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The Two Fears

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SourceEthica Institute of Islamic Finance

By: Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance

In this blessed month of Ramadan, while many of us reflect on our lives, some of us desperately want to leave riba (usury) – in our jobs, in our finances, in our lives.

But something always holds us back.

According to many of our greatest scholars, among the two greatest fears preventing us from leaving the haram and the makruh are fear of poverty and fear of what other people may think.

As we approach the blessed last ten days of this month, let us ponder upon how these two fears affect our own lives. Sheikh Moulay al-Arabi al-Darqawi writes:

“Attacks by the self and shaytan do not get the better of us from any direction as much as that of concern for provision. Yet our Lord — glory be to Him! — has sworn to us by Himself in His Book,

“It is certainly the truth, just as you have speech.” (51:23), and, “Instruct your family to perform the prayer and be constant in it. We do not ask you for provision. We provide for you, and the best end result is gained by taqwa.” (20:132)

There are many verses with this meaning and many hadiths of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace…I only mention this to you out of the fear that what has happened to most people will happen to you. We see most of them have many means — in the deen and in this world, and yet they are intensely afraid of poverty…

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Syrian refugees are suffering in Ramadan (Video)

Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/

info-pictogram1 Syrian refugees across the Middle East are having to spend another Ramadan away from the festivities and extravagant meals associated with the month.

Many say they feel abandoned during a month when Muslims are meant to remember the less fortunate.

At one camp in Lebanon, charities are only able to provide meals for families to break their fasts every other day.

Al Jazeera’s Rula Amin reports from Sabra refugee camp just outside of Beirut.

The 9 Reasons Why an Apple is good for your body

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A large part of the vitamins and minerals of an apple is in the skin of the apple. It is therefore advisable to apple with peel to eat . Since there are more pesticides are sprayed on an apple , it is advisable to wash with water. Apple first thoroughly

The 9 Reasons Why an apple so good for your body

1. Apples provide for lowering cholesterol levels
An average apple contains about 5 grams of fiber . Apples contain much of pectin , which is a soluble fiber which lowers cholesterol levels. The pectin prevents the development of cholesterol in the inside of the blood vessels. Increasing the risk of heart disease will decrease .

2. Apples for weight loss
Apples ease your hunger for bad few calories . It is therefore not surprising that apples are often part of a healthy diet to promote weight loss . To control your weight and improve your health it is therefore recommended to eat foods rich in fiber , such as apples to eat .

3. Apples go against aging
The high content of antioxidants protect apples memory . Everyday eating an apple will make you less likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s.

4. Apples contain Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps your body to support the immune system . People who lack in vitamin C will increase cure worse and more prone to bruising .

5 . Apples will spoil the teeth against
The spoiling of the teeth is mainly caused by bacteria . Apples contain a juice that kill 80% of these bacteria can . Eating an apple a day so not only keeps the doctor away from you , but also the dentist !

6. Apples can prevent cancer
The antioxidants in the peel of the apple is to various forms of cancer prevention . Research from the University of Wisconsin has shown that prostate and breast cancer cells grew slower and less time survived after it came into contact with the antioxidants of apple. It also appears in the food of apples to be taken , the marpine -level of this helps to suppress with it . The growth of tumors

7. Apples help to detoxify the liver
Constantly we consume toxins , whether coming from food or drinks . The liver is responsible to clean up . These toxins from the body To detoxify the liver , it is important to eat plenty of fruits such as apples.

8. Apples provide a better endurance
Eat an apple before exercise can increase your stamina . Namely apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin . quercetin makes more oxygen available to the lungs, causing your stamina is increased.

9. Apples help in the prevention of hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal . This swelling is caused by too much pressure in the pelvic area . In order to promote bowel movement , it is important to fresh fruits such as apples to eat. Also, it is important to drink and sufficient to move.