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Save the Low Pan!

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 08:29

For centuries and centuries, since the beginning of time, the natural position that people globally adopted for relieving themselves was that of squatting. Indeed, this position is so natural that a child instinctively adopts it when he needs to relieve himself.

It was only around the seventeenth century that Lord John Harington invented the high-pan toilet. Despite the years that have passed since its inception, and its popularity among certain classes of society, more than half the population of the world still squat to relieve themselves.

Squatting has numerous Deeni as well as health benefits. When a person squats, there is no water directly below him – as is the case with the high-pan toilet. As it is well known, the high pan toilet has a tit-for-tat – or rather ‘splish for splash’ attitude. Suffice it to say that a person using the high-pan toilet is at great risk to suffer a splash-back. This not only messes a person’s body with najaasat (impurity) which renders salaah null and void, but is also the cause of one suffering painful punishment in the grave.

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Winter Guidelines

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Last Updated on Saturday, 15 July 2017 13:49

Previously, mention was made of Autumn wherein the heat of summer decreases and cold increases. This increase in cold continues until the next season enters which is winter.

Winter

During winter, cold intensifies until it reaches its peak. The cold thereafter remains constant for some time after which it begins to warm.

If we look around us and analyze the effects of winter, we notice two things happening:

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Health Guidelines for Ramadhaan

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 07:39

We are once again on the threshold of Ramadhaan – a month that is well known for its spiritual benefits. However, the act of fasting is replete with health benefits as well. Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah said, “Wage jihaad and earn booty, fast and acquire health, and travel and earn wealth.” (Majma‘uz Zawaaid #5070)

From this hadeeth, we learn that fasting enhances one’s health. Furthermore, it is a well known fact among the Hakeems (physicians) that overeating leads to sicknesses, and fasting is a remedy for many illnesses. Haarith bin Kaldah, the physician of the Arabs, was once asked, “What is the best medicine?” He replied, “Necessity i.e. hunger”. Fasting is a way of giving the body time to reorganize itself and serves as an accepted treatment in many therapies.

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Ginger Paak

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Last Updated on Saturday, 29 April 2017 07:01

The best winter warmer.

One teaspoon to be taken daily, first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, with either black or cinnamon tea.

Peel 1 kg ginger. Grind in the magimix.

Roughly grind ½ kg almonds with the skin on.

Grind 100g chaar magaj.

Wash and grind 100g kus kus.

Slice 50g of pistachio.

Grind 50g of pistachio.

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Autumn Guidelines

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Last Updated on Saturday, 11 March 2017 06:36

In the previous article, our discussion on seasonal effects upon the body centred on summer, and mention was made of the manner in which heat initially increases during summer until it reaches its peak, remaining at a peak for a while, and thereafter gradually decreasing, making way for the next season – autumn.

As we look around to see the effect of this season on the plant life around us, we notice most of the leaves turning brown after which they finally dry up and fall off. A similar effect is noticed on the plant itself. This is a direct result of this season's cooling effect and an indirect result of the moisture-sapping, extreme heat of summer. Similarly, this season has numerous effects upon the body.

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