In the first place, I would like to stress that a Muslim should make his first priority to be prepared for the Day of Judgment. When a man came to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and asked, "What is the exact date of the Day of Judgment?" the Prophet answered, "What have you prepared for that day?"
This indirect positive answer from the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) directs every Muslim to concern himself, before anything else, with performing good deeds and acts of worship so as to be safe on that day.
The appearance of some signs of Judgment Day should motivate Muslims to turn back to their Lord, repenting and surrendering themselves to Him alone. Muslims should not sleep or wait with hands tied; rather, they should work for a better future for the whole Muslim Ummah and Islam, for Allah helps only those who want to help themselves.
1. The Emergence of the Dajjal (the Anti-Christ). This refers to a man who is an imposter and who will appear during the Last Days, claiming lordship. Regarding his coming, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Say: 'O Allah! Verily I seek refuge in you from the punishment of the Hellfire, and I seek refuge in you from the punishment of the grave, and I seek refuge in you from the trial of Dajjal. And I seek refuge in you from the trial of life and death.’"
The Dajjal will emerge from a road in an area between the Levant and Iraq and will begin to call the people to worship him. A majority of the people that will follow him will be from the Jews, women and Bedouins. Seventy-thousand Jews from Asfahan (in present-day Iran) will follow him and he will travel throughout the entire earth, just as the wind blows rain in all directions, except for Makkah and Madinah, for he will be prevented from entering them.
The length of his stay will be forty days. One day will be like a year, one day like a month, one day like a week and the rest of the days will be as normal. He is one-eyed (i.e., one eye is good and the other is defective) and between his two eyes will be written in Arabic letters “KA FA RA”, that is, kafir (disbeliever). Only the believers will be able to read it. He will bring about great trials, some of which are that he will command the heavens and it will rain and he will command the earth and it will produce vegetation. He will have with him a garden and a fire. However, his garden will be a fire, and his fire will be a garden.
2. The descent of Jesus, son of Mary. This is established in the Qur'an, the Sunnah, and the consensus of the Muslims. Allah says what means: “There is not one of the People of the Scripture but will believe in him before his death, and on the Day of Resurrection he will be a witness against them" (An-Nisa': 159).
This refers to the death of Jesus, which will occur after his descent, as has been interpreted by Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him). The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "I swear by Allah, that Jesus, son of Mary will indeed descend judging (mankind) with justice."
Muslims have unanimously agreed upon his descent. He will descend by the white minaret in the east of Damascus, placing his hands upon the wings of two angels. Then it will not be possible for a disbeliever to perceive the scent of his breath without dying. And his breath will extend as far his eyesight extends. He will search for the Dajjal until he reaches him by the gate of Ludd, where he will kill him. He will break the cross and abolish the jizyah (tax paid by non-Muslims living under Muslim rule), and prostration will be only for Allah the Lord of the universe. He will also perform Hajj and `Umrah.
3. The emergence of Gog and Magog. They are two nations from the tribe of Adam that are currently in existence, based upon the evidence from the Qur'an and the Sunnah.
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1.1 & 1.2-Define the following types of abuse...
signs of physical abuse are
Unexplained weight loss
Assault (can be intentional or reckless)
Loss of sleep
Unexpected or unexplained change in behaviour
Soreness around the genitals
Torn, stained or bloody underwear
A preoccupation with anything sexual
Sexually transmitted diseases
Rape – e.g. a male member of staff having sex with a Mental Health client (see Mental Health Act 1983)
Loss of sleep
Unexpected or unexplained change in behaviour
Deprivation of liberty could be false imprisonment. Aggressive shouting causing fear of violence in a public place may be an offence against Public Order Act 1986, or harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997
Unexplained withdrawals from the bank
Unusual activity in the bank accounts
Unexplained shortage of money
Reluctance on the part of the person with responsibility for the funds to provide basic food and clothes etc.
Inflexible and non-negotiable systems and routines
Lack of consideration of dietary requirements
Name calling; inappropriate ways of addressing people
Lack of adequate physical care – an unkempt appearance
Not undertaking personal...
333 4.1 Describe the possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding.
