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Late Hwaa Irfan, may her soul rest in peace, served as consultant, counselor and freelance writer. Her main focus was on traditional healing mechanisms as practiced in various communities, as opposed to Western healing mechanisms.

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Miracle of Vision: It Isn’t Only What We See

Even though we think we see the world so fully, what we are receiving is really just hints, edges in space and time,” said Frank S. Werbin, Professor of molecular and cellular biology at the College of Letters & Science at U.C. Berkeley. “The brain interprets this sparse information, probably merging it with images from …


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Nutrition Facts of Beloved Oranges

The word ‘orange’ comes from the Sanskrit ‘narang,’ which in turn comes from the Tamil word ‘naru’… meaning fragrant (Reid, p.1), and it has been said that the scent of oranges alone can relieve stress and tension (Lawless, pg. 69).


Germline Gene Therapy (GGT)

Engineering Babies in Muslim Eyes

Al -‘Alim (The All-Knowing) is one of the 99 names of Allah found in the Qur’an. However, some modern scientists seem to want to append this title to their own names with a new form of procreation called “germ-line therapy” or “Ooplasmic transfer.”


Eating Disorders Breaking Cultural Boundaries

It is believed that the phenomenon of eating disorders only occurs in industrialized, wealthy Western societies. Desiring a youthful body to adorn fashionable clothes that don’t include a fuller figure is the ticket of acceptance, health, success, happiness and availability. However, increasing awareness has exploded the myth that it is a disease of the rich showing …


Hunter Instinct: Stress in Modern Medicine

Stress is one of those human instinctive survival mechanisms that Allah (SWT) has bestowed upon us. It keeps us on our toes so that we can respond to immediate demands with a quick release of energy, such as when we must brake suddenly to avoid hitting an animal or another car. When our children are …


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