Tuesday, September 18, 2018

10 Things to consider before having a hair transplant

Having a hair transplant is a big decision for a number of reasons.  The cost of a high quality hair transplant can be a significant outlay for many people and understandably so. A bad hair transplant can have major long-term detrimental effects on the patient, both psychological and physical. Despite the claims of some clinics, there is no such thing as a non-surgical method of carrying out a hair transplant. A hair transplant is an elective surgery. 



With this in mind, what are the important things to consider before having a hair transplant?

Do you need a hair transplant?

Nobody needs a hair transplant, it is elective surgery. If your hair loss is causing you concern, speak to an expert. They will talk you through your treatment options.

The cause of your hair loss

There are many causes of hair loss but, in the overwhelming majority of men experiencing hair loss, the cause is hereditary Androgenetic Alopecia, more commonly known as “male pattern baldness”. Hair transplant surgery is a permanent treatment for Androgenetic Alopecia.

Your age

It is important that the hair loss pattern is established before surgery is undertaken. Therefore, young men under 25 are often offered medical treatment initially, which usually proves very effective.

The second factor determined by a patient’s age is how it influences the hair transplant design. A patient suffering from pattern hair loss will continue to lose their non-transplanted hair throughout their lifetime. That’s a crucial factor to consider when it comes to designing a natural and undetectable hair transplant.

Alternatives to hair transplant surgery

Medical treatment is available for hair loss. There are two US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications which have proven effective as a hair loss treatment in more than 80% of male users with hair loss.

How medical hair loss treatments work

This treatment is effective but not permanent. When you stop taking the medication, your hair loss will resume.

Cost of a hair transplant

The cost of carrying out a quality hair transplant is considerable, as the process requires a team of highly skilled medical staff and technicians. There may be up to 18 technicians, nurses and surgeons working on each patient during a hair transplant procedure. There is no low-cost method of providing this level of expertise. Therefore, if the cost of a hair transplant is the principal factor guiding your decision about whether or not to have the surgery, we strongly advise that you consider the medical treatments instead. Having an inferior quality hair transplant carried out can have serious, negative and long-term consequences.

The skill and experience of your hair transplant surgeon

Hair transplant design is crucial to achieving an undetectable hair transplant. The skill and experience of your surgeon in this process is vital to a successful outcome. The degree of scarring you will experience in the donor area following a hair transplant will be determined by your body’s own ability to heal, the technique used to extract the grafts, and the skill of the surgeon. Learn more about the importance of hair transplant design.

The type of surgery – FUT or FUE

The difference between FUT and FUE is essentially the way the donor hair being transplanted is removed from the patient’s scalp. For many patients the optimal treatment plan would involve the use of both techniques over the patient’s life. Before you make a decision as to what technique you wish to choose, a consultation with a properly qualified consultant surgeon is essential. Find out more about the difference between FUT and FUE.



What are the complications or risks of the surgery

Hair transplant surgery is an extremely safe out-patient procedure that is normally without significant risks or complications. Find out more about the complications and risks of hair transplant surgery.

How soon after surgery can I return to work?

Depending on the type of procedure you have done and type of work you do, it is often possible to go back to work within a few days. Most of our patients return to work after about 3 days. Your surgeon will confirm this at your consultation.

What is the success rate of hair transplant surgery?

In a non-smoker between 95-98% of the grafts will grow successfully provided the highest international standards of surgery are used in the transplant procedure, such as those used at HRBR. At HRBR our studies have shown that 98% of all the grafts we place will eventually grow normal hair.

If you are considering hair surgery and would like to arrange a consultation with one of our hair transplant doctors

Sunday, September 16, 2018

7 steps to a heavenly wedding

From your first contact with us to your first anniversary and beyond, we’re here for you at every step.
Most church weddings follow a similar planning pattern, Black Lingerie , which typically has seven simple steps. Your vicar will help and advise along the way:-

Find a church



Find your local church and the vicar’s contact details. If you want to marry in a different church, read more to find out how that might be possible.

Call the vicar

Let your vicar know your good news as soon as you can and the three of you can fix a time to discuss what happens next.

Space to think

Before your wedding, your vicar may invite you to an event to help prepare you for married life together. Many couples appreciate the time and space to think about the vows and the difference they will make.

Banns

Banns are announcements in church of your intention to marry and a chance for anyone to put forward a reason why the marriage may not lawfully take place. On these occasions, everyone in your church will also be praying for you. It can be very special and moving, so do go along if you can.

Rehearsal

Near your wedding day, perhaps a day or two before, you will usually have the opportunity to rehearse the ceremony with those who are involved.

The Big Day

Your vicar will do all he or she can to make the day a personal, meaningful and spiritual experience for you and your guests.

First anniversary and beyond

Your local church will always be there for you throughout your marriage if you need it. Even if your local church is not the place where you married, they would be delighted to mark your first anniversary by praying for you both. All you have to do is ask.

Friday, September 14, 2018

شرح اركان الايمان والاسلام بالتفصيل

أركان الإيمان فأركان الإيمان في الإسلام هي:

يوجد فرق بين اركان الايمان واركان الاسلام

اركان الاسلام 


هي الإسلام يقوم على خمس أركان بينها الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم بقوله : ( بني الإسلام على خمس شهادة أن لا إله إلا الله , وأن محمداً رسول الله و إقام الصلاة , وإيتاء الزكاة والحج وصوم رمضان ) متفق عليه أخرجه البخاري


1. الإيمان بالله عزوجل 

هو الاعتقاد الجازم بوجود الله تعالى ربا وإلها ومعبودا واحدا لا شريك له، والإيمان بأسمائه وصفاته 
التي وردت في القرآن الكريم وصحيح السنة النبوية من غير تحريف لمعانيها أو تشبيه لها بصفات خلقه


2. الإيمان بالملائكة

 المقصود من الإيمان بالملائكة هو الاعتقاد الجازم بأن لله ملائكة موجودين مخلوقين من نور، وأنهم لا يعصون الله ما أمرهم، وأنهم قائمون بوظائفهم التي أمرهم الله القيام بها.


