously a despised fluid and nurtured you into a reading, thinking, acting person. 

    Surely, it is not from wisdom to direct the gratitude that your parents deserve for carrying you, caring for you and being a means of nurturing you from weakness to where you are now, and instead, thanking the house or the cat or the kitchen table!

    And these are created beings like you in desperate need of guidance and sustenance from The Bestower! 

    So how then, about directing the gratitude that God, The One Who Guides, The Provider, deserves – to a weak and pathetic creation who before God created it was nothing worth mentioning!? 

    He created you, provides for you, protects you, controls all of the things around you.  

    Actual, Correct Monotheism is the foundation of justice, wisdom and all that is good. 

    It is what YOU were created for. 

    God, The Most High, has said, 

    وَمَا خَلَقْتُ ٱلْجِنَّ وَٱلْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ

    And I did not create the jinns and humans except to worship Me.

    The Noble Qur’an 51:56

    So put yourself in your proper place! Be smart and wise and single out God alone in worship, don’t worship nothingness nor the other things which God has created and is sustaining. 

    Wrongdoing

    Wrongdoing is the opposite of wisdom. 

    It is to put things in other than their proper places. 

    From this is to allow the wrong knowledge into one’s heart. 

    Such as telling oneself that they and everything they see around them was created by nothing – when nothing doesn’t have the attributes required to create anything!

    Or telling oneself that they were created by other created beings – tell me, where is the sky or the earth hiding all of The Knowledge and Wisdom needed to create a human? 

    And if you ask them that, could they answer you? 

    Then who is better to worship, that which cannot answer you, cannot hear or respond – or the All-Hearing, All-Knowing, The One Who Answers the one who calls upon Him, The Most Near, The Strong?! 

    So don’t harm yourself, if you don’t take care of your heart, who will?

    Fill it with actual, correct knowledge – that God alone is The One with The Perfect and Beautiful Names, Attributes and Actions.

    That He is The One Possessing The Perfect Knowledge, Will, Wisdom and Ability to create whatever, however and whenever He wills.  

    That He is The Only One possessing the sole right to be worshipped; then use your heart, tongue and limbs for this.

    Leave the company of those who claim that nothing can create something, for when someone pokes them in the back they know someone did it, isn’t to harder to create the Heavens and the Earth and everything in it?

    What is Worship?

    Worship is everything that God loves and is pleased with, from statements and actions, inward and outward.

    So you have decided to become smart (acting upon actual knowledge) and wise (putting things in their proper places) so it is time to establish worship for God alone. 

    If we want to show gratitude to The Creator, we need to know what pleases Him and what displeases Him; and all praise is to Him Who has sent to us Prophets and Messengers to teach us this.

    The final of them and our messenger is the Prophet Muhammad, may God extol him in the highest company of the angels and grant him peace. 

    God has preserved, for over 1,400 years, His Final Book, His Perfect Speech, and it begins, 

    بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants.

    ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَٰلَمِينَ

    All praise belongs to God, The Lord of The Worlds. 

    ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

    The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants. 

    مَٰلِكِ يَوْمِ ٱلدِّينِ

    Sovereign Owner of The Day of Recompense. 

    إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

    You alone we worship and You alone we ask for help.

    ٱهْدِنَا ٱلصِّرَٰطَ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمَ

    Guide us to The Straight Path.

    صِرَٰطَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ ٱلْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا ٱلضَّآلِّينَ

    The Path of those upon whom you have bestowed favour, not the path of those who have earned your anger (by not acting upon their knowledge) nor those who have gone astray (by acting without knowledge). 

    The Noble Qur’an Chapter (1) The Opening

    Be smart.

    All praise belongs to God, The Lord of The Worlds, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.

  • What Is The Best Form of Digital Advertising?

    The type that best helps you reach the rightly desired goal. 

    There are a multitude of different ad platforms out there and another host of people offering to teach, deploy or manage these ads for you. 

    But what we really need is to define where it is that we are trying to go and what tools are best to help us arrive there. 

    So let’s do that. 

    (Don’t worry, we have included specific examples also!)

    The Best Form of Digital Advertising 

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants. 

    All praise belongs to God, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions and whoever follows them, 

    To proceed. 

    Where are you trying to go?

    It’s a broad question, but unless we define this, then what are we doing? 

    The internet is a big place and a very helpful tool to the intelligent marketer. 

    But where are you trying to go? 

    What pain were you thinking of avoiding or what pleasure were you trying to attain, that was the underlying reason for you reading this post? 

    Yes, you might want more sales – but what is the reason behind that? 

    The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, if you want to arrive at your goal you will need to be honest with yourself about where you are trying to go. 

    If it is a goal purely for the world, then you might be in for a shock when you reach it and find out it’s not what you thought it would be.

    But if it is seeking what comes after your life, then what might make you know what the reward for that is!

    The best in this life, the next and nothing less; let’s take the path of least stress.

    Why 

    Your *why* for doing what you do is bigger than who you are, what you do and what you use to do that. 

    Actions are but by their intentions. 

    Your Why is what people are really looking for when they are sussing you out in business. 

    Remember, with Digital Marketing we are looking to bring people into our network who may not be aware of us yet. 

    They are going to need to trust us if they are going to listen to our advice and ultimately take action upon that. 

    If you cannot be open and honest about your why, then why try?

    My why is God, The Most High, and a life after which we will not die. 

    See, what comes after now is easier for you, simply because I have told you my reason for doing what I am doing. 

    With being sincere and then transparent you are taking the right steps to attract the sort of people you want to bring into your digital arena (whether a business, blog, social media account, etc). 

    What comes after correcting our why for doing what we are doing, is to figure out who we are trying to help. 

    The internet is big and has been built by people, who are the ones we are trying to help?

    Again, if the action you want to call others to is to exchange their money in return for a product or service, then they are going to have to value what you have to offer, more than their money. 

    So they need to first trust you, then believe that your product or service is genuinely useful in helping them arrive at where they are trying to go. 

    Do we see how this works?

    The Path

    Now that (hopefully) we have our why sorted (which comes through in our actions), now let’s try and figure out who we are trying to help. 

    If we already have something and need to act soon, then what is the biggest problem we might be able to help people move through? – since generally we people care more about problems being solved than seeking pleasures (i.e. Sickness to Health vs Health to Fitness). 

    What is the biggest problem we might be able to help solve with what we have? 

    (And after this, what might I be able to acquire which is of the biggest advantage to myself and others. The answer by the way, is Knowledge with belief of The Creator).

    This is the sort of thinking we want to go through, not just “how much can I charge for this?”.

    There are people out there who likely bill a phone call at thousands of dollars and others who are billed for phone calls. 

    We want to start thinking along the lines of “What is the biggest problem I might be able to solve in the world?”

    If we help to solve big problems, The Creator and Sustainer will then grant us more means to do that. 

    Do not think about the money, it doesn’t belong to you. 

    Start being concerned about the problems in the world and being a means of rectifying them and not causing them and money will be given to you. 

    The Problem

    If we haven’t already figured out what that problem is, then start with listening. 

    A quick tip, since we want to solve big problems, then we will either need to do that for lots of people or for one person who has been given lots. 

    Hopefully now we are seeing a picture coming together, careful deliberation is a favour from The Bestower.

    So we need to find those people who have been given lots and listen to them. 

    This already puts you apart from the vast majority of people, who want these sorts of people to listen to them instead. 

    So what problems are these people aware that they are experiencing and actively seeking a solution to?

    And deeper than that still, 

    Why?

    What is their why, why are they doing what they are doing?

    If we can arrive at this (which is done by actually listening and observing with a present heart), then remember that where the heart, goes the limbs will follow. 

    This applies for us also. 


    We have to correct our heart first to try and help this person as much as possible by listening, and perhaps occasionally asking very open questions to come to the “heart” of the matter. 

    Now we have hopefully begun to identify pain points. 

    Now we find the biggest problem we hope to be able to help them with and then offer to help them out with that. 

    If they try to pay you, then take way less than the value you hope to bring them that you might be gentle on them and hopefully develop a lifelong, fruitful relationship. 

    As regards looking to help lots of people, then for this we will want to use either our own or someone else’s audience and either ask them or find out what they are already asking, i.e. Google, Twitter, etc. 

    Now we have identified the problems, it might be time to look into advertising. 

    Calling

    Striving for good is advertising in of itself.

    Since before advertising, we are going to have to build something that is helpful to other people. 

    Even if it is just a website landing page offering something for free in return for a phone number and some software to send that number to your cell phone and a helpful skill set (like listening and only speaking if it is for a known benefit) – we are now in business. 

    This might be sufficient as ways and means for us and we not have to look into paid advertising.

    Either way, we need to set out a process for the people we want to help to go down, making easy for them the path. 

    So first, let’s build out a system that provides value to people when we are not working on it. 

    Again, providing value should come before you receiving value, remember that.

    So really, we want to build something which helps people to solve that biggest problem we identified earlier, and then run ads to that thing.

    Then give them a call and ask them what they were looking for… etc.

    As for what type of ads: 

    The Net

    Start thinking along the buyer’s cycle. 

    Where are the people who are actively looking for a solution to their problem going at this moment? 

    Think, Google (be careful with Google Ad terms and conditions), Bing, mainly. 

    So now let’s try and put that thing we have created to help them with their problem, in front of these people. 

    Remember the main problem we identified earlier, as how we advertise will hopefully involve this.

    In general, when it comes to ads you want the intersection of the advertised person being 1, further down the buyer’s cycle (already taking action, searching, etc) and 2, only paying for the desired outcome. 

    Let’s look at this further: 

    1. Buyer’s cycle, most desirable clients first:
    • Looking (Google/Bing, etc) for you
    • Looking for your business
    • Looking for people like you/businesses like you
    • Looking for your product/service

    There are a huge amount of ads that fall under the above such that we might just leave the list there for the moment (meaning, that we might require a huge ad account to actually saturate all these platforms).

    1. As regards the desired outcome, then we want to be paying only for the desired result. 

    Hopefully, you already identified this earlier (your why, then your how). 

    Here’s another prioritised list:

    • Pay per sale
    • Pay per subscriber
    • Pay per call
    • Pay per click

    Again,  there are so many offerings of the above that we don’t wish to mention a fourth. 

    Pay Per Sale 

    Examples for the first are the likes of eBay sponsored listings, where you only pay if the item sells, and you determine the sale price and the percentage to give eBay for putting you at the top of the listings (so set the numbers you would like and only pay if it works out!)

    Or affiliate marketing where you offer someone a percentage of every sale that comes after their recommendation, so again, only paying after the sale for an amount that you determine (within profitability).

    The wise marketer first looks to protect themselves from loss before seeking gain.

    In using these forms of advertising we would have leveraged methods to the point that we are only paying when we win. 

    God is The Greatest.

    And another point to consider, if we are paying only per sale (or per subscriber or call, as detailed below), then all the other benefits are free. 

    Meaning, that millions of people might see your ad and you won’t have to pay a penny. 

    Or go to your profile and visit your website and subscribe or buy. 

    Still free.

    Now do we see the importance of having a brand plan in place from day one? 

    Consider how much the larger companies pay per view, like TV ads, billboards, etc! 

    Target Cost per Sale

    A step down from the above but still useful, is using a target cost per conversion or acquisition (meaning, per sale). 

    This means that we figure out the amount we can afford to spend on ads and still turn a profit, then give an advertiser’s robots access to our website’s data to track how users act, then set a Target Cost per Sale. 

    Then, the advertiser offers to only run ads when it thinks your cost per sale will come under your target (and you be in profit). 

    Still a risk, but still very cool.

    Second to these is,

    Paying Per Subscriber

    So after exhausting paying only when we are granted the desired outcome, is paying for an audience we own (and perhaps that is the desired outcome anyway). 

    Since with this, we are acquiring all the added benefits mentioned above, for free and in addition we are closer to the desired audience. 

    Look, if we pay £1 for a subscriber, once they have subscribed we might market to them all day every day for the next ten years, instead of paying again and again for the same person.

    And they cost us £1.

    An example of these are Twitter ads where you pay per follower only and determine the cost per follower. 

    Pay Per Call 

    With sales, etc, we like to be closer to actual in-person communication where we can. 

    Better for building a relationship, think of all the ad benefits like tonality, pacing of speech and what have you.

    This means calls are preferred over written sales pages for contacting people we are looking to help. Though, they are harder to scale up, as our time is limited – so we will have to be smart with who we target our ads towards (or perhaps teach someone else how to do the calls). 

    A number of networks offer this option including Snapchat (swipe up to call) and Microsoft (Bing) Ads.

    Here, though not quite building an audience or paying only per sale, we are still opening up contact with the people we might be looking to help. 

    Again, we might need to be careful who we display these ads to (think, “what is my ideal customer searching for?”) and how we design the ad to ensure that we are talking to people who are looking to take action.

    Remeber, we are paying per call, not per view so being specific may result in the cost per view going way down (remember, think long term).

    Over time, or perhaps you will already have an idea, we will hopefully come to know how much a phone call on average is worth to us/our company and then set a maximum Cost per Call to within normal profitability.

    Retargeting Ads

    So all of the above being mentioned, we still haven’t mentioned retargeting ads. 

    This is where we track some people based on their previous activities (like visiting a website or giving us their email address).

    That comes later and perhaps would be best in its own article. Once it is written we will link it below, God Willing. 

    May God extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.

  • There is No Such Thing As Infectious Dis-ease

    There is no such thing as infectious disease.

    Disease is a state of being, it is the body at un-ease.

    This does not move from person to person just as poverty does not move from person to person.

    Ask yourself, who gave dis-ease to the first organism?

    How Does Disease Link to Infection Control?

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants, 

    All praise belongs to God, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether. 

    To proceed, 

    Ease

    By and large, every child is born at ease. 

    Physical faculties are balanced and the baby is in a healthy, upright state. 

    This is the case for the vast majority of people. 

    A word for this in the biological world is “homeostasis”. 

    God, The Blessed and Most High, has created mankind in the best of forms. 

    He then guided them to beneficial actions and statements. 

    He subjected to them what is in the sky and upon the earth for them to use in His obedience. 

    The base state of man is ease. 

    The body’s systems are balanced, any toxins that do present are being expelled normally (perhaps through the various mechanisms we all know, like going to the bathroom, sweating, etc). 

    Nutritional needs are being met by way of a healthy diet, and physical needs are being met through avoiding an overly sedentary lifestyle. 

    Harmful thoughts, saying and actions are being avoided.

    This person is at ease. 

    Un-ease

    However, over time situations may arise that start to take the body away from ease. 

    We may begin to use our body for practices which are harmful to the body, the mind and other people. 

    Toxins may begin to accumulate at a faster rate than the body is able to normally expel them; perhaps there is an increase in air or water pollution, or perhaps a reduction in exercise leads to blood not reaching certain parts of the body or lymphatic fluid not being cleared sufficiently. 

    Or perhaps a change in diet leads to a lack of essential vitamins or nutrients. 

    This person has begun to move from ease and balance, to un-ease. 

    These things may slowly accumulate over time and we not notice it. 

    We didn’t notice the pollution rising, nor the nutrition in our food slowly decreasing, nor us allowing harmful thoughts to enter our mind or allowing them to come out on the tongue or limbs. 

    But nonetheless, we are moving away from balance and ease, 

    And towards un-ease. 

    Another word for un-ease is dis-ease. 

    God is The One Who Cures

    God, The Most Merciful, has placed in mankind mechanisms that help the body return to ease. 

    When the normal mechanisms such as going to the bathroom and sweating have not been able to expel sufficient toxins, there are additional mechanisms that our bodies may turn to instead. 

    These may be things such as coughing, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever (think: sweating), rashes (as toxins are expelled via the skin), boils, etc. 

    There may also be other signs of un-ease, such as loss of appetite or change in the colour of the skin as the bodies faculties are being used for higher priority tasks (such as preserving life and returning to ease). 

    Part of the clear up and return to ease mechanisms within the body is the use of bacteria and viruses, 

    These are created *in the body* and some are used as messengers that alert other cells to the situation in the body, how to prepare and how to act. 

    Glory is to God, The Best of Creators. 

    These appear AFTER the body has moved from ease to less ease and are created as part of the clear up and return to ease process.

    These viruses may also remain in the body after return to ease, they are not harmful and are part of the body. 

    They do not jump from person to person like an invisible ravenous squirrel, nor do they come before un-ease. 

    Populations

    From what we have stated above, the intelligent person will easily be able to grasp that there may be similar states of un-ease that appear in groups of people at the same time – through individual circumstance changes. 

    Remember, infectious dis-ease does not exist. 

    Who gave the dis-ease to the first organism? 

    Instead, there may be changes to entire households, towns, cities or nations that affect everyone; such as:

    • Increased air pollution due to changes in industry,
    • Decreased nutrition via changes in farming practices,  
    • Increased water pollution due to changes in water treatment and transport. 

    And the list is very, very long. 

    In this case then, we may see people of a house or town or city, becoming sick in stages, first one person, then a few, then more. 

    However, there is NO infectious un-ease. 

    Rather, the different individuals are reaching the point of un-ease at different times. 

    And some people may never reach dis-ease at all. 

    These people are more robust and perhaps more balanced, think: eating a healthy, balanced diet, taking beneficial exercise, avoiding excessive worry, etc. 

    We know the above from our own intellect and perception. 

    However, there are some very money-hungry people who want you to believe something VERY different. 

    The Invisible Killer Squirrel

    WANTED: Dead or Alive!

    We are born not knowing anything. 

    There are some people who teach their children good things, beneficial knowledge to help them understand what is happening around them and how to act accordingly, 

    However, there are other people who are not like this. 

    They know that in teaching other people falsehood there are easy ways of taking people’s wealth. 

    One way, is by using The Invisible Killer Squirrel Model. 

    See, the model of un-ease that is taught in the West goes like this: 

    “How you treat your body doesn’t matter. 

    What you eat, doesn’t matter. 

    How much exercise you do, doesn’t matter. 

    How much pollution you take in, doesn’t matter. 

    Vitamins and minerals don’t matter either. 

    All that matters is avoiding “Disease””. 

    “Disease”

    In the West, “Disease” is the name given to an invisible ravenous organism that jumps from person to person. 

    Like the squirrel, it is nimble, able to move over large distances quickly and difficult to capture.

    Though there is one major difference –  it feeds on human health.

    See, the people of the town were fine before “Disease” came along (so they claim!) 

    Yes, the people had been eating unhealthy food. 

    Yes, they hadn’t been exercising at all. 

    Yes, they were constantly worried and pessimistic. 

    Yes, they were harming themselves and other people. 

    But they were fine. 

    Until “Disease” came to town. 

    First it jumped to one person and then two and three. 

    People started to avoid the afflicted, fearing that the IKS (Invisible Killer Squirrel) would nibble them next. 

    Chaos!

    What can we do?

    People even started to give the IKS names, you might know some of them.

    Then, the drug companies came along. 

    “We’ve figured it out! 

    See, what’s happening to your bodies, this un-ease you are experiencing, it’s not your fault!

    It’s not because of your actions, it’s not by way of your surroundings either! You don’t need to change!

    You’ve just been attacked by an invisible organism called “Disease”

    And good news, we know the cure!

    And it is this one, single [pill/injection/treatment] which only we own and sell! 

    And it costs ONLY “$$$$$$$$$$$.”

    Wake Up

    Are we getting the picture? 

    There is no infectious dis-ease. 

    If you treat your body well, you will be at ease. 

    If you treat it unwell, you will be at un-ease. 

    From the mercy of The All Mighty Creator upon us is that He has created ways and means to return us back to ease and balance. 

    Take responsibility for yourself, health and wealth before someone else.

    Closing

    The Messenger of God, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, said,

    “There is no infection, no safar, no hama.” 

    A desert Arab said: “God’s Messenger, how is it that when the camel is in the sand it is like a deer – then a camel afflicted with scab mixes with it and it is affected by sub?” 

    He said: “Who infected the first one?”

    Authenticated by Muslim

    May God extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.


    P.S.

    Perhaps we should go over some additional miconceptions. 

    What About “Such and Such” Disease?

    Dis-ease or un-ease is a state of being that comes on over time and it comes before the return to ease mechanisms. 

    People over time have studied the particular set of return to ease mechanisms in different times and places (which is actually the body flushing toxins and diverting resources in an attempt to return to health) and given these different names. 

    So it goes like this: 

    1. Harmful lifestyle,
    2. Accumulation of negative effects,
    3. Triggering of the return to ease processes, by God’s Permission,
    4. Ease.

    So people, by their lack of knowledge (or lack of wanting it) have ignored all the steps, except Step 3 (the return to ease processes). 

    They study the person during their return to health, write down all the different return to ease processes they can observe (which they call “symptoms”) and give this set off mechanisms a name –

    This includes things such as Leprosy and AIDS. 

    However, at no point does this collection of return to ease mechanisms become an actual living organism that begins to jump from person to person. 

    If you live the same life as someone else, don’t be surprised if you experience the same consequences as that person. 

    Same lack of nutrition, same taking in of pollution – don’t be surprised if your return to ease processes are very similar. 

    No, this lack of health didn’t become a living breathing organism that jumped from one person to another. 

    This is like someone saying, 

    “I passed by a homeless person on the street and now I’m poor – I must have caught poverty from him.”

    No, rather, you made bad decisions in your life and now you are experiencing the consequences of that (a reminder for the writer also!) 

    What About Testing For Viruses?

    Viruses are created by the body to help return the body to ease. 

    Testing positive for viruses does not means you are at un-ease. 

    You may still have them in your body from a previous period of return to ease.

    What About “Incurable” Dis-ease?

    God is Able to do all things.

    There is no disease except that God has sent down the cure for it.

    Leave harmful thoughts, statements and actions.

    Move away from pollution to a healthy area.

    Change your diet from unhealthy to healthy.

    Let us know what happens.

    Not suprisingly, the people who talk about “incurable diseases” don’t use this model.

    They take a person experiencing the consequences of a harmful lifestyle – a wake-up call that something needs to change – and instead give them drugs that cause the very state of un-ease that they claim they are trying to help them move away from.

    Also unsuprisingly: these drugs are very expensive.

    What About Fluid Transfer?

    As regards taking actual harmful material from one organism and injecting it into someone (cough), then this will mean adding to the pollutants in the second person. 

    Will it be enough for them to go to un-ease? 

    It depends on the state of the person, like with all other toxins. 

    So if someone were to travel from one side of the world to another, meet a person experiencing the set of return to ease mechanisms commonly called Leprosy, cut themselves open, take some of the harmful material from the body of the person at un-ease (perhaps containing the pollutants that were being cleansed from the body by way of the return to ease mechanisms) then put that harmful material into their body – this would be like having an increase in pollution back home. 

    Maybe they will move to unease (and become in need of return to ease mechanisms) or maybe not. 

    What About Normal Mixing? 

    As for touching, fluid transfer, air transfer, etc? 

    Where is the proof that people at un-ease breathe out enough toxic material to send someone else to un-ease?


    Don’t worry, we’re happy to wait. 

  • Is a Wealth Manager Worth It?

    You are a wealth manager. 

    What you do with your wealth is your responsibility. 

    You have to choose to spend it upon the most important of things first, then the next most important and then the next, in that manner. 

    But what if we have surplus wealth, how should we invest it? 

    Should we give it to someone else to do that for us? 

    Is a Wealth Manager Worth It?

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants. 

    All praise belongs to God, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family, companions and whoever follows guidance until the Day of Judgement. 

    To proceed, 

    We came into this world alone and we will leave it alone. 

    All that remains from the time for our actions is between these two.

    To prepare ourselves best for our life and what comes after, let’s look at how we use our wealth – yes, it is important. 

    The wealth we have been given is a blessing that is there for us to use to help us act upon the knowledge we have been given. 

    Correct action upon authentic knowledge is the path of success and the wealth we have been given is just a means to help us upon that journey. 

    Naturally, we can see from the above that our time is very limited. 

    One of the ways of benefitting from our wealth is that we give it to someone else who has knowledge and ability we don’t have in order that they use it upon beneficial practices. 

    But before we can look into this, we must be certain that such a person is in fact able and trustworthy enough, for us to entrust, with what we have been given of wealth. 

    So how do we do that? 

    Ask

    The answer for the one who does not have knowledge is to ask. 

    The most important affair to ask about is the affair of our Creator. 

    The Giver of Life and Death, The One Who does whatever He wills. 

    Surely spending wealth without knowing what pleases Him or angers Him, is futile. 

    How can we spend wealth in ways that displease the Creator, when it belongs to Him and to Him we are going to return? 

