Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Symbol Of 12


Every week the cosmos through astrology tells us about the energies that affect us. In addition to the astrology we have another tool to help us through contemplation on meditative stories. Each week we will take a Biblical/Quranic story and explain it in the light of how to manifest a better life for ourselves. 


In history we know of the 12 disciples of Christ, the 12 Imamiyat, the 12 tribes of Israel. What is this number 12 referring to, its referring to the 12 signs of the Zodiac that have manifested as people. 


Within those 12 signs we have very powerful individuals i.e US  that have a few weaknesses to overcome. In overcoming these weaknesses we can manifest big miracles, why? 


When a human chooses to voluntarily correct and transform himself he is aided by the creator, to achieve this transformation. So what are the general weaknesses of the signs, this is just a quick overview:


Aries: don't push for everything to happen now, take a chill pill

Taurus: Work and work hard, stop talking about work, do the work

Gemini: start feeling with other people, don't intellectualize everything

Cancer: take a risk, get out of your comfort zone

Leo: Take criticism except that you are wrong 

Virgo: Leave things messy, just let it be, don't try to clean it up

Libra: Go into confrontation 

Scorpio: Face your inner most fears

Sagittarius: commit to something

Capricorn: relax, just let go of work

Aquarius: follow the rules this week

Pisces: Just do it, stop asking questions, just do it 

Manifesting a miracle this month depends on your ability to come out of your comfort zone this week. Just stretch a little your ability to transform!

Compliments to Sarah Weston







By Jana Sharaf

 Founder of "NOON EVE"

Monday, November 24, 2014

Unity

Are you on the boat ?
One very cold night, two boats were sailing across the sea. When suddenly both at the same time saw something splashing in the distance. Upon approaching closer they say it was a boy swimming looking for the harbour. As kind and generous both boats helped. One put down a ladder for the boy and another a rope.
So the boy got confused, and he thought how will I pick. Both boats are kind, so he thought why me? Why have these boats come to me.
He looked closer at the boats, one had his family, the other had the map, but the map is not enough because the boat needs sailers.



So the boy thought great, I have an idea let's build a bridge between the two boats. So he screamed at the busy captains and at the top of his voice from the water he said "let's build a bridge". The captains of both ships did not think long and hard they knew it was a good idea one had the map and the other the sailers they could get to the harbour faster.
The captains had no idea who to start building this bridge cause as the people on the boat got involved they talked and debated on which boat they should sail, some could not make up there mind, other were not bothered, others wanted the money for the bridge and this went on and on until the boy decided to put one foot in each boat and be the bridge.
This way the boy thought they will be forced to sail at the same speed, as the days went by the map holders needed sugar and help on there boat the boat with the people had loads of food and people. So slowly the people started to look at each other across the boat and need each other, and they would throw each other stuff. Slowly they realised the boy holding the boats and asked how to build the bridge.

The boy knew how this will work, he only had to hold on long enough, equali enough, strong enough in both legs and the bridge will be built.
Surely the bridge was built and the ships arrived at the harbour and just before the ships were about to dock the boy wanted to jump into the water of nothingness again.
But just before he jumped someone asked him wait, what is your name " the name is Faith" wait you are a girl, I thought you are a boy. " did you think a boy can keep his legs open that long? "
The end





By Jana Sharaf

 Founder of "NOON EVE"

Friday, July 11, 2014

Create A Miracle

Leadership and miracles
There is one way to create miracles prophets have done it, saints do it, and this is the power of prayer.




God truly does answer :)
Please help create a miracle let's pray for unity and justice in the Middle East amongst all the sects. Unity not uniformity, hence love our differences and cherish our sameness.

Let's extend this energy to affect all the countries being divided.

2 steps to make this change:

Step 1:
To create this change pray at least once a day after Isha for the next 42 days with commitment, love. For unity amongst all Muslims, if needed special prayer is attached.

Step 2:
For the next 42 days help people around you at any cost. Make it priority, if anyone asks for help, help them unconditionally.