3. الإيمان بالكتب السماوية 

ومعنى هذا أن نؤمن بالكتب التي أنزلها الله على أنبيائه ورسله. ومن هذه الكتب ما سماه الله تعالى في القرآن الكريم, ومنها ما لم يسم، ونذكر فيما يلي الكتب التي سماها الله عز وجل في كتابه العزيز: التوراة، الإنجيل، الزبور، صحف إبراهيم، القرآن.فالتوراة لسيدنا موسى والانجيل لسيدنا عيسى والزبور لسيدنا داوود والصحف لسيدنا إبراهيم والقران المعجزة الخالدة لسيدنا محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم


4. الإيمان بالرسل 

هو الإيمان بمن سمى الله تعالى في كتابه من رسله وأنبيائه, والإيمان بأن الله عز وجل أرسل رسلا سواهم, وأنبياء لا يعلم عددهم وأسماءهم إلا الله تعالى.
لقد ذكر الله تعالى في القرآن الكريم خمسة وعشرون من الأنبياء والرسل وهم: آدم، نوح، ادريس، صالح، إبراهيم، هود، لوط، يونس، إسماعيل، اسحاق، يعقوب، يوسف، أيوب، شعيب، موسى، هارون، اليسع، ذو الكفل، داوود، زكريا، سليمان، إلياس، يحيى، عيسى، محمد صلوات الله وسلامه عليهم أجمعين. فهؤلاء الرسل والأنبياء يجب الإيمان برسالتهم ونبوتهم.
الإيمان بالرسل هو الركن الرابع من أركان الإيمان، فلا يصح إيمان العبد إلا بها لشرعية متواترة على. والأدلة تأكيد ذلك، فقد أمر سبحانه بالإيمان بهم، وقرن ذلك بالإيمان به فقال: { فآمنوا بالله ورسله } (النساء: 171) وجاء الإيمان بهم في المرتبة الرابعة من التعريف النبوي للإيمان كما في حديث جبريل: (أن تؤمن بالله وملائكته وكتبه ورسله..) رواه مسلم، وقرن الله سبحانه الكفر بالرسل بالكفر به، فقال:{ ومن يكفر بالله وملائكته وكتبه ورسله واليوم الآخر فقد ضل ضلالا بعيدا } (النساء:136)، ففي هذه الآيات دليل على أهمية الإيمان بالرسل، ومنزلته من دين الله عز وجل، وقبل بسط الكلام في ذلك، يجدر بنا ذكر تعريف كل من الرسول والنبي، وتوضيح الفرق بينهما. الرسول هو الذي انزل عليه كتاب وشرع مستقل ومعجزة تثبت نبوته وأمره الله بدعوة قومه لعبادة الله. أما النبي هو الذي لم ينزل عليه كتاب إنما أوحي إليه أن يدعو قومه لشريعة رسول قبله مثل أنبياء بني إسرائيل كانوا يدعون لشريعة موسى وما في التوراة وعلى ذلك يكون كل رسول نبي وليس كل نبي رسول. كما يجب على المؤمن الإيمان بهم جميعا فمن كفر بواحد منهم أصبح كافرا بالجميع وذلك لأنهم جميعا يدعون إلى شريعة واحدة وهي عبادة الله.


5. الإيمان باليوم الآخر 

ومعناه الإيمان بكل ما أخبرنا به الله عز وجل ورسوله صلى الله عليه وسلم مما يكون بعد الموت من فتنة القبر وعذابه ونعيمه, والبعث والحشر والصحف والحساب والميزان والحوض والصراط والشفاعة والجنة والنار، وما أعد الله لأهلهما جميعا.

6. الإيمان بالقدر خيره وشره 

أن خالق الخير والشر هو الله تعالى فكل ما في الوجود من خير وشر فهو بتقدير الله تعالى.
فأن أعمال العباد من خير هي بتقدير الله تعالى ومحبته ورضاه, أما أعمال العباد من شر فهي كذلك بتقدير الله ولكن ليست بمحبته ولا برضاه، فالله هو خالق كل شيء خيره وشره, وقول القرآن في سورة الفلق { قل أعوذ برب الفلق من شر ما خلق }, وما يؤكد ذلك حديث جبريل في الإيمان قال { الإيمان أن تؤمن بالله وملائكته وكتبه ورسله واليوم الآخر وتؤمن بالقَدَر خيره وشره }، رواه مسلم

Thursday, September 6, 2018

How to Build Muscle and Burn Fat at the Same Time

The twin goals of building muscle and burning fat are usually tied to workout routines. ibutamoren for sale , After all, what you do in the gym or outdoors goes a long way toward transforming your body into a lean, fat-burning machine.

But training regimens usually account for two hours or less of your 24-hour day. What you do during the other 22-plus hours has as much if not more impact. Here are seven ways to build muscle and burn fat—inside and outside the gym.




Pete Williams Opens a New Window. is a NASM-certified personal trainer and the author or co-author of a number of books on performance and training.

1. Bring the intensity

Don’t be the person in the gym who checks your phone between every set, breaking any intensity you could have established. Instead, work in a focused, continuous manner that stimulates muscle growth and fat burning. Leave the phone at home or in a locker. Instead of resting between three sets of the same exercise, consider alternating an upper body pull (such as pull-ups) with an upper body push (push-ups) or a lower-body push (squats).  That way you keep yourself moving. There’s a reason CrossFit’s Opens a New Window.  philosophy of performing AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) of a workout circuit in the allotted time is so challenging—and effective.

2. Eat every three hours

Eating small meals more often regulates blood sugar, promotes muscle mass, and eliminates mood swings and overeating Opens a New Window. . The key is to plan ahead to make sure you have something healthy on hand at work or on-the-go so that you’re fueled every three hours. Ideally every meal will have a combination of carbs, protein, and fat. But if you’re on the go, at least aim for something healthy such as nuts, seeds, dried fruit, energy bars, or a ready-to-drink protein beverage.

3. Hop on the wagon

There’s nothing wrong with an occasional drink. But if you want to build muscle and burn fat, knock it off for 30 days to see dramatic results. Alcohol disrupts REM sleeps Opens a New Window. , packs on empty calories, increases the release of the stress hormone cortisol, and decreases protein synthesis for muscle fiber repair. Alcohol also diminishes water soluble vitamins required for hormones to do their work and decreases the body’s ability to recover. After 30 days without alcohol, you’ll likely see such dramatic results you’ll go longer. You can go 30 days, can’t you?


4. Get faster

Sprinters have the leanest, most powerful bodies. Yet we never equate the qualities we want—more muscle, a leaner body—with speed and explosive power. When you get faster, you improve your muscle size and power, the efficiency of your nervous system, and even your flexibility Opens a New Window. . To get faster, head to a track or soccer field and alternate 400-meter runs (at 80 percent effort) with 400-meter walks. Do a light half-mile run before and after four intervals. Already a runner? Lengthen the intervals to a half-mile or go by time (3 minutes on, 3 minutes off).

5. Mix up your workouts

Your body is a phenomenal compensator, adapting to the most punishing of workouts quickly. That’s why it’s important to mix things up, not only in the weight room but outside as well. If you’re a gym rat, take things outside at least once a week. Head to your local park and do a routine of pushups, dips, Burpees, and pull-ups. If you’re near a beach Opens a New Window. , do the routine in the sand for an added degree of difficulty. You’ll challenge your body from different angles, break the monotony of the gym, and breathe some fresh air.

6. Become a waterman

Swimmers, surfers Opens a New Window. , and stand-up paddleboarders often have the most chiseled physiques and that’s no coincidence. Water sports challenge your body in three planes of motion and usually involve high-intensity interval training. Even a leisurely swim or stand-up paddle can be tough if not done often. If you never learned to swim properly—meaning you can’t swim at least 200 yards in open water that’s at least eight feet deep—it’s time to learn. 

