A Year of Great Writing: The Most-Read Editors’ Picks of 2018

I’m reblog this. As an aspiring writer, it’s good research


Every year, the team of editors behind Discover scours the web to find the most compelling WordPress sites and blog posts to share with you here. We look for diverse and compelling voices that cover a wide range of topics, and it’s always fascinating to see which items resonate the most with readers around the world. This year is no exception.

Here are the 15 most-read Editors’ Picks of the past year, which include web comics and pop-culture criticism, personal essays, and reflections on identity, travel, and mental health. If you’re looking for writing and blogging inspiration for the new year, reading (or revisiting) these posts is a great place to start.

15. The Internet Made Me Hate My Notebook (But I Fixed It. We’re Good Now.)

K.C. Wise?s post at Black. Bunched. Mass. Mom. is nominally about her changing attitude towards her Moleskine notebooks — but it’s also…

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Zakat News: The World Zakat Forum 2018 Resolutions.

The Secretary-General of the World Zakat Forum, Prof. Dr Bambang Sudibyo delivered Melaka Resolution 2018 in front of 300 participants from 28 countries on the last day of the WZF conference in Melaka, Malaysia on Thursday (6 December 2018). As a platform for the global zakat movement, the World Zakat Forum (WZF) has a role to increase the accountability of zakat management and cooperation in an effort to improve people's welfare, including combating poverty....

Zakat News: Zakat Selangor (Malaysia) Gives RM10.1 Million Education Aid.

The Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) (Malaysia) has allocated RM10.1 million (approx. USD 2.41 million) for the schooling and tertiary education aid of children of middle-income households next year. LZS Chief Coordinating Officer said Selangor residents from households with a monthly income of not more than RM3,000 (approx. USD 700) per month can apply for the aid online. The closing date for applications is Jan 31 for tertiary education aid, and Feb 10 for schooling aid, he said, adding that the closing dates may be brought forward if the allocation had been used up earlier....

Zakat News: YEAR END ZAKAT CARNIVAL on 1-2 December 2018 @ Wangsa Maju, Malaysia.

KARNIVAL YEAR END ZAKAT (YEZ). On 1 & 2 December 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) at Usamah Bin Zaid Mosque, Section 2, Wangsa Maju.  Various programs are presented for our spiritual meal. Among them: Omar & Hana Animation Mascot, Soopa Doopa, Colouring Competition, Didi & Friends Animation Mascot, Giant Ballon, Islamic concert, Azan Competition, Grand Dhuha Salah, League of Quran, Academic Forum.

Zakat News: Zakat Help an Imam Get a New Home to Replace the House that Burnt Last August.

After a home occupied 35 years ago caught in a fire in August, Hamdan Bro, 68, and his family's dream of having a new home were finally reached. Hamdan, who is also Imam of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Mosque, received a donation of a house built near the original site of Kampung Perigi Nenas, Pulau Indah located in Selangor (Malaysia), due to the contribution of the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), clubs, relatives and residents that area.

Shared Research Paper: Practice of Da’wah (Marketing) in Zakat in Federal Territory, Malaysia: An Observation.

Throughout the last five years we saw an increase in the collection of zakat in Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan. One way this can be proven is by examine the statistics of collection of zakat in Federal Territory and it is expected the figures will continue to increase in subsequent years. You can get and read the full paper at here....