    He is The One, The Irresistible, The Possessor of Great Bounty. 

    He is The One Who has given us whatever of wealth we have right now, and He is The Inheritor. 

    The Originator and Maintainer of all the ways and means, The Clear and Manifest One, The Truth.

    If we spend whatever we have to please Him, he will grant us manifest increase – even if our wealth is little. 

    But, if we spend it instead on what displeases HIm, then it will be for us regret and steps towards our own destruction unless He showers us with His mercy. 

    Have we not seen that God creates from the plants and the crops those exceeding others, though they are watered by way of the same clouds and fed by way of the same soil. 

    Is not The One Who does all that, More Knowing of how we should spend? 

    The People of Knowledge

    وَمَآ أَرْسَلْنَا قَبْلَكَ إِلَّا رِجَالًا نُّوحِىٓ إِلَيْهِمْ فَسْـَٔلُوٓا۟ أَهْلَ ٱلذِّكْرِ إِن كُنتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ

    And We did not send before you (O Muḥammad) except men to whom We revealed (scripture), so ask the people of the remembrance if you do not know. 

    The Noble Qur’an 21:7

    We are born not knowing anything and many don’t learn. 

    We have to ask to learn, but who? 

    The people of knowledge. 

    From the blessings of the All-Mighty, The All-Wise upon us is that he has preserved for us until this day of ours, people of knowledge who have inherited the knowledge which He, The Blessed and Most High, sent down to the finality of His Prophets and Messengers. 

    You have been created to please your Creator Who is not in need of you; The First, The Last, The Provider, The Rich, Free of All Needs. 

    Your heart has a desperate need for this knowledge, for this light by way of which you may see the truth and navigate yourself among mankind to the paths of peace, by The Lord’s Permission. 

    Going to these individuals, the trustworthy, upright scholars upon the religion of Abraham is upon you, O seeker of the truth. 

    They will teach you, by God’s Permission, those affairs that are most pleasing to your Creator (that you worship none but Him alone – Monotheism) and those affairs which are most displeasing to your Creator (disbelief [to cover His clear favours upon you] and polytheism [to direct the gratitude He deserves {worship} to other than Him]) 

    Remember, that the wealth you have been granted is a trust, it is not yours forever nor will it make you remain in this world forever. 

    Use it upon the most important of affairs and depend for your worldly affairs upon The Trustworthy Disposer of Affairs – is He not more Knowing of how to direct them than us?

    Spend

    You have been provided for your entire life and you have not needed to create your provision. 

    God is The Provider, Who creates for us our provision, by ways and means He is Most Knowledgable regarding. 

    The person of intellect then, places his trust and reliance upon The Trustworthy Disposer of Affairs, turning their heart to him, realising that what they have been given of knowledge is little and their Lord’s mercy encompasses all things, and He is swift in punishment. 

    Turning the heart to the Lord, acknowledging our poverty before Him and how desperate and needy we are of His granting us success in this world and His moving the creation around us in ways that aid us upon His religion and not upon the ways that displease him, lest we let ourselves be fooled and become a people upon whom destruction is justified. 

    We then act, with a heart turned to its Originator, upon the most important of affairs first, the pillars of submission to Him, establishing them, leaving off distractions and misplaced emotions. 

    There may arise within a person at these times, feelings or doubts that call one to actions other than this, did you think that you would not be tested?

    Despite these feeling the person of intellect continues upon what pleases The Creator and seeks from Him the purification of his self, surroundings and wealth. 

    Whoever fears Him – He will grant for him a way out, make easy for him his affair and provide for him from ways he could not imagine. 

    However, for the one who has been beguiled and turns their heart instead to the ways and means, the tiring actions, instead of The Lord, The Most High, then for them is a life of restriction and they will be left to their weak, insignificant actions – in darkness, with a heart of poverty no matter what surrounds them. 

    Spend, O slave of God! There does not remain much of your life, and the hereafter is better and more lasting. 

    Moving Forward

    We hope that at this point you will have taken an admonition and have submitted to The Lord of The Worlds or wish to be pointed in that direction – for the latter, read How To Become a Muslim.

    For those who have submitted, welcome to the path of The All-Mighty, The All-Praiseworthy. 

    Now that you have submitted and set a beneficial routine of sitting oneself at the feet of the trustworthy Orthodox Scholars, the concerns about your wealth will naturally have begun to fall away. 

    God, The Blessed and Most High, The One Who Guides, has subjected to you what is in the heavens and the earth for you to use to establish His religion. 

    Knowledge, Air, Water, Food, Housing, Marriage, Companionship, Community… from all of these are things which are helpful and those which are harmful. 

    The One Who has placed in your heart the light of faith has permitted to you the best of what surrounds you of fortresses, weapons and soldiers to fortify yourself with and protect you from the ways that earn His displeasure, the chief deceiver and his army. 

    God, The Bestower, is Near to His servants, He is The One who answers the slave when he calls upon Him. 

    If you use what He has granted you to please Him, then He will give you more, and He is One Who grants manifold increase to whom He wills, The One Who puts forward whatever He wills.

    Soon there will come to you a day that you cannot avoid, where upon your soul will be taken – that soul which is taken every night when you sleep – but this time you will not return to the abode of deeds. 

    If you protected and sought increase in your faith then you will increase in peace and ease in this life and upon being relieved of your station, will be plunged into immediate bliss and happiness. 

    Is the recompense for good anything but good?

    All praise and thanks belong to God, The Lord of The Worlds, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.

  • How To Live a Natural, Healthy Life

    Reflect

    You have been created from the earth, you will be returned to it and you cannot escape from it. 

    From the things that surround us are those which are helpful and those which are harmful. 

    We have a need for the beneficial things that have been placed around us, and we have a need for avoiding the harmful things around us. 

    So where do we start?

    How To Live a Healthy, Natural Life? 

    We have a desperate need for knowledge which is greater than our need for food and water. 

    Without it we are in darkness and cannot find a way out. 

    No way of knowing the helpful from the harmful, no way of living in line with the creation, which is just an effect of the actions of The Creator. 

    Without knowledge we cannot be at peace, cannot find it and are far away from a natural, healthy life. 

    Living a natural, healthy life begins first with the most important and fundamental knowledge there is, that which is the means of giving life to the hearts, that which we are in the greatest need of, desperate, and that which the healthy hearts long for more than any other type of knowledge. 

    The Creator

    The Creator has always existed and always will exist. 

    He is Perfect and All Praise Worthy, not in need of the creation and separate from it. 

    He creates whenever He wills and has been doing so forever and will do so forever. 

    He is The Disposer of Affairs, The Most Merciful above His slaves, to them Most Generous. 

    From His Mercy and Favours to them is His creating the Heavens and The Earth and everything that is in them, subjecting it to them and His creating us from it for a great and mighty purpose. 

    He is The Lord and Nurturer of the Heavens and The Earth, from His Mercy is His sending to us prophets and messengers that inform us of how to please Him. 

    Whoever pleases him will have been guided to the truly healthy, natural life. 

    Acting with that which pleases the Disposer of Affairs, The One with Complete control of everything,

    He knows every helpful thing in the heavens and the earth and He uses them however He wills. 

    To aid a servant upon guidance or to misguide the one deserving of that. 

    We have a need for being healthy and living in a way that is in line with the creation around us, but we first need to take a way to The Creator. 

    If we do so, He will turn the creation around us to support us upon that. 

    However, if we do not establish His Right – that we worship none except Him – then no amount of healthy, natural products, habits or surroundings will help us. 

    Becoming Firmly Rooted

    أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ ضَرَبَ ٱللَّهُ مَثَلًا كَلِمَةً طَيِّبَةً كَشَجَرَةٍ طَيِّبَةٍ أَصْلُهَا ثَابِتٌ وَفَرْعُهَا فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ

    “See you not how God sets forth a parable? – A goodly word as a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches (reach) to the sky

    تُؤْتِىٓ أُكُلَهَا كُلَّ حِينٍۭ بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهَا وَيَضْرِبُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَذَكَّرُونَ

    Giving its fruit at all times, by the Leave of its Lord and God sets forth parables for mankind in order that they may remember.

    وَمَثَلُ كَلِمَةٍ خَبِيثَةٍ كَشَجَرَةٍ خَبِيثَةٍ ٱجْتُثَّتْ مِن فَوْقِ ٱلْأَرْضِ مَا لَهَا مِن قَرَارٍ

    And the example of a bad word is like a bad tree, uprooted from the surface of the earth, not having stability.

    يُثَبِّتُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ بِٱلْقَوْلِ ٱلثَّابِتِ فِى ٱلْحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَفِى ٱلْءَاخِرَةِ وَيُضِلُّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ وَيَفْعَلُ ٱللَّهُ مَا يَشَآءُ

    God will keep firm those who believe, with the word that stands firm in this world (i.e. they will keep on worshipping God alone and none else), and in the Hereafter. And God will cause to go astray those who are wrongdoers, and God does what He wills.”

    The Noble Qur’an 14:24-7

    With turning to The Creator, attesting with the heart and tongue that none has the right to be worshipped except Him and that Muhammad is His slave and messenger, life has been given to the heart of the servants – the heart in great and dire need of knowing and affirming the names and attributes of The Lord, The Most Merciful. 

    For the one who has been granted understanding, a healthy heart and an unhealthy body is Abundant Grace and a garden upon the earth, whereas the unhealthy heart and the healthy body is a calamity, a terrifying prospect for the person with intellect. 

    Now that we have established the connection with the creator, the seed of faith has been planted in the heart and the first pillar of submission to its Originator firmly rooted we move to the second pillar, the five daily prayers of the day and the night. 

    With this, we establish the most beneficial of the bodily actions in faith, the humility, submissiveness, fear and love of The AlMighty become manifest upon the limbs and The All Praiseworthy has turned our body (after our tongue and limbs) towards Him in the legislated positions that please Him. 

    Closer we become to Him, The Blessed and Most High. 

    From His Great Grace upon us is He is establishing along with the establishment of the prayer a wealth of benefits both in the next and this life.

    These are from the ways and means that The All-Wise Creator uses to aid us upon His worship and not a reason for us to establish it. 

    From the religious ways and means are, the making the servant humble before The Lord, the remembrance of the temporary nature of this life and the mindfulness of the servant of The All-Seeing Witness. 

    From the worldly benefits are the alignment of the servants with the rotation of the sun around the face of the earth (correcting the circadian rhythm),  the abstaining from wasteful habits like staying up all night without good reason or sleeping through two of the most beneficial portions of the day (the last third of the night and the early day) and the making supple of the body. 

    (Consider that the common mobility issues throughout the western world are where? 

    Difficulty in:

    Hamstring tightness – or lack of bowing to The Lord?

    Front shoulder and chest tightness – or lack of prostrating to The Lord?

    Relaxing the shoulders back and down – or lack of standing for The Lord?

    What comes after this is deepening in knowledge of The Religion ordained by The Protector, and striving to please Him.

    Now that the servant’s heart is turned to The Creator, the flames of desires will begin to fall away from the heart and the servants may be granted success in seeing this creation for what it is and all of nature and the creation upon its true reality. 

    That it is created by The Bestower and subjected to us that we might use it as an aid upon obedience to HIm. 

    Naturally, knowledge comes before speaking and acting, and knowing how to use the creation properly upon our journey to The Day of Standing is useful no doubt, in its proper place. 

    We might, on our path to The Lord require some worldly knowledge to help us past a roadblock or to establish something obligatory from the rights of The Lord upon us or the rights of the creation around us. 

    Before all of this comes the obligatory charity (2.5% of one’s wealth for the one who owns over the minimum required amount). 

    From the benefits of this are the reminding the servant that their wealth is a trust and that there are rights upon it: that you spend it in what pleases the Creator and do not become miserly, holding back for fear of decrease, verily He provides for us, our family and all the creation together. 

    The World

    Upon reflection, there are benefits to natural, health things, those closer to the form they appear on the earth are easy upon our bodies and souls. 

    Taking from our surroundings what is sufficient for our needs and closer to its original unaltered form is in general the more beneficial thing for us. 

    In many places throughout the world now, the hearts have turned away from The Lord, and He is The Truth, and towards desires inculcated in them by way of their harmful actions and then by way of those who encourage them. 

    Their lives have become complicated and now they have complicated problems. 

    So let’s look at a series of lifestyle changes one might make to move to a healthy, natural life, to aid us upon the worship of The Beneficent Bestower of Bounties.

    With all of the below, make sure to replace and to remove the more complicated away from yourselves and families that we might avoid backsliding. 

    Make sure to take a realistic stock of where you are, what you have at your disposal and to put the most important things first.

    Air

    There has appeared in the air of nations given to industry, pollutants and things which may make the normal functioning of the body more difficult. 

    One might consider moving to a place more rural (if the level of religion is not reduced) and taking from the ease of the body and brain (the heart’s delegated control system) that may be experienced there.

    Failing the above, one may look to use an Air Purifier. 

    In addition to the above, we will want to make sure that we are not making the air more complicated ourselves. 

    This means avoiding products that involve the releasing of complicated elements into the air, such as deodorants. air fresheners, etc. 

    These products have certain benefits, though they do have harms that come along with them.  

    To avoid these, let us look instead to more natural products. 

    For bodily smells, look at salt deodorants and essential oils as perfumes. 

    Increasing upon the above, then for premade perfume, perhaps the like of Al-Sunnah perfumes in the UK who appear to use more natural ingredients. 

    As for the air in closed spaces, then the air purifiers mentioned above may help, and extractor fans in bathrooms for example. 

    For adding beneficial smells, consider natural incense sticks or bakhoor in well-ventilated areas. 

    Water

    Covered in previous posts, spring water if you can, transported in glass if you are able. 

    Food

    Eating foods closest to their natural state, think: 

    Few ingredients

    Untreated with chemicals (organic) 

    Raw as possible

    As naturally raised as possible (free-range, etc) 

    Most importantly, focus on the big before the small, the food types first at a beneficial few (keep energy high with the likes of dates, etc to aid dietary transition) 

    Radiation

    Many things around us now emit radiation which can make living more complicated, let’s try to minimize them. 

    These include electronic devices in general, including the commonly thought of (WiFi, Touch Screen Phones, Bluetooth earphones and headsets for example) 

    Only have these if you have an actual need for them and then use airplane mode and turn them off whenever you do not need them. 

    Household

    For cleaning, look to natural soaps like this and to create a liquid soap, simply place them in a used honey jar with hot water and leave a little while. 

    For families, practice patience and gentleness and perhaps give new natural things as a gift and mention that you care about them. 

    Companions

    Choose those who remind you of the Creator and are simple in speech. 

    Remind you of The Creator, encourage you upon goodness and are transparent. 

    Simple

    How To Live a Healthy, Natural Life

    May God grant you guidance, expand for you your chest, make simple for you your life, good your end and easy your standing. 

    May God extol His messenger in the highest company of The Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether. 

  • Why Should We Chew Our Food Properly?

    You have been given teeth for a reason. 

    If we live an unbalanced life, this will show in our intelligence, our health and our appearance. 

    This includes chewing. 

    If we don’t chew our food properly we will very likely be putting our mind, body and self in a more difficult situation. 

    Why Should You Chew Your Food Properly?

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants.

    Verily all praise belongs to God, may He extol His messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether. 

    To proceed, 

    We have been given teeth for a reason, we should use them properly.

    If we don’t and instead rush through eating food then this leads to a number of different issues which we go through below. 

    Just know that your limbs have been connected to your heart and mind and how you use your body has effects on your character, your life and those around you. 

    Your Body Will Have To Work Harder 

    If we don’t do the chewing, our bodies will have to put in work instead. 

    We are in need of the benefits that God has placed in food, and if we don’t use the teeth He has given us to chew our food and make things easy for our bodies – our bodies are going to have to put in the work for us instead. 

    Naturally, not chewing food properly and adequately “cutting down” the work our bodies have to do – which only requires a little patience (more on that later) and exercise (beneficial for ourselves and our bodies) – will mean that we have not taken from that meal the benefits we should have. 

    And this isn’t just restricted to the nutritional benefits either. 

    If one carefully selects a meal from the best of foods available to them, sits up straight whilst not leaning, takes a properly sized mouthful at a time and chews the food to a consistency easy upon the body to digest – they will have been granted a higher level of manners (which are from the foundations of human interactions), freed up your bodily resources for higher tasks (see below) and may actually finish a meal feeling lighter than before starting it. 

    All of the above is important when you consider that:

    Your Body Has Limited Resources 

    We only have limited resources. 

    We have to use them wisely if we want to arrive at the best destination. 

    If we do not chew our food properly, the resources that we should be using for intelligence tasks are instead having to be diverted to break down, digest or transport food that we didn’t treat properly. 

    We only have so much blood and energy, etc, and there are, in addition, certain resources in the body which do not replenish. 

    This means once they are gone we cannot replace them. 

    And don’t forget, our time is limited. 

    When our finite resources are up, so is our time in the world. 

    If we rush through heavy meals without being patient, not deliberating and arriving at the best course of action for how to take our sustenance – we may instead experience tiredness, sluggishness and find it harder to be as intelligent. 

    We aren’t going to receive this time back. 

    We only have so many days left in our life to prepare for what comes after it. 

    Do we really have enough to start giving it away, only so we don’t chew as much? 

    You Will Become Less Attractive 

    Defined faces are more attractive. 

    Chewing properly is one of the ways to arrive at this by God’s Permission.

    There are a number of mechanisms here. 

    Firstly, more developed jaw muscles in of themselves are more attractive (male and females alike) 

    And following on from the above, developed jaw muscles aid in the keeping up of the upper jaw bone structure, moving the cheekbones up and forward. 

    It is noticeable that when civilisations move towards comfort and industrialisation, the facial structure of the people becomes weaker and less attractive as well as teething problems becoming apparent which were not an issue previously. 

    There is a combination of nutritional and chewing deficiencies here, a topic for a different article.

    Yes, it is possible to change (for better or worse) bone structure later in life. 

    To do so you will want high intakes of Vitamin D3, K2 (MK7 and MK4) and moderate calcium. 

    Make sure you keep a clear nose, breathe through it, avoid inflammatory foods – and chew your food properly. 

    You Will Lose Out On Patience

    “No one has been given such a gift better and more ample than patience.”

    The Messenger of God, Reported by Bukhari

    If you rush you only become further from the goal. 

    Whatever the motivation is for wanting to finish mouthfuls quickly, this is not the way to things becoming better or easier.

    Careful deliberation is from God and haste is from His enemy. 

    If we rush and use haste, we are missing out on careful deliberating, using intelligence to acquire knowledge, arrive at the best course of action, break the task down into manageable chunks (not just food here) and then set an even course which one might continue upon for their life and by way of that reach the goal. 

    Imagine two people. 

    They both need to dig a big hole. 

    The one person become too excited and rushes straight into acting. 

    They go to their hands and knees and begin digging with their hands alone. 

    When questioned why, they reply, “I need to dig a hole!” 

    The other thinks and deliberates, “What is the best way I might go about this?” 

    So he goes and hires a digger and finishes the hole in ten minutes instead of ten days at ten hours a day of his companion. 

    Now they have more time and energy for the higher-level tasks. 

    Or consider perhaps, that we need to take in sustenance to nourish our bodies and fuel action. 

    One rushes to take in whatever they feel like and then return to their life or whatever it is they use their time for. 

    The other seeks knowledge and deliberates, arrives at the best, most nutritionally dense meals they can come to with their resources then chews them properly, helping their body. 

    After their meals they are lighter, they avoid the various illnesses associated with overeating and they become more intelligent over time by way of intelligent food choices. 

    A few years down the line, this one has increased in knowledge, intellect, health (and likely as a consequence of the above, by God’s Permission, wealth and beneficial interpersonal relationships). 

    And the other? 

    Matters That May Help With The Above 

    Let’s not wrap up this article before including a few things which may help one upon the above, the Path of Seeker of Truth. 

    A Diet of Nutrient-Dense, Whole Foods

    When the actions of the people turn away from what is right, blessings are removed. 

    One of such blessings are the blessings in food.

    Today harmful actions are at a high, so it is even more important than before that we are careful which foods we choose to use. 

    To aid one’s self upon taking an even path, take a simple, whole food diet. 

    This means to have a short list of whole (not watered down or refined) foods that when eaten in small amounts are a means for fulfilling one’s nutritional needs. 

    For a better idea of some you might wish to choose, read: what is a balanced diet

    Reflection 

    Reflect, that everything is in the control of The Creator. 

    He created everything with predecree, He tied causes to effects and He sent down the guidance. 

    The Disposer of the affairs has taught mankind the path to safety and security in this life and what comes after. 

    He created you after having been nothing worth mentioning, then He gave you seeing and hearing and a heart of understanding. 

    Will you use them to acquire knowledge and act upon it – the most important of that being what The Creator has sent down – 

    Or would you rush into darkness and then wonder why there are all these difficulties and wonder what is the way out? 

    “Careful deliberation is from God, and haste is from Satan.” 

    The Messenger of God, Collected by Al- Albani in As-Saheehah

    Be smart. 

    God has assigned for patience what He has not assigned for haste. 

    Consider, that by way of true patience one’s affairs will begin to be improved in this life, and in the next they will be joined with the righteous. 

    By way of true patience (choosing what pleases The Lord and Nurturer over what pleases one’s self), The Most Generous will make one’s life better and better. 

    Why rush?

    May God extol His messenger in the highest company fo the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether. 

  • Is Public Relations a Growing Field?

    Everyone has to do Public Relations. 

    Today, PR may never been easier and more destructive at the same time. 

    But is it growing?

    Yes, today everyone is their own PR agent.

    Is Public Relations a Growing Field? 

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants  

    Verily, all praise and thanks belong to God, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions, and whoever follows them, 

    To proceed, 

    The first person’s PR we should consider improving before anyone else’s is our own. 

    We obviously need to interact with others, so naturally we want to have good public relations and not bad public relations. 

    The thing is, PR is deeper than just considering what we post online, etc. 

    It starts with Why we do what we do, What we keep in our hearts, How we use them and then this just comes out on the tongue and limbs anyway. 

    This is the same for people and for businesses. 

    And don’t be surprised if before other people give you responsibility over their pubilic relations, they look first at your public relations. 

    What is in your heart (your belief, loving and hating) will come out on your tongue and on your limbs and interactions. 

    What is on your tongue, limbs (including typing fingers) will effect other people, by their seeng, hearing or sensing.

    However, when some people think about PR they just think about coordinated publicity statements and content, but this is like a plaster (band-aid). 

    If we are focused on a certain activity in reality, but you try and put on a different *public image*, this is a huge waste of time and resources. 

    Much simpler – and what you should do – is correct what is in your heart first, then your statements and actions will follow suit. 

    Then you will not have to spend effort crafting a public image, you will just naturally make certain posts and publications, etc, as part of acting upon what is in your heart. 

    So before we start looking into the growing nature of Public Relatuions, we really need to figure out and be certain in what our *why* is.

    Why? 

    Why do you care about what the public think about you? 

    I’m not talking about skin-deep either. 

    I’m talking about following that chain until we find what is really moving your heart. 

    Do you care about what the public think because it makes you feel good? 

    If so, what will keep you upon that if your feelings change? 

    Is it because you actually want money and power and you are simply using the public as a means to attain that? 

    If so, you will ultimately be exposed and it will all have been for nothing. 

    Or is it because you want to provide value to the public, and would like to learn the best practices for doing that and common mistakes to avoid? 

    This is better, but before that we need to go a layer deeper. 

    If we aren’t firmly rooted, when the world comes our way (money, power, status, etc) don’t be surprised if our heart starts to turn towards it instead of towards what is right. 

    Yes, we know instinctively that being nice to other people is good and right, but if we don’t fortifiy this inclination and strengthen it with knowledge and beneficial habits, we may very soon be overcome with desires or doubts. 

    Desires like: selling out your audience for a sponsorship. 

    Or cutting corners with your product/service, reducing the value you provide to others. 

    And doubts may be excuses that come to you to justify the above.

    So why is it right to benefit others? 

    Benelovance

    You have been receiving benefits your whole life. 

    You were originally a drop of a fluid emitted. 

    Then you were shaped into a clot and then a morsel of flesh. 

    Then you were giving a soul and formed into a baby. 

    You were given a natural inclination to the truth, loving it and anticipating what is right. 

    Then you were nurtured through various stages until you were intelligent to hear speech and understand it. 

    Then you became mature and able to distinguish between right and wrong. 

    Then, you have been (or will be) tested by different desires for the world around you. 

