Age of Universe in Quran. Moslems believe that Paradise and Hell are both much bigger and much more massive than Earth (but still much smaller than God's Throne).
The theory of general relativity says that time passes slower near an object more massive than Earth (clocks run slower in stronger gravitational fields). So according to general relativity, time should pass in Paradise/Hell much slower than on Earth. Age of Universe in Quran. Meet the man saving Yazidi slaves from ISIS. Watch Arwa Damon's documentary, "ISIS in Iraq," this weekend on CNNI at 01.30 ET and 14.30 ET Saturday, and 08.30 ET Sunday.
She is said to be beautiful, hardworking, and a virgin. She's also just 11 years old. This advertisement -- a screengrab from an online marketplace used by ISIS fighters to barter for sex slaves -- is one of many Abdullah Shrem keeps in his phone. Each offers vital clues -- photographs, locations -- that he hopes will help him save Yazidi girls and young women like this girl from the militants holding them captive. Shrem was a successful businessman with trade connections to Aleppo in Syria when ISIS came and kidnapped more than 50 members of his family from Iraq's Sinjar province, a handful of the thousands of Yazidis seized there in 2014. Tens of thousands of Yazidis fled their homes and clambered up Mount Sinjar in an attempt to escape the fighters; hundreds were massacred, while thousands of women and girls were abducted and sold into slavery. Sold into sex slavery. Honey Bees in Quran. Worker bees are all females.
The worker bees, those who gather pollen and make the honey, are actually all females. The male bees do not make honey. This was only known recently. However 1400 years ago the Quran refers to bees that generate the honey as females (the Arabic grammar is in the female mode): [Quran 16.68-69] And your Lord (Allah) revealed to the bees: Build your hives in mountains, trees and in what people build. For the word "eat": "Kuli" is for females; "Kul" is for males. How could an illiterate man who lived 1400 years ago have known that those honey making bees are females? (Contrary to reality, the Christian Bible claims that there are four legged insects Leviticus 11:20.
Who are the Shia Ismaili Muslims: A Primer with Visual Charts. In response to recent media coverage and reporting on the Ismaili Muslims and their Imam, His Highness Aga Khan IV – which has been fraught with errors, superficiality and misinformation – Ismaili Gnosis presents the following primer on the Shia Ismaili Muslims.
We encourage our readers to share this article widely. I have the great privilege of representing the Ismaili Imamat — this institution which has stretched beyond borders for more than 1400 years and which defines itself and is recognised by an increasingly large number of states, as the succession of Shia Imami Ismaili Imams….The Ismaili Imamat is a supra-national entity, representing the succession of Imams since the time of the Prophet[…] today the Ismailis are the only Shia community who, throughout history, have been led by a living, hereditary Imam in direct descent from the Prophet. The role of the Ismaili Imam is a spiritual one; his authority is that of religious interpretation.
It is not a political role. Open letter from muslim scholars to Isis.pdf. Islamic schools and branches. Major schools and branches of Islam. This article summarizes the different branches and Schools of jurisprudence in Islam.
While all branches recognize the Qur'an, they differ in which other authorities they acknowledge. This article also summarizes Islamism – the view that Islam is also a political system – and Liberal movements within Islam based on Ijtihad or interpretation of the scriptures. Sunni Islam Main article: Sunni Islam.
Islamic Sects, Schools, Branches & Movements. Sunni?
Shia? News & Analysis. The Sunni-Shiite Divide Explained With Extremely Useful Maps And Timelines. “If we want to understand the Middle East, if we want to understand why conflicts are happening the way they are, and how these conflicts may be resolved, we cannot take our eyes of the Shiite-Sunni conflict, says Vali R.
Nasr, Dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in a video from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Www.bayyinah.tv/sp/9942-bayyinah-tv# Understand Quran Academy. Geography and cartography in medieval Islam. The world map of Al-Idrisi (12th century).
Note that South is to the top. Al-Masudi's atlas of the world. This map of the Indian Ocean and the ChinaSea was engraved in 1728 by the Hungarian-born Ottoman cartographer and publisher Ibrahim Müteferrika; it is one of a series that illustrated Katip Çelebi’s Cihannuma (Universal Geography), the first printed book of maps and drawings to appear in the Islamic world. Muslim geography was based on Hellenistic geography and reached its apex with Muhammad al-Idrisi in the 12th century. After its beginnings in the 8th century based on Hellenistic geography, Islamic geography was patronized by the Abbasid caliphs of Baghdad. See also Notes and references Notes. The Institute For Figuring // MAKING SPACE at the Institute For Figuring in Los Angeles.
