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Mindanao: Land of Promise
A dangerous place but also a land of promise. It evokes contrasting images of bounty and want, of war and peace, of rapid development amid the increasing impoverishment of its people.

Mindanao is the second largest and easternmost island in the Philippines. It is also the name of one of the three island groups in the country, which consists of the island of Mindanao and smaller surrounding islands. The other two are Luzon and the Visayas. The island of Mindanao is called The Land of Promise. Mindanao is the only area of the Philippines with a significant Muslim presence. Davao City is the de facto capital of Mindanao.
Mindanao has been the site of a separatist movement by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), caused by religious differences and widespread poverty. Fighting between MILF and Philippine forces has displaced over 100,000 people.

In Mindanao, people is truly submitting themselves to God.

Short view about ” HALAL and HARAM ”

What is the meaning of “Halal” ?
Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful. It refers to things or actions permitted by Shariah law without punishment imposed on the doer. It is usually used to describe something that a Muslim is permitted to engage in, e.g. eat, drink or use.

What is the meaning of “Haram” ?
The opposite of halal is haram , which is Arabic for unlawful or prohibited.

What is Haram food ?
All kinds of food are considered halal except the following, which are haram:
• Swine/pork and its by-products .
• Animals improperly slaughtered or dead before slaughtering .
• Animals not slaughtered in the name of Allah .
• Alcohol and all forms of intoxicating and hazardous drinks .
• Carnivorous animals, birds of prey, and land animals without external ears .
• Pests such as rats, centipedes, scorpions and other similar animals .
• Animals forbidden to be killed in Islam e.g. ants, bees, spider and woodpecker birds .
• Animals which are considered repulsive generally like lice, flies, maggots and other similar animals .
• Animals that live both on land and in water such as frogs, crocodiles and other similar animals .
• Blood and by-products of blood .
• Foods and drinks which contain any of the above haram ingredients or contaminated through contact with any of the above products .

What is Halal Certification ?
Halal Certification is a recognition that the products are premissible under Islamic law. These products are thus edible, drinkable or usable by Muslims.

And actually Muslim can lost there appetite without this important ingredients in their food.
” LUYA ” or in other religions call it ” HARANG ”

Muslim Holiday
There are two main holidays in Islam: Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan (a month of fasting), and Muslims usually give zakat (charity) on the occasion. Eid Al-Adha is celebrated at the end of Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca), and Muslims usually sacrifice an animal and distribute its meat amongst family, friends and the poor.
Many, but not all, Muslim celebrate additional holidays. Ashura is a somber day commemorated especially by Shias and many Sunnis. Many Muslims celebrate Lailat al Miraj, and Laylat al-Qadr.
All Islamic holidays follow the lunar calendar, and thus move each year relative to the solar calendar. The Islamic calendar has 12 months and 354 or 355 days.

Muslim Cloth in Mindanao

For Men

For men, there is no specific cloth requirement by religion. It is subject to the local cultures and traditions. However, the cloth should, at least, cover the body from the naval to the knees and should not be silk cloth. Men are forbidden also from wearing gold as ring, necklace, or by anyhow.

For Girl

For women, no restriction on the cloth material or colors. The cloth could be from silk or any other material. It could be colorful or not. It could be dark colored, white colored, of different colors, whatever. It could be one piece cloth or more than one piece. However, women are commanded by Islam to wear cloth that covers the whole body, including hair, except the face and the hands. That cloth:
should not be so tight to describe the woman body or sexy parts, and
should not be so transparent to make the under cloth visible.

Mindanao State University (MSU)
(The Popular School in Mindanao)

Something to learn about Mindanao:


Sad to say that in Mindanao once year before you can drink a SOFT DRINK.

The most Interesting in Mindanao,Muslim is always going to church just to worship. It is interesting because in one day Muslims need to worship 5 times a day.

(4:00)Fajr-Dawn to sunrise, should be read at least 10–15 minutes before sunrise
(12:00)Dhuhr-After true noon until Asr
(3:00)Asr-Afternoon.
(6:00)Maghrib-After sunset until dusk
(7:00)Isha’a-Dusk until dawn6
it is makrooh to read Isha after midnight

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ICT Project

Story of my life

Once upon a time there was a girl who studied at the Eastern Visayas State University since grede V until she reached her fourth year life. Aiza had a lots of freinds, everyone mingled with Aiza.Until one day some of her freinds got far away from her.

Aiza: “guyz what is youre problem with me?”
Her freinds replied: “our problem with you is your attitude of being a “back stabber”.

To be continued….

Now Aiza wanted to change her attitude of being “back stabber” where that attitude caused a lot of troubles with her.

eg:
1.) her close freinds left her
2.) her classmates always talk about her

So Aiza felt so lonely “like shes nothing without her freinds”.
Now Aiza is a 4th year student in EVSU, where a lot of her freinds came back to her and “accept the difference and respect the similarities with Aiza”.

