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In the Name of God بسم الله


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  1. @The Green Knight thanks! I appreciate being able to learn from your expertise. I'm also starting a compost pile. Do you have any brief suggestions or links to good reputable instructive websites? I find contradictory information online and don't personally know anyone who composts.
  2. Neither really. I find beauty in all the times of day and night. Plus I have almost no intrinsic awareness of the passage of time. If I'm awake early, it's good. And then sometimes I get wrapped up in something and forget to go to sleep, and that's good too.
  3. I started a little garden. And then I volunteered a portion of our lawn to be used for a charity garden by a local mutual aid organization, and I've been helping with that a little. They plan to grow food and donate it to families in need through existing food distribution networks. I just hope something grows.
  4. In my opinion, depends how recent and if he is still emotionally involved. She doesn't want to be her husband's second choice. But if some time has passed and he isn't thinking about his previous wife anymore, all other things being good, she should consider him. He could have lied. His honesty and openness is a good sign.
  5. @starlight I've got four kids - well, two kids and two teenagers. It's madness here. I've given up on keeping up with school work. I'm barely keeping the house intact.
  6. @Mahdavist do you have a link to these books in electronic format and English translation? (Free or paid)
  7. I experienced this when I was laid off from my job between 2009-13. I've not been comfortable around people outside of my immediate family since then. Unless you're committed to being a recluse, you might want to force yourself to socialize frequently as soon as you are able. I'm pretty happy to be a recluse.
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    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    About to have a second cup of coffee with milk. I don't know why I'm having a hard time walking up today. Ate for supper last night: creamy vegetable soup with buttered naan. It was leftover and delicious.
  9. On a local scale, socialist economy (ignoring the secularism) works within the framework of Islam. I converted to Islam long before I ever read about socialism, but I find much to admire in socialist ideology. I haven't read about Islamic socialism, but some day I'll get around to it. Islam doesn't support or forbid any economic system, but it does obligate the community to care for the poor and infirm. in the United States that would be considered socialist or communist (though it's not).
  10. Astronomers have just discovered a 25 meter asteroid that is expected to come within 0.37 lunar distance of earth on May 29. It being 2020, I wouldn't be surprised if the rock is actually much closer. Could whoever keeps saying "at least it couldn't get any worse" please stop!
  11. And Voyager 1 and 2, and Cassini/Huygens, and Pioneer.... It's about people. They're ok with sending robots anywhere. They doubt that people can survive 7 days radiation exposure inside a ceramic coated tin can.
  12. Hope the second wave causes people to take it seriously. Don't think it will, but hope. Some people won't believe it's real until it affects someone they care about.
  13. Often the telescope or binoculars are helpful for finding the new crescent. If it is visible only with optical aid, it is not accepted by many jurists. Locating the moon with an aid is always accepted if also confirmed by naked eye.
  14. This photo is beautiful to me. Image credit Eid Mubarak.
  15. Nobody talking about superpower. Just knowledge.
  16. I remember back when people had to type actual words to react to a post. Y'all children are too soft. Back in my day we had to scroll through three characters on each number to type on a non-smart phone. Uphill. Both ways. In the snow. With no shoes.
  17. If we do have that, I hope to learn about it in my lifetime. (Except if it would cost me my soul, my family, or my freedom.)
  18. @tdawg626 God "dying" wouldn't be an act of love. It would be abandonment of the Creation, an act of giving up, of quitting. Love doesn't always required death. Sometimes the greatest act of love is to live. Imam Hussein (عليه السلام) is one example. Now read the story of Imam Sajjad (عليه السلام). All of our Imams are perfect examples.
  19. I do not think that is true. I don't think we have the technology right now for long-term crewed missions outside Earth's magnetosphere, including to the Moon or Mars. Short term radiation exposure is a manageable risk.
  20. I don't know first-hand. I'm not old enough to have actually been there. But I have had actual face to face conversations with scientists who worked on the Apollo missions, and I've read a lot of books. I believe that they did. They had the capability at that time. If it turns out to have been fake, that won't change my life either. More mystifying is how the ancestors of Polynesian people navigated the Pacific Ocean in tiny boats using only legends and the stars. I haven't seen a good explanation for that and modern anthropologists haven't been able to replicate their travels.
  21. See? Red! What did I tell you? The so-called moon landings were obviously actually Mars.
  22. They actually filmed and took pictures on Mars, but used filters to make it look like the moon. I've personally talked with people who worked on the Apollo missions. The science and engineering are valid at least. If they faked it, it wasn't because they were incapable of actually doing it.
  23. In any other time, this would have been the biggest news but now everyone is just tired and traumatized and numb.
  24. As for the greatest act of God's love, creation.
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