Ikram Hawramani's Traditional Islamic Baby Names is the definitive English-language work on traditional names from Islamic history, spanning over 1500 male and female given names belonging to more than 9000 of the Companions (friends and peers) of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as recorded in history books. The names are sourced from respected scholarly works on the lives of the Companions, such as Usud al-Ghabah fi Ma`rifat al-Sahabah by Ibn al-Athir (1160 - 1233 CE) and Mawsoo`at Hayaat al-Sahaabah (Encyclopedia of the Lives of the Companions) by Muhammad Sa`eed Mubayyid (published 2000 CE).Great care has been taken to ensure the correctness of the meanings provided; all meanings have been validated across various respected references, such as Taj al-Lughah wa Sihaah al-Arabiyyah by Isma`eel bin Hammad al-Jawhari (11th century CE), Lisaan al-Arab by Ibn Manzur (14th century), al-Qamoos al-Muheet by Fairuzabadi (15th century), and contemporary sources such as Qamoos al-Asmaa’ al-Arabiyyah by Shafeeq al-Arna’ut, Asmaa’ al-Banaat wa Ma`aanihaa by Muhammad Ibraheem Saleem, Qamoos al-Asmaa’ al-Arabiyyah wal Mu`arrabah by Dr. Hanaa Nasr al-Hatti, and the Sultan Qaboos Encyclopedia of Arab Names by a research team at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman.
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 03/26/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition
Object-Oriented PHP Best Practices: A Small Handbook of Conventions for Writing Readable, Sustainable OOPHP Code
Ikram, a web developer who has been building websites since 2001, and his colleagues spent a year rewriting a 450,000-line educational system written in PHP that was an utter and complete mess, the result of a decade of constant changes in programmers in managers, with such wonders as a 2000 line functions doing upwards of 100 database calls to retrieve a student's name, and with band-aids thrown over known issues, and band-aids thrown over these band-aids, until the general accretion of mistakes and bad judgments had led to entire parts of the system being so massively convoluted that no previous programmer had been willing to touch them.As the team refactored the project, Ikram was tasked with taking extensive notes to create a list of conventions that would ease the task of rescuing the project from its tar pit, and more importantly, prevent it from falling back into the pit again as time passed and the project changed hands again. The result was a conventions document that Ikram extended into this book, which summarizes his most important findings. Ikram presents a set of simple yet powerful conventions (sometimes unintuitive) that ensure an object-oriented PHP project stays lean, modular, easy to read and easy to build upon. Most PHP programmers eventually gravitate toward these conventions as they learn painful lessons from past mistakes. This book takes the pain out of the process by identifying these mistakes early and helping you avoid them before you make them.
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 03/24/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition
"Stay cautious of your nafs [ego]. No trial has afflicted you except through it. Do not make peace with it, for by God, no one can bring honor to it except one who has humiliated it, and no one can bring greatness to it except one who has made it insignificant and submissive, and no one can make it whole except one who has broken it, and no one can bring rest to it except one who has exhausted it, and no one can bring security to it except one who has frightened it, and no one can bring happiness to it except one who has brought sadness to it."This book provides a wide selection of quotations taken from ten of the best books of Ibn al-Qayyim (full name Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah), famous Medieval theologian and spiritual writer and companion of Ibn Taymiyyah, translated into easy, accessible English for the modern reader.
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 03/24/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition
Ikram Hawramani's Traditional and Modern Arabic Baby Names is the definitive English-language work on Arabic baby names, spanning thousands of names from before Islam to the present day. The book is the result of five years of research cataloguing and describing names in use by Muslims, both rare and common. Great care has been taken to ensure the correctness of the meanings provided; all meanings have been validated across various dictionaries and references, such as Taj al-Lughah wa Sihaah al-Arabiyyah by Isma`eel bin Hammad al-Jawhari (11th century CE), Lisaan al-Arab by Ibn Manzur (14th century), al-Qamoos al-Muheet by Fairuzabadi (15th century), and contemporary sources such as the Loghatnameh of Dehkhoda, Qamoos al-Asmaa’ al-Arabiyyah by Shafeeq al-Arna’ut, Asmaa’ al-Banaat wa Ma`aanihaa by Muhammad Ibraheem Saleem, Qamoos al-Asmaa’ al-Arabiyyah wal Mu`arrabah by Dr. Hanaa Nasr al-Hatti, and the Sultan Qaboos Encyclopedia of Arab Names by a research team at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman.Besides providing meanings, variant spellings of the names and the occasional historical note are provided. A note is provided for names that are mentioned in the Qur'an (Quranic baby names).
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 03/25/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition
Cloud Computing for Complete Beginners: Building and Scaling High-Performance Web Servers on the Amazon Cloud
Cloud Computing for Complete Beginners makes it extremely easy to get into the business of setting up and managing your own Cloud servers. The book provides detailed instructions and numerous screenshots and command line examples, making it easy for readers to follow along and build and configure their servers without having to do any guesswork.This book is meant as a quick crash course to get you going as soon as possible. It helps you avoid running in circles and spending hours reading forums and online articles to find out what you need to do next. Everything important is already in here!
