Monday, April 30, 2007


1. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said,
‘Whoever performs 12 Rakaats of Salaat in one day excluding the Fardh Salaat, he will be granted a house in Jannah.’
(Sahih Muslim Hadith 1691)

2. These 12 Rakaats have been specifically enumerated in another narration as: the 2 Rakaats before Fajr, 4 Rakaats before Dhuhr, 2 Rakaats after Dhuhr, 2 Rakaats after Maghrib and 2 Rakaats after Esha. (Sunan Tirmidhi Hadith 415). This Hadith is authentic according to Imaam Tirmidhi.

3. On the day of Qiyaamat, if there be any deficiency in a person’s Fardh Salaat, his Nafl Salaats will compensate for that. (Sunan Tirmidhi Hadith 413) – Imaam Tirmidhi has classified this narration as sound.

4. Therefore, utmost care should be taken in correcting and perfecting our Fardh Salaat by fulfilling all its requirements as well as by being particular of performing the Sunnah Salaat.

5. The 2 Rakaat Sunnat before the Fardh of Fajr Salaat is the most emphasized Sunnah Salaat of the day (Bukhari Hadith1169, Sahih Muslim Hadith1683, Tahtaawi pg.212) Sayyidatuna Aaisha (Radhiallaahu Anha) reports that Rasulullah said: ‘The 2 Rakaats before Fajr are better than the entire world and whatever it contains. (Sahih Muslim Hadith 1685)

6.Regarding the 4 Sunnats before Dhuhr, Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) mentioned that the doors of the heavens open at that time (Sunan Tirmidhi) and if one follows it up with 4 more Rakaats after the Fardh of Dhuhr (2 Sunnats and 2 Nafl - Fathul Qadeer vol.1 pg.387) Almighty Allah will protect him from Jahannum. (Sunan Tirmidhi Hadith 427; Sahih ibn Khuzaymah Hadith 1190)

7. If a person performs 4 Rakaats before Asr Salaat, he will receive a house in Jannah. (Majmauz-Zawaaid vol.2 pg.222).

8. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) has made a special Du’aa for the mercy of Allah to be showered on such a person. (Sunan Tirmidhi Hadith 430; Sahih ibn Khuzaymah Hadith1193)

9. Makhool (RA) reports that Rasulullah r said, ‘If the 2 Rakaats after Maghrib are performed before speaking, it will be lifted high into the heavens. (Al-Maraaseel of Imaam Abu Dawud Hadith 73)

10. If a person performs 4 Rakaats (2 Sunnats and 2 Nafl) after Esha in the Musjid, he will receive the reward of performing these Salaats on Laylatul Qadr.
This has been mentioned by various Sahaaba (Radhiallaahu Anhum) – refer al-Musannaf of Imaam ibn Abi Shaybah Hadith 7347 - 7353

11. To perform Witr Salaat is compulsory. Rasulullah r said, ‘Whosoever does not perform Witr Salaat is not among us.’ (Al-Mustadrak vol.1 pg.305-306). Imaam Haakim has classified this narration as Sahih (authentic). (Ibid, also refer to Nasbul-Raayah vol.1 pg.112)

Bearing in mind the above mentioned virtues, every Musallee should endeavor to acquire these benefits by remaining steadfast on the Sunnah Salaats regarding which people are becoming increasingly lax and unmindful these days. Doing so will acquire one the love and assistance of Almighty Allah. (Sahih Bukhari Hadith 6502)

Sunday, April 29, 2007


Prophet Muhammad (saw - may the peace & blessings of Allah be upon him) liked vinegar. Modern medicine also acknowledge its anti-cough, anti-inflammation and digestive properties

Jabir (ra - may Allah be pleased with him) narrated, “The Messenger of Allah (saw), peace be upon him, took me one day with him to his house. He was served some bread. He asked: `Is there any dip?’ They replied ‘No, only some vinegar.’ He said, ‘Vinegar is a good dip.'

Jabir (ra) used to say, “I have loved vinegar since I heard it from Allah’s Prophet (saw)”. And Talhah ibn Naf’a (ra) said, “I have loved vinegar since I heard it from Jabir.” (Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasaa’i)
What is Vinegar and Why is it a Good Dip?

Vinegar is made by fermenting the juice of sweet fruits and grains such as barley, apple and grape. The process of creating vinegar entails fermenting in an aerobic environment (in the presence of oxygen) as opposed to alcoholic fermentation, which is done in an anaerobic environment (in the absence of oxygen). The alcohol in these liquids is oxidized to acetic acid. Vinegar contains 4 per cent or more acetic acid. Its colour and tastes differ depending on its base.

Vinegar contains small amounts of protein and starch. 100g of vinegar has only 16 calories. It also contains sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, zinc and chlorine but it has no vitamins.

Ibn Seena (died 1037 CE) wrote in his famous book Al-Qanoon fit Tibb (the Law of Medicine), that vinegar is a powerful clotting agent. If poured on an external wound, it will stop the bleeding and prevent swelling. It aids digestion and is an expectorant. It helps with felons (inflammation of the tissues of a finger or toe) and carbuncles (a kind of skin inflammation). It acts quickly on burns. When mixed with old and applied to the head, it helps with headaches caused by heat. It strengthens gums. It is an appetizer and aids digestion.
Vinegar is treating External Injuries

The Martin-Dale Encyclopaedia of Pharmaceuticals 1989 indicated that vinegar has many beneficial uses. Some are :

To treat poisoning by alkaline (non-acidic) substances.

To help reduce fevers by applying a cold pad to the forehead which is soaked with vinegar and water.

To cure ‘black hairy tongue.’ a disease caused due to intake of antibiotics like penicillin, tetracycline by using vinegar once or twice daily for a week.

To soothe pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis by applying a pad soaked with vinegar and water to painful joints.

To treat bee and jellyfish stings by applying a mixture of equal amounts of salt and vinegar to the sting, relieving the pain and preventing inflammation.
Cider Vinegar

Professor John B.Yudkin wrote in the 1986 edition of the Penguin Encyclopaedia of Nutrition that Cider vinegar is known for its ability to cure several diseases. It helps in treating joint pain, rhinitis (inflammation of the nose), asthma and gastric disorders and is helps in losing weight.”

Slight cases of diarrhoea are a way by which the body gets rid of harmful substances that enter the digestive system. The 1989 edition of Dr. Micheal Sharon’s book, Complete Nutrition, stated that vinegar aids in treating diarrhoea. It should be taken as one to two tea spoons of vinegar in a glass of boiled or mineral water several times a day.

Complete Nutrition also states. “Vinegar performs the role of disinfectant for the intestines. Some people advise it to be used for gargle for the mouth and throat. It disinfects the inside of the mouth from germs. The usual dosage for gargle is to mix one to three tea spoons of cider vinegar in a glass of water, in morning and at night.”

Dr. Sharon ends his argument about cider vinegar by saying: “We always have to remember that cider vinegar will not have the same effect on everyone. Some may benefit from it and some may not. Very few people may be allergic to vinegar. Nevertheless vinegar is beneficial for the majority of people.

Didn't the Prophet (saws) say, “Vinegar is a good dip".

By Dr. Hassan Shamsi Basha (Pope Benedict XVI Remarks on Islam and The Truth)

Prohibited Names for Muslim Children

Most read story about new Mothers. The prohibited names are of two categories: those which are forbidden in the Sharee'ah and those which are either disapproved of due to the Sharee'ah, or due to manners and good taste.
Firstly : Forbidden Names :

(1) Names indicating servitude to other than Allah - the Most High such as: 'Abdun-Nabee (slave of the Prophet), 'Abdur-Rasool (slave of the Messenger) and 'Abdul - Muttalib - and whatever is like these names.

(2) Using these names which are particular names of Allah - the One far removed from all deficiencies - like: al-Ahad.

(3) From the names forbidden for our sons and daughters particular to other religions, i.e.: Jews and the Christians, like: George, David, Michael, Joseph, Diana, Jaclyn etc., since we - the Muslims - have been forbidden to imitate them.

(4) From the names which should also be avoided are the names of tyrants and despots like: Fir'awn (Pharaoh), Qaaroon, Aboo Jahl and their like, also the names of the leaders of Kufr and the heads of atheism such as Marx, Lenin and so on.
Secondly: Names disapproved of in the Sharee'ah or disliked due to bad manners or bad taste :

(1) Giving names which are meant to show servitude to Allah but using names not known to be from Allah's perfect names - like 'Abdul-Mawjood, 'Abdul-Maqsood and 'Abdus-Sattaar. This is because nothing can be affirmed as one of Allah's names without an authentic text.

(2) From these names are those which carry meanings of pessimism, or blameworthy characteristics which will be disliked or cause aversion or cause the possessor of the name to feel degraded, humiliated and such as will kill his personality - like Harb (war), Himaar (donkey), and Kalb (dog).

(3) From good manners is to avoid naming children with names which are suggestive or offend one's meaning of shame - such as: Huyaam (one passionately in love), Nuhaad (A young woman with full and raised breasts), Sahaam (summer heat)!, Wisaal (sexual union), Ghaadah (delicate young woman), Faatin (temptress), Fitnah (temptation) , Shaadiyah (female singer) and names with similar meanings.

(4) It is also disliked to give names which amount to a declaration of a person's being pious like: Barrah (pious / piety) and the like - due to this meaning the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) changed the name of one of his wives from Barrah to Zaynab, as he used to hate that it be said: "He left/went out from 'Barrah' (piety)."

(5) From these names which it is disliked to use for naming are the names of the Angels- Particularly if they are used for females - such as Malaak since it is to be feared that this involves imitation of the pagans who gave feminine names to the angels.

