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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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Barley: Ancient Food for Future Nutrition

Evidence of the beginning of cultivated barley goes back to the Middle East, 6,000 years ago. The 5th largest cultivated cereal crop in the world still bears some relations with the wild variety Hordeum spontaneum still grown in Iran and Iraq today.



Plant Hormones for Fight Against Cancer

Allah equipped plants with hormones, which are modified by their environmental conditions. These modifications include the rate of cell growth and differentiation acting in coordination with the vast range of environmental inputs (HCS, p.1). It is this ability that scientists hope to tap into in their search for a cure for cancer. It is plant …


Acupuncture healing

Body’s Healing Mechanisms & Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an effective medical treatment used since before the time of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Some medical practitioners today consider it no better than a good massage. However, others have “modernized” acupuncture to be used with lasers. But, traditional Chinese acupuncture is far more potent and complex than a simple massage or laser technique. The practice …



Blessings of Bioacoustics

Traditionally, the artist had a community responsibility to develop the inner ear of the listener and create greater awareness of the unity of all things. Ancient Persians used the sounds of birds and waterfalls to heal. Mothers often use a soothing voice to put their babies to sleep. The recitation of the Qur’an has been used for …


Ma Huang

Ma Huang, Botanic Army General

Many people enjoy taking herbs to avoid the side effects of heavy medication. However, in the case of Ma Huang the consumer may be getting many more side effects than they bargained for. Traditionally, small amount of Ma Huang stimulates healing in the body. Nevertheless, modern herbology uses Ma Huang in larger amounts. Further dangers …



Electrosmog Amidst Shift of Ages

With the advent of industrialization, the ecosystem first became subjected to environmental pollution. Subsequently, the clean technological revolution saw a decrease in chemical pollution to the environment. Ironically, however, invisible electric pollution is on the rise and has created a new environmental worry – electrosmog. Electrosmog, however, isn’t as avoidable as other forms of environmental …


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