Thursday, January 10, 2008

As this is my first post for the year 2008 I welcome you all the readers of The AnalyXer.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

mail from my brother: Introduction to Ramadan

Fasting the lunar month of Ramadan is such an important Pillar of Islam that Muslims believe that missed fasts are a debt owed to Allah.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever observes fasts during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven.” (Reported by Al-Bukhari)

Muslims believe that the influence of the devils on the believers who obey Allah is diminished during Ramadan. The Prophet Muhammad said, “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” (Reported by Al-Bukhari)

Month of the Qur’an

Muslims believe that the first verses of the Qur’an (Surat Al-`Alaq 96:1-5) were revealed in the month of Ramadan while the Prophet Muhammad was in spiritual retreat in the cave of Hira’ outside of Makkah. Years later when the fast of Ramadan was made compulsory, the Angel Jibreel (Gabriel) used to sit with the Prophet Muhammad every day during Ramadan so that the latter could recite all that had been revealed so far of the Qur’an. In his final year, the Prophet recited the entire Qur’an twice in Ramadan.

Muslims continue the tradition of reading the entire Qur’an at least once during Ramadan. In Muslim countries, it is not at all unusual in this month to see many people reading the Qur’an while riding the bus or metro to and from work. Others find time early in the morning, late at night, or at intervals throughout the day.

Many others read or recite the Qur’an during Tarawih Prayers, which are held only during Ramadan, or in private late night Prayers called Tahajjud.

Muslims who cannot yet read Arabic well spend some time each day listening to a tape or CD of the Qur’an being recited. Muslims consider Ramadan to be a good time to get into the habit of reading at least some of the Qur’an or its translation every day, and if they haven’t read either of them cover to cover, Ramadan is the time to do it.

Other Acts of Worship

In addition to reading the Qur’an, Muslims try to spend more time in dhikr (remembrance of Allah) during this month and make an effort to perform Tarawih Prayer, preferably in congregation. Muslims also sometimes perform the late night Prayer called Tahajjud. They may do this before or after eating the pre-dawn meal, just before the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer.

Ramadan is also a favorite time for `Umrah—a visit to the Ka`bah in Makkah. When performed in Ramadan, `Umrah takes the same reward as Hajj (but it does not replace the obligatory Hajj).

How Muslims Fast

According to Muslims, fasting means abstaining not only from food and drink, but also from sexual intercourse, lying, arguing, and back-biting. While fasting, Muslims must be careful to restrain their tongues, temper, and even their gaze. Ramadan is the time for Muslims to learn to control themselves and to develop their spiritual side.

Basically, Muslims try to have a pre-dawn meal, known as sahur, before they begin fasting. The fast lasts from dawn to sunset. As soon as the sun has set, Muslims break their fast without delay. Generally, Muslims may break their fast with a small amount of food—the sunnah is to do so with an odd number of dates—and then perform the Maghrib (Sunset) Prayer before eating a full meal.

Charity in Ramadan

Ramadan is also the month of charity. The Prophet Muhammad said, “…Whoever draws nearer (to Allah) by performing any of the (optional) good deeds in (this month), shall receive the same reward as performing an obligatory deed at any other time; and whoever performs an obligatory deed in (this month), shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations at any other time. It is the month of patience, and the reward of patience is Paradise. It is the month of charity, and a month in which a believer’s sustenance is increased. Whoever gives food to a fasting person to break his fast shall have his sins forgiven, and he will be saved from the Hell-Fire, and he shall have the same reward as the fasting person, without his reward being diminished at all.” (Reported by Ibn Khuzaymah)

Ibn `Abbas, one of the Prophet’s Companions, narrated: “The Prophet was the most generous amongst the people, and he used to be more so in the month of Ramadan when Jibreel visited him, and Jibreel used to meet him on every night of Ramadan till the end of the month. The Prophet used to recite the Holy Qur’an to Jibreel, and when Jibreel met him, he used to be more generous than a fast wind (which causes rain and welfare).” (Reported by Al-Bukhari)

Thus Muslims should try to give generously in Ramadan, both sadaqah (optional charity) and zakat al-mal (obligatory charity). Sadaqah does not only have to be money. It can also be a good deed—such as helping another person—done for the sake of Allah and without expecting any reward from the person. Even a smile is considered charity in Islam. Most Muslims pay their zakah during Ramadan because the reward is so much greater in that month.

