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Hwaa Irfan serves as consultant, counselor and freelance writer. She is focusing on traditional healing mechanisms as practiced in various communities, as opposed to Western healing mechanisms.

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The 5 types of catechins found in green tea.

When It’s More Than Just Cup of Tea!

Black tea, green tea any kind of tea! Why is it that someone always offers a cup of tea at a time of stress or just plain worry? A good cup of tea does sometimes make the difference, especially if it is the right tea for the right purpose. While much is “known” by the …


Hippocrates, one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine.

Unani Medicine: Islam Accepts Other Cultures

Unani is Arabic for “Ionian,” which means “Greek.” It is a formal medicine that has been practiced for 6,000 years. Also known as “hikmat,” Unani Tibb Medicine was developed by the Greek physician Hippocrates (40 – 370 B.C.) from the medicine and traditions of the ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. When the Mongols invaded Persia and …


Sunlight helps set our internal clocks; our skin uses the ultraviolet rays of the sun to help manufacture Vitamin D.

Light Has Therapy

According to Islamic jurisprudence, water, earth, and the sun are purifying elements. Sunlight can cleanse all impurities provided that nothing intervenes between its rays and the object being purified. This is why the Sunnah suggests that washed clothes be put out to dry in the sun (rather than at night when other influences are at …


Mitogenic energy (mitosis) is generated in the form of electromagnetic energy which creates the energy of light (ethereal fluid) that surrounds cells.

Vibrational Medicine and Human Energy Field

It was over 1,250 years ago that Muslim scholar, jurisprudent, scientist and teacher, Ja’far al-Sadiq said, “There are some lights which, if thrown from a sick person to a healthy person, can possibly make that healthy person sick” (The Minister p.5). However, it has only been recently that modern science has had the ability to understand …


In fact, your brain has a lot more to do with what you see than your eyes do.

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 …


Big and Little Ararat as seen from outer space.

Great Flood and Noah’s Ark

Floods have always been a part of human existence. Seasonal floods increase soil fertility bringing nutrients as they also gave birth to the agricultural revolution and the first permanent human settlements on the riverbanks of Africa and Asia (NASA p.1-3). There is one flood, however, that continues to intrigue adventurers and scientists alike. Story Narrated …


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