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Have Fun in Summer, But Beware

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”.

Social Network for Islamic Values & Charity Launched

A new social media platform named, Labayk, that describes itself as a “network of moral Islamic values and a respectful online environment” has been launched to encourage users to donate to charitable causes, The Jakarta Post reported. Labayk which means ‘at your service’ in Arabic was developed by a Muslim investment banker called Tanweer Khan …

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Losing Weight During Ramadan

“Fast [the month of Ramadan] so that to heal your bodies from diseases,” says a Hadith, or saying of the Prophet Mohammad (SAAW).

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 …

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This Ramadan Begin Your Path to Health

“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.

Muslims and Ramadan Weight Loss

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 …

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A Muslim Geographer You Should Know

We all know names of western explorers like Marco Polo, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama, Columbus and others who have put their names in the history of ocean and sea exploration.

Al-Battani: the Trigonometrical Genius

Al-Battani (Albategnius): The Trigonometrical Genius

Abu Abdallah Muhammad Ibn Jabir Ibn Sinan Al-Battani Al-Harrani, known in the West as Albategnius, is considered the greatest astronomer of his time and one of the greatest during the Middle Ages. Al-Battani was born around 858 C.E. in Battan, a state of Harran, and was first educated by his father Jabir Ibn San’an Al-Battani, …

Islamic Golden Era’s Astronomers

Astronomers of the Islamic Golden Era

The list of prominent stars with Arabic names or those derived from Arabic is a long one. The reason is simple – they reflect the contributions of Medieval Muslims, from Baghdad to Granada, to our understanding of the stars and the planets. Almost as soon as they had established their capital at Baghdad in 762, …



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