It is obligatory for every Muslim to pay a small amount of zakat al-fitr before the end of Ramadan. This money is collected and given to the poorest of the poor so that they may also enjoy the festivities on `Eid Al-Fitr.

And because of the great reward for feeding a fasting person, in many places iftar (the break-fast meal at sunset) is served in mosques, with the food donated or brought by individuals to share pot-luck style. In some Muslim countries, tables are set up on the sidewalks or outside of mosques to serve iftar to the poor and others. Such traditions also build a sense of brotherhood and community.

Families and friends also like to share iftar. However, sometimes this generosity is exaggerated so that Ramadan becomes a month of lavish tables and overeating.

This goes against the spirit of Ramadan and should be avoided.

The Last Third

Muslims also believe that the last ten days of Ramadan are the holiest of all, and try to make even greater efforts at that time to increase their worship. The holiest night of all, Laylat Al-Qadr, falls on one of the odd numbered nights of the last ten days.

Laylat Al-Qadr, roughly translated as the Night of Power, is such an important night that Allah describes it in the Qur’an as being better than one thousand months, meaning that worship done on this night is worth more than worship done in a thousand months.

`Eid Al-Fitr

The public celebration at the end of Ramadan, on the first day of the month of Shawwal, is called `Eid Al-Fitr. After sunset on the 29th of Ramadan, Muslims wait for the announcement of whether the new moon has been sighted, which means that Ramadan is finished and the next day is `Eid. In that case, there are no Tarawih Prayers that night. If the moon has not been sighted, then there is one more day of fasting and the Tarawih Prayers are performed.

The `Eid is celebrated with public Prayers and a sermon, often followed by some form of halal (lawful) celebration such as games for the children or sweets shared by everyone. It is a happy day for all. Although `Eid Al-Fitr lasts only one day, in Muslim countries, schools, offices, and shops are often closed for two or three days.

It’s Not Over Till It’s Over

If any of the days of fasting were missed, they must be made up for before the next Ramadan. Muslims generally should try to make up for them as soon as possible because any days that are missed are considered as a debt to Allah.

For Muslims, it is a sunnah to fast six days during the month of Shawwal, the lunar month immediately following Ramadan. Muslims believe that if a Muslim fasts all of Ramadan and then fasts any six days in Shawwal, the reward will be as if he or she has fasted the whole year. Many Muslims do take advantage of this mercy from Allah.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - express yourself

When You tube is officially launched on the Internet, I was honestly suprised the amount of attention it received. After couple of months You tube become one of the great entertaining website at home and offices and even in public places like cybercafe.

After couple of years later I heard that a group of IT geeks from MVGEEKS launched a application called I was really glad to see a web application that entertain many people in our society. In my personal experience with You tube and other free video hosting sites some of the contents of these websites are not really fit into our society.

raaje tv terms of usage reads

" - is not for pornography or sexually explicit content. If this describes your video, even if it's a video of yourself, don't post it on Also, be advised that we work closely with law enforcement and we report child exploitation. "

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ramzaan Mubarak

Ramazaan, the ninth month of Muslim calendar. Allah revealed Qura'n, to Prophet Mohamed(PBUH) on the 27th night of Ramazaan, the night also reffered as Layl at-ul Qadr begnins on 12th or 13th of this month to most of the Muslim nations.

[Quran 2:185] Ramadan is the month during which the Qura'n was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book. Those of you who witness this month shall fast therein.

