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Hunter Instinct: Stress in Modern Medicine

Stress is one of those human instinctive survival mechanisms that Allah (SWT) has bestowed upon us. It keeps us on our toes so that we can respond to immediate demands with a quick release of energy, such as when we must brake suddenly to avoid hitting an animal or another car. When our children are …

Drugs, Medicines, Herbs and Birth Defects

Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin, narrated, “I heard the Apostle of Allah (SAWS) say, ‘Every intoxicant is forbidden; if a faraq of anything causes intoxication, a handful of it is forbidden.” (Bukhari, Book 26, Number 3679). Modern science is catching up with the wisdom of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) as it slowly discovers the adverse effects of drugs …

Beating that Bulging Belly

Remember the time you looked in the mirror while brushing your teeth and realized that your belly was jiggling unusually? That was probably the first time you noticed that your belly was starting to bulge a little, or a lot. That was, and usually is, also the time when you decided that you need to …

Health Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep (Video)

Our Creator, Allah, the Almighty, informs us in the Qur’an: “And We made your sleep [a means for] rest. And We made the night as clothing. And We made the day for livelihood” (Surat An-Naba’ 78:9-10-11). When we have been awake for a long period of time, sleep/wake homeostasis tells us that a need for …

Decode What You Eat: Measure Your Food Energy

As mentioned in Sahih Muslim, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “A strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than a weak believer, but there is good in both” He was talking in terms of faith and character, but also indicating that physical strength, optimum health, and fitness are similarly desirable for a good Muslim, …

Nutritional Blessings

Nutritional Blessings from Our Prophet

Modern Muslims often turn to books and magazines to find out what foods will make them healthy. However, the Qur’an and Hadith have provided many ideas of foods that we can include in our ideal diets. The Qur’an mentions many fruits and vegetables as well as meat, milk and many spices among the foods Muslims …

Health Benefits of Green Tea

One little leaf of green tea offers huge health benefits, especially when you consider its size. Multiple studies have shown that there are many health benefits that green tea offers. Most studies base their findings on the typical Asian consumption of green tea of three cups a day. Also, it should be mentioned that in …

Benefits of Exercise

We often hear of the importance of exercise in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In practice, however, we struggle when it comes to joining the gym or eating a healthy meal. As Muslims, we should have a drive and desire to look after the body, as it is a gift and trust given to us by …

AIDS: What Role Does Male Circumcision Play?

AIDS have challenged modern lifestyles, fundamental hygiene practices and gender relations. As a result of the pandemic, U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, wishing to break the ‘conspiracy of silence’ surrounding human sexuality, urged for a national debate. A lot of of former surgeon generals have resigned after attempting to deal with HIV. Thus, Satcher produced …

Martial

Prophetic Sunnah on Sports

There are numerous Hadiths in the Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH) in which he recommended certain martial arts. He asked Muslims to maintain health and prepare for many situations in their lives. Thus, he (peace and blessings be upon him) says: “Any action without the remembrance of Allah is either a diversion or heedlessness excepting …



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