Why bay’ah (the oath of allegiance)?

December 6, 2014 in Islam, Spirituality by Dr. Ismail Ulukus

Dear Readers,

In my previous articles, I explained that one can reach Marifetullah truly through tasawwuf education and made some explanations about Murshid-i Kamils (tasawwuf specialists) who are the spiritual leaders of the societies and stated that the bases of the Tasawwuf are “Bay’ah(the oath of allegiance), “Cleaning of the nafs” (ego) and “Purifying of the heart“.

I am sure that many of you have questions, as “Isn’t it enough for one to live as it is written in   Islamic manuals” “Why Tasawwuf education is needed to know Allah (swt)?” Those thoughts you have are of course very reasonable. Islam itself is a path to increase one’s maturity. A person who lives Islam properly reaches both Marifetullah and the individual maturity. The role of Tasawwuf here is only to make training quicker with the help of a mentor who is the inheritor of Rasulullah by using the methods of him.
# Tasawwuf is a Heart training method

As I explained beforehand, Marifetullah and other knowledge related to heart is a grace and beneficence of the Almighty Allah. He grants it anyone He wishes. One doesn’t need to have a deep knowledge of religion or other subjects for being honoured with this grace of Allah. A person can be an illiterate. Uveys Al-Karani hazrats, one of the great awliyas, and Hz. Rasulullah himself were the most appropriate examples of it. As you can remember Rasulullah was an illiterate and it is ordered in the Qur’an that,

“And thou wast not (able) to recite a Book before this (Book came), nor art thou (able) to transcribe it with thy right hand: In that case, indeed, would the talkers of vanities have doubted.” (Ankabut, 48)
“Nay, here are Signs self-evident in the hearts of those endowed with knowledge: and none but the unjust reject Our Signs.” 
(Ankabut, 49)


When Rasulullah was afraid that he would forget the revealed divine inspiration; it was explained clearly that Qur’an was a revealed divine inspiration by Allah (swt) and he would never forget once it was read to him,  by ordering:

“By degrees shall We teach thee (the Message), so thou shalt not forget,” (Ala, 6)
The spiritual knowledge is bestowed to those who stayed away from their nafs’s desires through the divine revelation, intuition or inspiration. Tasawwuf is a method of heart training that aims to make people closer to Allah (swt) by preserving them from nafs’s whim. However, the success of this method depends on the trueness and sincerity of the people. The real thing that will cause people to be honored with this gift is the sincerity of their faith. Bay’ah consists of a statement of intention and a sign that a person is ready to follow the path of Tasawwuf.
# Bay’ah is the beginning of Tasawwuf training

Bay’ah constitutes the main basis of Tasawwuf training even if it wasn’t given importance by many people who were students of a sufi leader.

Bay’ah is the beginning of Tasawwuf training. The trainer of the Tasawwuf is called the Murshid (the one who shows the true path, the guide), and the learner is called the Murid (requester, demandant, trainee). Bay’ah is the agreement between Murshid and Murid. Repentance is the beginning of Tasawwuf training. Afterwards the person promises his murshid that he will follow the path of Tasawwuf about carrying out the orders of Allah (swt) like performing salaat, fasting, giving zakat when he can and going on pilgrimage. This is called “bay’ah”. Bay’ah means the promise of the murid that he will be subject to the murshid’s will and be dependent to this path of maturity. A special ceremony is held for it. The promise is given to Allah indeed. It is ordered in a verse from the Qur’an that:

“Verily those who plight their fealty to thee plight their fealty in truth to Allah; the Hand of Allah is over their hands: then any one who violates his oath, does so to the harm of his own soul, and any one who fulfills what he has covenanted with Allah,- Allah will soon grant him a great Reward.” (Fath, 10)
# Bay’ah is a promise given to Allah (swt)

Why bay’ah is so important? Why is it given so much importance?

