Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Houston Rockets unveiled a monument to honor the outstanding achievements of Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon,

By Amatullah Abdullah, Iqra Newspaper
The Houston Rockets unveiled a monument to honor the outstanding achievements of Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon, on April 11, 2008. The ceremony took place outside of the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Olajuwon retired after 18 successful years in basketball. He was selected as one of seven basketball icons to be honored by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. There was something different about his Hakeem's monument. Instead of a towering statue with his image frozen in time, in keeping with his Islamic principals, the bronze monument displayed a huge image of Olajuwon's retired jersey number 34.

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

How to make turkey


My friend Karema, who is an American wanted to cook a traditional American dish - Turkey. I have never cooked a turkey before and I was all excited. She instructed me how to prepare the turkey and guided me step by step. It was fun and a new experience for me. I couldn't wait to call my parents in India and let them know I cooked a whole turkey!. We had video taped the whole things and you can view it by clicking here: " How to Make a Turkey"

Cook the Turkey and let me know how it turns out!. Enjoy!

Orchids: Aren't they full of grace and elegance



Orchids are one of the most beautiful flowers I have seen. It is so amazing when we think about the beautiful creation of God! This was an orchid , which I saw at whole foods and got it as a special gift for my friend who is a nature lover. Subhan Allah! it is so beautiful to see its bud bloom one by one. This is a picture whick I took last week. There are three more buds to bloom!
A little about Orchids:
The term 'orchid' derives from the Greek ορχις orchis, The word "orchis" was first used by Theophrastos (372/371 – 287/286 BC), in his book "De historia plantarum" (The natural history of plants). He was a student of Aristotle and is considered the father of botany and ecology.
Orchids are cosmopolitan in distribution, occurring in every habitat, except Antarctica and deserts. The great majority are to be found in the tropics, mostly Asia, South America and Central America. They are found above the Arctic Circle, in southern Patagonia and even on Macquarie Island, close to Antarctica.
Orchid Care tips: