Look What You’ve Built! America’s First Accredited Muslim College (Video)
Now There’s an Academic Address for Islam in America. Together, Let’s Make it Permanent, http://www.zaytuna.edu
The Cure – Blood: a primer (Video)
In this animation, we delve into the different functions and components of blood. Blood is a mixture of various cells suspended in a fluid called plasma. Although fundamentally different in both appearance and function, all blood cells originate from a single type of stem cell in the bone marrow. Red blood cells, or erythrocytes, are made up of little sacs of haemoglobin which are designed to carry oxygen. White blood cells, or leukocytes, are part of our immune system and move in and out of blood vessels searching for any signs of infection or cellular abnormalities. Platelets, or thrombocytes, help repair the blood vessel in the event of an injury by helping the blood to clot.
Did WikiLeaks Warn Us About ISIS? (Video)
WikiLeaks has been around for some time thanks to Julian Assange. In fact, the treasure trove of info we have access to gave us an early look into the workings of IS Group (aka ISIS or ISIL). What other insights could the classified documents have on current news events?
10 Tree Roots Winning Their Battle Against Concrete (IMAGES)
Mankind’s relationship with nature is a difficult one – we must use it, live in harmony with it, protect it and protect ourselves from it. These visually striking images that we collected of tree roots colliding with concrete are beautiful symbolic representations of this complicated relationship.
It’s hard to say what it is exactly about tree roots that capture our imagination, but they have done so for thousands of years. They snake through many world cultures’ folk-tales and legends and take root in our symbolic vocabulary. The slow but sure force with which they crush and overcome concrete (and sometimes even steel) inspires visions of a natural reclamation of the civilized world, and their serpentine forms inspire visions of rivers and lightning.
Whatever these photos make you think of, we hope you love them as much as we do!
Life in Gaza Explained (Video)
Gaza has been described as the world’s largest open air prison. Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip has had catastrophic results for average Palestinians living there. We look at the the unforgiving realities they face everyday.
Humans are like strawberries
We all come from the same seed. We all encounter different things in life, but what sets us apart is our ability to choose how sweet or bitter we become. Strawberries are at the mercy of the person who grows them but people are at the mercy of themselves. We can choose how beautiful or bitter we want to be. Do we want to look big and beautiful on the outside, or do we want to be beautiful on the inside. If we focus on the inside, the eyes of the beholder will eventually find us not for how we look, but our reputation will be enough for them to give us a chance, because we are beautiful inside.
Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect, it just means that you’ve decided to look beyond life & Trust Allah!
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “How wonderful is the situation of the believer, for all his affairs are good. If something good happens to him, he gives thanks for it and that is good for him; if something bad happens to him, he bears it with patience, and that is good for him. This does not apply to anyone but the believer.” (Narrated by Muslim, no. 2999).
American Prisons And Race By The Numbers (Video)
The United States has the largest prison population in the world, and its racial disparities are stark. Take a look at some of the numbers here.