7. Sleep it off

It’s difficult to build muscle and burn fat without adequate sleep—seven hours a night, preferably eight. Sleep is when most of your hormones, such as growth hormone and testosterone, are released. Fatigue, on the other hand, undermines your ability to eat right and train hard, thus raising your level of body fat. When you’re exhausted, your brain doesn’t know whether it’s sleep-deprived or starving for glucose, so it naturally craves sugar Opens a New Window. , which is what causes late-night cravings when you’re tired. Without adequate sleep, you’re sabotaging your efforts to build muscle and burn fat. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Legal Ways to Get Spotify Premium Account for Free

Spotify is the most welcomed streaming music service in the world. It offers subscription based service including free and premium. conta spotify premium , The free tier service lets you stream all music from any categories and share playlists with friends. But if you want to download music to listen offline, enjoy extreme quality songs without ads and skip unlimited tracks, you have to upgrade to the Spotify Premium membership.



The problem is that the premium subscription charges $9.99/month which is not cheap. Even if you are a student with up to 50% discount, sometimes you may still hesitate to buy it. That is why many users are looking for the tricks to get free Spotify account. 

Today I will recommend you the top 2 ways, it is working guaranteed and completely legal.

Note: There are many tutorials online suggesting to do that by jail breaking your Android/iOS phone and installing a hacked Spotify app to get the premium service for free. Well, that is not safe to your mobile device and the most important is that it is illegal. So just ignore this method. free spotify premium account

Top 1. Sign Up Spotify Membership with 30 Days Free Trial On Computer
Top 2. How to Get Free Spotify Premium Account Forever After Free Trial
Top 1. Upgrade to Spotify Premium Account with the 30 Days Free Trial On PC/Mac
Fortunately, Spotify offers many promotion activities to attract new users to the premium service such as 30/60 days free trial or 3 month use for only $0.99. This offer changes day by day. You can pay attention to the Spotify official web page so that to pickup the best deal you want. Here I take the 1 month free trial to show you how to get the Spotify without paying for any money on your PC/Mac.

Step 1. Open your web browser and then go to the Spotify home page.


Step 2. Click the button "Upgrade", it will navigate to the premium page with a banner which shows the free trial offer deal.


Step 3. Tap "Get Premium", it will prompt you to input your payment info such as credit card or PayPal to complete the subscription.


Step 4. After subscribing, you can enjoy premium for 30 days for free. After 1 month, if you don't cancel it, it will charge you $9.99/month.


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Similarly, you can subscribe to Spotify premium membership for free on your iOS or Android mobile phone too. The steps or more or less the same so I won't illustrate it again here. The only difference is that if you redeem it from a mobile phone, the subscription period is shorten to 7 days only.

Top 2. How to Get Spotify Premium for Free Forever After Free Trial
Spotify Premium account is far better compared to the free account. The best bonus of it is that it allows users to download 3333 tracks on up to 3 of your devices. What can yo do if the free trial is expired? Can you still keep these benefits? Instead of paying for the full money for it, is there any other ways to get Spotify Premium service for free?

Certainly. You might ask your home or friends share a premium account or just try another credit card info to start a new trial. However, this is not perfect because we might still not access to premium all the time. In order to enjoy all the Spotify premium features forever, you can also download Spotify songs offline.

DRmare Spotify Song Downloader for Mac/Windows is a dedicated software which allows you to download and mange all your Spotity files offline without recording. If you are subscribed to the Spotify Premium, it will help you capture all the original tracks from Spotify with up to 320Kbps. The output formats include MP3, M4A, AAC, M4B, FLAC, WAV and so on. In addition, the ID3 tags, meta data such as year, title, artist, author, album cover are kept 100%.

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The following tutorial will show you how to extract the Spotify songs so that you can control them in the same way like you did on Spotify Premium before. If you haven't downloaded the software to your PC/Mac yet, you can go ahead to click the "Download" button. The DRmare software trial version is totally free.

Step 1Import the Spotify Songs

import spotify music
Launch DRmare software, Spotify app will be launched on your computer. In case you haven't log in with your premium account, please just go ahead to input the account name and password. After that, you can drag and drop any songs, playlists, radio stations, podcasts from the Spotify app to the DRmare application.
Step 2Customize output files
select output format
If you'd like to get Spotify songs for free to play on on your desktop, Android phone, iPhone, web or app, MP3 format is highly recommended. It can not only keep the high quality but also has best compatibility. Besides, you can modify the channel, sample rate, bit rate. Finally, you can pick up the output folder and choose to archive the playlist by artist/album for easier management.
Step 3Download Spotify music offline
convert spotify songs to mp3
After pressing "Convert" button, DRmare software will start to convert Spotify music to MP3 songs. Generally it takes a few minutes to convert a small playlist. But if you have a long list, please

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

How to Choose Home Decoration Style

Every homeowner would make it a point that their homes look great and presentable. This is because of everyone’s desire to have a comfortable home with a good environment not just for the family but also for the guests. Decorating homes is common to every homeowner. It seems to give joy to us every time we come up with good home decor.

But with the varying home decor styles these days, quality affordable home appliances , it becomes a challenge on which one you would use for your home. We would seem to love every style and you might even be tempted to change your home’s decor every now and then just to satisfy your desire to come up with the various styles that you fancy. But you don’t really need to do that. Just choose the right home decoration style and you won’t need to change it from time to time. Today, we will be giving you some tips on how to choose a home decoration style.




1. Browse the internet.

The internet is rich of different resources you can use as inspiration for your home decor style. Browse on different websites like Home Design Lover so you can get ideas on how to design your space. There are so many ideas that you can get from the internet. Choose those that you like best and save them for future use.

2. Check on magazines.

Aside from the internet, you can also look for magazines that show various designs. Most of them also offer tips that can help you not just in choosing a decor but also in how you can place them in your home. It is like consulting experts on one stop. There might even be interesting features that you would like to read on interior designs.

3. Compile designs in a folder.

Since you have chosen some decoration inspirations, try to print them if they are from the web and cut them if they are from magazines. Compile them on a folder and try to asses which ones you really like best. Then from there, combine various parts of each decoration you like. You will be able to come up with your own home decor style if you do that.

4. Decide the kind of mood you want.

Before deciding if you want a modern minimalist interior or a Victorian or a country style, you should first check on the kind of mood you want for your space. It could be formal or casual, warm or cool. Mood can be created with the kind of furniture you use and the combination of colors, patterns and textures. Lighting also plays a vital role in setting an area’s mood.

5. Identify the right style for your personality.

Identify the right style for your personality
One of the best ways to determine your interior decor style is your personality. Are you a musician? Do you want to integrate music in your style? Or are you an information technology whiz? Do you want that to be seen in your decor? Try to add some personal touches to your style. This way, your space will really show that it belongs to you.

6. Consult an interior designer or professional decorator.

It would still be better if you consult the experts. Look for an interior designer or a professional decorator who can help you with your home’s decor. Show them the ideas that you have compiled in your folder – those that you took from the internet and from magazines. This will give them an idea on what you really want for your home. It will be easier for them to work on your interior decor with those clippings.