May involve hitting, shaking, throwing, burning, poisoning, drowning, suffocating, and any physical harm to a child. This may also be caused by parents/carers or known adults who may also make up symptoms of illness.
Signs and Symptoms Indicators and behaviours
Bruises on the cheeks, ears, - Repeated injuries over a period of time
Palms, arms and feet. - Runaway attempts and fear of going home
Bruises on the back, buttocks, - No attempt to get comfort when hurt
Multiple bruises in clusters, - Wary of adults
Usually on the upper arms or outer thighs. - Persistent absence from school
Bruising which looks like it has been caused- Flinch when touched
By fingers, a hand, or an object i.e. belt, shoe etc.- Aggressive or withdrawn
Large oval shaped bite marks.- Bad language/behaviour when playing
Burns which have a clear shape of an object,- Sad/crying
E.g. cigarette burns.- Depression
Burns to the backs of hands, feet,- Poor memory/concentration
Legs, genitals, or buttocks.
This is when a child’s basic needs are not being met and results in a decline in health or development.
For a child this could mean inadequate food/drink, lack of medical attention when needed or inappropriate clothing all the basic needs a child should have....
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James Longstreet is one of the most talked about figures in the American Civil War. As Robert E. Lee’s right hand man he fought at Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, Seven Days Battles, Antietam, Battle of the Wilderness, and the most controversial at Gettysburg. Often referred to as Lee’s “old war horse”, Longstreet played a major role in the outcome of the Civil War. Longstreet is blamed for the Confederate loss of the Civil War primarily because of his performance at Gettysburg and his role during reconstruction as well as his friendship with Ulysses S. Grant. After the first day of fighting at Gettysburg Longstreet did not want to reengage and warned Lee of the consequences. One of Longstreet’s subordinates, George Pickett, lead one of the most famous military actions in American history called Pickett’s charge. During the charge on the third day of fighting Pickett’s division was completely wiped out causing the South to lose at Gettysburg and become the turning point the North needed to win the war. Lee was such a god like figure, that if you argued with him it was like arguing with the South’s god. Also because Pickett was under Longstreet, Longstreet is blamed for the loss at Gettysburg. Even though you could argue that Longstreet orchestrated the attack at Gettysburg you must know that all Longstreet was doing was following orders given to him by Lee. I believe that Longstreet is not to blame for the Confederate loss of...
...Signs/ Miracles Paper
BIBL 323 – John
Professor Howard Owens
July 30, 2010
The Gospel of John is to most people the most profound of all Gospels. Although it is profound it is also simple in its style and understanding. Dr. Towns at the very beginning of his book states, “The Gospel of John seems to be the simplest of all books in the bible to understand. That is why most new Christians are told to begin studying the bible by reading the book of John.” Within the book of John there are eight sign miracles that were performed by Jesus. These miracles all reflect Jesus’ power and reflect who He was. In understanding these signs or miracles it is hard to argue that Jesus was not deity. “It is not without its importance that sometimes John records that people believed simply on the basis of the signs.” Although people believed because of the signs, the signs are not the most important thing. My local Pastor, Glenn Kennedy, once said, “The issue is not the sign but what the sign points to.” In reading through John it becomes clear that all the signs and miracles performed point directly to Christ’s deity. “Miracles in the Gospel of John are referred to as "signs", pointers to the identity of Christ as the one sent by the Father.” It is also an interesting note that just as there are eight “I am” statements, there are...
Zodiac signs have been around for a period of time now. The orders of the signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. These signs are divided into four sections, which are Earth, water, and fire. A lot of people still wonder whether or not what they say about the zodiac signs are true or not, such as horoscopes and compatibility charts. The main concern is the affect your zodiac sign have on your personality and compatibility.
Water signs are proven to be very emotional people. Water signs consist of Pisces, Scorpio, and Cancer. Relationships don’t come easy to these people. They’re very sensitive with there feelings all around. With that being said, it’s easy for them to pick up a vibe from others. These people have really strong intuition. The feelings of other people really interest them. Males of this sign are said to be the most sensitive males on the planet. People like this tend to feel sympathy for others, which means anything that has to do with helping someone, or giving someone attention, would be the perfect job or task for them.
