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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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Mohamed Ali Mosque, Egypt

Sacred Geometry of Islamic Architecture

The main precept of Islam is the unity and oneness of Allah and the importance of worshipping only Allah and not any statues or other beings. However, as humankind tends to believe what is visible, even in Islam, importance is often placed on physical representations of worship.

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Night Prayer and the Human Body Clock

The sleep-wake cycle of the pineal gland becomes disrupted as we increasingly eat, socialize and sleep not questioning the psychological and physical effects of our pre-occupations. In trying to keep up with the schedules of the day it becomes increasingly difficult to switch-off the problems of the outside world we take home affecting domestic commitments. …

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Vitamin E: A Natural Gift From Allah

The Qur’an (Surat Al-A’araf 7:160) recommends that we “eat of the good foods We have provided for you.” However, studies in 2001 showed that only about 25% of the general population globally eats whole foods while the other 75% subsists mostly on processed and devitalized “modern” foods (Diet and Disease, Raskin). This fact has resulted in the …

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Self-development Through Martial Arts

Self-development Through Martial Arts

Al-jihad al-akbar – the greater jihad, is the inner battle; the invisible war towards self-development and unity of mind, body and soul. Many Islamic scholars view this as the prime ambition in Islam, for without this inner jihad, man’s will over his personal and public life is meaningless as man’s physical tendencies and weaknesses can’t be …

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Endangered Tree: Hope for Prostate Cancer

Endangered Tree: Hope for Prostate Cancer

The interrelationships of man and nature are one of the miracles of Allah. However, in modern times this delicate interrelationship has been threatened many times by the extinction of various species of plants and animals. One of the medicinal species threatened with extinction is the ancient medicinal tree Prunus Africana. This slow-growing evergreen, which is found …

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Traditional Medicine Finds Connection with Naturopathic Healing

Traditional Medicine Finds Connection with Naturopathic Healing

The traditional world of healing (naturopathic) is developing a healthy partnership with many areas of allopathic medicine (Western). One such area is the study of the role the human psyche plays in healing. After being trained in complementary medicine, Drs. Reilly and Taylor have said, “I now see the whole person and not a biochemical …

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