7. Check local stores for available decorations.



Go around local stores and check what they have that you can use. It is no use dreaming about a certain set up when those are not available in your area. But you can get some from online stores too if the price is not too high because you still need to pay for shipping fee. Scanning for items before buying them will make it easier for you to take those that you want. Some might not be the exact item you need but it can be similar to that.

8. Assess the items you already own.

Aside from looking for items that are new in stores, you should also check on what you already have. This might still be used or can also be enhanced. There are different ways to style some items in order for it to fit into the kind of look you want.

9. Choose your colors.

Choose your colors
For sure, there are colors that appeal to you. Choose those that doesn’t just fit your taste but also fit the space. You can pick neutral colors to be safe or you can also use bold ones. It depends on the type of mood you want and your personality as well. You can consult professionals for the color combinations because they need to complement with each other to create coherence in the space.

10. Build your interior decoration style slowly.

Build your interior decoration style slowly
Instead of buying items by set, why don’t you be more experimental and creative by slowly building your home’s look? Do that by buying pieces that you like one at a time. You will see that by the time you are done, what you have in your space are all lovely stuffs that you like. You can also do some repainting if you want to.

Choosing your home decor style isn’t that hard at all. All you have to do is check on the aforementioned points. Also, you can trust your instinct in choosing. We know you are aware of that feeling when you are filled with excitement to buy something. That could be a good sign that you have found what you need for your home’s decoration. When you are done with your home decor, make sure that you will be able to maintain a cozy home for the family.



6 Ways to Pinpoint Your Home Decor Style

Envious of folks who seem to instantly know what they love? Who never question whether a new furniture piece is their style because they know so confidently , quality affordable home appliances , what their style is? We've got seven ways you can learn how to pinpoint your style quicker and more easily.



Whether you're facing a new blank home that needs filling or you look around your current one and just aren't sure if looks like you, there might be some ways you can pinpoint the look. Try out any of these seven ideas below — they might get you a little closer to figuring out what your style is!

1. Look to other areas of your life for hints

What is an area you do know your style or tastes in well? Clothes? Cooking? Look for characteristics in these other areas to give you hints as to what you might like. If you like a minimal wardrobe, for instance, you might prefer a minimal interior, too. 

2. Take a walk in a neighborhood 

Stop and pause at the homes that you seem drawn to. Are they traditional looking? Modern? An eclectic mix of both? Observe what catches your eye and feels nice to you, even the way folks decorate their porches and patios. Stop and pause in front of the homes that pull you in. If you like a traditional style of architecture, you might like clean lines and muted colors in furniture and accessories. 

3. What country do you dream of visiting — or what has been your favorite vacation?

If you had a blast soaking up the bold colors of a tropical vacation, you might love being surrounded by bold colors in your interiors, too. Or if you prefer the earthy, muted tones of a Tuscan landscape, you might find that those hues bring similar peace and calm to your interiors.

4. Grab a stack of home design magazines for a tactile tear-out session

Pinterest is great, but there's something visceral about flipping through the physical pages of a design magazine. Like we've advised before, just tear out the pages that catch your eye, and do it quickly, not over-thinking what the style is that you're seeing. Later you can look through the pages to pick out the elements you see over and over again.

5. Eliminate what you don't like

Start from what you know you don't like, even making a list. Why? Because sometimes in the heat of the moment you can make buying decisions that end up not being your style once you get it home. But if you take the time to know what you don't like (and even why), you can steer clear of those sorts of design elements and head more in the direction of what you do like.

6. Take an online quiz

You can find a whole slew of online quizzes to help pinpoint your style. Some are silly, but most will at least give you a slight hint of the direction your style might go in. Here are some to start with: Just for Fun Online Design Quizzes: What Is Your Style?

What things have helped you figure out your design style? Any tried-and-true methods to share in the comments below?

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Top Marketing Tools & Must-Have Software

It shouldn’t be earth-shattering news to anyone living above ground that content marketing has become the norm. Having created proper content for the consumers is one of the best ways of building a strong relationship. Nevertheless, white label rank checker ,  it requires a lot of time and energy. You may be surprised when you hear how many skills you’ll need to have for providing high-quality content. Here are some of the skills that you’ll undoubtedly need: writing skills, project management skills, video-production skills and so on. At the same time, luckily for us, there are a plethora of marketing tools that will help us get rid of some of these burdensome responsibilities. In tonight’s episode, we’ve knocked together a list of the most useful marketing tools that will make your business blossom like a pimple on a teenager’s face.


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Grammarly

Gone are the days when users paid little attention to grammatical or punctuation mistakes. Nowadays, the grammer Nazi’s have goose-stepped across social media and are more demanding and never unforgiving of any mistake. That’s why your content has to be perfect to have any credibility.

We’re all humans and we make mistakes (except Bob, but who cares about him, anyway?). Nevertheless, there are tools that can help us reduce their number or even get rid of them. So why not use them? Grammarly is a free browser extension that is capable of automatically scanning and checking your content for both spelling and grammatical/punctuation mistakes. This tool is significantly better than other spell checkers available in various browsers and word processors.


Hemingway

Hemingway is another great grammar checker tool that requires no payment. All you need to do is simply visit this site and paste in your text that you want to scan. It’s so easy even a suicidal novelist could get it squared away. In case your sentence is super hard to read, it’ll be highlighted in red. If your sentence is less difficult in comprehension but it still sucks, it’ll be highlighted in yellow. Is your word highlighted in purple? That means it’d be better to replace it with a shorter word. The blue color suggests that you can remove the word without changing the meaning of the sentence. And last but not the least, the green denotes that your sentence is used in Passive Voice. By the way, Hemingway has several applications that are available both for the browser and desktop.


Piktochart

Infographics have become cornerstones of marketing but their styles are constantly changing. Piktochart is the best tool for those people who are not actually design-savvy to take advantage of a great marketing tactic. This platform is uber simple and user-friendly. It provides you with a guide to using every feature of this tool while creating an infographic. Another terrific feature is that it’ll make you feel like a real life graphic artist. Having started working with Piktochart you’ll forget about prioritizing your work day, social life and love life, as creating infographics will be easier than ever before. Who needs friends and romance when you’ve got awesome infographics to keep your company warm?


ClearVoice

ClearVoice is a complete content marketing ecosystem. This tool combines a flexible and portable software with a built-in marketplace. As a result, it combines content creation, branding, and publisher communities for creative collaboration.

What benefits will you get from using this app? First of all, it’s the best tool for you if you’re looking for talented content writers capable of fulfilling your ideas. Inversely, if you’re a content writer, you can join the ClearVoice marketplace as a contributor and start building your freelance relationships outside of your mom’s church friends. You can easily set your own work preferences and rate, and not have your mom tell you what you can charge the pianist Karen. As soon as your work is approved, you get paid, instead of being in exchange for not paying rent for your childhood room.

Summing up, ClearVoice is equally good for people, living with their parents or not, who are looking for decent content or content writers.


