Archive for December, 2008
Do you know that air is 80% made of a compound called nitrogen?The gas is independently not reactive, so we do not have to worry about chemical reactions occurring in the lungs.
Nitrogen is only reactive when it combines with other substances such as nitrogen dioxide which forms from the combination of nitrogen and nitrogen gas.Nitrous dioxide can be identified as the yellow pollution/ haze seen in large city streets.
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We would like to wish all Muslim readers an Eid Mubarak.Eid Al Adha will be celebrated over the next couple of days by Muslims all over the world.Muslims who follow the Saudi Arabian lunar calendar will celebrate today[December 8 2008] while Muslims who follow their local lunar calendar will celebrate on December 9 2008[tommorow]We hope that all of you have a fantastic Eid filled with happiness, joy , family and faith.
Why We Celebrate Eid-Remembering The True Meaning
Muslims will be celerating Eid in honour of Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his child, Ishamael .His willingness was brought from a dream he had from Allah who ordered im to sacrifice Ismahel in Allah’s name.ProphetIbrahim knew that this was a real order and followed the command.Just when Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son who was more than willing to partake in the process, Allah removed Ismail and replaced it with a sheep.This is why Muslims in Hajj sacrifice a sheep in the name of God every year.We do it to symbolize our love for God .
Overthe proceeding days, Muslims will attend the Mosque to pray special Eid prayers, greet one another and then celebrate the day through festive meals with family and friends.Celebrations can last from one -three days.Gifts will also be exchanged for children and teenagers.Best clothes are worn and greetings occur in the form of” Eid Mubarak”.
This Eid we ae encouraging readers to use the comments area below to wish each other Eid Mubarak and discuss this joyous occasion.Other Islamic orientated topics canbe discussed as well.
Non Muslims are invited to use this oportunity to learn more about Eid as well.
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Eid Mubarak and keep the monitor locked here for exciting discussions!
We are pleased to report that Eid Al Adha is set for December 9 2008.
The first of Dhul Al Hijja ,according to ISIJ of Toronto and the ISIA of Ottawa, occurred on November 30 2008and Eid Al Adha is accordingly on the 9th of Dhul Al Hajj for residents of North America .
Saudi Arabia has declared that Eid will be on December 8 2008.Muslim readers who celebrate Eid in accordance to Saudi Arabia’s declaration as opposed to their local calendar will celebrate on December 8 2008.
We would like to wish all Muslim readers an early Eid Mubarak.However, it should be noted that this not our official Eid Mubarak greeting.Our official Eid Al Adha post will be posted on the day of[Dcember 9 2008] and will contain greetings, overview of this important Islamic holiday and discussion opportunities for Muslim readers regarding greetings and other Islamic orientated discussions. Discussions will be hekld all day.Together we can remember!
Non Muslims are also invited to use this opportunity to learn about this exciting Islamic festival through reading and participating in the discussions.
All readers are reminded to act in accordance to our official discussion policy.We hope to have many readers to visit the post and participate in Eid greetings and/or relevant discussions.Information regarding our official policy can be obtained by following the link placed directly below.Readers are thanked in advance for abiding by the policy which ensures online safety for all readers.
We forward to assisting you in having a joyous Eid. Keep the moniter locked on our site during Eid day for funfilled Islamic events !