By: Shaykh Abdal Hakim Mura
Forgiveness and Justice: Meditations on Some Hadiths by Abdal Hakim Murad
(1) The Prophet prayed for pardon for his people, and received the reply: ‘I have forgiven them all but acts of oppression, for I shall exact recompense for the one who is wronged, from his oppressor.’
In the Quran, God is just, and requires justice; but he is also forgiving, and requires forgiveness; in fact, its references to the latter property outnumber those on justice by a ratio of approximately ten to one. Islamic theology has not always been clear how the ensuing tension is to be resolved. ‘My Mercy outstrips My wrath’ is a well-known divine saying (hadith qudsi) but one which nonetheless is far from abolishing God’s wrath. Indeed, a righteous indignation about injustice is integral to the prophetic representation of God’s qualities, and from the earliest moments of its revelation the Qur’an links God’s expectations of His creatures to justice towards the weak. Often the same texts are explicitly eschatological, affirming that those who do not uphold God’s justice in this world will be at its receiving end in the next. Indigenous Arab religion can expect a stern retribution, given that its demands are for tribal solidarity, not for the upholding of universal canons of justice. The idol cannot demand justice, only retribution (tha’r); and the prophetic vocation must therefore link the destruction of paganism with the establishment of a code of justice which overturns Arab norms by refusing to discriminate between the tribes. This hadith is to be read against the background of clan vendettas: instead of seeking collective retaliation against a miscreant’s tribe, the victim of injustice is to appeal to the new law, and to recall that all apparentimbalances will have a just settlement at the judgement seat.
(2) There is an act of charity [sadaqa] to be given for each part of the human body; and for every day over which the sun rises there is a reward of a sadaqa for the one who establishes justice among people.
Justice (‘adl) is due balance (i‘tidal): it is impartiality. The same word is employed to describe the balance of the body’s four humours. When these are in balance, right thinking and health are the consequence. When they are not, the Qur’an speaks of the last day when ‘their tongues, their hands and their feet will bear witness to what they used to do.’ (Quran 24:24)
By: Jessika Toothman
The human body is an amazing machine, and every once in a while it will do something to remind you that it’s working hard to keep you alive and well. The stomach growl is one of these reminders. Loud, soft and sometimes for no good reason at all, your growling stomach has a lot to say.
Whether you call it grumbling, rumbling, gurgling or growling, from time to time everybody’s belly chimes in. These noises might sound like they should be coming from a noisy pot of bubbling stew rather than your stomach.
But the big question is, why does it growl in the first place? And why does your stomach seem to growl the moment a room grows quiet?
Your stomach doesn’t have such perfect timing or such a malicious sense of sabotage. But there is a perfectly logical explanation why your stomach sometimes feels the need to be heard.
By: Oyon Ajmain
How many times when we go swimming whilst we’re trying to get into the water we stop ourselves because it’s too cold, then think to ourselves, “I wish I could turn my nervous sensors off just so I can get into the water”. How many times do we get cut, then treat the wound and think to ourselves, “I treated the wound, why am I still feeling the pain? Surely our body should know that the wounds been treated and stop the pain?”
Narrated Buraydah ibn al-Hasib (May Allah be pleased with him): “I Heard the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) say, “A human being has three hundred and sixty joints for each of which he must give alms.” (Sunan Abu-Dawud, Bk 41# 5222)
Are you still denying the estalbished facts of the 360 joints in the Human Body..?
Prior to 1995 it was thought that there are 340 joints in the human body. In 1995 a scientific institute proved that the internal ear consists of 10 joints each (made up of cartilaginous matter). Thus 20 joints were added and the discovery was made that the human body consists of 360 joints.
A scientific fact that was precisely mentioned by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) over 1400 years ago, at a time when nobody had any idea about HUman Antonymy!
This video clip, from the Oasis HD Channel, shows some fascinating recent experiments with water “memory”from the Aerospace Institute of the University of Stuttgart in Germany. The results with the different types of flowers immersed in water are particularly evocative. More than 70 percent of our planet is covered in water. The human body is made of 60% of water; the brain, 70%; the lungs, nearly 90%.
By: Jade Small
The human body is hard at work while we go about our daily lives – We may not notice or feel anything special, but every second, day and night, our bodies are using power and healing!
Here are 6 awesome facts about the human body!
1. You use 100% of your brain
The myth that humans use only 10 percent of their brains has been repeated so often, but studies suggest that during any given day, fully 100 percent of the brain’s area is active! Your brain generates as much energy as a small light bulb even when you’re sleeping.
Your liver can be seen as the maid of your body: it removes all the toxins that you put into it . The liver makes all your internal systems working properly . Our modern diet, environmental pollution and our growing dependence on toxic personal care products have ensured that our livers have to run . Lot of overtime
But what can you do about it? Well, you can take a liver detox supplement of good quality , or you can try with a few ingredients you can find at your local health food shop or supermarket , or even that you already have .
How to cleanse your liver naturally
1. Hot lemon water – hot lemon water is a great way to detoxify your liver every morning . It ‘s not lemonade , so do not add sugar or whatever far . Just purified water and a healthy dose of fresh lemon juice . Some experts , such as the writer AF Beddoe ( who wrote the book ” Biological Ionazation as Applied to Human Nutrition ” wrote ) , also believe that the liver in response to lemon water produces more enzymes than any other food .
2. Garlic – Add some garlic in cooking or do a clove of minced garlic in your salad . Garlic contains sulfur compounds that may help in the activation of enzymes in the liver . It contains allicin and selenium , both of which protect the liver .
3. Avocados – Not that you need another reason to add avocados to your diet, but a Japanese study has shown that they contain compounds that can protect the liver from damage . Avocados compared with 21 other fruits, were most promising as a protection for the liver against galactosamine , a powerful poison which has been shown that the grid-related liver damage as much as the hepatitis virus .
4. Coriander – This versatile herb can add to just about any dish , including salads and smoothies . It can help in the removal of heavy metals from your body, something you might liver is currently struggling .
5 . Turmeric – Another powerful spice with a long list of health benefits is turmeric . It would not only protect the liver from damage , but also promote the regeneration of liver cells . And it also increases once the natural production of bile and helps to keep toxins from the body.
Increasingly science agrees with the poetry of direct human experience: we are more than the atoms and molecules that make up our bodies, but beings of light as well. Biophotons are emitted by the human body, can be released through mental intention, and may modulate fundamental processes within cell-to-cell communication and DNA.