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Psychological Blessings of Taraweeh

Ramadan is the month of multiple blessings. It is the time of fasting and of extensive spiritual exercise. It is the time when we change our everyday routine and set a new one: revolving around our religious duties more than around the worldly affairs.

Fasting During Sports Competition: Can I Do It?

With sports events coinciding with Ramadan, many studies are investigating the effect of fasting on athletic performance. Will fasting hinder or reduce athletes’ performance? A tough question, indeed. In April 2012, the international journal of sports medicine published a research examining the effects of Ramadan fasting on athletes’ body mass, composition, and muscle potentials. Results …

Western Muslim parents

Easing Fasting for Your Kids in Ramadan - Try These Steps

Though fasting till puberty is not obligatory in Islam, many children wish to fast during Ramadan. If you are planning to make your children fast for the first time this Ramadan, you need to follow few tips to make it easy and enjoyable for them.

Your Smile Tells a lot About Your Health

Your Smile Tells a lot About Your Health

Modern dentistry has made mending teeth a common and relatively easy thing. You get a cavity, you head out to the dentist and it gets fixed. A tooth breaks and it can be easily replaced. But teeth trouble goes well beyond what the dentist can do for them because they say more about your overall …

Az-Zahrawi: The Great Muslim 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 …

Smiling

Smiling: Low Cost Medicine?

As Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) teaches us as Muslims, “Your smile for your brother is charity.” (Narrated ‘Aisha [The Prophet’s wife] -may Allah be pleased with her).

Mental disorders

Religion in Mental Health: Soul Under Pressure

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depressive disorders are the fourth leading cause of ill health and disability amongst adults worldwide. By 2020, it is expected that mental health disorders will represent the world’s largest health problem (Duckworth p.2). Researchers view the spread of urbanization as a major contributory factor to this. Although it does …

Birds in the Quran: The Hoopoe

Birds in the Quran: The Hoopoe

The word bird is mentioned in the Glorious Quran 5 times and the word birds occur in the Noble Quran 13 times. Among the birds, the hoopoe (hud-hud in Arabic) has been specifically mentioned twice in Surat An-Naml, in the following manner: “And he sought among the birds and said: How is it that I see not the hoopoe, or …

Night Prayer and the Human Body Clock

The sleep-wake cycle of the pineal gland becomes disrupted as we increasingly eat, socialize and sleep not questioning the psychological and physical effects of our pre-occupations. In trying to keep up with the schedules of the day it becomes increasingly difficult to switch-off the problems of the outside world we take home affecting domestic commitments. …

Universe

Harmony in Allah's Universe

The Universe is all of time and space and its contents. It includes planets, stars, galaxies, the contents of intergalactic space, the smallest subatomic particles, and all matter and energy.



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