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Serotonin

Serotonin: Elixir of Joy (Infograph)

Serotonin is a hormone found in our digestive tract, the Central Nervous System (CNS), blood platelets and the Pineal Gland. It is also known as 5-hydroxytryptamine, which is often abbreviated to 5-HT. Serotonin’s chemical formula is C10 H12 N2 O.

Healing Food

Healing Food: Islamic Tradition or Modern Idea? (Part 4/5)

610 AD Allah’s Messenger said, “The stomach is the central basin of the body, and the veins are connected to it. When the stomach is healthy, it passes on its condition to veins, and in turn the veins will circulate the same and when the stomach is putrescence, the veins will absorb such putrescence and …

Alcohol

Biochemical Systems Disturbed in Alcoholics' Brains

The brain tissue of people with alcohol dependence shows a variety of changes compared to non-alcoholic control persons. All alcoholics’ brains share some characteristics, but some are exclusive to the brain tissue of anxiety-prone type 1 alcoholics or impulsive type 2 alcoholics, according to a recent study.

Religion Might Be Answer to Depression

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression, experiencing symptoms that include feelings of emptiness, restlessness, hopelessness, helplessness, anxiety and loss of interest in most activities. Depression can sometimes be so severe that it compromises one’s ability to function normally. “Any one at any stage of life can …

Scent

Understanding The Science Behind Scents

We all know about the importance of spiritual cleanliness, but Islam also stresses physical cleanliness. In fact, the Holy Qur’an and Hadith have put a great emphasis on clean outward appearance; looking clean and nice is Sunnah. Doing so will make you look good, feel good, and be confident, and people will like your company …

Introduction to Prophetic Medicine & Islamic Healthy Lifestyle

It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle as our body impacts our abilities to fulfill our duties as Muslims. A common picture, seen in both men and women, is overweight individuals. They pray on chairs because their knees can’t withstand the weight. Prophet Muhammad said: “Whosoever begins the day feeling family security and good …

Tattoos

Thinking of Getting Tattoos?

Tattoos can cause cancer and mutations – and one color is potentially more toxic than others, according to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). An ECHA research in 2017 has investigated possible tattooing risks. The agency said: “Many reports show significant concerns for public health stemming from the composition of inks used for tattooing.” “The most severe …

Earth lifeforms

Scientists Find Missing Link that Led to Life on Earth

{He it is who gives life and causes death; and when He decrees a matter, He but says to it, “Be,” and it is.} [Surat Ghafir 40:68]. Causality is the natural or worldly agency or efficacy that connects the cause with the effect. The first is responsible for the second, and the second is dependent …

Life Arose

New View: How Life Arose on Earth

{He it is who gives life and causes death; and when He decrees a matter, He but says to it, “Be,” and it is.} [Surat Ghafir 40:68]. Causality is the natural or worldly agency or efficacy that connects the cause with the effect. The first is responsible for the second, and the second is dependent …



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