[Quran 97:1-5] We revealed it in the Night of Destiny. How awesome is the Night of Destiny! The Night of Destiny is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein, by their Lord's leave, to carry out every command. Peaceful it is until the advent of the dawn.

Ramazaan Mubarak to all Muslim sisters and brothers.

Monday, September 10, 2007

peace of shit

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Why do we hate things?

Well, I have met lot of friends and read lot of articles about why people hate things in this world. Everybody has some kind of explanation to what they hate and even they can give proofs to it. 

Last week, I met a friend in a coffee shop where I used to go frequently. He expressed the feeling that he hate his mother and father. I told him he shouldnt mention it.  After couple of days later i have been searching for reason why today  among lot of young people there is so much hate for their beloved parents and things around. 

To continue further  I need your views about this topic.

Monday, September 03, 2007

selfish people

First I like to hear your story before I am gonna write into this topic and share what I had experienced. Somebody may say I am stupid and selfish. To some extent it might be true because its human nature to fulfill their basic needs human can have some kind of selfishness. So as human i might be selfish. What the point was why some people are extremist in selfishness.

Recently I went to pick up my cousin sister from school and it seems that there are many people who don't care of stopping their cars in the middle of the road since there is not enough room for another car or a motorbike to go by in the lane. I guess they think they are so special and people respect them because they are in a high rank or may be they are famous. It also seems that these people are so lazy and that their kids are so lazy that they cannot drive around the corner or park in a road where there are no traffic. May be they are so busy and it will taken an extra few minutes to walk or drive if they do.

Living in a small community means we do have to obey certain rules which others are not practicing yet.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Guys are you ready?

When first I heard about iPhone I thought it gives more or less features of an ipod with combination of typical features of a mobile phone. But early this year when Apple release iPhone features to the public most of the buzz surrounding the iPhone is positive, even from other cellular service providers.

The official launch of the iPhone is June 29, 2007, at 6PM local time. Remember, it is only at AT&T corporate owned stores in USA. The cost ranges from $499 to $599 for the 4GB and 8GB models respectively. The battery and top surface were recently upgraded. The battery will feature up to eight hours of talk time, six hours of Internet use, and seven hours of video playback or twenty-four hours of audio playback. The entire top surface of iPhone, including its 3.5-inch display, has been upgraded from plastic to optical-quality glass providing scratch resistance and optical clarity. There is a 2 Mega pixel camera for those quality shots, and wireless web access, as highlighted in the popular commercials. Also, remember that YouTube is an advertised feature, but it is still unknown how well those videos will stream.

“To set up your iPhone, you’ll need an account with Apple’s iTunes Store. If you already have an iTunes account, make sure you know your account name and password. If you don’t have an account, you should set one up now to save time later.

So guys save some. There is only four more days until you can get your hands on an iPhone.

Source from:

Friday, June 22, 2007

hard to believe. but the truth.

I was in a middle of a road with some friends waiting for a friend. Then few minutes later a three girls walking towards us and stopped few feet away from us. After a while they began pull down part of their dress to get our attention. But the truth is none of us were interested in staring at them. After a couple of minutes later one girl came and spoke to us in a very sexy and soft slithering voice demanding for a ride. Other two girls were on a phone. It seems they are talking to their boyfriends or may be to a friend. We don't care whom they are talking to and what they were at.

But it was incredibly hard to believe why they wanted to go for a ride. If instead they wanna lift to their home perhaps we could help. After a while she gave her phone number and ask to give a call any time and went. It was ironic that our girls were living in a stone age socializing with boys and dressing immodestly. However, this is the trend among many of our girls, especially the up and coming generation.

So whom to blame: parents? government? Islamic scholars? teachers? or just them selves?. The truth is that everybody is responsible. This is a responsibility every Maldivian should shoulder - men and women alike!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Something to act on

We all carry our mobile phones with hundreds of names and numbers stored in its memory but yet nobody, other than ourselves, know which of these numbers belong to our near and dear ones?