By doing so you put into practice what you asked for. Join us to share your story/make a suggestion contact us.


Be the leader of your destiny make the change you want to see happen.

Unity not uniformity :)
Thank you












By Jana Sharaf

 Founder of "NOON EVE"

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Media and Muslim Women

Muslim Women, Media and Social Media

I recently attended a lecture with my aunt and was truly impressed with the moderate approach Islam is starting to take. As a communication consultant myself with a vested interest in Islam from both mystical and practical level, I felt that light should be shed on two areas by posing very practical questions: 




Is it the cakes fault you are bulimic ?

The usage of basic animal instinct (sex) to attract someone is due to the lack of ability to attract a partner by means of elevated consciousness, healthy self esteem, patience, and true value of what matters between men and women.

If we look at the essence of the problem its a lack of healthy connection to God, which leads to ever more destructive tendencies. The idea is to support women and men to integrate and have an independent connection to God in order to build healthy relationships with the inner self, the community and untimely to God.

Hence, it is important to encourage all elements that fall under the sex banner which is attraction, compassion, tolerance, love, mercy and family. Looking at sex from a healthy perspective embraces the unity amongst men and women, increases healthy dynamics with children, and builds constructive healthy societies.

Condemning women sexuality  reinforces the masculine, suppressing the feminine and making women resent themselves further more reinforcing negative tendencies and lack of connection to God.


Is smoking cannabis bad for you?

Cannabis is both a poison and a cure, depending on who your consumer is it can help you through the pain of cancer or it can be an excuse to leave your stressful life and achieve “nothing” in this world or hereafter. 

Same applies to social media and everything in life. As Hadith narrated in Boukari says “ Ina al aamal bil niyat” Its the intention and mindset that effects the outcome. 

Hence, the encouragement for our women in the community to use social media in a wise and constructive way by increasing the desire to share and learn positive message, is the healthy approach that scholars should take. Condemning social media and women in media in general also reinforces the problem by increased suppression.

This was written to aid the growth of the feminine is a healthy manner to build more stable nurturing societies as a whole.















By Jana Sharaf
Public affairs, Philosopher, and Founder of "NOON EVE"

Friday, May 9, 2014

Words & Actions


“Righteousness is a gift that comes to those who bring peace with their hands and tongues”





Righteous character yields trust in relationships, better jobs, and a better life all together.

Righteousness is a virtue that comes to people who strives to create peace amongst people with deeds and actions. This is important because in order to become of good moral standing we sometimes think that we need to pray or meditate more. 

The truth is prayer and meditation have to align with actions brought about by our hands.

Tongue is the most difficult for us to control, not cause we want to backbite, but because we release stress through talking. Words help release stress which is negative, unfortunately this negativity builds up more and more. Rendering a self fulfilling prophecy.


Exerting self restraint in matters of speech proves very fruitful in building positive energy and positive outcomes in relationships and life in general.



By Jana Sharaf
Public affairs, Philosopher, and Founder of "NOON EVE"






Monday, May 5, 2014

Revelations - A tool for creative growth

“Sometimes it (revelations) comes humming in my ears and I understand what it is revealing, sometimes the angel comes in a form of a man and I clearly understand what he is saying”






 A revelation is revealing an idea that is concealed.  Ideas are important parts of our growth, as they enhance creativity, innovation and problem solving.

The verse above is a narration showing 2 ways in which ideas (revelations) come to people.

1.) An idea that rings in your ear and you are forced to be captivated by it.

Sometimes we don't need to be dreaming, visualizing or mediating to have a great idea. While we walk we sometimes get a thought, that thought forms a complete pattern, with this pattern you get increased energy to act. This is a revelation. 

Revelations don't need to be logical, and you don't need to fight them back. Act upon your thoughts if they come with increased physical energy.

2.) Angels who are messenger come in the form of people.

Other times we receive ideas from other people. If we require help ask in the right way and set an intention for an answer observe how many other people will answer your question.

The more you listen the more you realize that humans around us are always giving us ideas, revelation and answering our questions. 