(6) Just as it is disliked to name with the names of soorahs of the Qur'an such as: TaaHaa, Yaaseen and other names of soorahs. This is the saying of Imaam Maalik- rahimahullaah- Ibnul- Qayyim also said: "The saying of the common people that Yaaseen and TaaHaa are from the names of the Prophet (peace be upon him) is not correct, there is no 'saheeh' hadeeth about it or any 'hasan' hadeeth, nor anything 'mursal', nor any narration from any Companion, but rather they are letters like 'Alif Laam Meem', 'HaaMeem', 'Alif Laam Raa' and the like".

Ref: http://sisters. islamway. com/modules. php?name= News&file=article&sid=17

Friday, April 27, 2007

Breast Cancer and Jewish Bras By Dr. Wu Tao-Wei

The women of the West have been in the grip of the Jewish fashion industry for many, many, many centuries. After all, clothes are one of the Seven Essentials of Life. After air, water, and food, we all need clothes more than anything else to protect us from the natural environment and for our personal modesty.

So, of course, where there is a need, there are crafty merchants always ready to fill that need. And when there is big money to be made by sewing on an extra ribbon or some lace and calling it "the latest fashion" that every girl must wear, then the stage is set for profiteering on a huge scale. And clothes become not only a necessity but they become an extravagance. And anything that is an extravagance is also expensive. And what produces expense and profits, also produces Jews in the garment business.

Clothes are a necessary part of surviving in most of the world. The Eskimos certainly need them while the natives of Africa can do without. But for those of us who wear clothes, the clothes, themselves, become a part of our environment. And like everything else in the environment, the clothes we wear have an effect upon our health.

For example, there is one element of a woman's wardrobe that causes breast cancer (and possibly lung cancer as well) but which is touted as a totally necessary fashion accessory. And that fashion accessory is the brassier. This may seem funny to men, but to women, breast cancer is no laughing matter. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and the second-most common cause of death (lung cancer is first). One in eleven American women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. And since breast cancer kills so many women, they are, quite understandably in terror of this disease. After all, it strikes at both their health and at their sexuality all at once. So, terrified are they of breast cancer that some women have the idiot Western physicians surgically remove both of their breasts AS A PREVENTIVE MEASURE just to make sure that they never catch it! Physicians such as these should never be consulted if you have a headache.

If you peruse the daily newspapers in any American city, you will see that the largest ads which often take up entire pages, are for women's underwear. Ask yourself why, if underwear are supposed to not be seen, are they so prominently displayed? The answer is, of course, that these lacy undergarments make huge profits. A bit of lace and elastic totaling fifty cents in raw materials and sewn together by sweat shops in Asia for a total cost of one dollar, are sold through the very expensive newspapers ads for twenty-five or fifty dollars each. Multiply this times how many bras each woman owns, times all the women in America , and you have a multi-billion dollar industry based solely upon tieing up the breasts of women.

A woman's breast is a complex organ. But it is based upon the simplicity of Mother Nature so it is not so complex that a little bit of thinking cannot fathom its functions. This system of glands, muscles and fatty tissues has a drainage system that is affected by the pull of gravity as well as by the natural sucking pressures of little babies' sweet little lips. This drainage system of lymphatic and mammary glands is like any other drainage system. When it gets plugged up or constricted, it doesn't work.

However, Western medical and scientific thinking is twisted by the Jewish justification for profiteering. Since it is a Jewish Talmudic Law that "any non-Jew who keeps a Jew from making money must be killed", then it is understandable as to why something as simple as breast cancer is never cured but is only treated. After all, to a Jew, by their own admission, their profits are more important than other peoples' lives.

Scientific studies which show that moderate but regular physical activity can reduce a woman's risk of developing pre-menopausal breast cancer by as much as 60 percent, don't seem to register on the Western scientific brain. Other studies that show that women who breast-feed their babies reduce significantly their chances of getting breast and ovarian cancers, also do not light up the Western physicians' mental faculties. But they do have a few neural signatures with studies that show women who eat the most fats, saturated fats and animal protein have a three times greater chance of getting breast cancer than those whose intake of these foods was lowest. Diet, is a profit point for doctors, so for this, they have some opinion. But in regard to bras and cancer, they refrain from thinking. After all, they treat bodies. And clothing is outside of the body, so anything outside of the body is beyond their comprehension.

Naturally, the Western physicians all have myriads of complicated theories as to why breast cancer occurs. After all, if it's complicated, then you need to pay them a lot of money to explain it to you. Simplicity is simply not profitable to them.

But rather than theories, I want to ask you to think about what happens if you wrap a rubber band around your finger and leave it there for a prolonged period of time. The finger turns red, begins to hurt, and if you are crazy enough to leave it there long enough, the finger will die from lack of circulation and turn gangrenous, there-by poisoning your entire body and killing you. So, don't do this at home. Only put a rubber band around your finger under a doctor's supervision. That way, while leaving the rubber band in place, they will be able to cut off your finger as a preventative of blood poisoning! It is the same for the breasts of American women. Only, instead of wrapping rubber bands around their fingers, they are wrapping Jewish fashions around their breasts.

So, perhaps a few more clues might help the Sherlock Holmes in all of us to unravel the mystery. The bra was first marketed in 1912 and 1913. If you inspect the tables for mortality rates for breast cancer, you will find that breast cancer began to increase in the United States in 1914. From that date onward, breast cancer began as a low-incidence disease and started its climb upward to its present-day, first-cause for death in women.

Although the bra was invented by a woman to relieve her own painfully heavy breasts, it was quickly seized upon by the Jewish garment makers as the latest fashion accessory that every woman just HAD to have. After all, they reasoned, if one woman liked it, all women would want to have them. And that is where the money is, in mass production and fashion craze.

But with one in eleven women getting breast cancer, and the doctors and garment makers counting the profits, shouldn't the people, themselves, try to figure out a few things on their own about this? Who else will help us to solve this puzzle? Certainly, they are not willing to.

Well, a couple of people actually did figure out a few things on their own. When Soma Grismaijer got breast cancer, she took off her bra, drank a lot of carrot juice and other natural remedies and the cancer went away. Wondering about this, she and Sydney Ross Singer did some research which they published in a book entitled, "Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras".

http://www.selfstud dressedtokill. htm

They found that "Over-enthusiastic bra wearing, is cutting off lymphatics, which drain all of our body. And the lymphatics of the breast, because the breast is a skin organ, are easily cut off by a slight constriction. If that happens, there's a chronic long term edema building up in the breast....Meanwhile , as the breasts are being constricted, the woman is exposed to toxins as part of everyday life in America . These toxins are delivered to all parts of her body, including the constricted area, by the blood stream. . . Other tissues of the body remove the toxins through normal lymphatic drainage, but the breasts, due to reduced drainage, experience longer-term toxin exposure."

This is pretty good reasoning for people who haven't even considered the effects of bra constriction on the acupuncture meridians!

Combine these findings with the fact that women who breast feed their sweet little babies instead of stuffing rubber nipples full of animal milk or synthetic formula into their mouths, significantly reduce their breast cancer risk, and what do you have? ... Normal, healthy women. A real rarity in the West!

So, Singer and Grismaijer published their book and called a news conference to announce the book and their discoveries. They sent press releases to all of the media outlets including the newspapers and TV. They rented their conference space, prepared their press kits and were all ready for the big day. But no one showed up! Not one news reporter stopped by to get the big story that bras are a major cause of breast cancer! And why? Look in the daily newspaper or in the Sunday section advertising of the big department stores. Bras make money for the garment makers, bras make money for the department store owners, bras make money for the newspapers, bras make money for the mammogram and cancer researchers. Bras are good for business.

So, why would the Media want to announce that bras cause breast cancer? It's bad for business. That's why!

http://www.bamboo- Wu_Files/ Cancer_Bras. txt

Never lie

Once there was a boy. He was very innocent and honest. One day, he has to travel with a caravan. His mother sew few dirhams inside of his cloths and advised him, "son! what so ever happens in your life but never lie because a muslim never lies". The boy kept the advice of his mother in his heart and joined the caravan.

When the caravan was passing through the desert, it was robbed by a gang of robbers. They robbed every thing from the caravan, even they did not left any lady or child. When the robber came to the boy, he asked him,"Hey! you boy! give me what you have?!?"

The boy replied"I have few dirhams"

The robber searched him but found nothing. He became angry, "Oh you lier! come and I will take you to my lord {leader of the robber}". The boy kept saying that he was not a lier and that he never lies.

The group leader of the robbers asked the boy,"Oh boy! tell me why you lie?"
"No sir! I do not lie." said the boy "My mother has advised me not to tell a lie to anyone, in any circumstances, here you see these dirhams are sewed inside my clothes".

The leader of the robbers was astonished to see them, he said"look boy! you could hid them from us?". The boy said,"Sir, I have a promise with my mother to keep, how could I break that promise?"

The leader of the robbers thought,.... ........I am a grown man and I cheat other people...... ........He is a child so honest and truth worthy...... ......... .....I am robber, I take the belongings of the people by force....... ......... .......he is a boy but offers me his total belongings.. ......... ......I am a man who has broken the promise of the great lord Allah Subhanahu who loves me more than seventy mothers..... ......... ......... ......... .....and he is a boy who keeps his mother's promise and his mother loves him so much and he loves his mother so much........ ......... ......I must be shamed on my self.

The whole gang of robbers returned every thing to the caravan people and left their evil deeds.

This event is taken from one of our islamic greatest saint's childhood named Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani {RA}.

May Allah bless you all and your parents alongwith this ummah, AMIN.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A Story of Lion & 3 OX..............