For the reason that Awliyaullah is an inheritor of Rasulullah and a loyal servant of Allah (swt), in fact, the promise is given to Rasulullah and Allah (swt), as it can be understood from the above verse. In fact, without another reason even this represents why this promise shall be given importance.
# Bay’ah constitutes the basis of nafs training

Secondly, the promise about being dependent to the Murshid indeed constitutes the basis of nafs training. The base of nafs training is learning to give up one’s own will. I will explain it in my next article. The hardest thing for a person is to give up his own will. Remember the children fighting for toys. This fight ends only if one of them gives up his will. This simple fact is the beginning of morals. The one who is more immoral (is dependent to his nafs) has the most toys. The one, who is more moral and well-trained, gives up his desire and leaves the ownership to the other side. Now try to put yourself into the child’s shoe that makes the sacrifice. How hard it is psychologically. It is also the same for adults. Is it easy for the ones who didn’t learn to give but just knew how to take by training in a right way to give up their wishes? Why do you think the people get divorced very soon after they are married for only 2 months? The basis of each kind of morals and manners is one’s learning to give up the ignoble desires of his nafs. It is the abandonment of the ego. The one entering the path of Tasawwuf accepts to be dependent on his murshid by bay’ah.


# Bay’ah is a Sunna of Rasulullah

Thirdly, bay’ah is a Sunna of Rasulullah. It is ordered in a verse from the Qur’an that:

“Allah’s Good Pleasure was on the Believers when they swore Fealty to thee under the Tree: He knew what was in their hearts, and He sent down Tranquility to them; and He rewarded them with a speedy Victory;” (Fath, 18)

“O Prophet! When believing women come to thee to take the oath of fealty to thee, that they will not associate in worship any other thing whatever with Allah, that they will not steal, that they will not commit adultery (or fornication), that they will not kill their children, that they will not utter slander, intentionally forging falsehood, and that they will not disobey thee in any just matter,- then do thou receive their fealty, and pray to Allah for the forgiveness (of their sins): for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Mumtahana, 12)

It is written in the Hadiths that:

12 Muslims from Medina in the first Akabe: “They pledged their allegiance to Allah’s messenger (pbuh) on the following conditions; Obedience and submission come first and foremost during times of distress, pressure, prosperity, and happiness. We are under your command. We will not disobey you in any way”. (Bukhari, Muslim)

When the Muslims asked in the second Akabe: We will pledge even our goods are ruined and our elders are killed. What will we take in return if we are loyal to it?” Rasulullah (s.a.w) answered Paradise!” Then they said, “Give me your hand!” Rasulullah gave them his hand and they pledged their allegiance to Allah’s messenger. (Ibn Kesir, el-Bidâye)

Enes b. Mâlik (r.a.) stated that: “I pledged my allegiance to obey Allah’s messenger (pbuh) on the conditions that I am capable of”. (Ali el Muttaki, Kenzu’l Ummal)

As it can be understood clearly from the verse of the Qur’an and Hadiths, bay’ah is a Sunna of Rasulullah. Rasulullah took the hands of Sahaba-i kiram, obtained a promise from them one by one, and asked them to be loyal to their promises about some important issues. Ahl al-tasawwuf continues this tradition and obtains promises about obeying the rules of Allah (swt) and being dependent to his murshid from anyone who wants to walk in the path of Tasawwuf. The commitment of the promise is totally under conscientious responsibility of him depending on the sincerity of the will to benefit from Tasawwuf training. He keeps the promise if he wishes or he doesn’t keep the promise if he doesn’t wish. It is something that he can decide by himself.

Be entrusted to Allah.

RationalPlan 4.10 – Project Management Software Now Also Online

November 13, 2014 in Project Management by Ioan Lucian

Stand By Soft is pleased to announce the release of RationalPlan 4.10. Current version comes with a web-based project management module for the Server product, more reports, better support for opening Microsoft© Project files and many other features. Plus starting with this version all RationalPlan products are available for Mac OS X users within the App Store.

RationalPlan suite started as a desktop application designed to run on all major operating systems – Windows, Linux and Mac OS X – but it evolved into an embedded management system that is now available even as a project management cloud service both for individuals and for companies that need a distributed solution with concurrent access from multiple users.