However, although the three signs are water signs, they do have their differences. A Pisces are a very changeable person, which means one thing never satisfies them for too long. Attention span for them runs very...
a. Ranges of Temperature in certain conditions
a.i. Oral core or Body Temperature
a.i.1. Normal Range - 96.8 ⁰F – 99.3 ⁰F
- 36 ⁰C – 37.3 ⁰C
a.ii. Rectal Temperature
a.ii.1. Normal Range - 97.8 ⁰F – 100.3 ⁰F
a.iii.1. Temperature - above 78.6 ⁰F or above 37.6 ⁰C
a.iv.1. Temperature - greater than 100 ⁰F or greater than 37 ⁰C
a.v.1. Temperature - 108 ⁰F or 41.1 ⁰C
b. Factors affecting body Temperature
b.i. Time of Day
b.i.1. Temperature decrease in the morning and increase in the afternoon
b.ii.1. Slightly low in old person and slightly high in young ones
b.iii. Environmental Temperature
b.iii.1. If environment is hot or cold
b.iv.1. Increase when there is fever
b.v. Physical Activity
b.v.1. Increase when doing physical activity
b.vi. Emotional Status
b.vi.1. Very stressed, hysterical, sad
b.vii. Site of measurement
b.viii. Menstrual Cycle
b.viii.1. Female (menopause)
b.ix. Oral Cavity Temperature
b.ix.1. Depends if you ingested something hot or cold
c. Location or Site of Measurement
c.i.1. Most common and most convenient
c.ii.1. Most accurate
c.iii.1. Most common site in home setting
d. Types of Thermometer
d.i. Ear Thermometer
d.i.1. 9 volts battery required
d.ii. Oral Electric Thermometer
d.ii.1. Has a probe connected to a...
Vital Signs (Cardinal Signs) – measurable, concrete indicators that are essential for life.
1. Body Temperature – the degree of the body heat that is a result of the balance maintained between heat produced and heat lost by the body.
a. Methods of Temperature measurement
i. Oral – under the tongue – most commonly used
ii. Rectal – in the rectum – most accurate (children 7 – 80-90/min.
iii. Children 1-7 – 80-120/min.
iv. Infants – 110-130/min.
v. At Birth – 130-160/min.
3. Respiration – the act of breathing, consisting of inspiration (O2) and expiration (CO2)
a. Internal respiration – the exchange of respiratory gases between the body cells and the blood.
b. External respiration – the exchange of respiratory gases between the alveoli of the lungs and blood.
c. Respiration is under voluntary control.
d. Characteristics of Respiration
i. Rate – number of respiration/min. – recorded as normal, rapid, slow, and also as exact rate.
ii. Depth – the amount of air inhaled and exhaled, and recorded as shallow or deep.
iii. Rhythm – intervals of respiration, may be irregular or regular in regards to rate and depth.
e. Respiration Rates
i. Normal Adult – 14-20/min.
...The Sign of the Cross
Gestures and symbols have always played a major part in the Western Mystery traditions. Yet, of all symbols, the cross has been the most prominent and influential in guiding western mystics towards Cosmic consciousness.
While seen as almost an exclusively Christian symbol, the cross has existed since the dawn of the mysteries. The Egyptian tau and anhk, the Cross of Christ's Passion, the Rosy Cross of the medieval and Rennessance alchemists, to the post-Vatican Two cross of the Resurrected Savior, all are historical variations of the same symbol that has lead a large part of humanity on its path to God.
History of the Cross
Generally, the cross is seen as the linking of an upright line with a horizontal line, or the active (I) with the passive, or receptive (-). When these two forces are combined, we have the creation of a third force, idea, or entity. While definite early sexual symbolism is present, it is on the psychological and spiritual levels that the cross is most fully explored. The Egyptian ahnk, or looped cross, is said to be an example of this early sexual (i.e. creative) symbolism, however, most of its later uses are as a sign of life force and divine power in a complete sense.
Jung suggests that the cross has its origins in humanities discovery of fire, and as such, is in reality a fire symbol derived from primitive man's rubbing of two sticks together in order to start a fire for warmth, protection, and...