BuzzSumo

BuzzSumo is a tool that will allow you to get an idea as to which online outlets or influencers get the most traction in your sphere. e. You may also compare shares on such social media as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ etc. By the way, you can also filter content type whether it’s an infographic, interview, infographic, video or guest post. Find out which topics are the most popular and the most relative to your business. This will allow you not to waste time on ineffective content creation.

Curata
This tool will be especially useful for marketers who are struggling to publish and curate enough quality content. This company offers several content marketing solutions, as well as data-driven content marketing solutions. The software is capable of helping your brand discover the best content with a self-learning engine. Curata also allows to organize and contextualize your content in a few clicks and then publish and promote this content. A great feature is, that this tool draws from hundreds of thousands of sources…as a result, it keeps your content engine humming and you won’t need to constantly create your own material!


Outbrain

Creating great content is one thing, though distributing it to the right networks is another. If you’ve ever experienced any difficulties at it, Outbrain will be a perfect tool for you. This tool will capture your target audiences’ attention in order to provide the best visibility for your business. With the help of complicated algorithms, as well as Outbrain’s Interest Graphics, this tool is capable of pairing your content with an audience who will find it engaging and captivating. In addition, it recommends your content on the most respected and largest media properties such as People, CNN, and ESPN.


Buffer

This tool is a social media scheduler that’s capable of scheduling posts, tracking the performance of your content as well as managing your accounts in one place. This tool can also automate the timing of your social media posts down to the second. Buffer will also allow you to schedule and share content on all your social profiles, with only a single form. It’s super simple and the customer service team are absolutely first-class. We have no problem getting behind these guys and if you haven’t got a social media scheduler (Seriously?) telling you to do the same.


HubSpot

This tool appeared in 2006 and since then has not stopped growing. The blossoming of this company started at the beginning of the content marketing revolution. You’ll find HubSpot highly useful. First of all, this tool has incredible customer support, various tools for monitoring and creating effective landing pages, and blog posts. Besides, this tool has social-media analytics and message-scheduling capabilities. These capabilities will allow you to publish your content to your social networks without any efforts after finishing your great pieces, this is not to even mention the sales dashboards add-ons and beyond. Hubspot are the grandfather in this category. If you can afford them, you won’t look back.

Copify

Creating high-quality content is not an easy task. It takes an enormous amount of time, energy, and effort. And what if you’re not a writer or you don’t have any writers in your team? There’s nothing to worry about. You can easily find skilled and quality copywriters using this tool, thanks to a rigorous qualification process for the copywriters. That’s why this tool is perfect if your goal is to get high quality content without spending any time or the need to actually write it.

The Bottom Line

There you have it, 10 tools that will help you boost your content marketing. Nevertheless, having now focused attention on your users, you’ll also achieve much better results from SEO. Every tool is aimed at helping you build clear communication bridges with your readers and customers. As long as your content is decent and well researched, you’ll ultimately drive new audiences as well as more search traffic to your blog. Trust us, we did. ;)

Saturday, August 18, 2018

How To Make Custom Embossed Leather Patches | Leather Labels Wholesale

When we think of custom patches, we definitely don’t think leather; but leather patches are a stylish way to enjoy traditional woven or embroidered patches.


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Here are few ways to style these unique custom patches for almost every occasion, or on any type of clothing or accessory. 





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We love the look of a custom leather patch over a leather tag, leather jacket, or other leather accessories.  Custom leather patches can be made in vivid colors, or in traditional tones, with as much detail as material patches.

Our high-quality leather patches come in all shapes and sizes. From dense leather designs to silky smooth suede, our designer-quality patches are sure to please. Unique leather patches are the perfect way to add a personal touch to your jackets, add some rugged flair to your favorite flight jackets. DOYLabel can help you create the perfect leather patch for every event. 

Leather on leather is edgy, and an unexpected departure from traditional woven or embroidered patches on all your favorite leather clothing and accessories.


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This combination is a tried and true classic. However, we recommend sporting custom leather patches near the waistline on your jeans, to give your patch a standout moment.

Trying sewing leather patches near or on pockets. Leather patches on the arm of a denim jacket also look great. Don’t hide your leather patches; let them stand out on your denim clothing.


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Leather patches are often used to brand high-end clothing and accessories. With a custom leather patch, you can take generic, inexpensive hats and turn it into one-of-a-kind pieces with a quick stitch.

Sew leather patches onto hats. The statement you can make with the addition of a leather patch to just about any item of hats will transform basic hats into stylish pieces.


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Our leather patches can sew on(iron on) your shoes. Even if you use a durable final fabric like leather, suede or canvas. By the way, Our vans patches are very popular.

Another great style tip for a leather patch is also a great way to save torn or damaged clothing and accessories. You know that favorite pair of jeans that recently ripped? Why not cover the hole with a custom leather patch? Or how about the shoes that up with a leather patch!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

9 Tips From The Pros That Really Work

“What do I want to do with my life?” I bet you have had that question rattling around in the dusty recesses of your mind for quite sometime right?

Let me guess.

You don’t want a boss because you hate authority, you don’t want to work very hard… because… who does right?

Getting dressed and leaving the home is not so much as a drag, but a complete write off in terms of costs, the thought of attending an interview scares you to death, and you don’t really know too much about anything, and everyone new in the world of business always starts out on the lowest rung on the ladder meaning lots of work for minimal pay.







Does that sound about right?


Well have you ever heard of online poker? We present you with nine online poker strategy tips from nine different people who had the same question swimming around in their head and found the solution to their troubles on their computer, tablet and mobile phone.

1# Volume

If you want to become great at anything then there needs to be the right blend of dedication, motivation, skill, willingness to learn from your mistakes and sheer volume.

Sam Grafton believes volume is one of the most important concepts any new online poker player should grasp if they want to earn a decent wedge at the table.

“Volume is the key. If you look at all the best players: Phil Galfond, Chris Moorman, Chris Brammer – there was at least one point in their careers where they put in huge volume. Sadly there’s no substitute for hard work.” – Sam Grafton

2# Time Management

If you have ever played Football Manager, Tomb Raider or Resident Evil you will understand the power the video game has over your senses. Normal sensible people are dissolved into agoraphobic crazies as the game consumes their lives for months on end.

Surprisingly, this type of behaviour doesn’t necessarily bode well with those ‘other people’ who are crucial to your life – a point that Paul Zimbler believes is important to note if you want to make online poker an important part of your life.

“You need to play within your means and manage the time you spend playing wisely. It’s all about finding that right blend of work, rest and play.” – Paul Zimbler.

3# Routine

Have you ever heard of the phrase ‘familiarity breeds contempt?’

Well in online poker that phrase has been changed to ‘familiarity breeds cracking online poker players.’

I’m not talking about learning the game in a generic kind of way. Instead, I am talking about moving online poker into your life in a routine sort of way. Turn everyday into a ritual. Tell your brain to expect the expected and slowly but surely you will get into that pokercadian rhythm.

Super High Roller star Philipp Gruissem concurs.