Exhibitions UPCOMING:making space @ Google Venice Offices, Los Angeles October – December, 2013 CURRENT: Science + Art Residency: Being Formed @ Institute For Figuring, Los Angeles July – December, 2013 An Alternative Guide to the Universe @ Hayward Gallery, London June 11 – August 26, 2013 Out of Fashion @ GL Holtegaard Museum, Copenhagen April 2013 – Jan 2014 PAST: making space @ Institute For Figuring, Los Angeles December 15, 2012 – June 29, 2013 Physics on the Fringe@ Institute For Figuring, Los Angeles April 14 – November 10, 2012 Mosely Snowflake Sponge Exhibition @ The USC Libraries September 20, 2012 – January 30, 2013 Midden Project @ The New Children's Museum, San Diego, CA October 15, 2011 –September 15, 2013.
Ten-Pointed Star Tessellation. The geometric skill of the artists and designers of the Medieval Islamic world is universally recognized.
The Arab scholars who rescued Greek and Roman mathematical learning from oblivion made possible a blending of aesthetic and mathematical sensibilities that led to artisitic achievements of marvelous skill and beauty. The average person who visits the an Islamic monument will be dazzled by the beauty and intricacy of the patterns executed in mosaic tiles and carved plaster. But a person with a mathematical bent will also be delighted by the geometric sophistication of the decoration. For example, repeating patterns can be analyzed by types of symmetry. Mathematicians have identified 17 distinct types of "plane symmetry groups", also called "wallpaper groups" Wikipedia article.
Serving the Guest: A Sufi Cookbook & Art Gallery. Zakariya Calligraphy. Basic Reference Tools - Guide to Research in Islamic Art and Architecture. Islamic Art. The Rain Prayer: Did it Really work ? Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. Science and Islam, Jim Al-Khalili - BBC Documentary. Talk:Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi. Untitled Ash'ari. Ash'arism or Ashʿari theology (Arabic الأشعرية al-Asha`riyya or الأشاعرة al-Ashā`irah) is an early theological school of Islam (Sunni in particular) founded by Imam Abu al-Hasan al-Ash'ari (d. 324 AH / 936 AD). The disciples of the school are known as Ash'arites, and the school is also referred to as the Ash'arite school.
Some people mistakenly relate Ash'arism to Sufism, while they have different meanings. The school arose mainly as a response to the Mu'tazila school of thought and some of their beliefs which to Sunnis seemed strange and against previously held opinions. For example, the Mu'tazila believed the Quran to be created, whereas Sunnis generally held it be eternal alongside God. On the other hand, this new movement made a big shift for Islam. This new school became a base in educating Islam as a religion, as it depends on rationalism in understanding Islam from Quran and Hadith.
Overview The Asharite view holds that: Abu al-Hasan al-Ash'ari 6 Great Converts To Islam. Breaking down the Tehreek-e-Taliban - Features. Pakistan jets attack rebel border bases#link# votes on second biggest polling day #link# backs Japan in islands row with China#link# Council must act on Syria: UN chief#link# Russia failing to abide by Ukraine deal#link# asks Muslim women to help curb Syria trips#link# frees Japanese cargo ship in $28m deal#link# tells Ukraine to pull back troops#link# and France press UN for S Sudan sanctions#link# court rejects death row inmates' claims#link# to stop citizens joining Syria war#link# seeks to reassure partners on Asia trip#link# kills police general in Cairo#link# factions to form unity government#link# lays charges in Syria smuggling scheme#link#
3 censored TED talks they do not want you to see. 1. Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness Read Hancock’s TED Talk, “The War on Consciousness”, was deliberately removed from YouTube: “Graham Hancock’s talk, again, shares a compelling and unorthodox worldview, but one that strays well beyond the realm of reasonable science. How Does An Islamist Extremist Change His Mind? Ghamidi- To Non-Muslims- Daawah or Curse? Ghamidi - Hell for all Non-Muslims? Heaven for all Muslims? Javed Ahmed Ghamidi aur Inkar e Hadees [Exclusive Interview] Imam al-Bukhari and the Science of Hadith. Ottoman Empire. Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi. Ahmed Raza Khan Fazil-e-Barelvi (Urdu: احمد رضاخان, Hindi: अहमद रज़ा खान, 1856–1921 CE or 10/10/1272__25/02/1340 AH, born & died Bareilly, UP), popularly known as Aala Hazrat, was a Hanafi Sunni who founded the Barelvi movement of South Asia. Raza Khan wrote on numerous topics, including law, religion, philosophy and the sciences.
He was a prolific writer, producing nearly 1,000 works in his lifetime. Early life His father was Naqi Ali Khan, his grand father was Raza Ali Khan and his great-grandfather Shah Kazim Ali Khan was a noted Sunni scholar. Anthony de Mello - Awareness pt.1 on waking up. Ibn al-Haytham – The First Scientist. When learning about the Muslim scholars of the past, it is easy to be amazed by their brilliance, accomplishments, and contributions to the modern world. The Crusades Part 3: Liberation. Javed Ahmad Ghamidi. Islam. Law.
Human Experience. Places. 1 page defintions. Movements.