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Science in a Golden Age – Al-Razi, Ibn Sina and the Canon of Medicine

From Al-Razi, to Ibn al-Nafis, to the 10th-century philosopher and physician Ibn Sina, Jim examines the most influential medics of the Golden Age. He shows us his personal copy of Ibn Sina’s Al-Qanun fi al-Tibb (‘The Canon of Medicine’), a comprehensive text which was the pinnacle of medical knowledge at that time. It was widely copied and translated, becoming a standard medical reference across the world for centuries. Jim ends his journey at the Weill Cornell Medical College, learning how the institute is using the latest equipment to map the human genome. The genome is the complex genetic code contained in every one of our cells and sequencing it can reveal possible diseases that are inherited. Focusing on genetic and hereditary diseases, scientists from around the world have come together to work on this ambitious project that some-what parallels Baghdad’s Bayt al-Hikma (The House of Wisdom), the renowned centre of learning that played an integral role in the Islamic world’s scientific advancement.

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2019 in Video

 

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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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The ayah that Led Professor Arthur Alison to Islam

Professor Arthur Alison is the head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the University of London. For several years he had been the president of the British Society for Psychological and Spiritual Studies. In the course of his study of religions, he got acquainted with Islam.

When he compared Islam with the religions and creeds he had studied, he found it suited his inborn nature and satisfied his requirements.

He was invited to the First Islamic International Conference on the Medical Illimitability in the Quran held in Cairo in September 1985 under the auspices of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate.

In the conference he presented a paper on the psychological and spiritual methods of therapy in the light of the Holy Quran, in addition to another paper on sleep and death in the light of Verse 39:42 in the Quran which he presented in collaboration with Dr. Mohammed Yahya Sharafi. The facts presented were an eye opener to him.

At the concluding session of the Conference, attended by Sheikh Jad Al-Haq, the Egyptian Minister of Awqaf, Dr. Mohammed Ahmady and Dr. Mohammed Yahya Sharafi, Professor Alison declared that Islam is the religion of truth and inborn nature with which Allah has created man. Then he uttered the two testimonies, saying that he bears witness that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah.

In an interview given to the Arabic-weekly, Al-Muslimoon, he narrated the story of his conversion to Islam saying:

“In the course of my study of psychology and related subjects as the president of the British Society for Psychological and Spiritual Studies, I got acquainted with religions. I studied Hinduism, Buddhism and some other religions and creeds. When I studied Islam, I compared it to other religions.

During the conference on Medical Illimitability in the Quran, I could realize that the difference was great. Then I was convinced that Islam is the most proper religion that befits my inborn nature and conduct. In the heart of my heart I had felt that there is a God controlling the Universe. He is the Creator.

Therefore, when I studied Islam, I found that it did not conflict with reason and science. I believe that is the revealed religion from the one and only God. As I witnessed the truth, I uttered the two testimonies. The moment I uttered Shahadah, I was overwhelmed by a strange and ineffable feeling mingled with ease, comfort and satisfaction.”

He went on to say that the material world is now in a critical stage, what they say and see, does not explain the facts precisely. Here lies the responsibility of Muslims who could meet the wondering and perplexed humanity.

Prof. Abdullah Alison added that he, along with Dr. Mohammed Yahya, had presented in the conference on the Medical Illimitability in the Quran a paper focusing on the meaning of the Quranic verse:

{It is Allah Who takes away the souls at the time of their death, and those that die not during their sleep. He keeps those (souls) for which He has ordained death and sends the rest for a term appointed. Verily, in this are signs for a people who think deeply.} (Quran 39:42)

Through this verse, he said, they could prove that death and sleep are similar phenomena in which souls depart from the body. In the case of sleep, the soul returns to the body but in death it does not.

This verse reminds us that “taking the souls” means both sleep and death. This fact has been proved through parapsychological studies which are related to three main domains.

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Posted by on February 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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9 Reasons Why Muslims Should Be Proud Of Islam !

9 Reasons Why Muslims Should Be Proud Of Islam

ASalaam Alaykum everyone, It is obvious in this day and age the pitiable condition of the global Muslim nation, but condition is temporary while character endures.

You are in a state of weakness being poor, disorganized, dissenting on ethnic and political differences.

Portrayed by the media as violent suicide bombers, fundamentalists, extremists, and other such labels.

But know O Muslim, that though Muslims may waver, Islam is constant.

And you should be proud of your religion and hold on tightly to it, and do not be ignorant of its sterling merits. So I would like to share with you a few reasons why you should be proud of your religion, to remind you lest you forget.

1.The Koran: 

your religion is based on the Koran, not on someone’s random idea, or innovation.
The Koran:
a book about which there is no doubt.

a book that has not been revised since its completion (every Koran is the same to the last letter in plain Arabic; interpretations may however differ)

a book memorised in its entirety by thousands of adherents spread throughout the world from Asia to Africa.

a book containing scientific facts which have only become known to mankind more than a thousand years after its revelation; such as: the forms of the human fetus within the womb, plate tectonics showing how mountains help to stabilize the earth’s surface, how heavenly bodies float in an orbit.

a book in Arabic which is an unparalleled work of literature revealed to an illiterate Arab trader renowned for his integrity,

a book challenging every intelligent person to contemplate on its contents.

The Koran, a miracle plain!!!

2.Unity

your religion is based on the plain unity of the creative force all around us.
The harmonious interplay of all the elements and forces surrounding us make it clear that they are all from a Single Source. The sun, moon, and stars, the day and night, the seasons, the tides of the ocean, the planets in orbit, gravity, electricity, magnetism, the way the species merge into each other, the natural balance of the ecosystem; all pointing to ONE deliberate origin, not an accidental origin hence consisting of several other accidents and not multiple origins with resultant cataclysmic conflicts.