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 03/02/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 119 pages
Ikram Hawramani's 10,000 Names for Muslim Babies is the definitive English-language baby name book for Muslims. The book is the result of five years of research cataloguing and describing names acceptable for use by Muslims. Great care has been taken to ensure the correctness of the meanings provided; all meanings have been validated across various dictionaries and references, such as Taj al-Lughah wa Sihaah al-Arabiyyah by Isma`eel bin Hammad al-Jawhari (11th century CE), Lisaan al-Arab by Ibn Manzur (14th century), al-Qamoos al-Muheet by Fairuzabadi (15th century), and contemporary sources such as the Loghatnameh of Dehkhoda, the Sultan Qaboos Encyclopedia of Arab Names, and the Oxford Dictionary of First Names.Besides providing meanings, variant spellings of the names and the occasional historical note are provided. A note is provided for names that are mentioned in the Qur'an (Quranic baby names). For Western converts to Islam wishing to preserve their cultural traditions, hundreds of European names are provided whose meanings are acceptable according to Islamic criteria.The total count of the names is more than 10,000, partly due to the fact that a name can belong to multiple languages, and partly because the actual number of names is more than 10,000. The book would be more accurately titled as "More Than 10,000 Names for Muslim Babies", but this was considered unnecessarily pedantic. The book includes baby names from the following languages, cultures and sources:Arabic (10801 names)Persian (2045 names)English (773 names)Kurdish (197 names)German (170 names)Turkish (166 names)Italian (145 names)French (120 names)Spanish (108 names)Urdu (103 names)Russian (86 names)Irish (84 names)Scandinavian (81 names)Scottish (76 names)Polish (52)Welsh (50)Biblical (45)Portuguese (39 names)Dutch (36 names)Czech (29 names)Latin (28 names)Danish (28 names)Swedish (26 names)Finnish (22 names)Hebrew (21 names)Irish Gaelic (11 names)Scottish Gaelic (11 names)
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 02/17/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 500 pages
Power Dynamics is the new way of thinking about what makes humans tick. It provides an elegant, simple, and scientifically-testable foundation for the social sciences. Every human is genetically inclined to seek and maintain power in its multitude of forms. The same drive that pushes us to seek a lover is responsible for pushing us to seek money, fame, friendship and glory, although the effects and ethical concerns associated with any of these can be very different. Power Dynamics posits the existence of a single, monolithic drive within us that can push us in hundreds of disparate directions, but what is ultimately sought is the maintenance and increase of power as our brains perceive it.
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 10/12/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 72 pages
This book is a lighthearted treatment of the various mistakes that J.K. Rowling made in the writing of her famous Harry Potter series. Through her careful analysis of the books, not to mention reading the entire series cover-to-cover over 15 times, Solberg has discovered many interesting and noteworthy inconsistencies in the books, including some that no one else has probably discovered to date.Harry Potter fans will enjoy revisiting many memorable scenes from the books while saying "How did I miss that?" time after time.
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 05/28/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 48 pages
How to Really Occupy Wall Street: The Guide to Defeating the Bankers, their Lobbyists and the Greedy One Percent and Regaining the West's Lost Prosperity
The Renaissance came about partly as a result of economic principles enforced by European kings and clergy. These principles weakened in the 18th century until they were entirely lost from the public consciousness. This book is a historically-informed guide for bringing back these principles to create a new Renaissance economic system that rewards rich and poor alike, that makes automation a friend, rather than an enemy, of the working class, and that makes it impossible for the bankers and their associates to control and corrupt Western democracies.Our entire political and financial system is designed to enrich a small class of people by continually pushing profits toward them, while pushing losses onto the rest of society. These people push our government into continuous wars so as to increase their interest earnings from the national debt, with no remorse or feeling for the immense suffering they create. They push for immigration and outsourcing to reduce their costs and increase their profits, without any care for the economic destruction this causes both locally and abroad.Their wealth has skyrocketed just as the economy has stagnated and living standards have fallen. Their greed destroyed trillions of the nation’s wealth, made millions of families homeless and put millions out of work in 2008. This is going to continue, it will keep happening every eight to nine years unless something serious is done about it. And they, with their immense wealth and power, will do everything they can to prevent anything from being done about it.The solution to our evil and greedy banks, corporations, universities, and governments is not communism, free market capitalism or socialism. It is to bring back the core ideas that led to the European Renaissance, financial principles inspired by the teachings of Socrates, Aristotle, Cicero and the Bible, principles that were enforced by churches and kings (Catholic and Protestant) for 15 centuries—until the banks and their lobbyists managed to corrupt Europe’s clergy, intelligentsia and monarchs. By analyzing Wall Street’s various sources of power (many of themrarely examined) and providing alternatives that cripple them, this book shows many practical steps toward retaking our economic, education and political system from their grips so that they begin to serve the needs of the average citizen.We can create local pockets of prosperity in our communities that bypass Wall Street’s destructive influence, while also working to change the rest of the system for the better. And it all starts with a historically-informed understanding of the way the system works.
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 02/14/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 186 pages