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Al-Ghazalia dmitted that we can rely on causality because through repetition, it appears to be the way things happen.

Evolution Theory in Light of Islam

Allah has His ways of doing things. These are called in the Qur’an the sunnan of Allah. They are described as immutable and eternal. There has been a debate within Islamic theology regarding the issue of natural “laws,” or more precisely, the issue of causality which is a prerequisite for the construction of natural laws. …

By the beginning of the 9th century, pharmacy was already a well established, independent profession with well regulated rules and laws.

Islamic Roots of Modern Pharmacology

Around the 8th century, one man took it upon himself to dig deeper into this amazing world of chemistry. A long forgotten historic figure, Khaled Ibn Yazeed came from the house of the Umayyad Caliphate. It was very unusual for a man in his social and economical stature to adopt such an unrecognized profession. However, his …

Hippocrates, one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine.

Unani Medicine: Islam Accepts Other Cultures

Unani is Arabic for “Ionian,” which means “Greek.” It is a formal medicine that has been practiced for 6,000 years. Also known as “hikmat,” Unani Tibb Medicine was developed by the Greek physician Hippocrates (40 – 370 B.C.) from the medicine and traditions of the ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. When the Mongols invaded Persia and …

Firm Relationship Between Muslims & Scientific Achievements

Arabic pharmacy (Saydanah)* as a profession and school of thought separate from medicine was recognized by the beginning of the ninth century CE (third century AH). Baghdad, the center of learning at the time, saw a rapid expansion of the number of privately owned pharmacy shops, a trend that quickly spread to the suburbs and other …

Az-Zahrawi: The Great Surgeon

The 10th century saw the zenith of the Umayyad golden age in Andalusia. Under the leadership of ‘Abd ar-Rahman An-Nasir (r. 912-961) and his son Al-Hakam II, this dynasty established sovereignty over the majority of the Iberian Peninsula. The capital Cordoba developed into Europe’s greatest metropolis, a thriving city of half a million, where educational and …

Scientists Divided Over Cloud Seeding Research

Cloud seeding, the science of stray particles forming rain, may have an unlikely foe in its territory – marine pollution. The research says that marine pollution reduces the ability of aerosols to seed clouds by about a third, indicating that ocean biology will be key in finding answers to the growing threat of climate change. …

App Wakes You Up for Fajr

It’s recorded in the Book of Hadith that Prophet Muhammed, the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Whoever observes Al-Bardan (i.e, the Fajr & Asr Prayers) will enter Jannah.” (Al Bukari & Muslim). The above Prophetic Saying (Hadith) strengthens the significance of the Fajr Prayer (as well as other Prayers), and …

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 …

The first known hospital in Islam was built in Damascus in 706 A.D.

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 …

Tazkiyah is the process of purification and beautification of the self.

Tazkiyah in Age of Psychotherapy

This is an interview with AbdelRahman Mussa, the founder of iPersonal Enrichment newsletter and the Whims-I-Kill Tazkiyah course. AbdelRahman Mussa is both a graduate of Shari’ah and a therapist with more than 11 years of experience and his background in da’wah (Islamic spiritual activism). Q: Tazkiyah – It is the process of purifying the soul …



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