Friday, March 07, 2014

10 Things That Every Brand New Creator of Science Fiction Should Know

http://io9.com/10-things-that-every-brand-new-creator-of-science-ficti-1537923613

Being a science fiction creator is the most amazing adventure — you get to invent whole new worlds, brand new futures, and fantastic technologies, and you get to tell the most incredible stories about them. But it's also a tough and heartbreaking career path, whether you're in books, comics, movies or television. Here are 10 things that every brand new science fiction creator ought to know at the start.



http://io9.com/10-things-that-every-brand-new-creator-of-science-ficti-1537923613

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Islamic Science Fiction

https://www.goodreads.com/genres/islamic-science-fiction
https://www.goodreads.com/genres/islamic-science-fiction
Islamic SF would be any science fiction story that is positively informed by Islamic beliefs and practices. A partial list of what is considered as Islamic SF would include any SF story that: - strives to state the existence of the One God. - deals in a positive way with any aspect of Islamic practices. - features a Muslim as one of its main characters and if the actions of this Muslim in the story reflect Islamic values. - takes on one or more Islamic teachings in a positive way.


https://www.goodreads.com/genres/islamic-science-fiction

Friday, February 14, 2014

Can My Robot Do Hajj For Me?

Can My Robot Do Hajj For Me?


http://www.theislamicmonthly.com/can-my-robot-do-hajj-for-me/

for the past few years, I’ve worked as the Chief Technical Officer of one of the world’s largest consulting firms, where my job is to learn of the latest technologies on the market and figure out the most interesting and useful ways to deploy it for businesses.   With an international work force of sixty thousand employees in thirty-six countries, I’ve had to travel for the majority of my time to keep up with my employees and introduce them to these technologies that will make our company, and that of our clients, run more efficiently.
Last week, I found myself booked for two critically important meetings on the same day in two different cities, halfway around the world from each other: one in Boston where I am based and the second in Bangalore, India, where we employee close to three thousand. The meeting in Bangalore was to formally launch our new innovation center with key leadership members of our firm in the region.  I did attend the Bangalore meeting, and started my talk by greeting every person there, face to face, then walked them around the facility room-by-room while demonstrating the most cutting edge of technologies installed in the center including video screens for teleconferencing, and the latest in 3D printers.  The meeting was a huge success.
clink link for the rest of the story
http://www.theislamicmonthly.com/can-my-robot-do-hajj-for-me/

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Science Has Built Luke Skywalker's Robotic Hand

http://gizmodo.com/science-has-built-luke-skywalkers-robotic-hand-touch-514136302




Amputees may one day regain actual feeling thanks to Darpa and researchers at Case Western University who have created what we thought was once only possible in science fiction. As a part of DARPA's Reliable Neural-Interface Technology (RE-NET) program, CWRU's flat interface nerve electrode (FINE) system has demonstrated that it can provide enough sensation to each individual finger to give amputees the ability to feel their way around, just like Luke Skywalker.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Alif the unseen book review

ALIF THE UNSEEN by G.Willow Wilson In an unnamed emirate a young hacker takes on a corrupt government. Mix in Jinn and a love story and we have a fantastic book. Highly recommend this.

Monday, June 03, 2013

virtual sin

So if my character in World of WARCRAFT eats pork have I commuted a sin?

Friday, May 24, 2013

Book Review

The Mirage
By Matt Ruff

Set in an alternate universe during the summer of 2009, Arab Homeland Security agent Mustafa al Baghdadi is plunged into an international conspiracy involving Saddam Hussein a gangster who is the head of the Iraqi Mafia; Osama Bin Laden who heads Al-qaeda an elite security agency, and the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee when a captured suicide bomber claims that the world in which they live is a mirage. 

A great fun read.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day


 The Prophet Muhammad said, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him: Your Heaven lies under the feet of your mother (Ahmad, Nasai).

 A man came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of God! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The Prophet said: Your mother. The man said, ‘Then who?' The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man further asked, ‘Then who?' The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man asked again, ‘Then who?' The Prophet said: Then your father. (Bukhari, Muslim).

 Abu Usaid Saidi said: We were once sitting with Rasulullah when a man from the tribe of Salmah came and said to him: O Messenger of Allah! do my parents have rights over me even after they have died? And Rasulullah said: Yes. You must pray to Allah to bless them with His Forgiveness and Mercy, fulfill the promises they made to anyone, and respect their relations and their friends (Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah).

 It is narrated by Asma bint Abu Bakr that during the treaty of Hudaibiyah, her mother, who was then pagan, came to see her from Makkah. Asma informed the Messenger of Allah of her arrival and also that she needed help. He said: Be good to your mother (Bukhari, Muslim).

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Bismi Allah Al Rahman Al Raheem

Bismi Allah Al Rahman Al Raheem Ya Al-Hamid bi Haqq Muhammad [s], Ya Al-Ala bi Haqq Ali [s], Ya Al Khaliq bi Haqq Fatima Zahra [as], Ya Al Rahman bi Haqq Imam Hasan, Ya al Raheem bi Haqq Imam Hussein [as].

