Shifa – precious remedies for your health

by Karima Burns, MH, ND 24/01/2001

There is a famous Hadith reported by Abu Hurairah that, “Allah never

inflicts a disease unless he makes a cure for it…” (Sahih Bukhari). While some

of us may assume that this cure is always in the form of a medicine or herbs,

the Hadith does not state that. In fact, two of the greatest cures Allah has given us for heart disease are foods that the Prophet (SAW) ate: whole wheat

and barley. Both provide multiple benefits in the fight against heart disease

as they both lower cholesterol, increase proper elimination of wastes by the

body, facilitate proper blood clotting, and improve general circulation and

cellular health. When Sahl bin Sad was asked, “Did Allah’s Apostle ever eat

white flour?” he replied, “Allah’s Apostle never saw white flour [from the

time] Allah sent him as an Apostle till He took him unto Him.” Modern

science has long been against processed breads, even when they are

supposedly “enriched.” E. Cheraskin, in his book Diet and Disease, compares

enriching white flour with “robbing someone in a dark alley of their clothes

and wallet, and then giving them back their underclothes and bus money to

get home.” In addition to the fact that white flour has no nutritional value, it

can leech vitamins and minerals from the body as well. This is because

nutrient-void foods do not supply all of the nutrients that are needed for

their digestion; hence, they must take the nutrients that are lacking from the

body. White flour can even mimic white sugar, creating problems for the

hypoglycemic or diabetic person (Pritchard, Healing with Whole Foods).

According to nutritionists Jean Anderson and Barbara Deskin, whole-wheat

flour, high in protein and fiber, is far superior in nutrition to white flour.

Whole grain wheat contains a large amount of Vitamin E, mostly

concentrated in its germ layer. Research on the Vitamin E found in wheat

discovered that of 31,000 people studied, those who ate whole wheat bread

had a much lower risk of heart disease than those who ate white bread.

Michael H. Davidson, MD, president of the Chicago Center for Clinical Research, says that this is because the Vitamin E in wheat causes the liver to

produce less cholesterol. He found that subjects in his study who consumed

½-cup of wheat germ daily for 14 weeks saw their cholesterol levels drop by

seven percent. Although wheat has undeniable health benefits, we need to

be aware of the dangers of its overuse. Eaten daily, whole wheat can be

detrimental to the health as it causes bloating in many people and often

encourages the growth of unfriendly (candida albicanus) bacteria in the

colon. It can also encourage weight gain and cause allergic reactions in

many people when overeaten.It is revealing that Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

did not indulge in regular wheat consumption, but ate instead mostly barley

and bread made from barley flour. Abu Hazim narrated (in Sahih Bukhari)

that he asked the Prophet (SAW), “Did you use to sift barley flour?” The

Prophet answered, “No, but we used to blow off the husk (of the barley).”

Barley is so easily digested that the Prophet even recommended that barley

soup (talbiyah) be used for all stomach ailments (Sahih Bukhari). Possessing

even more health benefits than wheat, barley is extremely high in calcium

and protein, and is far less allergenic. It does not encourage bloating or

unhealthy bacterial growth; therefore, while wheat is healthful, barley is

better for daily consumption. One of the richest sources of tocotrienols,

powerful antioxidants that help reduce damage to the body from dangerous

oxygen molecules called free radicals, barley also reduces the body’s

production of cholesterol in the liver. David Jenkins, MD, professor of

nutritional sciences at the University of Toronto says, “Tocotrienols are

potentially more powerful antioxidants than other chemical versions of

vitamin E.” Barley is also a lot more affordable than most vitamin E

supplements on the market. Furthermore, it contains lignana, found to

prevent tiny blood clots from forming – perhaps providing a similar benefit

to the recently popular “daily dose of aspirin” against heart disease. Just

one-half cup of barley contains half the daily requirement for selenium in

the diet and almost twenty-percent of the USRDA (Recommended Daily

Allowance) of Vitamin E. Both of these have been found to be powerful allies

in the fight against cancer. Barley also contains beta-glucan, a type of

soluble fiber that forms a gel in the small intestine to which cholesterol binds

and is then excreted from the body. This gel forming action also prevents

constipation and colon cancer. To get barley’s healing benefits, it is

recommended by health experts that it be eaten in the same way that the

Prophet (SAW) did. Hulled barley (the husk loosely intact or “blown off”) is

superior to processed barley which has been cleaned and scrubbed more

than five times to create a quicker-cooking version that lacks most of

barley’s healthful fiber, minerals and thiamin.

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What about a bride with purdah?


Bridal pictures with hijab [nikah]





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A moment of peace

If you want peace, take time to live in silent communion with nature

With hold your passion with noise pollution and reflect on  Allah’s

pict0002creation so that you may find Truth

Value each precious moment of your life…

Value Each Precious Moment………

Morning Brings up Hope, Afternoon

Brings Faith,

Evening Brings Love & Night Brings


Wish U Find them All Today…





What about love

Love is like playing the piano.

First you must learn to play by the rules,

then you must forget the rules

and play from your heart

To each his own

Today I would like to share with you, the gift of a Thought or two. . .

