Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sharing is Caring

Sharing good thoughts, ideas, tips and useful information is very rewarding.

Sahih Bukhari
Volume 1, Book 3, Number 73 :
Narrated by 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud
The Prophet said, "Do not wish to be like anyone except in two cases. (The first is) A person, whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it righteously; (the second is) the one whom Allah has given wisdom (the Holy Qur'an) and he acts according to it and teaches it to others." (Fateh-al-Bari page 177 Vol. 1)

Six etiquettes of learning
lbn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah  said: 
"There are six stages to knowledge:

First: Asking questions in a good manner.
Second: Remaining quiet and listening attentively.
Third: Understanding well.
Fourth: Memorising.
Fifth: Teaching.

Sixth- and it is its fruit: Acting upon the knowledge and keeping to its limits."

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Deep Ocean and the Huge Ships!


(1) Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of the night and the day; in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind; in the rain which Allah Sends down from the skies, and the life which He gives therewith to an earth that is dead; in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth; in the change of the winds, and the clouds which they Trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth;- (Here) indeed are Signs for a people that are wise. 

(  سورة البقرة  , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #164)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Important Guest

Some important guest is coming to my home. I am going to prepare for him. I have to clean up my house. I have to do de junking. I have to plan my days which will be spent with my beloved guest. I have to prepare myself mentally and physically to welcome my guest in the best possible manner. My guest is very generous. He showers me with numerous gifts. I won’t feel like accepting all those beautiful gifts if I do not take care of my guest properly and present to him all that he likes. He is coming after a long time. I must take extra care to welcome and serve my guest. You know who he is. This very important guest of mine is the Month of Ramadan. It is coming after a long one year. It brings all the Blessings of Allah.
 It brings the gifts of Forgiveness and Mercy. It showers us with numerous amounts of opportunities to do good. It promises to leave us in a better state spiritually and physically state. We become enriched with Iman, refreshed with the spirit of doing charity, good deeds, sincere worship and focusing on beautifying ourselves with the fear of Allah. It leaves us with renewed Faith and hence a Hope of attaining the Final Abode in Paradise. With so much and more in store with the coming of this blessed guest we must be more than ready to welcome it wholeheartedly. We must leave all other distractions to spend the counted number of days with this special guest. We must give it the purity of attention and enjoy the gifts that it holds for us. We must make sure that we are not among those who find this month yet spend it like their routine lives.

Kaab Ibn Ujrah (RA) relates that Muhammed (SAW) said come near to the pulpit and we came near the pulpit. When He (SAW) climbed the first step of the pulpit, He (SAW) said "Aameen", When He (SAW) ascended the second step, He (SAW) said "Aameen", When He (SAW) climbed the third step, He (SAW) said "Aameen" When He (SAW) came down, We said "O Rasool of Allah (SAW), we have heard from you today something which we never heard before" He (SAW) said When I climbed the first step, the angel Jibraeel (A.S.) appeared before me and said
"Destruction to him who found the blessed month of Ramdhan and let it pass by without gaining forgiveness"
upon that I said 'Aameen'. When I climbed the second step, he said,
"Destruction to him before whom thy name is taken and then he does not make Dua for Allah's blessing on me (by saying, for example SAW)."
I replied 'Aameen'. When I climbed the third step, he said
"Destruction unto him in whose lifetime his parents or either one of them reaches old age, and (through failure to serve them) he is not allowed to enter Jannah".

I said 'Aameen'. (Hakim, Baihaqi)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

You Are the World to Me!

By Uma Mahesh

I love you
And you adore me
I show anger to you
And you smile at me.

I learn from you 
And you teach me.
I commit mistakes 
And you forgive me.

I am an enemy to you
And you are a friend to me.
I have a mind of doubts 
And you are straight and clear with me.

I fell for the character and dignity in you
And you chose the beauty in me.
I am the source of energy to you
And you give courage and strength to me.

I cause pain to you
And you share happiness with me.
I am the shadow for you
And you are the light for me.

