Yo, ho ho and a bottle of rum! There’s puzzles to solve and laughs along the way. Will the Princess escape from the scoundrel Captain Peg? What’s the secret pirate recipe? And just who is this Strangebeard anyway?
- Complete the games, puzzles and challenges and use your pirate skills to win badges!
- Island Explorer: Avoid mines and monsters as you hunt for treasure on the high seas.
- Dance Star: Yarr! Learn some pirate dance steps at the Scallywag Inn.
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- Full 3D experience. Shiver me timbers, it’s just like a real book!
- A treasure trove of 9 mini-games set in amazing 3D pop-up scenes
- Stunning illustrations with colors a pirate’s parrot would envy
- Fully narrated in English, French, German and Spanish by professional scallywags from around the world
- Read to Me, Read it Myself, and Autoplay modes
- 36 pages of beautifully-presented story text and illustrations
- Featuring a rip-roaring musical score and hilarious sound effects
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A star fell from of the sky and became Laura’s best friend. Laura’s Star has accompanied siblings Laura and Tommy through countless fun adventures. One night Tommy’s toy dog goes missing, and Laura’s Star transforms Tommy’s bed into a boat to aid in the search. Laura, her star, and Tommy sail into the night to the City of Dreams where they suspect the Dream-Monsters are keeping Tommy’s toy dog.
This adorable picture book with beautiful animation and interactive features will captivate your child’s imagination. They can follow along with the app’s narrator while learning about friendship and teamwork. An ideal bedtime story for your toddler, preschooler, or kindergartener—kids can steer Tommy’s bed past obstacles, open doors into Tommy’s dreams to search for his toy dog, and find their way home through a fun maze.
- More than 60 animations in all scenes, funny sound effects, and exciting interactive options for children
- Magical and imaginative art for the entire series by children's picture book illustrator Klaus Baumgart
- Captivating narration included in three languages by native speakers
- Appropriate for children: no in-app purchases
- Intuitive, child-friendly controls
- Language options: English, Mandarin Chinese and German
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What is an angel and when did they first exist?
For Christians and most other religious cultures and traditions, angels have been known to exist since the beginning of time and creation.
Many people have established the concept that angels are spiritual beings with their place in Heaven, whose primary purpose is to act as messengers and some as soldiers of God.
Based on Biblical scriptures, God speaks in the language of light whereas humans speak in the language of sound, which is a supreme power that can prove damaging and destructive to man, and this is where angels come in.
Angels are believed to play their roles similar to that of voltage step-down transformers that carry lower levels of energy which are tolerable to humans, especially with the language used by angels to communicate with man.
This is mainly because God, in His perfect form and being, is too powerful for man to comprehend and man’s sinful nature does not allow him to come in contact with God who is blameless and sinless.
There are at least 30 types of angles commonly known to man, especially from several traditional religions aside from Christianity.
Many followers and those who are deep into the study of angels have classified angels into several categories, which according to them is based on an order of spiritual hierarchy, the most common of which are Archangels, Principalities, Seraphim, Powers, Dominions and Cherubims.
The reasons for this classification, according to them, is that each one operates at different and varying frequencies and angels relay these messages to humans who best understand or comprehend these frequencies.
Other followers also believe that angels also have different spiritual levels and according to them, these spiritual beings reside in Heaven. These theorists believe that like us humans on earth, there also exists different animal species that cohabit the earth with us and this theory of coexistence is how these advocates base their beliefs on.
Another group of angel followers claim that no more than 30% of angels that exist have wings, as commonly depicted in many works of art and popular descriptions.
According to a study group that conducted an intensive study of angels based on documentary and alleged historical data, led them to conclude that only 30% of angels have wings, while 70% of them do not have wings.
The 30% of angels that have wings are of the lowest order of angels are believed to be the ones communicating with humans to give either warnings or deliver a message from Heaven.
Meanwhile, some traditional philosophers and scholars believe that angels communicate to people regarding worldly matters, but do not necessarily make themselves visible to everyone on earth.
They also believe that while angels have often provided guidance and have made their presence felt in many people, they basically do not function as guardian angels, as what is popularly known.
Can humans see angels?
Many spiritual researchers claim that since angels are subtle spiritual beings that take on the exist in spirit form, they are ideally not visible to the ordinary human eye.
