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Yoga of Islamic Prayer

Called “one of the oldest systems of personal development encompassing body, mind and spirit” by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, yoga has become one of the fastest growing health trends today. It has been renowned for centuries for its curative powers of movement. Yoga consists of a number of “asnas,” or body …

Hospitals in Islamic History

The capital of the Islamic caliphate empire kept changing from one dynasty to another. In each capital, an important medical center developed. Thus, by the end of the 13th century, there were many medical centers spread throughout the Islamic world. As this is an expansive subject in history, Space does not allow the description of …

Healing Bee Venom: Antibiotic of Future

Through the ages bees have played a significant role in Muslim cultures. In fact, the value of bees was so great that before an important battle Abu Bakr As-Sidiq told his general, Yazid Ibn Abi Sufian, “Do not burn bees and do not scatter them.” Surah 16, An-Nahl aka “The Bee”, in the Qur’an also speaks of …

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.

Honey

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!

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 …

Health & Nutrition of The Prophet (Part 3/5)

A tradition states, “There are no new ideas, just new people to discover them.” It’s, in fact, amazing to find how many “modern discoveries” have already been mentioned in the Qur’an or Hadith. There are a number of words of advice and nutritional habits of the prophet (SAWS) that have substantial support in scientific literature. …

Lose Your Body Fat Faster with Fasting and Evening Exercise

For us, Muslims, Allah taught us: “O believers! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for the people before you so that you may become pious….” (Surat Al-Baqarah 2:183). There are different types of fasting. For example Sayyeda Hafsah Bint Umar al-Khattaab (May Allah Bless Her Soul) Prophet Muhammad’s wife, described to us …

Miracle of Vision: It Isn't Only What We See

Even though we think we see the world so fully, what we are receiving is really just hints, edges in space and time,” said Frank S. Werbin, Professor of molecular and cellular biology at the College of Letters & Science at U.C. Berkeley. “The brain interprets this sparse information, probably merging it with images from …

Fasting

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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