Monday, November 23, 2015

Nauman Khan - Quora Profile

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23rd November 2015:

Nauman, you crossed 100,000 views on your answers today!

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1st November 2015:


11,000+ people were sent your answer in the Quora Digest. What are some interesting facts about national flags? 1 Nov

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27th September 2015:


You're now a Most Viewed Writer in National Flags.
 

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Taveez Aor Ghandhay k bare main Malomaat - Jubail Dawah and Guidance Center

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Andhi Burhiya Ka Qissa - اندھی بُڑھیا -قصہِ عبرت

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سیدنا عمر اور ابوبکر  رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہم کے درمیان پیش آنے والے اس واقعہ میں، جو لوگ غور و فکر اور تدبر کرنا چاہتے ہوں، اُن کی عبرت کے لئے بہت سی باتیں پوشیدہ ہیں۔

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ابن القیم رحمۃ اللہ علیہ اپنی کتاب (روضۃ المُحبین و نزھۃ المشتاقین) میں لکھتے ہیں کہ عمر رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ روزانہ صبح کی نماز کے بعد سیدنا ابو بکر رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ کو غائب پاتے۔ وہ دیکھ رہے تھے کہ ابوبکر رضی اللہ عنہ   نماز کی ادائیگی کیلئے تو باقاعدگی سے  مسجد میں آتے ہیں مگر  جونہی نماز ختم ہوئی وہ چپکے سے مدینہ کے مضافاتی علاقوں میں ایک دیہات کی طرف نکل جاتے ہیں۔ کئی بار ارادہ  بھی کیا کہ سبب پوچھ لیں مگر ایسا نہ کر سکے ۔

ایک بار وہ چپکے سے حضرت ابوبکر رضی اللہ عنہ کے پیچھے چل دیئے۔ سیدنا ابو بکر رضی اللہ عنہ دیہات میں جا کر  ایک خیمے کے اندر چلے گئے۔ کافی دیر کے بعد جب وہ باہر نکل کر واپس مدینے کی طرف لوٹ چکے تو حضرت عمر رضی اللہ عنہ اُس خیمے میں داخل ہوئے، کیا دیکھتے ہیں کہ خیمے میں ایک اندھی بُڑھیا دو چھوٹے چھوٹے بچوں کے ساتھ بیٹھی ہوئی ہے۔ حضرت عمر رضی اللہ عنہ نے بڑھیا سے پوچھا؛  اے اللہ کی بندی، تم کون ہو؟
بڑھیا نے جواب دیا؛ میں ایک نابینا اور مفلس و نادار عورت ہوں، ہمارے والدین ہمیں اس حال میں چھوڑ کر فوت ہو گئے ہیں کہ میرا  اور ان دو لڑکیوں کا اللہ کے سوا کوئی اور آسرا نہیں ہے۔

حضرت عمر رضی اللہ عنہ نے پھر سوال کیا؛ یہ شیخ کون ہے جو تمہارا گھر میں آتا ہے؟

بوڑھی عورت (جو کہ حضرت ابوبکر رضی اللہ عنہ کی اصلیت نہیں جانتی تھی) نے جواب دیا کہ میں اس شیخ کو  جانتی تو نہیں مگر یہ روزانہ ہمارے گھر میں آکر جھاڑو دیتا ہے، ہمارے لئیے کھانا بناتا ہے اور ہماری بکریوں کا دودھ دوہ کر ہمارے لئیے رکھتا اور  چلا جاتا ہے۔

حضرت عمر یہ سُن کر رو پڑے اور کہا؛ اے ابو بکر، تو نے اپنے بعد کے آنے والے حکمرانوں کیلئے ایک تھکا دینے والا امتحان

 

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Ziyarat e Madina k Adaab o Fazail – Jubail Dawah and Guidance Center

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

How to Know if You've Been Hacked

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Pictures: 20150317-15 - Turkey Day 21-23 - Temple of Artemis Selcuk

  • Temple of Artemis Selcuk (One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World)
  • Cave of Seven Sleepers
  • Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Maket Koy
  • Cekirge Termal Otel Bursa
  • Oylat Cave
  • Kervan Hotel Istanbul


 
 
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Friday, November 13, 2015

Video: How do we hear where things are? I Sci Guide with Jonathan Webb I Head Squeeze


BlackBullet for BlackBerry 10 adds clipboard instant share in latest version

BlackBullet is a native client for Pushbullet.com which lets users transfer links, notes, and files between all your devices quickly and easily. In the latest update, the developer has added Clipboard instant share. What this does is the minute you copy an item to the clipboard, you can quickly share through BlackBullet to all connected devices by responding to the BlackBullet toast message.

For anyone who uses the Pushbullet.com service, no doubt you are familiar with BlackBullet. This third-party native application for BlackBerry 10 allows transfer links, notes, and files between all of your devices quickly and easily.

