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Islamic prayers reduce back pain and increase joint elasticity, research finds.

Islamic prayers reduce back pain and increase joint elasticity, research finds.

The repetitive physical movements of Muslim prayer rituals can reduce chances of lower back pain if performed properly, according to new research.

The study found that not only does quiet prayer eliminate physical anxiety, but that proper knee and back angles can be an effective clinical treatment.

“One way to think about the movements is that they are similar to those of yoga or physical therapy intervention exercises used to treat lower back pain,” said study co-author Mohammad Khasawneh.

The paper, entitled An ergonomic study of body motions during Muslim prayer using digital human modelling, was published in the latest issue of the International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

The research used computer-generated human models of healthy Indian, Asian, and American men and women to look at the effect on lower back pain.

Sujud apparently increases the elasticity of joints.

“Physical health is influenced by socio-economic, lifestyle and religious factors,” added Mr Khasawneh, from Penn State Behrend university in Pennsylvania.

“Prayer can eliminate physical stress and anxiety, while there is also research that indicates prayer rituals can be considered an effective clinical treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunction.”

Source: Independent

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2017 in Relax

 

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Why Are Scientists Turning To Islam?

Why Are Scientists Turning To Islam?

Jack The Lad

Some obvious common sense yet powerful arguments by a former Atheist Dr. Brown explaining how many scientists are gravitating towards the existence of a Creator something very obvious and clear that only a dead heart can’t see.

Here Dr. Brown explains how atheists have cornered themselves into a the belief in a creator

Check Out: Einstein on religion and atheism

With the famous question ‘what came first the chicken or the egg’ being answered through evolution when it comes to the universe the question should be asked, what came first the mind or matter?

See Also:15 non muslim academic

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Posted by on March 6, 2017 in Truth & evidence, Video

 

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Islam is the world’s largest religion by 2070 (Pew Research Centre)

Islam is the world’s largest religion by 2070 (Pew Research Centre)

Islam is the only religion growing faster than the world’s population, and it will be the largest in the world by 2070, research has found.

In 2010 there were 1.6bn Muslims in the world, and 2.17bn Christians. By 2050, there will be 2.76bn Muslims and 2.92bn Christians – and if both religions continue at that rate of growth, Islam will have a larger number of followers than Christianity by 2070.

The world’s Muslim population is expected to become the world’s largest religion by 2070, researchers have found

Atheists, agnostics and non-religious people will decline from 16.4 per cent of the world’s population to 13.2 per cent by 2050, the report added, despite growing in Europe and North America.

Christianity is also likely to suffer as more converts leave to become non-religious or to join other faiths, the report predicted.

God says, what means in quran 9:32,33:

“They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah refuses except to perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it.

It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth to manifest it over all religion, although they who associate others with Allah dislike it.”

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Posted by on March 1, 2017 in News, Truth & evidence

 

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Mastering this World !

We know that love of this world destroyed the first and last, and that it lies behind the shocking crimes which the elite classes commit against the common people, leaders against followers, and the intelligent against fools; but the sound cure for the chronic illness lies in mastery of this world and then rising above its baseness. It is good for you to possess more treasure than Qarun and wield wider powers than those of Sulayman if you then use that in support of the truth when the truth needs a buttress, and abandon it for Allah’s sake when death is nigh. As for living in utter poverty and reckoning that vagrancy is the Path to the Garden, this is madness and self-deception. When atheism has imposed its power through control in the earth, your abandoning control of the earth is a worse outrage than fornication and usury.

Anas ibn Malik said, “Salman al-Farisi was fatally ill. Sad ibn Abi Waqqas visited him and saw that he was weeping. Sad asked him, ‘What makes you weep, my brother? Did you not keep the company of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Were you not this? Were you not that?’ Salman replied, ‘I am not weeping from either reluctance to leave this world nor dislike of going to the Next. But the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, made a contract with us, and it seems to me that I have only broken it!’ Sad asked, ‘What was your contract?’ He said, ‘He made a contract with us that each of us should have only what which is adequate, like the provision of the rider, and I think that I have exceeded that. As for you, Sad, fear Allah in your ruling when you give judgement, in your distribution when you divide, and in your plan when you decide!'” Al-Mundhiri said, “We read in the Sahih of Ibn Hibban that Salman’s property was collected after his death and it amounted to fifteen dirhams.”