Important changes for this version:

  • Added web-based project management module
  • RationalPlan products are available on App Store on Mac OS X
  • Added filters in Timesheet view
  • Added more reports
  • Improved integration with MS© Project 2013 files
  • Added Notes column for tasks and projects
  • Added possibility to display a special color for 100% complete tasks
  • Better rendering for exported Excel spreadsheets
  • Added support for special characters in Windows installer

RationalPlan Server can be used in two flavors: On Premise – installed on the clients hardware with a one time payment – and as a Cloud service – hosted on RationalPlan’s servers with a monthly payment. Starting with this version a web-based project management module was added such that users can start managing their products directly from a browser. Although the module is in beta version and is under heavy development it is stable and can be used even in production.

At users requests all RationalPlan products were added to the App Store. This increases the integration of the application with the Mac OS X operating system.

When it comes to reading Microsoft© Project files things are not that easy because the .mpp file format is a binary one. As a result it needs a continuous work to ensure the best results. For this version certain improvements were made to allow loading calendars from MS© Project 2013 files and some min0r fixes were made to correctly load recurrent tasks.

Many new features requested by users were implemented. For example filters were added within Timesheet view, Notes column was added for tasks and for projects, additional reports, improved rendering while exporting data to Excel spreadsheets, the possibility to display a special color for 100% complete tasks and many more.

RationalPlan suite is made of these products:

RationalPlan Single Project – an alternative to Microsoft Project and the perfect solution for novice or accidental project managers
RationalPlan Multi Project – project management software for multiple projects, projects that are interconnected through dependencies and share common resource
RationalPlan Project Viewer – free project management software viewer, the solution for anyone (from project stakeholders to team workers) to view projects details
RationalPlan Project Server – a centralized place to manage the company’s projects while offering concurrent access to different users

The complete suite of RationalPlan products can be found at http://www.rationalplan.com.

About Stand By Soft

Stand By Soft was founded in 1997 as a software company specialized in building desktop applications and components. RationalPlan is a project management solution that follows the general recommended guidelines from project management domain. MOOS Project viewer is a Microsoft Project viewer that allows users to open, view in a dynamic way and print any Microsoft Project file.

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Understanding The Gamut Of Crossfit Perth For Enhancing Your Fitness Regime

November 6, 2014 in Health & Fitness by Michael Lumb

The very essence of CrossFit Perth includes a firm faith in fitness. The prime objective is to create a general, inclusive and board fitness. The makers of this plan have designed a program, which can best prepare trainees for all sorts of physical contingencies. They assess all physical and sport tasks on a collective basis and seek physical adaptations and skills that would help in leveraging the performance advantage on a universal basis. Herein, capacity obtained from the conjunction of all sports necessities would actually provide fodder to every sport. To be precise, the specialty is not about specializing here.

Assessing the fixtures

CrossFit contains a host of fitness related things. It is mainly a fitness regimen designed and developed by leading stalwarts over many decades. It is a measurable and meaningful way to affirm enhanced work capacity across modal domains and time. It maximizes and bolsters fitness with ceaselessly varying functional movements, which you perform at a comparatively high intensity. It also caters to a community that caters to those people who do these exercises together. In fact, its community aspect is a prime component of its efficiency tool.

The modern jinx

The concerned tiStart CrossFit program involves conditioning components and movements with the biggest priority of sessions. You learn movements before advancing or progressing into the next slope. You have a synthesis of strategy and ability, which includes breaking down of the ability inference in the concerned formula. Attaining positive results is the prime objective. For performing a Muscle up, you need to do some regression-type movements, which include muscle up on allotted rings, bar, pull up, kipping pull ups, pull ups with definite band assisting you, eccentric, isolated and jump ups, lying row on bars and rings, and adjusting bar height to comply with your strength. You have a time and place to start these movements. The trainer will then assess your ability and advancement in movements, training or conditioning before initiating a strategy for you.

The additional edge

The cross fit doctrines of include accredited fitness seminars across the globe. The concerned companies also publish a series of websites that provide free, extensive content. These include support and training to stay fit, workouts and comprehensive journals comprising extended manuals. They have a global network of 5, 500 and more affiliated gyms. The most interesting thing here is the fitness sport, which you call CrossFit games. The concerned centers crown and honor the fittest male and female person on earth.