Since its initial release, the developer has pushed out several updates to expand its capabilities and functionalities including integration with other applications (i.e. Talk2Watch Pro) as well as additional improvements and enhancements.

The latest feature to be added is clipboard instant share. This handy little feature allows you to instantly share text and links copied to your clipboard to all of your devices.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Amazon Underground has tripled its lineup of free Android apps since launch

Amazon has announced that its Amazon Underground app, which offers free Android apps and in-app content, has now tripled the amount of free apps available for users since it launch in late August.

In late August, Amazon replaced its free App of the Day program with its Amazon Underground app, which offered access to over $10,000 worth of Android apps and in-app content for free. Now the company has announced that the amount of apps and in-app purchase available from Amazon Underground has tripled since its launch.

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Video: Bird Sounds Visualised

Bird Sounds Visualised from Andy Thomas on Vimeo.


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Useful Locations while Travelling to Makkah from Riyadh (Updated)

Originally Posted on Monday, 17 June, 2013:

 

1. Hotels (Mafrooshe) in Taif

If you plan to take rest or spend a night in Taif then you can find a room in several Hotels present on below mentioned location. The last time I drove to Makkah, I went straight to this hotel and spent a night there and left for Makkah in the morning. This is also useful in the month of Ramadan as Makkah is very crowded and the hotel prices are very high.

 

Update(28-8-2014): Some people suggest not to go to Makkah from Taif via Al Hada mountain route as it’s a dangerous road, to get an idea about the route you can have a look at the following video:

From 20140803-0731 - Al Shadda Mountain, Wadi Al Hiqa, Khira Forest Park, Taif, Al Shafa Mountain, Jabal

 

1. Al Mohub Al Shika Al Mafrusha

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Coordinates: 21.320011,40.433013

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/1oVXQ

It is near Al Nadi Mafroosha. The rate varies from SR 100 to SR 200 depending on the season. In Ramadan 2015 they were charging SR200/night.

 

2. Al Ndi Mafroosha

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Coordinates: 21.320011,40.433013

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/1oVXQ

It is near Al Mohub Al Shika Al Mafrusha. I visited it in Ramadan of 2015 and it cost me SR 150 for 1 night whereas all other Mafrooshas around were asking for SR 200.

 

3. Asturut Taif Mafroshe (Near Al Baik)

Coordinates: 21.28837,40.417247

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/hefzQ

The rate we got in Ramadan of 2013 for a double bedroom was SR 150, it varies from SR 120 to SR 250 depending on the season.

In visited it in March 2015 and they were charging SR 200 for the double bedroom and SR 350 for 2 bedroom apartment per night.

 

2. Al Baik, Taif

If you want to visit Al Baik in Taif then it is inside the Taif Heart Mall. The mall has a big tower just next to it thus it is visible from quite a distance. Al Baik is the most famous food chain of western side of Saudi Arabia. It is jam pack all the time, it is famous for its taste, quality and low price.

Coordinates: 21.287485,40.417863

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/SV4AW

 

3. Motels on Jeddah Road before Meeqat (As Sayl Al Qabeer)

It you get tired and wants to take rest for a few hours than you can stay in models present on below location. These motels usually charge on per hour basis. You can also get into ahram on this location so that you don’t have to stop again at Meeqat, As Sayl Al Qabeer.

Coordinates: 21.503593,40.490601

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/6pFo1

 

4. Meeqat, As Sayl Al Qabeer

New Washrooms have been constructed on the back side, you can use them if the place is crowded.

Coordinates: 21.633496,40.428143

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/nCksM

 

5. Hajj Parking on Sayl Al Qabeer Road, Makkah

During Hajj/Ramadan private cars are not allowed in Makkah, you will have to park your car in this parking and will have to take a bus or a taxi. Last Ramadan buses on nominal prices were arranged by the Saudi Government.

Coordinates: 21.480958, 39.915207

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/CYgw991B1B82

 

6. Kudai Parking, Makkah

Finding legal parking near Haram is very difficult. Either its very expensive like SR25 per hour or its not available. One way to avoid that hassle is to park your car in Kudai Parking which is a big free parking for Haram and take a Taxi from there and find a hotel at walking distance from Haram.

Coordinates: 21.39622,39.827392

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/SNmCk

 

7. The King Abdullah Zam Zam Water Distribution Center

This is a government facility for selling Zam Zam water, you can find 10 liters bottle for SR 5. Usually this place is very crowded so you have to find an appropriate time when it is less crowded. There are separate counters for men and women.

Coordinates: 21.38851,39.823111

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/yGxPE

You can find step by step guide on how to purchase Zam Zam bottles from there on the following link:

 
 
urShadow's Blog: How to Buy Zam Zam Water Bottles from King Abdullah Zam Zam Water Distribution Center, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
 
 
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8. Parking on King Abdul Aziz Road, near Haram

You might be able to find parking on the below mentioned location. It is a small steep street and it is not a ‘No Parking’ street. The last time I drove to Makkah, I parked my car here and walked towards Haram to find a Hotel. Haram from here is around 15 mins walk.

