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Ibn al-Haytham (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 …

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Canadian Mosque Delivers Milestone 15,000th Meal

TARIC Islamic Centre serves up hundreds of meals a week to those in need The initiative overlaps with a holy month in the Islamic calendar, which recognizes the birth of Prophet Muhammad. TORONTO – A Canadian mosque dished out its milestone 15,000th meal as part of its soup kitchen and meal delivery service on December …

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Entire Turkish Village Quits Smoking

YOZGAT – Although smoking is forbidden in Islam, millions of Muslims are unfortunately addicted to tobacco. But things are now different in Haydarbeyli, a village in Anatolia, Turkey, where none of its 180 residents smoke, and the handful that used to, have quit, Daily Sabah reported on December 3. One of the residents, Muhsin Varol, …

Brains Clear Themselves of Toxins During Sleep

Beauty Sleep: Inside and out; Sleeping flushes out toxins from your brain – reveals a study. Once seen a waste of time considering we spend one third of our lives sleeping, scientists have been trying to wrap their head around this activity or lack of it. Over the years, a lot of revelations have been …

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Islam Awareness Week to Explore Deeper Meaning of Halal

WAIKATO – The Waikato Muslim Association in New Zealand plans to organize an Islam Awareness Week to shed light on the deeper meaning of the halal concept in Islamic Shari’ah. “The purpose of our Islam Awareness Week is to get people’s perception of Islam correct,” Waikato Muslim Association president, Asad Mohsin, told Stuff.co.NZ on August 31. The awareness week which …

World’s First Islamic Crypto Exchange Set for Launch

ABU DHABI — An Emirati financial services firm, ADAB Solutions, has announced plans to launch the world’s first Shari`ah-compliant cryptocurrency exchange, Albawaba reported on August 27. “We’ll launch this platform because in the meantime no one can guarantee that the coins and projects listed on conventional cryptocurrency exchanges comply with the norms of Islam,” ADAB …

No Alcohol Safe to Drink: Global Study Confirms

LONDON – In parallel with Islamic Shari`ah, which forbids drinking alcohol, a large new global study published in the Lancet has confirmed that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption, BBC reported. “Previous studies have found a protective effect of alcohol on some cardiovascular conditions, but we found that the combined health risks associated …

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Hajj: Medical Report to the Sultan!

Medical sciences have witnessed unprecedented developments in the past decades that have resulted in better health care systems. Last decade, the World Health Organization‘s World Health Report for the year 2000 ranked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 26th in terms of the performance of its health care system compared to that of 190 other countries assessed …

Exhaustion

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. …

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 …



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