    Money, marriage, authority, there is not one of us except that he has a longing for something of the world built in him. 

    However, some of us have been blessed to have received knowledge that has not come to many. 

    See, without knowledge and good actions, people just become base, desirous individuals who are manipulated by certain people and groups who have become skilled at that. 

    (Think, ad campaigns, revolutions, propoganda…).

    So we have to acquire knowledge of the most important affairs and become firmly rooted individuals and make the most of our life before it’s end. 

    Were You Create By Nothing? 

    Were you created by nothing? 

    Or did you create yourself? 

    If we don’t have a certain belief about your own creation, what are we certain about?

    Obviously we weren’t created by ourselves, as before we existed we were nothing and nothing doesn’t have the ability required to create anything. 

    Nor the knowledge, will or wisdom. 

    So Who does? 

    Who has the ability to create the sky, the earth and everything in between them? 

    Who has the ability to create plants and humans from seed and emitted fluid, to utilise benefits in our surroundings in growth and repair and become moving creatures formed of food and drink?

    Who has sent prophets and messengers continually teaching mankind what is beneficial for them and what is harmful to them, teaching them about The Creator, what came before them and where they are going?

    He has not created us without a purpose and He has created ways and means, cause and effect mechanisms within the creation which cannot be escaped from. 

    Every action we perform has an effect. 

    The Disposer of Affairs

    Since we know that the whole creation has over it The All-Knowing, All-Wise Creator and Owner – we know that nothing happens except what He wills. 

    So if we want to make the most of public relations (have patience, this is way down the list of priorities) – we first have to please The Disposer of Affairs. 

    If you please Him He will aid you with what is best for you from the world around you. 

    If you please Him, He will cause the people to be pleased with you.

    However, if you try and make the people pleased with you (while He created and controls them) while not consdiering The Creator – this is clearly misguidance. 

    All praise and thanks are to God who has made in this time a wealth of tools we might use to aid us upon pleasing Him, however, we need to be ready first. 

    Where Do We Go From Here? 

    To Your Lord.

    Once you have turned to Him completely and away from what displeases Him and become firmly rooted, then here are a few tools you might use to help you upon that. 

    Don’t worry, God Willing, we will still be here when you return.

  • What To Do With Money Sitting in The Bank?

    Use it properly.

    Every minute your money is in the bank it is becoming worth less and less and less. 

    Money is there to be spent. 

    It is a token for exchanging wealth within a society. 

    If you don’t spend it, it loses value. 

    And if you spend it properly, more will come to you in return. 

    How does this work? Let’s have a look:

    Money

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants. 

    Verily, all praise and thanks belong to God, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the angels and grant him peace, his family, companions and whoever follows guidance until the Day of Judgment. 

    To proceed, 

    Money is a wealth transfer token. 

    It is used to represent wealth that we use to take part in wealth transfer. 

    We have a house, but we need food, so we use money to help us acquire what we need by using what we already have, dividing that value up into parts. 

    Know, that there are a series of mechanisms within the creation that means the outcome for the one who holds onto money, is that it will be taken from him. 

    These cause and effect mechanisms include: 

    • The continuing printing of money in circulation whilst your money stays the same. 
    • The stealing of money under different names (taxes, insurance, etc). 
    • The partaking of the people in unlawful transactions (like usury [interest]) resulting in a massive increase in asset cost (land, houses, cars, rent, phones, jewellery, etc).

    With asset value going up and the value of your money going down, holding onto money is not the answer…

    Spending

    So you have realised that the money you have is there to be spent. 

    There was likely originally some wealth, and then a currency was introduced and applied to that wealth at a determined value. 

    Then the currency was traded for that wealth. 

    You see, to leave the money in this stage is a big mistake. 

    Wealth was traded for money, which should then be traded again for another item of greater value than what we traded the money for.

    Not to hoard up pieces of paper or numbers on a screen (that are decreasing in value over time)!

    The main point of money is to help us trade one thing which we value for something else which we value more. 

    Not to permanently keep our wealth as bits of paper or numbers on a screen.

    If we continue to hold onto these our net worth may eventually be worth what they are (i.e. not very much). 

    So what should we do with the money we have in the bank? 

    Use It

    So nowadays we are in the situation that many of us actually need to use a bank for transactions, receiving payments, etc. 

    This is not an ideal situation, but we have to act accordingly. 

    If you can use simply an online money tool like PayPal instead then this is better. 

    The whole point of our online account is just to facilitate transactions (wealth transfer). 

    And the intention of wealth transfer is to trade something that we have for something that we need more. 

    So now we are prepped for spending, how should we spend and what should we spend upon? 

    To find out what to spend on we have to correct our values first, else every decision that we make with money will not be correct. 

    Value 

    How do we decide the value of a thing? 

    Simply put, it is based off how we perceive this to aid us to arrive at where we want to go. 

    For example, if you are very short on wealth, you may happily sell some tech items to buy food, as at that time food is more helpful in your path than them. 

    So the value we place upon an object is made up from the destination we hope to use it to arrive towards. 

    We have to figure out where we want to go first. 

    Why do we do what we do? 

    Why do we go on living?

    What do we need out of life?

    How are we preparing for the end of our life? 

    Are we just covering it pretending it will not happen? 

    Or are we embracing it and preparing for it?

    You know the answers to these questions, and you need to take ownership of them and find the correct goal to strive towards and the correct actions to take in that direction, else your wealth will be taken from you. 

    The Correct Answers

    There are many people out there who don’t want you to know the truth. 

    They don’t want you to learn the correct answers to the above questions, they don’t want you to have certain belief and resolve about where you are going and how to take your way there. 

    Without this, our values will always be corrupt and so will our spending habits. 

    (Naturally, it shouldn’t take very much contemplating to figure out the sorts of people out there who would quite like this and try to lead us down a path they have chosen for us).

    How can we spend correctly if we don’t know where we are going, what we need to arrive there and what harmful things might try and prevent us in this path? 

    So here is the truth which many people don’t want you to know or reflect upon, we hope you will use this properly but I’m not responsible for you, you are.

    Let’s start off with fundamental basic truths that none can deny and then build up our values the correct way.

    Certainty

    Your life is going to finish. 

    Your wealth will go to someone else. 

    Your family will move on. 

    Is this all that you were created for?

    To pile up wealth for someone else, to die and it not benefit you?

    But wait, you know that all the wealth you have was created. 

    Whether a house, a car, money, they all had creators with the attributes required to build such a thing. 

    Then what about you, are you not more complex than pieces of paper or sand piled in bricks? 

    So who created you. 

    Did He create you just to play around, follow desires and then it all be for nothing? 

    Eternity

    God hasn’t left us to our own devices. 

    He has continually sent prophets and messengers to us to inform us about what comes after our worldly life. 

    Those who please Him, will spend eternity in bliss. 

    And those who displease Him will be recompensed according to what they used to do. 

    Should I not direct you to an action that if you did it would mean a return on investment that will never perish?

    Is the reward for good anything but good?

    The Path

    The True and Straight Path is the one to The Lord. 

    You have been created from a fluid and then from a clot and then from a morsel of flesh, and now you are here a person hearing and seeing and understanding. 

    You have been nurtured your whole life by One, All-Knowing, All-Wise. 

    Do you think if you sincerley take a path to Him, He will not reward you?

    Do you think if you single Him out in all worship, which is deserved by Him alone, that He will not take care of you?

    Is not the one who created the heavens and the earth, from it He created you, and into your body he placed a soul which He takes every night while you sleep, returning some and keeping others (in death) – is He not able to create them all again?

    Is He not able to create a Paradise as wide the heavens and the earth? 

    Will any enter it except those who have submitted to Him alone?

    Yourself

    Save yourself first. 

    Everything you see around you will perish. 

    And you. 

    Prove to me you will wake up tomorrow.

    Before you decide what to do with your wealth, you need to decide what to do with yourself. 

    Submit.

    May God extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.

  • The Negative Effects of Saving Money

    If all we do with money is save it, why should we be given any more?

    Money is there to be spent. 

    More numbers on a screen are not beneficial in their essence. 

    If all you do with the money you are given is hoard it and store it away, why should you be given any more?

    The Negative Effects of Saving Money

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants. 

    All praise and thanks belong to God, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the angels and grant him peace, his family and companions and whoever follows them, 

    To proceed, 

    Money is a great tool for providing value to other people. 

    If you spend it on good things, you have already begun to spread benefit to others.

    Now other people might use that money to take care of their needs. 

    However, if we leave it sitting in a bank account, who are we benefitting? 

    We aren’t investing it in ourselves, nor in our family, nor in our community. 

    The negative effects of saving money are so numerous we could not cover it, even in a number of articles. 

    Instead, let’s have a look at a brief overview of the harmful effects, starting close to home and later have a look at good change. 

    Yourself

    You have needs. 

    The society you live in will likely have agreed upon a certain currency to help people transfer wealth between each other. 

    You may now use money to seek after beneficial things to help you care for those needs. 

    Knowledge, belief, good actiions, intelligence, health, wealth and relationships, all of them may be aided by spending money in the right way. 

    However, if you don’t spend on things that might be a means of solving your problems and bringing you closer to a sound and complete person, why should you expect to become better? 

    You have been provided with sustenance your whole life, why should we now be afraid of not receiving any more?

    How many birds do you see hoarding up wealth, fearing a lack of provision? 

    You will likely have an amount of money in your possession which is from the effects of you or your predecessors having spent their time to provide value to other people. 

    Now it is time to use this money to bring to us things that might benefit us. 

    This way, we are benefitting ourselves, others and avoiding wasting our time. 

    However, if we spend some of our time to benefit others (perhaps a business or a job contract) then spend time finding ways to hide that money and not give it to others – you are stayng in the same place or going backwards. 

    What then, about the one who doesn’t spend money to the benefit of themself, their family or their community – and instead spends on harmful things to try and distract them from the truth. 

    Intoxicants, hamrful foods and drinks, misinformation and false speech (entertainment, music, television) – all of them harm intelligence and will result in moving backwards, becoming less effective and slipping back. 

    Soon, if one had been covering the truth for this time something will soon happen to them that they are unable to cover, losing a job contract, going out of business etc. 

    They didn’t spend to benefit themselves or others, now they are seeing their actions manifested in front of them. 

    Rather, there are those who spend money to misguide themselves and others, so what about them?

    The Path

    Let’s avoid all of the above. 

    Your life is going to finish soon, no amount of covering that fact will keep us around. 

    We have to increase in knowledge and correct action to make the most of our life – it is the abode of action. 

    Everything that comes after is recompense only. 

    You need to seek knowledge and act upon it. 

    However, there are enemies to you on this path. 

    They want us to choose the less beneficial actions, waste our time, do actions that are harmful to us, and ultimately commit polytheism (the ultimate form of ingratitude) and enter punishment in this life and the next. 

    We cannot protect ourselves except with knowledge. 

    We only recently entered the world and we had no knowledge. 

    Then we learnt that certain thoughts, actions and statements are harmful. 

    Some people then turn away from learning and try and distract themselves until their life is finished and they earn nothing of good. 

    And others commit themselves to learning what are the most beneficial things to them in this life and what comes after, taking a path of seeking that knowledge and acting upon it. 

    Your Sustenance

    Naturally, we will have to spend on thjis path. 

    If someone tried to go on a journey, using as little fuel as possible, don’t be surprised if they stall and never make it. 

    Our bodies require spending upon, our hearts, minds and limbs. 

    Our families and communities. 

    If we stop spending, problems will become bigger and bigger. 

    No amount of covering these will change anything. 

    And if you spend, it will come back to you.

    What Goes Around Comes Around

    So we know we need to spend money to preserve goodly thinsg, avert bad ones, remove bad things and seek benefits. 

    But how should we go about this? 

    How should we spend money?

  • What is Good Content Marketing?

    Providing content that is a means of solving people’s problems. 

    A lot of people think of content marketing the wrong way round. 

    They have a product or service they want to sell, then they create content to help people, but their underlying intention is just to sell a product or service on the backend. 

    Instead, we should be looking to just create content that helps other people, and that’s it. 

    Money will just come along with that.

    Working the other way limits you right from the start and you may never even be able to earn the trust you need to interact with others. 

    Good Content Marketing

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever Merciful to His believing servants

    All praise and thanks belong to God, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether. 

    As for what proceeds, 

    Good content helps other people. 

    It is not content that brings in lots of customers. 

    If your goal is just to reach a worldly goal — a certain amount of money or wealth, status or followers, etc.  once you have met an amount amassed you will be gone, your intentions exposed and your path made clear. 

    You would have sold the greatest reward for a deceiving enjoyment (thinking that it will last forever). 

    The creation of the heavens and the earth have rules and from them are that the recompense of a deed is its like. 

    If we then, simply focus on providing value to other people, then we will also be benefitted in return. 

    Why then worry about having to sell a particular product o service? 

    We should instead be focusing our worldly activity time on providing as much value as is reasonable to others. 

    This means leaving off money and doing what is best for yourself and others. 

    Writing the content you yourself would wish to benefit from, or your child or your mother if they were in the same position. 

    If you do enough of this, you will absolutely be provided for, 

    But you will be tested,

    What Do You Really Care About 

    You don’t need to tell us, but what do you really care about? 

    And don’t worry, if you don’t tell us, it will come out in your conent anyway. 

    People might think that they can hide what is in their chests, but The All-Knower of the Unseen and That Which is Seen knows it and He will expose it, 

    Your heart has been connected to your limbs, what is in it will show on them. 

    Whatever you build with them will likewise be a reflection of what was in your heart. 

    Do you want a short passing enjoyment, you wouldn’t be the first (look at Netflix, Facebook, Instagram…). 

    Or do you want a great reward that will never perish? 

    I can promise you the latter if you follow what is below, but if you become distracted by the first you will never make it.

    Sincerity

    To write great content, you will need to be sincere. 

    And I don’t just mean wanting the best for other people, deeper than that. 

    Why are you doing that? 

    If it is just because it feels good, what will you do when your feelings change, start harming people instead? 

    When your heart moves, so will your content. 

    People have been made with certain instincts and mechanisms, if they don’t trust you, why should they give you their wealth? 

    They have to hope for a greater reward in return for investing (their time or wealth) into what you are giving out. 

    So how can we trust people? 

    We know that most people simply follow their desires with no regard as to whether things are true or not.

    But you weren’t born like that. 

    You were born loving the truth and what is right and anticipating fairness. 

    All of us were born like this. 

    But something changed. 

    Along came all of these desirers, and the effects of our harmful actions reached us and we hadn’t prepared for that. 

    So we might have acted without knowledge and now we are on a path but we don’t realise it isn’t the one we should be on. 

    So what do we do? 

    There is only one way out of your intentions being for the worldly life:

    The Creator

    You know this website has a creator. 

    One who has certain attributes like (some) knowledge, ability, will and wisdom to have constructed it. 

    Then what is more difficult to create: this website, or the sky. 

    Surely it has a Creator with the Attributes of Perfect Knowledge, Wisdom, Ability and Wisdom. 

    Surely He is Most Just. 

    Verily He is The Originator, The Only One Deserving of Worship, The Great Provider, The One Possessing Tremendous Power, The Strong. 

    Know, that every cell in your body contains your own unique, personal code for your creation. 

    It is like a book that can be read backwards and forwards and contains intrucate instructions like the colour of your eyes and hair. 

    So who put that there? 

    Surely, They are All-Aware. 

    The Religion is Sincerity

    If you cannot be sincere to God, you cannot be sincere to His creation. 

    He created you, provided for you, nurtured you, how could we worship others besides Him?

    If He willed to destroy the angels and the prophets and the messengers altogether, who could stop Him? 

    And who can grant you money if He doesn’t wish for you to have it? 

    So who should we turn to in our worship, our asking, our living and our dying? 

    Cause and Effects

    If you provide value to others, God will provide for you. 

    We have been granted eyes and ears to gather information and a heart of understanding, let’s use them properly. 

    After singling out The Lord in our worship, let’s use them to make sure we create content in the most effective way possible.

    This means freeing up our time for higher rewarded tasks and only spending it on the most beneficial tasks per allotted time. 

    What opposes this are desires, and thank God, with Sincerity to Him and submitting to Him a full submission, this will become easier. 

    And God is with the patient. 

    The Foundation

    Before we start, let’s make sure we have our foundation correct. 

    Have you submitted to God yet? If not, do that so your deeds will be accepted. 

    Now we have submitted, is this the deed that is most pleasing to God at this particular moment? 

    If we don’t know, it’s time to seek knowledge. 

    If no, then do that instead. 

    If yes, let’s proceed. 

    Time

    Reflect that our time is limited. 

    We need to leverage it as wisely as possible to provide the best content we possibly can. 

    Forget about how you would like money to come to you for now. 

    Today, with tools like Google and blogs you might provide more value in a 1,500-word post than hours worth of services or tens of thousands of dollars worth of products.

    Why sell our time short?

    Build

    We need to build something that provides value to others while we are not working on it. 

    This means focusing on tasks whose effects may be around for years upon years after their completion, in contrast to content methods such as personal messaging, twitter, Instagram and Facebook, whose content may not be delivered to new users after two weeks. 

    If we are sincere in helping the creation, we will want to help as many as possible and make things as easy as possible for them. 

    This means creating something that puts the content where most people go for answers today, Google. 

    Build a website

    Do this with WordPress.com in one day for around $40. 

    Now on to creating content. 

    Write the posts you would wish to find.

    Finding The Questions

    Go through Google Recommended Searches until you find questions that are not being answered properly or only by forums, etc. 

    Create the best post you can at the rate of one a week/day at a rate you wish to continue for the next 40 years. 

    Post To Other Sites

    Set up social media accounts on all the major networks and set up automatic posting of new content from your site to these (use IFTTT or Zapier).

    Content

    Set out at an even pace and keep going. 

    God will bring provision to you. 

    Have patience. 

    The more patience you have the bigger the reward. 

  • How Do You Market Digital Content?

    You find the problem first.

    Most people are out there trying to put things in the wrong places. 

    However, the truth is very simple. 

    When it comes to marketing in general, digital content or otherwise, start with the low hanging fruit. 

    Listen before trying to help. 

    You are trying to provide content to people that it may be a means of solving their problems, correct? (Or why are we creating content?) 

    So listen. 

    How Do You Market Digital Content? 

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants. 

    Verily, all praise and thanks belong to God, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether. 

    As for what proceeds, 

    There are people going online right now to find solution to their problems. 

    They go to sites like Google and type in their actual question looking for a response. 

    Many of these searches do not currently have good answers to them. 

    So when we are looking to produce digital content, the simplest and easiest way to do it is to start with the question then help out these people. 

    Simple. 

    And no trying to put a square product in a round hole either. 

    This means, your task in producing digital content is to provide as much value as possible to other people in that piece of content. 

    Not trying to convince them to buy your product or to trying to sell them something. 

    What we need to understand is that the creation of the heavens and the earth have rules, and from them is that the recompense of a deed is its like. 

    What Goes Around Comes Around

    Stop trying to sell. 

    If your purpose in producing digital content is just to seek money, you are already losing. 

    This approach is too shortsighted and will prevent us from reaching higher effects and noble purpose. 

    If you provide value to other people, it will absolutely come back to you. 

    We need to let go of going after money and focus instead on providing as much value as possible to other people, then just bear patience and have certainty. 

    You will be provided for to continue on that path. 

    Simple. 

    It may occur to your self, “how will it come back to me”? 

    This doesn’t matter. 

    If you put aside a period of time during your day to provide as much value as you can to other people it will come back to you. 

    However, if we start looking to do things for short term monetary gains, like trying to sell a particular product or service (instead of providing what the people are in more need of), or creating a restricted bit of content for a fee, we are losing out on long term gains. 

    Have patience. 

    How to Find The Questions? 

    Okay, so people are going online to find solutions to their problems. 

    And there are those questions that are not being answered well, and some of them are big problems (meaning, more value provided per piece of digital content). 

    So how do we find them? 

    It is so simple. 

    Go to Google, start typing in questions that you think people might be searching for, then choose questions from the recommended searches Google normally give you. 

    Then find the one that isn’t being answered very well (not actually what the person is searching for or only answered by forums and not actual websites). 

    That’s it. 

    Take a day to search and save all of these searches in a spreadsheet and you now have perhaps month’s or a year of content ideas to work through. 

    As an extra benefit, you might want to order these in order of biggest problems first then working down to the smallest.  

    Now that’s the questions caught, its time to provide value. 

    How To Answer? 

    Provide as much value as you can, 

    Consider the state of the person, what might have prompted them to ask this question, what is the actually, foundational, internal root of this issue, what are they really missing? 

    Take them gently by the hand and along the path from where they are now, slowly asking them questions and calling their heart to witness and affirm what you are passing on to them, checking they are okay, following correctly and make easy for them the path. 

    Answer their question as best you can, not sufficing until you have helped them as much as you are able. 

    Anything after the correct intention and action, this is a bonus. 

    Start small and keep consistent, one post a week at first if you are able, then two, then three as long as it is easy. 

    Don’t sacrifice quality for quantity and stay consistent. 

    This is marketing for digital content, though you are better to throw away the name (marketing) and think instead about building something (in this case a website – as that is currently the highest leveraged form of content we know of) that provides value to other people while you are not actively working on it. 

    It will take time for your snowball to build, make sure you have good habits down first (like being very attentive to where you spend your time, which might end at any moment).

    Money

    Money is not wealth. 

    What we are doing here is creating something of value. 

    We are taking light and letters and putting them together in a way that provides value to other people. 

    When we aren’t working on it, it is (hopefully) still up and providing value to other people, Google sending traffic to it, etc. 

    Money will come to us with this over time. 

    There will likely be people who will want to pay you money for your knowledge and expertise. 

    You need to be very careful with how you filter/organize these requests to avoid wasting time and energy. 

    That might mean placing a charge for your worldly time that would normally be scheduled for creating content. 

    This way you might take control of your time and save it for the biggest problems (bigger problems per person, or a problem for a person with more leverage at their disposal). 

    People tend to value the time of people who value there time.

    Save your world time for building a snowball and make sure you are ready.  

  • Is Minimalism Worth It?

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever Merciful to His believing servants. 

    What people might refer to Minimalism is of two types. 

    Minimalism, meaning not having excess belongings. 

    Or Minimalism, meaning a sort of cult formed around the former. 

    This is nothing strange, as it is common among the people who have not yet been guided that when they find a way of living that has benefits their current one does not have, you often find them going to extremes and making it a cult. 

    This is due to a lack of sound religion. 

    Really, if you are looking at minimalism as a way of living, you might need a big perspective shift. 

    You Need a Goal

    Why do you keep on living?

    Is it to just follow desires, or because it is the right thing to do? 

    The world has been created to be used as a means to an end, it is not the end itself. 

    Thank God, some people around the world are waking up to this fact and have started to take action accordingly. 

    They have begun taking from the world some of what they are actually in need of and leaving off some of that which doesn’t concern them.

    This is a blessing, but they haven’t reached the mark yet. 

    See, they have began acting as though they have a goal outside of the world that they are going towards, and have began to use the world as a means to reach it. 

    But they don’t actually have a higher goal. 

    They have removed distractions, but they still don’t have anything to focus upon. 

    You see, you are either following desires or following the truth. 

    The Truth 

    Your life is going to finish. 

    Your wealth will leave you, your family and your companions. 

    Your desires will be gone. 

    For what did you strive? 

    We knew this was coming.

    How did we act? 

    Did we search for the truth? 

    Or did we let feelings distract us and become a people far astray from the truth? 

    Did we use the intellect we had been given? 

    We can see on simple reflection that a car is created. 

    We even know some of the attributes of the one who created it, their knowledge, will, ability and wisdom. 

    We also knew that the sky and the earth and everything in them are way more difficult to create than one car. 

    So that has a Creator. 

    And we know from within ourselves that they are Wise and Merciful. 

    Had we not looked at the animals and seen how they have been created. 

    With their own form and portion of guidance. 

    Didn’t we see that there are people who single out The Creator in worship and others who turn away and worship the created things? 

    Is the recompense of good except good? 

    The World 

    The Creator has not created the world without a purpose. 

    Rather, He gave everything its creation and then guided it aright. 

    He sent Books and Messengers to mankind to teach them about Him and how to please Him. 

    He showed them the two paths, will they be grateful or will they turn away? 

    This is the goal. 

    The world is here to help us upon this goal. 

    We have been created to worship The Creator alone and the world around us has been created to aid us upon this. 

    However, many from mankind have taken the world around us as the reason for their actions and turned away from the purpose of their creation. 

    Is not The One Who created you from a fluid emitted able to create you a second time? 

