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Can I Prescribe Medication With Gelatin When a Less Efficacious Alternative is Available?

Shaykh Jamir Meah answers a question related to the permissibility of prescribing medication which contains gelatin.   Question: Salaam, I know it is haram to take medicine that has haram elements in it (like gelatin capsules) if there is a reasonable alternative (such as tablets). So as a muslim psychiatrist, many of our medicines have […]

Day 27: Benefit Your Body–30 Deeds 30 Days

Day 27: Benefit Your Body Our bodies are a trust from Allah, given to us for a short period of time. Our bodies enable us to live a fulfilling lifestyle, as well as perform various types of worship. These could be anything from ritual prayers to helping others. Moving forward, why not make a commitment […]

Can Holistic Medicines Practically Help Someone In The Religion? by Shaykh Jamir Meah

In his last article, Shaykh Jamir Meah discussed the concepts of health and disease within an Islamic framework. He also looked at the law of vibration. In the final article of this series, Shaykh Jamir looks at how holistic treatment and its principles practically benefits the believer and can help in their relationship with Allah Most High. As we’ve […]

Concepts of Health and Disease within an Islamic Framework, by Shaykh Jamir Meah

In Shaykh Jamir Meah’s first article in this series, he discussed the importance of holistic healing for believers in the treatment of chronic disease. In this article, he specifically looks at the concept of health and disease, and how this understanding relates to our own religious states and practice.   The Concepts of Oneness, Duality, and […]

The Importance of Holistic Healing for Believers, by Shaykh Jamir Meah

In this series of articles, Shaykh Jamir Meah explores the importance of holistic and natural medicine in the treatment of chronic diseases, and how the principles and practice of natural therapies not only complement our Islamic values and aspirations, but can often promote our own religious practice and spiritual growth. The Relationship between Mind, Body, and Spirit […]

10 Things You Should Know About Hijama Cupping Therapy

Wet cupping (hijama) is a fast-disappearing practice, which is a shame as it was highly recommended by the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and continues to offer many health benefits. The premise of Islamic medicine is faith in Allah the Exalted and knowing healing comes only from Him, and that there is […]

True Hunger vs. The Greed of Our Stomachs, by Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa

Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explains the meaning of true hunger where your body is truly calling for food rather than being driven by your desires. Resources for seekers Overcoming Greed, Opening Your Heart To Gratitude Ramadan: When Feeding Others in Need Supersedes Our Own Greed Habib Umar – Cautioning against greed and materialism Shaykh Hasan Le […]

Ramadan Fitness and Fiqh-ness Special

We love the special Ramadan episode from Diffused Congruence with Imam Tahir Anwar who speaks about how best to maximize one’s spiritual pursuits during the month of Ramadan, and fitness trainer Rehan Jalali on how to make one’s morning and evening meals as efficient and healthy as possible so you don’t feel ill-effects from the long fasts. A great listen! Do […]

Ten Ways to Prepare for Ramadan From Now

With Ramadan just around the corner, many of us are looking for ways to make sure that this will be the year we change, writes Nour Merza. With this in mind, here are ten ways to prepare yourself for Ramadan. 1. Make the right intention Beginning right now, make an intention that this Ramadan will […]

Can I Apply Zamzam Water for Healing Purpose? [Shafi’i School]

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Asalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu, I have some redness and a burning sensation around the vaginal area. Would be all right to apply ZamZam to the redness around that area? I’ve personally used it with the intention of healing before elsewhere and subhanAllah witnessed the Barakah in it! Answer: […]