Friday, August 19, 2011

Miracle of Lailatul qadr

" Verily! We have sent it (this Qur'aan) down in the Night of Decree (Lailatul-Qadr). And what will make you know what the Night of Decree is? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. Therein descend the angels and the Rooh (i.e. Gabriel) by Allaah's Permission with all Decrees, Peace! until the appearance of dawn."
(Al-Qadr 97: 1-5)

إنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةٍ مُبَارَكَةٍ إِنَّا كُنَّا مُنْذِرِينَ فِيهَا يُفْرَقُ كُلُّ أَمْرٍ حَكِيمٍ أَمْرًا مِنْ عِنْدِنَا إِنَّا
كُنَّا مُرْسِلِينَ
" We sent it (this Qur'aan) down on a blessed Night. Verily, We are ever warning (mankind of Our Torment). Therein (that Night) is decreed every matter of ordainment. Amran (i.e. a command or this Qur'aan or His Decree of every matter) from Us. Verily, We are ever sending (the Messenger). (As) a Mercy from your Lord. Verily! He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower." (Ad-Dukhaan 44: 3-6)

Lailatul qadr is night power, execellence, miracle. This is the night that the Holy Quran was sent down. This is the night when the malaikah (angels) come down to the earth with grace, blessings and peace. Lailatul qadr is the night free from evil and destruction. The miracle night is filled with the safety of azab (punishment).

One who misses this blessed night then he has missed much good for no one misses it except one from whom it is withheld. Therefore it is recommended that the Muslim who is eager to be obedient to Allah should stand in Prayer during this night out of Iman (faith) and hoping for the great reward, since if he does this, Allah will forgive his previous sins.

Rasulullah said in hadits:  "Whoever stands in (Prayer) in Lailatul-Qadr out of  Iman (faithful) and seeking reward then his previous sins are forgiven." (Bukhari)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Healing the Brain With Fasting

The brain is made up of trillions of cells. Three thousand psychoactive chemicals allow the brain to react to outside stimulus. More than fifty psychoactive substances activate aggression, sedation and memory. The brain can perform over 100,000 chemical reactions per second. One hundred billion bits can be stored in the memory, equal to 500 hundred sets of encyclopedias. The brain has 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion connectors for memory alone. Even with today’s high-tech diagnostic tools, most of the brain’s operations remain a great mystery.

There is much to be said for the effects of fasting on the brain and senses.

Thinking is sharper when hungry. When University of Chicago students fasted for seven days, mental alertness increased and their progress in schoolwork was cited as remarkable. The universal testimony of fasters is that thinking is enhanced.

The mental and physical senses are heightened, and often, there can be a feeling of euphoria, especially during longer fasts. Some, for the first time, will experience emotional stability. The reasons for this are multifold—the elimination of the emotional dependence on food, exclusion of stimulating foods like caffeine, processed sugars and trans-fatty acids, all of which can have a devastating effect on delicate emotions.

Within the brain, neuroglial cells supply essential elements to neurons. If any neuron becomes diseased, injured or dies, it is consumed by the neuroglial cells. Their function is to keep the brain clean and healthy. When Albert Einstein died, he donated his body to science. Researchers examining specimens of his brain found that Einstein’s mind had 73% more neuroglial cells than the average person. Einstein had a very “clean” brain.

Dr. Ehret stated an amazing fact at the turn of the 20th century. He said for a fast to awaken the higher mind functions, it had to be longer than 21 days. Fasting has a history of awakening intuitive senses, creativity and deeper spiritual questions in those with enough determination to get past the 21-day mark.

Fasting has been beneficial in cases of paralysis, neuritis, neuralgia, neuroses and mental illness. Dr. E. A. Moras tells of a woman who fasted for seven days on strained orange juice. She had been mentally ill for eight months and treated by eminent neurologists. Her condition improved to the point of being cured by the fifth week after the fast.

Medical science faces tremendous limitations when it comes to healing the brain. The complexity of this organ allows only the most basic intervention. Prescription drugs can have dangerous side effects because of the brain’s delicate balance. Fasting may be the most sensible route to healing mental disorders. It is well known that the brain, if given the opportunity, has a capacity of healing. Fasting will intensify the healing. I have seen a mentally deranged person stabilize in three days of juice fasting. Severe headaches have been cured many times Memory and concentration have been permanently improved. Fasting has also healed depression.