    Minimalism

    Hopefully, by now you won’t be thinking minimalism/non-minimalism. 

    There are two groups in truth. 

    The Monotheists (Those who have submitted to The Creator) and the ungrateful. 

    The former turn their intentions and longing to Their Lord, preparing for the standing in front of Him and take the world as their riding animal to arrive at Him. 

    The others follow their vain desires, cover the clear and evident truth until their life finishes and it was all for nothing. 

    You need to have your Why sorted first before you start figuring out your How. 

    For people looking into minimalism or what have you, this is their How, but what is their goal? 

    They are still doing this for the world (“It makes me feel better…”, “I like the way it looks…”, etc). 

    We go to sleep every night not knowing if we will wake up again. 

    How will your neat and tidy room save you then?

    So How Should We Live? 

    Turn your heart to your Creator. 

    Believe in the truth now it has come to you and submit to Him Who sent it.

    This World is already turning away from you, your goal is coming and it will meet you wherever you are. 

    Single out the Creator in worship and prepare for your meeting with Him. 

    If you do that, you will be given the next life and this life. 

    Only now can we practice actual moderation with the world. 

    Most people never turn their hearts to their Lord. 

    When a strong desire comes they follow it and whoever helped stimulate that desire in them (minimalist cult leaders/magazines/blogs/businesses maybe?)

    Now we have turned to The Lord, He will turn the world towards us to aid us in our mission, verily He is All Capable over it.

    Increase in your knowledge of The Perfect, The Most Beautiful, The Most Merciful, what He Loves and is Pleased with, and what He has prepared for those who perform that. 

    Naturally, after spending time in the garden of this knowledge, the world should very well begin to lose its glitter. 

    Now it’s time to use it properly. 

    Your Donkey

    Now you have turned to God, He has turned the creation towards you. 

    You have all these things in your possession, what should we do with them? 

    The first thing to take care of is your heart. 

    Then your tongue. 

    Then your limbs. 

    Then your external possessions. 

    Bear Witness 

    The first step is to bear witness with your heart and the tongue that none has the right to be worshipped except God alone (as He is The Only One deserving of it and no one else, no angel brought close or prophet sent) and Muhammad is His slave and messenger (as God sent Him with the truth). 

    With this your heart is given life and light, you start your path to the meeting place and entered into The Lord’s specific Mercy reserved for the believers. 

    You have now affirmed your goal and taken the first step in preparing for it. 

    The Limbs 

    Now it is time for our belief to manifest on the limbs. 

    The heart is the king of the body, if it is sound then the whole body will be sound. 

    The most pleasing thing to God after monotheism (the religion of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad) is the obligatory prayers which He has written for us in the day and night.

    This is the most beneficial thing for us after true faith. 

    5 times a day you rise, turning your heart tongue and limbs away from worldly distractions towards their Creator in the way He taught us. 

    The prayer prevents from harmful actions and prepares us for the Day of Standing that is coming towards us. 

    Your Belongings

    Now we have submitted inwardly and outwardly it is time to give the due on what we have been given of wealth also. 

    God has written for 2.5% of our wealth in money, gold and silver to be given to specific people with a need of it so long as we have more than a certain amount of wealth. 

    In giving the Obligatory Charity from our wealth, the wealth that people normally covet, we have purified ourselves of harmful desires and continued in our turning away from the world, seeing and affirming it for what it is. 

    The Rest

    As for what is left over, then take care of yourself first. 

    You have a variety of needs, the greatest of them is monotheism, affirmation of the truth – hich requires authentic knowledge. 

    There is also the need for water and good food by way of which the body is preserved, clothes by way of which the private areas are concealed and beatuification in the proper places (males in public and at home and females at home only, in the company of those who truly care for her), a place of residence for shelter, good company with those whom God has guided (expecially with better people than you that you might increase in goodness) a spouse by way of which the private parts are protected and we are made inheritors going throughout the earth. 

    With all of this things their are priorities, that which suffices to lift an obligation and that which is additional obligation. 

    How do we learn where to spend our time – which is more value than money? 

    By learning.

    Your Journey

    As for what comes next, you have a life of learning and acting upon it ahead of you. 

    You will be tested with desires, sometimes in line with the truth and at other times not. 

    Just stay on the path.

  • This Is How To Create Wealth Without Money

    Build Something That Provides Value to Other People. 

    So you want wealth, but you don’t have any money to spend. 

    And perhaps you don’t have anything to trade for money to be able to spend on building wealth. 

    So what should we do? 

    Firstly, reflect upon on all the things that you do have and how we might use them to create wealth (which really means, building something that people value more than the things we made it out of). 

    What Do We Have? 

    First, consider that you are able to use the internet and able to read this. 

    This is a blessing that many people do not have. 

    With these two things at your disposal you may now very well be able to create huge amounts of wealth.

    What is Wealth?

    Wealth, in this article, we are going to define as something that people value. 

    Of these things then, there are those that actually are valuable (beneficial to mankind) and those that are not but people think they are. 

    Since over a long enough timeline the latter will no longer be valued as such (who is reaching for new overpriced tech items when there is a water shortage?) – it is better that we look to create the former, things that do actually provide value to other people. 

    When we consider the old fashioned types of wealth: land, houses, modes of transport for example, these are evidently very beneficial. 

    Notice that we didn’t say, cash. 

    What is Money? 

    Money is the medium of wealth exchange that society has agreed upon.

    It is used to provide a means of transferring wealth between people – consider, it is a lot easier to send someone numbers on a screen than it is to chop up your house into pieces and give them that in return for food and water. 

    Money is there to be spent, it is not very beneficial in its essence. 

    Okay, So How Do We Create Wealth? 

    The truth is that we aren’t really creating anything. 

    We are just taking those things that God has already created and putting them together in a way or in a place where they are valued more than they are now. 

    For example, we can’t build land, God built the land. 

    If we want to add value to the land, we will need to add other things that God created to it, like our time and labour, our building, etc to create something that provides even more value to other people. 

    So really, what we are doing is building something that provides value to other people. 

    Hopefully we can now start to see all the different things we have been given, even if we don’t have many numbers on a screen.

    Knowledge, will, ability, wisdom, you’ve been given all of these and you may use them to build something that provides value to others. 

    Modern Wealth

    The best forms of modern wealth are online. 

    The gift of the internet is so great it would require several articles to cover. 

    Unlike land which is fixed, the internet is expanding over time and a lot of it is free. 

    How many businesses give you free internet land in just a few clicks?

    Twitter, Medium, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram, Google – but be smart with the content you produce – and the list is extremely long. 

    So now we have our free “modern land”, it’s time to build something with it. 

    What Do People Value? 

    So since we know that we have to build something that provides value to other people, we need to find what people value. 

    There is a really easy way of doing this, ask yourself, where do people go now when they want to find something? 

    The answer is Google, or maybe YouTube. 

    And there is almost no third. 

    Simply put, just go through Google’s recommended searches until you find something that isn’t being answered well, then answer it well. 

    That is how I think you should look to create wealth today. 

    People value Google more than almost any other website. 

    They search for things they value in order to find them. 

    Google look for content on the internet to put it in front of their users. 

    So just create what they are looking for, make it easy for Google to find and let them do the rest. 

    How Do I Do That? 

    If you really have no money to work with, then it is still better that you go work for a day or a few until you have enough to buy your own website. 

    This costs around $40 a year at time of writing. 

    The advantages of this over using someone else’s service (Twitter, Medium, etc) are very large and represent perhaps a gigantic return on investment for the day or few’s work you may have to put in. 

    Basically, with a website and a consistent habit of answering people’s questions in a good way, you now have done perhaps all you need to become the world authority on a particular subject. 

    Let that sink in for a moment. 

    Perhaps you are 12 months away from being the world’s leading authority in your particular field, and you only spent $40 and a few minutes every day. 

    To do this however you are going to need two things, sincerity and patience. 

    Sincerity

    You need to be sincere to people in order to provide proper value to them. 

    People can tell when you are just after their money and also, you wouldn’t then be building wealth, you would be just grabbing for cash. 

    Not good. 

    Since we know that we have to just build something that provides value to other people, this is going to require lots of answers to people’s Google questions, so the best way is to set a consistent routine, perhaps one article a day and then stick with that, maybe forever. 

    This takes perhaps 60 mins a day. 

    However, if you spend time caring about money, you will not build wealth and you will stay how you are or worse. 

    Remember, we are building wealth, not looking for cash. 

    Patience 

    To continue upon the above is going to require patience. 

    Again, you may only be a year away from being the world’s most sought after expert in a particular field. 

    Or, you have the world’s most trusted website about that topic. 

    This is a huge amount of wealth, but most people do not realise it. 

    For example, once you have built these and have thousands of people coming to your website every day, there will likely be people among them who want to pay you for your time and expertise. 

    Their time is limited as well, and they may very well be more than happy to pay you thousands of dollars to help them solve their problems.

    How might we set something like this up – I don’t want to tell you. 

    I’m serious, because once you build this sort of wealth you may need to actually take measures to filter out the types of cases you want to work with. 

    For example, charging a fee in accordance with the size of the problem you are trying to help solve. 

    An example of the above to help our understanding: let’s say you had a website about how to rank higher on Google – there are a lot of companies out there that ranking a little bit higher on Google, with God’s Permission, would mean millions of dollars per year in extra revenue.

    Now, since you are now the world’s leading expert (after seeking knowledge over time, then answering simple questions on your website once a day for a year), when you help them to see that the cost of them *not* working with you may be millions of dollars every year, charging a few hundred thousand dollars to come and do a few hour coaching session for their staff is now a great investment. 

    And you’re only a year in. 

    After a few years you may be approached by people to create a web based investment fund with you at the head of it. 

    Since you have shown consistent effective judgment in creating eWealth, there may very well be a number of people with large investment funds who would like to give you money just to build out websites for them. 

    An example? Huffington Post sold for over $300 million dollars. 

    Even bigger examples? Google, Twitter and Facebook gave away their valued services for free for years before adding monetization, now they are some of the world’s biggest companies. 

    Hopefully, we can see here that we need to focus our time for building wealth – on actually building wealth. Leaving off distractions, just staying on the path and letting the money come to us. 

    Removing Distractions

    Since you are now set (we hope) on creating wealth it’s time to remove distractions.

    There are a lot of people out there that don’t want you to create wealth. 

    The first one is yourself. 

    You have a self which inclines to the quick passing enjoyments of the world. 

    Remember all the websites we listed above that are our free internet land for creating huge amounts of wealth (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Medium…) well most people use them to just follow their desires. 

    They don’t build anything, they don’t set out to search for knowledge, act upon it, gently teach it to others and remain patient upon that. 

    Instead, they just scroll away their intellect while the websites sell their eyes as advertising to other businesses. 

    So, we need to limit our internet usage for only 3 purposes. 

    Seeking knowledge, acting upon it and teaching it to others. 

    That’s it. 

    No desires. 

    Other Distractions

    So now we know one of the best ways to eWealth, buy a website, pick an okay WordPress theme then on to your daily question answering habit – there are many things that distract from this. 

    Here are a quick list, hopefully we will soon see the picture (it is things that do not involve the above):

    • Adding monetisation to your website (selling eBooks, etc, just keep building and have patience).
    • Trying to design the world’s best looking website (Just pick a minimalist theme and do not touch it again).
    • Spending time thinking of a business name (Just use your own).
    • Manually sharing content online or asking people to feature you in their publications (Just keep creating great content and let them feature it for you).
    • Rushing to create too many articles in one day then becoming tired and not writing for weeks (just one whenever is easy consistently, even if just one a week). 

    How To Create Wealth Without Money

    Build a website. 

    Provide content that helps solve people’s problems. 

    Keep doing that every day and avoid distractions.

  • Is Public Relations A Skill?

    Yes, but it’s not called Public Relations.

    Since when people talk about Public Relations they are really talking about leaving a favourable public image. 

    Well the best way of doing this is to just be a good person. 

    That way, instead of pretending to be a good person and having to spend all this time putting out fires and covering over harmful actions, you just need to be the best you possibly can be.

    Public Relations isn’t a skill, but being a good person is. 

    As for how to work towards this, then let’s look deeper. 

    Take Responsibility

    You have been given control over your heart, your brain (your delegated control system that presents information to the heart), your eyes and ears, your tongue and your limbs. 

    What you let into your heart is up to you, what you allow yourself to feel and what intentions you form are up to you. 

    The state of your heart and your limbs are the same. 

    What we hold in our heart will show through onto the limbs.

    If we try to leave a different image in the public than we are in private, eventually this will be exposed. 

    Not only this, but we will have to be spreading our actions in two different places, doing our actual actions and doing other actions for the public. 

    Not good. 

    What we should be focusing on is cleaning our heart, correcting our intentions and with that our actions will follow suit. 

    Naturally, some of these will be witnessed by the public (though this is not why we do them) and from them will be those that require leaving a name (what some people call “branding”). 

    You see, it’s a real issue if we just focus on the last two parts of public relations and leave off the rest. 

    If you aren’t a good person, it doesn’t matter what the public thinks about you. 

    And if you are a good person, your heart won’t be solely attached to what the public think about you anyway.

    If you really care about public relations, you need to leave off what is with the people. 

    Start with Your Self

    Are you the best you possibly can be?

    How are you acting with the knowledge you have been given?

    Have you sought knowledge about the most important of affairs and acted upon it? 

    Have you considered how short your life is, why you are here and where you are going?

    Consider, that the most influential people who ever lived didn’t divide their actions into action and public relations, they just did the best they could with the knowledge they were given. 

    You may know some of their names: Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (may God extol him in the highest company of the angels and grant him peace). 

    They just followed the knowledge they were given, turning away from the world seeking the Pleasure of The Creator. 

    This is a skill and it is the most important one. 

    Sincerity

    People can tell when you are doing actions just to be seen by them. 

    Have you considered, that even today the people who have been given the most wealth don’t seem to be in it for the money, even from the disbelievers. 

    They have a desire other than what the public think of them and other than piling up money. 

    And of course, the most influential of people (not that you should be doing actions for worldly influence) their hearts were turned to The Creator and away from what He created. 

    We need to focus on being as good as we possibly can be and this cannot start until we have singled out The Originator and Nurturer with the gratitude that is due to Him for all the bounties we are continuously benefitting from. 

    Without this gratitude, we cannot be good. 

    Without it, we cannot oppose desires long enough to purify ourselves, as at the end of the day you are still doing things just to feel something so how can we really be sincere to people, when then you would still be helping them just to make yourself feel good?

    Rather, seek the pleasure of God and once you have fulfilled what He has commanded of the acts of the day and the night, then help the people as you are able in the time you have set aside for this – doing so to please The Creator. 

    The forelocks of the people are in God’s Hand, if you please Him, He will cause them to be pleased with you – 

    But if you turn away from Him and toward seeking after temporary pleasures, He will turn them away from you. 

    Benevolence

    So we have fulfilled the daily commands for the people of this Nation – Monotheism, following our Messenger, Prayer, Obligatory Charity and we have come to the time of the day we have put aside for helping the people. 

    Now we are onto the “action” bit of public relations (though don’t think of it as public relations anymore). 

    We want to help encourage others upon good actions – (or why do you care about Public Relations?) – so we do need a number of skills here. 

    The first we already mentioned: 

    Sincerity

    To The Creator

    You need to be sincere to The Creator in helping the people. 

    If not, how will you deal with all the harms that come with trying to help people? 

    You are going to have to spend time acquiring knowledge and acting upon it, and there will be trials upon this path. 

    Some of these harms will come from the people also, so you need to be sincere to carry you through this. 

    If you care only for the creation, an amount of wealth or followers or what have you, then you will be gone as soon as you are given these, your intentions exposed and the creation turned against you.

    Then your life will finish and it will all have been for nothing. 

    To The Creation

    Now that you have singled out The Creator in your intentions, you will need to be sincere to the people in your actions. 

    This means that you understand that by helping them as you can in the time you set aside for this, then you will be provided what you need of the goods of this world (which are there to help you in pleasing The Creator). 

    This will require that you leave off temporary gain and focus on long term goals. 

    It will likely mean providing value for free over a long period of time before you even look at taking any money for your time. 

    It will mean advising with what is best, even if that doesn’t mean money coming straight to your pocket in that instance.

    And here’s something to consider, basically all “Sales” advice out there is, be a good person, try and help people as much as you can. 

    Seems a lot like taking parts of guidance and selling it to people who haven’t received true guidance yet. 

    Patience

    You are going to need to control yourself on this path. 

    You may very well know what the truth is, but your self desires something else. 

    It may have been programmed and fooled by yourself, close companions, influential people over time to believe that there is a quicker, shortcut way and you might have what you please in this life if you just (buy this book, take my course, use this one secret method, etc). 

    There is no shortcut. 

    The only way to freedom from the world is to turn away from it, naturally, you are going to have to nurture yourself upon knowledge and action to be successful. 

    This is a skill, but it is only possible with sincerity. 

    Is Public Relations a Skill? 

    If the only issue you have right now is what the public think about you then you don’t need this article (as you are already a Monotheist on the religion of Abraham fulfilling the obligatories, teaching the people and being patient). 

    There is a path to success in this life and the next and it starts with this.

  • Why We Should Not Waste Time – Is Wasting Time Bad?

    Your life is going to finish.

    You have been created in a good form. 

    You have eyes for seeing, ears for hearing, a heart to understand information, form intention and then limbs to carry out actions. 

    Then, very soon, this will all stop working. 

    You will die.

    Your wealth will go somewhere else. 

    Your companions will leave you and you will be all alone. 

    Except for your actions. 

    Surely everyone is in loss, except those who value their precious time. 

    The Planting Place of Actions

    Time is the planting place for actions. 

    If you waste time – by not seeking knowledge, acting upon it, teaching it to others and being patient with the harms that come to you on that path – you will never have that time back. 

    When your time is up, so are your actions. 

    You are left with what you earned and there is no returning to do over. 

    So, we need to make our actions good. 

    Time Thiefs

    So now we know that we need to protect our time for what really matters, we need to arm ourselves. 

    Why? Because we have enemies that want to strip us of our time, prevent us from doing good and call us to finish our time having not earned anything that matters. 

    The first enemy is our self. 

    We have a soul that inclines to quick passing pleasures, to avoiding rectifying ourselves and our state and wasting time in pleasures. 

    In addition, there are bad people who want us to be lowly, desire-driven individuals, to not purify ourselves and to not make use of our time. 

    Sometimes these are bad companions, sometimes these are companies that want you to follow your desires into buying unnecessary things or so they might sell your time to advertisers.

    If You Don’t Use Your Time, Someone Else Will 

    If you don’t use your time, someone else will. 

    If we don’t make time for seeking knowledge, acting upon it and making it a habit, teaching it to others and bearing patience – things will only ever become worse. 

    We will only become lower. 

    Examples of this are so many. 

    If you didn’t seek knowledge and proficiency, then how will you earn a living? 

    We didn’t build anything that provided value to other people, so now what are our choices? 

    We either put in the time now (unless you are dying it is not too late), learn how to build something and build it, 

    Or – if we waste our time on the various time traps, we might end up having to sell our time for a low wage to a company for them to use to build something for themselves. 

    Or, if you don’t take time to learn the truth about interest (usury) then you might just blindly follow your country people and end up selling your money for a fraction of its worth, putting your future self into poverty. 

    Or if you didn’t learn the truth about fornication, you might let yourself be used by others (men or women) to satisfy their desire while leaving you with a harmed heart and other troubles. 

    Or if you didn’t learn the truth about harmful foods and drinks, then you may spend your time poisoning yourself for decades and then wonder why you have all these illnesses and why you aren’t as intelligent as you were when you were younger. 

    Or if you didn’t spend time to learn good manners, perhaps you won’t be able to earn a good living and wonder why people don’t want to work with you even though you know you have talents. 

    If you didn’t learn the truth about The Creator and that only He deserves to be worshipped, you might be wondering why you can’t control your desires and whenever they call you to do something you do it even though you know it is harmful.

    This list is very long. 

    How Can We Protect Ourselves? 

    Okay, so we have had enough of time wasting, let’s protect ourselves and put ourselves on the right path. 

    Thank God, there is a very simple step by step plan for rectification, it works in every time and every place, for individuals, families, communities and societies. 

    And it starts with believing in the truth when it comes to you. 

    Unless you admit to the truth and submit to it, you will never be able to stop wasting time. 

    You need to believe in the truth whenever it comes to you. 

    Without this, you will never be able to act upon it. 

    Without this, you won’t be able to control yourself and will just be a slave to desires and whoever has become skilled at manipulating them. 

    And this starts with the simplest most necessary and fundamental truth there is: 

    God Is The Only One Deserving of Worship 

    The Creator, The Owner, The Disposer of Affairs is the only One Who deserves to be worshipped. 

    No righteous person, no prophet sent and no angel drawn close. 

    Everyone is worshipping something. 

    Everyone has a reason for doing what they are doing. 

    If you are worshipping your desires, you are a slave to them and you will go wherever they are turned. 

    If you are worshipping a statue, you will go wherever its owners tell you and you will become worse. 

    God created you and those before you, He created and controls everything, how can we be a slave to anything besides Him? 

    Reflect, you have been created for worship. 

    People either worship God, The Creator, alone and no one else, or they worship the creation and are a slave to it and unable to protect their time from desires and their manipulators. 

    So we have a choice, to submit to God, fulfilling His right, which is to worship Him alone. Admitting the truth, submitting to it, loving it and being certain of it. 

    Or, if someone were to turn away, then they would continue to be a slave to desires, covering the truth until there came to them death with all their life having been wasted. 

    I hope I don’t have to tell you which to do. 

    The Real Means of Rectification

    See, mankind was created in the best of forms. 

    Then slowly over time they began to waste their time. 

    Knowledge was not acted upon and then lost, people began to follow their desires and this continued bit by bit over generations. 

    Until the people fell into the worst thing a person can do, they began to worship created things. 

    Then God sent Noah to mankind, the first of the messengers. 

    The Messengers are the true means of rectification. 

    They called mankind back to the worship of God alone and in that is rectification. 

    In your heart, your mind, your eyes and ears, tongue and limbs. 

    They will not be purified except with turning back to your Creator, the way you were when you were born, before all of these desires. 

  • How To Not Look Homeless

    Don’t call yourself homeless.

    Being homeless isn’t a bad thing.

    We were all likely born not owning a home, so don’t be worried about it. 

    Also, consider that lots of people who do own homes go without their homes for periods of times and live outside also, 

    Except they call it “camping”.

    So make sure you don’t look at your situation as difficult but look at it as an adventure. 

    And if you aren’t “camping” yet but still want to learn how to not look homeless, keep reading.

    Camping

    Now we have that out of the way and we are looking to go on our adventure (feels better already, right?) it’s time to make some preparations. 

    We need to do some things and avoid others to make sure that we don’t look homeless.

    Obviously, what we really mean when we say “looking homeless” is looking dishevelled or unhealthy and what’s like that.  

    Thank God, avoiding this is simple and it is even easier if we set up some good habits going forward. 

    Here are some things you want to start with straight away to make the most of your Camping.

    Take Care of Your Self

    Health

    Make sure that you take steps to preserve your health. 

    You will need to keep warm, so grab a Bivvy Bag or what is like it as soon as you are able. 

    Next, a Ground Mat and a sleeping bag and that is basically all most of us will need at night, perhaps for the rest of our lives. 

    This will hopefully come in at less than $100, and then hat’s it. 

    Much cheaper than a house and less maintenance!

    If you can’t afford it yet, then do what you can, but if you can bear patience until you have the money this may be a means of things being a lot easier for you, being able to sleep almost anywhere in the world for free from then on!

    Clothing

    Since people can see our clothes from a distance, let’s at least make sure they don’t look like we have slept in them. 

    Two simple ways are to use regular wardrobe hangers and hang your clothes on a tree overnight.

    Make especially sure that you do this straight after washing as well to help avoid creased, damp clothes. 

    If you don’t have hangers, then just spread them out to dry. 

    When they are finished drying, don’t fold your clothes but instead, roll them into tubes to help avoid creases. 

    Washing 

    Make sure you wash your self and your clothes. 

    This is super easy with water, your hands, fingernails and maybe a bit of natural soap. 

    Wash yourself first and make sure to dry off to avoid being too cold.

    As for the clothes, use water to start, scrape off any stains, rinse out any soap, ring out by hand and then put them out to dry.

    Comb Your Hair. 

    Another addition to our camping toolkit is a comb. 

    This perhaps costs less than a dollar and when combined with clean, neat clothes it will hopefully be very hard to tell you have been sleeping in the woods. 

