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The 10 most cancer causing foods

Over the past few decades many common food items have been linked to increased cancer risk. Here are the 10 most unhealthy, cancer-causing foods that you should never eat again or at least try to reduce: 1. Genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) It goes without saying that GMOs have no legitimate place in any cancer-free diet, especially now that both GMOs and …

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Best chips are made on Jupiter (but Moon fries are a bit soggy)

Some scientists struggle to observe the most distant stars, while others have spent decades calculating the probability that habitable planets exist elsewhere in our galaxy. For a pair of Greek researchers, there was a more pressing problem: is it possible to cook chips in space? The team, from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, have confirmed that chips can be fried …

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How to use rosemary for treating hair loss

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) – We all desire healthy and lush hair, so hair loss or progressive thinning hair can affect us quite bad. Hair loss (alopecia) is more common in men, and can result due to many factors, such as: genetic factors, hormonal imbalance, skin conditions, thyroid problems, nutritional deficiencies, chronic stress, harsh dyes, side effects of certain …

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First Look at the New Ms. Marvel, a 16-Year-Old Muslim Superhero

ate last year, Marvel Comics announced that it would reboot Ms. Marvel in February and put an all-new superheroine at the helm: Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old Muslim girl who lives in New Jersey. WIRED has the first look at Kamala from her Ms. Marvel debut, a preview that also will appear in the All-New Marvel NOW! Point One issue on …

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10 Amazing health benefits of ginger

If you think GINGER is only useful in the kitchen, think again! Ginger is proven to have various beneficial effects on human health. Ginger is also used to treat colds, flu, stomach discomfort, cramps, inflammation, morning sickness, motion sickness, fight cancer and strengthen our immune system. While making some recipes that included minced ginger this past week, I started thinking …

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Art’s Islamic Influence

The wide influence of Islamic traditions on contemporary art can be gleaned from the fact that the third edition of the Jameel Prize, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) received nearly 270 nominations from thirty-four countries as far afield as Norway, Kosovo, Brazil and Azerbaijan. The nine finalists currently on show in the exhibition capture the gamut of artistic techniques …

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Imam Reza’s Jurisprudential Inferences

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) – Prior to the birth of Imam Reza (A.S), his father, Imam Musa-bin-Jafar (A.S) said that Imam Sadiq (A.S) had said: he [Imam Reza (A.S)] is the scientist of Muhammad’s household. Yes, indeed Imam Reza (A.S) was the scientist of the Prophet’s Household in all respects because he was the only scientific authority of the …

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Intercession in the Traditions

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) – In order to interpret the Qur’anic concept of intercession, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) of Islam and his true successors in their remarks referred to it as an Islamic principle. There are thousands of traditions on intercession and its requirements in the Sunni and Shia sources. Some of these traditions are mentioned below. 1. The …

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Anbiya’ (Prophets)

The name of this Surah has not been taken from any verse but it has been called Al-Anbiya’ because it contains a continuous account of many Anbiya’ (Prophets). Nevertheless it is a symbolic name and not a title. Period of Revelation Both the subject matter and the style of the Surah indicate that it was sent down in the third …

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Quebec government will soon ban some of religious signs such as Muslim headscarves (Hijjab), Sikh turbans, Jewish kippas and other

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) – The Parti Québécois government is leading Quebec into a wrenching debate over faith and the future place of minorities in the province by unveiling a charter of values that would ban Muslim headscarves, Sikh turbans, Jewish kippas and other “overt” religious symbols from the public service. Details of its long-awaited charter confirm what has …

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