Don’t resist listen with an open heart.





By Jana Sharaf
Public affairs, Philosopher, and Founder of "NOON EVE"

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Intention & Pursuit

“Our actions should have an intention, and the outcome of an affair is its intention and pursuit. Those who pursue materialism will get it, or pursue a woman will nail her.”

“The outcome is determined by the intention and pursuit.”



Our actions could be pointless because our intention was not clear.



Many times we strive only to find it pointless with no outcome, the reason is because we have no set intention for the outcome.


Other times we know what we want but don't even get out of our comfort zone or even bed to pursue our goals.



To obtain the best outcome of an affair is a clear intention before any action, and the diligent pursuit  with action.

















By Jana Sharaf
Public affairs, Philosopher, and Founder of "NOON EVE"

Thursday, April 17, 2014

تصدر لبنان الشرق الأوسط في أسعد البلدان

تصدر لبنان الشرق الأوسط وحلّ في في المرتبة رقم 25 وفقاً لتقرير جديد غير اعتيادي يحلل الابتسامات في الصور على إينستاجرام 




جيتباك ، هو برنامج دليل السفر الاجتماعي، وقد حللت هذه الشركة أكثر من 150 مليون مشاركة على إينستاجرام في 6,000 مدينة حول العالم من أجل التوصل إلى ترتيب أسعد البلدان في العالم


جيتباك قامت بتجميع وترتيب البلدان حسب ما يسمونه بـ" مجموع الابتسامة " لكل بلد ، وهو مقياس يحدد من خلاله تحليل عدد المرات التي يبتسم فيها سكان البلد في صور الإينستاجرام. كلما كانت الابتسامة اكبر ، كلما ارتفعت علامة الابتسامة

تم تحديد مجموع الابتسامة الشاملة للبلد عن طريق احتساب معدل العلامات لكل ابتسامة واردة في الصور


فيما رتبت الدراسة البرازيليين كأسعد الناس في العالم ، تصدر لبنان الشرق الأوسط


على الرغم من أن الأخبار اليومية القادمة من لبنان لا توحي بوجود اي سعادة، فليس ذبك إلا دليل على أن الشعب اللبناني يحب الحياة بغض النظر عن كل ما يجري في بلاده، وأنهم يحاولون التغلب على الحرب و البنادق بابتسامة. و مشروع اللطف يشهد على ذلك ، لأننا نستمع الى قصص اللطف اليومية من الشرق الأوسط

اللبنانيون يقدرون الأشياء الصغيرة في الحياة . لهذا السبب تراهم يبتسمون في صورهم . وهم يعملون على نشر اللطف لجعل بلادهم مكاناً أفضل