    Make sure to comb your beard also. 

    If you are able, combine this with rubbing in some olive oil for the health and handsome benefits. 

    Use Perfume 

    Buy a roll-on stick of natural perfume for a dollar or so. 

    Roll it on where is well known.

    Now, if you are granted success on all the above, you are nice smelling with neat clothes and hair, hopefully, far from dishevelled.

    Find a Place To Keep Your Things

    There are lots of places where you might choose to keep your belongings so that you might not have to carry them everywhere you go. 

    Or, only carry the essentials (Bivvy Bag, Sleeping Bag, Ground Mat) in a normal everyday backpack you might find in a charity shop.

    With all the above combined, how would someone be able to figure out you were homeless? 

    Bonuses

    The above are the obvious things, but consider a few more good practices that you will want to take care of if you are able. 

    Also, the above points are good anyway for your dealings with people and you may begin to experience some additional helpful effects in your day to day life. 

    Eat Beta Carotene Rich Foods

    There are foods that help certain peoples’ skin glow when they eat lots of them. 

    Things like carrots, dried apricots, red peppers can help give some skin a healthy, natural glow. 

    Carrots are not expensive and you may now avoid the pale skin that some people associate with homelessness – and then maybe have the best skin you’ve had.

    Live In Nature

    While there are some helpful things in cities, they aren’t nearly as fun as living in nature. 

    Go out to a forest or somewhere in the woods and take benefit from the helpful things God has placed there.

    In addition, in the UK for example, food that has grown on public land is free to eat for personal consumption. 

    So in that case, following on from the above, you would have your own area of the woods, your source of food, clean clothes, smelling nice with combed hair… and not have to pay any rent!

    While you are there, you might find some running water for washing with also!

    Even if you do have a home, consider taking some time out in nature away from technology. 

    Tell me you don’t feel a bit better reading about all these nice, natural things!

    How To Not Look Homeless

    Take care of yourself. 

    You might be a bit ahead of the curve here anyway, as rent is going very high in the west and the harms of technology are consuming peoples’ lives, you may not be the last person to face up to reality and go camping. 

    It may take a day or a few to become used to it but just have patience. 

    There are some many benefits in this for you, make sure you look for them.

    I ask God to guide you and make easy your state, verily His Earth is spacious.

  • Is Public Relations Dying?

    No.

    People and organizations still have to relate with the public, so public relations isn’t dying. 

    However, it has changed a lot and if you don’t keep up with it you might never be able to have the type of impact you want in the world.

    Today, most of us or walking around with our own PR device in our pocket and a PR team waiting to work for us. 

    Don’t see this yet? Keep reading.

    Public Relations of Old

    The old way of doing PR was that people would put their eyes and ears in a certain place over a long period of time.

    Then, the people who owned that place would charge people for using it. 

    Think, billboards, bus stands, magazines, newspaper articles which are bought and paid for but not disclosed as such. That sort of thing. 

    Obviously, since nowadays a lot of people’s eyes are fixed to their mobile devices, a lot of these efforts have moved over to the “new media”. 

    Primarily, by way of the gatekeepers of the internet for many, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. 

    They sell ad space to people in order to promote what they want to promote. 

    After these gatekeepers, there are other media sources like online magazines and newspapers also, who likewise sell ad space (and we would be surprised if not whole articles like print media, we just haven’t looked into it yet).

    The other way of doing it was that you would go to one of these establishments or people with control over them (like newspaper editors in the past or “influencers” today; people with large groups behind them who lend them their eyes and ears) and try to convince them to feature whatever it was you wanted to feature. 

    So instead of money, you would be trading something else they are interested in, in return for “air time”.

    This is obviously something that is still being done, but it may be a real problem for the vast majority of people. 

    What Have You Done?

    The thing is, if we take ourselves now and just pour on tons of internet traffic, what are we even showing them?

    What have we done with the gifts we have been given?

    Knowledge, Ability, Judgement, Websites, Software, Products, Services, what do we have right now that is helping to solve other people’s problems?

    Don’t worry, you have been given a lot, and you need to take ownership of it. 

    You have your heart for acquiring knowledge, intending to act upon it, hoping and relying on The Creator. 

    You have a tongue for asking questions of the people who do have knowledge, supplicating to God and passing on knowledge to others.

    You have limbs to act upon what you learn and in the hours you set aside for earning a living, for building or using something that provides value to other people. 

    You have fingers for typing to help pass on knowledge, eyes to choose good design, a heart to help solve problems if you are able. 

    PR is just a tool that we add on top of this. 

    You see, if you want to help other people, build or use something you already have to do that. 

    And if you don’t want to help other people, then don’t look into PR.

    These people have problems that they would like to be solved, if you are calling to something that doesn’t help with that then you are actually harming them.

    Be An Owner

    So now we have taken ownership of ourself and our possessions and are using them to help other people, keep doing this, reinvest and be patient.

    If we were to spend our time worrying about what other people think about us, chasing after public opinion…

    And if we were to spend time counting our wealth or trying to save it…

    Then we would have stopped helping other people. 

    We would have become followers, and not leaders. 

    How can we out PR this?

    Your Own Public Relations Team

    There is a public relations team out there waiting for you. 

    It’s a combination of robots and humans and they share things with other people. 

    The robots work for search engines like Google and the humans use the internet gatekeepers (Google, Facebook, Twitter) to find content that interests them or other users. 

    Why try and do Public Relations when Google and Internet Magazines are already waiting to do that for us?

    Build a website in 30 minutes or if you are already very well known then open a twitter account. 

    Only post helpful content. 

    This is all that is needed today. 

    Now, the eyes and ears of the people have gone from being in the control of a small group of media controllers, to being in the palm of your hand. 

    Creating your own PR network (website, Twitter, etc) is free or very cheap and will hopefully take less than 30 minutes to set up. 

    So Is PR Dying?

    No, it’s just never been easier. 

    Now you might just focus almost solely on providing value to others in the time set aside for this. 

    If you come across something that would be beneficial to others, share it. 

    Then go back to building or growing.

    Let Google do the PR for you and then users after that who might share it on other networks.

    All the while, you might be focusing on building something even better and the means of the people who have stopped being sincere to the rest of the creation is being slowly dwindled away.

    If you don’t already own wealth (which is leverage for your choices) to use to help other people, click here and read How To Create Wealth Without Money.

  • Here is How To Start Branding Yourself Today

    Create Your Own Website.

    This is the simplest branding tool we know of to decide the message you want to impart on the world.

    It is easy to set up, a great investment and you might have one finished within the next hour.

    If you want to learn more about why it is so great, then read what is the best way to brand yourself today.

    If you are ready to start, let’s start.

    Google Your Name

    What comes up?

    If it is a bunch social media accounts or forum profiles then this is good.

    If there is someone with a bit of a following or Wikipedia profiles etc, we might want to be more creative.

    Think about how to style your name with middle names, initials, last name only, etc.

    Whichever one is the least populated on Google, choose that, or choose whichever you are already known for if you have the ball rolling.

    Now check to see if this is available as a domain on namecheap.com.

    If it is, great, choose this.

    The point is, just choose one and stick with it.

    Set Up Your Website

    There are two main ways to do this, the easy way and the better way.

    The easy way may have you with a website of your own in around 30 mins.

    Your own propagation machine, that requires almost zero maintainence.

    The other way, has a few extra things to play around with, but may be more harm than good for the vast majority of people.

    If you are not experienced in web design, choose method 1.

    If you are experienced in web design, search engine optimization or you want to learn these skills (meaning, that you do not already have a well-developed skill set for providing value to others and want to do this professionally) then use method 2.

    Method 1

    Use WordPress.com and set up your own website in less than an hour.

    Set an hour timer, buy the Personal Plan for $48 a year with a free domain (thenameyouchoseabove.com), choose your theme, set everything up so it looks good enough, a posts page, an about page (optional) and a way for people to contact you is more than you need to get started.

    For the title, just put your name.

    For the tagline, whatever you do to provide value to others (I help people ___).

    If you need a logo, then go to canva.com, choose “logo”, type your name in a basic font in the middle and download.

    Set this as your “favicon” also.

    Here is an important part which you should do:

    Once the hour is finished, no more editing.

    This is your website now for good.

    Get on to benefitting other people.

    With this method and what follows, you may have built a website to rank on Google for different terms which people are searching for looking for help.

    Every minute you spend messing around with the theme is a minute you are not spending on creating content to help other people.

    Which is better for your brand?

    If this sounds too simple, consider this: The best design brands logos are just a name.

    BOSS, Chanel, Gucci, Prada…

    Just take a basic website, but your name on it then produce great content.

    If you help people with health, wealth or relationship issues, then do this.

    If you want to be a web designer, then do that.

    Don’t try and be average at both.

    Be great at one and outsource the other (not that you need to, since minimalist looks better anyway).

    Method 2

    The amount of people that need to do this are so few that we just want to give the broad strokes.

    Find a good Youtube tutorial for how to set up a WordPress.org (not .com) hosted website.

    Take out thenameyouchoseabove.com on the same hosting.

    Set it up with a nice minimalist theme.

    For the logo and favicon, same as above, canva.com logo with your name in the middle.

    Add the same pages as mentioned above.

    Post content.

    Since you are knowledgable in web design and search engines then create a good site in one hour then never touch it again unless you need to.

    Again, doesn’t apply to most.

    Social Media

    Now it’s time to finish rounding our Google Page.

    Take out social media accounts in the same name as your website.

    Do this on every major network and the lesser used ones. Why? They rank easily on Google.

    Take an hour to do this, Twitter, Google, Youtube, Your Google Account Profile, Flickr, About.me, Vimeo, Tumblr, Instagram, etc.

    Add your new site as the website in the profile.

    This is the vast majority of the framework set up.

    Removing Harms

    So perhaps there are some things which you don’t want people to know about for a good reason.

    Google have functions for requesting these be removed.

    In the EU, outdated content or outside of the EU.

    There are also ways for clearing out old facebook and twitter posts, etc.

    Keep these accounts if you already have the ball rolling, just rebrand and restrict your internet use to seeking knowledge to benefit yourself or others, or calling others to this knowledge on your own website.

    Remember, some people value their time more than money, and people give them money for their time.

    And other people value money more than their time, so they give their time to other people for money.

    You only have so many hours in the day for worldly work.

    Take control of it or someone else might.

    Choose how to best provide value to others, if you need to put a name then put your name.

    Remove mistakes, but if someone catches one then own up to it, seek God’s forgiveness, if you harmed the creation then put things right then go back to doing good.

    How To Help Others

    Find what people are searching for on Google that isn’t being answered very well (skip down to the bit about Google Fishing).

    How To Start Branding Yourself Today

    Do as much good as you can per hour and if you need to put a name then put your name.

  • What Is The Best Way To Brand Yourself Today?

    Be As Good As You Possibly Can, With Leverage.

    Your brand is just you.

    The more good you do, the better your brand.

    The more time you waste and the more evil you do, the worse your brand.

    Yes, there are certain things we want to do to make easy our branding, which we have explained below, but first, you need to seek the most important knowledge and act accordingly.

    After this, you simply add leverage to your actions to multiply your efforts.

    It is very important that you are grounded in authentic knowledge before this as you are adding a multiplier to your decisions, so be careful.

    This is how to brand yourself for maximum leverage:

    1. Do As Much Good As You Can Per Time Alloted
    2. If You Have To Leave A Name, Leave Your Name

    That’s it.

    As simple as this is, an expansion upon this is below with more how-tos, etc.

    Branding

    Think about some of the biggest “personal brands” in the world.

    What do they have in common?

    As for power then today there are,

    Saud, Rothschild, J.P. Morgan, Rockefeller…

    And what about fashion brands?

    Hugo Boss, Chanel, Gucci, Cartier, Prada…

    And what about the most influential people who ever lived?

    Muhammad (May God extol him in the highest company of the angels and grant him peace), Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Noah…

    Are we seeing something in common?

    Names.

    It is simply a person or a family who were granted knowledge then acted upon it.

    Some of them had sincerity to The Creator and acted upon all of what was revealed to them.

    Some of them had worldly desires but still sought knowledge over a long period with harms and acted upon it.

    Some of these kept the ties of kinship and past on dynasties.

    But the principle is the same, be sincere to The Creator, seek knowledge and act upon it.

    Take responsibility for yourself, your family, your neighbours, your clients and whoever you interact with.

    Responsibility

    You are responsible for how you use the time you have been given.

    Before looking at how to brand yourself, first take responsibility for yourself.

    For you heart, what you allow yourself to think.

    Your tongue, what you choose to break silence with.

    Your limbs, what you choose to do.

    This is the vast majority of branding already taken care of.

    You want to make sure that you are only doing things that you don’t mind if people know about.

    Then you add leverage to this.

    Put Yourself In Your Proper Place

    A portion of the time of your day is to be designated for your work, your family, etc.

    You have been given intelligence, so choose the best way to apply your self during each of these times.

    For example, if you have a great aptitude for mathematics and analysis, then why try and be a painter?

    Remember, the more good you do the bigger your brand.

    We want to use our time wisely to provide as much value as we can to other people.

    This means that we look to our strengths and see what we have been given and what problems we might be uniquely designed to help solve.

    Next we look at how we might use what we have at our disposal to leverage these efforts as well as we can.

    With a paint brush, you are adding leverage to your artistic ability.

    However, one of the most powerful things that you have ever been given is likely right in front of you as you are reading this.

    If this isn’t clear yet, keep reading:

    Today

    You’re already reading this via the internet, so perhaps I don’t have to sell you on it.

    Put simply, there might be no reason to brand offline anymore.

    Branding online is so easy and cost effective, the time spent on physical branding might just be completely wasted.

    People are already almost glued to technology and they already trust (with hours upon hours of their time which they give away for free, that is then sold to advertisers) organizations like Google, Twitter and Facebook.

    However, there may be some aspects of it we haven’t reflected upon yet, so let’s have a look. Basically, we don’t know if branding has ever been easier:

    1. There are robots crawling the internet looking to send content to other people.

    Unlike in the past where you had to think about the type of people you wanted to put things in front of, find out where they choose to place their eyes and ears… today, just find out what they are searching for and create the best content for them. Let robots do the rest.

    2. There are services to create ads that follow people around the internet.

    Once someone has visited your website, you might use retargetting advertisements to follow them around the internet.

    Imagine visiting a shop and then seeing advertisements from that shop wherever you go, the newspaper shops, the bus stands, the billboards on the motorway. Also, simply click a button to be taken back to the shop and purchase. This is a reality on the internet.

    3. You might hyper target the exact people you want to find online, message them or choose what ads they see on their social media and in their email.

    Then once they have visited a page of yours, you might (voluntarily) send messages to their email or notifications to their electronic devices, and as above, target them with ads all over the internet.

    CEOs of Major Companies, Directors at Major Media Outlets, Influencers with millions of followers. There are (perfectly ethical) ways of finding their accounts (like Linkedin), adding tracking devices (cookies) to their devices (after they visit your website) then controlling what they see.

    Basically, today, branding isn’t just about choosing what font to use on your business card.

    It’s about creating your own indoctrination system.

    4. You might set up your own website in a day for less than $40 per year.

    Unlike houses and businesses of old, which have all these costs attached to them and all the lumbering of building them, acquiring them and changing them.

    Then all the costs of business cards, flyers, signs, posters, mail ads and what have you.

    Today, people have another process for finding out about you and your business and they may very well do this even if you give them brochures and flyers.

    It’s called Googling and people do it every day.

    Naturally, if you can decide what goes on your Google results page, you have controlled what a large portion of the world will perceive you as, just add traffic.

    5. There are targetted website visitors for sale online for $0.02 per visitor.

    Built a website and unsure of how to take it off the ground? Pay a Search Engine like Bing $25 per 1,250 visitors.

    Oh, and they often offer a free $100 of ad credit for new sign ups.

    So this is really 6,250 visitors for $25.

    And all the above might be done with your smartphone.

    The Most Powerful Weapon in The World?

    To drive this home, let’s look at the economics of it.

    At current prices, you might create your own website with over 6,000 visitors per month (before organic Google traffic), send updates for new posts direct to other peoples devices and inboxes and send these out to other websites like Twitter and Medium.

    For $65.

    You would have basically created an indoctrination device for less than the cost of a years Netflix subscription.

    But most people prefer paying to give away their intelligence.

    What Is The Best Way To Brand Yourself?

    If you haven’t figured it out from the above, here’s how to go about branding yourself today.

    1. Buy a website and a domain in your name (perferably .com).
    2. Find out what people are searching for on Google that you are able to help with (by looking at suggested searches).
    3. Help Solve The Problems that aren’t being solved (by creating posts better than currently on offer).

    The above three are the vast majority of the work. These next 4 are just bonuses.

    1. Speed things up with ads if you can.
    2. Make sure you add retargeting scripts to your website like Facebook Pixel.
    3. Offer something free in return for people’s email addresses.
    4. Send out updates via email and notifications (use OneSignal for free) for every new post.

    This is the most effective way of branding to do that we know of.

    If you want to do this yourself, then here is how to start branding yourself.

    One last point, it’s not a reason to act in of itself, but consider that having your own website with traffic and a good Google front page jumps you to the top of the social hierachy in your particularly area.

    Maybe useful, maybe not.

  • Is Media Dying? – The Truth About Media Today

    Traditional Media, Yes.

    Media in general, no and this is becoming easier and easier to use.

    Media is just where the eyes and the ears of the people are, that people use to reach their hearts, mould opinion and drive action.

    Since people still have ears and eyes, there is still Media, and actually it is simpler now than perhaps it ever was before.

    Traditional Media

    Media as a lot of people may think of it is a group of people with a machine they use to crank out loads of written or pictured content on paper which they use to mould public opinion.

    This is dying.

    However, the new media is based online and there are a vast number of different types.

    Some of the traditional establishments are making the move, like newspaper websites; however, it wouldn’t surprise us if these are dying also.

    Something to bear in mind today is that you may not be more than a few clicks away from hearing information straight from the people you need to hear it from.

    You might choose what knowledge you really need, what form of media you find best for seeking it on, then craft your own feed of information based around this.

    For example, you find you do best absorbing information in written format, then there are Twitter accounts or specific blogs of (hopefully) actually qualified knowledgable people.

    Or you find that audio is better, then there are a number of different options here.

    Just think about it like this, has it ever been easier to learn the truth?

    The New Media

    It will likely not require much explanation of what the new media is today, think about it like this, it’s wherever the people are.

    In the past, people cared about print media, why?

    Because that’s where the people were.

    They wanted to put something in front of them (i.e. Public Relations/Marketing) so they saw print media as a way of doing that.

    So now, if we want to put something in front of other people what we need to ask is, who and where are they?

    Where Are The People You Care About?

    So you want to put something in front of people.

    Whether knowledge, or a call to action like buying a product or a service, we first need to define who they are.

    Or do we?

    See, in the past we had to consider where was it that people we wanted to reach were spending their time, which newspaper or magazine for example, before considering what their biggest problems were and putting something in front of them to guide them to what is in their best interests.

    But today, we might be able to just skip this entirely.

    Google have an almost complete monopoly of the Search Engine Market.

    Numbers are put out online of 92% Market Share or more, but whatever the case is it’s almost conclusive.

    As dangerous as this is for the freedom of information and the fact that this might very easily be used to spark revolutions and upheavels in certain lands, it’s the reality now so we have to work in accordance with it.

    It has never been easier to leverage your voice online.

    It’s so easy, let us show you in a sentence.

    Help Google.

    How does this work? Let’s have a look.

    Internet-ville

    Imagine you are in a small town with your townspeople.

    Except, this town is a bit different.

    Whenever they are in need of knowing something, they turn straight away to this device in their hand and ask it for the answer.

    They then act almost unquestioningly based off what it says.

    So what is the smartest way of doing anything in this town?

    By helping the owner of these devices.

    When we want to know about someone today, who do we ask?

    When we want to find a place to go for lunch, etc, who do we ask?

    Today, Google is perhaps the biggest form of created leverage for us to use.

    Also, they make it very easy for us to help them.

    Building YOUR Media Outlet

    Nowadays, Media has been put in the hands of the people.

    Again, this is very dangerous given that now the weakest in knowledge and opposing desires have massive megaphones by which to call people to harmful ideas and practices, but again, it’s the reality.

    So really, we might have to act to avoid a greater evil from occurring.

    How then do we go about builinding our own Media Outlet.

    Like all endeavours, it begins with seeking knowledge.

    Now we know that Google, In the form of Google Search, Google Images and Youtube occupy almost all the Search Traffic in the world.

    What do they want?

    Google’s Mission Statement at time of writing is:

    “Deliver the most relevant and reliable information available”

    So then, we should look for the things which people are searching for but Google cannot currently find relevant or reliable information for!

    Google actually show us which searches are receiving traffic also with their recommended and related searches.

    So all we need to do is find some of these where the answer isn’t being provided or it is but by not very reliable sources (like forums, etc) post it on a website and let Google do the rest.

    Very easy, thank God.

    Is That It?

    Yes, it is that simple to create your own Media Outlet today.

    The same as the above applies for Youtube also though Google is better and you avoid the harms of creating videos.

    Just spend a day going through Google, find a list of searches that aren’t being answered well and write out a series of posts answering them all.

    Websites, The New Houses

    There is so much that might be said about this, but build a website.

    Either pay someone to make it for you or do it yourself in a day.

    Put simply, your website and your google results page are perhaps the simplest way to jump up many places in the social standing in one day.

    In case you are thinking that this might be expensive, the yearly operating costs of a simple website might be less than $100.

    If It’s So Simple, Why Doesn’t Everyone Do This?

    Most people don’t know and of the people who know most don’t want the truth and cover it over to follow their desires.

    The internet has made a lot of things much easier from them are the good and from them are the bad things.

    How many people have fallen into the trap at looking at harmful things and go on sinking into following their desires?

    But hear the good news, the opposite has never been easier either.

    Just set out a very simple plan of what to do every day to build something that might multiply your strength millions of times over.

    But if you want to hear something strange, I would be surprised if 1 out of every thousand people who read this will act upon it.

  • Here’s The Importance of Public Relations in Marketing

    Marketing and Public Relations are The Same Thing.

    All you are doing is putting something in front of people.

    With Marketing then this is obviously product or a service.

    And with Public Relations the call to action might be a variety of things, but Marketing and PR are the same thing in reality.

    And here’s the thing, they are both not important.

    Rather, they are a waste of time for most people.

    What is Public Relations?

    Some people may define Public Relations as media coverage, press statements, trying to control public perception, etc.

    Basically, paying attention to this today is a waste of time for most people.

    You might be thinking, “But Media Outlets have large audiences I want to put something in front of!”.

    Okay, then build something they want to put in front of their audience.

    It takes the same, if not less, effort to build something beneficial to other people and make it available online than it does to spend time liaising with media outlets and hoping that they will cover you.

    Just do so much good that they have to cover you.

    And as regards public opinion, why spend effort trying to seem like a good person, instead of actually doing good?

    Public Relations is automatic today and you don’t need to worry about it, here’s why:

    How To Do Marketing/Public Relations?

    So now we know that PR and Marketing are in fact the same thing, you might be wondering how we will put things in front of other people.

    We don’t want to do this.

    You see, today, there are robots crawling the internet looking for things to put in front of people.

    People go to websites and search for what they need, then robots present them with the most helpful things they could find (give or take).

    To put things in perspective, Google deploys a mass of resources to create the best Public Relations (putting things in front of other people) Machine in the World.

    Do you think you can do a better job?

    More importantly, why do you want to try?

    The people who you want to put things in front of will likely already be using Google (or maybe Bing).

    Some just build something helpful and let them put it in front of your desired audience.

    How Do I Know What To Build?

    So now that we know that all we need to do is to build something truly helpful to other people, how do we choose what to build?

    The way we do this, is to go to Google and find the things that are not currently being provided.

    If you want to be up and running right away, then choose something you already have the ability to help with.

    Let’s say that you have knowledge of health or wealth, etc, even if quite specific, start to type in the things which the people you are able to help might be searching for.

    If Google suggests it, then this might be something to look after.

    If there are no relevant results at the top of the search page either, this is just what we are looking for.

    Or if you want a challenge, find a bigger “gap in the market” (a bigger problem per person, a problem more people have or *a problem that effects people with more resources at their disposal*), learn how to help solve this and create something to do that.

    Another thing to know, is if you haven’t already a product or service, then you are going to want to make it a digital.

    One of the great blessings of the internet is that once you have created something (a written post like this, a piece of software, some audio content, etc) it might be replicated a million times for free.

