My name is Saad and i'm 20 years old. I am born and raised in Australia but I value my Pakistani ethnicity, culture and traditions, and I value my Islamic beliefs and Allah (God) the most.

~ The Australian Pakistani Muslim ~

☪ ٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ ☪

My Blog isnt a religious or political only blog! It is my personal blog in which i blog anything i really like and get the urge to hit that reblog button. It just so happens that no other posts tempt me to hit the reblog button as much as the Islamic posts do ^.^ Alhumdullilah for our such beautiful religion.

On a side note, NO MORE EXAMS FOR MEEEE! Holidays here i come =)

islamisinmyveins:

When you are in sujood, your eyes see nothing. Your eyes face the ground to disconnect yourself from your worldly matters. You’re in sujood to detach yourself from material possessions. When you’re in sujood, you are reminded you are being connected to God and God only.

(Source: asfa-riyaz, via aashiqal-islam)

  • Atheist: Can your Lord fit the entire universe into an egg without making the egg any bigger and the universe any smaller?
  • Jafar as Sadiq: I would like you to look at the sky, and at that bird in the sky, and at that tree, and at all those people who have gathered around us and now look at me.
  • Atheist: I see them all.
  • Jafar as Sadiq: If Allah can fit all of those things inside the tiny pupil of your eye, do you think that he cannot fit the universe into an egg?
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Check it out » When Memorization Gets in the Way of Learning | The Atlantic

cranquis:

mediiolab:

Ben Orlin:

Memorization is a frontage road: It runs parallel to the best parts of learning, never intersecting. It’s a detour around all the action, a way of knowing without learning, of answering without understanding.

Far too much of medical education relies on memorization (the bulk of the first two years are memorization) [1]. Lack of understanding in medicine is high stakes. Understanding is requisite to account for the variability inherent in practicing human medicine; it is impossible to teach or experience all permutations of disease presentations and management. Without understanding, doctors might miss a unique presentation, new disease, or a novel treatment.

One solution–open-book tests. When practicing medicine in the ‘real-world’ physicians now have the world’s medical knowledge at their fingertips. Why handicap students and not allow them to practice the vital skills of finding, assessing, and applying knowledge [2]? Additionally, this would force professors to write higher-level questions that must pass the Google Test [3]. Students would learn how to focus on important concepts instead of furiously trying to memorize every word [4].

Not mentioned by Mr Orlin, memorization has the further consequence of squashing creativity. If you only know the pieces but don’t understand how they work together, how can you think of new ways for them to work together? Now more than ever, we need creativity in medicine to solve the most vexing medical problems and ways to efficiently deliver those solutions. Memorization won’t get us there.

[via Ryan Madanick MD]


  1. The Krebs Cycle is the classic example. How many medical students are required to memorize the Krebs Cycle? How many practicing physicians can recite the Krebs Cycle from memory? How many use it in their daily practice? Need more evidence? Just look at the proliferation of flashcards and mnemonics in medical education.  ↩

  2. Javier Benitez MD argues in the this piece that we should be teaching ‘information management’ skills (like finding, assessing, and applying knowledge) in addition to evidence-based medicine.  ↩

  3. Essentially, if a simple Google search can provide an answer within seconds, then it is not a very high level question.  ↩

  4. Some students in my class would simply copy the text from a professor’s PowerPoint slide and paste it into an electronic flashcard, with the prompt for the flascard being the title on that PowerPoint slide. Talk about simple memorization…  ↩

Another terrific examination of an aspect of medical training, by the mind formerly known as NumberNeededToTreat.

I remember >10 years ago, an attending blowing my mind by explaining the pointlessness of closed-book exams that test for regurgitative memorization skills, instead of open-book exams which test for actual integrative learning that carries over into real-world usefulness. “Someday,” she said, “all med school and board exams will be open book. The computerized test will have 100,000 questions, and you can use any resource to answer as many questions as possible within the time limit. But the questions will be TOUGH.”

(Oh… and ain’t NOBODY remember the Krebs Cycle after the test, man…)

stay-human:

moslempress:

The Post  Day of Rage - Protests against Prawer Plan : In Photos

Pictures from the “day of rage” to protest the Prawer Plan, an Israeli government plan to destroy 35 Arab villages in the Negev desert that will lead to the forced displacement of up to 70,000 Bedouin citizens of the state of Israel in order to clear the land for Israeli Jews.

lionofallah:

Cheer people up and do not put them off - Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

- www.lionofAllah.com

storiesofthesahabah:

You will always have and commit mistakes, you weren’t born perfect who is free from these things. No son of Adam (Alaihi Salaam) had not committed any sin, but what matters is you are able to accept it & in return do what is right & correct them; topping it all by asking for His Forgiveness.

Always remember what He says in the Qur’an;

[1] Wa innee laghaffarun liman tabawaamana wa’Aamila salihan thumma ihtada

And verily, I am indeed Forgiving to him who repents, believes (in My Oneness, and associates none in worship with Me) and does righteous good deeds, and then remains constant in doing them, (till his death).

It is very important for us to encourage our fellow Muslims that indeed Allaah is Alla Forgiving, that no matter how dark their hearts have been shaded, that they might have committed such sins still Allaah surpasses all their sins, that His Mercy is ever Abundant, so that none of us should despair of His Mercy.

Remind them of the story of ‘Uthmaan Ibn Talha (Radiyallahu Anhu) who was an uncle of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wassalaam, He was known as keeper of the keys (keys of the Ka’abah) and he was once among the enemies of Islam.

But look at how Merciful and Just Allaah is. During the pre-Islamic period, he was already the one who was in charge of the key of Ka’abah, He was the one to keep hundreds of idols in the Ka’abah, this was what was written for him.

See the full story here: The conversion of ‘Uthmaan Ibn Talha

Subhan’Allaah, He wasn’t just given Mercy through the acceptance of Islam but also he together with his family  were honored of keeping the key of the ka’abah, preserved and protected that until now, it is from the hands of their bloodline that the key lies with.

Once an enemy of Islam but through the Mercy of Allaah became one of the most honored by Allaah and most prominent Sahabah of his Time. Subhan’Allaah for His Mercy.

This, among thousands of inspiring stories about these great men, is but a reminder for all of us that He Alone gives out Mercy and He alone can forgive our sins

Again, remind yourselves that Allaah is Ar Rahman, Ar Raheem, Al Ghaffar, Al Ghafoor, Al Afuww.

And if you are in deep hardships, deep sadness and sorrow like you feel there’s nothing more than can make you feel better then, remind yourself what Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wassalaam said to Abu Bakr Radiyallahu Anhu when they were in the cave of Hira and the Quraysh were out on hunt for them, and when one of them were about to enter the cave;

[2] La Tahzan Inn’Allaha ma’ana.
Grieve not, Allaah is with us.

So grieve not my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, indeed Allaah is always with you, if you only realize and reflect

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and we pray that Allaah bestows upon us His Guidance and Mercy at all times. Amin.

Zohayma

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F.N.

[1] Qur’aan 20:82
[2] Qur’aan 9:40