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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.

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 …

Status of Brain during Prayers

Since the beginning of time, philosophers, psychologists, scientists, and many others have always questioned the presence of God. According to research done since the past few years, belief in God isn’t merely a play of the mind, or belief in the unseen, it is the reality. Researchers have found a strong connection between brain activity …

Can Technology Boost Our Multiple Intelligences?

Can Technology Boost Our Multiple Intelligences?

Do you enjoy debating on Facebook? Do you have your own blog? Have you ever used software to compose music or make your own video? Did you ever take a tour in an online or virtual museum? Thinking that technology cannot cater for your preferred intelligence(s)? Think again. The cognitive revolution took place in the 1950s …

Exhaustion

Exhaustion and Hajj Rituals

The phenomenon of exhaustion frequently takes place in the summer or in places with high temperature such as the Holy Sites. Sometimes, it attacks the person suddenly, but it mostly be caused by the body being subjected to high temperature which, in its turn, results in losing huge amounts of sweat that contains Sodium Chloride. …

How 'Natural' are Natural Beauty Products?

How 'Natural' are Natural Beauty Products?

Defining Natural “Natural” is probably the most ambiguous term used in cosmetics marketing and is therefore a frequent source of confusion and misunderstanding. Citing Dictionary.com gives us the following three definitions: “Growing spontaneously; without being planted or tended by human hand, as vegetation.” Sounds great but that basically only permits us to source raw materials …

Marketing Halal Cosmetics

Marketing Halal Cosmetics

The cosmetics industry is a fickle, fashion driven thing, always looking at the next trend, idea and novelty.  So, what happens when your brand identify is not at all trivial? When it is about who you are?  How you live your life, and the laws and values you hold dear?  What happens when your brand …

Ancient Egyptians

Fasting Bolsters Brain Power

Fasting is an obligation on Muslims every year in the month of Ramadan. It is also highly recommended to fast intermittently throughout the year, such as three days per month in the middle of the lunar month or on the first nine days of the month of Dhul Hijjah.

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 …

Marking the World Health Day (April 7)

Exercising Depression Away

While we all suffer the blues or down days now and then, a prolonged bout or persistent episodes of clinical depression are a whole other issue. Depression is hard not only on the depressed person but on everybody around him or her: family, friends, and even coworkers. As such, it can be one of the …



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