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Ramadan & Sports Challenge for Muslim Athletes

Ramadan & Sports: Challenge for Muslim Athletes?

Some sports events coincide with the month of Ramadan and Muslim athletes are worried about the possibility of having the games conflict with fasting. In an attempt to address this important issue and find an answer, let me start with the story of Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister. Athletes will probably know this man very well. …

Can a Person with Epilepsy Break the Fasting?

Can a Person with Epilepsy Break the Fasting?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Your husband who had to take medication for epilepsy falls under the category of the sick. So, he did not …

Health Benefits of Fasting by Dr. Gasser Hathout

Health Benefits of Fasting by Dr. Gasser Hathout

Muslims fast Ramadan for spiritual purification and out of obedience to the orders of Allah SWT. However, the Qur’anic verse number 184 in Surat Al-Baqarah ends with a statement that says: “for to fast is to do good unto yourselves – if you but knew it.” Some Muslim scholars believe that out of God’s mercy, …

10 Hadiths on Health and Hygiene

10 Hadiths on Health and Hygiene

Health, cleanliness and hygiene occupy a great part of Islam’s attention. While some nations abandoned self-care and cleanliness to attain high spirituality, Islam made it obligatory to clean oneself in preparation for daily prayers. Caring for one’s hygiene is not only deemed a good habit in Islam but also rendered into rituals that constitute part …

Single Alcoholic Drink Per Day Increases Breast Cancer

Single Alcoholic Drink Per Day Increases Breast Cancer

Drinking just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drinks a day increases breast cancer risk, finds a major new report by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). The report also revealed, for the first time, that vigorous exercise such as running or fast bicycling decreases the …

Research Investigates Fasting in Diabetes

Research Investigates Fasting in Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body either resists insulin or doesn’t produce enough of it, affecting sugar metabolism. The number of people affected globally by this type of diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Given that managing the condition is heavily reliant on …

Moderate Drinking Linked to Declined Brain Health

Moderate Drinking Linked to Declined Brain Health

Even moderate levels of alcohol consumption are associated with an increased risk of adverse brain outcomes and a steeper decline in cognitive skills, finds a study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on June 6. Heavy drinking is known to be associated with poor brain health, but few studies have examined the effects of moderate …

Journal of Herbalist: Healing Lungs

Journal of Herbalist: Healing Lungs

Case: Sara came to me complaining of general low energy and digestive trouble. She exercised daily, did not drink sodas or coffee, ate balanced whole food meals, was following a special diet plan for her blood type, and took expensive mineral formulas. However, she did not feel as healthy as she “should be”. She did not …

Traditional Medicine Finds Connection with Naturopathic Healing

Traditional Medicine Finds Connection with Naturopathic Healing

The traditional world of healing (naturopathic) is developing a healthy partnership with many areas of allopathic medicine (Western). One such area is the study of the role the human psyche plays in healing. After being trained in complementary medicine, Drs. Reilly and Taylor have said, “I now see the whole person and not a biochemical …

Vitamin E: A Natural Gift From Allah

The Qur’an (Surat Al-A’araf 7:160) recommends that we “eat of the good foods We have provided for you.” However, studies in 2001 showed that only about 25% of the general population globally eats whole foods while the other 75% subsists mostly on processed and devitalized “modern” foods (Diet and Disease, Raskin). This fact has resulted in the …



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