Monday, October 21, 2013

Turkmenistan | Merv | Mausoleum of Hamadani

In an earlier post I mentioned Ghujdawani (d.1179), the first of the Seven Khwajagan of the Bukhara Oasis. Al-Ghujdawani’s teacher was Abu Ya`qub Yusuf ibn Ayyab ibn Yusuf ibn al-Husayn al-Hamadani (to give his full name). Yusuf al-Hamadani was born in 1062 in a village near the city of Hamadan in what was then Khorasan, now Iran. At the age of eighteen he moved to Baghdad where he quickly attained the reputation as one of the leading scholars of his time . . . For more see Seven Saints of Bukhara: The Khwajagan, or Masters of Wisdom.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Solar System | Earth | Astroid

Mark your calendars: On August 26, 2032 a Astroid Over 1300 Feet In Diameter could slam into Planet Earth! 
The Head Of NASA revealed that the best way to handle a large asteroid heading for Earth . . . is to PRAY. Charles Bolden told Congress that prayer was all the experts or anyone else could currently do about asteroids that may be on a collision course with the planet.
NASA Head Charles F. Bolden: “Pray, People, Pray.”
London and Las Vegas bookies are giving 63,000 to One Odds of the astroid hitting Earth, which is about the same odds as the Pittsburgh Steelers winning the Super Bowl. To put this into perspective, Pint-Sized Bombshell Snooki has 8 to 1 odds of winning the current Dancing With the Stars CompetitionThe astroid, now cruising through the Constellation of Camelopardalis, could make a big splat if it does pound our much-beloved Azure Orb. 
Think of it as another reason to sign up for ObamaCare.