Editor’s Note: Allah has provided us with very efficient systems for regulating our internal temperature, automatically maintaining a stable core body temperature in cold winters, warm summers, and wild swings between both extremes. In hot weather, if the core body temperature rises to 40.6-41.7°C, hyperthermia occurs. This condition can be fatal within only a few …
Typically summer months aren’t associated with illness; most people enjoy robust health at this time of year. However, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, summer is the time when illnesses “incubate”.
In this counseling answer: •It is time you got your other sons involved. Help them to understand the needs of your physically disabled son. Show them what they can do after all, he is also their brother. •Encourage each of his brothers to take responsibility for his bathing, going to the toilet and eating. •You …
“Fast [the month of Ramadan] so that to heal your bodies from diseases,” says a Hadith, or saying of the Prophet Mohammad (SAAW).
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.
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Hijri calendar. It is the month, during which virtuous and devout populaces of Islam fast from Suhur at sunrise to Iftar at sunset.
Many studies tout the health benefits of fasting. We now know that when we refrain from giving our bodies food, the body will heal itself.
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.
“In America, one person in three dies of cancer, one in three suffers from allergies, one in ten will have ulcers and one in five is mentally ill. One out of five pregnancies ends in miscarriage and a quarter of a million infants are born with a birth defect each year. Americans spend one dollar out of every fourteen for medical services. We have almost forgotten that our natural state is one of balance, wholeness and vitality.” Fallon, 2001.
An English proverb points out, “Some men walk through the forest yet see no firewood.” As Muslims, we should be careful of falling into this proverbial truth. Muslims often seek outside help to lose weight, although the Qur’an and Hadith provide guidance on many ways through which we can combat being overweight. They include periodic …