Epiclifestyle Provide tiStart Cross Fit Perth gives you a New Confidence in your everyday Life. It defines fitness in a meaningful, measurable way which optimizes your fitness.

Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd. – The Developmental State Model

November 6, 2014 in Finance by Anand Kumar

An economy is a system whereby goods are produced and exchanged. Without a viable economy, a State will collapse. Fiinovation an organization working in the Corporate Social Responsibility sheds light on the institutionalist perspective of the economy. The institutionalist perspective of the economy transcends the structuralist development which downplayed the role of markets in the industrialization process and also rejects the neoclassical resurgence which asserts that success in industrialization is the outcome of free markets and limited state intervention. The institutional perspective is highlighted in the study of the East Asian economies like Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong which have achieved extraordinary rates of economic growth characterized by an egalitarian distribution of income. All successful cases of late industrialization have been the consequence of significant degree of State intervention, market incentives and a strong private sector. Therefore, Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd. explains that the institutionalist perspective focuses on the right amount of market orientation and government intervention consistent with rapid and efficient industrialization. This model in other words could be referred to as the Developmental State Model (Onis, 1991).


The Developmental State Model and its variants:


The central theme of the Capitalist Developmental state given by Charles Johnson is Bureaucratic Autonomy in which market is guided by small scale elite bureaucracy recruited from the best managerial talent and the pilot agency within the bureaucracy that is significant to policy formulation and implementation. The politicians reign by legitimizing the actions of the bureaucrats and making space for their actions, for them to rule. In this model economic growth is associated with productivity and competitiveness which is the single minded priority of the state action. Conflict of goals is avoided as there is no commitment to concepts like equality and social welfare instead there is an underlying commitment for private property and market and state intervention is circumscribed by this commitment. There is close link between the elite bureaucrats and private sector enterprises as this is useful for exchange of information.


Policy formulation and implementation


Amsden and Wade build upon Johnson’s Capitalist Developmental model with respect to Japanese industrial policy. Wade gave governed market theory in which economic growth in East Asian countries was attributed to high levels of investment in specific industries with presence of state intervention and exposure of many industries to international competition in foreign markets. This strategic industrial policy involved adequate state intervention and specific political, institutional and organizational arrangements associated with state apparatus and private business as well as their interaction. Amsden talks about South Korea which has a guided market where market rationality is constrained by industrial priorities which is rapid industrialization with profit maximization on the basis of current comparative advantage. The government has tamed domestic and international forces by subsidizing selective industries on the basis of high income elasticities in the worlds markets, potential for technological growth and labour productivity growth. These industries are put in the market for competition. The economic growth is characterized by long term rationality investment and long term risks by the investors.


The state intervention has ensured price distortions resulting in greater investment in strategic sectors and avoiding monopoly. The government provides subsidies to these specific sectors and expects performance in return. It rewards the good ones and penalizes the poor however it refrains from bailing out firms unlike the policy of certain Western European countries. Restrictions are imposed in capital account encouraging capital accumulation rather than rent seeking, central banks have gathered utmost importance, technology has been acquired by investing in foreign licenses and technical assistance, foreign direct investment in terms of capital flow or technology has been limited, the state has invested in education and human capital formulation yet the concept of welfare state is absent. The Korean Developmental State model is based on support and discipline. Support in terms of the incentives given by the state in terms of the restrictions imposed by the state to avoid monopoly.


Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd.The developmental state model, hence, involves Bureaucratic autonomy and Private-Public sector cooperation which allows the state to formulate universal national goals which gets converted into policy formulation. In Latin America, the bureaucracy is said to be authoritarian leading to exploitative powerful groups working for private interests. In Taiwan, however, the bureaucratic autonomy exists but the Private-Public cooperation does not. The bureaucracy in East Asian countries includes the best managerial talent with similar mindsets. The accountability of the bureaucracy is ensured by the small bureaucracy, confined pilot agencies within the bureaucracy like MITI in Japan, EPB in Korea, responsible for implementation of policies to selected sectors of the economy, unusual division of labour within the state, military and bureaucrats- the executive keeps a check on the bureaucrats and the contribution certain elements within the civil society like the student protests in Korea. The Private- Public Sector cooperation has been ensured by the state as state provides the private sectors with incentives.