In case we are involved in an accident or had a heart attack and the people attending us get hold of our mobile phone but don't know which number to call to inform our family members. Yes, there are many number stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? For this reason, we must have one or more telephone numbers stored under the name ICE (In Case of Emergency) in our mobile phones.Recently, the concept of 'ICE' is catching up quickly. It is simple, an important method of contact during emergency situations.

As cell phones are carried by majority of the population, just store the number of a contact person or person who should be contacted at during emergency as ICE' (meaning In Case of Emergency).

The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when they went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn't know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose.

Following a disaster in London , the East Anglican Ambulance Service has launched a national 'In case of Emergency (ICE)' campaign. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital staff would then be able to quickly contact your next of kin, by simply dialing the number stored as 'ICE'.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Politcs full of shits

Beers and Diapers

I was told by one of my lecturer that there are some kind of association or relationship between beers and diapers. I found that this will be an interesting topic will be helpful for me to gain some knowledge related to data mining. From a colleague I heard that this story was told most of the colleges and university students in doing database or data mining.

I thought of doing a kind a research and I found that this was a real story that was founded in Wall-mart. The did an analysis of customers' buying habits and found a statistically significant correlation between purchases of beer and purchases of nappies (diapers in the US). It was theorized that the reason for this was that fathers were stopping off at Wal-Mart to buy nappies for their babies, and since they could no longer go down to the pub as often, would buy beer as well. As a result of this finding, the supermarket chain is alleged to have the nappies next to the beer, resulting in increased sales of both.

So if you do this kind analysis you might come around couple of patterns of like this.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

The art of expression and your freedom

If you are a internet surfer or you have couple of free hours after hard work then you will go and surf Internet because you are boring and you want occupy yourself. while you are surfing you might come across number of search records about blogs. So who are these bloggers.

The beauty of a blog is that there are no editorial guidelines. If you wake up on Monday you may feel completely different from the way you will on Tuesday, and your posts should reflect this. Eventually you'll find your own voice and a style you're happy with, and if what you write is interesting and/or entertaining, then you'll find an audience organically. You won't have to try to impress. Determined bloggers who sit at their computers all day have time and room to get stories started in a way beyond the interest or capacity of cable news networks.

So as a blogger I have started blogging in January 2006. For me I found Google blogging platform as a best choice. But I know you wont agree with me, as there are number of other blog platforms like word press netfirms and so on. Refresh you mind with information that I have taken from a recent blog survey.

52.8% of all bloggers update their blogs at least daily
The majority of bloggers blog from both work and home
52.7% of all bloggers surveyed used Blogger as their blogging service platform
By far the majority of bloggers blog for "fun"

You know how powerful bloggers are. Governments, large companies and even political figures, celebrities blog and they are influenced by bloggers. So why don't you show you ability and blog. There are lot of artilce that you can read.

Blogging Experience
Run you own website
Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents

Friday, May 25, 2007

The future computers and IT

Those days when computers introduced to no body even the great inventors of computers were not dream of what computers will do in future. But during the last couple of years computers contributed enormous development to the world and human beings. So as a matter of fact I can say without computers humans are dead or they wont survive in this world. So you can imagine how it became part of our daily life.

So just how different are things today in the world of computers compared with say 20 years ago? We have already seen in earlier documents how expectations of computers and information technology in our life's have sometimes been exaggerated or quite wrong.

There are number of science fiction movies which I can recommend you to watch if you are interested in knowing what computers and information technology will be in next couple of years.

Film Title



AI - Artificial Intelligence

'beautiful and baffling'

Robotics and androids

2001 - A Space Odyssey

'visually brilliant classic'

Computer communication

Blade Runner

'dystopian vision of the future'

Many themes

Jurassic Park

'CGI comes of age - pure cinema'

Computer-controlled systems run amok

The Matrix

'brilliantly original'

Virtual reality and computer-generated effects

Minority Report

'cracking future noir'

Many themes

Star Trek - the Next Generation

'considered the best film in the series by those in the know'

Communications, androids and computers

The Terminator

'a murderous cyborg'


Mission Impossible

'Tom Cruise hi-tech thriller'

Computers and communication

Saturday, May 19, 2007

proud to be your collegue

Congra to: Hassan, Thoiba and Haseeb.

