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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 …

Depression

Journal of an Herbalist: Devastating Depression

She had come to see me eight weeks ago and I had given her some herbs and some dietary and lifestyle ideas, but she had abandoned them within a few weeks and started taking her medication again.

Health Benefits of Saying "Alhamdulillah" - About Islam

Health Benefits of Saying "Alhamdulillah"

There are many examples in the Qur’an and Hadith of the virtues of a positive mental attitude, perseverance and optimism in the face of adversity. However, did you know that patience and a positive outlook on life are two of the greatest healing tools that you can use?

Heal Yourself Through Forgiveness

Heal Yourself Through Forgiveness

One of the moral traits recommended in the Qur’an is forgiveness: Hold to forgiveness, command what is right, and turn away from the ignorant. (7: 199). In another verse, Allah commands: “They should rather pardon and overlook. Would you not love Allah to forgive you? Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (24:22). Those who do not …

Self-development Through Martial Arts

Self-development Through Martial Arts

Al-jihad al-akbar– the greater jihad, is the inner battle; the invisible war towards self-development and unity of mind, body and soul. Many Islamic scholars view this as the prime ambition in Islam, for without this inner jihad, man’s will over his personal and public life is meaningless as man’s physical tendencies and weaknesses can’t be …

Individuation: Way to Inner Peace

Individuation: Way to Inner Peace

In our modern world, science kept looking for an answer for a simple question; what is it that keeps us motivated along our lives? What makes us cope with dangers and catastrophes such as earth quakes and floods? Humans showed amazing skills adapting with the ups and downs of this world. We also accepted the …

Dealing with Depression: A Holistic Approach

Dealing with Depression: A Holistic Approach

Depression is more than just occasionally feeling “blue”. There are life situations that may cause us to feel sadness, sometimes profound, like the death of a loved one (grief). However, if that response stretches over a long time, the person’s response is no longer considered “normal” and a diagnosis of depression might be made. Major …

God Makes Me Feel Better - A Story on Trusting God

God Makes Me Feel Better - A Story on Trusting God

Knowing that the Lord of the Heavens and the earth has a plan for you, and is there to hold you as you go through this difficulty, was among the most comforting feeling for Alisha. At first I needed to really try and make her believe that better things would be coming.

Natural Cures for Schizophrenia - About Islam

Natural Cures for Schizophrenia

Sigmund Freud said, “Psychoanalysis is not suitable for such diseases as schizophrenia and successful treatment will be found to be biochemical.” Some scientists and physicians, however, seem to have misunderstood the word “biochemical.” In the 1950’s, painful and typically ineffective insulin injections, barbiturates, morphine, and electro-convulsive therapy were used for schizophrenic patients. Modern medications are …

Knowing More About Human Psyche: Part 3 - About Islam

Knowing More About Human Psyche: Part 3

As we continue identifying the personality of temperaments. We will now discuss the remaining melancholic and phlegmatic individuals. The Melancholic Melancholic individuals are typically self-conscious, easily embarrassed, and may be timid, or bashful. They may perhaps be confident, yet reclusive. They avoid talking before groups; when obliged to, they find it difficult. They are attentive …



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