    So think, spend an hour or so creating a piece of content and you might never have to touch it again.

    Not having to share it on any social media, nor having to type it out again.

    Just post it up and let the search engines distribute it for you.

    Do we see the picture?

    The Marketing and PR of the smart one today is:

    1. Find What (Lot’s of or Well-Trusted) People Are Looking To Have Solved That Isn’t Being Currently.
    2. Create the Best Thing To Solve That.

    And that’s it.

    The rest is left to the internet robots to distribute, and once people start to learn of it then perhaps they will share it also and perhaps it will be picked up by news outlets.

    In the meantime, you might have been finding other problems to solve and building things to solve them.

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  • Innovative Public Relations Ideas To Use Right Now

    The World has changed and our PR efforts need to change with it.

    We’re not just talking about the world moving more online either.

    You may need to be online, but in the right way.

    Here is a quick snapshot of what you need to do.

    1. Build Something That Provides Value To Other People.
    2. Use A.I. Technology to Call Others To It.
    3. Have Patience Upon All of This.

    If this sounds simple then great, but don’t be surprised if it runs counter to what the vast majority of people do.

    Remember, most of mankind do not know, so do not follow them but follow the truth if you want to be successful.

    The internet is like an ocean and if you just jump in and splash around, don’t be surprised if you don’t make the sort of impact you want.

    Before starting any Public Relations efforts, you need to seek knowledge.

    Innovative Public Relations Ideas To Use Right Now

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants.

    All praise belongs to God, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions and whoever follows them,

    To proceed,

    Let’s stop for a minute and think back.

    Imagine you are in a town before all the technology we take for granted today.

    Before touchscreen phones, before social media, before Google, websites, magazines or newspapers.

    Just you, your family, your neighbours and the rest of your town.

    Much simpler right?

    Let’s start here and build our way up.

    Obviously what people thing about us does play a role in our lives, but how should we conduct ourselves?

    Since people are not having their opinions moulded by print media or “smart” devices yet, then they are going to have to go off their own experiences with you, or narrations from sources they trust.

    And here’s the thing, in this town, so close together, what is the simplest and easiest way to leave a good Public Image?

    Just be a good person.

    This is something most people won’t tell you: That this is all there is to Public Relations.

    Yes, we all make mistakes, and if we disobey God and He hides that from the people then we shouldn’t reveal that – but just learn how to be a good person and focus on doing that and leave off what is with the people.

    That’s all there is to it.

    Along came Print Media.

    Instead of before when writing something multiple times required hand by hand copying, we now have machines to do that for us on a large scale.

    Great, but the game hasn’t changed.

    We need to just continue trying to be a good person and if print media is a tool that is useful to our dealings and we can afford it, then lets use it as extra leverage to do good.

    But that’s it all we should look to it for.

    Now, you might be thinking, “well, what if people lie about me?”.

    It doesn’t matter.

    The thing is, if they do, the way out from this is the same: just be a good person.

    God, The Most Merciful, is allowing this to come to us on account of our mistakes, so the way out from this difficulty is turning back to Him and doing what pleases Him (which is everything that is best for ourself and then others).

    In the time of the day that you set aside for whatever activity it is that you care about the PR for, just do as much good as you can and if that involves using technology then okay.

    Eventually, either people will realise that they have been lied to and abandon the people who misguided them, or they won’t.

    But if we turn our attention to the people and care more about what they think of us than about doing good, it doesn’t matter how much PR we have done. We would have stopped doing good, what does it matter if we look good or not?

    The Internet

    Along came the Internet.

    Yes, we’ve skipped over television as it’s really very similar to print media (in the hands of a few that they use to [often mis]lead the people).

    The Internet has so many benefits for people, but most people can’t control themselves.

    There is an access to lifetimes of knowledge and information, the type that the people of knowledge of old would have travelled on foot across countries to have access to.

    But most people give their minds over to bad people to fill it with whatever they want in return for “entertainment”.

    After these people there are also people who try to do good, and then they are tested.

    Some people say bad things about them or they post lies about them or perhaps they do make a mistake and people broadcast this over the internet.

    Okay, the answer is still the same, just be a good person.

    If you make a mistake with God, then cover that, but if your mistakes do come to public knowledge then do what good people do.

    Take responsibility.

    Ask God to forgive you, clarify to people the truth, make things right with any of the people you may have harmed.

    And then go right back to doing good.

    That’s it.

    All the internet is there for is to be an extra tool for us to do good.

    Innovative Public Relations

    Here is Innovative Public Relations in a sentance:

    Be as good as you possibly be, at scale.

    Again, all the technology is there for is to help us do more good.

    As for how, let’s get into the ideas:

    1. Build Something That Provides Value to Other People

    The first step is to build something that provides value to other people.

    Remember, the whole point of us using the internet is to extend our ability to do good.

    There are a number of stages to this, let’s go through them in order.

    Decide Who You Want To Help

    The internet is a pretty big place, so start by defining who you are trying to help.

    This applies to business, information services, public pursuits, etc.

    Is it people in a particular area, people with a particular problem, a particular group of people, profession, background, etc?

    Now that we are thinking of them, this leads in nicely to the next point:

    What Are Their Biggest Problems?

    We need to figure out what their biggest problems are in order to help them out. If we care about doing good to people, naturally we are going to want to move them away from harm and closer to what is beneficial to them.

    Bring to mind the people that you are trying to help and let’s consider the biggest problems they might be experiencing.

    All praise is to God Who has made finding people’s problems very easy.

    In all times, including today, from the best of methods is to ask and genuinely listen.

    If we already have a following, whether online or in person, let’s ask them what they need.

    Then pick the biggest ones of these to try to be a means of solving first, then the next and the next, etc.

    We aren’t saying that people will be able to identify what are there biggets problems right away, but ask them questions genuinely seeking to help benefit them and ythey may already feel better after that exercise alone.

    If you don’t already have a following, then today one might ask Google instead (by finding recommended searches that aren’t being answered well) since that is who the people are asking in large numbers.

    Answer Them Well

    Put the thing that people are searching for right where they are looking for it (at the top of Google results).

    If one were to build a website around this, they would be combining between 1, Building Something That Provides Value to Other People, and 2, Building It Out Of Things Which Robots Are Looking to Send People Towards.

    Like this we want to compound our actions which in this method is two-fold,

    1. Building something means that there may be something that is a means of benefiting others even when we aren’t actively working on it (we only have a few hours a day to spend on this remember!)
    2. Building it out of individual bricks that are being sought out by a company looking to send people to you.

    What about Social Media?

    We should look to set a snowball rolling on one particular platform first, preferably one where your content doesn’t begin to melt away every two weeks or so (i.e. Twitter, Instagram, etc).

    We want to pick one task that we do really well, then outsource the distribution and sharing to robots and our audience (by creating helpful content they may want to share with others).

    Either pay someone to set up a WordPress site or follow a decent online tutorial and do it in a day.

    Then write the answers to the searches we found above, on a regular basis.

    Leave the distribution to Google and your audience and focus on whatever thing you do to do good to other people.

    That’s it.

    3. Have Patience Upon All This

    There are things in the world that want to stop you doing good.

    From them are the bad people and the enemy within your own self.

    There might be part of you that thinks, it can’t be that simple?

    What about spending years studying Public Relations, how to manipulate the mob and how to make them like you, etc.

    It is that simple and if you want to spend years studying how to look like a good person instead of being a good person, then what can we do for you?

    Control yourself upon what we mentioned, go online to either seek knowledge of how to do good, do good to others or teach others about how to do good.

    Simple.

    May God extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.

  • The Importance of Social Media in SEO – and 7 Strategies You Should Use Right Now

    So SEO and Social Media Marketing are hot topics today, but with so much to think about online, which should we focus on?

    What’s the importance of social media in SEO and how can we use it to boost our online presence? 

    Here are the main points:

    • Yes, Social Media is an Important Tool in SEO!
    • If you haven’t already chosen your business name, choose one with a low competition page on Google. 
    • Take the Social Media names for all the major Social Media Sites (ex. Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, etc). 
    • Pick one core medium for posting content (make this your own Blog or Youtube – see why later) and use the other networks to increase your distribution, helping your audience.

    As for the details:

    The Importance of Social Media in SEO

    Think about it like this, Google and others are trying to build the world’s best A.I. at finding good content. 

    So really, this whole article might be summed up with: Create the best content you can. 

    That said, there are certain strategies you should absolutely use, if you are able, to help Google see that you are a legitimate voice in your field – and more importantly – to make it easier to help out your audience (delivering content to them via their chosen social media channels).

    Your Google Garden

    The importance of Social Media in SEO might be demonstrated with one look. 

    Complete this conversation:

    “Have you heard of [such and such person or business]?”

    “I don’t think so, let me _______ it.”

    Obviously, the answer is “Google it”. 

    Google has now become such an integral part of people’s day-to-day lives that it is even a verb in multiple languages. 

    If you want to help your ideal audience take care of your Google results page. 

    This is like the front garden of your house or the storefront to your business, it may be the first encounter people have with you and we want to make it good. 

    Social Media sites rank very easily on Google, if you want to see an example then just Google a less heard of name, don’t be surprised if the top results are a gathering of Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin Profiles:

    (I hope you are okay with this, all the David Basfords out there!)

    Now, do we see the importance of this?

    Set up your Social Media profiles on all the major sites and make sure to link to the Home or About Page on your website, in your profile.

    There are some more strategies down below showing how you want to cultivate this, and once you have your first page set up (don’t worry about page 2!) it is such a great form of leverage for you and your brand. 

    Authority

    Social Media may play a role in demonstrating to Google that you really are someone (or some business) that genuinely are who they say they are – and not just some site someone has set up for the Ad Money! 

    Use your social media to add reach to your voice in whatever field you post content and only post content about things that you are genuinely knowledgable about and want to help out the audience. 

    Traffic

    Posting out new articles or videos to your social media channels may help to give the right signals to Google that this is a live and Authoritative Website. 

    Not only that, but with sending all this content to where our audience is already (i.e. swiping through social media) this might be a great way of garnering that initial traffic bump on our posts. 

    This is something that Google definitely monitors (are you set up for Google Analytics and Search Console yet?) and it’s something you don’t want to miss out on. 

    Since some people experience month-long waits before their content starts to rank on Google, you want to have your content delivered to your audience right away instead and social media is a great way to help this.

    Social Media Strategies for SEO

    So now we see the importance of not overlooking Social Media in our SEO efforts, it’s time to put this knowledge into action. 

    Here are 7 Quick Fire Strategies to use right away in harnessing Social Media for your Search Engine Marketing:

    1. Choose Your Business Name Wisely

    If you haven’t already chosen a business name and have your marketing ball rolling, it’s worth having a good think about this. 

    There are two basic strategies that you want to consider. 

    1. Choose a Name with a very low competition Google Page
    2. Choose a name that might help you rank for your desired search terms. 

    Choosing a Unique Name

    For strategy one, a nice strategy is to go to an A.I. Business name suggester (the best we know of is Namelix) and find a name that suits your business – then quickly Google it and see what comes up. 

    If it is missing any authoritative sites (like Busineses, Blogs or Wikipedia) then this might be a great choice for you. 

    We personally used this strategy for a new marketing business and had our new Social Media accounts ranking in less than 48 hours and our website ranking not long after this. 

    Choosing an “SEO’d” Name

    As for strategy two, then this really isn’t for beginners if you are looking at competitive searches, and maybe for more experienced marketers at less competitive searches. 

    Think about it like this, if you wanted to rank for a term like “Best Digital Marketing Firm in California” – this might be very difficult, even if your business name is “BestCaliMarketing”. 

    However, if you want to rank for, “Horse Underwater Treadmill” a name like “EquineUnderwaterTreadmills” might be a good option. 

    That said, if you are not very experienced with good SEO practices, then go with a new business name from an A.I. generator.

    NOTE: Reading this article again it may be worth mentioning a third, which is when you are doing personal branding or you already have a name.

    In this case, consider the name or branding that meets the requirements of having the amount of vertical (market share/scalability) you are looking for, low compeition Google page and easy usability.

    General situation is the same here also, that it may be easy to rank for longer tail (first and last names first) then singular names only later (which is the same in normal dealings also).

    2. Register on ALL Social Media Networks

    Don’t skip over any Social Media sites in your SEO strategy. 

    You may think: “But I don’t plan on every posting on [Pinterest, Linkedin, Flickr, Vimeo, etc]?” 

    That’s no problem at all; remember, these sites rank very easily on Google. 

    What you want to do is help out searchers and Google in finding your best content. 

    Take a day and sign up for every single Social Media Network with as close to the same name as you can find to your business name. 

    *Then*, on every site you don’t plan on posting on, post something simple like this: 

    “Welcome to the [EquineUnderwaterTreadmills] Linkedin Page. 

    We don’t plan on actively updating here, so please check out our website instead here: https://horseysplash.com 

    [Available on NameCheap for $8.88/year – and with a low competition Google Page!]

    Take care, 

    The HorseySplash Team.”

    Simple, professional, and it might mean an even better Google Search Page. 

    3. Choose Your Main Content Mill

    Now we have set up all our social media, (and hopefully our website), it’s time to choose our main content home. 

    This should be either your own Blog or Youtube. 

    Why is this? Because it is searchable content. 

    If you post a great Tweet or Instagram post, after two weeks how many people might actually see it?

    Whereas with Google or Youtube, people might benefit from your content for the next 10 years. 

    As for the other networks, they are there for:

    4. Set Up a Distribution Schedule

    Now we have all these accounts, we might as well use them!

    However, be smart, don’t waste too much time on this. 

    Why? Because the content we put out here almost disappears after a week or so. 

    Basically, we just want to set up a system for distributing content after it is posted on our main network. 

    Nowadays, you might as well let a robot do this for you, look at IFTTT or Zapier for Free Automatic sharing of content across your Social Media Network. 

    5. Focus on The (Perhaps) 90%

    We mentioned this above, but it is important to stress that we focus on the 90% activity, which is creating content. 

    Remember, that Google and the likes are actually looking to send people to good content. 

    So focus on that and let them distribute for you. 

    That said, we do want to do this in a smart way that helps out our audience, and that is:

    6. Go Google Fishing

    It’s time to go Google Fishing. 

    This is where we look to help out Google, that in turn, they will help us benefit our audience. 

    The way you want to do this is to go to Google.com [or co.uk or .sg or wherever your target audience is] and begin typing in what you think your target audience might be searching for. 

    What we are looking for is this:

    Hopefully, Google is suggesting these searches for a reason. 

    What we want to do is go through some of these searches until we find searches where the question isn’t really being answered. 

    Take a look at one of the searches we chose:

    There are three main places we want to look at:

    1. The Snippet (Google’s Suggested Answer Box at the top) and Top Results
    2. “People Also Ask” 
    3. Related Searches

    Again, Google is suggesting these, hopefully because people are searching for it, so let’s find something that is not being answered very well. 

    Here are the related searches for “best social media strategy for nonprofits”:

    For this Google Fishing session, we chose “best social media for charities” and here is what came up:

    This is *just what we are looking for*. 

    We typed in “best social media for charities” and the best results are about “the best social media management platforms for charities” or “how and why charities are making the most of social media”. 

    See, this isn’t really answering the question – we’ve found our Google Fish. 

    Now it’s time to create our post, and based on how little relevant results are at the top of the page, it might not be suprising to rank pretty quickly. 

    Bonus Tip: Do a long session of Google Fishing at the start of your Content Planning and save all of these searches in a Spreadsheet (Google Sheets is Free). Then try not to go back until you have done the 90% – created all the articles!

    (If you do have ideas for more articles later than save these also for a later Fishing session)

    [Also, this might very easily be done on YouTube as well, but obviously, then it’s called Youtube Fishing!]

    7. Have Social Media Icons around Your Page 

    Lastly, you may want to consider having social media buttons around your blog.

    You want to make it easy for people to find your content in a place to suit them (like their main social media). 

    Putting follow links or share links around your blog may help you benefit readers again and again and also help them to benefit their close ones. 

    That said, it may effect the userability, information flow and ease of the website, so consider your situation specifically.

    Take care.

  • Why Is Service Quality Important in Today’s Business Environment?

    There is so much stuff coming towards us today.

    How many businesses are competing for your attention and paying large sums of money to do it!

    There are so many businesses providing almost indistinguishable services, how do we choose which one to give our service?

    The answer is simple:

    Provide the best quality service you possibly can. 

    Service Quality: What Separates the Fake from The Real.

    With all these people competing for your attention today, through social media, ads and other (sometimes pretty pushy) methods – we need something that has our customers choosing us over our competition. 

    The answer is so simple but it is overlooked by so many people and businesses. 

    It is to focus on giving the customer the best service you possibly can. 

    Why is this important?

    Because the customer has trusted you with their money and you had better believe this is a test!

    You earned their trust with whatever means of finding that employee you used – now what will you do with it?

    This is where the fakers are separated from the servicemen and women. 

    This is where you may acquire a lifelong customer, or where you break that trust that money can’t buy. 

    And today, thank God, it’s never been easier. 

    Today’s Business Environment

    Today, it is as though business has done a complete 180-degree flip. 

    Instead of how it used to be in the past, when people knew that the amount of money you have coming in is just a reflection of how good the quality of the service you are giving people is.

    Today, it’s as people think that you just need to bombard people with ads and track them across the web like a sniper in the woods, to just take their money and run. 

    Seriously, to the point of installing cookies on your digital device to find you on social media and not leave you until extracting your money. 

    Okay, maybe a bit dramatic, but I hope we get the picture. 

    Many people have forgotten that you are in business to provide quality service. 

    So if you focus on providing that, the rest will come to you anyway. 

    Slash Your Advertising Budget

    Here’s an idea you might not have heard online before. 

    Take all the money that you used to spend on grabbing people’s attention, and instead use it to provide the best service you possibly can to your customers. 

    This will set you massively apart from much of your competition. 

    Think about it like this, instead of spending money on finding a customer for one particular service and never hearing from them again – spend that money on THEM. 

    Seriously, provide them with the best service you possibly can. 

    How might this come back to you?

    We emphasise first that you just realise that the reason you are in business is to provide value to other people, so this should be enough on its own. 

    However, there are some ways and means we might think of that the money may just come back to us, that we might increase in our certainty. 

    Let Your Customers Do The Advertising For You

    Provide an amazing service to your customers. 

    Provide them with a service so good that they cannot keep their mouths closed about it. 

    Not only may you find in them a customer who comes back once or twice a year instead of just once. 

    But, your customers may become your own salesmen, telling their friends and family all about your service. 

    (That said, you may want to encourage them on their way out of the door also: 

    “We loved dealing with you [customer’s most beloved name] if you happen to tell any friends or family about your time we are more than happy to give you 10% of whatever they spend!”)

    Can this be compared to Facebook Ads in effectiveness?

    It’s a “Win-Win” instead of a “Look-Give Us Money”.

    You Actually Stand For Something

    How many businesses today are just sort of, there? 

    They do what they do, but they are just a business. 

    There’s no real buy-in from the customer in why they do what they do, and whenever something small changes in the marketplace (like someone mentioning that such and such business has a free trial or a small discount, etc) they and their service are gone. 

    That’s not what we want. 

    If you want customer loyalty, the answer is really simple. 

    Be loyal to your customer. 

    Repay the trust (and then some) that they placed in you when they gave you their money. 

    Their trusting that you wanted to give them more service quality than how much they valued their money. 

    Think about it like this. 

    Two companies: 

    Company 1: 

    Slogan: “We are here for you”

    Sure, Company 1 – the proof is in the pudding. 

    But, Company 2:

    Slogan: “Do you need anything else?”

    Thank you! You showed me instead of telling me. 

    Stand for something, take responsibility for the wellbeing of your customers and don’t be surprised if more people start to trust you with their business. 

    We Have Never Been More Connected, Yet Further Apart

    Don’t cringe yet, there is a point to this!

    Today, with all the social media and in your face “customer service” – emails, chatbots, pop-ups when you leave the page (these may work pretty well, granted) – it hasn’t actually brought us closer to other people. 

    How is this?

    When was the last time we had someone out of the blue message us from the past and ask to meet up and if we need anything? 

    Or send us a handwritten letter? 

    The reality is, things have become so automated today that it might be harder to gain the trust of people by using more robots. 

    The answer, however, is simple. 

    Forget about the money. 

    Do you want long term customers?

    Take a long term approach. 

    Call them up personally instead of just emailing them. 

    “Thanks a lot for answering so and so, I appreciate you taking the time to meet me last week. 

    I just wanted to ask if we missed anything and if there was anywhere you felt I fell short? 

    I hope you are well and that [name of their children or close person] is doing well.”

    What?!

    Where has this been?

    Which business can we choose over this business with our money?

    Quick-Fire Tips

    We are near the end of the article, but we don’t want to leave you without some actionable advice to take away with you. 

    We covered the mindset and some of the ways and means you might carry all this out, but here are a few things you might use straight away also: 

    • Keep notes on every single customer

    Far from overboard, remember how you might have studied for exams at school and made notes? Well, these customers are the way by which your livelihood is coming to you!

    Keep a spreadsheet of every single like and dislike of your customers, little facts and findings and make sure to open this up before you speak with or plan something for them (that’s “for them”, not “to them”). 

    Don’t worry if it becomes a long document, just hit CTRL / CMD and F to search the document by name or location. 

    (Google Sheets is Free by the way and syncs across multiple devices)

    • Care about your customer

    I’m not accusing you of not caring, what I mean is to go above and beyond. 

    That means not just caring about their money, but their health and time as well. 

    This might mean, instead of saying: 

    “Thanks for answering the call [customer] are you happy to complete a quick survey about your service last week?”

    Say this:

    “How is your state, [customer], is now an okay time to talk – I know you might be busy.”

    See, it’s gone from being about you to being about them.

    Why is Service Quality Important?

    Try to earn money by giving bad service!

    If you want to read more about how to give great customer service, feel free to stick around the site – but don’t worry, I know you might be busy (Do you get it?!)

    Thanks a lot for reading and take care, 

    Niall

  • How To Be More Attractive, Naturally

    Your attractiveness is a reflection of how healthy you are as a person.

    Opening

    You have done well in coming to this article, as the only way to become more attractive over time is to do it naturally. 

    Meaning, that you seek to increase the health of your body and mind – and have patience in waiting for that to show upon the skin.

    All other methods (such as covering over flaws with harmful chemicals) will result in decreased attractiveness over time.

    The things that make a person attractive or unattractive might be divided into three categories.

    Sickness

    Health

    Beautification

    Certain things have been made beautiful for us in order that we reproduce effectively and succeed each other in the earth.

    This means that harmful characteristics to reproduction have been made unattractive to us, and things that are beneficial to it attractive to us.

    For the person looking to become more attractive then, there is a 4 step approach we should take:

    1. Preserve Good Characteristics
    2. Avert Harmful Things
    3. Remove Harmful Things
    4. Attain Beneficial Things

    Let’s look a bit deeper:

    Sickness

    We are born (the overwhelming majority of us) in a healthy state. 

    Then we are subjected to the environment in which there are things beneficial to us and things harmful to us. 

    We are born not knowing these. 

    Some of things our parents or teachers may have been aware of and taught us. 

    However, upon reaching maturity it is our responsibility to find out the rest – in order of highest importance to least. 

    These harmful things detract from the good health of the person – resulting in reduced attractiveness. 

    Some of these you may be familiar with:

    • Skin devoid of good colour,
    • Mouth breathing – and the harmful effect on facial structure that results from this,
    • Unhealthy weight gain,
    • Other bone structure issues,
    • Acne, etc

    And other than this from that which we are looking to avoid. 

    Removing harms from the servant comes before attaining benefit in our pursuit of more natural attractiveness, as the servant has to remove disease which may become worse over time. 

    This is like removing the weeds from your garden before planting new nice plants.

    However, before this we must preserve what good health we do have with us.

    For example, you may have already good habits as regards eating and drinking or exercise. 

    Make sure that you take measures to preserve these good traits first, as seeking to improve without a firm grasp of what you already have is like dropping sticks you have for sticks you might not pick up. 

    Preserving Good Health

    First then we need to define good health – what constitutes it, what supports it and what detracts from it. 

    Our health is a reflection of a number of factors:

    – Our Actions

    – The actions of those around us

    – The actions of those before us

    Since we, the world around us and those before us were created upon a good and healthy form, the things which detract from it are in fact the results of people’s bad actions. 

    This is a result of two things – either acting without knowledge or following harmful desires after knowing the truth. 

    For example, it may be that a person does not know that certain cooking oils cause inflammation in the body which may cause weight gain even at reduced calorie consumption. 