Seeing the currently situation of our Muslim nation, I consider to put forth the old story of 3 OX. To be start, there were 3 different colors OX in a jungle (Black, Red & White) living happily co-operating & loving each other, helping each other in all the circumstance.

A lion living in the same jungle always fail to eat them due to their unity. Whenever he attacks to one of them the other two instantly comes for rescue his brother.

Lion understood that it is very difficult to overpower them, so he made a plan and came to TWO (white & red) OX and said: “ You know brothers you have an excellent colors and your brother is black”. “He is not yet all fit to be with you”. This jungle is enough for both of you to eat,,, if that Black OX shares you like this continuously then may be in future you will be run out from the food.

They both thought that it is absolutely correct. OK. What we will do to get rid from him? Leave to me said Loin “Tomorrow I will come and eat him but you both only have to watch and do not come to rescue him.

The Lion plan was success and he eats him completely. Black OX cried a lot a seek assistance of they brother but the two stupid OX was only watching the situation and laughing each other considering that they will be only the leader of Jungle.

After some days pass, Lion is again starving. So he visit to White OX and explained him that he will be only the leader of Jungle and nobody will share his food if he allow him to get rid from his brother. White OX agreed and said you are absolutely correct and you also help us before.

Next morning Lion attack the Red OX and eats him completely. He cried a lot for rescue but his brother (white ox) is only watching him and laughing as before.

Days go like this. Lion is now starving. So he came directly to White OX and said, “I want to eat you”… OX exclaimed and said ‘we have agreement’. Lion said “Which agreement? Do we have any agreement? I don’t remember any agreement. I only now remember that I have to eat you.

Poor White OX’’’’ he cried a lot but vain. Loin is playing and enjoying the entertainment with him... “ O’’’ how I have to eat you. From which part of your body I have to eat first. Which side first and so on….

Ox said, “would you give me 5 minutes” he said OK take "5 min or 30 min" but I will eat you. So the OX claimed a high place and said a loudly “ The Lion was already eaten me when he was eaten first to my brother (Black OX).. The Lion was already eaten me when he was eaten to my second brother (Red Ox)….. Finally Lion eats him completely…..

The moral of story is known now. Actually brothers we are facing the same situation, currently many Muslims countries was been attacked and our brothers (other Muslims countries) is only watching and laughing. The good example is near to our eyes (Iraq, Afghanistan, and so on).

Allah (Subhana Wa T’ala) said in Quran : “And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. this Qur’an), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah’s Favor on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His grace, your became brethren (in Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of FIRE (near hell fire by your bad deeds before Islam), and He saved you from it (by guiding you to Islam Monotheism). Thus Allah makes His Ayat (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc..,) clear to you, that you may be guided. (Sura Imran.. Verses 103).

Allah Messenger (Sallalahu Alihuwa Sallam) said “ One day all the nation will comes from all the way to attack you like the hungers attack food. Sahaba (May Allah be please with them) said “Ya Rasool Allah “we will be less in number?? .. NO’’ you will be huge but like water bubbles and Allah will put “Wahan” in your heart”.. what is this “Wahan” ya Rasool Allah ? “Love for Dunya and fear from dead”

Cool or Fool? Choosing the Right Friends

Your friends gather. Smoke curls in thick, humid air. Laughter and slurred words swirl together as bodies twirl and vibrate in time with pounding drums. Voices glide into eager ears, lacing minds with alluring words. Red, blue, green lights blink and flash--dotting open eyes with blinding colour. Hands wave, heads toss, bodies shake into oblivion. Glasses clink, cold orangey liquid drips and pools on greasy tables.

Fear grasps your heart. You walk on the edge of a knife; your friends clasp the handle and wave it like a sword. Your faith wanders onto the chopping block. Warning bells scream. You want to stop, you want to save your faith—but you slide along the edge of the knife. Your faith is sliced and diced. You wonder why you didn’t try. Your friends disperse.

Friends gather. Light flickers through shadow. Prayers flutter into the arms of a new day. Hands grip ancient texts, fingers follow curved winding letters, eyes strain to grasp meaning. Hands point towards Heaven, voices plead for hope, bodies bow in harmony in submission to the One. Peace descends.

Relief streams through your veins, nourishing your heart. You walk a wide, straight path—your friends ahead, beside and behind—catching you when you fall, pushing you forward. Your faith weakens as you climb a steep hill. Your friends tie ropes of faith around your waist and pull you over. Firm belief drips from your lips. You thank Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta`aala. Your friends gather.

Our friends can either be the rope that ties us to our faith in Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta`aala, or the knife that cuts any connection we had with our Creator. They are blessings, they are tests. Ask yourself, who are your friends? And more importantly, what kind of friend are you?

“You can do it!”

“I have faith in you!”; “C’mon don’t be a wimp”; "Here, try one”; “If you say no, people will think you’re weird”; “Don’t hang out with those boring, ‘religious’ guys!”

Whether you are in school, college, university, or working in the corporate world, these are the voices of many of the people you interact with. In our teenage culture, which exaggerates the idea of personal freedom and excessive entertainment, you are exposed to Peer Pressure.

You know You are a Victim of Peer Pressure when….

Most teenagers fall into flirting, clubbing, smoking, cursing, cheating, stealing, bullying, gambling, drinking, drugs, pornography and other immoral practices due to negative peer pressure. You know you are a victim of this pressure when you:

· are curious to try something new because "everyone's doing it";

· want to be liked, to fit in, to look cool;

· worry that others will think you are weird or a coward if you resist;

· say and do things in the group which you would not do on your own;

· wish your parents should stay out of your ‘social life’;

· do something without questioning the outcome.

Beat the Pressure: Tips to Try!

A) Before the Pressure Strikes

Know your values, beliefs and limits
Ask yourself 'What are my boundaries?'’ before anything happens. Know what pleases and offends Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta`aala. He is the One who created you, sustains you, and helps you. Study your faith and clarify your limits of ‘fun’ so you can resist the pressure with confidence.

Prepare your Strategy

Plan ahead of time what you can say and do in difficult situations. If your friend invites you to a party on a Friday night, you can imagine what you may encounter. If, at the party, someone cracks open a can of beer and offers you a swig, what will you do? Having a strategy will help you shun the pressure and keep your honour intact.

Steer Clear of Potential Trouble

Usually we know with whom, when and where the pressure to do wrong can emerge. Avoid late night outings, including malls, movies, parties, and clubs, especially with friends who don’t share your values. Watch out for places where gender-mixing takes place.

Choose who you Hang Out with

· You become like those you hang out with. As the Prophet Muhammad Sall Allaahu`alayhi wa sallam once said, “A person is likely to follow the faith of his friend, so look (carefully) whom you choose to befriend.” (Ahmad)

· Don’t belong to the ‘popular crowd’. The quarrels, competition, fads, and deception involved in the ‘popular crowd’ are not worth the image. Choose your friends based on character, not popularity or status.

· Friends who are not sincere and do not love you for your principles, will gradually lure you into an artificial world of false hopes. Either help these friends change gently, or abandon their company before it’s too late!

Participate in the Community!

There are immense benefits of getting involved with your local food bank, seniors’ home, children’s programme, anti-racism group, newspaper, library, Masjid, Muslim youth group, or any other project that helps society. For instance, you:

· avoid wasting time just ‘hanging out’ with your friends;

· enhance your skills and talents;

· meet people who share the same values and enjoy the same activities;

· gain confidence to influence others through positive peer pressure;

· earn rewards from Allaah!

Don’t Kill your Eyes: Watch less TV!

Yes, it’s tough to escape peer pressure, especially when your friends keep talking about the clothes, the music and the stars they watch on TV. Today, TV defines teen culture. TV, with its barrage of alluring ads and captivating shows, tells you how to dress and act, what is cool and sexy, and what is ‘in’ and ‘out’. Let Islam, not TV, decide your dress code, morals, and values.

‘Goofy’ Teachers, ‘Dumb’ Parents, ‘Preachy’ Imams can help!

Teachers, parents, Imams, and counsellors—a group of potential friends we often ignore—can be the first line of defence. When you feel weak in your relationship with Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta`aala or find yourself in a tough situation, be smart—consult them!

Make Duaa!

Ask Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta`aala to help you resist the pressures around you.

B) When Facing the Pressure

· Think about the consequences of every action. Use wisdom, not emotion.

· Say ‘No’ with courage. Make it clear how you feel about the situation. Explain why. It may be an opportunity to invite your friends to the Islamic way of life.

· Use Humour. Throw out a funny line to ease the tension and show how you feel! “I don’t drink. I can’t afford to kill my brain cells. Unfortunately, I only have a few left as it is!”

· Suggest a better idea. “Why don’t we play some hockey, instead of watching that movie? It’ll save us some money too!”

· Remember Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta`aala! He is there to help you. The Prophet Sall Allaahu`alayhi wa sallam told his close companion: “By Allaah! Whoever gives up something for the sake of Allaah, Allaah will replace it with something better than it!”

Are Your Friends Worth it?...Use the Checklist below to find out!

Does your friend fit these traits of a sincere, loving, and true friend?

· Does he help you become a better and productive person? It’s a mistaken belief that a ‘good friend likes you for what you are’. A sincere friend inspires you, either with words or actions, to improve your personality and situation.

In a beautiful analogy, the Prophet Sall Allaahu`alayhi wa sallam likened the company of a sincere friend to visiting a perfume seller. Every time you visit the perfume seller, you benefit from his shop: You get some perfume as a present, or you buy some from him or, at the least, you obtain a beautiful fragrance from his company. (Bukhaari & Muslim)

· Is she like a mirror to you? The Prophet Sall Allaahu`alayhi wa sallam stated, “The believer is like a mirror to other believers (in truthfulness) .” (Aboo Dawood). Like a mirror, your friend gives you an honest image. She forgives your mistakes, but does not hide or exaggerate your strengths and weaknesses.

