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  1. Bismehe Ta3ala,

    Assalam Alikum Brother.

    Come back to SC, we miss you.

    M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah

  2. Salaam Alaykum,

    Not active really, only visit occasionally when looking for a particular resource. Actually no - thats another individual.

  3. Salam. Brother, are you still active on this site? Can I ask you a question, are you also the same person on the Iran Military forum?

  4. Salaam Alaykum, In a youth group, there was recently a small presentation on the topic on the signs of reappearance of Imam Mahdi (as). The presenter read a series of ahadith on the topic, but the information lacked organization and kinda left the audience with a bit of confusion on the topic. Therefore we are looking for a online lecture on the topic of the signs of the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (as). The audience is a a group of young shia muslims (15-18 yrs old) and there is only time to see a single lecture (not a series of lectures....). Any suggestions? I came across this: but it does not discuss the signs of reappearance and therefore I'm seeking your suggestions. Thanks in advance brothers and sisters!
  5. SA Wow, clearly my online search abilities are not up to par! That was very quick contrary to your username : ) -ali
  6. Salaam Alaykum- I have been asked to provide Sayyad Fadhlallah's instructions on how to perform wudhu - unfortunately I cannot find his instructions online. Does anyone know where I can find his rulings (towzeeh ol masael style) on how to perform wudhu? Thanks!
  7. Salaam Alaykum, It wouldn't be easy and that project was really an example. It would take teamwork; hence I know where to get it now ^_^ . Your right that failure could be demotivating; but its actually a good experience considering most problems aren't setup for success. Of course it depends a lot on how it is managed by the mentor. nada1603, though not everyone is facinated, but wouldn't a good percentage be? At that age one is dying to have a chance to do something cool like building somthing. You'd have to balance technical info appropriately, but you don't want to leave it out all together. I'd imagine a lot of preparation work like writing GUI's or finding programs that the team could use for choosing a wing shape; comparing their lift/drag characteristics, etc... Meaning you'd have to half chew the technical stuff before passing it on. Arman, I'm in the US. Rockets would be an option too, or even RC cars, boats, or maybe a glider would be a nice start. There are a lot of ideas. If this was for a smaller age group; I'd agree that you'd have to be an expert yourself. But for this age you wouldn't need to have full experitese - though you should be capable of finding and using relevant sources of information. After the first contest; both the mentor and the team will be partial experts compared to when they started. Under guidance and using an established design, I've built an RC plane but its yet to leave the ground (due to motor tuning issues - perhaps I should start another discussion on that). Your right on the amount of technical stuff could be time consuming. It all depends on the level of complexity and how to present the information. Its nice to see at least a couple people are out there in the field and thanks for the input. Do feel free to add any other thoughts Khodahafiz
  8. Salaam Alaykum, Thanks for the reminder Arman; though many people would argue with that logic. I'm not sure what to make of the overwhelming (lack) of response - maybe its just the wrong place to ask. In any case here is the gist of the idea: holding contests relating to engineering within our community. Its not new idea, but bringing it home to our community/masjid environment is what makes it cool. For example, setting up a 8 month contest between two teams (maybe one from each of your local mosques to make it more exciting) to design & build an RC plane which can execute a set of maneuvers. The target age group would be 15-20 years, and each team would have a mentor of sorts to lead and guide them forward. This would take considerable time, effort, and perhaps funding (considerable?). The reason I wanted to discuss this idea was whether or not such an effort is anywhere among the many priorities Muslim communities have. I believe it could be, depending on how its executed but I wanted to hear from others. Here's a couple benefits: 1) building teamwork and practical experience designing and building something 2) The opportunity to gain this in a environment that shares your values 3) Keeping youth working hard so they don't have time to waste surfing the web (and writing posts like me) 4) Its Fun! 5) Exploring engineering to see what its about. Its either engineer or doctor, right? Jokes aside, it could hold a lot for a community and especially for the youth. What do you think? Anyone had anything similar at their place? Critical answers would be great, not "oh thats wonderful/terrible idea!" Arman, I'm especially interested in your opinion considering your background. Have you had such an experience? Khodahafiz
  9. Salaam Alaykum, I was interested in finding people who are either studying or working in an engineering field (Mechanical, Aero, Electrical). I know other fields of engineering (like civil, biomedical) exist, but I'd appreciate if we limit the discussion to the previously mentioned fields. If you do, could you say a bit about your self and what you do? I'm curious to know how many exist and in which fields. I'll start with myself - I'm a student studying controls engineering (which usually falls under any of the 3 fields mentioned). I've been focused on my studying but I had some ideas which I wanted to bounce off other people in the field and see what they think. Khodahafiz
  10. Salaam Alaykum, Thanks everyone for the information. I'll be driving there from a distance enshallah - sounds like a cool place to visit. We'll primarily be in the southern half but its possible we head north towards San Francisco on our way out. If I have specific questions when I'm there I'll be sure to ask enshallah. Thanks again everyone Khodahafiz
  11. Salaam Alaykum, I'll be visiting California and have freedom to roam around the state enshallah. Anyone have information on the following: Whale & Dolphin Watching trips great Halal food places & stores (something a iranian would like) Mosques with active events and the day/time of the events Parks & places to visit Other Suggestions...? I'm talking about the current season. Any health would be great - I saw the other thread about San Francisco but wanted to ask about the wider area. Khodahafiz
  12. Salaam Alaykum Everyone, Enshallah within the next couple months we'll be visiting New York City for a couple days. I wanted to ask if anyone else has been out there in the winter months and had any suggestions on places to see, things to do, etc...? What are the major masjids in the New York city area? Any advice on good, clean, safe hotels which are reasonably priced? I herd sometimes its better to get a place a little outside the main city. I'd love to hear your experiences. Also, is it worth renting a car in new york? Meaning, will there be parking available at the locations one visits? :unsure: Thanks! :) Khodahafiz
  13. (bismillah) (salam) This year the msapsg's convetion is in LA California. If anyone is going and wants to help out, let the organizers know here: msapsg volunteer form Khodahafiz
  14. Salaam Alaykum, The "speech" isn't much of a speech, meaning the Farsi doesn't flow. If they really wanted us to make a fair judgment of the content, they would have posted the full speech instead of bits and pieces which can't stand alone, and God knows if such a speech even existed or not. Looking at their front page tells me how much I can trust their intentions. Wikipedia is an open source encyclopedia, meaning hosting this "speech" means nothing from a credibility point of view. I googled parts of the "speech" and found nothing worthy of mention. As previously mentioned, history speaks for itself in this case - don't get caught up in false propaganda. Khodahafiz
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