    Or, it might be that a person has known and become aware of the fact that a certain element IS harmful to them, yet they contain to consume it or surround themselves with it. 

    There may be a certain companion who calls you to do things which you know are harmful to yourself. 

    Or a desire for something which is clearly more harmful overall than the short term desire that comes with it.

    Therefore, when looking at the things we should be preserving before looking to improve our attractiveness, we should look at the actions we are doing (or habits) that we wish to continue to act upon. 

    Then, prevent ourselves from falling into bad habits, then remove actions which we may have fallen into that are taking us away from being naturally attractive.

    To aid us upon this, let’s define what is a healthy way of living, to identify characteristics that fit within this to.

    In doing so, we may also identify activities to leave altogether which requires very little effort (now we are focus on the good, natural, healthy actions).

    Side Note: look how much this contrasts to the advice of beauty product companies who want you to rush blindly into buying their (unnecessary) products!

    A healthy routine:

    • Wake up Early and Pray to God alone.
    • Drink some mineral/spring water early on to prevent thirst or dehydration driving bad decisions,
    • Eat some high nutrient density carbohydrates in the morning to prevent cravings and lack of energy,
    • Stay awake past sunrise do some exercise and take care of major intelligence tasks,
    • Take some long deep breaths at least once a day 
    • Perhaps a brief nap around noon (common in warmer climates) 
    • Take walks in nature after each meal to help digestion and reflect upon the creation,
    • Drink before eating so that thirst is not mistaken for dehydration
    • Eat small, nutrient-dense meals to keep away excessive hunger and avoid overeating.
    • Finish eating three hours before bed to aid digestion
    • Pray and sleep early after it to help you wake up before the sun rises. 

    With this, the servant is in line with the Command of his Lord, the rest of the creation and has satisfied his needs. 

    There are things in addition to this that may also prove beneficial – which are mentioned later.

    Whatever of the above the servant is doing then they should continue upon that and preserve it. 

    As for what is opposed to this, then this should be left out – starting with the most important first.

    God

    The rectification in all affairs begins only with returning to The Creator and singling Him out in worship. 

    God created us with a purpose, which He has informed us of by way of His prophets and messengers.

    We have all been created to worship God alone and noone else. This is literally the reason for our existence, what we have been created for.

    Thus, rectification of the heart, the body, the individual begins with fulfilling the purpose of our creation.

    You have needs and the greatest is that you turn to your Lord completely and away from any and all false objects of worships (like angels, prophets, statues, etc).

    How can there be any improvement for the one who submits to a created being that is controlled and regulated like they are?

    How can they oppose their desires long enough to move from unhealthy to healthy or less attractive to more attractive – if they cannot give up useless actions for their Creator, The Bestower of favours!?

    Thus, to seek to improve ones self you have to learn about the purpose of your creation and fulfill it – now one has a foundation to build upon by God’s Permission.

    If you submit to God upon monotheism, then your prayers will be answered in what is good.

    Ask Him to make you beautiful and He will make you beautiful.

    Simple.

    If you are not a Muslim yet, then go and read this article before finishing this one, and act upon it!

    Prayer 

    Prayer is the second pillar of submission to God alone (which in Arabic is called Islam) and in it is the prevention of the sole from evil deeds and following of harmful desires.

    Likewise, it comes before any other act upon the limbs – what is an act for The Creator compared to an act for the creation!?

    With turning away from worldly desires 5 times throughout the day, washing the limbs in the way God Commanded and turning one’s heart and body to Him alone, comes the choosing of God and what pleases Him over what pleases oneself. 

    With the above two (monotheism and prayer) the servant has been granted the best of this world and the best of provision with which to meet his Creator. 

    From the Grace of God is that He may grant the slave additional benefits through the establishment of the prayer, though these are not what we perform the prayer for. 

    From these are the aligning of the body with the movement of the sun through the sky (making sound the circadian rhythm), exercising the body through the positions that please God, humbling oneself and remembering that this life will be over soon and leaving off the world, training the nafs to choose what is right over harmful desires.

    Sleep

    Insufficient or low quality sleep may lead to cravings and bad decisions. 

    We should be careful to maintain a good sleep schedule (in line with the alternation fo the night and the day) to help maintain the brain and body. 

    It may not be lost on you the paleness and black-eyed look of the sleep-deprived person!

    Low quality sleep may be caused by:

    • Eating too soon before going to bed,
    • Sleeping in a bad position (sleep on your right side) ,
    • Not having performed sufficient exercise during the day (go for a walk! – see later),
    • Lack of minerals and nutrients (see below also!)
    • Too much usage of technology (perhaps there should be a whole post about this!).

    Air

    Relax and take a few deep breaths once a day and tell me you don’t feel the difference.

    When the breath becomes short and constricted and the chest tight, the body becomes harder to control and the ability to turn away from desires impaired. 

    Take what you need of long deep breaths where you don’t think about the creation at all. 

    Start with once a day whenever is easy. 

    Water

    We have been made such that less than a week without water will prove fatal for most people.

    The need for it should not need explaining with perhaps over 2/3rds of the body composed of water. 

    Restriction of water is more harmful than that of food and supplements – so naturally this should be accounted for before these.

    Often times it is that the servant has mistaken thirst for hunger and filled the body with what it doesn’t need right now – which it now has to process. 

    In addition, the brain (which is a delegated control system for the heart) is created largely of water – so when we become dehydrated our ability to acquire knowledge and choose correct action (i.e. be intelligent) may also become impaired.

    With the importance of water we should care about where we take it also. 

    The water supplies of the industrialised world (since you are reading this from the internet that will likely mean you) have been polluted with a number of agents that are harmful to health and in turn attractiveness.

    From them are medicines, hormones, toxic substances and specifically fluoride, a poison to humans that reduces intelligence. 

    In addition, this water may be deficient of key minerals that it later the body seeks from food instead, leading to overfeeding. 

    Instead, water should be taken from freshwater sources (i.e. spring or mineral water) – which is easy and cheap to resource now, thank God.

    How many of the unattractive practices are tied to dehydration? From drinking fizzy drinks to interrupted sleep, overeating and many more. 

    To help become more naturally attractive, make sure you have ample spring/mineral water kept cold and ready to drink – BEFORE becoming thirsty!

    Carbohydrates

    Sugar is the fuel of the brain. 

    Carbs are good and necessary for good human functioning. 

    The staple fuel source of slim, more attractive societies is carbohydrates. 

    Whether people were upon rice, corn, maize, wheat, fruit, dates – when the basis of the diet of a people turns from carbohydrates lack these, to instead protein or fat as a fuel source – the waistlines grow, the faces lose colour and health decreases. 

    In addition, with the lack of energy, the people turn to stimulants for energy, such as coffee, chocolate (high in caffeine) and fizzy/energy drinks (which increase dehydration and acidification of the body).

    With these come increase loss of colour from the skin (unattractive in both sexes), irrational decision making from caffeination and periods of fast and slow action that may carry someone away from good actions. 

    Make sure the staple of your diet is carbohydrates. 

    Though based upon falsehood, the vegan movement has fooled some people into thinking it is a sustainable diet, perhaps mostly due to its primary focus as carbohydrates as a fuel source leading to some short term health benefits. 

    If you focus on high nutrient density carbohydrates, you will likely not have to worry about protein or fat – as a little of these go a long way. 

    Nutrients

    When we become overfed we become sluggish, hard to exercise and hard to choose other attractive habits. 

    In addition, waistlines may grow and we may be more susceptible to illness in the near future.

    To account for this, we should make the first port of call with our diet to eat massively nutrient-dense foods first and give our body what it needs. 

    With this, our hungry might return to a natural amount, and we may eat foods necessary to seek to add colour to the face (such as beta-carotene rich foods, tomatoes and wild pink salmon), strength to the body and ability to the brain. 

    Walking

    Walking is a foundation to good physical health and most people are able to pick this up right away as an attractive habit. 

    Make sure you walk amongst nature whatever you are able, though if you have to walk on unnatural surfaces such as concrete or tarmac, make sure you wear level shoes with sufficient padding to prevent weakness of the body. 

    Take a walk of at least ten minutes once a day after your small, regular, nutrient-dense meals to help aid digestion and extract benefits from being amongst nature. 

    Make sure to walk in the sunlight to help with natural Vitamin D production also. 

    The above covers a lot of the bases of good health, and in turn natural beauty. 

    Unsurprisingly, it means accounting for your nature and being in line with nature!

    Removing Harms 

    Now that we have an idea of where we want to move our selves towards, there may be things in between us and that. 

    How do we deal with this?

    After taking measures to fulfill our purpose for creation and fulfill all of God’s Commands and prohibitions, then preserving helpful worldly habits, it’s time to avert and remove harms.

    The greatest of them we alluded to when we mentioned God’s prohibitions, as these are the truly harmful things which He has informed us of for our benefit.

    These are the most harmful things to attractiveness, and are clear for the one who reflects, from the worldly ill effects of these are: 

    • Alcohol corrupts intelligence, leads to following of desires and ill health. 
    • Pork leads to corruption of the body and manners,
    • Taking part in interest leads to poverty and having to work too many hours than are healthy for the body and mind. 

    As for after these, the beneficial world habits which we may have been granted – then these are aids to help us upon obedience to God. 

    If you obey God, then ask Him to make you beautiful – He will. 

    And what is your power to beautify yourself compared to His?

    As for removing harms, then we want to flush them out with good, natural helpful things. 

    Acquire what you should be consuming or surrounding yourself with it.

    Make sure you have enough for when you are in need of it, and a plan in place for what to do if you run out, how you want to source more. 

    For example, have enough bottled spring water for when you are thirsty and have some ready chilled for when you are in need of it (e.g. after exercise or sweating – which is a natural and healthy body process – if you are worried about the smell then use potassium alum salt deodorant which stops the smell but not the sweating – which is natural and helpful for removing toxins from the body).

    You want to be in a situation where there is no reason for not reverting to harmful things (e.g. tap water in some respects). 

    Other examples might be, like alluded to above, replacing harmful antiperspirants with natural salt deodorant (potassium alum), coffee with fruit juice, harmful companions with companions who remind you of God, etc.

    Now that you have replaced the bad with the good, removing the bad completely. 

    Remove it far away from you that you might never fall back into it. 

    Seeking Benefits

    Naturally, in acting upon what has proceeded you will have already have gathered a number of benefits.

    As for extra benefits, then look first to see that the foundation of good health has been restored. 

    Then that any unnatural elements have been removed. 

    As for what remains after this, then we are looking to perfect the foundational we have already laid which more focused habits. 

    For example: 

    Adding a weight resisted form of exercise at once per week to start. 

    Adorning ourselves with noble manners, in our thoughts (which become) words (which become) actions.

    Seeking out the best possible companionship to replace some of the good companionship we already have (those granted knowledge of God’s Religion – Islam – and action upon it).

    See, with this we are looking to slowly move towards perfection, and naturally, our attractiveness will just be a reflection of this. 

    As time goes on we should reflect upon where are we as regards these areas, where we may improve and move closer to perfection, putting the most important of affairs first.

    How to become more attractive naturally?

    Know, that your attractiveness is just a reflection of how much your are fulfilling your purpose of creation. 

    You are a person who has needs and a Creator Who has taught us how to fulfill them. 

    If you turn away from the creation to the Creator, He will cause the world to come to you – though it shouldn’t be your aim. 

    I ask God, The Perfect and Most High, that He guides you to what is best for you, that He grants you the purest of heart, mind and body and makes you of those whom He enters into the abode that is eternal and everyone is beautiful. 

  • Should I Become a Muslim?

    Yes. 

    Opening

    All praise belongs to God, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and bestow peace upon him, his family, his companions and those who follow guidance until the Day of Judgement. 

    To proceed,

    God has said,

    Were you created by nothing, or did you create yourself?

    Obviously neither of these is correct – as before you existed you were nothing, and nothing doesn’t have the ability to create anything.

    Nor does any of the creation have the attributes needed to create a human being. 

    – from a drop of sperm to a grown man or woman with strength and intelligence! 

    So who does?

    The Creator, Sustainer and Owner of Everything. 

    He is Perfect, Free of all needs. 

    He created you, and He did not need to do that. 

    He has given you everything you have and as long as you are in the world He will continue to provide for you from all the other things He has created. 

    So how can we not be grateful to Him?

    What is Islam?

    Islam is to submit to God alone upon monotheism, yielding to Him in obedience, turning away from polytheism and its people.

    God, The One Disposing of the affairs, has not left us without guidance. 

    He has been continually sending Prophets and Messengers to teach us about Him and how we should show gratitude to Him. 

    The most important affair, the foundation of the call of all the Prophets and Messengers is that you make your worship sincerely for God alone.

    Just as there is no Creator and no Provider besides Him, and everything is Created, Owned and Controlled by Him – then He alone is deserving of worship. 

    Who Are The Muslims?

    A muslim is one who has submitted to God alone upon monotheism (worshipping Him alone).

    How can we not submit to God, when we have no food, except what He gives us? 

    وَٱتْلُ عَلَيْهِمْ نَبَأَ إِبْرَٰهِيمَ

    And recite to them the news of Abraham,

    إِذْ قَالَ لِأَبِيهِ وَقَوْمِهِۦ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ

    When he said to his father and his people, “What do you worship?”

    قَالُوا۟ نَعْبُدُ أَصْنَامًا فَنَظَلُّ لَهَا عَٰكِفِينَ

    They said: “We worship idols, and to them we are ever devoted.”

    قَالَ هَلْ يَسْمَعُونَكُمْ إِذْ تَدْعُونَ

    He said: “Do they hear you, when you call (on them)?

    أَوْ يَنفَعُونَكُمْ أَوْ يَضُرُّونَ

    “Or do they benefit you or do they harm (you)?”

    قَالُوا۟ بَلْ وَجَدْنَآ ءَابَآءَنَا كَذَٰلِكَ يَفْعَلُونَ

    They said: “Nay, but we found our fathers doing so.”

    قَالَ أَفَرَءَيْتُم مَّا كُنتُمْ تَعْبُدُونَ

    He said, “Then do you see what you have been worshipping,

    أَنتُمْ وَءَابَآؤُكُمُ ٱلْأَقْدَمُونَ

    “You and your ancient forefathers?

    فَإِنَّهُمْ عَدُوٌّ لِّىٓ إِلَّا رَبَّ ٱلْعَٰلَمِينَ

    “Verily! They are enemies to me, save the Lord of the Worlds;

    ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَنِى فَهُوَ يَهْدِينِ

    “Who has created me, and it is He Who guides me;

    وَٱلَّذِى هُوَ يُطْعِمُنِى وَيَسْقِينِ

    “And it is He Who feeds me and gives me to drink.

    وَإِذَا مَرِضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ

    “And when I am ill, it is He Who cures me.

    وَٱلَّذِى يُمِيتُنِى ثُمَّ يُحْيِينِ

    “And Who will cause me to die, and then will bring me to life;

    وَٱلَّذِىٓ أَطْمَعُ أَن يَغْفِرَ لِى خَطِيٓـَٔتِى يَوْمَ ٱلدِّينِ

    “And Who, I hope will forgive me my faults on the Day of Recompense,”

    The Noble Qur’an 26:69-82

    Is there anyone worth submitting to after Him?

    If God took away your food and drink, who besides Him could give you provision that you might sustain yourself?

    If He took away your sight and hearing, who after him could make you see again?

    See, you are submitted to God’s Will already. 

    God, The Most High, has given you a choice, between being grateful or being ungrateful.

    He has created a group for Paradise and a group for the fire. 

    He Knows what you will choose and He has given you your will as a test. 

    You can’t escape Him in the heavens and the earth. 

    Our lives are short and what comes after is forever.

    If God wills for you to die tomorrow, could you stop Him?

    Do you know that when you go to sleep at night, if you will wake up again?

    How Can I Go To Paradise?

    Paradise belongs to God. 

    He has prepared it for the monotheists and sent to us callers to it, teaching mankind how to submit to Him and how they might please Him that He will enter them into His Paradise.

    Everyone who submits to God upon monotheism, shunning every other object of worship, will enter Paradise. 

    God has informed us of this through His Messengers and in His Books. 

    From them in the past were The Torah and The Gospel – however, they do not remain in their world in their original form, people have taken bits out and added others in. 

    The Qur’an is the last of God’s Books and He has preserved it to this time of ours. 

    Not a single part of it has changed and the Arabic language remains a living language that is spoken by millions of people to this very day.

    Who Was Muhammad?

    Muhammad, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, was the last messenger whom God sent to all mankind. 

    He lived in the city of Mecca in Arabia – where his ancestors Abraham and Ishmael (Abraham’s son) had built the Kaabah.

    His religion and call was the same as all the messengers before him, such as his forefathers Abraham and Noah, and Moses and Jesus. 

    He called the people to worship God alone and shun the false objects of worship. 

    Whereas the previous messengers were sent to their own particular peoples, the Prophet Muhammad was sent to all mankind.

    He was rejected by most of his people at first who even tried to kill him and did kill some of his followers!

    God commanded him and his followers to migrate to the city of Medinah where God continued to reveal His Speech (The Qur’an) and teach those who had submitted to Him the rest of what was beneficial to them and harmful to them. 

    Remember, that God is Perfect and Free of all needs, we cannot benefit Him and we cannot harm Him. 

    If we show gratitude – it is for our own self, and if someone were to turn away, it is only to their own harm. 

    God teaches us the beneficial and harmful things for our benefit. 

    Who Will God Forgive?

    God forgives the sins of anyone who repents and leaves them – so long as they have submitted to Him alone in monotheism.

    There doesn’t need be anyone involved except Him. 

    He is the All-Hearer and The All-Knower, how could we call on other than Him?

    How Does Someone Become a Muslim?

    To submit to God, say, sincerely for God alone:

    “I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah (God) alone and Muhammad is His slave and messenger.”

    Whoever does so is a Muslim – and if they finish their life upon it, without having done anything to leave Islam, they will enter Paradise. 

    I hope you will choose Paradise, though you are responsible for your own self.

    I ask God, The Perfect and Most High, to guide you to that which pleases Him, which is what is best for you.

    May God extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.

    From another slave whom God guided to Islam.

  • Make Me Believe in God

    I want you to believe, but I cannot make you.

    In this post – we have laid out, by God’s Permission, all the proof that any seeker of the truth would need to believe in God, The Most High. 

    But we can’t make you believe. 

    You have been given control over your own heart, what you believe in is your responsibility.

    If you believe – that is for your own good. 

    I hope you will.

    Know that the truth is simple, all you have to do is believe in it when it comes to you. 

    Think

    Tell me, who created your house?

    You can’t see them, but you know they exist. 

    We also know certain things about them. 

    Their being able to do it and their having the knowledge, will and wisdom to do it also. 

    Then what is harder to create:

    A house, or The Sky and everything in it and The Earth and everything upon it?

    All of their rules and regulations, cause and effect mechanisms, beauty and order.

    Right. 

    Who has the Knowledge, Will, Power and Wisdom to create all of this?

    You already know the answer. 

    Separate

    There are two different things in existence. 

    The Creator and what He created. 

    The Creator has always existed and always will exist. 

    He has Perfect Power, Will, Might, Wisdom, and Knowledge. 

    He creates whatever, whenever and however He Wills, and His decree is just.

    He is The Most Merciful and has not neglected His creation. 

    Not only did He create you when you were nothing and nurtured you through His various favours (including your parents) until you could see and hear and understand, growing stronger in body and mind. 

    But He has also sent Prophets and Messengers to mankind to inform them about their Lord. 

    His Names, Attributes and Actions, 

    What pleases Him and what displeases Him, The Magnificient, The Trustworthy Disposer of Affairs. 

    The first of The Messengers He sent to mankind was Noah and there have been many after him; from the most well known are Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, may God extol Him in the highest company of the angels and grant him peace.

    They all informed their respective peoples about their Lord and instructed them to make all of their worship for Him alone. 

    Since He is The Only Creator, The Only One Disposing of the affairs, He is The Only One deserving of our worship. 

    They also taught their people how to do this. 

    What to believe, say and do to please God. 

    The former nations have now passed away – and our nation is the nation of Muhammad, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace. 

    God sent to him The Qur’an, which is the last of The Revealed Books. 

    They are all The Speech of God to His Messengers. 

    From those that came before were The Torah (Which God Spoke to Moses) and The Gospel (Which God Spoke to Jesus). 

    These previous books were for their respective nations and have since been altered, distorted, bits taken out and bits added in.

    The Qur’an, however, God has protected it, from its revelation up until this time of ours. 

    It is completely unchanged, Perfect and unable to be replicated (not even a single chapter, the shortest of which is 3 verses). 

    It cannot be imitated and there is no flaw or contradiction in it. 

    God, The Perfect and Most High, even challenges those who are in doubt about The Qur’an to bring a chapter like it. 

    He, The Most High, has said,

    وَإِن كُنتُمْ فِى رَيْبٍ مِّمَّا نَزَّلْنَا عَلَىٰ عَبْدِنَا فَأْتُوا۟ بِسُورَةٍ مِّن مِّثْلِهِۦ وَٱدْعُوا۟ شُهَدَآءَكُم مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ إِن كُنتُمْ صَٰدِقِينَ

    “And if you (O unbelievers) are in doubt about what We have sent down upon Our servant (Muhammad), then produce a chapter of its like and call upon your witnesses besides God, if you are truthful.

    فَإِن لَّمْ تَفْعَلُوا۟ وَلَن تَفْعَلُوا۟ فَٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱلنَّارَ ٱلَّتِى وَقُودُهَا ٱلنَّاسُ وَٱلْحِجَارَةُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْكَٰفِرِينَ

    But if you do not — and you will never be able to do so —then fear the Fire whose fuel is men and stones, prepared for the disbelievers.”

    The Qur’an 2:23

    So they will never be able to do so, even if everyone gathered together to try and do it. 

    The Qur’an is The Speech of God, an explanation of everything, a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe.

    What Remains after The Truth?

    What we have said is enough for the one of sound intellect to see the truth and accept it. 

    All that remains after this is falsehood; either bad desires or bad ideas. 

    Bad Desires

    As for bad desires, then know that whatever it is that the disbelieving people (those who cover the clear truth in order to follow their vain desires) seek after, it is the only delusion. 

    God owns everything in existence, do you think by disbelieving in Him you will be successful?

    If they only submitted to Him and asked of Him He would give them, surely He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

    The lives of these misguided ones will very soon be over. 

    How will the wealth they cling on to help them then?

    Or their children or their women or their authority? 

    We will all soon be dust and bones; there is no avoiding death. 

    God, The Blessed and Most High, has said,

    كَيْفَ تَكْفُرُونَ بِٱللَّهِ وَكُنتُمْ أَمْوَٰتًا فَأَحْيَٰكُمْ ثُمَّ يُمِيتُكُمْ ثُمَّ يُحْيِيكُمْ ثُمَّ إِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ

    “How can you disbelieve in God? Seeing that you were dead and He gave you life. Then He will give you death, then again will bring you to life (on the Day of Resurrection) and then unto Him you will return.”

    The Qur’an 2:28

    This life is very short, consider how it is when the old person says that they remember their childhood like it was only yesterday. 

    We need to prepare for what comes after it. 

    You have not been created to play about and to try to hide this fact. 

    Know, that God has created another life that is forever.

    He has informed all His Prophets and Messengers of this and they taught it to their people. 

    Therein everyone will have what they desire and there is no difficulty. 

    Everyone is in eternal bliss, never aging or becoming ill.

    God, The Mighty and Majestic, has said,

    وَبَشِّرِ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَعَمِلُوا۟ ٱلصَّٰلِحَٰتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ جَنَّٰتٍ تَجْرِى مِن تَحْتِهَا ٱلْأَنْهَٰرُ كُلَّمَا رُزِقُوا۟ مِنْهَا مِن ثَمَرَةٍ رِّزْقًا قَالُوا۟ هَٰذَا ٱلَّذِى رُزِقْنَا مِن قَبْلُ وَأُتُوا۟ بِهِۦ مُتَشَٰبِهًا وَلَهُمْ فِيهَآ أَزْوَٰجٌ مُّطَهَّرَةٌ وَهُمْ فِيهَا خَٰلِدُونَ

    “And give glad tidings to those who believe and do righteous good deeds, that for them will be Gardens under which rivers flow. Every time they will be provided with a fruit therefrom, they will say: “This is what we were provided with before,” and they will be given things in resemblance (i.e. in the same form but different in taste) and they shall have therein purified spouses and they will abide therein forever.”

