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Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def – Umi Says (Video)

info-pictogram1 An epic night to say the least. Mos Def back stage with a glint in his eye, seeing so many people from diverse backgrounds coming together on Chicago’s South Side in celebration of humanity and civic action. The event, hosted by the Inner City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), Taking it to the Streets, was held is Marquette Park, a place where Dr. King would talk to the people and was met with racism in the past, now the park is becoming a place where people of all races can come in celebration of diversity and our shared humanity! Amazing! We’ve come a long way but have a long way yet to go.

Mos Def was the highlight of the night and his music brought the crowd together and inspired us all. Thank you, good sir, for respecting the deen and for being a gentleman, an artist, and an activist always!

And thank you IMAN for being a pillar of Chicago’s South Side activist community dedicated to social change in all the right directions. You are all inspirational and I am proud to call you family.

Brother Nouman Ali Khan Explains his Favourite Dua in Quran! (Video)

info-pictogram1 Brother Nouman Ali Speech. Recorded at the Sunday, July 4, 2010 at the MSA National Continental Conference in Chicago, IL.

Our Lord! Bestow on us from our spouses and our offspring who will be the comfort (Literally: the coolness) of our eyes, and make us leaders for the righteous” – Surat Al-Furqān 25:74.

This Week In Civilian Discontent: Protests In The Philippines, Israel, And The US (Video)

info-pictogram1 From clashes across the Philippines to the fight for higher wages in Chicago, AJ+ highlights global acts of civil disobedience that you might have missed this week from locations including Sao Paulo Brazil, and Tel Aviv Israel.

Shadows of Chicago over frozen Lake Michigan, USA (IMAGE)

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LIGHTNING ABOVE LAKE MICHIGAN (IMAGE)

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  • Lightning is a powerful burst of electricity that happens very quickly during a thunderstorm.
  • Lightning is caused by an electrical charge in the atmosphere that is unbalanced.
  • The movement of rain and ice inside a thundercloud creates an electrical charge, with the negative charge (electrons) forming at the bottom of the cloud and the positive charge (protons) forming at the top.

  • Lightning can occur inside clouds, between clouds and from clouds to the ground.

  • Thousands of people are struck by lightning every year.

  • Most lightning occurs over land rather than oceans, with around 70% of it occurring in the Tropics.

  • There are bolts of lightning striking somewhere on Earth every second.

  • Lightning strikes usually last around 1 or 2 microseconds.

  • The average temperature of lightning is around 20000 °C (36000 °F).

  • Astraphobia is the fear of thunder and lightning.