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Wednesday, 14 Safar 1435 H / 18 December 2013



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OMAR AL-KHAYYAAM - (1044-1123 AD)

Ghiyath al-Din Abul Fateh Omar Ibn Ibrahim al-Khayyam was born at Nishapur, the provincial capital of Khurasan around 1044 AD (c. 1038 to 1048). Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physician and poet, he is commonly known as Omar Khayyam.

Khayyam means the tent-maker, and although generally considered as Persian, it has also been suggested that he could have belonged to the Khayyami tribe of Arab origin who might have settled in Persia. Little is known about his early life, except for the fact that he was educated at Nishapur and lived there and at Samarqand for most of his life. He was a contemporary of Nidham al-Mulk Tusi. Contrary to the available opportunities, he did not like to be employed at the King's court and led a calm life devoted to search for knowledge.

He travelled to the great centres of learning, Samarqand, Bukhara, Balkh and Isfahan in order to study further and exchange views with the scholars there. While at Samarqand he was patronised by a dignitary, Abu Tahir. He died at Nishapur in 1123-24.

Algebra would seem to rank first among the fields to which he contributed. He made an attempt to classify most algebraic equations, including the third degree equations and, in fact, offered solutions for a number of them. 'This includes geometric' solutions of cubic equations and partial geometric solutions of most other equations. His book Maqalat fi al-Jabr wa al-Muqabila is a masterpiece on algebra and has great importance in the development of algebra. His remarkable classification of equations is based on the complexity of the equations, as the higher the degree of an equation, the more terms, or combinations of terms, it will contain. Thus, Khayyam recognizes 13 different forms of cubic equation. His method of solving equations is largely geometrical and depends upon an ingenious selection of proper conics. He also developed the binomial expansion when the exponent is a positive integer. In fact, he has been considered to be the first to find the binomial theorem and determine binomial coefficients. In geometry, he studied generalities of Euclid and contributed to the theory of parallel lines. read more

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1 kg leg mutton or mutton/lamb pieces - 500g onions, thinly sliced - 60 ml oil for braising of onion - 15 ml ginger and garlic paste - 20 ml crushed chillies - 15 ml salt or to taste - 15 ml freshly ground black pepper - 4 bay leaves - 4 curry leaves - 8 all spice berries - 15 ml sugar (or to taste) - 30 ml brown vinegar - 10 ml lemon juice - ½ bunch fresh coriander/dhunia leaves, to be added last - 2 fresh green chillies.

Combine all spices and marinate meat for 1hour. Heat oil and sauté onions till golden and soft, adding water if necessary. (Must be soft and mushy) Add meat, cook covered over medium heat, adding water to prevent meat from drying out. Cook till gravy is thick and meat is soft. Add dhunia and chillies. Serve with vegetables and sweet rice.


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Son #2 bought her a beautiful Mercedes with a chauffeur included thinking he would surely win her approval.

Son #3 had to do something even better than these so he bought her a trained parrot. This parrot had been trained for 15 years to memorize the entire Bible. You could mention any verse in the Bible and the parrot could quote it word for word. How useful his nearly blind mother would find that!

Well, the old lady went to the first son and said, "Son, the house is just gorgeous but it's really much too big for me. I only live in one room, and it's much too large for me to clean and take care of. I really don't need the house, but thank you anyway."

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Next, she went to son number three and said, "Son, I just want to thank you for that thoughtful gift. The chicken was small, but delicious."

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