What is Alcohol

What is Alcohol

Anyone who has ever visited a grocery store knows that there are many different types of alcohol. Through the process of distillation, some alcoholic drinks contain more alcohol than others and maybe more dangerous.

Reward of Dhikr

Reward of Dhikr

What is light on the tongue but heavy on the Scale? Dhikr, the remembrance of Allah O You who believe! Remember Allah with much remembrance Quran 33: 41 During the hustle and bustle of our frantic lives, the day seems to go by so quickly that it is not until a rare quiet moment late at night that we may realize we have not remembered Allah throughout the day. Apart from the five daily prayers (which themselves are forever threatened to be rushed…

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The Rules of Stopping in the Quran (Waqf)

The Rules of Stopping in the Quran (Waqf)

The Divine Language of the Holy Quran has its own principles which every reader has to take care of while reciting it. The Quranic verses contain various punctuation, some necessary stops and pause signs and others optional. Waqf means to stop in Arabic.

The rules come from the Sunnah and they have been recorded as places where the Prophet stopped, or definitely stopped or sometimes paused. Part of the reason is to be able to reflect and comprehend the verse.

Best Oils For a Relaxing Massage

Best Oils For a Relaxing Massage

The Muslim wakes up at fajr and has a long hard-working day. From time to time, due to stress, pressure, we face tension in various parts of the body. The head and shoulder are common. We carry a lot of weight on shoulders and it takes a toll when we try to keep our head held high.

Food Additives

Food Additives

Taste, texture, freshness and appearance are a few of the major contributions food ingredients and food additives make toward the enjoyment of food. By aiding in the processing and preparation of foods, ingredients also help to maintain certain desirable qualities that are associated with various foods.

Science says smile

Science says smile

Capitalising on this moment, Isen and Levin set up a famous study where some people found money in the change drawer of a pay phone, and some people didn’t. As they left the phonebox, a person walked by and dropped a bunch of papers. The results: 84% of the people who found money helped pick up the papers, while only 4% of those who didn’t find money helped.

The Benefits of Volunteering

The Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to enhance your mood and satisfaction with life. Studies show that people who spare their time and devote it to volunteering and helping others have a greater sense of social connected-ness, which in turn wards off loneliness and low mood.

What Sugar does to our Brains

What Sugar does to our Brains

It can feel like we are often bombarded with information highlighting the negative link between sugar and health. We are told that sugar negatively impacts our mental well-being, by suppressing hormones that play a significant role in brain health. We are told that sugar has a detrimental effect on learning and memory, and that is has addictive properties, meaning that once you start on the sugar buzz, it can be hard to stop. Recent research has even highlighted the significant…

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The Muslim and his Neighbour

The Muslim and his Neighbour

He is not a believer whose stomach is filled while the neighbour to his side goes hungry Prophet Muhammad, al-Sunan al-Kubrá There is great emphasis on the neighbour in Islam. The idea is, if we all look after at least our neighbours, then the whole community will be at security. In Surah Nisa, Verse 36, Allah says: Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him, and to parents do good, and to relatives, orphans, the needy, the near neighbor, the neighbor…

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What is Anxiety

What is Anxiety

We hear the word “anxiety” thrown around a lot these days. We have all described ourselves as feeling “anxious” at one stage or another – whether it’s linked to a feeling of dread about an upcoming event, or associated with the stress or pressures of the workplace, or related to a particular issue in a relationship. And it’s natural and normal that we feel anxiety in particular situations – but what about when it goes above and beyond what the…

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Good Mood Food – Food for a good mental state

Good Mood Food – Food for a good mental state

It is commonly accepted that our diet has an effect on our physical health. Media and social media are constantly bombarding us with the latest diets we need to try in order to get our bodies in the ‘perfect’ shape. Less talked about, however, is the effect our diet has on our mental health. While we may attribute our irritability, mood swings and difficulty concentrating to other stressors in life, our diet may have a big part to play in causing these symptoms.