· Do his manners and lifestyle remind you of Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta`aala? Once the Prophet Sall Allaahu`alayhi wa sallam was asked, “What person can be the best friend?” “He who helps you remember Allaah, and reminds you when you forget Him,” he, Sall Allaahu`alayhi wa sallam counselled.

The Prophet Sall Allaahu `alayhi wa sallam was further asked, “Who is the best among people?” He replied, “He who, when you look at him, you remember God”. Such a friend reflects qualities of love, mercy, honesty, service, patience, optimism, professionalism, and the entire lifestyle taught by Islam.

· Does he love you solely for the sake of Allaah Suhaanahu wa Ta`aala? The bonds we form at work, school and in the neighbourhood may whither over time if they are not built for the right reason. Friendship based on Islamic principles is sincere and everlasting, since it is strengthened by a higher purpose and fervent faith.

· Do you feel comfortable and secure in her presence? If your friend’s company makes you feel guilty about the things you do and thoughts you share, you must question the benefit of this relationship. Consider the wise saying: “Being alone is better than having an evil companion and having a sincere companion is better than being alone.”

If your friend does not like you for the beauty of your character, intelligence, morality, and sincerity, you deserve better!

“And keep yourself content with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His Countenance, and let not your eyes pass beyond them to those who seek the pomp and glitter of this life...” (Al-Kahf 18:28 - interpretation of the meaning).

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Prophet Muhammad: A Mercy to the Worlds

The Prophet's Masjid in the city of Madinah Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was unlettered but a wise and well-respected man, a member of the ruling Quraysh tribe, who was born in Makkah in the year 570 C.E. at a time when Christianity was not yet fully established in Europe. He was orphaned at an early age and then raised by his uncle Abu Talib. As Muhammad (peace be upon him) grew up, he became known for his truthfulness, generosity and sincerity, so that he was sought after for his ability to arbitrate in disputes. His reputation and personal qualities also led to his marriage at the age of 25 to Khadijah, a widow whom he had assisted in business. From then on, he became an important and trusted citizen of Makkah. Historians describe him as calm and meditative.

Muhammad (peace be upon him) never felt content to be part of his society whose values were devoid of true religious significance. He never worshiped idols and never drank alcohol, although drinking was widespread in Arabian society at that time. It became his habit to retreat from time to time to meditate in the cave of Hira' near the summit of Jabal An-Nur, the "Mountain of Light", near Makkah (now within Makkah city).

At the age of 40, while engaged in one such meditative retreat, Muhammad (peace be upon him) received his first revelation from Allah through the Angel Gabriel (Jibril). This revelation, which continued for 23 years, is known as the Qur'an.

His first convert was his wife Khadijah, whose support and companionship provided necessary reassurance and strength. He also won the support of some of his relatives and friends. The basic themes of the early message were the majesty of the One, Unique God; the futility of idol worship; the threat of judgment in the new life after being raised for grave; and the necessity of faith, compassion and morality in human affairs.

All these themes represented an attack on the crass materialism and idolatry prevalent in Makkah at the time. So when he began to proclaim the message to others, the Makkans rejected him. He and his small group of followers suffered bitter persecution. Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his followers drew comfort from the knowledge revealed to him about other Prophets, such as Abraham, Joseph, and Moses (peace be upon them all), each of whom had also been persecuted and tested.

The persecution by the Makkans grew so fierce that in the year 622 C.E., 13 years after the beginning of the revelation, Allah commanded the Muslims to emigrate. This event, the Hijrah (migration), in which they left Makkah for the city of Madinah, some 433 km (260 miles) to the north, marked the beginning of a new era and thus the beginning of the Muslim calendar.

In Madinah the Muslims were able to live, worship, and spread their message in peace. During this period, the revelations of the Qur'an mainly dealt with the Muslims' relationships with family members, the community of believers, and the non-Muslims.

The Quraysh in Makkah continued their efforts to stop the growth of Islam and forced the Muslims to fight several battles. Finally a truce was called and the Treaty of Hudaybiyah was signed to bring an end to hostilities.

When the Makkans broke the truce two years later, the Muslims set off to fight them. However, on seeing the size of the Muslim army, the Makkans surrendered. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his followers entered the city peacefully, where they forgave their enemies and established Islam definitively.

By the time the Prophet (peace be upon him) died at the age of 63, 10 years after the Hijrah, the greater part of Arabia had accepted Islam. Within a century of his death, Islam had spread as far west as Spain and as far east as China. It was clear that the message was not limited to Arabs; it was for the whole of humanity. In the Qur'an, Allah describes Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) as: " a mercy for the 'Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists)." (21:107).

Although Muhammad (peace be upon him) is deeply loved, revered and emulated by Muslims as Allah's final Messenger, he is not an object of worship.


Allah states in the Holy Quran:

“O mankind, We have created you from a male and a
female and made you into races and tribes, so that you
may identify each other. Surely the noblest of you,
in Allah’s sight, is the one who is most pious of you.
Surely Allah is All-Knowing, all-Aware.”

[Surahtul Hujurat ]

The Quran in this verse has made it clear that Allah
has created all mankind from a single mother and a
single father, and made them into a single
brotherhood. But He has divided them into different
tribes, nations, races, lineage and
language-speakers/ linguistic groups. The underlying
Divine wisdom in such a division is mutual

For example:

If there are two people bearing the same name, they
could be differentiated by family name.
It can also show the near and remote relations. Their
Shar’i rights can be fulfilled on the basis of near
and distant lineage. It is incumbent to determine the
near and remote agnate heirs when applying the law of
succession or dividing the estate of a deceased.
In short, reference to one’s lineage for the purpose
of identification is not deemed to be pride and

The current verse of Surah Hujurat proceeds to set
down the basis of an all-comprehensive and
all-pervading principle of human equality. It has
firmly laid the axe at the false and foolish notions
of superiority, born of racial arrogance or national
conceit. All men have been created from a single male
Adam Alayhis salaam and a single female Hawwa Alayhis
salaam as human beings. Therefore all people are the
descendants of Adam and Hawwa Alayhis salaam and have
been declared equal in the sight of Allah.

No one is allowed to take pride or degrade others on
the basis of his skin, wealth, rank, social status,
descent or pedigree, but by his moral uprightness and
the way he discharges his obligations to Allah and
man. The entire human race is but one family.
Division into nations, tribes and sub-tribes of all
sizes, and races is meant only to give a better
identification of one another.

Cause of Revelation (Shaani Nuzul)

This verse was revealed on the occasion of the
conquest of Makkah. When it was time for prayer, the
Holy Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam asked Sayyidna
Bilal Radiyallhu anhu to call the adhan. One of the
pagan Quraish cynically remarked: Thank God my father
died before this happened, and he did not have to see
this bad day. Harith Ibn Hisham remarked: could
Muhammad not find anyone better than this black crow
to sound the adhan in the Sacred Masjid! Abu Sufyan
said: I do not wish to utter anything for fear that
the master of the heavens will inform him. Thus
Jibrail Alayhis salaam came down and informed the Holy
Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam about this
conversation. The Holy Prophet Sallallahu alayhi
wasallam called them and asked them about it. They
admitted. At this, the current verse was revealed.

Taqwa of Allah is the basis of Honour

This verse made it plain that human beings can earn
honour on account of their faith and righteousness.
The immediate application of the verse was to
Sayyidina Bilal Radiyallahu anhu, and therefore the
Holy Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam said to those
people: “You are empty (i.e. you have no moral leg to
stand on.) Sayyidina Bilal Radiyallahu anhu, on the
other hand, is equipped (with high moral qualities);
and he is better and more honourable than any of you.”
Sayyidna Abudullah Ibn Umar Radiyallahu anhu reports
that on the day when Makkah was conquered, the Holy
Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam performed tawaf
(circumambulation of Ka’bah) in the state of riding on
his she-camel, [so that all the people could see him].
Then having completed his tawaf, he delivered a
sermon in which he said:

“O people! Allah has removed from you the pride of
Jahiliyyah and its arrogance. People are of two
types: a man who is righteous, fearful of Allah and he
is honourable to Allah; or a man who is sinful,
wretched, and he is disgraced and little to Allah.”
[Tirmidhi and Baghawi]

Then he recited the current verse.

Sayyidina Ibn Abbas Radiyallahu anhu says: For people
“honour” lies in wealth, whilst in the sight of Allah
it lies in righteousness.

Overall, people needed a way to introduce and
recognize each other all along in the history of

Looking back in history, we can see how mankind
divided into subcastes:

Nuh Alayhis Salaam had three sons- Sam, Ham, and
Yafith. The children of Ham are ‘Haamiyun Nasl’- e.g. mostly
the Middle Eastern tribes. The children of Sam are ‘Saamiyun Nasl’- e.g. the
tribes of ‘aad and thamud, etc. The children of Yafith are the ya’jooj ma’jooj (Gog

We can also see how certain tribes are popular with
certain qualities.

For example:

A tribe that consists of pious people who practice
good akhlaaq and deeds will become known as “a good

Moreover, knowing reference to a tribe can help us
draw some conclusions.

For example:

A family may be known for good hospitality and one can
expect it from them. Another family may be known for
bravery, and so on.

I.e. Knowing the tribe can help us get a clue about
what a person may be like.

However, it is clear from the Quran that the
underlying Divine Wisdom of the lineal, national and
linguistic division of mankind is identification.
Therefore, no one should be given preference just
because of sub caste. Respect should be given because
of ilm and taqwa.

