Style over substance: How cool is that?

Not just public personalities, even ordinary people are within the purview of image experts. Jo Anna Nicholson, author of five self-help books, including Dressing Smart for Men and Dressing Smart for Women has made a fortune out of telling others how to dress and act so that they make an “instant impression” on prospective employers and spouses. Her books include chapters on “Looking As If You Don’t Have a Clue”, “How to Look Accidentally Good” and “Looking Promotable.” Popular magazines and websites abound with pseudo-psychoanalytical articles on what one’s clothes, hair, jewellery or accessories are saying about a person, and how people can carefully tailor their appearance to create maximum impact. Contrast

13 Points on Shukr (Thankfulness) to Allah Ta’ala

1. We can never count Allaah’s Blessings: Be ever grateful to Allaah Ta’ala for everything that you possess including your wealth, health, status, intellectual abilities and life. Allaah says: “Is, then, He Who creates comparable to any that cannot create? Will you not, then, take heed? For should you try to count Allaah’s blessings, you could never compute them…” (An-Nahl 16:17-19). 2. Shaytan’s primary mission is to make human beings ungrateful: From the very beginning of the human being’s creation, the issue of gratefulness and thankfulness to Allaah Ta’ala has been debated. After refusing to bow to Adam, Satan said: “Then I will certainly come to them from before them and from behind

There is NO “TEENAGER” Phase in Islam

read time: 3 min The ‘teenager’ image was artificially created in the 1920s by marketing gurus and other social engineers. The aim was to bring into existence an artificial demographic that could be targeted by the commercial sector and to encourage the purchase and consumption of all manner of useless, unnecessary gadgets, fads and fashion items designed to give those between the ages of thirteen and nineteen the impression that: (a) they were different; and (b) that they were somehow special. And so, instead of a child being prepared gradually and carefully by its parents for the arrival of maturity and adulthood, and to start behaving responsibly and constructively (a child has

Role of The Television in the Corrupting of Society Part 2

Creating Perception of Parents as “Criminals Under Assumption” and Parents as a Grave Danger to Their Children This occurs through the television as well as other ways and means. Child abuse does take place, however, rare, isolated, extreme cases are used as part of perception change and management which leads to all parents being assumed to be criminals and a serious threat to their children. This is weaved into sitcoms and movies and through the coverage given it leads to a climate in which child abuse is assumed to be going on in every household, and through which children are nurtured to be suspicious of their parents. We see that what actually constitutes

The Role of Television in the Destruction of Children and Society Part 1

This is on the subject of “dajjaals” (great liars), and Satan and the Jinn, and what is connected to this of magic and the occult, and there are related issues that branch off from these subjects that are worthy of being covered. From them is the television, which is simply an effective brainwashing and social engineering tool. One of the clearest and most blatant aims of what is delivered through television is the “abolition of the family” (by tearing away and destroying all its bonds). You just need to go and read up on eugenecist, self-righteous elitist socialist, collectivist, bigots like Aldous Huxley, Julian Huxley, George Bernard Shaw, Bertrand Russell, Charles Darwin, H.G. Wells and