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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. …

Admitted to a Christian University

Admitted to a Christian University: OK?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: A Muslim should spare no efforts to be successful in his or her study and career. One may join any …

Exhaustion

Exhaustion and Hajj Rituals

The phenomenon of exhaustion frequently takes place in the summer or in places with high temperature such as the Holy Sites. Sometimes, it attacks the person suddenly, but it mostly be caused by the body being subjected to high temperature which, in its turn, results in losing huge amounts of sweat that contains Sodium Chloride. …

High-Fructose Corn Syrup: Ingredient to Avoid?

High-Fructose Corn Syrup: Ingredient to Avoid?

It can be hard to understand the ingredients on prepackaged foods these days, which makes it a challenge to decipher their effects on our bodies. One such ingredient is high-fructose corn syrup. High-fructose corn syrup has been around since the 1970s, showing up in a variety of foods and beverages. In simple terms, it is …

Estrogen dominance

Estrogen Causing Your Health Problems?

Estrogen dominance occurs when there is too much estrogen in the body of a female or a male. This is caused by several causes which we’ll know now. The rise in the number of cases of breast, prostate and uterine (womb) cancers have made them a hot topic. There is much discussion about the preventative …

Hair Loss

Hair Loss: Solving Riddle

Having nice hair is considered an attribute of being a beautiful person. It’s a huge problem for anyone to experience hair loss. Let’s try to solve that. Whether it’s shedding, thinning, patching or outright baldness, the mere thought of losing hair is enough to send shivers down the spine of any woman. “The impact of …

Vitamin D

Have You Had Your Vitamin D Today?

Vitamin D is important to us. It plays a vital role to our health and the function of our various systems. Yet, many people aren’t getting their requirements. We need vitamins for healthy skin, nails, bones, blood vessels, and much more. They play a vital role to our health and aid in the function of …

Mombasa, Kenya

Chemistry Behind Fasting Endurance

A red bag of grain droops from his sheathed head as light sweat beads gently run down the ageing face of Hamisi bin Omar, a porter in Kenya’s Swahili port city of Mombasa.

Psychological Blessings of Tarawih

Psychological Blessings of Tarawih

Ramadan is the month of multiple blessings. It is the time of fasting and of extensive spiritual exercise. It is the time when we change our everyday routine and set a new one: revolving around our religious duties more than around the worldly affairs.

Moderate Drinking Linked to Declined Brain Health

Moderate Drinking Linked to Declined Brain Health

Even moderate levels of alcohol consumption are associated with an increased risk of adverse brain outcomes and a steeper decline in cognitive skills, finds a study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on June 6. Heavy drinking is known to be associated with poor brain health, but few studies have examined the effects of moderate …



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