Resource: Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd. is associated with Health organizations for their CSR activities across India. Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd is working in development sector.

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Crakmedia has accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge!

October 25, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment by Abashley Barnett

1888 PressRelease – The web marketing company Crakmedia has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The challenge, which calls for the dumping of water on one’s head to raise awareness and raise money for the fight against ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” has been all the buzz around the Internet in the last few weeks. This progressive neurodegenerative disease attacks the nervous system, affecting the nerve cells in the brain.

Crakmedia will donate $20 for every Crakmedia employee who takes part in this challenge, which also happens to be for a fantastic cause. However, to do things differently, Crakmedia will not be nominating other companies for the challenge, but rather, famous and influential figures that have been fortunate enough to live long, healthy, ALS-free lives thus far: The Pope, Queen Elizabeth, and Hugh Hefner.

Thanks to the mass participation of employees (50 staff members) Crakmedia will donate $1000 to the ALS Association – a nice contribution to the cause.

Crakmedia strongly supports charity and encourages everyone to donate to this cause. The company hopes by nominating some of these international, influential leading figures, that additional awareness will be raised.

Crakmedia Network is a company specializing in multimedia and e-commerce. Generating over 20 billion impressions monthly, its main areas of interest are contextual advertising and web development. For more information on Crakmedia, please visit www.crakmedia.com.

Enlivening Your Spirit With Functional Training-A Way Of Life

October 22, 2014 in Health & Fitness by Michael Lumb

Physical Training is indeed a way of life for those who have reaped its ceaseless benefits. We are not talking about fitness crunches or terrific regimes to increase muscles or body tonality, but focusing on a very important aspect, which is central to your fitness regime. An unfit person cannot do gym in the proper sense of the term. You need to train to become physically and mentally fit. It changes your belief and the way you perceive exercise. There are concerned companies that design workouts, which help you in attaining your fitness objectives. They create an adaptable and flexible approach that helps in integrating fitness modules into your regular routine.

The prime objective

It can be military, sports or Functional Training. The motive is to help you to come out from the yoke of traditional gym membership, which is subscription based. The gamut provides a memorable and immersive fitness experience, which is result-driven, dynamic, cost-effective and time-efficient. The training philosophy constitutes memberships in a 3 month segment. They confine the allocated sessions and timetable to only nine persons per class. The main objective is to ensure that each person is supervised during the concerned lifting movements.

The nit-grid

It also enables many people to adapt and progress to a devised training program on a collective basis. The conditioning and strength program includes 4-week, pre set sessions, which includes a lot of emphasis on education of movement, technique, progression and perfecting the applied technique before you absorb it into your regimen. Day 1 would begin with military based training, where individuals get a dedicated program and course for completing in a fast manner. The focus on this day is to enhance mental focus, muscular endurance, high intensity training results and low impact.

The follow-up

Before the strength and conditioning part, you have primal or functional training. Here, every session varies in volume, intensity, difficulty and distance. It involves a lot of balance, running, pushing, throwing and climbing. It helps to incorporate power and vigor into one fold, which enhances your life’s functional movement in totality. You also have lots of fun and enjoyment, which is envisaged by the odd aspect of uncertainty of how you feel towards the end of every session. Day 5 is totally optional as you have fundamentals, education and outdoor training. It is for the committed and unrelenting person who just wants more. Besides, you have a Transformation Program, which complies with the month-wise training process and methodologies.

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How To Connect Two Dedicated Servers To Operate In Unison

October 21, 2014 in Web Hosting by Jacob Wangru

Any connection involving two or additional laptop units is often known as a community.  Networks are primarily accustomed to facilitate the sharing of computing solutions involving any phone numbers of customers.  The distance amongst the solutions within the network is normally accustomed to define the style of network.  You can find Massive Spot Networks or LANs which are generally inside of precisely the same building or locale including education or hospital.   The expanse among desktops and options just isn’t extremely essential.  Wide Region Networks cover a bigger place that could cover a whole city or city.   You will discover many methods via which computing options are networked.  It will generally rely to the type of community as well because the hardware capabilities of the devices in issue.  Cables, wireless devices and community cards are normally used in placing collectively the networks.

