Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hadith

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

The search of knowledge is an obligation laid on every Muslim.

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

Monday, October 27, 2008

red crow fighters

video

I made this video of red crow fighters attacking a white crow instalation to go with a story i am working on hope that you like it.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

India Moon Launch a success

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India's first moon mission not only makes it a serious player in space exploration but also holds the prospect of a bigger slice of the lucrative satellite launch market, analysts say.
The country staged a flawless launch Wednesday of its first unmanned lunar orbiting spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 -- the Sanskrit word for Moon Craft -- with an Indian-built rocket from its southeastern coast.
"The launch has considerable political significance as it's an assertion of India's credibility in the area of space exploration," said New Delhi-based strategic analyst Uday Bhaskar.
If all goes to plan, the 1.5-tonne satellite should be flying over the pockmarked lunar surface November 11. It's being sent on a two-year mission to map in-depth the moon's topography and its mineral and chemical properties.
The launch, greeted with chest-thumping patriotism, "demonstrated the nation's growing technological potential," said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
India sees the space journey as further boosting its diplomatic weight in the wake of the recent deal on civilian atomic cooperation with the United States that ended its nuclear pariah status.
The main exploration goal of the thrifty lunar mission -- it cost just 79 million dollars, less than half that of similar expeditions by other countries -- is to assess and map lunar mineral resources, Indian officials say.
India aims to launch the first Indian into space by 2014 and maybe to put a man on the moon by 2020.
Indian Space Research Organisation head G. Madhavan Nair has said the current mission will "unravel the mystery of the moon." But some analysts argue that enhanced global status was a far stronger motive.
"It's a moustache kind of thing -- and moustache matters," said Jane's Defence Weekly analyst Rahul Bedi, referring to India's national pride.
Asian nations have recently been at the forefront of space exploration -- a field that was previously dominated by the United States, Russia and the European Space Agency.
China, whose space programme is far more advanced than India's, was the first Asian nation five years ago to put its astronauts into space and last month staged a much publicised space walk.
"They (the Indians) are not going to add very much to what is already known," Bedi said.
But the mission represents "a technological evolution of the whole space programme in India. At the same time, India is very competitive in launching satellites and it further cements that reputation," Bedi said.
Initially set up to carry out scientific research, the space research organisation now also earns money from commercial launches with the global market worth an estimated 2.5 billion dollars a year.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081023/wl_sthasia_afp/indiaspacemoon;_ylt=Ap0mx5N8hu.KbQj9VwYx_zgPLBIF

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hadith

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Al-Zubayr bin al-Awwam

When a person wakes up in the early hours of dawn, an angel proclaims, "Glorify the Lord, Most Holy!"

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Al-Zubayr bin al-Awwam

Friday, October 17, 2008

Hadith

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Wa'silah bin al-Asqa'a

When you see the misfortune of your brother, do not rejoice, for Allah may save him and afflict you with the same misfortune.

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Wa'silah bin al-Asqa'a

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hadith

Narrated Abu Sufyan:

That Heraclius sent for him and said, "What did he, i.e. the Prophet order you?" I replied, "He orders us to offer prayers; to give alms; to be chaste; and to keep good relations with our relatives.

Friday, October 10, 2008

quote

"When I feed the poor, they call me a saint, but when I ask why the poor are hungry, they call me a communist." -- Dom Helder Camara

I just really like that quote.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Hadith

The Prophet Muhammad, as reported by Abd’Allah bin Amr

Worship the Merciful, feed the hungry, and spread peace. You shall then enter Paradise in peace.

The Prophet Muhammad, as reported by Abd’Allah bin Amr

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Jarin Hopper of High Qinghai.


video


The Jarin hopper is a herbivore from High Qinghai is impossible to take by surprise as it sees in all directions.
The fact is that as most of the large life forms on High Qinghai
are legless The Jarin hopper is one of the faster species on the planet. It gets up to 1 meter tall and wieghs about
50 kilograms. while they do travel in groups of 25 to one hundred members while grazing they like to spread out
with about 40 to hundred meters apart. coming together only at night to form a circle around the young.
they live for approximatly 30 years, and bear live young, usually only one but on rare occasions two.
they begin to breed at 5 years of age. They will surround one of their own if it falls down as a Jarin Hopper
on its side must struggle to bring itself upright.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Qushayri al-Risalat al-Qushayriyya

Qushayri, "al-Risalat al-Qushayriyya"

"Should I tether my camel or trust in God alone?" a man asked the Prophet. "First tether your camel, then trust in God," the Prophet replied.

Qushayri al-Risalat al-Qushayriyya