THE END…

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Oh my God this is GREAT!

My Favorite

Recipe #1

For the pastry:

125 gm [1/2 cup] unsalted butter – at room temperature
90 gm [1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp] caster sugar (superfine)
250 gm [1 cup + 2/3 cup] plain flour
1 egg – beaten
1-2 Tbsp cold water

For the filling:

2 1/3 cup milk
4 eggs – separated
100 gm [1/2 cup] caster sugar (superfine)
1 1/2 Tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)
To make the pastry:

Combine flour and sugar in a bowl.
Cut in the butter with two butter knives or a pastry cutter. Then rub in the butter with your fingers until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
Mix in lightly the egg and knead the dough until it just about comes together. If necessary sprinkle cold water if the dough seems dry.
Knead for a short while and form into a ball. Wrap in plastic or cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Roll out thinly on a floured table top to a circle about 12 inches in diameter.
Line a 23 cm (9 inch) pie pan or fluted flan tin making sure to press the pastry well into the sides.
Put the tin on a baking sheet and bake blind: line the pastry with foil and baking beans.
Bake in a preheated oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6 for 15 minutes.
Remove foil and baking beans then return to oven to bake for another 5 minutes.
Trim the excess pastry from the edge of the flan tin with a knife.
To make the filling:

Turn the oven temperature down to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, and egg yolks.
Stir in the milk into the mixture.
Whip the egg white to soft peaks and fold into the milk/egg yolk mixture.
Place the pastry lined flan tin on a baking sheet.
Pour the filling in the tin and bake for 20 minutes until the top is brown.
Bring down oven temperature to 110°C/250°F and bake for a further 1 hour until the custard is just set. The center should wobble a little.
Remove from oven and cool completely.
Recipe #2

Ingredients:

2 single 9 inch pie shell or 1 deep dish shell
2 sticks butter
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 can evaporated milk
1 tbsp. vanilla
Procedure:

Melt butter. Combine melted with 2 cups sugar. Mix thoroughly.
Add 4 eggs mix thoroughly; add one can evaporated milk and 1 tablespoon vanilla.
Pour mixture into 2 single pie shells or one deep dish shell.
Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes or until pie stops bubbling.
NOTE: Watch oven on baking time. Taking out too soon will not give pie firmness needed. Leaving them in too long they will burn.

Recipe #3

Ingredients:

1 homemade pie crust
Filling:

3 large eggs
1 stick butter, softened
1 cups sugar
1 cans evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
Preparation:

Preheat oven to 165°C (330°F).
Filling:

Whip eggs, butter and sugar until creamy. Add remaining ingredients. Stir well.
Pour filling into unbaked pie crust. Bake 30 minutes or until firm.
Recipe #4

Ingredients:

2 deep-dish pie shells
6 large eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cans evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2 sticks butter, softened
Procedure

In large bowl, cream butter, eggs and sugar with mixer until well blended, add evaporated milk, 1 can at a time.
Then add vanilla, mix and then add lemon extract and mix for 5 minutes. Pour half of the mixture into 1 pie shell and the remaining mixture in the second pie shell.
Bake in oven at between 350 and 375 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes, until golden brown.
To make nice brown on the top of egg pie, cook longer for an hour or longer until brown

A Muslim’s Beleif

What Muslims Believe

The prophet Muhammad, on whom be peace was born in 570 CE. When he turned forty and was meditating in a cave, a luminous presence payed him a visit. It was the angel Gabriel, a messenger from God. Gabriel dictated to him a passage to read. The first bit of the Qur’an was now revealed to the prophet Muhammad, on whom be peace. The angel was to return to the prophet over the next twenty-three years bringing further bits and pieces of the revelation until the entire Qur’an was complete. God’s religion was re-established. The word “Islam” means submission and is related to the word Salam which means peace. Islam is the realization of peace through submission to the one God. The way of submission began with the first human couple, Adam and Eve, and extended down through the ages through God’s prophets and their followers. Every people received a message to worship Allah alone and to shun false gods. A Muslim is one who submits to God. In this sense, it is easy to see that Abraham was a Muslim. He submitted. It is also easy to see that Jesus was a Muslim. He too submitted. In a more limited sense, Islam today refers to that religion which is built upon the Word of God and the man sent to make it known. The Qur’an and the Hadith, the records showing the way of the prophet Muhammad, form the basis of Islam.

What are the
Basic Beliefs of Islam?

1. GOD. Muslims believe that there is only one God alone who is without spouse, children, partners or equals. He begets not, nor is he begotten. And there is none like unto him. He alone deserves to be worshiped. The Muslim confesses: There is no God but Allah. Allah is the Arabic name for God. It is used by Arabic-speaking Christians and Muslims of every language.

