Monday, 1 November 2010

Black Seeds and the Immune System

Assalaamu Aleykum Warahmatulallah Wabarakatuhu!

I just found out how the black seeds affect our immune system and its just amazing, subhan Allah! This is an excerpt from an article. To read it all please click here.

"The majority of our health problems have the same causes- infection by micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. When using clinical (allopathic medicines) each symptom is treated individually and usually with synthetic chemically manufactured medicines that contain alcohol and other harmful ingredients. Black seed is effective at treating the body as a whole and fights the actual cause of the symptoms. Black seed regulates too weak or too strong reactions of the immune system, is excellent for treating chronic, allergic and hormonal diseases, black seed support metabolism, improve digestion, helps to lowers blood sugar levels. It is used to dispel worms and parasites from intestinal track. It is useful in soothing bronchitis and coughs, increase body tone, stimulates menstrual periods, increases the flow of breast milk, provides quick energy, increases sperm count, calms the nervous system, encourages hair growth and retards hair fall out, and prevents skin wrinkling."

A study has shown that taking only a gram of black seeds twice a day will improve your immune system. I therefore have decided to take black seeds daily. I have not felt lately and I feel my immune system has gotten weaker. I shall take the seeds twice a day (total of approx 6 grams) in powdered or whole form with honey mixed in i glass with warm water on an empty stomach each morning (this is said to also clean the liver and kidneys) and also mixed with honey after dinner. I will continue doing so for 2 months and will report how I feel during the process. Insha Allah!


Sunday, 10 October 2010

The Big 4: Black Seeds, Henna, Olive Oil and Siwak

Assalaamu Aleykum Warahmatulallah Wabarakatuhu

Black Seeds or Nigella, Henna, Olive Oil and Siwak are very well known as highly recommended by the Prophet saws. I would like to shortly introduce them all to you Insha Allah.

The Black Seed: the hadith narrates: Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "There is healing in black cumin for all diseases except death."

These seeds truly have an ability to cure various illnesses. The key though is to take them on a regular basis, and not only when the illness occurs. That way it will have a preventative effect as well as the healing effect. It improves the digestive system, expels the gasses, helps fight common colds, helps to expel kidney and liver stones, aids in hair loss, etc. Both whole and ground seeds are used, although from most of the recipes i've come across, ground seeds are used most of the time. The black seed oil is also commonly used, and the seeds and oil can be used simultaneously as well. The seeds can be added to salads, cheese, sauces and other dishes for regular use. The oil can be used externally as well as taken orally. Just make sure the oil you have is meant to be eaten and is 100% natural.

Chemical Composition - seeds contain 1.5% volatile oil, while 37.5% Non volatile oil. In addition to this Albumen, Sugar, Organic acids, Glucoside Melanthin Metarbin and bitter substances are also found. The Glucoside is toxic in nature, hence the use of Kalonji in large doses and prolonged use might be harmful.

The Olive:    Quran Surah 95 "The Fig"
  1. By the fig and olive
  2. And the mount of Sinai
  3. And the city of security
  4. We have indeed created man in the best of moulds 
I guess there are probably no one on this earth who has not yet heard about the olive and its praised qualities, although Allah knows best.
Allah's Messenger saws said, "Eat olive oil and anoint yourselves with it, for it comes from a blessed tree." Olive oil is extracted from the ripened fruits. The unripe and over ripe fruits contain less amount of the oil. The fruits are processed three times. The olives, oil and leaves have great benefits for skin, hair and nails, gums and teeth, delays aging process, useful in sexual weakness, treats ulcers and boils, works as an appetizer and removes constipation, treats ear ailments, relieves muscular pain, aids in case of arthritis, aids to remove gall bladder and kidney stones and also treats illnesses such as hemorrhoids, anal fissure, skin diseases, pleurisy, leprosy and what not!!!

You can enjoy olive oil by dipping some pita bread in it for breakfast, which is very popular in Morocco, use it in salads, making of bread. Although it is said that using olive oil for cooking is not recommended, you CAN use it regardless making sure you dont overheat it. It has a smoke point (the point where the oil starts to burn and break down) between 204 and 180 C.

The Siwak Stick: is the healthiest thing you can give to your gums n' teeth! The hadith reports: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "Were I not afraid that it would be hard on my followers, I would order them to use the siwak (as obligatory, for cleaning the teeth).

The siwak is a natural twig fortified with natural minerals that help clean the teeth, other inhibitors that prevent gums from bleeding, cleaning agents that kill microbes and germs and a scent that gives breath a naturally fresh smell. The siwak is an ideal, natural brush that has been endowed with more than any artificial toothpaste could ever have.

Like a toothbrush, the wicks on the siwak clean between the teeth and do not break under any amount of pressure; rather, they are flexible and strong. The small wicks bend to the appropriate shape to get plaque and leftover food out from in between teeth while avoiding any damage to the gums. You can read here for more information insha Allah.