When two computing options which are equal to one another are networked as would occur with two devoted servers, this really is called an equal to same community.  On this setup, the devices might be hosting computing solutions for the other and in several circumstances they’ll each and every be hosting means which are shared involving them.   Also you can determine to community committed hosts servers with the functions of backing up information.   Apart from your reason for networking your servers, you will find several options which might be obtainable.  A network cable is probably the most common hyperlink by means of which focused servers which are inside same building like a knowledge center are connected.

With this you may get a really risk-free website link amongst your devoted servers. It also has an extra gain since it will not use up extra bandwidth which makes it an incredibly expense powerful choice.

Nevertheless, dedicated servers which might be positioned far from 1 a different will need a distinct form of back link. A devoted leased line is the best choice with this circumstance.  It delivers the security of data and supplies substantial speeds.  This form of setup is the most effective for circumstances wherever the focused servers are linked with a WAN.   With this situation, employing a network cable isn’t a practical alternative. The networking on focused servers becoming done might be amongst the major office environment along with a branch from the same town or city. Utilizing the leased line in this kind of a predicament will produce the company several advantages as they won’t only network the devoted servers but also have further conversation added benefits.

Especially when it involves configuration and settings, networking devoted servers needs a amount of specialized skill.  If you happen to be utilizing managed dedicated servers, you will not have a trouble as your services company ought to very easily offer the expert services you involve.   Nevertheless, all those that have their very own hosting will involve seeking out specialized aid if these are not totally skilled in networking.   Nevertheless, networking in excess of a focused leased line will most from the time engage the provider in the leased line.


Revamping Your Fitness Fanaticism With Obstacle Course Training Perth

October 21, 2014 in Health & Fitness by Michael Lumb

Fitness and health aspirations drive all and sundry. There are many ways and avenues to enhance your fitness gamut. Different fitness centers employ different techniques and methodologies to get the job done. A very important aspect in this regard is that trainers and harbingers of fitness tailor the programs in accordance with the varying and dynamic needs from a wide client base. For example, you have perpetual military style exercise and assault courses, which thrive on on-site venues. The beautiful and captivating rustic ambience bolsters the program. Designed by industry stalwarts and inspired by successive novelties over the years, the courses are challenging and tight.

The course gamut

You have fun and intense courses, which can out you to the test, irrespective of your fitness level. Obstacle Course Training Perth is one such scintillating experience. There are specialized lifestyle centers that provide this training in their outdoors. You can exercise at your convenience and pace. Getting competitive and fast is the new directive here. You will find that finding a place to train or a gym under one roof, which houses an obstacle training ambit, is quite an uphill task. You have devised firms that are specifically designed for adventurous and effervescent people who love to train outdoors.

The training part

It is quite an elementary fact that in today’s rapidly developing society; personal trainers have become a worn-out idea. People are constantly looking for newer ways and avenues. With Personal Training Perth, you have an enhanced health gamut where leading stalwarts involve themselves in overseeing and guiding your fitness regime. It transcends beyond personal training because there are different aspects that can mold your conditioning program. Conditioning is an integral fixture, which includes strength, power and endurance exercises alongside lifting weights, cardio training, interval training, exercise adaptation and a faster, stronger, bigger metabolic chart.

The weight loss initiative

Your movement, self care, food choices, self management and eating behaviors are also crucial in this regard. With reference to the Weight Loss Program Perth, you have companies that know the root cause behind obesity and overweight junctures, which are increasing at a fast rate. New theories keep emerging out to suggest newer objectives. The programs stress on the negative calorie intake and balance, which means you have to consume less calories than what you burn in order to lose weight. There are programs like arm pump riding alongside Moto-cross bikes, boot camps, cross fits and CRE8 classes that help you in this regard. These healthy programs help you in gaining a negative balance, which includes a healthy diet and fitness.

Epiclifestyle Provide the weight loss program Perth specialists are here for you at Epic Lifestyle. Our Weight Loss Program is proven to help lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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