“You need to prepare properly and get into a routine. It doesn’t matter if that routine means eating, sleeping, getting errands done, showering, turning your technological distractions off… whatever you need to get into gear and focus. I always make a bulletproof coffee mix for example.” – Philipp Gruissem.

4# Start Small

Always remember that the giant Oak that pulled the kids out of the window and ate them in Poltergeist started life as a tiny, innocent looking acorn.

Great achievements take time, something that John Eames knows only too well.

“If you are just starting out in the online poker world then play for tinier amounts than you might want to. The little monster in your head will be telling you to play higher, but if you do you will probably lose too much too quickly and give up. So if you deposit $20, don’t immediately play for $20, play for $2 or something similar, and give yourself a chance to gain experience,” – John Eames.

5# The Right Equipment

Everyone knows the importance of making sure your equipment is in good working order, but do you have the right equipment to start out with?

When you start out in the online poker world you probably have no idea that there are technological ways to improve your game. Something that Bodo Sbrzesny thinks is an important point to understand.

“Make sure that you experiment with your equipment until you find something you are comfortable with. Take your screen view for example. I play with a black table background layout and coloured cards for maximum overview. The card backside is bright and this helps me understand how many players are in the hand. I hide all other unimportant stuff like avatars which takes my focus away from the hand.” – Bodo Sbrzesny.

6# Never Play Tired

You will know within yourself that the best levels of performance you have delivered in any area of your life have come when you have been full of energy. It’s admirable to stay awake for 48-hrs at a stretch but not very advisable as Richard Trigg explains.

“You should never play when you are tired and I have learned this the hard way. I find when I am tired I start telling myself off and going on tilt. I also find that at the extreme I start to not care if I win or lose just because I want to go to bed. So stay sharp, prepare and make sure you are full of energy and focused when you play. “ – Richard Trigg.

7# The Right Mindset
The greatest thing about online poker is you can play it whenever you want, but this doesn’t mean that it’s a good idea to use it as a vehicle to blow off some steam after arguing with the dragon.

I will let Mathew Frankland explain…

“You should only play when you’re in a good frame of mind. You should never force yourself to play, and if you get this feeling then switch off and do something else. It’s so difficult to make decent folds when you are slouched down in your chair wishing you were on a desert island somewhere.” – Mathew Frankland.

8# Relax

The online poker-sphere can be an intimidating place for someone who is new to the game. There are so many bells, whistles, lights and colours that you could be forgiven you are at a fairground.

Take a deep breath and relax…

“The first time you play poker online can be intimidating. There are so many buttons to press and more exciting noises than a Vegas Casino! Just relax. Don’t try to play every pot, or bluff every hand. Patience is a virtue, the longer you’re initial deposit lasts you; the more experience you will get. The more experience you get; the higher your win rate. This comes ‘full circle’ enabling you to play more with your money, and hopefully win a bunch of Wonga!” – James Sudworth.

9# Pay Attention

Technology has become such an ingrained part of our life that your good lady can be forgiven for tweeting whilst you are on the nest.

It’s become a part of life to wake up and check your e-mail before kissing those that matter to you.

This can be a disaster for an online poker player as Matt Ashton explains.

“Pay attention. Every bit of information you can take in is very valuable for the learning process. Watching every bet and thinking why each person is doing what they’re doing is great for considering how to play your own hands in future and for getting reads for the present. I think too many players fail to use their downtime between hands to continue learning from others.” – Matt Ashton.

7 destinos baratos para viajar nas férias de julho

São Paulo – Faltando menos de um mês para as férias escolares de julho, é hora de planejar a viagem com os filhos.

Um levantamento do site Quanto Custa Viajar indica sete destinos baratos para quem mora em São Paulo e quer viajar no mês que vem com os filhos,Viajar nas Férias  , As opções são indicadas tanto para crianças menores como mais crescidinhas.

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viajar nas férias


Para quem está com o orçamento mais apertado, é possível viajar para cidades do interior do estado, nas quais é possível chegar de carro ou ônibus partindo da capital. Um exemplo é Socorro, conhecida como um polo do turismo de aventura.

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Quem consegue bancar passagens aéreas para toda a família pode decidir entre Foz do Iguaçu e seus parques cheios de animais, Caldas Novas, em Goiânia, ou Florianópolis. Mesmo no inverno, é possível curtir as praias da cidade catarinense sem colocar os pés na água. O destino ainda fica perto do parque de diversões Beto Carrero.

No levantamento, o valor de hospedagem inclui uma diária de quarto para um casal mais uma criança de até 10 anos em hotel/pousada 3 estrelas. O valor de passagem aérea é por pessoa e equivalente a bilhetes de ida e volta com taxas simuladas para a primeira semana de julho. O custo diário é uma média de gastos com passeios, alimentação e transporte nas cidades.

Veja abaixo opções de viagens para as férias de julho:

Serra Negra (SP)
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 (Wikimedia Commons/Reprodução)

Descrição: Estância hidromineral que abriga a “Disneylândia dos Robôs”
Como chegar: O trajeto pode ser feito de carro. A cidade está localizada a 152 km de São Paulo
Hospedagem: R$250
Custo diário: R$95

Biritiba Mirim  (SP)
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Cachoeira Véu da Noiva, em Biritiba Mirim (Ícaro Gimenez/Wikimedia Commons)

Descrição: Cidade com diversas cachoeiras nas proximidades, abriga o parque “Vale Encantado”
Como chegar: O trajeto pode ser feito de carro. A cidade fica a 80 km de São Paulo
Hospedagem: R$210
Custo diário: R$85

Socorro (SP)
Socorro (SP) Mirante no alto do morro Bela Vista na cidade de Socorro interior de São Paulo.
Mirante no alto do morro Bela Vista na cidade de Socorro interior de São Paulo. (Therson Bruno Mehl/Thinkstock)

Descrição: Pólo de turismo de aventura
Como chegar: O trajeto pode ser feito de carro. A cidade fica a 134 km de São Paulo
Hospedagem: R$280
Custo diário: R$120

Foz do Iguaçu (PR)
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Foz do Iguaçú – Paraná (MaRabelo/Thinkstock)

Descrição: Cidade que abriga as Cataratas do Iguaçu e parques ecológicos
Passagem aérea: R$ 479
Hospedagem: R$ 330
Custo diário: R$ 130

Florianópolis (SC)
Descrição: A capital de Santa Catarina é composta por uma ilha rodeada por belas praias
Passagem aérea: R$ 372
Hospedagem: R$ 255
Custo diário: R$ 105

Poços de Caldas (MG)
Descrição: Cidade de águas termais que abriga o Parque Walter World
Como chegar: O trajeto pode ser feito de carro. A cidade fica a 280 km de São Paulo
Passagens de ônibus: R$ 160
Hospedagem: R$270
Custo diário: R$90

Caldas Novas (GO)
Descrição: Cidade de águas termais
Passagem aérea: R$ 347 (de São Paulo a Goiânia) + diária aluguel de carro R$ 96 até Caldas Novas (170 km de Goiânia)
Hospedagem: R$ 738 (com café da manhã, almoço e acesso aos parques)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

What's the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?

