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Documentary: Ebola – Fear, Lies And The Evidence (Video)

info-pictogram1 For full transcript, sources, and additional evidence (that didn’t fit in this video), click here.
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Subhana’llah: Grasshopper (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 Grasshoppers have ears on their bellies. Grasshoppers jump by catapulting themselves into the air. They sometimes “spit” brown liquid to defend themselves.

What are chemtrails?

Source: http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/modern/what-are-chemtrails.htm

By: Jane McGrath

The trail of clouds that billow from anairplane streaking across the sky can be mesmerizing for children and adults alike. Jet engine traffic has become so common that it’s not unusual to see several lingering streaks in the afternoon. And though many consider the streaks beautiful against a bright blue sky, others are alarmed about them. Concerns range from the idea that these streaks could exacerbate global warming to more elaborate theories that the government has secretly been dumping harmful substances on the land.

Before we get into the various theories about the possible harmful effects, let’s discuss the scientific explanation for these streaks. Jet engines spew out very hot air. And, because water vapor is one of the byproducts of the exhaust, the air is also very humid. However, high in the atmosphere where these jets fly, the air is typically very cold — often lower than -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, the atmosphere up there is often of low vapor pressure, or the force exerted by a gas on the surrounding environment.

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When a jet engine is spewing out hot, humid air into an atmosphere that is cold and has low vapor pressure, the result is condensation. The water vapor coming out of the engine quickly condenses into water droplets and then crystallizes into ice. The ice crystals are the clouds that form behind the engine. This is why the streaks are called contrails, short for “condensation trails.” To help explain it, scientists liken it to seeing your breath on cold days. You may have noticed that puffs of breath dissipate quickly on dryer days. The same is true of contrails: When the atmosphere is more humid, the contrails linger, but when the atmosphere is dry, the contrails disappear more quickly.

This explanation makes sense. But, as author and airline pilot Patrick Smith tells readers, the contrails consist of not just ice crystals and water vapor but also other byproducts of engine exhaust. These include carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfate particles and soot

. Some point out that these, in addition to the extra cloud cover, can have negative environmental effects. And conspiracy theorists have nicknamed contrails “chemtrails” under the suspicion that the government is taking advantage of this scientific phenomenon to secretly release other substances into the atmosphere.

Subhana’llah: Tacca Chantrieri (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 Tacca chantrierei is native to tropical regions of Southeast Asia including Thailand, Malaysia, and southern China: particularly Yunnan Province. They are understory plants, so they prefer shade (at least 60%). They grow best in well-drained soil with good air circulation, but they prefer high humidity, and need a lot of water.

Two Palestinians Injured In Jerusalem

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By: Saed Bannoura

Source: http://imemc.org/

The sources said resident Mahmoud Khalil Abu al-Hawa was shot by a rubber-coated metal bullet to the abdomen from a close range, while resident Ali Mahmoud Abu al-Hawa suffered a broken arm after several soldiers assaulted him.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers also fired gas bombs and rounds of live ammunition, while a number of settlement guards also fired rounds of live ammunition into the air.

Clashes have also been reported in the Shu’fat refugee camp, and Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood, in addition to a number of neighborhoods.

In related news, the Jerusalem office of the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said Israel decided to release 46 Jerusalemite Palestinians, among dozens kidnapped in the last two days, under the condition of limiting their movement, and having their families sign affidavits to guarantee their location, and appearance in court when needed.

Subhana’llah: Secretarybird (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 A relative of the hawk, the secretary bird is the only bird of prey who does more walking than flying, up to 20 miles a day. With very large, broad wings, secretary birds are also strong fliers and use thermal air currents to rise and soar. When hunting, they stamp on the ground to flush out small animals, then run in a zigzag pattern, flapping their wings to confuse their prey.

Indian plane dives 1,500m as pilot ‘sleeps’

Civil aviation suspends two pilots after mid-air dive over Turkey as pilot “slept” and co-pilot used computer tablet.

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Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/

India’s civil aviation regulator has ordered Jet Airways to suspend two pilots after a flight to Brussels dived 1,500 metres, forcing air traffic controllers to issue an emergency warning.

The Times of India said the captain was on a scheduled rest break when the plane dropped over Turkey, putting it at an altitude assigned to another aircraft last Friday.

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Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque (IMAGE)

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info-pictogram1The Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, or Iron Mosque is the second principal mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia after Putra Mosque. It is located in Putrajaya’s Precinct 3, opposite the Palace of Justice. Construction began since April 2004 and was fully completed on August 2009. It was officially opened by the 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin on June 11, 2010. The “Iron Mosque” features a district cooling system, and fans or an air conditioning system. The mosque employs “architectural wire mesh” imported from Germany and China, which is also constructed at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid and the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris. The main entrance is strengthened with glass reinforced concrete to increase the integrity of the structure and uses fine glass to create an illusion of a white mosque from afar.

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info-pictogram1 The path towards the mosque crosses a skyway known as the Kiblat Walk which stretches an area of 13,639 m². This skyway contains landscaping adapted from the ancient castles of Alhambra. The interior is decorated with Al-Asmaul-Husna calligraphy of the Thuluth variation. The entrance to the main prayer hall is adorned with verse 80 of Sura Al-Israfrom the Qur’an.

Q&A: What are the 5 best tips for a successful and happy marriage?

Question:

What are the 5 best tips for a successful and happy marriage?

Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

Thank you for your question.

1. Make the Quran and Sunnah your source, foundation, and judge in all of your affairs.
2. Focus on the things you love about your spouse and do not focus on flaws.
3. Healthy communication! Don’t be afraid to healthily voice your concerns to one another.
4. Worship Allah together. A family that prays together stays together because love for Allah unites the hearts.
5. Don’t air your dirty laundry. When you have issues try to resolve internally instead of embarrassing your spouse.

And Allah knows best.

Answered by Shaykh Omar Suleiman
Hadith of the Day Imam
Director – Islamic Learning Foundation