The Prophet's guidance on preserving the health with perfume

Good scents and perfumes are nutrition for the soul, and the soul is the dynamo of the rest of the body's powers. Perfume helps the brain, the heart ad the internal organs and brings comfort to the heart and the soul. Perfumes are also the most suitable and favorable remedy and substance for the soul. Also, there is a close connection between the good soul and scented perfumes. This is why perfumes were among the dearest substances in this world to the heart of the most pure of all people, the Prophet (salla-Llaahu 'alayhi wa-sallam)

Al-Bukhari narrated that the Prophet (salla-Llaahu 'alayhi wa-sallam) used to always accept perfume when presented to him. Also, Muslim narrated that the Messenger of Allah (salla-Llaahu 'alayhi wa-sallam) said:

"He who is offered Raihan (basil) should not refuse it, because it is easy to wear and has a good scent."

Further, Abu Dawud and An-Nasai' narrated that the Prophet (salla-Llaahu 'alayhi wa-sallam) said:

"Whoever is offered some perfume should not refuse it because it is light to wear and has a good scent.

Ibn Abi Shaiban also narrated that the Messenger of Allah (salla-Llaahu 'alayhi wa-sallam) had a container that had some perfume and he used to perfume himself with it. The Prophet (salla-Llaahu 'alayhi wa-sallam) also said:

"Allah has a right on every Muslim that he takes a bath (at least once) in every seven days and if he has perfume to wear some of it."

Furthermore, the angels like perfume while the devils dislike it, because the dearest scent to the devils are foul odors, while good souls like good scents. Every soul leans towards and deserves what it likes. Evil men are suitable for evil women and vise versa, while good men are suitable for good women and vise versa. Although this statement applies to men and women in general, it also applies to every type of deed, speech, food, drink, clothing and scent.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Education Not Medication

The breast cancer industry is now run by corporations that profit from women with disease. With nearly all breast cancer nonprofits being subjugated by drug companies, the FDA censoring alternative cancer solutions, and the mainstream media wildly exaggerating the benefits of near-useless cancer drugs like Herceptin, there's hardly a message heard about breast cancer today that doesn't have a profit motive behind it.

The emphasis on breast cancer "screening," and the circus of holding breast cancer awareness months is, of course, all about recruiting more women into a system of treatment that generates profits for drug companies. Using fear-based tactics of recruitment (like telling women, "You'll die in six months if you don't undergo chemotherapy. .."), the breast cancer industry manages to corral women of all races and ages into treatments that actually harm far more women than they help.

Find that hard to believe? Researchers at the Nordic Cochrane Center in Denmark studied 500,000 women to determine the results of breast cancer screening programs. They found that for every one woman helped by breast cancer screening, ten were harmed through false diagnosis or unnecessary treatments that devastated their health.

"What seems like good and obvious advice in everyday life is not always scientifically or medically sound", said Peter Gotzsche, MD, director of the center. "So we might say there is a benefit of one but a harm of 10 from screening for breast cancer."

In other words, breast cancer screening is surprisingly harmful to women. That's partly because the procedure itself irradiates the breast tissue and actually causes cancer, but also because practically any screening result producing a questionable blur on the final image may result in a woman being manipulated through fear into undergoing aggressive, toxic cancer treatments even when they never had breast cancer in the first place. (False positives are extremely common in breast cancer screening, and in some cases, the machinery is incorrectly calibrated and doesn't even meet radiology standards.)

Preventing prevention

And yet breast cancer screening is the only form of "prevention" offered by the cancer industry. Only it isn't prevention, it's detection. Breast cancer screening does nothing to educate women how to really prevent breast cancer, nor does it teach women how to change their diets and lifestyles so that breast cancer never develops in the first place. In fact, the strategy of the cancer industry today can be best described as waiting for women to get cancer, then treating it with toxic drugs.

While tens of millions of women are developing undetectable, early-stage breast cancer right now, the cancer industry does nothing. They will not tell these women how to halt the growth of cancer tumors; they will only wait until the cancer becomes large enough to see on a screening test, and then they will scare the women to death with harmful, authoritative medical demands and toss them into chemotherapy -- a treatment that causes permanent, irreversible harm to the brain, heart, liver, kidneys and other organs.

Yet even the World Health Organization admits that 70 percent of all cancers can be prevented through simple changes in food and lifestyle. That number is probably conservative, though. My own opinion is that 90 percent of all cancers can be prevented through simple food and lifestyle changes. Yet no one in the cancer industry is interested in teaching any of these strategies to women. In the cancer industry, there is no incentive to teach women how to avoid breast cancer, because to do so would eliminate a future customer!

That's why I started the Education Not Medication program. It is a humble effort to teach women how to prevent their own breast cancer through scientifically- supported natural health strategies that are easy to understand and simple to follow. They include things like eating more broccoli and garlic, getting more natural sunlight on your skin (to generate the anti-cancer nutrient Vitamin D) and avoiding cancer-causing chemicals in manufactured foods (such as sodium nitrite, found in bacon, sausage and virtually all packaged meats). A more detailed list is offered below.

The cancer industry depends on more cancer

The cancer industry remains silent about these cancer prevention solutions. Ever wonder why? It's because the livelihood of the industry depends on more cancer! If cancer rates plummeted by 70 percent or more, the industry would be devastated. The incomes, egos and power positions of cancer industry operators depends entirely on the continued spread of cancer among the population.

Ever notice that cancer centers are not called, "Anti-Cancer Centers?" You see them in virtually every city and state across the country: The Washington Cancer Center, or the San Francisco Cancer Center . Here in Arizona , we have a massive, new building being constructed, and it's named the Arizona Cancer Center . These are all monuments to cancer, and they are for-profit businesses constructed for the purpose of making money from a woman's disease. They turn cancer into profit, and they depend on continued cancer to stay in business.

That's why there's no real effort underway to teach women how to prevent breast cancer. There's no program in place to teach women about the anti-cancer effects of sunlight and vitamin D (in fact, cancer industry groups like the American Cancer Society run public service ads warning people about sunlight!), there's no honest effort to teach women about the natural anti-cancer medicine founds in certain foods, and no one is telling women the truth about the cancer-causing chemicals in perfumes, laundry detergent, cosmetics and personal care products.

In other words, when it comes to preventing cancer, the cancer industry is silent. Why should they say anything, anyway? If they teach women how to prevent breast cancer, they lose customers. Besides, the scheme they're running right now is working brilliantly. They maximize revenues and profits by preventing prevention and waiting for women to get cancer, then treating them with high-profit pharmaceuticals, radiation and surgical procedures. They have the easiest business model in the world: All they have to do is keep their mouths shut about what causes cancer, and wait for new customers to fill the cancer centers. And to help them out, corporations, media organizations and volunteers (many are women!) actually help them raise more money! It makes about as much sense as holding a fundraiser for Bill Gates.

It's time to teach genuine cancer prevention to women

The cancer industry has been getting away with this scam for years, but I say enough is enough. It's time to declare, "The Emperor has no clothes!" and that the best way to help protect the lives of women is to teach them how to avoid breast cancer rather than waiting for them to get it.

And doing so is surprisingly simple. All you have to do is raise awareness about the things that cause breast cancer vs. the things that prevent breast cancer. This can be done through public service announcements, information handouts, or even internet campaigns like this one.

I also suggest that all these cancer treatment centers donate 100 percent of their profits to cancer prevention campaigns. It's wrong to profit from a woman's cancer, is it not? If these businesses really cared about stopping cancer, they'd refuse to profit from the disease and, instead, use the money to help stop cancer in future generations of women (and men, for that matter).

What an idea, huh? That these ultra-wealthy non-profits and billion-dollar corporations might spend some money on teaching women how to prevent cancer...

If it ever really happens, of course, it will only be as a cover-your-ass reaction to public awareness about the corporatization of the breast cancer industry. As word spreads, these non-profits will have to do something to save their reputation, so they'll start running tiny "prevention" campaigns to save face. But underneath the facade, make no mistake: cancer is big, big business, and the cancer industry is driven by profiting from a woman's body, not protecting it from cancer.

The real answers to breast cancer prevention

Here, for the benefit of women everywhere, is a partial list of the things that cause cancer and things that don't. You're not going to find full descriptions and citations here, as that would require an entire book all by itself, but this is a very useful reference list that tells the truth about what causes or prevents cancer in the human body.