As part of the recognition of staff performance in the areas of work productivity, innovative ideas and
time spent on the job, 3 employees were noted for their exemplary service to the Anti-Corruption Board. Mohamed Hassan won the award for the most diligent, skillful and productive employee. He also won the award for the most innovative ideas facilitating the operations of the Board. Abdul Haseeb won the award for the best attendance and time spent on the job. Thoiba Ali won the staff approval award for the most amiable and sociable employee. She also won the award for the best all round employee of the year award.

As a former employee I would like to congratulate all the achievers of this honor. I wishyou all best in your career.

Sorce from: ACB

Monday, May 14, 2007

The tinderbox vs anti-capitalist

Microsoft the largest software company in the world compromising more than half of a world population with its product faced another battle over open source software community, Linux. This time Microsoft claims that Linux stole their 230 patents. This will be another trick that they want reduce the popularity of open source software, Linux. According to Microsoft statement that Linux Kernel violates 42 Microsoft patents, while its user interface and other design elements go against on a further 65. is acussed of violating 45, along with 83 more in other free and open-source programs.

If Microsoft win this battle definitely there will be discussions about the future of opensource softwares. Linux contains hundreds of different flavors. Customers use open-source software widely, and many major computing companies--IBM, Dell, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola and Oracle, for example--support Linux work directly.

In my mind and I don't believe Microsoft gonna win this case, if they are then it will be complicated. They need lot of effort and resource. So lets wait and see what is gonna happen in future. Linux is my number one Operating system software.

Friday, May 11, 2007

analyXer - The Knowledge booster

To my colleagues I would like to share something which might be helpful for your upcoming exam. You can download these papers from the link.

1- Advance Database Management System (ADBMS)
December 2002, June 2003, June 2004
2- Object Oriented Analysis and Designing (OOAD)
June 2002, June 2003,
3- Management Support System
June 2004, June 2003

remaining papers will be uploaded shortly. Thank you for your time and wish you all the best.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Visit Maldives before 2100 !!

When you see a sinking boat in the middle of a ocean most probably boat will disappeared from your vision. You find difficult to hear this or take it as a joke when news from local TV or news saying Maldives will be not existed in world map in next century. I heard such a story saying that Maldives will disappear in 2050 when I was very young but as like you first I thought it was joke. Though it was an end result of a research done by some scientists many people even never dream of such a tragedy will come to them. I believe the truth, nature can change anything. A tsunami will come and washed off these small coral islands.

But today it was a different story. This period was extended to another 50 years. So it means there will be no Maldives in the year 2100. This was based on a scientific calculations and changes into the sea level rising and so many other factors.

The average height of the Maldives is 1.5 meters above mean sea level. With a United Nations climate panel forecasting world sea levels likely to rise by up to 59cm by 2100. Quote “Therefore, if the rate of sea level rise per century is 59cm, it would take a couple of centuries at the most to totally inundate the entire Maldives” President

For your remembrance The Maldives was the first country to sign up to the Kyoto Protocol.


Thursday, May 03, 2007

What do you think about this

I was thinking of moving my blog to I found Bergain Valut hosting packages are quite interesting and they provides all the necessary services a typical blogger is needed. Compare to other hosting service providers Bergain Valut has a steady server uptime and bandwidth guarantee. The company provide hosting packages for a single user to top reseller packages.

For next two or three years I don't need a large storage space and data transfer rates exceeding in gigabytes

I was waiting for a comment from those who read my blog. Will this be a real deal or are there any other option that I might need to consider before taking decision. Your comments and professional ideas are welcomed.

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