raks one

Thee rak (Part One)

Wordcount: 2.821

Genre: Fluff / Slice of Life

BamBam x Reader
Description: BamBam changes hair colour as much as he does with girls or clothes. However, there’s one thing that will never change: for him, you’ll always be his “Thee rak”.


Y/N: BamBam is driving me crazy. Hence I wrote this fluffy (sorta), romantic (SORTA) one shot cut in more parts (as always) because I’ve got too many feelings for him and I couldn’t hold back.

If someone wants to tell me its opinion you’re more than welcome, whatever kind of feedback is always appreciated  ^^

Hope you enjoy it!

P.S: Dedicated to M., ‘cause I kind of promised her and she deserves it (you already know the tons of reasons why and I won’t say anything else ‘cause you’re perfectly aware I’m like Patrick Swayze and his “Ditto” in “Ghost” when it comes to these things XD) You’re such a good person ^^ Forgive me if the main protagonist isn’t Jaebum, though T.T

*EDIT*: Thee rak is the correct Thai translation for “My love” so I changed it.

Part Two

The first time you met, BamBam’s hair was blond.

Messily pulled back, a bit sweat, and the thin fingers of a brunette -with her skirt up long enough to see her panties with strawberries- were running through it while his silly chuckle among whispered words filled the room.

Your bedroom, actually.

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On this day in music history: May 13, 1983 - “Is There Something I Should Know” by Duran Duran is released (UK release date is on March 19, 1983). Written by Simon LeBon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Andy Taylor and Roger Taylor, it is the fifth US single (eighth UK) for the pop/rock band from Birmingham, UK. On a major creative roll after the release of the “Rio” album, Duran Duran return to the studio in December of 1982 to record a new single. With producer Colin Thurston busy, they work with engineer Ian Little as their co-producer. “Is There Something I Should Know? like their previous material is a collaborative effort among all five members. Bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor laying down a solid and funky foundation, with keyboardist Nick Rhodes and guitarist Andy Taylor also providing solid support. Lead singer Simon LeBon writes the lyrics expressing to his girl that he feels their relationship is going wrong, pleading with her to tell him what’s on her mind. First released in much of the world as a stand alone single in March of 1983, it enters the UK chart at number one on March 26, 1983, spending two weeks on top. It is accompanied by a surreal music video directed by Russell Mulcahy, that also features clips from several other Duran Duran videos including "Hungry Like The Wolf”, “Rio”, “Save A Prayer”, “Night Boat”, “Girls On Film”, “My Own Way” and “Planet Earth”. The UK release is backed with the instrumental “Faith In This Colour”, of which early copies include unauthorized samples from the film “Star Wars”. It is replaced with another mix with the samples removed. “Is There Something” is also issued as a 12" single. An extended dub version titled “The Monster Mix”, it is remixed by Ian Little, Alex Sadkin and Phil Thornalley at RAK One Studios in London. With “Hungry Like The Wolf” finally having become a major hit in the US in early 1983, the single is held back from release until May after a re-release of “Rio” follows. Capitol Records also decides to repackage the band’s 1981 self-titled debut album adding “Is There Something” to the track listing. The US single also differs from the UK release, putting the track “Careless Memories” on the B-side. Finally released in the US, the single is an immediate smash. Entering the Hot 100 at #57 on June 4, 1983, it peaks at #4 nine weeks later on August 6, 1983. The song is later reissued in 2003 as part of the singles collection CD box set “Singles Box Set 1981–1985”, including both the original 7" and 12" mixes of the A-side and both mixes of “Faith”. For the 30th anniversary of its release, it is reissued as a limited edition 7" single for Record Store Day in the UK in April of 2013. The reissue is pressed on blue vinyl, replicating the original custom labels and picture sleeve on the 1983 first issue. The back side of the sleeve has a printing error, listing the wrong URL to Duran Duran’s official fan website.

