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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.

8 Tips for a Nutritious Ramadan

8 Tips for a Nutritious Ramadan

As far as a healthy nutritious lifestyle goes, Ramadan is a good opportunity to stop bad food habits and limit what we eat. Fasting relieves and strengthens the digestive system while increasing its efficiency and helps adjust triglyceride levels in the blood. However, because our suhoor and iftaar contain highly calorific foods we in fact reverse any benefit.

Hydrating Fruits & Nuts perfect for Ramadan

Hydrating Fruits & Nuts perfect for Ramadan

It’s important to be healthy in Ramadan so that we can benefit fully from everything this month has to offer. It’s a busy and intense period of ibadah (worship) alhamdulillah, and we can and should help ourselves by being in the best possible physical condition. We can ensure this by eating foods that are rich in goodness, the consequences of which will insha Allah include making fasting easier for our bodies and minds.

Moscow is becoming ‘Halal’

Moscow is becoming ‘Halal’

The Aerostar hotel in Moscow has launched a special ‘halal’ service for visitors, including a prayer room and a Quran on your bedside, in a bid to attract visitors from the Muslim world. “Our Muslim visitors were constantly asking for a separate prayer room or a special menu. We wanted everyone who came here to feel at home,” said Lyubov Shiyan, marketing director at the Aerostar hotel.

Taking Care of Your Kidneys: The Key to Your Daily Productivity

Taking Care of Your Kidneys: The Key to Your Daily Productivity

Taking Care of Your Kidneys It’s true that we don’t realise the value of something until we lose it. I struggled for over 10 years with kidney disease and despite constant warnings from my doctor that non-compliance with medication would cost me my kidneys, I never ever imagined being the one on dialysis, let alone need somebody else’s kidney to survive. Chronic kidney disease can severely affect your daily productivity: it causes persistent fatigue, nausea, swelling due to water retention,…

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10 Proven Benefits Of Zam Zam Water

10 Proven Benefits Of Zam Zam Water

1.The Story of how it came to be This accurate account of the originof Zam-zam holds with it an exquisite message… Hajar (Alayhis salaam) made use of the small amount of food that Ibrahim (Alayhis salaam) left for her and her baby, but ran out eventually and was soon thirsty and hungry-her milk dried up, her baby Ismail (Alayhis salaam) became hungry and began to cry. Hajar couldn’t afford seeing her son in pain so climbed up the hill which…

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