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Making Hajj in a Wheelchair

Although Hajj isn’t obligatory for disabled Muslims, nevertheless, a strong desire to make this spiritual journey pulls on the heartstrings of every Muslim. In past ages, the physical challenge of Hajj was far more rigorous than our air-conditioned era of caretaker travel agencies, convenient mass transit and comfortable accommodations. Nowadays, compassionate attention to the needs …

Exhaustion and Hajj Rituals

The phenomenon of exhaustion frequently takes place in the summer or in places with high temperature such as the Holy Sites. Sometimes, it attacks the person suddenly, but it mostly be caused by the body being subjected to high temperature which, in its turn, results in losing huge amounts of sweat that contains Sodium Chloride. …

Lying

Decoding Language of Lying

According to TED-Ed, we hear anywhere between 10 and 200 lies per day. And although scientists have spent centuries in coming up with methods to detect lying by tracking physiological changes in their tellers, these methods have proved unreliable. Is there a more direct approach? Noah Zandan, founder and Chief Executive Officer of ‘Quantified Impressions’ uses some famous examples …

Sunstroke and Hajj Rituals

It is well known that most of KSA’s area lies in one of the hottest spots in the world. When it coincides with summer, the temperature during Hajj season may range between 44-50°C. Also the rate of moisture may range between 10-15%. Accordingly, the body temperature increases as a result of control failure in the …

Vaccine for Hajj

29 Thousand Medics To Serve Pilgrims This Hajj

The Saudi Health Ministry has deployed 29,000 medics and paramedics to serve Hajj pilgrims this year, Mohammed Rasooldeen of ArabNews.com reported last Sunday. The ministry has also announced launching a campaign to vaccinate all individuals involved in Hajj against meningitis and influenza. The health of arriving pilgrims will be monitored under the standards of the …

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, such as running nose, influenza, hay fever, summer common cold, urtecaria, spasmodic chest disease, spring cattar, recurrent bronchitis and brochial asthma. All these diseases are different kinds of allergy, as …

Cosmos: From Absolute Cold to Absolute Hot

The well-known geologist Dr. Zaghloul Al-Naggar explains that the cosmos is collectively referred to in the Glorious Qur’an with the term “heavens and earth”, or simply “heavens”, and sometimes in the singular form “heaven, firmament or sky”. Al-Naggar says that such reference is made in about 310 Qur’anic verses (190 in the plural and 120 …

Alhazen: Master of Optics

One of the brightest names in Islamic medieval sciences is that of mathematician and scholar Abu ‘Ali al-Hasan bin al-Hasan bin al-Haytham, known as “Alhazen” to the Western world. Born in Basra, Iraq in 965, he won repute there as a mathematician and engineer. He was invited to move to Cairo, Egypt by the Fatimid …

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 …

Preventive & Healing Wonders of Ablution

Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire. It is no less than inspiration sent down to him” (Surat An-Najm 53:3-4). I have a confession to make. I never really took my time to make ‘ablution’ the way I ought to. By ‘ought to’ I’m referring to the detailed care that was encouraged by our …



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