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Hollywood: Success of Muslim Hijabi Filmmaker - About Islam

Hollywood: Success of Muslim Hijabi Filmmaker

LOS ANGELES —With her hijab, the always smiling Muslim movie director and writer Lena Khan stands out when she walks in Hollywood; the notable home of the American cinema industry, VOA News reports on February 9. Since the beginning of the 20th century, Hollywood’s name has come to be a shorthand reference for the film …

Living Beyond Our Means: Where Is the Solution? - About Islam

Living Beyond Our Means: Where Is the Solution?

The earth’s ecosystem is on the brink of disaster warned a report commissioned by the UN a few years ago, funded by the World Bank, conducted by over 1,300 leading scientists from 95 countries, and launched at the Royal Society. Yet, despite its impeccable science, which pinpoints the problems with expert precision, the report appeared …

Glassmaking

Featureless & Invisible: Why Is Glass Transparent?

Glassis a non-crystallineamorphous solidthat is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage. For example,windowpanes,tableware, andoptoelectronics. The most familiar and the oldest types of glass are “silicate glasses”. Their primary constituent is the chemical compoundsilica(silicon dioxide, orquartz) which also forms sand. Many applications of silicate glasses derive from their opticaltransparency, giving rise to …

Foresight

You Don't Change, You Don't Exist

Did you think in 1998 that just threeyears later you would never take pictures on paper film again? At that time, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt. What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot …

Understanding how materials fracture at the atomic level - About Islam

Understanding how materials fracture at the atomic level

I met with Dr. John Mecholsky, professor in the department of materials science and engineering at the University of Florida, to discuss the aspects of his research that focus on fractal analysis, fractography and the application of fracture mechanics to the failure analysis of advanced ceramics and composites. The following is a transcript of the …

Hijrah: Environmental Turning Point for Medina - About Islam

Hijrah: Environmental Turning Point for Medina

The Prophet Muhammad’s hijrah, or immigration, from Mecca to Medina brought about dynamic changes at the individual and societal levels. The Hijrah reshaped the Arabian Peninsula socially, politically and physically. It also continues to provide many deep, subtle but important lessons. According to an article in Productive Muslim, “Hijrah is a process of transfer to …



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