Monthly Archives: February 2017

The rewards for piety and patience in the way of God

There is a sentence at the end of Ayah 90 of Surah Yusuf which describes the Divine Tradition in an excellent way; and the sentence says: “Allah (SWT) will never allow the rewards of the pious and patience person to be lost.” In this Ayah, Allah (SWT) concluded: The result of this story is one thing and that is “piety …

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NASA scientists prepare for life on Mars … in Hawaii

The eight-month journey to Mars is expected to be arduous, with its cramped conditions, isolation, and monotony. By simulating Mars-like conditions on Earth, NASA hopes to learn how to mitigate the challenges. On Thursday, the latest simulation began. Four men and two women – carefully selected from over 700 applicants – moved into a vinyl-coated pod just below the summit of Mauna …

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An advice forever

The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) told archangel Gabriel (AS): Advise me. Gabriel (AS) said: O’ Mohammad (PBUH), live any way you want, but at the end, you will die; and like whatever you want to like, but at the end you will be separated from it; and do whatever you want, but you will see the consequences of your deeds …

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Greed

Harun al-Rashid, the Abbasid Caliph, once arranged for an old man in Yemen who had seen the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) personally to come to Baghdad and visit him. As the old man was very weak, he was brought on a stretcher. On entering his court, Haroon welcomed and made the Old man sit beside his throne. He then asked him …

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New Urine Test Can Tell How Healthy Is Your Diet

How healthy is your diet? The most specific answer you could probably muster might be something like “pretty healthy” or “not really that healthy.” But now, a new urine test provides a more specific and reliable answer to that question, according to a small new study. The test detects and measures the levels of certain biological markers that are created …

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Indicators of the Islamic behaviour

It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Do not look at the large quantity of individuals Salaat, fasting, Hajj, giving gifts, and night prayers; but look at their truthfulness and trustworthiness [1]. It is also narrated from Imam Baqer (AS) who said: It is not enough for someone to claim to be a Shia Muslim just …

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A Life of Purpose

Every so often, we are shocked by the death of a young member of our community. We experience a short-lived rush to perform extra prayers, but the effect goes away quickly. Instead, we must learn to effectively reflect on our lives. Every day, we witness the deaths of people around us, but we pay minimal thought to the day when …

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Starch in bananas, potatoes, grains beneficial for health

Resistant starch, which occurs naturally in foods such as bananas, potatoes, grains and legumes, may benefit your health by aiding blood sugar control, supporting gut health and enhancing satiety, new research has claimed. The comprehensive review by researchers, including those from University College Dublin in Ireland, examined the potential health benefits of resistant starch, a form of starch that is …

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Wasted good deeds

It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: I know some people from my Ummah (nation) who on the Day of Judgment will present good deeds to the amount of whiteness of Tahamah mountains (in Arabia), but Allah (SWT) will turn all of them (good deeds) into powder and spread them all over. Be aware that, they …

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Selection of Spouse

The school of Ahlulbayt (A.S) has not left us to follow our whims and fancies. We have been taught the best method of selecting a suitable spouse. The most important criterion is piety or religiousness. A. Religiousness The author of Youth and Spouse Selection says, “The person who does not have religion, does not have anything.” [Youth and Spouse Selection, …

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