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At times of distress who do you call upon?

A collection of warm and heart-melting supplications have be compiled together by Muslimology in a worthwhile project called Prayers of happiness. This includes a beautifully produced pamphlet and audio versions of ten supplications for your daily life.

Dont be sad blog has a PDF version available, however, you are strongly encouraged to download the full version (pamphlet + audio) and participate in the download campaign.

Photo courtesy of klukey

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st-george.jpgIt is one of those strange ironies that the patron Saint of England is half Turkish and half Palestinian. That he has become an emblem of the English nation despite his “foreign blood” is deeply symbolic given current debates on belonging. In this special feature on St. George, emel looks at the man, what he means to people here and abroad, and why he is the perfect patron for Britain today. (more…)

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Following the nightingale’s song last post, the Fill the world with birdsong series continues with- Do you speak nightingale?

If you ever wondered what your blog title, your name or anything else interesting sounded like if a nightingale sung it for you, then don’t look any further. Nightingale-song allows you to type a short phrase and convert this to birdsong. So, to all those reading this, please do try it out and post the audio file at your blog…

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“Fill the world with birdsong.”

Further information about how to post an audio file is available for WordPress and Blogger. One thing that you need is somewhere to host the file, try MediaMax.

Fill the world with birdsong.

Birdsong introduction

Birdsong (1) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong (2) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (3) Quiz | Answer ||Birdsong (4) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (5) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong (6) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (7) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong Finale: Nightingale

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The beautiful song of a nightingale.

Photo courtesy of insecta62

Reinsamba at the Freesound project

The last in the series of the Fill the birdsong posts- the song of a nightingale. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful birdsong. Having never head this song before I was awestruck by this 2 minute excerpt from the original recording which can downloaded from the link below the player.

Take 2 minutes to pause and listen. Do you think the nightingale lives up to its reputation?

Fill the world with birdsong.

Birdsong introduction

Birdsong (1) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong (2) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (3) Quiz | Answer ||Birdsong (4) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (5) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong (6) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (7) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong Finale: Nightingale

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Photo courtesy of ehoyer

© BBC R4

The small bird that has the loudest song of any British bird and sings all year around is the…wren.

Unfortunately nobody was able to give the correct answer, although a special mention go to Maryam for taking the time to participate. The audio clip provides a little more information.

Quiz Part 8 (the final part) will be posted shortly- please spread the word and do join in.

Fill the world with birdsong.

Birdsong introduction

Birdsong (1) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong (2) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (3) Quiz | Answer ||Birdsong (4) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (5) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong (6) Quiz | Answer

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Can you recognise the birdsong?

© BBC R4

This small bird has the loudest song of any British bird and sings all year around.

Do you know which bird’s song this is? Please post your answers in the comments. Feel free to consult friends, colleagues and share this beautiful birdsong with others. Listen. Share. Smile.

A post with the answer, unscrambled photograph and more birdsong will follow.

Fill the world with birdsong.

Birdsong introduction

Birdsong (1) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong (2) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (3) Quiz | Answer ||Birdsong (4) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (5) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong (6) Quiz | Answer

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Song thrush

Photo courtesy of stuart100

© BBC R4

The bird that often repeats its song twice over is the…song thrush.
That’s the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!

Unfortunately nobody was able to give the correct answer, although a special mention go to Brad Beaman and mummyjaan for taking the time to participate. The audio clip provides a little more information.

Quiz Part 7 (the penultimate part, dare I say) will be posted shortly- please spread the word and do join in.

Fill the world with birdsong.

Birdsong introduction

Birdsong (1) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong (2) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (3) Quiz | Answer ||Birdsong (4) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (5) Quiz | Answer

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