Source:, By Tom Coghill of

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Subhanallah, Miracle of Fasting, can cure disease!

Once a year, Muslims have to fast for 29 or 30 days when the month of Ramadan arrives. This fasting is obligatory, except in cases of extreme sickness or travel, old age or debilitation. This month is also a month dedicated to worship, in which the Quran was revealed to Muhammad (peace be upon him) for the first time, and in which any good deed performed gets multiplied rewards. During Ramadan, Muslims eat before dawn and after sunset, abstaining from food, drink, marital relations, and sins in between.

Fasting brings a wholesome physiological rest for the digestive tract and central nervous system and normalizes metabolism. It reduces or eliminates hunger and causes rapid weight normalisation.

Islamic fasting can improve or even cure diseases such as cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, diseases of digestive system, diseases of the muscular-skeletal system including rheumatism, respiratory system diseases including asthma, and the early stage of malignant diseases like cancer.

1 - Mucus diseases
All mucus diseases such as colds, flu, asthma, hay fever, sinus and bronchial troubles are rapidly dissolved and eliminated from the body, leaving the user free from the varied allergies which cause difficult breathing and clogging of the sinus cavities. A patient that suffered from a severe asthma for two or three decades decided to observe the Sunnah fasting (every Monday and Thursday). As a result, she was thoroughly cured after a period of time.
2 - Calcium and cholesterol deposits
The types of diseases that are a result of calcium deposits in the joints, muscles, cells, and glands are readily dissolved and removed from the body. Cholesterol deposits in the arteries and veins also respond to the cleansing power of fasting.
3 - Weight normalisation
Fasting can be used to normalize our weight. As our common sense says, weight reduction is achieved by fasting, along with other health benefits. There are many diet programs using an unbalanced diet that can be dangerous for our health. Fasting is a natural way to normalize our body weight.
4 - Unnecessary fat deposits
Fasting dissolves all unnecessary and unnatural fat deposits all over the body and the body is relieved of a tremendous burden.
5 - Overeating
When fasting for a few days, the stomach shrinks to its normal size and the hungry feeling gradually fades away. When the body goes back to the normal diet, there will not be exaggerated hunger and the urge to overeat will no longer be present.
6 - Revitalizing the digestive systems
Surprisingly enough, fasting programs can be used for underweight people who cannot gain weight even if they stuff themselves with many fattening foods. The cause of both overweight and underweight is a nutritionally unbalanced diet. “People are not nourished in proportion to amount of food they eat, but in proportion to how much they digest and assimilate” (Bragg & Bragg, 1999, p120). Thus what underweight people need is exactly what overweight people need revitalizing the digestive and assimilative systems to work efficiently.
7 - Assimilation recuperation
As metabolism is improved through fasting, the body recuperates the capability to assimilate proteins, fats, carbohydrates, starches, sugars, minerals, vitamins and all other essential nutrients.
8 - Skin problems
The human body uses the skin as a secondary eliminative organ. Because conditions such as boils, abscesses, carbuncles, and pimples are the body’s effort to eliminate poisons, skin problems also disappear as the rest of the body is cleansed (Burroughs, 1976).
9 - Damaged digestive structures
The stomach, intestines and colon are given a complete rest by the fast and are enabled to repair damaged structures. Piles, proctitis, colitis, appendicitis, enteritis, enteric fever (typhoid), gastritis, etc., speedily recover under the fast. The alimentary tract becomes practically free of bacteria during a fast.
10 - Ageing
It renews cells, in other words, those who fast look younger than those who do not. Amazingly, when someone looks at the face of a 40-year-old Muslim woman who reared eight children, they might think she is under 30. This is due mainly to the highly positive effects of fasting.
11 - Bad habits
Fasting can increase a person’s willpower and make them psychologically more resistant to future temptations and find it easier to get themselves out of bad habits and addictions such as addictions to harmful substances: tobacco, drugs, alcohol, tea, coffee, and other habit-forming beverages. Fasting leads our body to get rid of stored toxins, including addictive substances, and we lose our craving and tolerance for them. Thus after fasting we will feel nausea or sometimes have attacks of vomiting, “nature’s purge” if taking addictive substances