The Qur’an denies that God is a duality, or that God is a Trinity. An uncompromising monotheism is maintained throughout.

All except God are his creatures. Those who are regarded as sons of God are in fact no more than chosen servants and messengers of his. Every prophet and messenger preached the same basic message that people should shun false Gods and worship the only true God, Allah.

2. ANGELS. Muslims believe that angels are some of the unseen creatures of God. They are created without the will to disobey, and are therefore always in humble submission to God, carrying out his will. Most popular among the angels is Gabriel, who brought God’s message to human messengers and prophets.

3. BOOKS. Muslims believe that God has revealed his saving message to all of humankind over time. Four such messages are known by the names Torah, Psalms, Gospel, and Qur’an.

The Qur’an is the last of the revealed books. As such, it occupies a unique position as the record of God’s final testament for humankind. God promised to preserve this book from error for all time. Indeed, no one disputes that the Qur’an as we now have it is essentially as it was fourteen hundred years ago.

Because of the Qur’an’s unique historical position, for the believer it acts as a control on the other scriptures; where any of the other scriptures differ from the Qur’an such differences could have arisen through human error in the process of transmission.

On the other hand, the previous scriptures were left to humans to guard as best they could. Over time mistakes arose, commentaries were mixed with the text, and even deliberate changes were made.

The Gospel was true as preached by Jesus, but over time some of his words went unrecorded, and eventually forgotten. Moreover, incorrect teachings came to be associated with his name. The Qur’an is now here to restore his true teachings.

4. PROPHETS. Muslims believe that every people received a messenger from God telling them to worship Allah alone and to shun false gods. Twenty-five such prophets are mentioned by name in the Qur’an. Most of them have been identified as prophets who are mentioned in the Bible. Among them are names like Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. Each prophet taught God’s will for the people at the time. The last of all the prophets is Muhammad, on whom be peace. His message will have universal relevance until the last day.

Muslims recognise that Jesus, on whom be peace, was born of a virgin, that he worked miracles, and that he remains alive. We believe that an attempt was made on his life, but God foiled the plans of the enemy and rescued Jesus while the enemy thought they had him. God raised Jesus to Himself, and will send him into the world once again before the Last Day.

Jesus was the Messiah, a prophet of God and his righteous servant. Many took Jesus for the Son of God, and even God himself. Some thought that Jesus’s mother also deserves worship. But the Qur’an restores the teachings of Jesus, who said: “”Allah is my Lord and your Lord. So worship him. This is a straight path”” (Qur’an 3:51).

Some saw his virginal conception as a proof of his divinity. But God replies that he shapes everyone in the wombs as he wants (3:7). Moreover, Jesus is like Adam (3:59). Neither had a father. Both were created by the All-Powerful God. When he intends create a thing he only says to it: “”Be!”” and it is (3:47).

On the Day of Judgement Jesus will deny those who worshipped him; he will clarify that he preached only that which God authorized him to preach: “”Worship Allah, my Lord and yours”” (4:159; 5:110).

5. THE LAST DAY. Muslims believe that in the end God will judge humans for their terrestrial actions. Those who have done well will enter Paradise where they will have everlasting bliss. Others will be doomed to hell.

The judgement will first separate between believers and disbelievers. Disbelievers will be thrown into the fire to dwell therein eternally. Their goodness is already rewarded in this world.

Believers will then be tried according to their actions. Those whose balance of good deeds weigh in their favour will be admitted into Paradise. Of the others God will forgive some and admit them to Paradise. Some he will purify after punishment. Eventually all believers will enter Paradise for their final abode.

The Qur’an is clear that none shall bear the sins of another. Each will carry his own burden. But God is merciful, and will forgive as He pleases.

How does one overcome the burden of sin? First, there is the sin that God will not forgive. That is the sin called shirk, the sin of associating another object of worship along with God. Second, there is the sin that God may forgive. That is everything else but shirk, the one unforgivable sin. Third, there is the sin that God will forgive. That is the sin which was followed by sincere repentance. One who repents after having sinned is like one who has not sinned. For example, entering Islam is a mark of sincere repentance from one’s past life. At that moment all of one’s previous sins are forgiven.

But how can one be perfect enough to please God? The answer is that we cannot be perfect, but God is easy to please. He only requires that we try our best. Ultimately it is not one’s deeds that gets one into Paradise but the grace of God.

6. PREDESTINATION. Nothing happens except by the will and permission of Allah. Everything happens according to the express plan of God. Although from our limited human perspective things happen according to immediate causes, God is the ultimate cause.

Muslims are confident of these beliefs such that Islam usually has a marked impact on a person’s everyday life. They are sure that this is not a man-made teaching but a God-revealed system.

The Art Of Kissing

Kiss – The act of caressing with the lips.

An expression of love, it is usually regarded as an expression so great that it could place the recipient into a state of complete heavenliness and bliss. The perfect kiss at the perfect timing could definitely spice up your relationship, keeping the flames of love ever burning.