وهنا الترتيب الكامل. الدرجات هي من أصل 100 نقطة


1 . البرازيل 60.8

2 . نيكاراغوا 59.4

3 . كولومبيا 49.8

4 . بوليفيا 48.1

5 . كوستاريكا 47.4

6 . هندوراس 47.2

7 . فنزويلا 45.2

8 . الفلبين 44.8

9 . غواتيمالا 42.0

10 . المكسيك 40.1

11 . مقدونيا 40.1

12 . كازاخستان 39.6

13 . بنما 39.4

14 . السلفادور 36.2

15 . الاكوادور 35.3

16 . مولدوفا 34.1

17 . جزر الأنتيل الهولندية 34.1

18 . جنوب أفريقيا 33.6

19 . رومانيا 33.4

20 . شيلي 33.4

21 . بورتوريكو 33.2

22 . باراغواي 32.9

23 . جمهورية الدومينيكان 32.7

24 . أيسلندا 32.0

25 . لبنان 31.0

26 . بيرو 31.0

27 . أوروغواي 31.0

28 . لاوس 30.9

29 . صربيا 30.5

30 . وكسمبورغ 30.4

31 . ايرلندا 30.4

32 . الأرجنتين 30.0

33 . الولايات المتحدة 29.7

34 . مصر 29.6

35 . قيرغيزستان 29.4

36 . أوكرانيا 29.3

37 . ألبانيا 29.2

38 . أنغولا 29.0

39 . تركيا 28.9

40 . روسيا 27.5

41 . 27.4 مالطا

42 . تايلاند 27.2

43 . البرتغال 27.1

44 . إسرائيل 26.9

45 . كندا 26.7

46 . ميانمار 26.5

47 . غانا 26.4

48 . بنغلاديش 26.2

49 . أستراليا 26.2

50 . نيجيريا 26.1

51 . أوزبكستان 26.0

52 . أروبا 25.7

53 . البوسنة و الهرسك 25.6

54 . إندونيسيا 25.5

55 . قبرص 25.3

56 . الباهاما 25.2

57 . أرمينيا 25.1

58 . ماليزيا 24.9

59 . بلغاريا 24.7

60 . بلجيكا 24.5

61 . ترينيداد و توباغو 24.4

62 . المملكة المتحدة 24.3

63 . النرويج 24.2

64 . بروناي 24.2

65 . إيطاليا 23.8

66 . روسيا البيضاء 23.7

67 . نيوزيلندا 23.2

68 . سنغافورة 22.7

69 . اليونان 22.3

70 . تونس 22.2

71 . سلوفاكيا 22.1

72 . بربادوس 21.2

73 . أذربيجان 21.1

74 . المجر 20.9

75 . فرنسا 20.8

76 . العراق 20.6

77 . فيتنام 20.4

78 . جامايكا 20.0

79 . المغرب 20.0

80 . اسبانيا 20.0

81 . الهند 19.9

82 . هولندا 19.6

83 . جورجيا 19.5

84 . فنلندا 19.3

85 . نيبال 19.3

86 . جزر العذراء البريطانية 19.2

87 . الدنمارك 19.0

88 . كينيا 18.8

89 . موناكو 18.5

90 . كرواتيا 18.4

91 . تنزانيا 18.2

92 . الأردن 17.9

93 . سريلانكا 17.5

94 . فلسطين 17.4

95 . باكستان 17.2

96 . سويسرا 17.1

97 . ليتوانيا 17.1

98 . النمسا 16.8

99 . جمهورية التشيك 16.5

100 . السويد 16.1

101 . ألمانيا 15.6

102 . الجبل الأسود 15.5

103 . سلوفينيا 15.5

104 . لاتفيا 15.4

105 . بولندا 14.8

106 . موريشيوس 14.7

107 . أندورا 14.6

108 . قطر 14.6

109 . إستونيا 14.4

110 . كمبوديا 13.5

111 . تايوان 13.4

112 . ماكاو 13.3

113 . عمان 13.3

114 . هونغ كونغ 13.2

115 . الإمارات العربية المتحدة 12.9

116 . الصين 12.4

117 . البحرين 11.7

118 . إيران 11.7

119 . المملكة العربية السعودية 11.6

120 . جزر المالديف 9.8

121 . مدينة الفاتيكان 9.8

122 . الكويت 9.7

123 . كوريا الجنوبية 9.5

124 . اليابان 4.1



هايدي شبارو
مؤسسة "مشروع اللطف في الشرق الأوسط" ، معلمة وكاتبة

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lebanon topped the Middle East and ranked 25 for the happiest people


Lebanon topped the Middle East at No. 25. according to an unusual new report that analyses smiling selfies on Instagram.





Jetpac, a startup known for their social travel guide app, has analyzed more than 150 million Instagram posts in 6,000 worldwide cities to come up with a ranking of the happiest countries on the globe. 


Jetpac compiled the rankings by coming up with what they call a "smile score" for each country, a measure determined by analyzing how often residents were smiling in Instagram photos. The bigger the smile, the higher the smile score. 

A country's overall smile score was determined by averaging the scores each photo's smile received. 


While the study ranked Brazilians as the happiest people in the world, Lebanon topped the Middle East. 


Although the coming news everyday from Lebanon does not imply any happiness, but this thing only proves that the Lebanese people love life regardless of everything that is going on in their country and they try to overcome war and guns with a smile. And The Kindness Project is a witness on that, because we are getting daily kindness stories from the Middle East. 