I have a heart full of roses, red and bright for you
And your love is filled with lilies pure and white for me. 
I am harsh with you
And you are soft and calm with me.

I saw the honest man in you
And you searched for love and sincerity in me.
I am lucky to have you 
And you are happy to have me.

I am the life for you 
And You are the World to Me!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

'God Particle'

'God Particle': Six big consequences of the Higgs boson discovery
'God Particle': Physicists announced Thursday that they have confirmed the existence of the so-called God Particle – a term disliked by physicists and theologians alike. Here are six of the biggest consequences of this discovery.
Physicists announced today (March 14) that a particle discovered at the world's largest atom smasher last year is a Higgs boson, a long-sought particle thought to explain how other particles get their mass.
Discovered at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), where protons zip at near light-speed around a 17-mile-long (27 kilometers) underground ring beneath Switzerlandand France, the Higgs boson particle is the last undiscovered piece of the puzzle predicted by the Standard Model, the reigning theory of particle physics.
Confirming a Higgs boson, physicists say, will have wide-reaching implications. Here are six of the biggest consequences:
1. The origin of mass
The Higgs boson has long been thought the key to resolving the mystery of the origin of mass. The Higgs boson is associated with a field, called the Higgs field, theorized to pervade the universe. As other particles travel though this field, they acquire mass much as swimmers moving through a pool get wet, the thinking goes.
"The Higgs mechanism is the thing that allows us to understand how the particles acquire mass," said Joao Guimaraes da Costa, a physicist at Harvard Universitywho is the Standard Model Convener at the LHC's ATLAS experiment, last year when the discovery was announced. "If there was no such mechanism, then everything would be massless."
Confirming the particle is a Higgs would also confirm that the Higgs mechanism for particles to acquire mass is correct. "This discovery bears on the knowledge of how mass comes about at the quantum level, and is the reason we built the LHC. It is an unparalleled achievement," Caltechprofessor of physics Maria Spiropulu, co-leader of the CMS experiment, said in a statement last year. [Gallery: Search for the Higgs Boson]
And, it may offer clues to the next mystery down the line, which is why individual particles have the masses that they do. "That could be part of a much larger theory," said Harvard University particle physicist Lisa Randall. "Knowing what the Higgs boson is, is the first step of knowing a little more about what that theory could be. It's connected."
2. The Standard Model
The Standard Model is the reigning theory of particle physics that describes the universe's very small constituents. Every particle predicted by the Standard Model has been discovered — except one: the Higgs boson.
"It's the missing piece in the Standard Model," Jonas Strandberg, a researcher at CERN working on the ATLAS experiment, said last year of the particle announcement. "So it would definitely be a confirmation that the theories we have now are right."
So far, the Higgs boson seems to match up with predictions made by the Standard Model. Even so, the Standard Model itself isn't thought to be complete. It doesn't encompass gravity, for example, and leaves out the dark matter thought to make up 98 percent of all matter in the universe. [6 Weird Facts About Gravity]
"Clear evidence that the new particle is the Standard Model Higgs boson still would not complete our understanding of the universe," Patty McBride, head of the CMS Center at Fermilab, said today (March 14) in a statement. "We still wouldn't understand why gravity is so weak and we would have the mysteries of dark matter to confront. But it is satisfying to come a step closer to validating a 48-year-old theory."
3. The electroweak force
The confirmation of the Higgs also helps to explain how two of the fundamental forces of the universe — the electromagnetic force that governs interactions between charged particles, and the weak force that's responsible for radioactive decay — can be unified. [9 Unsolved Physics Mysteries]
Every force in nature is associated with a particle. The particle tied to electromagnetism is the photon, a tiny, massless particle. The weak force is associated with particles called the W and Z bosons, which are very massive.
The Higgs mechanism is thought to be responsible for this.
"If you introduce the Higgs field, the W and Z bosons mix with the field, and through this mixing they acquire mass," Strandberg said. "This explains why the W and Z bosons have mass, and also unifies the electromagnetic and weak forces into the electroweak force."
Though other evidence has helped buffer the union of these two forces, the Higgs discovery may seal the deal.
4. Supersymmetry
The theory supersymmetry is also affected by the Higgs discovery. This idea posits that every known particle has a "superpartner" particle with slightly different characteristics.
Supersymmetry is attractive because it could help unify some of the other forces of nature, and even offers a candidate for the particle that makes up dark matter. So far, though, scientists have found indications of only a Standard Model Higgs boson, without any strong hints of supersymmetric particles.