Monday, April 22, 2013

Vladimir Putin Says Manned Russian Spaceport Launch in 2018


The more countries get involved in space exploration, the better! Russia was there at the beginning when they launched the first man into space, Yuri Gagarin, in 1961. Now Russian President Vladimir Putin has told astronauts on the International Space Station that the first manned spaceflight launch from Russia’s new Vostochny Cosmodrome spaceport  will take place sometime in 2018.
According to Reuters, the Vostochny Cosmodrome will help the Russians get back to being a pioneer in space exploration, with planned missions to the moon and deep space. The spaceport will be available to Russia’s International Space Station partner nations in Europe and North America, but Putin hopes that the Cosmodrome will help Russia catch up to the other major space exploration players. Putin says:


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The C.S.S Fodhil al-Warthilani


The C.S.S Fodhil al-Warthilani

The C.S.S Fodhil al-Warthilani is an exploration class star ship. It is equipped with it it's own worm drive. It carries four type 7-G heavy shuttles and two type 3-F light shuttles. It has two rail guns and six missile tubes for ships defense.

The medical bay has eight burn beds and fortytwo Meditech beds, as well as an isolation ward with 8 Meditech beds. They have top notch science labs, Chemistry, xeno-biology, xeno-botany, geology and physics. Six large repair bays allow for the repair and manufacture of any and all needed equipment. The 

C.S.S Fodhil al-Warthilani   
Length of 645 meters and a  displacements of over 200,000 long 
tons. The ships' companies can number up to 3,200. The C.S.S 
Fodhil al-Warthilani was built at the Parameswara ship yards in the 
New Malaysia star system.  The C.S.S Fodhil al-Warthilani was 
built for the purpose of exploration.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hadith

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The first of those who will enter Paradise are the people who do acts of kindness." (Fiqh-us-Sunnah)

Quran, 90:12-17

"What will explain to you the path that is steep? It is the freeing of a (slave) from bondage, or the giving of food in a day of famine to an orphan relative or to a needy (stranger) in distress, and to be of those who believe, enjoin patience (in adversity) and encourage deeds of kindness and compassion." Quran, 90:12-17

Friday, April 12, 2013

Yuri Gagarin: First Man in Space

Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space on April 12, 1961April 12 was already a huge day in space history twenty years before the launch of the first shuttle mission. On that day in 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (left, on the way to the launch pad) became the first human in space, making a 108-minute orbital flight in his Vostok 1 spacecraft. Newspapers like The Huntsville Times (right) trumpeted Gagarin's accomplishment. 


http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/sts1/gagarin_anniversary.html

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hadith

Hadith of the Day: Moderation in All Things
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once asked a companion: "(Is it true) that you fast all day and stand in prayer all night?" The companion replied that the report was indeed true. The Prophet then said: "Do not do that! Observe the fast sometimes and also leave (it) at other times; stand up for prayer at night and also sleep at night. Your body has a right over you, your eyes have a right over you and your wife has a right over you." Sahih Al-Bukhari

Sunday, April 07, 2013

The C.S.S Fodhil al-Warthilani

                                                     
The C.S.S Fodhil al-Warthilani   
Length of 645 meters and a  displacements of over 200,000 long tons. The ships' companies can number up to 3,200.



  The C.S.S Fodhil al-Warthilani was built at the Parameswara ship yards in the New Malaysia star system.
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   The C.S.S Fodhil al-Warthilani was built for the purpose of exploration.


Friday, March 29, 2013

Hadith

"Are there rewards for doing good to quadrupeds, and givng them water to drink?" Muhammad said, "Verily there are heavenly rewards for any act of kindness to a live animal."

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ibn-ul-Qayyim

O people who take pleasure in a life that will vanish, falling in love with a fading shadow is sheer stupidity.

Ibn-ul-Qayyim

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New Numidia Isle of Tamazight

The Following pictures were taken by the first science survey of the planet New Numidia of the isle of Tamazight. The Isla of Tamazight is 843,530 Sq. km, the tallest mountain is Mt. Taqbaylit with an elevation of 4,295 m. The largest river system is the Kabyle with a length of 1,343 km.
 
 
 The Isla of Tamazight has over 700 large species of fungi identified, The Southern part of the Isle has large fungi forests.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Numidia Narurouch (zoology)


The following pencil drawings were done by Dr. Ibn al-Jazzar Phd. ( Phd.s in Xenobiology and Biochemistry) the second in command of the science team of the C.S.S Fodhil al-Warthilani , during the first planetary survey of New Numidia prime.
 
 
The Naurouch stands on legs that are 10 meters tall. It is a herbivore that lives  solitarly or in mated pairs. It has a life span of 130 standard years. The females lay 20-30 eggs most of which never make it to adulthood. It takes 20 years to reach full size.It lives in the forests in the northern climes of New Numidia