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Fasting Protects Against Aging, Scientists Find

CALIFORNIA – Researchers at the University of California – Irvine Campus (UCI), have discovered that fasting benefits the circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle which lead to protection against aging, Science Daily reported. “We discovered fasting influences the circadian clock and fasting-driven cellular responses, which together work to achieve fasting-specific temporal gene regulation,” …

2 Tips to Deal with the Winter Blues

2 Tips to Deal with the Winter Blues

Fasting in winter in general teaches us to be patient… It is an important life lesson, and will continue to be beneficial for us not only in getting paradise without any accounting, but also in our paths in this world.

Ashura & Yom Kippur: Muslims & Jews Will Fast Together This Year

JEDDAH – Wednesday, September 19 was a very special day this year, seeing both world Muslims and Jews fasting together to mark religious occasions, a rare coincidence that occurs a few times each generation. “This coming year may become a very good year because this year both Jews and Muslims worldwide are fasting together on …

12 Fatwas on Ashura and Muharram

12 Fatwas on Ashura and Muharram

It is Muharram; the first month of the Hijri year, one of the sacred months (al-ash-hur al-hurum) and a month that features the great occasion of `Ashura’. In this folder, we answer some of your questions about the status of this month, its fasting and some practices and misconceptions associated with it. …

Duaa

Doing Good Deeds Prior to Making Duaa: OK?

Can one go to Al-Haram (the Sacred mosque in Makkah) to pray for one’s needs, e.g., to pray to be cured from a sickness, to pray to have children, etc. Furthermore, can one fast for some days for the purpose of requesting for one’s needs from Allah for the reasons stated above?

Why Is Fasting Forbidden on the Day of Eid?

Why Is Fasting Forbidden on the Day of Eid?

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: It is not mentioned in any hadith that Satan fasts on the day of Eid. But it is confirmed that the Prophet forbade us from …



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