According to The Holy Quran
When the sun is wrapped up [in darkness] Surah at Takwir

A verse in the Qur'an that says what means,
*{And of everything We have created pairs, that you may remember (the Grace of Allah).}* (Adh-Dhariyat 51:49)

This Qur'anic verse outlines the fact that all creatures, whether living beings or solid matter, are created in pairs. This means that this phenomenon does not only apply to animals and plants. Also, the verse does not refer exclusively to pairs of sexes or to sexual reproduction alone; rather, it is much more general. It refers to everything that was created.
Amazingly, the outstanding truth and generality of this and similar verses came to be gradually realized, and more so recently, during 14 centuries since the Quran was first revealed in a primitive world. It is now even suggested that celestial bodies dispersed in the infinite cosmos have their invisible counterpart termed "Black Holes." These Black Holes are thought to be the negative form of matter in universe.

5. Validation of LHC
The Large Hadron Collider is the world's largest particle accelerator. It was built for around $10 billion by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to probe higher energies than had ever been reached on Earth. Finding the Higgs boson was touted as one of the machine's biggest goals.
The newly announced finding offers major validation for the LHC and for the scientists who've worked on the search for many years.
"This discovery bears on the knowledge of how mass comes about at the quantum level, and is the reason we built the LHC. It is an unparalleled achievement," Spiropulu said in a statement last year. "More than a generation of scientists has been waiting for this very moment and particle physicists, engineers, and technicians in universities and laboratories around the globe have been working for many decades to arrive at this crucial fork. This is the pivotal moment for us to pause and reflect on the gravity of the discovery, as well as a moment of tremendous intensity to continue the data collection and analyses."
The discovery of the Higgs also has major implications for scientist Peter Higgs and his colleagues who first proposed the Higgs mechanism in 1964. The finding also shines a symbolic light on the boson's namesake, the late Indian physicist and mathematician Satyendranath Bose, who along with Albert Einstein, helped to define bosons. A class of elementary particles, bosons (which include gluons and gravitons) mediate interactions between fermions (including quarks, electrons and neutrinos), the other group of fundamental building blocks of the universe.
6. Is the universe doomed?
The Higgs boson discovery opens the door to new calculations that weren't previously possible, scientists say, including one that suggests the universe is in for a cataclysm billions of years from now.
The mass of the Higgs boson is a critical part of a calculation that portends the future of space and time. At around 126 times the mass of the proton, the Higgs is just about what would be needed to create a fundamentally unstable universe that would lead to a cataclysm billions of years from now.
"This calculation tells you that many tens of billions of years from now there'll be a catastrophe," Joseph Lykken, a theoretical physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill., said last month at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
According to The Holy Quran


When the Sky is cleft asunder;
When the Stars are scattered;

Doom and gloom
It seems to be a perfect storm to spell a dismal end to our universe in many billions of years. But don't worry too much.
"Other things, like the sun turning into a red giant, will happen before this happens,"
According to The Holy Quran
فَإِذَا انشَقَّتِ السَّمَاءُ فَكَانَتْ وَرْدَةً كَالدِّهَانِ
Suran Ar Rahman
And when the heaven splitteth asunder and becometh rosy like red hide 

"It may be the universe we live in is inherently unstable, and at some point billions of years from now it's all going to get wiped out," added Lykken, a collaborator on the CMS experiment.

The Return Journey

Yesterday I was invited at a friend’s place to a dars (a talk that involves remembering Allah and giving good advice to the audience). H...