Coordinates: 21.42239,39.834408

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/wn9DL

 

9. Parking on Umm Al Qura Road, near Haram

You might be able to find parking on the below mentioned location. It is a small street and it is not a ‘No Parking’ street.  Haram from here is around 15 mins walk.

Coordinates: 21.42536,39.81468

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/4g16z

 

10. Qashla Car Parking, on Al Madinah Al Munawarah Road, near Haram (Not Walking Distance)

You can use this parking if you would like to park your car and take a taxi to Haram. It is 2 km from Haram.

Coordinates: 21.428777, 39.811385

 

11. Hotels on King Abdul Aziz Road, near Haram

There are many hotels on this road, I have stayed in:

Diamond Hotel

Coordinates: 21.42079,39.83157

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/7AVrR

 

12. Hotels on Ajyad Road

There are many Hotels on Ajyad Road and most of them are expensive/luxury hotels. Most of them provide shuttle service from Hotel to Haram and back for all prayers. I have stayed in:

1. Best Western Plus Hotel

The BEST WESTERN PLUS (Bakkah Awan Hotel) offers 4-Star accommodations. It has free parking and restaurant. Further information on the hotel:

Number of floors:12

Check-in time:15:00:00

Check-out time:12:00:00

Email: reservation@bestwesternmakkah.com

Phone: +966 225971622

Coordinates: 21.403592,39.83046

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/ElEpB


 
 
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2. Bakkah Arac Hotel, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Coordinates: 21.404648, 39.830497

Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/EPi3BxtJeEC2


 
 
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13. Nawazi Watheer Hotel

This hotel is on Babul Fahd side, you can read my detailed review on the following link:

 
 
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14. Hira Cave (Jabal Al Noor) Parking

If you are planning to hike to Cave Hira, Jabal Al Noor then you can park your car on the below mentioned location.

Coordinates: 21.45569,39.86182

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/8mP0c



 
 
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Contribution from Muhammad Jurial.

 

-urShadow


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

STC with Sawa Offer: 65 Halalas to Call Pakistan

STC offers the best fare per minute for international calls through “Family and Friends” service. The service allows customers to make international calls to favorite numbers to Pakistan 65 halalas per minute.

To activate the service, please call 1500, then press 4. Or #1*Favorite International No.*188*

http://www.stc.com.sa/wps/wcm/connect/arabic/stc/NewsItems/stc-55-halalas-to-connect-egypt-and-pakistan-with-sawa


Review: Bakkah Arac Hotel, Makkah, Saudi Arabia



Coordinates: 21.404648, 39.830497
Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/EPi3BxtJeEC2

Tips for Travelers:
  • You can turn on the TV and see live video of Haram and can make your plans according to the crowd.
  • If you are a light sleeper then take a room away from the lifts so that the noise from lifts doors opening/closing don’t disturb your sleep.
I booked 4 rooms, the hotel was more of a 4 star than a 5 star, I visited it along with 3 families on 29th October 2015.

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Positives:
  • Arrival at the hotel was welcoming, receptionist was very professional, they offered me hot towel, Zam Zam water and dates
  • Good safe car parking was available in the basement
  • Room was spacious and had free fruit basket, 1 liter mineral water, tea/coffee etc.
  • They offered us 1 mattress free of charge
  • On request they provided an iron stand free of charge
  • The provided 3 keys for each room which was very convenient
  • Breakfast was tasty and good variety was available
  • Shuttle service was always available, it took sometimes up to 10 mins for the bus to move but we never had to wait on the footpath for the bus to arrive
Negatives:
  • Half of the lifts stopped working at peak time (from Friday morning till night)
  • The receptionist in the morning shift couldn't understand English thus it was difficult to communicate
  • Size of washrooms were 2 small, Shower knob was not working, Washroom door lock was not easy to open/clock
  • Soundproofing of the rooms was poor, I could hear noises from next room and corridor while trying to sleep
  • While booking I specially requested for a quiet room, not near lifts, the room was indeed far from lifts but on Saturday morning construction work started outside the room window and it was very noisy, couldn't sleep properly
  • It was also difficult to darken the room properly in day time, some gaps were left in the curtains thus it was difficult to sleep
  • Pillows were very uncomfortable
  • Wi-Fi was very slow most of time
  • There should be at least 1 powerful light in the room, all lights were quite dim
  • The items at breakfast were not frequently refilled, it took a lot of time to get the omelets, Friday morning the omelets counter was crowded, Saturday morning the omelets serving person was missing
  • My Check-Out time was 1pm, I informed at the reception that I will check-out at 2pm and they agreed but I received a call at 1:18pm, waking me up and informing me that my check-out time was 12pm
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★★★★★ Bakkah Arac Hotel, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Just under 1 mile from the Holy Haram, Bakkah Arac Hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. It features a restaurant and a 24-hour front desk.
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