18 things that CAUSE cancer: (in no particular order)
Smoking cigarettes
Drinking non-organic milk or eating non-organic dairy products
Hydrogenated oils and trans fatty acids - See Poison In the Food or articles on hydrogenated oils
Mammography radiation - see articles on mammograms
Chemotherapy and radiation
Perfumes and fragrance products
Cosmetics and personal care products - see articles on personal care products
Home cleaning products, including laundry detergent, dryer sheets, etc.
Plastic food containers - includes plastic lining inside food cans
Sodium nitrite - found in most processed meats, see articles on sodium nitrite
Pesticides, PCBs, chlorine and other chemicals
Acrylamides (formed during high-heat food processing such as frying)
Watching television / lack of exercise
Severe emotional distress or relationship stress
Refined sugars / refined grains
Dry cleaning chemicals
Hair color chemicals
Nail polish remover

22 things that PREVENT cancer:
Vitamin D and sunshine - the Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D
Anti-cancer foods - see articles about anti-cancer foods
Green tea - see articles about green tea
Broccoli and cruciferous vegetables - see articles about broccoli
Medicinal mushrooms - reishi, shiitake, agaricus blazei, etc.
Lycopene and tomatoes
Infra-red saunas and sweat lodges - because sweating expels toxins
Chlorella - see articles on chlorella, or check out a recommended chlorella product: Rejuvenate! From IntegratedHealth. com (product to be launched soon)
Pomegranate seeds - see artiles on pomegranate or http://www.ats. org/news. php?id=32
Omega-3 oils / chia seeds - available from GoodCauseWellness. com
Rainforest herbs - There are many anti-cancer rainforest herbs, including graviola and Cat's Claw (Una de Gato). Recommended sources is Terry Pezzi of the high-integrity Amazon Herb Company (also helping to preserve the Amazon rainforest) - Another great source of rainforest herbs is Rain Tree with Leslie Taylor
Juice detoxification - Read books by Dr. Gabriel Cousens or visit his retreat in Southern Arizona
Acupuncture - helps move blood and chi (body's energy)
Sprouts - ALL sprouts are anti-cancer. Best sprouting machine is the EasyGreen Automatic Sprouter (use any search engine to find resellers)
Red clover - Helps cleanse the blood. Find from any supplement maker.
Deep breathing / oxygenation / stress reduction - Best product is called Stress Eraser (highly recommended)
Yoga, Tai Chi or Pilates - These all boost lymph circulation
Cacao - (real chocolate) - Good sources are NavitasNaturals. com or
Therapeutic massage - helps move lymph, boost circulation
Mint - grow your own (the easiest plant to grow)
Apricot pits / laetrile / vitamin B17 - View this World Without Cancer video featuring G. Edward Griffin
Blackberries - Most berries contain some form of anti-cancer medicine
The cancer industry attacks nearly all genuine cancer solutions

After examining this list, it's not difficult to notice something quite curious: The cancer industry promotes many things that cause cancer while attacking most things that prevent cancer. Naturopathic doctors who once prescribed laetrile for cancer patients, for example, have been run out of the country or arrested. Herbal product companies have been censored to such a degree that none dare tell the truth about the anti-cancer effects of their own products, and even broccoli growers and marketers are scared into remaining silent about the remarkable, scientifically- proven anti-cancer effects of broccoli.

In other words, if you want to know what the cancer industry supports or attacks, just check to see which list it's on. If it's on the list of things that prevent cancer, the cancer industry (including most of its doctors, oncologists, non-profits and government regulators) will be against it. If it's on the list of things that cause cancer, they will promote it.

The exception to this is, of course, tobacco. That's a substance that doctors once gladly promoted in magazine advertisements, claiming that smoking was good for your health and even improved your teeth! But today, the tobacco scam has long since been revealed, and even conventional medicine is now squarely against this substance that they once strongly promoted.

The American Medical Association, by the way, used to actually run ads for cigarettes in its flagship medical journal, JAMA. Doctors can always be bought off and made to promote whatever poison is making the most money this decade (these people have no shame). In the 1950's, it was cigarettes. Today, it's pharmaceuticals and chemotherapy. Different drugs, same scam. But money was always -- and IS always -- the bottom line for conventional medicine.

Prophetic Medicine: An Old Prescription for a New Era -By Dr. Hossam Arafa

Most Commonly Documented Prophetic Remedies:


Henna (scientifically known as lawsonia inermis) has been well known for a long time in the Muslim world. It is extensively grown in India and Sudan , and is used mainly for cosmetic purposes

. The plant is sometimes called the "Magic Plant" because it has a great healing effect, contains many healing substances like tannine and other glue-like substances, and it has an anti-microbial and an anti-viral effect. It is natural, inexpensive, and has no known sides effects when taken orally. Indications for its use are as follows:

Burns: It is very effective when applied to a first or second degree burn. It:

-reduces pain.

-reduces fluid loss from the burn site, which is important if the area is large.

-has an anti-microbial effect, and so reduces the risk of infection.

-sticks on the wound site until healing is complete.

-is easy to apply either in paste or powder form.

-is inexpensive and easily available.

Healing Properties:
Henna promotes wound healing, especially chronic wounds and ulcers. The main cause of this is not known, but it may be its nourishing effect on the wound and its anti-microbial properties.

Anti-Hemorrhage Effect:
Henna has proven to be efficient in the management of nose bleeding (epistaxis), providing a long-lasting cure. One dose is generally sufficient. It is more successful than cauterization, which normally has to be repeated and cannot guarantee that there will not be a recurrence of bleeding. The only side effect of henna here is that it can cause slight sneezing. Henna can be used at other sites like a bleeding duodenal ulcer or oesophageal varicose veins, with no known side effects. Its anti-bleeding effect may be due to its coagulation or local burning properties.

Anti-Viral Effect:
Henna has an anti-viral effect. This is evident in its treatment of warts (particularly those that are resistant to liquid nitrogen treatment), Herpes Simplex (applied as a powder, it dries the vesicles at the site, prevents ulceration and crust formation, and prevents secondary infection). This benefit of henna is very promising, and should be explored further. It can also be used to treat AIDS.

Onion seed or hibat al-barakah (Nigella sativa)

This plant is found throughout India in the form of bushes, with blue flowers, that reach a height of approximately half a meter. It originally came from Turkey and Italy , and was brought to India by physicians to be cultivated. The seeds are black and triangular in shape, have a strong pungent smell, and contain a considerable amount of oil.

It is incorrect that Arabs learnt about its benefits from Greeks because, before the advent of Islam, there is no record of its use. Its therapeutic use was initiated after Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) mentioned its efficacy and its potential to cure. Abu Hurayrah states, "I have heard the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) say that there is cure for every disease in black seeds except death."

Khalid Ibn Sa`ad states that he was traveling with Ghalib Ibn Jabr when he (Ghalib) fell ill during the journey. Ibn Abi Ateeq (nephew of Ayesha) came to meet us. On seeing the distressed one, he took five or seven black seeds, ground them, mixed them in olive oil and dropped them into both his (Ghalib's) nostrils. Ghalib Ibn Jabr became healthy with this treatment.

Ayesha told us that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) stated that there is cure in black seeds for all ailments except sam. I asked him, "What is sam?" He said, "Death."

Chemical Composition:
The seeds contain 1.5 % volatile oil and 37.5 % non-volatile oil. In addition to this albumen, sugar, organic acids, glucoside, melanthin, metarbin and bitter substances are also found. The glucoside is toxic in nature; hence its in large doses and for a prolonged period may be harmful.

Its therapeutic uses are as follows:

-Zahbi stated that it removes the obstruction of any part of the body, expels the gases and strengthens the stomach.

-It is emmenagogue, lactogogue and a diuretic.

-It is an anti-helminthic, if taken with vinegar and useful with chronic colds.

-Its inhalation is beneficial in the treatment of common colds.

-Its oil is effective with alopecia (hair loss).

-Half a teaspoon, if boiled in water, is helpful for asthma and alleviates the toxic effects of bee and wasp stings.

-Continuous use of the seeds is effective for mad dog bites.

-Paralysis, facial palsy, migraine, amnesia and palpitations are also ailments which benefit from it.

-It can also be used as an expectorant and antipyretic.

-It normalizes the secretions of the stomach and pancreas. This is very effective in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus.

-It expels stones in the kidney and bladder if taken with honey.

-It is effective in jaundice when taken with milk.

-Its powder, when taken with water, is good for hemorrhoids.

-If black seeds are boiled in vinegar and then applied to the teeth and gums, it reduces inflammation and pain of the gums.

-It is also reported that its fine powder is effective if applied in the early stages of cataracts.

-Black seed is also used for skin disorders.

-The oil is also effective in earache.


The olive, a sign of peace and friendship throughout the world, is described in the Holy Qur'an in Surat At-Teen.

Found extensively in Asia minor, Palestine , Greece , Portugal , Spain , Turkey , Italy , North Africa , Algeria , Tunisia , the state of California in America , Mexico , Peru and southern Australia , the olive plant stretches up to three meters in height. Its leaves are bright green and very attractive; and its fruits are bright bluish or violet in color. Although olives consumed straight from the plant are very nutritious, they are not usually eaten due to their metallic taste. A pickled version is consumed largely in Europe . Olives are preserved in vinegar and imported from Spain , Italy , France , Turkey and Greece , and are favored in Europe and Arab countries. Olive oil is a good preservative for other foods such as sardines and other fish.

The use of olives goes back to ancient times. Vessels full of olive oil have been found, among other articles, during the excavation of ancient Egyptian graves. According to the scholars of Hadith, when the Great Flood subsided, the first thing to be seen on the earth was an olive tree.

According to Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah, Sayyid Al-Ansari narrated that the Prophet (pbuh) said, "Eat olive oil and massage it over your bodies since it is a holy (mubarak) tree."

According to Ibn Al-Juzi, Zanbi, Alqama Ibn Amir narrated that the Prophet (pbuh) said, "There is olive oil for you; eat it, massage it over your body, since it is effective for hemorrhoids. " Basoor reported that Aqba Ibn Amir narrated that the Prophet (pbuh) stated, "You have the olive oil from this Holy (mubarak) tree; treat yourself with this, since it cures the anal fissure." Abu Na'im reported that Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Prophet (pbuh) stated, "Eat the olive oil and apply it (locally), since there is cure for seventy diseases in it, [and] one of them is leprosy."


Olive oil has a place in pharmacology in the U.S.A. and Britain . Both of these countries have attributed prime importance to olive oil in the treatment of various ailments, and have fixed standard parameters to evaluate its purity.

It contains palmatic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, steanic acid, myristic acid and glycerides. In this case, it is not dissolved in water but in alcohol, ether, chloroform and liquid paraffin.

The adulterant very often used in the olive oils found on the market is the seeds of the tea plant, arachis oil. Sometimes machine gun oil and refined machine oil are also found in it.

