Friday, November 30, 2007

Get IP??

So who is paying for this Ad?
What is the value of this ad?
A site to get the IP for a PC and paying big bucks for this service that is available here and there.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

What is GOD?

A good friend of mine from the old days wrote:
How many times have you really though of "What is God" by yourself?

Maybe you tried many times but you were afraid then you remembered what others tell you about God.

Let me ask you, do YOU know God by yourself? Or you know God through what others told you? Be that your holy books, teachers or schools?

You have to make sure that you can only know about something when you experience it, not when you read or were told about it.

For some, God is the almighty creator, who loves us all and takes care of us, answering all our prayers.

For others, God is not one, but a group of intelligent beings (you can name them aliens) that created us through biological engineering and through crafting our DNAs delicately.

As long as we follow what others say about God, we will always have confusion, fear and instability and doubt in our mind.

So, what is God?
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I answered him back:

God is the one who created us and all this universe. It might sound weird and very classical. Right?

Few years ago during AUB days, when I was walking on the corniche, I saw some sand particles jumping against the gravity force. I felt that there is something behind this dance but I said (like Joubran Khalil Joubran said), there might be a power behind this and let me go because my soul does not have time for this now.

I continued my walk and came back. I notice that the sand particles that were dancing together in one string, have separated into two strings like what happend in Lebanese dabkeh when Women came forward in a sub-chain and Men goes backward in another sub-chain. One string has all the silicon particles and the other string has all the dust and soil.

Last year, when I came back to Lebanon after the way, I found out that these particles disappeared. Not only that. All the sands disappeared because Solidere has stolen it to build some buildings :).

On the other side of the corniche, the other free particles that escaped solidere swallowing of the sand, were building a new factory to build !!!!

They were building a new semi-conductor facility. Yes I am not joking, the dust in the particles was building the walls and the silicon jumped in to build the most advanced ship you can even think of.

What do you think?

Saturday, November 10, 2007

How to become a Muslim

A quick discussion back in time

How to become a Muslim. Shahadah Declaration

إن الدين عند الله الإسلام

Verily the only religion in the eye of Allah is Islam.

1.      The word Islam means submission to the will of Allah regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, color or background. It is very simple to become a Muslim. It is a matter of few words only
No prerequisite, no rituals. 
2.      One can do it alone in front of Allah or with other people.

With the pronunciation of this testimony, or “Shahada”, with sincere belief and conviction, one enters the fold of Islam.
3.      Upon entering the fold of Islam purely for the Pleasure of God, all of one’s previous sins are forgiven, and one starts a new life of piety and righteousness.
“Do you not know that accepting Islam destroys all sins which come before it?” (Saheeh Muslim)
4.      In another saying, Muhammad, the Prophet of God, said:
“Whoever testifies that there in none worthy of being worshipped but God, Who has no partner, and that Muhammad is His slave and Prophet, and that Jesus is the Slave of God, His Prophet, and His word which He bestowed in Mary and a spirit created from Him; and that Paradise (Heaven) is true, and that the Hellfire is true, God will eventually admit him into Paradise, according to his deeds.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari)

5.      Your conversion should be based on:
  • knowledge
  • certainty
  • acceptance
  • submission
  • truthfulness
  • and sincerity.

6.      To convert to Islam and become a Muslim a person needs to pronounce the following testimony with conviction and understanding:
I testify “La ilah illa Allah, Muhammad rasoolu Allah.”
The translation of which is:
“I testify that there is no true god (deity) but God (Allah), and that Muhammad is a Messenger (Prophet) of God.”
7.      This conveys that all forms of worship, whether it be praying, fasting, invoking, seeking refuge in, and offering an animal as sacrifice, must be directed to God and to God alone. Directing any form of worship to other than God (whether it be an angel, a messenger, Jesus, Muhammad, a saint, an idol, the sun, the moon, a tree) is seen as a contradiction to the fundamental message of Islam, and it is an unforgivable sin unless it is repented from before one dies. All forms of worship must be directed to God only.
8.      The second part of the testimony means that Prophet Muhammad is the servant and chosen messenger of God. This implies that one obeys and follows the commands of the Prophet.
a.       He was sent in order to practically implement the Quran, in his saying, deeds, legislation as well as all other facets of life.
b.      One must believe in what he has said, practice his teachings and avoid what he has forbidden.
c.      One must therefore worship God only according to his teaching alone, for all the teachings of the Prophet were in fact revelations and inspirations conveyed to him by God.
9.      Briefly speaking, Islam is a religion of six folds:
a.       Testimony to the oneness of Allah
b.      Belief in the angels, prophets, books, the hereafter, and the destiny
c.       Sanctifying one’s soul and elevating it high above all evils and abominations.
d.      There is a dire need for virtues and perfect manners coupled with righteous deeds
e.      Committing one’s all affairs to Allah
f.       All of this should be coupled also with the belief in Muhammad’s message and abidance to his noble leadership and righteous guidance
Based on the teaching of our beloved prophet, I welcome you to Islam, and on behalf of the Muslim community of Concordia I congratulate you for your decision.
May you please come forward to declare your shahada 

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Why Gideas web development is unique?

A website is not a program and some content only. It is the first impression clients have with the company and might be their last sometimes.

This is why Gideas selected a special business model for its web artwork. Gideas delivers a solution rather than just a product or a service.

It is a mix of:
  1. an aesthetic touch,
  2. professional programming,
  3. innovative development
  4. and reliable support.
Here is a snapshot of the development cycle from our modest point of view:
  • We, first, design and set the perception dimension until the client is satisfied.
  • Then we select the best programming technique and database to serve the needs of the client organization. Sometimes we develop scripts from scratch, sometimes we use the right available packages as long as it meets the need of our client.
  • Third, we try our best to match the design with the underlying tools in order to streamline the process and prepare it for the future. It should be: extensible, upgradeable, scalable and customizable.
  • Fourth, we are proud to stick to our schedules and deadlines.
  • Fifth, we deliver what would delight the client.
  • Sixth, we do never let the client on their own. We always opt for a long term relationship. Our support service surpassed high service benchmark in this country which is known for customer centric standards. We have never got a disappointed client
  • Finally, we strive to keep the best impression possible and continuously improve :)
Wondering whether you should build a new web experience or re-create the current tired site, do not hesitate to contact us and you would not regret it!