Orthodontists and dentists both help patients improve their oral health, but in different ways. Dentistry is a broad medical specialty that deals with the teeth, orthodontistinsanantonio.com , gum, nerves, and jaw, while orthodontics is a specialty within dentistry that focuses on correcting bites, occlusion, and the straightness of teeth. One important difference is that all orthodontists like Drs. Burk and Flinn are dentists, but not all dentists are licensed orthodontists.



How are they similar?

The main similarity between a dentist and orthodontist is that they both focus on oral care. An orthodontist can work in a dental office and provide the same care as a dentist. So in this respect, they are quite similar. They are both considered doctors, and deal with the teeth and gums.

How are they different?

There are more differences than similarities. An orthodontist requires additional schooling as a dental specialty; the situation is similar to a doctor who obtains additional schooling to become a surgeon. Another difference is that orthodontists specialize in helping patients with the alignment of their teeth, improving their bite, or fitting them for corrective braces and devices. If a patient has an overbite, a dentist will refer him or her to an orthodontist.

Dentists typically encourage good oral hygiene and provide services related to:

Tooth decay
Root canals
Gum disease
Crowns
Bridges
Veneers
Teeth whitening
Orthodontists are dentists that specialize in the alignment of teeth, and provide services related to:

Misaligned teeth
Crowded teeth
Overbite
Underbite
What an orthodontist can help with

Orthodontists help with crooked teeth, but they assist patients with other issues as well. These include overbites and underbites, crossbites, spaces between teeth, overcrowding of teeth, and the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Additional problems with the jaw also need to be treated by an orthodontist.

While a dentist may be trained to provide orthodontic care in addition to extractions, TMJ treatments, and fillings, trusting your smile to an orthodontist can better balance the different procedures you require.

To learn more about the difference between dentists and orthodontists, or to schedule an initial consultation with Drs. Burk and Flinn, please give our team at Burk & Flinn Orthodontics a call at our convenient Rockville and Olney, MD office.

how does bitcoin mining work ?


bitcoin mining , When you hear about bitcoin "mining," you envisage coins being dug out of the ground. But bitcoin isn't physical, so why do we call it mining?




Because it's similar to gold mining in that the bitcoins exist in the protocol's design (just as the gold exists underground), but they haven't been brought out into the light yet (just as the gold hasn't yet been dug up). The bitcoin protocol stipulates that 21 million bitcoins will exist at some point. coinmarkets.net What "miners" do is bring them out into the light, a few at a time.

They get to do this as a reward for creating blocks of validated transactions and including them in the blockchain.

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Nodes


Backtracking a bit, let's talk about "nodes." A node is a powerful computer that runs the bitcoin software and helps to keep bitcoin running by participating in the relay of information. Anyone can run a node, you just download the bitcoin software (free) and leave a certain port open (the drawback is that it consumes energy and storage space – the network at time of writing takes up about 145GB). Nodes spread bitcoin transactions around the network. One node will send information to a few nodes that it knows, who will relay the information to nodes that they know, etc. That way it ends up getting around the whole network pretty quickly.

Some nodes are mining nodes (usually referred to as "miners"). These group outstanding transactions into blocks and add them to the blockchain. How do they do this? By solving a complex mathematical puzzle that is part of the bitcoin program, and including the answer in the block. The puzzle that needs solving is to find a number that, when combined with the data in the block and passed through a hash function, produces a result that is within a certain range. This is much harder than it sounds.

(For trivia lovers, this number is called a "nonce", which is a concatenation of "number used once." In the case of bitcoin, the nonce is an integer between 0 and 4,294,967,296.)

Solving the puzzle


How do they find this number? By guessing at random. The hash function makes it impossible to predict what the output will be. So, miners guess the mystery number and apply the hash function to the combination of that guessed number and the data in the block. The resulting hash has to start with a pre-established number of zeroes. There's no way of knowing which number will work, because two consecutive integers will give wildly varying results. What's more, there may be several nonces that produce the desired result, or there may be none (in which case the miners keep trying, but with a different block configuration).

The first miner to get a resulting hash within the desired range announces its victory to the rest of the network. All the other miners immediately stop work on that block and start trying to figure out the mystery number for the next one. As a reward for its work, the victorious miner gets some new bitcoin.



Economics


At the time of writing, the reward is 12.5 bitcoins, which at time of writing is worth almost $200,000.

Although it's not nearly as cushy a deal as it sounds. There are a lot of mining nodes competing for that reward, and it is a question of luck and computing power (the more guessing calculations you can perform, the luckier you are).

Also, the costs of being a mining node are considerable, not only because of the powerful hardware needed (if you have a faster processor than your competitors, you have a better chance of finding the correct number before they do), but also because of the large amounts of electricity that running these processors consumes.

And, the number of bitcoins awarded as a reward for solving the puzzle will decrease. It's 12.5 now, but it halves every four years or so (the next one is expected in 2020-21). The value of bitcoin relative to cost of electricity and hardware could go up over the next few years to partially compensate this reduction, but it's not certain.

Difficulty


The difficulty of the calculation (the required number of zeroes at the beginning of the hash string) is adjusted frequently, so that it takes on average about 10 minutes to process a block.

Why 10 minutes? That is the amount of time that the bitcoin developers think is necessary for a steady and diminishing flow of new coins until the maximum number of 21 million is reached (expected some time in 2140).

If you've made it this far, then congratulations! There is still so much more to explain about the system, but at least now you have an idea of the broad outline of the genius of the programming and the concept. For the first time we have a system that allows for convenient digital transfers in a decentralized, trust-free and tamper-proof way. The repercussions could be huge.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Hajj Guide: How to Perform Umrah


As mentioned in the article “Are Hajj and Umrah Same Thing?”, Umrah is the lesser pilgrimage. It involves ihram, Tawaf (circumambulating the Kabah), Cheap umrah package , Sa`i (walking between mounts of Safa and Marwah), and shaving or cutting the hair.

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So, these are the main 4 rituals of Umrah:

1. Ihram

The first steps in your Umrah are to put on the clothing of ihram and to make the intention of Umrah. For more information on ihram and its restrictions, refer to the article “All About Ihram.”

After making the intention of ihram, try to spend your time in remembering Allah, reading the Qur’an, and supplicating. It is recommended also to chant Talbiyah frequently. The words of Talbiyah are:

Labbayka Allahumma labbayk.

Labbayka la shareeka laka labbayk.

Inna al-hamda wa-n-ni`mata laka wal-mulk.

La shareeka lak.

Here I am at Your service, O Lord, here I am.

Here I am at Your service. You have no partners.

Yours alone is all praise and all bounty, and Yours alone is sovereignty.

You have no partners.

Male pilgrims are recommended to raise up their voices when repeating the words of Talbiyah. Males and females repeat Talbiyah until they start Tawaf.

2. Tawaf


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The first ritual to perform after arriving in Makkah is Tawaf. There is no problem if you rest before going to Tawaf if you feel tired.