Henna: in the hadith Hazrat Umme Salma (R) narrates: “In the life of Prophet Muhammed (Pbuh), no injury or thorn piercing was treated on which Henna was not applied.” (Tirmizi, Sanad-e-Ahmed)

Henna is probably most popular for its dye qualities on the hair and for making the temporary henna tatoos. But henna has several other uses to improve health an aid in ailments. It has healing properties and promotes formation of healthy flesh to fill a gap, expels fluids from the wounds.
Its gargles are beneficial in stomatitis and all ulcers of tongue, cheeks and lips. Its local application has soothing effects on acute inflammations and hot abscesses. Henna levels’ extract in oil mixed with natural wax and oil of rose, if applied locally in conditions of backache, is highly effective.
It is a clinically tested fact that if henna leaves paste is applied on the soles of the patients of small pox and chicken pox, the eyes remain unaffected with the disease and besides become dry very soon. Dry leaves of Henna if kept in clothes, serve the purpose of insect repellant. If the paste of Henna is applied on nails, the lustre of the nails increases and if applied on feet and soles, is effective in burning feet syndrome. If the nails become disfigured after getting fungal infection, it is advisable to use Henna with vinegar to restore it to normalcy. The paste of Henna is very effective in Burns and scalds. For more information please read this article.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Assalaamu Aleykum Warahmatulallah Wabarakatuhu

(May peace be upon you and Allah's Mercy and Allah's Blessings)

The main purpose for starting this blog is to please Allah swt by making use of what I have learned so far and bringing it to some benefit for the people, especially to our Ummah (muslim society). Yes, indeed this is a time of the Islamic awakening, and there is a big need to provide the Muslims with halal (permissible) alternatives. But just as much it is also important to bring knowledge so that we would be able to choose the right alternative when presented to it. 

First of all, this blog will not be based on the consumptive values. Islam rejects extravagance and wastefulness. Moderation is always advocated. So this blog is not going to join the craze of the "organic industry". I have always found that concept kind of ridiculous. Go 200 or 300 years back in our history, and all things on this earth were the so called organic goods. It is only in the recent century with the oil explosion and mass production that chemicals have been taken into use and food and other goods began to be made synthetically and artificially. Allah warns us in the Quran that the shaytan will tempt us to change the creation of Allah:

"[Shaitan had said] And I will mislead them, and I will arouse in them [sinful] desires, and I will command them so they will slit the ears of cattle, and I will command them so they will change the creation of Allah. And whoever takes Satan as an ally instead of Allah has certainly sustained a clear loss. [An-Nisa (The Women) 4:119]"

And this is exactly what had happened. The most scary thought right now is that even the genes of the natural products such as vegetation have been manipulated and modified. 

Insha Allah, the next step which I will focus on in this blog, will be to bring awareness of what we eat. I have already provided you with some spiritual resources, which I hope you have started reading. Please continue to do so to create a nice base before we move onto the physical aspects. 

Here is an excerpt from a hadith:

"...Beware, in the body there is a piece of flesh; if it is sound, the whole body is sound and if it is corrupt the whole body is corrupt, and hearken it is the heart." (Muslim)

So lets take care of our hearts insha Allah til the next post!

Disclaimer! Please do check all the facts for yourselves, do not be satisfied with my opinion. Anything good I have said is from Allah, and anything bad I have said is from myself.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Assalaamu Aleykum Warahmatulallah Wabarakatuhu

(May peace be upon you and Allah's Mercy and Allah's Blessings)

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said "If a house fly falls in the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (in the drink), for one of its wings has a disease and the other has the cure for the disease."  (Book #54, Hadith #537)

This hadith (narration) has had an astonishing benefit even for the treatment of AIDS! Flies are being used to produce the strongest antibiotics ever by the Buyer company, some of them reaching 500$ per course. 

Just watch this video below:

And this is not all! For more of the Prophetic medicine, please have a look at this amazing collection and heal inside out for the true everlasting beauty insha Allah (by Allah's Will)

The Medicine of the Prophet Muhammad saws

Assalaamu Aleykum Warahmatulallah Wabarakatuhu!

(May peace be upon you, and Allah's Mercy and Allah's Blessings)

 Everyone is looking for happiness in one way or another. Regardless of the different beliefs of how to achieve it, one thing we can all agree with: happiness on the inside for sure will reflect on our outside. A beautiful inside will beautify the outside as well insha Allah (by Allah's Will).

So here is a wonderful book on how to enjoy your life and feel happy through the Islamic lens. The beauty inside for sure will show on the outside insha Allah! Its worth a shot.

 Click here to ENJOY YOUR LIFE

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Assalaamu Aleykum Warahmatulallah Wabarakatuhu 

(May peace be upon you, and Allah's Mercy and Allah's Blessings) 

Welcome to the blog "The Natural Muslim". Insha Allah (by Allah's Will) here you will find useful tips and information on how to keep yourselves beautiful in a way which pleases Allah swt. This blog is not only for muslims, but for non- and future muslims as well :) Here I will post the natural ways of how to care for your body and health, as well as the Islamic view on the contemporary issues regarding this.

Muslims are not supposed to use something which is harmful to either body or their soul. This is hard to avoid today where most cosmetics do have some side effects as they use chemicals with still un known long term effects. I guess this issue is not relevant to Muslims alone, but rather to the whole humanity. I hope to introduce various natural products and ways to care for our body and hygiene as I myself realized that I just cant continue putting all those chemicals into my system any longer.

So please feel free to share your ideas and knowledge with me, and Insha Allah (by Allah's Will) we will all benefit from that!

To beautify your eyes, lower your gaze towards strange men, this will make your eyes pure and shiny.

To have attractive lips, always remember to speak the truth.

As for blush and rouge, "Modesty" (Haya') is one of the best brands and it can be found in any of the Islamic centers.

To remove impurities from your face and body, use a soap called "Istighfaar". Insha'Allah this soap will remove any bad deeds.(Ameen)

Now about your hair, if any of you has a problem of hair split>ends, then I suggest "Islamic Hijaab" which will protect your hair from damage.

As for jewelery, beautify your hands with humbleness and let your hands be a power to forgive people who hurt your feelings. 

And the necklace should be a sign to pardon you fellow brothers and sisters.

Disclaimer! None of this information is meant as professional advice, please make sure to take caution to individual physical needs and ills