They in claim that angels can only be seen with the help of advanced and activated extrasensory perception or ESP and the manner by which angels communicate with humans is through the introduction of thoughts and concepts in the human mind.
Although we have these ideas about what is an angel all about, it will still be considered just as a diverse school of thought will still remain to be a mystery.
Faith in the Angels; and People who deserve the Salaat of Allah's Angels and those who deserve their La'nah
A compilation by Shawana A. Aziz
About the Book
Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan (hafidahullah) writes in his treatise, al-Eeman bil-Malaaikah wa-Athruhu fi-Hayatil-Ummah,
’Belief in the Angels has a tremendous effect on human life because if one is aware of their presence (around him), he becomes alert.
If he knows that there are angels assigned to watch over him day and night, he becomes cautious that they may write something (that he says or does) which is not befitting (and not in the best interest of his well-being in the hereafter.
If he were to know that investigators were following him, would he not be cautious - fearing that they might take hold of some speech or action which might lead to a harmful outcome? So why is he not cautious of the Angels? You see the humans who may be following you and you can hide from them— but Angels see you while you do not see them. It is possible to escape (from the eyes) of humans by taking cover in your house, or hiding yourself in an unknown place and they will not know about you. But the Angels enter every place with you. Allah has bestowed upon them the ability to access any place that He orders them to reach and it is for this reason that Allah admonished us and said, ’But verily, over you (are appointed angels in charge of mankind) to watch you, Kiraman (honorable) Katibeen (writing down your deeds). They know all that you do.“ [Soorah al-Infitar (82): 10-12]
This is the fruit of Eeman (belief) in Angels - that the person safeguards himself from sinful sayings and actions that will be recorded (in his book of deeds) and he will be accountable for them on the Day of Judgement.“ [end quote]
This booklet comprehensively covers all four aspects of Belief in Angels; belief in their existence, functions, names and attributes. Additionally, important points of Tawheed are highlighted by refuting incorrect understandings, for example the false claims of contemporary grave-worshippers that are similar to those made by the pagan Quraish during the time of Allah‘s Messenger.
In the course of the booklet, clarification of a number of doubts have also been included such as explaining Qur'aanic verses like, ’We are nearer to him than his jugular vein...“ This refers to the Angels of Allah and does not indicate that Allah is present amongst His creation.
The booklet also compares the likeness in the thinking of those who claim that Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) was created from Nur (i.e., light, which is a characteristic of the Angels) and the mentality of the disbelievers who demanded that an Angel be sent as a Messenger.
The latter section of the booklet enumerates characteristics of those fortunate people, on behalf of whom the Angels seek forgiveness and supplicate for their well-being in this world and the Hereafter. It also lists those unfortunate people, against whom the Angels invoke Allah.
This part of the book is mainly based upon the book, 'Fariston ka Darood panewale aur Lanat panewale' (Urdu) by Dr. Fazl-e-Ilahi.
Numerous other original Arabic books were referred to in the compilation of this booklet, mainly; al-Eeman bil-Malaaikah wa-Athruhu fi-Hayatil-Ummah by Shaikh Salih Ibn Fawzan al-Fawzan, Aalam al-Malaai'kah al-Abrar and ar-Rusul war-Risalaat by Shaikh Umar al-Ashqar, beneficial lectures of Shaikh (Dr.) Abdullah al-Farsi, Tafseer Ibn Katheer, Riyadus-Saliheen and others.
May Allah make us amongst those who deserve the Salaat of His Angels. All strength and success lies with Him Alone.
Shawana A. Aziz
We shall mention the cherubim and the seraphim, and the rest of the ranks. Then w e shall mention some examples of the divine apparitions in the name of "the angel of the Lord".
Atfer that, we shall talk about the kinds of angels' work, their work in the service of God, in the second coming, in annunciation and delivering messages. And also their merciful deeds, their guarding, their punishment and others deeds........
We shall end with a word about Satan as chief of the wicked angels.
H.H. Pope Shenouda III, Coptic Pope of the Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
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Choose your background and pick your characters to make a scene then gently shake your device or tap the snowflake to see the snow fall beautifully around the snow globe.
With charming illustrations by Kristyna Litten and Ginny Walker’s enchanting soundtrack, Snow Globe: A Christmas Treat will really put you and your little ones in a Christmassy mood!
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