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Tobacco

Tobacco Crimes Against Non-smokers

The World Health Organization (WHO) stated in its 2007 report that nearly half the people who smoke regularly will eventually be killed by tobacco. What is very alarming, however, is that hundreds of thousands who have never lit a cigarette are also killed each year by tobacco. The culprit is passive smoking. Most smokers know …

Eye infections

How to Avoid Eye Infections in Hajj?

More than two million Muslims from across the the globe are converging in Makkah this week for hajj. Among these people from different regions of the world, one should be cautious about the health of one’s eyes. The human eye contains enough complexity to warrant specialized attention and care beyond the duties of a general …

Hajj

Allergy and Hajj Rituals

Allergy may inflict any organ in the body; the eyes, nose, stomach, arms, legs or so on. But it has different names with each organ. This includes running nose, influenza, hay fever, summer common cold, and urtecaria. In addition to, spasmodic chest disease, spring cattar, recurrent bronchitis and brochial asthma. All these diseases are different …

addiction sin disease

Addiction: Sin or Disease?

Salam Dear Abid, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. What is Addiction? First of all, let us see what addiction is. The experts who have contributed to the site, familydoctor.org write: “Addiction is a disease that affects your brain and your behavior. You have control over your choice to start …

Diabetics & Hajj Rituals

Hajj is a spiritual journey that takes two weeks up to two months in the hottest seasons of the year and is carried out in a place where there is no permanent residence for the pilgrims. Pilgrims always gather in a very limited patch of land and they undergo a considerable change in their way …

Going to Hajj? Here Are Some Important Vaccination Rules for You

Going to Hajj? Here Are Some Important Vaccination Rules for You

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued on July 22 the vaccination and health requirements for pilgrims applying for Hajj visas, according to the Saudi health ministry. The requirements for this year focus on the likes of the Zika virus, dengue, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS), yellow fever, cholera, meningitis, polio and vaccination against …

Breathe & Die: Evil Asbestos Lives On

Breathe & Die: Evil Asbestos Lives On

Alfonso Tabanyag, 65 has been looking forward to the birth of his first grandson. Donning his favorite Chicago Bulls cap, he stepped out to take a taxicab to the hospital where his daughter gave birth. Suddenly he felt being choked, his lung seemed bursting and he was gasping for air holding his chest. Brought to …

Cold & Flu

Falling to Cold & Flu Viruses While Fasting

Your nose is stuffy or it is expectantly running, your head is heavy and aching and you know like the back of your hand that you are suffering from a common cold or perhaps that malevolent flu. Your Ramadan is in jeopardy.

“Ramadan Nutrition Plan” App to Help Diabetics

“Ramadan Nutrition Plan” App to Help Diabetics

The Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) International Alliance has announced on May 27 the launch of its ‘Ramadan Nutrition Plan’ Web application which helps diabetics to set up schemes for their meals during Ramadan, KuwaitTimes reported. According to the Qur’an, if fasting would be dangerous to an individual’s health such as those with a medical condition …

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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