🍵The Friday Gahwa #2 - Honeybees, Tajweed, Thunkable, Hiroshima Diary, NFT

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Tajweed 101 - For A Beginner

ARABIC | 21st April 2022

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The Astonishing Math Knowledge of Honeybees

STEM | 21st April 2021

Everyone knows about honey bees. However, the bees have known what human mathematicians didn’t know for thousands of years. A honeybee may be the most extraordinary creature in the universe. Its body is beautifully patterned, can fly wherever it wants, spends its time near beautiful flowers, produces the most delicious and incredible substance in nature, honey, and, most importantly, it is a great mathematician. The amount of knowledge they have of the world around them is comparable to graduating from the best science and engineering schools. They show us that mathematics is the language of nature and science. Aristotle was one of the first to document the intriguing behavior of honey bees. For centuries afterward, mathematicians have been become fascinated with bees. (3100 words)

The Astonishing Math Knowledge of Honeybees
Everyone knows about honey bees. However, the bees have known what human mathematicians didn’t know for thousands of years. A honeybee may be the most extraordinary creature in the universe. Its body…

Hiroshima Diaries

BOOK REVIEW | 21st April 2021

A painful and gruesome story about life in Hiroshima right after the bombing. Hachiya kept a diary of his experience nearly dying, then working to save his friends and peers as a doctor working in Hiroshima before and after the bomb went off. (5000 words)

Hiroshima Diary by Michihiko Hachiya: Summary, Notes & Lessons - Nat Eliason
A painful and gruesome story about life in Hiroshima right after the bombing. Hachiya kept a diary of his experience nearly dying, then working to save his friends and peers as a doctor working in Hiroshima before and after the bomb went off.

Nature, in Code: Biology in JavaScript

CODING | 21st April 2021

Build your own apps by dragging and dropping your favorite components and connecting them together with blocks. Learn by making or follow this video tutorial. Make anything from fun games to your own private social media.

Thunkable: Drag and Drop App Builder for Android and iOS
Thunkable is the platform where anyone can build their own mobile apps. Available for iOS and Android.

Web3, NFTs, Metaverse, and the Direct-to-Avatar Economy Explained

TECH | 21st April 2022

What is Web3? Just heard about NFTs from the great Pokemon sale? You may feel out of touch from the BLOCKCHAIN community and may now be wondering what comes next. Here is an accessible guide for the general reader to undersand Web3, NFTs, Metaverse, and the Direct-to-Avatar Economy Explained (8000 words)

The Value Chain of the Open Metaverse
Web3, NFTs, Metaverse, and the Direct-to-Avatar Economy Explained

Tarawih (Night time Prayer) Scheduler

ISLAM | PRODUCTIVITY | 21st April 2022

As the masajid (mosques) remain closed indefinetely, it becomes hard to be diligent in praying Tarawih at home. This Ramadan night prayer Schedule by Kalemah Islamic Centre helps those who pray at home with our families to manage and complete the Quran in the Tarawih and Tahajjud effectively.


Thought for the day:


Al-Muzanī reports:
I heard Al-Shāfiʿī say:

A man once asked Ubay b. Kaʿb – Allāh be pleased with him, “Exhort me with something I can benefit by and by which I will be rewarded.” He replied, “Be brotherly with brothers according to how righteous they are, do not expend your speech on those who are not interested in it, do not seek anyone to meet your need who does not care if he does not fulfil it, and do not envy the living except for something you would envy the dead.”

Al-Ājurrī, Juz fīhi Ḥikāyāt ʿan Al-Shāfiʿī article 24.


Poem of the day:


Mosquito at my ear

Mosquito at my ear—
does he think
     I’m deaf?

- Kobayashi Issa


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