When you reach Makkah, leave your baggage in the hotel or in a safe place, and prepare yourself for Tawaf by performing ghusl (ritual bathing), if possible, or at least wudu’ (ablution).

Scholars have two opinions regarding the necessity of purity for Tawaf. Some scholars hold that you must have wudu’ before Tawaf and others deem it unnecessary.

The latter opinion is stronger since the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did not ask people accompanying him in his pilgrimage to make wudu’ for Tawaf. According to this opinion, someone who loses wudu’ before or in the middle of Tawaf need not renew it; they can make Tawaf without wudu’. It is up to you to choose either of the opinions.

Menstruating women cannot do Tawaf until they are pure and have performed ghusl.

For men, it is recommended that you drape the upper piece of ihram over your left shoulder only, exposing the right one. This is called idtiba`. It was practiced by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and his Companions when they made Umrah in AH 7. At the time, the polytheists claimed that the fever of Madinah weakened Muslims, so the Prophet ordered his Companions to uncover their right shoulders and to jog in the first three rounds to show the polytheists their strength.

On entering the Sacred Mosque (Al-Masjid Al-Haram), it is recommended to say thedu`aa’ of entering mosques:

A`udhu bi-llahi al-`azheem, wa bi-wajhihi al-kareem, wa sultanihi al-qadeem, mina ash-shaitani ar-rajeem.

Allahumma salli `ala Muhammad. Allahumma ighifirli dhunubi waftah li abwaba rahmatik.

I seek refuge with Allah the Supreme, I seek refuge with His honored face, with His everlasting authority, from the cursed Devil.

In the name of Allah. O Allah, Bless Muhammad! O Allah! Forgive my sins and open Your doors of mercy for me.

Now you are ready to start Tawaf. Tawaf involves walking around the Ka`bah seven times. Each round starts and ends with the Black Stone, with the Ka`bah being on your left side. If it is possible to reach the Black Stone, kiss it quietly; if it is not, you can touch it and kiss your hand or just face it and point at it saying “Bismillah, Allahu Akbar” (In the name of Allah, Allah is the Greatest).


Your Guide to a Perfect Hajj (In-Depth)

In the first three rounds, males are recommended to jog from the Black Stone to the Yemeni corner, the third of the Ka`bah’s corners and the one preceding the Black Stone.

While doing Tawaf, busy yourself with dhikr (remembrance of Allah) and supplication. You are in a very blessed time and a very blessed place, so do not miss the chance. Pray Allah to forgive your sins, to dispel your worries, to grant you the benefits of the world and the hereafter, and to give you whatever favors you would like. Show humbleness and genuine need to Allah, and ask Him the Almighty for you, your parents, your family, and the whole Muslim Ummah.

When you reach the Yemeni corner try to touch it if possible. If you can’t, you need not point at it or do anything. Supplicate Allah until you reach the Black Stone saying:

Rabbana a`tina fi ad-dunya hasanatan wa fi al-akhirati hasanatan wa qina `adhaba an-nar.

Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the punishment of the Fire.

After finishing Tawaf, pray two rak`ahs behind Maqam Ibrahim (the Station of Ibrahim) or a little bit away from it. Recite Surat Al-Kafirun (Surah 109) in the firstrak`ah and Surat Al-Ikhlas (Surah 112) in the second rak`ah.

It is recommended that you drink Zamzam water after you have finished Tawaf and the two-rak`ah prayer.

Be careful of the following things:
Do not crowd to kiss the Black Stone or to touch the Yemeni corner.
Make sure that Hijr Isma`il (the Enclosure of Isma`il – the arch between the north and the west corners of the Ka`bah) is included in your Tawaf. This place is considered part of the Ka`bah and therefore your circumambulation should be outside it.
If you are unable to perform the two-rak`ah prayer after Tawaf at Maqam Ibrahim, you can perform it any place in the mosque. Some people insist on performing it at the Maqam, disturbing the smooth movement of the pilgrims; this is not a proper act.
Note also that what is obligatory in Tawaf is just making the seven rounds, starting and ending with the Black Stone and keeping the Ka`bah on your left side. The supplications mentioned above, kissing the Black Stone or pointing at it, touching the Yemeni corner, praying two rak`ahs after Tawaf, etc. are recommended. Your Tawaf is not damaged if you missed any of them.

3. Sa`i


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The next step in your Umrah is to make Sa`i between As-Safa and Al-Marwah mounts. If you feel tired after performing Tawaf, you can take a break before heading to As-Safa to start Sa`i. Wudu’ is not necessary for Sa`i. When you are ready, do the following steps:

a. Head to As-Safa. When you are about to reach it, recite the following verse:

{Inna As-Safa wal-Marwata min sha`airi-llah} (Al-Baqarah 2:158)

Surely As-Safa and Al-Marwah are among the signs appointed by Allah

b. Then say “I start my Sa`i from the place which Allah mentioned first” (that is, As-Safa mentioned in the above verse).

c. Ascend As-Safa. It is easy nowadays to ascend both As-Safa and Al-Marwah; they are paved and covered with marble. In addition, the two mounts are not that high, and you need not climb to their top. You just have to walk back and forth the full distance between these two points. If any part of this distance is left untraversed, the Sa`i will remain incomplete. This requires ascending even a small part of both mounts, but it is recommended that you go up until you are able to see the Ka`bah.

d. Face the Ka`bah and say

🤲 La ilaha illa Allah, Allahu Akbar.

🕋 La ilaha illa Allah wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahu al-mulku wa lahu al-hamdu wa huwa `ala kulli shai’in qadir

🤲 La ilaha illa Allah wahdah, anjaz wa`dah, wa nasar `abdah, wa a`az jundah wa hazam al-ahzab wahdah.

There is no god but Allah, Allah is the Greatest.

There is no god but Allah. He has no partners. To Him belong the sovereignty and all praise. He has power over all things.

There is no god but Allah. He has fulfilled His promise, given victory to His servant, and He alone defeated the confederates.

e. Start performing the Sa`i by walking from As-Safa to Al-Marwah. The distance between the two mounts is about 420 meters. If you are a male, it is recommended that you hasten between the two green signs. On reaching Al-Marwah, ascend it, face the Ka`bah, and repeat what you said on As-Safa. You have now completed one of the seven parts of Sa`i.

f. Go back to As-Safa, walking easily. Again, if you are male, hasten on reaching the green sign.

g. Keep on remembering Allah and supplicating Him while going between As-Safa and Al-Marwah.

h. Repeat the same steps in each of the seven parts. Going from As-Safa to Al-Marwah is reckoned as one part, and the return to Al-Safa is another part. Sa`i, therefore, begins with Al-Safa and ends at Al-Marwah.

4. Shaving or Cutting the Hair

Just one step is remaining, that is shaving or cutting the hair on your head. If you are a male, you should have your hair either completely shaved or shortened. You are advised to shorten your hair if you intend to make Hajj shortly after Umrah (tamattu` mode). That is because you are going to shave or shorten it as part of your Hajj. If you are a female, you should shorten your hair slightly.