Saturday, June 16
Friday, April 6
So, Chevrolet, being GM's big sales and profit division, campaigned to GM to 'kill' this car.
Wh en Chevy was coming out with its 6-cylinder sports car with its 2-speed 'powerglide' transmission and side curtains, there was a sports car from Olds with a big old V-8 engine with power windows.
So, GM said, 'no' to Oldsmobile on building this car.
The world's rarest automobile: a 1954 Concept Old's Rocket F88 - the only one in existence.
John S. Hendricks (Discovery Communications founder), paid in excess of $3 million to acquire this 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Convertible Concept Car.
After spending decades as a collection of parts stuffed into wooden crates, the F-88 was reassembled.
In 1954, the F-88 was a Motorama Dream Car, and was one of only two (or an unconfirmed possible three), ever created.
The F-88 seen here is literally the only car left of its kind and was sold to John and Maureen Hendricks at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona , for an unbelievable $3,240,000.
This acquisition made automotive history and is in the cornerstone of the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum , in its own special room in a rotating display, worthy of the F-88.
Posted by Adeeb Ahmad Neyazi at 9:25 PM
Tuesday, April 3
A reminder! This is something we tend to ignore on a daily basis. The Holy Prophet Mohammad (SalallaAllahu Alehi Wasallam) said, stop doing everything during the Azan even reading the Quran, (and repeat the Azaan with the Moazzin.) The person who talks during the Azaan will
not be able to say the Kalma-e-shahadat on his/her death bed. Plz try to pass this message to more muslims as u can afford. Please send to other to know…. Azaan a miracle?
*Azaan a miracle? Yes!*
*Amazing as it sounds, but fortunately, for the Muslims of the world, it is* an established fact. Have a look at a map of the world
And you will find Indonesia on the eastern side of the earth. The major cities of Indonesia are Java, Sumatra, Borneo and Saibil. As soon as dawn breaks on the eastern side of Saibil, at approximately 5:30 am local time, Fajar Azaan begins.
Thousands of Muazzins in Indonesia begin reciting the Azaan. The process advances towards West Indonesia . One and a half hours after the Azaan has been completed in Saibil, it echoes in Jakarta. Sumatra then follows suit and before this auspicious process of calling Azaan ends in Indonesia, it has already begun in Malaysia ..
Burma is next in line, and within an hour of its beginning in Jakarta, it reaches Dacca, the capital city ofBangladesh . After Bangladesh , it has already prevailed in western India , from Calcutta to Srinagar .
It then advances towards Bombay and the environment of entire India resounds with this proclamation.Srinagar and Sialkot (a north city in Pakistan) have the same timing for Azaan. The time difference between Sialkot , Quetta , and Karachi is forty minutes, and within this time, Fajar Aazaan is heard throughout Pakistan .. Before it ends there, it has already begun in Afghanistan and Muscat .
The time difference between Muscat and Baghdad is one hour. Azaan resounds during this one hour in the environments of Hijaaz-e-Muqaddas (
The time difference between Baghdad and Alexandria in Egypt is again one
hour. Azaan continues to resound in Syria, Egypt, Somalia and Sudan during this hour.
The time difference between eastern and western Turkey is one and a half hours, and during this Alexandria andTripoli (capital of Libya) are located at one hour's difference. The process of calling Azaan thus continues throughout the whole of Africa. Therefore, the proclamation of the Tawheed" and "Risaalat" that had begun in Indonesia reaches the Eastern Shore of the Atlantic Ocean after nine and half hours.
Prior to the Aazaan reaching the shores of the Atlantic, the process of "Zohar Azaan" has already started in east Indonesia, and before it reaches Dacca, Asr Azaan" has started.
This has hardly reached Jakarta one and half hours later, the time of "Maghrib" becomes due, and no sooner has "Maghrib" time reached Sumatra, the time for calling "Isha Aazaan" has commenced in Saibil! When the Muazzins of Indonesia are calling out "Fajar Azaan", the African Muazzins are calling the Azaan for Isha. If we were to ponder over this phenomenon thoughtfully, we would conclude
the amazing fact that there is not even a single moment when hundreds of thousands of Muazzins around the world are not reciting the Azaan on the surface of this earth.
Subhaan Allah !!!
Even as you read this material right now, you can be sure there is Azaan somewhere !!!
Allah said: "If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you."
If you are not ashamed, pass this message on...only if you believe.*
*"Yes, I've faith in Allah. Allah is my fountain of Life and My Savior.
** Allah keeps me going day & night. Without Allah, I am no one.. But with Allah, I can do everything. Allah is my strength." *
May Allah Be With You:
Posted by Adeeb Ahmad Neyazi at 10:34 AM
Wednesday, May 25
Totems by Alain Delorme
These pictures were taken by a French photographer, Alain Delorme in Shanghai throughout
2009 & 2010. He called the series, Totems.
These couriers - mostly migrant workers from other parts of China - not only need strong legs but also acrobatic skills to balance these massive loads on their tricycles & bicycles while on the move. A lot of you must be wondering where the centre of gravity is in each case.
Posted by Adeeb Ahmad Neyazi at 10:24 AM