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Nostalgia: Dunya

Posted in Sharing is caring on December 29, 2008 by jabalnurr

Entri yg tersimpan di dalam lipatan sejarah yg saya terjumpa dlm blog lama saya…

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Ada apa dengan dunya. Pabila matlamat diabaikan. Pabila asas sesuatu tindakan hanya menjadi tiang sokongan. Bahkan menjadi bumbung penyedap duduk sahaja.

Ada apa dengan dunya. Pabila pengajak kebaikan dianggap penyeru kepada syaitan. Pabila yg memberi nasihat dipersalahkan kerana tak berhikmah dalam perbuatan.

Ada apa dengan dunya. Pabila kekejaman disanjung, kezaliman dijunjung. Orang yg lemah ditindas. Pembuli diberi penghargaan, diberi hadiah tanda budi dibalas.

Ada apa dengan dunya. Pabila hidup mengejar kemajuan. Segala kebendaan dijadikan ukuran. Agama ditinggal berciciran.

Ada apa dengan dunya. Hidup hanya berkejaran mengisi perut kosong. Bagaikan robot yg dicipta untuk mencari bateri menghidupkan diri sendiri!

Points to Ponder

Posted in Thought pool with tags , on December 19, 2008 by jabalnurr

Points to ponder
An Islam columnist on JewsBy: Dr Farrukh Saleem.
The writer is an Islamabad-based freelance columnist

Why are Jews so powerful?

There are only 14 million Jews in the world; seven million in the Americas , five million in Asia, two million in Europe and 100,000 in Africa . For every single Jew in the world there are 100 Muslims. Yet, Jews are more than a hundred times more powerful than all the Muslims put together. Ever wondered why?

Jesus of Nazareth was Jewish.

Albert Einstein, the most influential scientist of all time and TIME magazine’s ‘Person of the Century’, was a Jew. Sigmund Freud — id, ego, superego — the father of psychoanalysis was a Jew. So were Karl Marx, Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman.

Here are a few other Jews whose intellectual output has enriched the whole humanity:

Benjamin Rubin gave humanity the vaccinating needle.

Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine.

Albert Sabin developed the improved live polio vaccine.

Gertrude Elion gave us a leukemia fighting drug.

Baruch Blumberg developed the vaccination for Hepatitis B.

Paul Ehrlich discovered a treatment for syphilis (a sexually transmitted disease).

Elie Metchnikoff won a Nobel Prize in infectious diseases.

Bernard Katz won a Nobel Prize in neuromuscular transmission.

Andrew Schally won a Nobel in endocrinology (disorders of the endocrine system; diabetes, hyperthyroidism) .

Aaron Beck founded Cognitive Therapy (psychotherapy to treat mental disorders, depression and phobias).

Gregory Pincus developed the first oral contraceptive pill.

George Wald won a Nobel for furthering our understanding of the human eye.

Stanley Cohen won a Nobel in embryology (study of embryos and their development)

Willem Kolff came up with the kidney dialysis machine.

Over the past 105 years, 14 million Jews have won 15-dozen Nobel Prizes while only three Nobel Prizes have been won by 1.4 billion Muslims (other than Peace Prizes).

Why are Jews so powerful?. Continue reading