    The Qur’an 2:25

    But it is only for those who believe.

    Bad Ideas (Doubts)

    As for bad ideas or doubts, then the truth has come to you, so grab ahold of it, believing in it, and hold on! 

    Increase in your knowledge, find out what you need to do to prepare for your meeting with God and what you need to bring. 

    There are many doubts and bad people calling to them – don’t let them fool you and don’t fool yourself!

    Refutations

    For the sincere seeker of truth, we have prepared some weapons for you that you might be armed against some of these silly ideas.

    Let’s refute some of their lies now so you might be armed for your journey to God:

    “But so and so said something different?”

    As we mentioned, there are many people who know the truth and there are those who do not know. 

    As for those who do not know, then they are to be taught by people able to do that if the benefit outweighs the harm. 

    And as for those who know, but do not want the truth, they are to be turned away from and the people warned against them.

    These people are many, who sell the truth to seek after a worldly gain like money or status, etc, yet there is no goodness in this life or the next except through learning the truth, believing in it and acting upon it.

    But most of mankind do not perceive this.

    “But the Big Bang and Evolution?”

    These are Hows, not Whos.

    If you say, “Who created the sky and the earth?”, and someone replies “Big Bang” – this is a person lacking intelligence.

    Likewise, if you were to say “Who created man?” and they reply “Evolution”.

    These are Hows, not Whos; imagined, dreamed up Hows, imagined processes.

    It is not a Who, a being with attributes.

    They are not beings with Knowledge, Power, Will and Wisdom. 

    If people claim that there is no God, because they claim to know how He created the creation – this is nonsense.

    Would you accept this line of reasoning: “Who created your shirt?”, answer, “The Machine“.

    These people clearly have some serious issues.

    As for these guessed at Hows, then read the statement of God, The Most High,

    مَّآ أَشْهَدتُّهُمْ خَلْقَ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَلَا خَلْقَ أَنفُسِهِمْ وَمَا كُنتُ مُتَّخِذَ ٱلْمُضِلِّينَ عَضُدًا

    “I did not make them witness to the creation of the heavens and the earth or to the creation of themselves, and I would not have taken the misguiders as assistants.”

    The Qur’an 18:51

    Again, there are people with vain desires (wealth, status, arrogance, etc) who come up with excuses to justify these. 

    God has informed us of how He created the heavens and the earth, but these people fear that admitting the truth may mean losing out on a short-term worldly matter, so they lie and cover the truth.

    Rather, they lose out on a Paradise as wide as the heavens and the earth; let us not be like them!

    As for specific refutations of The Big Bang Theory and The Evolution Theory then know,

    The likeness of the Big Bang proponents is like one who saw the starts one night, then went away. Then he returned the next night and saw that the stars were slightly further apart than the day before.

    Then he says:

    “For the whole time I have observed the sky, the stars have been moving apart – therefore – they used to all be in one place!”

    Stupid.

    Stars move whenever and however God wills them to move.

    As for evolution, then if evolution is the process – why has it stopped all of a sudden?

    Where are all the birds with one wing – “evolving” the other one; or three-legged cats and dogs with no ears?

    Rather, when we see these sorts of creatures we know that something has caused damage to it, not that it is “mutating”.

    “But What About Atoms and molecules, etc” 

    These are Whats, not Whos.

    This is what they say that some of the creation is made of, not Who made it. 

    “But They Talk About Random Processes” 

    Nothing cannot create anything.

    Why are there all these rules and regulations and cause and effect mechanisms in this creation and Who created them?

    Make Me Believe in God

    That’s not my job, it’s yours.

    We hope that you will take a hold of the truth and act upon it, but we can’t make you, God has given you your will to test you, do you want guidance?

    Submit to Him upon what He loves and is pleased with, don’t you want Paradise?

    May God extol His Messenger in the highest company of the angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.

  • What Order Should You Eat Your Food In? – Proper Food Combining.

    The order we eat food in definitely matters.

    Our bodies digest foods at different speeds, if we eat a heavy food first (like well-done steak) and then a light one (like fruit) it may start to turn bad while the other food is digesting and take our bodies to un-ease! Eat a small number of foods (or just one type) at the same time, eat the fastest digesting food first, then the next fastest, etc. This may look like the following:
    • Water
    • Coconut Water
    • Juices
    • Smoothies
    • Soups
    • Fruits with much Water
    • Fruits with less Water
    At least a 30-minute break.
    • Vegetables
    • Starches
    • Beans, Legumes
    • Nuts
    • Grains
    • Animal Products
      • Lighter
      • Heavier

    There are also a number of different things related to food ordering you should look to use for optimal health, intellect and wellness – let’s have a look:

    Food Ordering

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants.

    All praise belongs to God, may He extol His Messenger in the Highest Company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions and whoever follows guidance until the Day of Judgment. To proceed, let’s look firstly at food ordering throughout our day:

    In The Day

    Make sure you start your day with water and a source of sugar.

    Our bodies need water and sugar for fuel and if they are not properly fuelled from the beginning of the day this may lead to binging later! Of the fruits, choose those high in water content in the morning to help activity and aprevent dehydration (you’ve just slept without drinking for how many hours, remember!) Also, make sure you have water a little while before all of your meals, and after exercise or sweating – before you become thirsty. In the afternoon, make sure again that you have had what you need of carbs/sugar, though you may choose to have less water content fruits now (like dates and figs, etc) just make sure to still take on enough water. In the evening, this is when you might wish to take the proteins and good fats you need to support your body. Make sure though, that you leave around 3 hours between eating and sleeping, as the body’s digestive processes slow down when we are lying down. Also, when lying, vapours may rise to the head if not enough time is placed between them both and again, lead our bodies to un-ease. Try to leave 3 hours between eating and sleeping (on your right side) and make sure to try to:

    Walk after Food

    Walking straight after eating has a known effect on helping the body digest these foods. A walk of 10 minutes or so in nature has so many benefits. Go outside, breathe some fresh air and look at a nice, natural environment. Reflect upon The Greatness of God, His favours upon us and the gratitude which we need to show to Him alone. From His favours upon us are His legislating acts of worship to show gratitude to Him, that He has made beneficial for us in this life an the next, though we are only to do them for Him. This include walking to the Mosque for prayers five times a day and much more besides.

    Don’t Recline Straight After Food

    As we mentioned above, reclining after (or during eating) food has been noted to cause vapours to raise up to the head and slow down the body and the intellect. Instead, go for your walk like above!

    Additional Benefits

    Two benefits additional to food order, are to raise your head while sleeping and sleep on your right side. Sleeping on the right side improves the remaining, later digestive processes, whilst raising the head helps to prevent fluid rising up to the head and causing headaches and other signposts of a body at un-ease.

    Food in The Week

    As there is a balancing act between acquiring all the nutrients we need, the money we have to work with and the amount of food our bodies should actually be processing – we need to have a plan in place to help our bodies digest food. It’s well known that a big cause of un-ease is when the body has not utilised completely all of the food it has been eating, and this backs up to the point where the body needs a break. One of the worldly benefits of fasting (again, not that we do acts of worship for the world) is that it helps to clear the body of backed up food and make the body easier to control. If you are not already fasting your portion of the year (the month made obligatory by The All-Knowing, All-Wise) or of the week/month (as extra worship) then perhaps you are experiencing a reduction of patience, health and intellect from leaving this off – which in turn may well lead to reduced income and beneficial human interactions.

    Foods to Include Weekly

    In addition, there are other foods which should be included on a weekly basis (if not daily in smaller amounts) to help maintain optimal health. This includes honey which may be used to keep our digestion running well – read Balanced Weight Loss for more info.

    What Order Should You Eat Your Food In?

    All of the above may form the basis of our learning to fuel our bodies in the best way. What does it react well to, or react not so well to? With reflecting upon this, over time, you may notice a reduction in un-ease and cravings and an increase in intellect. Make sure to chew all your food properly, so that the body may have its work cut down in having to digest the food. Lastly, don’t feel like you need to eat if you are not in need of it. How many illnesses might come about via simply eating food too soon after the last meal – before there has been enough time for the body to properly digest everything! To help with all the above, make sure you are eating a proper balanced diet.

    May God extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.

  • How to Find a Balanced Diet – What is a Balanced Diet and Why is it Important?

    There are so many different foods out there, and so many people calling to different diets, so how do we know what to believe?

    Here is a guide on how to find a balanced diet, based upon self-evident truths that upon the simplest of reflections are known to be correct.

    Answer

    To find a Balanced Diet you should:
    1. Reduce the foods you eat down to a small number of nutrient-packed foods which are generally good for everyone. (Make sure these are whole foods, not refined, if you can)
    2. Add back in other foods one at a time (if you need to) and note the things that happen with your body – write them down.
    3. Keep doing this until you find the foods that, with a diet based upon them, you feel the most healthy, intelligent and attractive.
    4. Avoid the foods that make you feel sluggish, less intelligent and attractive.
    5. Don’t listen to people selling special pills that claim to change everything, how can one pill outwork a stomach full of food which doesn’t work well with your body!

    As for how do we do all the above, keep reading!

    How to Find a Balanced Diet

    In the Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants.

    All praise belongs to God, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether. To proceed, Despite definitions that might be out there for what a balanced diet is, let’s look at this intelligently and reflect upon our bodies.

    What is a Balanced Diet?

    We are in need, our whole lives, of certain benefits that God, The Most High, has placed within food. These include : – Minerals – Vitamins – Macronutrients (protein, fats, carbs etc) – Antioxidants And more, In addition to this, there are other benefits which are extra to this, such as foods that help us to become more attractive on top of what has proceeded. However, we only have so much room for food! If we eat too much food, we may become sluggish and experience more difficulty in moving our bodies; our intelligence becoming reduced as well as our ability to do the tasks we need to do. A balanced diet then is one that helps us to reach all of the things we need and something we are able to be use throughout our entire lives.

    Which Foods to Begin With?

    Since we have these needs from food, we should identify a baseline of foods to begin with – that do not cause problems for most people (obviously, if you have preexisting conditions then be smart!) Of the things that our bodies need there are: – Air – Water – Carbohydrates/Sugar (Fuel for the brain) – Sleep – Good Fats – Protein (not necessarily animal-based) – Antioxidants Etc. And on top of this, it is useful to have honey present as a back up (if we have too much food) or as an extra (for longevity) due to its aiding of digestion and other benefits.

    So let us look deeper at all of the above and begin to structure our diet from the ground up.

    Air

    Preferable country or seaside air, these are both well known for their benefits – in contrary to that of airs of big cities and crowded spaces which often contain certain harms.
    Essential
    Make sure to take some long deep breaths daily and learn how to breathe properly (beginning with your lower torso). Schedule some time in the day when you put away all of your technology and worldly affairs and just take some deep breaths (preferably surrounded by nature).
    Extra
    Since it is difficult to transport air, instead, don’t be in a rush to move to a city if you don’t need to; learn a skill, then build something that provides value to other people, eventually they will likely want to pay you a fee! Consider moving to a more natural environment if there is a good, helpful community there (or organise a move to people you need to be more like – live near them) Also, look at spending one day a week with your family in nature or by the seaside away from technology and other distractions (this may help improve family relations also!)

    Water

    Water’s necessity shouldn’t require explanation, though there are some additional things to consider. Fizzy/manufactured drinks have a noted effect on reducing intellect and the caffeine in them may lead to swings of over and under activity that may take you off a balanced diet (and balanced life in general). Instead, make sure you have cold water ready when you need it (after exercise and waking, etc). It may be that cravings we may experience for manufactured drinks are in fact cravings for cold water and sugar (prepare for this by having enough carbohydrates also, which are good and fuel for the brain); or these cravings may be brought on through tiredness (prepare for this by having adequate, good sleep!) The water in big cities and tap water supplies is often tainted with harmful elements such as medicines, toxins and things that people might have put in there intentionally! Instead, if you are able, then look to have Spring Water instead (or Mineral Water as it might be known) – this is cheap in countries like the UK, all praise is to God (around £0.20 for 2 litres in supermarkets). In addition, another nice use of water is to have at least a glass before meals, and more if you have been sweating (which is a natural, helpful, healthy process for relieving the body of toxins – if you are afraid of smell then use natural Potassium Alum salt deodorants that prevent any smell whilst allowing sweating, instead of harmful sprays). This way, we may avoid confusing thirst with hunger and the resultant overeating and under drinking!

    Carbohydrates/Sugar

    Carbohydrates are good for us and are fuel for the brain (the heart’s delegated control system). Perhaps a lot of the fear-mongering about carbs comes by way of many people considering to be carbs things like: potato chips/crisps, French fries and fizzy drinks. Fizzy drinks we mentioned above, these may trigger weight gain later upon withdrawal from caffeine (there is at times a noted, temporary increase in weight during cessation) and through dehydration. As for potato chips, crisps, french fries and what is like this, then these are fried! The majority of their harms lying in the bad fats used with them. Again, see the fats section below, but avoid oils except for the likes of Olive and Coconut Oils. These are both very beneficial with Vitamin E and good fats (Olive Oil) and antifungal properties (Coconut Oil). That said, making sure you have had adequate carbohydrates comes before both of these – as having fat-based meals (even good fats) may still leave you carb depleted and result in you later falling off a balanced diet with binge foods.

    Fats

    We covered the broad strokes above, but perhaps this will highlight how important it is to prepare in advance. So many foods today in supermarkets, restaurants, etc, have bad fats in them. Think:
    • Sunflower oil
    • Cottonseed oil
    • Rapeseed oil
    • Palm oil
    and more. If you are in need of food then use these, however, if you can afford to choose then choose better. These cause inflammation in the body which leads to retaining water and weight and perhaps shortening of the lifespan. This may already be clear to people who have tried different foods on their bodies and noted the effects. Know, that becoming fat with olive oil is quite difficult, whereas becoming fat with palm oil, may be difficult not to.

    Protein

    We do have a requirement for protein in our bodies. That said, it does not necessarily need to come from animal products. Animal products are heavier on the body and generally take longer to digest than plant foods. That said, going full vegetarian/vegan will likely result in nutrient deficiencies in the long run – so not really a balanced diet. For protein, really, don’t make too much of a fuss over it as it generally comes along with other beneficial foods. Included in these are Raw (or lightly cooked) Eggs and Wild Red/Pink Salmon that may be eaten anyway for other benefits.

    Others

    Here is a quick-fire list of other beneficial foods that may be included:

    Eggs

    Eggs contain Choline which is very difficult to obtain on a plant only (i.e. not balanced) diet. They also contain Vitamin K2, which is very important in physical attractiveness for good bone structure. It appears that most societies have had some source of Vitamin K2 in the past – think Natto in Japan, Hard European Cheeses, Traditional Full Fat Dairy (before pasteurisation and bad cow diets, etc). The people in these traditional societies had much-improved bone structure and dental health. Eggs are an easy source of K2 to find in most societies. You might be wondering about cholesterol, this is something that if you follow the above info about a REAL balanced diet, you don’t really need to be concerned with. Since those who tend to experience “high cholesterol” will have bigger issues to take care of (as High Cholesterol is a symptom of an unhealthy body caused by others things [like bad plant fats mentioned above or other difficulties], not by eating a diet containing natural and beneficial foods). That said with, food in general – eggs being no exception – you should look to have them as little cooked as possible as mentioned. There are people who eat them raw without issues. In general, cooking food tends to kill some of the benefits placed in it, and as mentioned, reduced nutrition will mean having to consume more to satisfy the body’s cravings for those nutrients.

    Iodised Pink Salt

    Iodine has a noted effect on improving intelligence and salt is good for you. Salts are lost during sweating and other that that, and it may be that cravings for a lot of unbalanced, junk food is simply a disguised salt craving. Feel free to add some sale to your meals and make it iodised, sea or preferably Himalayan Salt if you are able. Himalayan salt may have in the region of 80 constituents as opposed to simply refined Sodium Chloride.

    Food Order

    It’s worth mentioning the order in which we should eat our food as well, both throughout the day and around meals.

    Throughout The Day

    Since at the start of the day we want to have lots of energy for what comes after, we should have enough water and sugar (perhaps more water-containing fruit [water melon, papaya, apples] than later in the day [dates, mango, etc]). Then, towards the evening we might have foods that contain the protein and fats essential for our bodies growth and repair. Things like starches and the animal products mentioned above. That said, we personally don’t eat too much rice – despite spending time in Asia – as we have noted a reduction in energy and intellect with that (some foods may require a period of the body becoming accustomed to using them as fuel). Again, this is why we advise to reduce your meals down to a few key foods and test out foods on your body and note the effects. Find a nice pad for this.

    Throughout the Meal

    In addition, within meals there is an order to help also. For an in-depth look, then look at What Order Should You Eat Your Food In, but our bodies digest some foods quicker than others so eat those digested quicker first so that they do not sit in your stomach and spoil behind slower digesting foods. Here’s a quick idea:
    • Air
    • Water
    • Juices
    • Smoothies
    • High Water containing fruits
    • Less Water containing fruits
    Now take a break, and do not eat anything after fruit for at least 30 minutes. Next meal
    • Vegetables
    • Starches
    • Legumes
    • Non-animal proteins
    • Lighter animal proteins (raw eggs and fish)
    • Less light animal proteins (chicken, turkey, duck)
    • Even less light animal proteins (beef, mutton)

    Additional Tips for Staying On Track!

    Thank you for reading this far, feel free to return to this article when you need it and act upon it in stages. Here are some extra quick-fire tips to help you stay on a balanced diet:

    Prepare in Advance

    Plan your day into sections and make sure you have the air, water and good food planned out and prepared. For example, don’t be in a situation where you return from exercise with no cold water ready or no salt in your meal to replenish lost nutrients.

    Keep Antidotes On-Hand

    Okay, so we’re not saying that all of the harmful foods we mentioned above are poison, but they are definitely foods that you want to avoid if you can. That said, you may be in a situation wherein not eating them may mean a greater harm, i.e., – Grandma cooked it just for you, – Someone invites you to their house for a meal, – You need the company of someone and the meal is a way to do that. So try to have things on hand to mitigate the bad effects. For bad fats, then consider Cod Liver or Flax Seed Oil (actual, pure cod liver oil, not tablets or liquids containing sunflower oil!) and lots of cold water (for reducing inflammation). That said, obviously, anything God has forbidden then stay away from it entirely.

    May God extol His Messenger in the highest company of the angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.

  • What Foods Make You More Attractive? – Eat These Foods to Make You More Attractive

    The Foods

    From the best of foods that are a means to make us more attractive, in order from most to least, are:

    – Spring Water (not food, I know!)
    – Dates
    – Sweet Potatoes
    – Olive Oil
    – Tomatoes
    – Raw Carrots
    – Wild Red Salmon
    – Raw Eggs

    Now let’s have a look at how to use these the best and why they are so helpful!

    Opening

    In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants.

    All praise belongs to God, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether. 

    To proceed,

    Being attractive is certainly a helpful thing and something we should care about if we want to have a good effect on the world around us!

    And how Great is God that He has created foods that help us to become more attractive.

    Let’s look deeper:

    Spring Water

    Drink spring water before your meals.

    There are so many ills in the diet which may be attributed, in truth, to dehydration.

    Such effects include reduced attractiveness of the skin, the craving of fizzy drinks, over-eating or consumption of fast food (perhaps for the salt content), and bad sleep (which further affects attractiveness).

    In addition, drinking before your meals may help you avoid the overeating which often comes with mistaking thirst for hunger!

    Why Spring Water? Because a lot of tap water today contains toxins and hormones that have harmful effects on the body.

    These effects may show up as acne, weight gain (from hormonal imbalances and increased toxin exposure [as the body is made to store certain toxins in fat]) and mood swings.

    Spring Water is very cheap, thank God, and is the number one food to have to try and make yourself more attractive (though it’s more of a drink!)

    Dates

    Dates are listed here, mainly, because they are high in carbs/sugar.

    Sugar is good for us, it is the fuel of the brain.

    Just think, how many junk foods are craved simply because they are laced with sugar?

    Some of the carb scaremongering may have come from people with a vested interest in the reduction of people’s brain fuel (not hard to think who this might be!) and helped by the fact that a lot of people classify things as carbs that are not.

    For example, classifying potato chips or french fries as carbs – even though these are normally fried in large amounts of harmful cooking oils like sunflower, palm or rapeseed oils.

    To avoid falling for eating junk or overeating, make sure you are adequately fueling your brain with carbohydrates, before other foods.

    Why dates specifically? Dates have a long list of benefits including antioxidants for counteracting some negative effects on your body that may come from your environment, etc.

    NOTE: Though carbohydrates and sugars are beneficial, refined, processed sugar may be harmful, causing inflammation in the body and other imbalances. 

    Sweet Potatoes

    Like the above, sweet potatoes are big in carbs which is another plus.

    They are listed here for that, and also their beta carotene content.

    Sweet potatoes are generally easy to eat than carrots (though they are listed below also) and contain perhaps even higher beta carotene.

    Beta carotene is a nutrient that when eaten has been shown to give skin a healthy “glow”.

    This is actually more attractive than suntanning – and without all the difficulty which comes along with that.

    In addition, excess beta carotene may be converted to Vitamin A, an essential vitamin which is commonly in deficiency.

    An alternative for warmer climates may be Apricots or Apricot Juice or Papaya for even warmer climates.

    Olive Oil

    The Messenger of God, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, said,

    “Eat olive oil and anoint yourselves with it, for it is from a blessed tree.”

    Reported by At-Tirmidhi

    From the benefits in Olive Oil is its containing large amounts of Vitamin E, an essential fat-soluble vitamin that plays a role in skin health and attractiveness.

    How many small bottles of harmful chemicals do people use on their skin – when a litre of Extra Virgin Olive Oil is about £4 in the UK!

    Olive oil might be used outside of the body for moisturising or softening the skin or other health benefits.

    If you think there might be a smell, try it, there isn’t and there is great benefit in it.

    This may be of great help to people in cold, dry climates like Britain where dry winter skin is common.

    Tomatoes

    Tomatoes contain something called lycopene which is shown give the skin a more reddish pigment.

    With these and the beta-carotene containing foods, don’t be afraid of having too many and affecting your skin overnight; they come on gradually – just observe your skin as you go.

    Another benefit is that lycopene has been shown to mitigate some of the effects of sunburn, so having these around as a backup plan just in case, as too much sun ageing (without enough hydration, antioxidants and/or nutrients from foods like tomatoes) makes the skin look older.

    Raw Carrots

    Carrots also contain beta carotene as mentioned, but they have another great benefit.

    Chewing on raw carrots is a great way of building up jaw muscles.

    Jaw muscles give faces a more sculpted, lean look that is known upon reflection to be more attractive.

    Like the rest of the above, these changes are not overnight, so observe for yourself as you go and take what you need.

    They may also be a great way of limiting overeating, as you may become tired chewing!

    Lastly, stronger jaw muscles are better for structuring the face and organising the bone structure. This means the the face will be well held by the supporting musculature, encouraging the bones to grow forward and not downward. This means higher and more forward cheekbones.

    Wild Red or Pink Salmon

    Red and Pink salmon contain astaxanthin which also has a beneficial effect on the skin.

    There is the additional benefit of Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which are essential for the body and also have an anti-inflammatory effect (which helps to stave off disease and weight gain that oft comes along with inflammation).

    Omega 3s are also helpful in supporting a healthy brain, your heart’s delegated control system, which may in turn help you to make good decision as related to your health and wellness.

    These should be used especially if you have had to eat foods with bad oils to help mitigate the inflammation (though you should try to avoid this if you can to avoid the bad effects).

    Also, since we are on the topic, avoiding bad fats may help you breath better through your nose also (which is where you should breathe from at rest, for example, when sleeping).

    In avoiding these harmful fats, you may close your mouth at rest/sleeping so that your face may take on a more attractive appearance (the cheekbones moving up and forward).

    Raw Eggs

    Perhaps a surprise for some people, but raw eggs contain a number of benefits.

    Why raw? Because they are lighter on the body to digest and cooking eggs kills some of the benefits in them, (and remember, less nutrient-dense food will mean having to eat more to provide your body with everything it needs!)

    How are they a means to help make you more attractive? They contain Vitamin K2 which is an essential vitamin that plays a role in bone formation.

    Basically, consuming lots of Vitamin K2 helps to improve bone structure (including those in the face).

    Combine this with the Raw Carrots mentioned above to begin to improve your facial structure and attractiveness.

    What Foods Make You More Attractive?

    Replace the bad foods in your life bit by bit, starting with the most important and replacing the harmful when you are able so that you may not go back to them. 

    And God, The Most High, knows best.

    May He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.