According to Ibn Al-Qayyim, the red colored oil is better than the blackish one. Its therapeutic uses are:

-It gives exuberance to the facial complexion.

-Prevention against poisons.

-Regulates the digestive process.

-Expels intestinal parasites.

-A good tonic, making the hair healthy, shiny and makes it stronger. Adds luster.

-A massage of olive oil with ordinary salt over the gums is a remedy for several diseases of the gums and teeth.

-Local application of olive oil or the water extracted from the crushed olive oil leaves is effective on boils, rashes and itching.

-Chronic ulcers and boils, which are difficult to heal, are healed with olive oil when applied locally.

-According to Zahbi, it strengthens the hair and body; hence can be used as a good tonic and for delaying the aging process.

-It helps raise a low libido.

-A combination of normal saline and olive oil is highly effective in burns.

-A soak of olive leaves in water is effective against mouth and lip ulcers, and dermatitis due to allergies.

-The concentrated watery solution of the extract of olive leaves and fruits is very effective against dental cavities and leukoplaquea in the mouth.

-This solution is applied along with vinegar for alopecia to enhance hair growth.

-It is also stated that the local application of this extract removes the scars of small pox and boils.

-Ground olive seeds mixed with butter is effective on brittle nails.

-Pickles prepared from olives are a good appetizer, and stop constipation.

-Its crushed leaves can be applied locally to check excessive perspiration.

-The water extracted from the leaves along with honey is used for ear drops and is effective in various ear ailments. The oil procured by burning the wood of the olive branch is effective against all fungal infections, e.g., ringworm, tenia, versicolor in addition to eczema, psoriasis, dandruff and alopecia.

-Applying olive oil on the scalp is highly effective against dandruff.

-It causes hair growth and reduces hair loss. The application of olive oil in the eyes relieves inflammation.

-A massage of olive oil all over the body tones up the muscles and organs, and relieves muscular pain.

-Some physicians also advocate a massage of olive oil for epilepsy.

-It relieves the sciatica and arthritis.

Ointment prepared from olive oil has very good healing agents:

-It heals the sinuses and fistuli very quickly.

-If taken internally, 25ml of olive oil mixed with 250ml of barley water is highly effective against chronic constipation.

-It is a good diuretic; hence is used in ascites.

-It removes kidney stones.

-In view of the research carried out in the U.S. and Britain , one concludes that it is good nourishment, particularly for kidney ailments where an intake of nitrogen containing protein is contraindicated.

-We mentioned already that the Prophet (pbuh) stated that it is a good remedy for anal fissure. Hence, patients were advised to take two spoonfuls of olive oil at bedtime and an ointment was applied on the fissure locally before sleeping and in the morning. The ointment is prepared from eight spoonfuls of olive oil and two spoonfuls of ground henna leaves.

-Its combination with other prescribed drugs of Prophetic Medicine is a good remedy for psoriasis and eczema.

-The impressions of several doctors practicing in Middle East and North Africa reveal that gastro-intestinal cancer is not detected among those who are used to consuming olive oil. Japanese doctors also endorse this, and have the opinion that olive oil prevents the incidence of cancer in the gastro-intestinal tract.

Siwak and Dental Hygiene

A variety of oral hygiene measures have been performed since the dawn of time. This has been verified by various excavations throughout the world where toothpicks, chew-sticks, twigs, linen strips, birds' feathers, animal bones and porcupine quills were recovered.

Those that originated from plants, although primitive, represent a transitional step towards the modern toothbrush. About 17 different plants have be used as natural instruments of oral hygiene.

The most widely used twig since early times is the Siwak or Miswak. The stick is obtained from a plant called salvadore persica that grows around Makkah and in the Middle East in general. Although there is no reference to the use of the siwak in the Qur'an, there are several hadith mentioning the benefits of siwak in maintaining oral hygiene; hence, it has been used widely among Muslims since the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). In this respect, our Prophet (pbuh) can be considered among the first dental instructors of proper oral hygiene.

Salvadora persica is a small tree or shrub with a crooked trunk that is seldom more than one foot in diameter. It has scabrous and cracked bark, and is whitish with pendulous branches. The root bark is light brown and the inner surfaces are white. It has an odorlike cress, and its taste is warm and pungent.

To ascertain its chemical composition, the air-dried stem bark of salvadora persica was extracted with 80% alcohol and then ether, and underwent exhaustive chemical procedures which indicated that it is composed of trim ethylamine, an alkaloid which may be salvadorine, chlorides, high amounts of fluoride and silica, sulfur, Vitamin C and small quantities of tannins, saponins, fiavenoids andsterols.

Repeated use of siwak during the day produces an unusually high level of oral cleanliness. It has been proven that plaque is formed immediately after eating. After 24 hours, it starts to act on the teeth. However, it can be eliminated through meticulous tooth-brushing.

Proper oral hygiene should be taught by dentists, but it requires a person's time and dexterity. Among those Muslims who ritually practice the use of siwak, rigid oral hygiene by a dentist may not be required.

Siwak and other twigs can be effective in removing soft oral deposits. They can even be promoted as effective instruments in oral health and dental programs for the population at large.

There is evidence that salvadora persica contains antibacterial properties. Some other components are astringents, detergents and abrasives. These properties encourage some toothpaste laboratories (Beckenham, UK, Sarakan Ltd.) to incorporate powdered stems and/or root material of salvadora persica in their products. Although commercial powders may be highly efficient in plaque removal, their use has been shown in a survey to cause a high incidence of gingivitis. Plaque eradication is essential, but it should not be in a manner that creates negative side effects for other tissues.

In conclusion, siwak and powdered siwak are excellent tools for oral cleanliness. They are highly recommended in preventive dental health programs in Muslim countries. Recommendations should be made to manufacturers of toothpaste to include the powdered form of siwak in an abrasive form of toothpaste.
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Friday, April 13, 2007

Hijrah Calendar

What is the Hijrah Calendar?

Muslims do not traditionally "celebrate" the beginning of a new year, but we do acknowledge the passing of time, and take time to reflect on our own mortality.

Muslims measure the passage of time using the Islamic (Hijrah) calendar. This calendar has twelve lunar months, the beginnings and endings of which are determined by the sighting of the crescent moon. Years are counted since the Hijrah, which is when the Prophet Muhammad migrated from Mecca to Madinah (approximately July 622 A.D.).

The Islamic calendar was first introduced by the close companion of the Prophet, 'Umar ibn Al-Khattab. During his leadership of the Muslim community, in approximately 638 A.D., he consulted with his advisors in order to come to a decision regarding the various dating systems used at that time.

It was agreed that the most appropriate reference point for the Islamic calendar was the Hijrah, since it was an important turning point for the Muslim community. After the emigration to Madinah (formerly known as Yathrib), the Muslims were able to organize and establish the first real Muslim "community," with social, political, and economic independence. Life in Madinah allowed the Muslim community to mature and strengthen, and the people developed an entire society based on Islamic principles.

The Islamic calendar is the official calendar in many Muslim countries, especially Saudi Arabia. Other Muslim countries use the Gregorian calendar for civil purposes and only turn to the Islamic calendar for religious purposes.

12 Lunar Months Each Year

The Islamic year has twelve months that are based on a lunar cycle. Allah says in the Qur'an:

"The number of months in the sight of Allah is twelve (in a year) - so ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth...." (9:36).

"It is He Who made the sun to be a shining glory, and the moon to be a light of beauty, and measured out stages for it, that you might know the number of years and the count of time. Allah did not create this except in truth and righteousness. And He explains His signs in detail, for those who understand" (10:5).

And in his final sermon before his death, the Prophet Muhammad said, among other things, "With Allah the months are twelve; four of them are holy; three of these are successive and one occurs singly between the months of Jumaada and Sha'ban."

Islamic months begin at sunset of the first day, the day when the lunar crescent is visually sighted.

The lunar year is approximately 354 days long, so the months rotate backward through the seasons and are not fixed to the Gregorian calendar. The months of the Islamic year are:

1. Muharram ("Forbidden" - it is one of the four months during which it is forbidden to wage war or fight)

2. Safar ("Empty" or "Yellow") is named so because the Arabs used to leave their homes during that month as they used to set out to fight their enemies. It is also said that they used to leave their homes to escape summer heat.

3. Rabia Awal ("First spring") is named so because it usually coincides with the spring time.

4. Rabia Thani ("Second spring") is named so because it usually coincides with the winter time.

5. Jumaada Awal ("First freeze") The Arabs named it so because water gets frozen at winter time, and that coincides with the time of Jumada al-'Ula.

6. Jumaada Thani ("Second freeze") is named so because it coincides with winter time.

7. Rajab ("To respect" - this is another holy month when fighting is prohibited)

8. Sha'ban ("To spread and distribute")

9. Ramadan ("Parched thirst" - this is the month of daytime fasting)

10. Shawwal ("To be light and vigorous") The name Shawwal is derived from the Arabic word 'tashawwala' , which refers to the scarcity in she-camels' milk.