Salman was one of the great and loyal Companions. The hadith shows that he feared to meet Allah even though he left only fifteen dirhams. This is a picture which evokes fear and humility: the sight of one of the commanders of the Islamic conquest meeting his Lord with this divestment and piety at a time when you see the generals and commanders full of this world without limits! But there is a question of fiqh here: Sad ibn Abi Waqqas, who was speaking with Salman, heard this directive from the Messenger of Allah: “It is better for you to leave your heirs rich than to leave them in need, begging from people.” So a large legacy is certainly not a crime! Sad ibn Abi Waqqas was one of the ten promised the Garden, as we find in the Sunan, and those ten were all wealthy Muslims. There was not a poor man among them. Transmitters claim that one of them left so much gold that it was made into axes. The problem is not in owning vast wealth: the problem is in how to use it and how to spend it. In this world we have seen rich men who have built colleges to act as fortresses of knowledge and study, rich men who have combated illness and hardship with great vigour, and rich men who have offered their nations the taxes they paid to assist in matters of general public interest. Uthman ibn Affan offered a stupendous amount of money in preparing for the Expedition of Hardship, and the Messenger said, “O Allah, be pleased with Uthman! I am pleased with him.” The fact is that the hadith of Salman only represents a particular psychological state and does not imply a general legal judgement.

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“The Sunna of the Prophet” – Muhammad al-Ghazali

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2017 in Relax, The message

 

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Islam: most popular religion with young Chinese

Islam is the most popular religion in China among young people despite a government crackdown on Ramadan and historic persecution of the Muslim Uighur minority, according to a new survey.

Of the five religions recognised by the atheist state, Islam has the largest proportion of followers under 30, with 22.4% of Chinese Muslims fitting this age bracket, according to the China Religion Survey carried out by a research centre at Beijing’s Renmin University.

Around 23.3 million Muslims live in China, making up 1.8% of the total population, according to Pew Research Center data from 2010. The Center predicts the Muslim population to grow to around 30 million by 2030.

The new statistics come on the back of China imposing controversial measures on Muslims observing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

The Communist Party has reportedly banned teachers, students and government employees in Xinjiang province from fasting, though Chinese authorities have denied these accusations.

The government has also reportedly instructed Muslim shopkeepers and restaurant owners to sell alcohol and cigarettes in order to combat “religious extremism” in Xinjiang, which is the largest of China’s administrative regions and has a majority Uighur Muslim population.

Xinjiang is a hotly-contested area of China. Hundreds have died in recent years in clashes which China has blamed on Islamist terrorist groups, while the Uighurs say they are repressed by Beijing’s policies.

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Despite such restrictions, the survey also found that 60% of people working at places of worship considered government regulations on religious freedom to be fair.

In addition to Islam, Catholicism, Protestantism, Buddhism and Taoism are the other officially recognised religions in China.

Catholicism was the second-most popular religion among under-30s, while traditional Chinese religions Buddhism and Taoism were most popular among over-60s. Overall, Buddhism has the highest amount of followers in China, according to the survey.

Wei Dedong, a professor of Buddhist studies at Renmin University, told the state-run newspaper the Global Times that the primary reason for the growth in Islam among young Chinese was demographic.

“Most believers of Islam belong to ethnic minority groups and it is common for a woman to give birth to several children. The children would also become Muslims while it is very rare to have an adult converting to Islam,” said Dedong.

According to Pew, the fertility rate for Muslims is higher than non-Muslims in China, with believers having an average of 1.7 children compared to the national average of 1.4 children. The research centre found that Chinese Muslims are generally less educated and tend to live in rural areas, two factors which are associated with higher fertility rates.

Islam has a long but chequered history in China. The Uighurs, an indigenous ethnic population who are mostly Muslim, inhabit the northwestern province of Xinjiang but consider themselves culturally closer to central Asian nations than Chinese.

Xinjiang became part of China in the 18th century and an independence movement, which declared a state of East Turkestan in the region, was crushed by Chinese authorities in 1949.

The latest Chinese census puts the Uighur population, who have lived in the region for thousands of years, at more than 11 million, although the Uyghur American Association estimates it to be above 15 million.

On Monday, the Chinese consulate in Istanbul issued a travel warning to its citizens after protests were held over the weekend as Turkish Muslims turned out in solidarity with the Uighurs, who they believe are suppressed by Beijing.

Ankara also summoned the Chinese ambassador last week about the reports that Uighurs in Xinjiang have been banned from fasting during Ramadan. A Chinese government statement said reports of a ban were “completely at odd with the facts”.

Source: Newsweek

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2015 in News, Relax

 

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US army officer in Afghanistan James Grant converts to Islam | The News Tribe

US army officer in Afghanistan James Grant converts to Islam | The News Tribe.

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2013 in News

 

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Scottish Atheist Lady Finds Islam at the Age of 65

My name is Maryam Noor, that is my Islamic name, and my original name is Margaret Templeton.

I was born in Scotland to a house which was atheist. In our house, we were not allowed ever to speak about God, and even if we learned something in school, we were not allowed to say anything or we would be punished.

For as long as I can remember, I have been seeking the Truth about why I am here in this world, what I’m here for, what am I supposed to do.

Full story:

http://www.onislam.net/english/reading-islam/my-journey-to-islam/contemporary-stories/453276-65-year-scottish-finds-islam-.html

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2012 in Relax

 

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