Aural Archipelago
Posted by Darwish in it's the arts 40 days ago
Aural Archipelago is the lovechild of Palmer Keen, an American DIY ethnomusicologist wandering the vast archipelago of Indonesia to find, document, expose and promote little-known traditional musics around the country. Within a few years, Palmer has travelled from vast islands like Sumatra, Java, and Borneo to small dots in the ocean like Rote and Selayar in search of the diverse and beautiful music that fascinates him. With this project, his hope is to allow unprecedented audiences (local and foreign) free access to music that is often difficult or impossible to hear otherwise.
Muslims Condemn
Posted by Darwish in current events 72 days ago
A collection of all the cases where Muslims have condemned wrongdoings done falsely in the name of Islam
Are Muslims Terrorists?
Posted by Darwish in gods 7 years ago
A website to help answer the question, "Are Muslims terrorists?"
My Faith My Voice
Posted by Darwish in gods 7 years ago
Who We Are  
My Faith My Voice is a grassroots effort by American Muslims from across the country looking to present their voice on issues affecting Muslims and Islam in America. It is an independent network of individuals that collectively claim no affiliation to any one organization or school of thought.  
What We Do  
My Faith My Voice serves as a platform for you, me or any one else who wants to reach out and talk directly to America. Through video clips and online social media outreach, we serve to make the voices of the grassroots available to those who choose to hear them.
A photoblog dedicated to highlighting the conditions of womens prayer spaces in mosques (i.e., masjids).  
From the author:  
"Why create this photoblog? Simply because the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “None of you truly believes, until you love for your brother what you love for yourself.”  
Judging from my own experiences and those of others (just look at the comments on The Penalty Box post) there is a need to advocate for better conditions and prayer space accommodations in our mosques."
Former NPR analyst Juan Williams, among other ignorant people, has an irrational fear of Muslims, and thinks you can identify them based on what they look like. Here I will post pictures of Muslims wearing all sorts of things in an attempt to refute that there is such a thing as "Muslim garb" or a Muslim look.
Posted by Darwish in some dude/some chick 8 years ago
Muslim365 aims to provide you with a photograph of a Muslim everyday. Here, you’ll find Muslims in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Some have piercings, some wear the veil, some are clean shaven, some are even Malaysian (Imagine that!). They all believe in Al-lah. Literal translation? The [One] God.
American Quran
Posted by Darwish in it's the arts 8 years ago
An ongoing project to hand-transcribe the entire Qur'an according to historic Islamic traditions  
and to illuminate the text with relevant scenes from contemporary American life. Five years in the making, the project has been inspired by a decade of extended travel in Islamic regions of the world and undertaken after extensive research.  
Scroll down for the pictures.
So, after how many years of wasting time here, here is my one self-promotional link.  
This is the website for my honey business. You know, from bees.  
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Tiny Pallet House
Posted by Darwish in fun & games 9 years ago
As hurricane Gustav plowed across Cuba headed for the gulf coast of the United States memories of Katrina and the potential displacement of thousands got me thinking. I wanted to do something to help. It occurred to me that someone else might find what I now [sic] about building with shipping pallets useful in the coming weeks and months. So I setup this simple micro-blog to make it easy to show others one way to build with pallets.  
Online portfolio for Hudson Black Illustration. 'Nuf said, I hope.  
I totally know the artist. She is way cool. Some of my favorite pieces by her are unfortunately not on the site.
Propolis might have life-saving properties  
Honeybee propolis, an old folk remedy for colds, sore throats, and other ailments, has demonstrated antiviral properties. This article describes the research being done at the University of Minnesota on propolis as an antiviral against the HIV virus.  
Bees are awesome.  
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A site dedicated to the urban beekeeper. Lots of resources for facing the challenges of beekeeping within city limits.  
Some of the features you'll find:  
* Original Articles - improve your skills and knowledge  
* Municipal Codes Search - to find out the codes related to beekeeping in your area, including state regulations where applicable  
* Hive Diaries - Keep track of your activity, publish photos for everyone to see, and print out reports  
* Retail Directory - find supplies online  
* Message Boards - Get in touch with other urban beekeepers and trade experiences  
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By watching and recording the bees at sunflowers in your garden, you can help us understand the challenges that bees are facing.  
By finding a way to track and value the goods and services provided by natural ecosystems, we will find a future in which conservation is mainstream, economically attractive and commonplace throughout the world. The data you collect from your sunflower will be a start. It will provide an insight into how our green spaces in the urban, suburban and rural landscapes are connected as well as shedding light on how to help pollinators. What we need are innovative strategies to maximize the benefits of our wild and semi-wild habitat remnants. The Great Sunflower Project is the first step.  
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Bee Hunting
Posted by Darwish in blinded by science 10 years ago
Welcome to I've started this website to build interest in the sport/hobby of hunting wild bees (for observation purposes only) and to allow the exchange of ideas, techniques and equipment used for this activity.  
"What is bee hunting?", you ask. "Bee hunting" is synonymous with "bee lining". It is also known as "bee tracking", "coursing bees" and "lining bees". It is a way of tracking foraging honey bees back to their nest.  
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