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Plants in Qur'an: Date Palm

“And tall (and stately) palm-trees, with shoots of fruit-stalks piled one over another” (Surat Qaf 50:10). From lush tropical rainforests to stark desert lands, from lofty mountain tops to shimmering seashores, we find an array of plants that scientists have estimated to be in the range of 422,000 species. The astounding diversity of the plant …

Pros & Cons of Garlic's Medicinal Properties

Pros & Cons of Garlic's Medicinal Properties

Garlic, despite its offensive odor, has remained a part of the domestic arena with properties established in traditional and holistic healing practices. Natural healers know that garlic is a powerful medicine. Recently, however, modern medicine has also studied garlic as more and more bacteria become increasingly resistant against man-made antibiotics. In their studies, scientists have …

One of World's Healthiest Foods: Lemons

One of World's Healthiest Foods: Lemons

Lemons are just one example of the simple bounties Allah has provided us with. Although they may just be a “customary fruit,” they contain flavanoids, which are often referred to as ‘natures biological modifiers,’ because of their ability to modify the body’s reactions to other compounds such as: allergens, viruses and carcinogens. Lemons are usually …


Wherein is Healing For Men

Remember that old saying: an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Well, how about this one: keep your lives sunny by taking some honey!


Fasting Diet Improves Your Mood, Sex and Sleep

A study on the fasting diet found many benefits. Cutting calories is nobody’s idea of a fun time. But the perks of fasting go far beyond a leaner body, finds a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. People who ate a lot less for two years found they had brighter days and more satisfying nights.

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Nutrition Facts of Beloved Oranges

The word ‘orange’ comes from the Sanskrit ‘narang,’ which in turn comes from the Tamil word ‘naru’… meaning fragrant (Reid, p.1), and it has been said that the scent of oranges alone can relieve stress and tension (Lawless, pg. 69).

Miracle Foods

Miracle Foods from Allah: Where Are They?

The Qur’an Surat Al-A’raf 7: 160 says, “Eat of the good foods We have provided for you.” The question may arise: If Allah has provided us with so many good foods, why are so many people starving and many more suffering from malnutrition? The answer may lie in our ignorance of the abundance that has been sent …

Plants of Qur'an (Part 3): Pomegranate

The pomegranate (ar-Rumman in Arabic), is mentioned thrice in the Qur’an. In the Qur’anic verse quoted to the right, pomegranates are mentioned as one of the fruits that will be found in paradise. This article, the third and final part of a series on Plants in the Qur’an, will discuss the characteristics of this red …

Can Stress Cause Weight Gain?

The model of weight gain that most people are familiar with has to do with consuming too many calories. You hear it all the time, “don’t eat that or you’ll get fat” or “if you don’t exercise, you’re going to gain weight.” The foods we eat or lack of exercise are most commonly associated with …

Eating Disorders Breaking Cultural Boundaries

It is believed that the phenomenon of eating disorders only occurs in industrialized, wealthy Western societies. Desiring a youthful body to adorn fashionable clothes that don’t include a fuller figure is the ticket of acceptance, health, success, happiness and availability. However, increasing awareness has exploded the myth that it is a disease of the rich showing …

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