Public speakingBefore startingShall we get started?I am afraid xxx cant be with us today.Lets get down to business!Can you...
Get to the point please.I am afraid we are getting sidetracked.Could we stick to the item?Lets get back on track, shall we...
The Importance of FriendsAuthor: Janie Franz - Updated: 4 February 2013 | CommentWhen we were very small, we realized that...
Friends offer acceptance and emotional support. They also help occasionally with the practicalaspects of day-to-day living...
The Importance of the Mother in IslamPosted on May 14, 2012 by Reem (mother’s day in 2013 = 12thmay 2013,sunday)Yesterday,...
On another occasion, the Prophet said: “God has forbidden for you to be undutiful to your mothers.” (SahihAl-Bukhari)In th...
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  1. 1. Public speakingBefore startingShall we get started?I am afraid xxx cant be with us today.Lets get down to business!Can you all hear me?Can everyone see the screen?Has everyone received a copy of the agenda?Thanking listeners for being thereLadies and Gentlemen, good morning.Thank you for coming (in such large numbers / so many) today.Thank you for giving me the floorI would like to begin by thanking xxxI would like to express my joy …Its my honor to …Introducing ones topicLet me begin my presentation by ….Lets start with the first item on the agenda.I suggest we start with …I am going to present …First I would like to talk about …Expressing a viewpointI speak on behalf of xxx.I would like to give the floor to xxxI would like to hand over to xxxAll those in favour, raise your hands.Would anyone like to add anything?If you have any questions, Id be happy to answer them.Let me put this another way.I dont quite follow you.What exactly do you mean?Sorry, I think you misunderstood what I said.I tend to think that …Are there any more comments?Excuse me for interrupting.
  2. 2. Get to the point please.I am afraid we are getting sidetracked.Could we stick to the item?Lets get back on track, shall we?Let me go over the main points.Shall we leave that item?We are running short of time.Closing the speechI would like to wrap this item up.That concludes our business for today.I declare the meeting closed.Thank you all for attending.Lets set a date for the next meeting.Thank you again.Air pollution,political,crime,self protaction(krana jnayah mlampau)*Importance of self defend*Self defend artCKop??Ke nk mcm mana elakkan pembaziran,elakkan pencemaran,Ambik la mana yg ko nak
  3. 3. The Importance of FriendsAuthor: Janie Franz - Updated: 4 February 2013 | CommentWhen we were very small, we realized that having friends was important to us. Some of us even hadimaginary friends or our beloved pets became our intimate pals. Sometimes, even our teddies andother stuffed animals snuggled with us at night and listened to our dreams and secrets. The need forfriends continued as we grew into our teens and began to find our own identities. Friends were a bigpart of forming our personalities and supporting who we had become. As adults, it is still importantfor us to have friends. Our spouses often are our most intimate friends. But friends, outside of familybonds, can be our greatest comfort and allies.What Are FriendsFriends are people who like us in spite of our faults and who listen to us and tell us the truth. Friendssupport our decisions and tell us when were foolish. They laugh with us and share our grief. Theyare companions and share our interests. They argue with us and stimulate our minds. They arepeople we arent afraid of telling our secret wishes to or what is really on our minds.Number of FriendsYou dont have to have many. Sometimes, one good, true friend is all you need. At other times, itsgood to have a group of friends so you can be a part of the bond among you without having to workso hard at friendship. You all then share a part of the duties of being friends. Sometimes, youre theone at the center of attention. At other times, you can just go along. But all of you are loyal to eachother and help each other when you can.How Friends HelpFriends are your support system. When you can depend on friends, you feel safe and cared for. Youbelong. During times of conflict, prisoners of war had a list of things that helped them survive. At thetop of the list was a support system. Having a buddy who shared their will to live and helped themsee the positives in their situation was essential to their survival.