To Each His Own

I cannot change the way I am, I never really try,

God made me different and unique, I never ask him why.

If I appear peculiar, There’s nothing I can do, You must accept me as I am, As I’ve accepted you.

God made a casting of each life, Then threw the old away, Each child is different from the rest, Unlike as night from day. So often we will criticize, The things that others do, But, do you know, they do not think, The same as me and you.

So God in all his wisdom, Who knows us all by name, He didn’t want us to be bored, That’s why we’re not the same

Try smiling

Try Smiling

When the weather suits you not,

Try smiling.

When the coffee isn’t hot,

Try smiling.

When your neighbors don’t do right,

Or your relatives all fight,

Sure ’tis hard, but then you might

Try smiling.

Just smiling.

But it cannot make them worse –

– Just smiling.

And it seems to help your case,

Brightens up a gloomy place,

Then, it sort o’ rests your face —

Just smiling.

Our emotions – how to overcome them and train them

Our Emotions [Shaykh Aaid Al-Qarni]

Pain is not always a negative force and it is not something that you should always hate.

At times a person benefits when he feels pain. You might remember, that at times when you felt a lot of pain, you sincerely supplicated and remembered Allah.

When he is studying, the student often feels the pangs of heavy burden, sometimes perhaps the burden of monotony, yet he eventually leaves this stage of life as a scholar.

He felt burdened with pain at the beginning but he shined at the end.

The aches and pangs of passion, the poverty and the scorn of others, the frustration and anger at injustices – these all cause the poet to write flowing and captivating verses. This is because he himself feels pain in his heart, his nerves, and in his blood, and as a result, he is able to infuse the same emotions into the hearts of others. How many painful experiences does the writer undergo, experiences that inspire brilliant works, works that posterity continues to enjoy and learn from.

The student who lives the life of comfort and repose and who is not stung by hardships, or who has never been befallen by calamity will be an unproductive, lazy, and lethargic person. Indeed, the poet who knows no pain and who has never tasted bitter disappointment will invariably produce heaps upon heaps of cheap words – absolute humdrum.

This is because his words pour forth from his tongue and not from his feelings or emotion, and though he may comprehend what he has written, his heart and body have not lived the experience. More worthy and relevant to the aforementioned examples are the lives of the early believers, who lived during the period of revelation and who took part in the most important religious revolution that mankind has seen.

Indeed, they had greater faith, nobler hearts, more truthful tongues, and deeper knowledge: they had all of these because they lived through the pain and suffering that are necessarily concomitant to great revolutions.

They felt the pains of hunger, of poverty, of rejection, of abuse, of banishment from home and country; of abandonment of all pleasures, of the pains of wounds and of death and torture. They were in truth chosen ones, the elite of mankind.

They were models of purity, nobleness, and sacrifice. “That is because they suffer neither thirst nor fatigue, nor hunger in the Cause of Allah, nor they take any step to raise the anger of disbelievers nor inflict any injury upon an enemy, but is written to their credit as a deed of righteousness.

Surely, Allah wastes not the reward of the doers of good.” [Surah At-Taubah; 120].

In the history of the world there are those that have produced their greatest works because of the pain or the suffering they experienced. Al-Mutanabi, when afflicted with a severe fever, wrote some of his best poetry. An-Nabighah was threatened with death by An-Nu’man ibn Mundhir, contributed the classic poem with the opening couplet:

‘Verily, you are the sun, while other kings are the stars: when the sun rises, no star in the sky is visible.’ There are many such examples who prospered and became legends because of the sufferings they experienced. Therefore, do not become excessively anxious when you think of pain, and do not fear suffering.

It might well be that through pain and suffering you become stronger. And furthermore, for you to live with a burning and passionate heart that has been stung is purer and nobler than to live the dispassionate existence of a cold heart and a short-sighted outlook.

“But Allah was averse to their being sent forth, so He made them lag behind, and it was said (to them), ‘Sit you among those who sit (at home).’” [Surah At-Taubah; 46].

The words of a passionate sermon can reach the innermost depths of the heart and penetrate the deepest regions of the soul, usually because the one who gives such sermons has himself experienced pain and suffering.

“He knew what was in their hearts, and He sent down calmness (and tranquillity) upon them, and He rewarded them with a near victory.” Surah Al-Fath; 18].

I have read many books of poetry, yet most are passionless, without life or soul.

This is because their authors never endured hardship, and because they were composed among surroundings of comfort.

Thus the works of such authors were cold, like blocks of ice. I have read books filled with sermons that do not shake a hair on the body of the listener and that lack an atom’s weight of impact. The orator is not speaking with feeling and sentiment, or in other words, pain and suffering.

“They say with their mouths, that which is not in their hearts.” Surah Al-Imran; 167].

If you wish to affect and influence others, whether it be with your speech or with your poetry, or even with your actions, you must first feel the passion inside of you. You must be moved yourself by the meanings of what you are trying to convey.

Then, you will come to realize that you have an influence upon others.

“But when We send down water (rain) on it, it is stirred (to life), it swells and puts forth every lovely kind (of growth).” Surah Al-Hajj; 5]

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