Lebanese value the little things in life. That's why you see them smiling in their photos. And they are working on spreading kindness to make their country a better place. 


Here's the complete ranking. Scores are out of 100 points. 

1. Brazil 60.8
2. Nicaragua 59.4
3. Colombia 49.8
4. Bolivia 48.1
5. Costa Rica 47.4
6. Honduras 47.2
7. Venezuela 45.2
8. Philippines 44.8
9. Guatemala 42.0
10. Mexico 40.1
11. Macedonia 40.1
12. Kazakhstan 39.6
13. Panama 39.4
14. El Salvador 36.2
15. Ecuador 35.3
16. Moldova 34.1
17. Netherlands Antilles 34.1
18. South Africa 33.6
19. Romania 33.4
20. Chile 33.4
21. Puerto Rico 33.2
22. Paraguay 32.9
23. Dominican Republic 32.7
24. Iceland 32.0
25. Lebanon 31.0
26. Peru 31.0
27. Uruguay 31.0
28. Laos 30.9
29. Serbia 30.5
30. Luxembourg 30.4
31. Ireland 30.4
32. Argentina 30.0
33. United States 29.7
34. Egypt 29.6
35. Kyrgyzstan 29.4
36. Ukraine 29.3
37. Albania 29.2
38. Angola 29.0
39. Turkey 28.9
40. Russia 27.5
41. Malta 27.4
42. Thailand 27.2
43. Portugal 27.1
44. Israel 26.9
45. Canada 26.7
46. Myanmar 26.5
47. Ghana 26.4
48. Bangladesh 26.2
49. Australia 26.2
50. Nigeria 26.1
51. Uzbekistan 26.0
52. Aruba 25.7
53. Bosnia and Herzegovina 25.6
54. Indonesia 25.5
55. Cyprus 25.3
56. Bahamas 25.2
57. Armenia 25.1
58. Malaysia 24.9
59. Bulgaria 24.7
60. Belgium 24.5
61. Trinidad and Tobago 24.4
62. United Kingdom 24.3
63. Norway 24.2
64. Brunei 24.2
65. Italy 23.8
66. Belarus 23.7
67. New Zealand 23.2
68. Singapore 22.7
69. Greece 22.3
70. Tunisia 22.2
71. Slovakia 22.1
72. Barbados 21.2
73. Azerbaijan 21.1
74. Hungary 20.9
75. France 20.8
76. Iraq 20.6
77. Vietnam 20.4
78. Jamaica 20.0
79. Morocco 20.0
80. Spain 20.0
81. India 19.9
82. Netherlands 19.6
83. Georgia 19.5
84. Finland 19.3
85. Nepal 19.3
86. Virgin Islands, British 19.2
87. Denmark 19.0
88. Kenya 18.8
89. Monaco 18.5
90. Croatia 18.4
91. Tanzania 18.2
92. Jordan 17.9
93. Sri Lanka 17.5
94. Palestine 17.4
95. Pakistan 17.2
96. Switzerland 17.1
97. Lithuania 17.1
98. Austria 16.8
99. Czech Republic 16.5
100. Sweden 16.1
101. Germany 15.6
102. Montenegro 15.5
103. Slovenia 15.5
104. Latvia 15.4
105. Poland 14.8
106. Mauritius 14.7
107. Andorra 14.6
108. Qatar 14.6
109. Estonia 14.4
110. Cambodia 13.5
111. Taiwan 13.4
112. Macao 13.3
113. Oman 13.3
114. Hong Kong 13.2
115. United Arab Emirates 12.9
116. China 12.4
117. Bahrain 11.7
118. Iran 11.7
119. Saudi Arabia 11.6
120. Maldives 9.8
121. Vatican City 9.8
122. Kuwait 9.7
123. South Korea 9.5
124. Japan 4.1




By Heidi Shebaro 
Founder of "The Kindness Project in the Middle East", a teacher and a blogger

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