Sunday, March 10, 2013

25 Cool Life Hacks for the Average Muslim

Disclaimer: Please take note that this article is mainly for humorous purposes and should be taken lightly though there are some valid and true information in some instances. So, please do not get your halal panties in a bunch over these hacks.

You know what I've been loving lately? Life hacks. These have been sweeping the internet recently and I can't get enough of them. For those who don't know what life hacks are they have been defined as a "productivity trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life; in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in a clever or non-obvious way might be called a life hack".

There are plenty of life hacks lists posted on the internet which demonstrate a plethora of different neat tricks. For example, using a dustpan to fill a container that doesn't fit in a sink, take a picture of a friend holding something he wants to borrow so you won't forget he's borrowing it, using a can opener to open the pesky hard plastic packaging for electronics are just a few clever hacks notable on the interwebs.

But what about life hacks for the average Muslim? There's gotta be some things we can do to simplify our lives, right? I have gathered, both from experience and from valuable information passed down from wise brothers and sisters of the past, a list of 25 Muslim life hacks designed to make our lives just a little bit easier. Take a look!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Elevator Murder Experiment Further Proves How Wussified and Jaded Society has Become. [VIDEO]

There's a famous saying of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) where he says,
“Whoever of you sees an evil must then change it with his hand. If he is not able to do so, then [he must change it ] with his tongue. And if he is not able to do so, then [he must change it] with his heart. And that is the weakest form of faith.”
“… must then change it with his hand.” aka put your big boy pants on and put a stop to it, tough guy!

Even though this is a Muslim proverb, ideally this should be a universal way of thinking. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done. I've heard and read about plenty of crimes or incidents occurring in public which were REAL and people stood by and did nothing and went about their business. 

This video below was a simulated experiment done "what would you do/candid camera" style to capture the reactions of the average joe. If you were about to board an elevator and when the doors opened, there was a murder being attempted, what would you do? Conclusion: The average joe is a big puss.




Some of these reactions are just unbelievable. Yes we have the typical girlie-girl scream and running away, that's a given for any high-stress situation. But did I just see a girl try to be a hero by repeatedly hitting the attempted murderer with a....paper bag

Another d-bag just stood there and started taking video of the killing with his camera phone. If you're first thought, when seeing a violent crime occur, is  "Whoa this is soooo going to go viral on YouTube!", then you have failed as a human being. I think only two guys in that video actually got up in there and actually pried the assailant off of the victim.

However, by far the most absurd thing of all for this video is the end. The whole point of this stunt was to promote "Dead Man Down", an upcoming action movie starring Wade Barrett Colin Ferrell. Wow.

I'm done.