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Archive for the day “September 5, 2007”

Some Health Guidelines for Ramadan

From Sunnipath

Answered by Dr. Farouk Haffajee

Some Health Guidelines for Ramadhan

This article provides useful advice on how to avoid some common problems encountered in Ramadhan. If followed, it would enable one to fast comfortably and enjoy fully the spiritual benefits of Ramadhan.

During the holy month of Ramadhan, our diet should not differ very much from our normal diet and should be as simple as possible. The diet should be such that we maintain our normal weight, neither losing nor gaining. However, if one is over-weight, Ramadhan is an ideal time to normalise one’s weight.

In view of the long hours of fasting, we should consume slow digesting foods including fibre containing-foods rather than fast-digesting foods. Slow digesting foods last up to 8 hours, while fast-digesting foods last for only 3 to 4 hours.

Slow-digesting foods are foods that contain grains and seeds like barley, wheat, oats, millet, semolina, beans, lentils, wholemeal flour, unpolished rice, etc. (called complex carbohydrates).

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Shaping Islam in America: 10 Young Muslim Visionaries – Murad Kalam – The Novelist

From Islamica Magazine

By HAROON MOGHUL

There will always be novels—books to sit on our laps with pages to be turned. No blinking screen, no gadget will ever replace the novel.” Can Muslims make sure of that? Can we contribute to a global civilization that simultaneously seems intent on sidelining us? Murad Kalam has already served notice with Night Journey, his spectacularly well-received novel. “Remember also that many, even well-meaning people in the West, think that Islam is no longer compatible with civilization—that we cannot produce art. Prove them wrong.”

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