Need some ideas? Well, do take a look at the following common types of kisses. You might find them interesting.

All Over Kiss – It begins with a gentle kiss on your partner’s forehead, moving down slowly to the eyelids, gently forcing them to shut; feeling that warm passionate breath of yours, slowly moving again down to the nose, to tenderly delivering your best kiss right onto the lips; exploring on, with your own imagination creating that anticipation of excitement for your partner.

Angel Kiss – A kiss with a touch of gentleness, kissing gently on your partner’s lips or eyelids, providing a very sweet, comforting, assuring feeling.

French Kiss – The most popular type of kiss. An open mouth kiss having your tongue in and out of your partner’s mouth, touching their tongue as they do the same. (We have more French Kissing Tips for you!)

Surprise Kiss – While French kissing, feeling your partner’s tongue inside of your mouth, gently suck their tongue, catching them unaware, giving them a little surprise. This will certainly bring about a further feeling of thrill and excitement.

Wake Up Kiss – Certainly the most pleasing and refreshing way to be waken up. No specific techniques but of course, before your partner awakes. Just do it gently kissing softly on the cheek or forehead, getting your partner’s attention; moving slowly over to their lips, wishing them a special “Good Morning”.

Massaging Kisses – With your partner’s shirt removed, have them lie down on their stomach. Sitting comfortably over their lower back, start with a little nice massage from the shoulder. This will definitely help to relieve the tension from a day of hard work. While they are relaxing, enjoying the massage, start kissing them from the neck, softly licking your way down to the back. This will create an excitement, revitalizing them for a fun and romantic evening.

Try All Of These Different Types Of Kisses With Your Favorite Pair of Lips!

Sweety Kiss – A fun cheeky way of sharing your fruits, ideal during your usual evening fruits time on the couch in front of the TV. With your partner close beside you, take a small piece of fruit, place it between your lips and make your way to the lips of your partner, offering him or her a share of it. You nibble one half of it while he or she nibble the other half, allowing the sweetness of the fruit to run into your mouths, finally finishing it with a wonderful romantic kiss.

Tempting Kiss – Passionately, look into the eyes of your partner, seducing him or her, moving in close slowly with your lips half open ready to deliver your kiss. The moment you touches your partner’s lips, close your lips slowly, then slowly open them again. Move away when your partner closes in, but move forward again before he or she got the chance to look at you, giving your partner a real good kiss. When they are indulged and so lost into your kiss, move away again, looking as passionately into their eyes. Now you got them! Once you started the flame, there is no way that it is going to be put out just that easy. Your partner will definitely want more!

Mimic Kiss – A fun cheeky way of amusing your partner. Return your partner’s kiss with a duplicate of what he or she just delivered with their kisses, making it so obvious that he or she would realize. It would appear like making fun of your partner but more often than not, it will end up with more exchanging of kisses between the both.

Whispering Kiss – While engaging in a kiss, move your lips slowly over to the side of the neck, gently kissing your way up to the ear, blowing that hot passionate breath of yours into the ear, softly nibbling on it, to whispering a little words of “I Love You”, delivering this special three words right straight into your partner’s heart.

How To Perform the Muslim Prayers

Here’s How:
1.Make sure your body and place of prayer are clean. Perform ablutions if necessary. Make the intention to perform your obligatory prayer.

2.Standing, raise hands up and say “Allahu Akbar” (God is Most Great).

3.Standing with hands folded over chest, recite the first chapter of the Qur’an in Arabic. Then recite any other verses of the Qur’an that you would like.

4.Raise hands up, saying “Allahu Akbar.” Bow, reciting three times, “Subhana rabbiyal adheem” (Glory be to my Lord Almighty).

5.Rise to standing while reciting “Sam’i Allahu liman hamidah, Rabbana wa lakal hamd” (God hears those who call upon Him; Our Lord, praise be to You).

6.Raise hands up, saying “Allahu Akbar.” Prostrate on the ground, reciting three times “Subhana Rabbiyal A’ala” (Glory be to my Lord, the Most High).

7.Rise to a sitting position, saying “Allahu Akbar.” Prostrate again in the same manner.

8.Rise to a standing position, saying “Allahu Akbar.”

9.This concludes one rak’a (cycle or unit of prayer). Begin again from Step 3 for the second rak’a.

10.After two rak’as, one remains sitting after the prostrations and recites the first part of the Tashahhud in Arabic.

11.If the prayer is to be longer than these two rak’as, one now stands up and begins again to complete the prayer, sitting again after all rak’as have been completed.

12.Recite the second part of the Tashahhud in Arabic.

13.Turn to the right and say “Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah” (Peace be upon you and God’s blessings).

14.Turn to the left and repeat the greeting. This concludes the formal prayer.

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