One thing that it really bothers me in bnha is how Horikoshi is trying so hard to convince us that Izuku and Bakugou were childhood friends when we have seen nothing but Bakugou treating Izuku like a little shit even before starting to actively bullying him

15th of Sha’aban

What should be done in this night? - By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani

In order to observe the Night of Bara`ah, one should remain awakened in this night as much as he can. If someone has better opportunities, he should spend the whole night in worship and prayer. However, if one cannot do so for one reason or another, he can select a considerable portion of the night, preferably of the second half of it for this purpose, and should perform the following acts of worship:

  1. Salah: Salah is the most preferable act to be performed in this night. There is no particular number of Rak`at but preferably it should not be less than eight. It is also advisable that each part of the salah like qiyam, rukoo’ and sajdah should be longer than normal. The longest surahs of the Holy Qur’an one remembers by heart should be recited in the salah of this night. If someone does not remember the long surahs, he can also recite several short surahs in one rak`ah.
  2. The recitation of the Holy Qur’an is another form of worship, very beneficent in this night. After performing Salah, or at any other time, one should recite as much of the Holy Qur’an as he can.
  3. Dhikr: One should also perform dhikr (recitation of the name of Allah) in this night. Particularly the following dhikr is very useful:
    سبحان الله والحمد لله ولا إله إلا الله والله اكبر ولا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله العلي العظيم
  4. Durood: One should recite Salah (durood) on the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلّم as many times as he can. The dhikr can also be recited while walking, lying on bed and during other hours of work or leisure.
  5. Supplicate: The best benefit one can draw from the blessings of this night is prayers and supplications. It is hoped that all the prayers in this night will be accepted by our Lord, inshallah. Prayer itself is an `ibadah, and Allah Almighty gives reward on each prayer alongwith the fulfillment of the supplicator’s need. Even if the purpose prayed for is not achieved, one cannot be deprived of the reward of the prayer which is sometimes more precious than the mundane benefits he strives for. The prayers and supplications also strengthen one’s relation with Allah Almighty which is the main purpose of all kinds and forms of worship.
  6. There are some people who cannot perform any additional Salah or recitations for any reason, like illness or weakness or being engaged in some other necessary activities. Such people also should not leave themselves devoid of the blessings of this night. They should observe the following acts: keep reciting the dhikr, pray Allah for their forgiveness and for their other objectives. The women during their periods can recite any dhikr, tasbeeh durood sharif and can pray Allah for whatever purpose they like in whatever language they wish. 
  7. Visit the graveyard: According to a hadith, which is relatively less authentic, the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلّم went in this night to the graveyard of Baqi` where he prayed for the Muslims buried there. On this basis, some of the fuqaha hold it as mustahabb (advisable) in this night to go to the graveyard of the Muslims and recite Fatihah or any other part of the Holy Qur’an, and pray for the dead. But this act is neither obligatory nor should it be performed as regularly as an obligatory act.
TMNT Fanfiction Competition 2013 - BALLOT

Hey, all! The ballot is here! Congrats to all the nominees!

Before I list the nominated stories and authors, let me just say that there were quite a few stories cut for adult content and other reasons. All of these went through staff votes. If there was enough time, if something was cut from your nomination, you received an email letting you know and giving you a chance to re-nominate. However, there were some last minute nominations where stories had to be cut and there was no time for replacement nominations. We are so sorry if something you nominated was cut! Do know that we’ll be fine tuning the rules on adult content for next year, so do know there is some implied (but not explicit!) adult activity in some of the fics that made it through; please don’t take it personally if a story you nominated was cut but some others weren’t. We really did vote on everything regarding this. If you’re confused why something was/wasn’t included, please send us an ask and we’ll do our best to explain.

Finally, a reminder of the schedule: the reading period is February 20th - March 20th. (However, there are a ton of stories on this ballot and are already hearing back that people would like more time. We are currently discussing this.) Otherwise, the voting period will begin March 21st. You can find the full schedule at the end of this post.

Sorry for all the rambling. Without further ado, here are the nominations!

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ISLAM 101: Learning how to Pray: Part 10

The Friday Prayer (Salaat-ul-Jumu‛ah)

The Friday prayer (salaat-ul-jumu‛ah) is a religious obligation which takes the place of the daily afternoon prayer (salaat-udh-Dhuhr) on Friday. It is one of the most exalted Islamic rituals and one of its confirmed obligatory acts. On this day, Muslims gather once a week, listen to the sermon which the imaam delivers, and then offer the Friday prayer.

Virtues of Friday

Friday is the best and most exalted day of the week, for Allah I has favoured it over other days due to a number of virtues including the following:

-Allah I has specifically chosen it for the Muslims, as the Prophet r said, “Allah led those who came before us away from Friday. The Jews had Saturday, and the Christians had Sunday. Then Allah brought us and Allah guided us to Friday.” (Saheeh Muslim: 856)

-Allah created Adam on it, and on this very day the Day of Judgement will take place, as the Prophet r said, “Friday is the best day on which the sun rises. On this day, Adam was created; on it he was admitted into Paradise and on it he was turned out of it. The Day of Judgement will also take place on Friday.” (Saheeh Muslim: 854)

Who Must Perform the Friday Prayer?