11. Dhul-Qi'dah ("The month of rest" - another month when no warfare or fighting is allowed)

12. Dhul-Hijjah ("The month of Hajj" - this is the month of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, again when no warfare or fighting is allowed)

Islamic Month
Gregorian Dates

January 20 - February 18, 2007

February 19 - March 19, 2007

Rabia Awal
March 20 - April 17, 2007

Rabia Thani
April 18 - May 17, 2007

Jumaada Awal
May 18 - June 15, 2007

Jumaada Thani
June 16 - July 14, 2007

July 15 - August 13, 2007

August 14 - September 12, 2007

September 13 - October 12, 2007

October 13 - November 10, 2007

November 11 - December 10, 2007

December 11, 2007 - January 9, 2008


Islamic New Year (1428H)
1 Muharam
20 Jan 2007

Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
12 Rabiulawal
31 Mar 2007

Israk Mikraj
27 Rejab
11 Aug 2007

Nisfu Syaaban
15 Syaaban
28 Aug 2007

Beginning of Fasting (1428H)
1 Ramadan
13 Sept 2007

Nuzul Al-Quran
17 Ramadan
29 Sept 2007

Hari Raya Aidilfitri
1 Syawal
13 Oct 2007

Hari Raya Aidiladha
10 Zulhijjah
20 Dec 2007

Please Note:

Although calendars is for planning purposes, they are based on estimates of the visibility of the lunar crescent, and the Islamic month may actually start 1-2 days earlier or later than predicted.

Guidance for your Sexual Health

One of the rights of human beings is to satisfy their sexual needs. This may be aural, by listening to amorous words; visual, by looking at that which arouses sexual desire; or physical, by engaging in sexual acts of different types.

However, the only legal way to satisfy sexual urges is that which occurs between married couples.

It is not permissible for a Muslim to engage in sex before marriage. Youths of both sexes must avoid all forms of sexual arousal; they should get married early and not delay it; because this is the safer route for them. Whoever cannot get married should depend on fasting to help curb their desires.

The Purpose of Sex

Islam strives to suppress illicit sexual urges so as to bring good back to human sexual intercourse, and to make its aim the establishment of a family and to have children. Allah said, "And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy." (Holy Quran, 30:21)

In fact, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) made the relationship between a married couple a source of reward for Muslims in the following wonderful hadeeth. He (PBUH) said "… and in man's sexual intercourse (with his wife) there is Sadaqah (act of charity)." They (the Companions) said, "O Messenger of Allah! Is there reward for him who satisfies his sexual passion among us?" He said, "Tell me, if he were to devote it to something forbidden, would it not be a sin on his part? Similarly, if he were to devote it to something lawful, he should have a reward." (Muslim)

Islam acknowledges the existence of sexual desire, and considers it to be one of the pleasures of this worldly life. Allah said, "Beautified for people is the love of that which they desire - of women and sons, heaped-up sums of gold and silver, fine branded horses, and cattle and tilled land. That is the enjoyment of worldly life, but Allah has with Him the best return (i.e., Paradise )." (Holy Quran, 3:14.)

Sexual desire is instinctive, and life without pleasure, enjoyment, and happiness becomes miserable, dreary and uninteresting. Is there anything better than the romantic hours spent by a loving married couple in the marital home?

Protection from Sexual Arousal

Islam's philosophy in life is clear and unchanging. It is founded on firm principles, including the great principle that 'prevention is better than cure' and among the applications of this great concept is Islam's recognition of the danger of sexual arousal between the two sexes.

For this reason, laws and systems were introduced that prohibit sexual arousal, stirring of desires, and inflammation of passions, other than those between a married couple.

If you think about modern day life, you will realize that men flirt in the street, at work, at school, and in the shops. It is a game of cat and mouse. You will find that it is expected of a woman to make herself up and beautify herself with the most splendid finery when she goes out.

For this reason, Islam ordered women not to beautify and adorn themselves when they go outside, but to limit their beautification for when they are with their husbands or when they are with other women.

In relation to this, two verses of the Quran were revealed, which later came to be known as the two verses of the hijab. They are the following words of Allah, "O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves (part) of their outer garments." (Holy Quran, 33:59). The second verse is, "… and not to display their adornment except that which (ordinarily) appears thereof." (Holy Quran, 24:31)

Islam also warned both sexes about listening to music that arouses passions, because arousing romantic music, which has an immeasurable effect on youths, is unchanging with the passing of the centuries. This prohibition came before the invention of television and its stark portrayals of sexual acts.

The Call for Marriage

When Islam forbade sexual arousal, and prohibited sexual relationships before marriage, it did not just leave youths without an outlet for their natural instincts. Islam invited them in a clear and open way to get married early. The Prophet (PBUH) said, "O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry because it helps him lower his gaze and guard his modesty (i.e., his private parts from committing illegal sexual intercourse etc.), and whoever is not able to marry, should fast; as fasting diminishes sexual power." (Bukhari)

If a youth does not have the way or means to get married, then what is the solution? The following verse of the Quran has the answer, "But let them who find not (the means for) marriage abstain (from sexual relations) until Allah enriches them from His bounty." (Holy Quran, 24:33)

Repulsion towards Adultery and Homosexuality

It is unfortunate that modern civilization is so eager to turn a blind eye to prohibited sexual behavior, that it gives it different euphemisms so that people are not revolted by it. These euphemisms do not directly signify the word 'adultery' or the term 'illegal sexual relationship' , but rather say that someone is 'sexually active' or 'has multiple partners'.

Muslims, on the other hand - even those who are religiously weak -consider extramarital relationships to be adulterous and greatly sinful; sins that would never befit a Muslim. This repulsion, which people feel towards adultery, arises from the many legal texts that condemn adultery and make it unattractive in the eyes of a Muslim. These include: "And do not approach unlawful sexual intercourse. Indeed, it is a Fahishah (i.e. anything that transgresses its limits), and an evil way (that leads one to Hell unless Allah forgives him)." (Holy Quran, 17:32)

Abu Hurairah said that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was asked what most commonly causes people to enter the Hellfire, he said, "The two hollow things, the mouth and the private parts." He was (then) asked about what most commonly causes people to enter Paradise , he said, "Fear of Allah and good character." (Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah)

Ubadah ibn-us-Samit said, "I was one of the Naqibs (a person heading a group of six persons), who gave the (Aqaba) Pledge of Allegiance to Allah's Messenger (PBUH). We gave the pledge of allegiance to him that we would not worship anything other than Allah, that we would not steal, would not commit illegal sexual intercourse, would not kill a person whose killing Allah has made illegal except rightfully, and would not rob each other. We would not be promised Paradise if we did the above sins, and if we commit one of the above sins, Allah will give His Judgment concerning it." (Agreed upon)


Islam is an amazing religion that has changed the lives of the Companions and of believers around the world. Once there was a time when adultery was deemed a normal part and acceptable happening in society and Islam rectified that notion by placing clear guidelines on sexual behaviors within a society, thus ridding the complications of liberal sexual behavior - both the physical and mental - of its believers.

We can learn much by becoming observers of the heartaches and hardships non-Muslims encounter because of the lack of sexual abstinence amongst non-married couples and how that impacts their lives as individuals and that of their communities. We can take pride and respect ourselves as Muslims by living our lives following the examples of the pious predecessors of the past, who followed the righteous teachings of our Prophet (PBUH).

Islam has generously and thoughtfully provided its believers with the prevention to the societal ills of pre-martial sexual relations, where others can spend millions of dollars and many hours seeking in desperation just waiting on the cure.

Let us each take a proactive stance in our lives to ensure that our families and ourselves are utilizing the preventive measures our religion has given us so that we may be able to thwart the day when it is too late, and we too, are left in desperation, seeking the cure. [Al Jumuah Vol. 14 - Issue: 8]

Woman and the display of body By: Mohammed Kamil Abdel Samad

Describing women who are morally decayed. The prophet Mohammed (PBUH) said that they are “women dressed but naked, corrupt and corrupters, their hairs are like the inclined hump of female camel, they do not enter the Heaven nor smell its fragrance” [Refer to Abu Daud]

the prophet also said “the prayer of a mistreating woman is not acceptable until she purifies her self” [Refer to Imam Ahmed, Abu Daud & Ibn Maja].

The modern scientific researches confirmed that the nakedness of women, their body displaying & their moving in an obscene shape id a disaster on them. The current statistics showed that there is a clear spread of the malignant cancer which affects the naked and displayed part of the women bodies particularly those women who dress short clothes.

It was published in the British Medical Magazine that “the melanoma malignant cancer which was one of the most rare cancers is now spreading among women. The cases of this type of cancer is increasing among young women. It affects their legs. The medical publication went on saying that the main cause behind the spread of short dress & fashions which expose the body of women to the rays & light of the sun. Moreover, the transparent dress and legs gloves do not help in avoiding this type of cancer.

The Medical Magazine appealed to the environment doctors to participate in collecting information about this type of cancer, because it is becoming an epidemic phenomenon. This reminds us with the Quranic sign which says in the tongue of the obstinate unbeliever

“O God, if this is indeed The Truth from Thee, Rain down on us a shower of stones from the sky, or send us a grievous penalty” [8:32]

Now to torture has come down in the form of a malignant cancer. It is caused by the exposition of women’s body to the sunrays and ultraviolet rays for a long time it affects the whole body but with different proportion. Initially, it appears as a dark; small spot on either the foot or the leg, and some times in the eye. Then it spreads all over the body. It attacks the lymph knots at the upper part of the thigh. It also attacks blood and invades the liver & destroys it. It may settle in all the organs of the body such as bones, the belly & perhaps the kidneys. If it attacks the kidneys then the patient will experience black urine as a result of inner destruction of the kidneys. It may get transferred to the child in the womb of his mother.

However, this disease does not allows its patient to survive for a long time & it does not respond to surgical treatment like other types of cancers nor it responds to treatment by rays sessions like some other types of cancers.

Therefore have we realized the wisdom behind Islamic legislation which aimed to protect women not only from passers by but also from a skin disease called cancer. The subject Islamic legislation called upon women to corner their bodies properly & with loose and not narrow and not transparent clothes.

Therefore, Islamic uniform for women protect them from physical diseases, from teasing in the streets & from the torture of life on the judgement day.

Source: “Scientific Miracles in Islam & Sunna Nabaweya” .

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