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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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Adult Diabetes in Children

Adult Diabetes in Children

With an abundance of vegetation that Allah (SWT) has blessed us with at our feet, we have a choice of many unadulterated foods that provide all the nutrients that we need. Allah gives us guidance about nutrition in the Qur’an (7:160) when He says, “Eat of the good foods We have provided for you.” Many …

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Solar Energy: Future of Muslims

Solar Energy: Future of Muslims

The Qur’an (12:13) tells us that, “He hath constrained the night and the day and the sun and the moon to be of service unto you…” Nowhere is this more evident than in the case of solar energy. In fact, a big number of the Muslim countries where sunny days are abundant, the sun is …

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Depression A Social Illness

Depression: A Social Illness?

The manner in which Allah (SWT) originally created us as interdependent social beings greatly contradicts the values and realities of Western social systems which greatly stress independence. Unfortunately, individuals who live in societies that do not have a holistic perspective of life often become alienated. Some are better equipped to cope with this than others; …

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UV light is an electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light, but longer than X-rays.

Miracles of Ultraviolet Rays for Human Health

Ultraviolet rays have recently been blamed for the high incidences of skin cancer across the globe. However, many people are not aware that ultraviolet rays also have some beneficial effects. It was in 1903 that the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded for the discovery of UV rays as an effective treatment for many ailments. …

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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 …

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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 …

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