The Friday prayer is a religious obligation that is binding on those who meet these conditions:

-They must be men: Women do not have to offer it.

-They must be legally accountable (mukallaf ) for their actions: It is not obligatory for insane or children who have not reached puberty.

-They must be resident: It is not obligatory for travellers or those who live in the countryside, outside towns and cities.

The Friday Prayer: Manner and Rulings

-It is recommended that a Muslim should take a ritual bath (ghusl), wear nice and clean clothes and proceed early to the mosque.

-Muslims gather in the mosque. The imaam mounts the pulpit (minbar), faces the worshippers and delivers the khutbah (sermon), which normally consists of two sections, between which he sits briefly. In this sermon, he reminds them of being conscious of Allah, offers them advice, preaches to them and recites to them verses from the Qur’an.

-Muslims must listen attentively to the khutbah. They are not allowed to engage in talking or do anything which will otherwise deprive them of benefiting from the khutbah, even if it is fiddling with the carpet, stones or sand.

-The imaam then descends from the pulpit, takes his position and leads the people in a two-rak’ah prayer in which he recites the Qur’an aloud.

-The Friday prayer can only be performed if a certain number of people are present. If any person misses it for a valid reason, he cannot make up for it; and if he offers it on his own, it will not be valid. Instead, he must offer the daily afternoon prayer (salaat-udh-Dhuhr).

-If a person comes late to the mosque and catches up with the imaam in less than one unit (rak‛ah), he must complete his prayer after the imaam concludes the prayer, treating it as the afternoon prayer (salaat-udh-Dhuhr).

-Those who are exempt from offering the Friday prayer, such as women and travellers, do not have to offer the daily afternoon prayer (salaat-udh-Dhuhr) if they have already performed the Friday prayer in the mosque

Those who Are Exempt from Attending the Friday Prayer

Islam stresses that Muslims who are not exempt from offering the Friday prayer must perform it and warns them against occupying themselves with worldly pursuits: “O you who believe, when the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday, hasten earnestly to the remembrance of Allah and leave off business and traffic. That is best for you if you only knew ” (Soorat Al-Jumu‛ah, 62:9) It also warns that Allah will set a seal on the hearts of those who miss it without a valid excuse, as the Prophet r said, “Allah will seal up the hearts of those whomiss three Friday prayers consecutively, out of sheer negligence and without an excuse.” (Sunan Abu Daawood: 1052; Musnad Ahmad: 15498) This means that He will cover their hearts and place ignorance in them, just like the hearts of hypocrites and disobedient people. An excuse that is considered genuinely valid for missing a Friday prayer is one which involves unusually great hardship or one which is bound to cause serious harm to one’s health or is detrimental to one’s livelihood. .

Can a career that requires one to work at the time of the Friday prayer be considered a valid excuse to miss it?

Generally, taking up careers that require one to carry on working at the time of the Friday prayer is not a valid excuse for missing the Friday prayer, for Allah I commands us to leave our worldly pursuits when we are called to the Friday prayer: “O you who believe, when the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday, hasten earnestly to the remembrance of Allah and leave off business and traffic.” (Soorat Al-Jumu‛ah, 62:9)Therefore, a Muslim is required to take up jobs that will not prevent him from observing religious obligations even if such jobs are with less pay. The Qur’an also states, “For those who fear Allah, He ever prepares a way out, and He provides for him from sources he never could imagine. And if any one puts his trust in Allah, sufficient is Allah for him.” (Soorat At-Talaaq, 65:2-3)

When Can a Career Be Considered a Valid Excuse to Miss the Friday Prayer?

Careers which require us to carry on working during the time of the Friday prayer can only be considered a valid excuse in the following two cases:

1) Such a career must provide a great benefit which cannot be possibly realised if a person leaves the job and attends the Friday prayer. By the same token, leaving it will certainly cause great harm, especially when there is no one else to replace him.

Examples: :

-Doctors who treat emergency cases.
-Guards or police officers who protect people and their property from theft and criminal activity.
-People who hold supervisory positions in large firms and the like which require constant supervision.

2) If such a career is the sole source of income which covers his basic expenses, such as food, drink and other necessary matters, for him and his family, then he may not attend the Friday prayer and may continue his work until he finds an alternative job or until he finds a source of food, drink and necessary matters that are sufficient for himself and his dependents. However, he must keep looking for another source of income.

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Everyone should do at least one RAK everyday.  It’s not that hard to do at least one Random Act of Kindness a day.  Just think about the chain reaction that one RAK can do <3