3.Simplicity

your religion is relatively simple.
Worship your Lord who ALONE created yourselves and the many wonders you see around you; in gratitude, fear, and hope. And this is your primary purpose in the test that this life is.
You don’t have to be a nuclear physicist or molecular biologist to understand this, nor do you need to have any extra terrestrial experience. The truth of your religion is plain and accessible to the average human.

4.Peace

no matter what propaganda popular media is promoting, regardless of the mindless violence of a few misguided adherents, your religion is still a religion of peace.

Peace is a fundamental prerequisite for the progress of the species; humans being prime. But there can be no peace without justice, and there can be no justice without stipulated laws, and laws are effective only when they are enforced.

Hence your religion brought forth a set of laws(the Shariah) comprehensively covering every sphere of human existence: birth, marriage death, inheritance etc.
Laws not rigid, but open to modification by learned jurists after considering the circumstances surrounding the particular events.

So we are to enforce such laws as an eye for an eye to protect the rights of the people from being violated by the arrogant amongst them.

And we punish adultery and fornication severely without being apologetic to prevent the men from raising children who are not theirs, or the giving of the inheritance to wrongful heirs, and to prevent moral unchastity within the society bringing the people to a status lower than even beasts in honour, causing mutual distrust between spouses and eventual disruption of the family; the basic unit of society.

And we have clear laws of inheritance to prevent families from disintegrating;
indeed the worst kind of disagreement is the one between siblings or close relatives.

5.Character

your religion has placed a lot of emphasis on cultivating and maintaining an excellent standard of character, and we are not short of role models in this regard.
We have several models of humility, integrity, moral and physical courage, perseverance, foresightedness.
We are commanded on kindness to parents especially mothers who bore and raised us in hardship upon hardship. Kindness to relatives, friends, and strangers, up till kindness to animals and plants has been enjoined on us.

6.Purity

your religion emphasizes inner and outer purity.
purity of body: by stipulating cleaning before ritual worship, after relieving the self of wastes, following intimate contact between opposite sexes and following involuntary emissions from the private parts. Up till the encouraging of wearing of white garments.
purity of thoughts, words, and deeds so much so that a kind word is counted as charity.

7.Clarity

the tenets of your religion are clear. As such you find that even though there is sectarianism, the areas of conflict are minor in most cases. So the belief in ONE God, one last messenger, and one Koran; the facing of one direction for ritual worship is constant throughout the globe.

8.Growth

in spite being tagged violent, in spite of the apparent weakness and poverty in most Muslim communities, against all odds; your religion is the fastest growing religion worldwide at this very moment.

So we ask those who say Islam was spread by the sword to show us those wielding swords at this present time.
Islam spreads by the irresistible force of the truth, and no matter what the media or some historians say, Islam will spread. And it is a matter foreclosed.

For clarification, when Islam came, nations engaged in military expansion for several reasons: self defense, economic, cultural and political. The Islamic state went further and always gave the option of “submission” before waging war, and even in war, the soldiers behaved honourably sparing children, women, and religious devotees, conduct unparalleled in the history of civilizations. No scorched earth tactics, no atomic bombs, no blatant violation of treaties.

9.Mohammed

may blessings and peace be on him. And do not fail to remember O Muslims, the final prophet: exalted in this life and the next, the best of mankind, of the highest standard of character.

Kind and gentle, compassionate, courteous, strong and courageous, honest and trustworthy, forbearing and foresighted, noble, moderate, and pure.

His life history is widely available and we have in him the best example. He experienced the full range of human emotions, an orphan, a foster child, a husband, a father, a bereaved father, a spiritual, political, and military leader. Unwavering in faith and dignified in conduct in times of poverty, or wealth.
He honoured and taught us to honour the prophets before him. Forbidding injustice and loving gratitude, truth, and everything good.
Indeed the best way is the way of Mohammed; may blessings and peace be on him.

Indeed, there are too many reasons to be proud of your religion O Muslim, to hold on to it tightly, and to share it with those around you. And what a loud caller to religion is the Muslim whose excellent character shines in the dark abyss that our world is today.
Ma salaam.

Source: http://www.nairaland.com/1035279/9-reasons-why-muslims-should

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2012 in Relax

 

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Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) Truly Is the Prophet of God

This research has compiled evidence, proofs, verses, signs and miracles (including the miraculous nature of the Quran) which combine to prove the prophecy of Muhammad (sws).

Many brilliant scholars have studied this evidence (some of which is scientific), and become convinced of the Message of Muhammad (sws) and the trustworthiness of the Quran and Hadith (the sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad, sws).

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Posted by on June 2, 2012 in Truth & evidence

 

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Who is Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)?

Who is Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)?

Language: English
Formation : Yusuf Estes
Reveiwers : Muhammad AbdulRaoof
From issues : http://www.rasoulallah.net – Website of Rasoulullah (peace be upon him)
Short Description:
Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, is the man beloved by more than 1.2 billion Muslims. He is the man who taught us patience in the face of adversity, and taught us to live in this world but seek eternal life in the hereafter. It was to Prophet Muhammad that God revealed the Quran. Along with this Book of guidance God sent Prophet Muhammad, whose behavior and high moral standards are an example to us all. Prophet Muhammad’s life was the Quran. He understood it, he loved it and he lived his life based on its standards. He taught us to recite Quran, to live by its principles and to love it. When Muslims declare their faith in One God, they also declare their belief that Muhammad is the slave and final messenger of God.
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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Know him !

 

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