  4. 4. Friends offer acceptance and emotional support. They also help occasionally with the practicalaspects of day-to-day living, cooking a meal (or taking you out), helping with chores, or giving you alift when you need one. Friends also are there to offer advice, an ear to listen, or a shoulder to cryon. Friendships help us feel connected and less isolated. And, according to Pamela M. Peeke, MD,a professor of medicine at the University of Maryland, friends can even bolster our immune systems.Friends and StressFriends also help us reduce stress. Not only do they listen to us when we need to vent, but they alsoprovide much needed diversion from what is stressing us. Participating in shared interests andactivities with friends helps us forget about problems at work or at home. For a brief time, we canlose ourselves in a pleasant activity and perhaps laugh and breathe easier.Gender DifferencesInterestingly, a recent study by Pennsylvania State University revealed something that men andwomen have probably known for a long time. Men and women react differently to stress in a socialcontext. Men have a tendency to either go off by themselves or engage in a highly competitive sportwith other men. Women seek each other out and commiserate, either engaging in a group project(charity work or the old fashioned sewing circle) or just a confab together (going for coffee or havinga girls night out).Regardless of gender, friendships help lower our blood pressure, our heart rates, and our cholesterollevels. The Nurses Health Study at the Harvard Medical School concluded that, for women, nothaving friends was as bad for their health as obesity or smoking. In fact, friendships can help us livelonger, and they can most definitely help us manage stress.Previous PageWhat really is family? is it those of whom we share our DNA or the people in which we can depend on andconfide in? It ultimately depends on each and everyone of our situations. Yes, the woman who gave birth toyou, is biologically your mother and the man who impregnated her, your farther. But can you really call yourbiological relatives Your Family when they neglect you and spend their time on things that are moreappealing to them than caring and providing for their own blood? unfortunately there are many unlucky peoplein this circumstance, who have to pick new family, people who they can trust, people who will stand by them,and treat them as anyone deserves. which goes against the saying "you can pick your friends but you cant pickyour family" but at the end of the day, Family are the people who love you unconditionally and dontintentionally make you unhappy or feel unworthy. theyre the people you can call any time of the day andknow they will no matter what make time for you..these kinds of people...they, are your family!
  5. 5. The Importance of the Mother in IslamPosted on May 14, 2012 by Reem (mother’s day in 2013 = 12thmay 2013,sunday)Yesterday, many parts of the world celebratedMother’s Day,focusing on mothers and their contributions to their families. Since there is a negative stereotype of how Islamviews women, many people may not know that mothers specifically and parents in general are held in veryhigh esteem in the faith. There are verses in the Qur’an and hadith that emphasize the burdens that a mothercarries and the respect that should be accorded to her. In this post, I will focus on the importance of mothers inIslam.The verses of the Qur’an that address the mother emphasize the difficulties of pregnancy, labor, andbreastfeeding and the need to respect one’s mother. These verses many times mention parents in general but gointo detail in regard to the mother because she faces challenges that a father does not. Verse 15 from chapter 46illustrates this point.And We have enjoined upon man, to his parents, good treatment. His mother carried him with hardship andgave birth to him with hardship, and his gestation and weaning [period] is thirty months. [He grows] until,when he reaches maturity and reaches [the age of] forty years, he says, “My Lord, enable me to be grateful forYour favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to work righteousness of which Youwill approve and make righteous for me my offspring. Indeed, I have repented to You, and indeed, I am of theMuslims.This verse begins with a command for both parents, but goes into detail in regards to the mother and thedifficulties she endures. The command to treat parents with kindness means to treat them with respect under allcircumstances, to obey them unless it goes against an edict of the faith, and to care for them in old age as theycared for you as a child.How a Muslim should treat their parents, especially the mother, is further underscored in the hadith. There aremany instances that the Prophet Muhammad commanded believers to respect their mothers. Here are a fewexamples:A man came to the Prophet and said, „O Messenger of God! Who among the people is the most worthy of mygood companionship? The Prophet (PBUH) said: Your mother. The man said, „Then who?‟ The Prophet said:Then your mother. The man further asked, „Then who?‟ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man askedagain, „Then who?‟ The Prophet said: Then your father. (Bukhari, Muslim)A man once consulted the Prophet Muhammad about taking part in a military campaign. The Prophet askedthe man if his mother was still living. When told that she was alive, the Prophet said: “(Then) stay with her, forParadise is at her feet.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
  6. 6. On another occasion, the Prophet said: “God has forbidden for you to be undutiful to your mothers.” (SahihAl-Bukhari)In the first hadith, the Prophet highlights the importance of the mother over the father by repeating “yourmother” three times and then saying “your father” once in response to the man’s question. The second hadithillustrates the significance of the mother by placing caring for her over going to war to defend Islam. In otherwords, caring for his mother is also a way for a man to serve God. By saying that entrance into paradise islinked to caring for and respecting a mother, the Prophet accords them a great honor. In the last hadith, theProphet asserts that disobedience of mothers is a sin.All the verses and hadith on mothers demonstrate the importance of this figure in Islam. They also show thatthe mother is accorded a higher honor than even the father because of all the responsibilities she has towardsher child. The Prophet never saw his father because he died before his birth and he lost his mother when hewas six years old. Yet many hadith show that he understood the importance of one’s parents, especially themother. Many Muslims will say that Islam emphasizes the importance of the mother so much that Mother’sDay is not one day a year but should be everyday.Did you know how mothers are viewed in Islam? Does this position on mothers challenge the negativestereotype of women in Islam? Why do you think that mothers are accorded so much respect in Islam? How doother faith traditions view the figure of the mother? Please share your comments below.Share this:

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