Unani is Arabic for “Ionian,” which means “Greek.” It is a formal medicine that has been practiced for 6,000 years. Also known as “hikmat,” Unani Tibb Medicine was developed by the Greek physician Hippocrates (40 – 370 B.C.) from the medicine and traditions of the ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. When the Mongols invaded Persia and Central
A biography of the noble ruler Nour-ud-Din Zangi, his sublime achievement in uniting Muslims and liberating their occupied lands.
There is still a controversy as to whether color therapy works within the realm of vibration or within the world of the brain. And Muslims would be pleased to know that this debate would not even be possible without the Muslim contribution to optics and to the discovery of how colors work. Before Muslim scientists
Abu Nasr Mohammad Ibn al-Farakh Al-Farabi was born to a noble family in the small village of Wasij, in the province of Farab in Turkestan, in 872 AD (259 AH).
Tips for the basic necessities that a Muslim needs in this life journey for him/her to achieve the successful religious stay and the ultimate destination, Paradise
Islam has called to practicing beneficial sport and body exercises. The messenger of Allah, Muhammad (peace be upon him) also encourages it as he used to instruct his companions to engage in it for it ensures the strangeness of the body and healthy intellect. On the occasion of the 2022 World Cup hosted by Qatar
There is an amnesia in the minds of people about 1,000 years of Muslim, Chinese and Indian civilizations during the period 700-1700 CE. Our educational system largely neglects that, instead of concentrating upon Europe where much of the period is glossed over as containing the Dark Ages and/or Medieval Ages, school syllabi, particularly those of
Islam views heath as a human necessity and basic need and not luxury or embellishment. Human life has its sanctity which should not be trivialized or ignored as evident in definitive texts of the Qur’an: “Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or
The Muslim physicians understood the sport and its importance in health preservation, strengthening the body, and disease prevention. They articulated this in their medical literature as they rely on it in their prescriptions. They discussed some sport exercises and stated their benefits to the limbs, as they mentioned the types that fit different ages and
If anybody however takes a penetrating look into the revealed text of the Quran, the verses related to the creation, the very pluralistic approach of Allah will be crystal clear. Allah is All Powerful and He created everything to worship Him alone (Chapter 57: verse 1-2, Chapter 51: verse 56). He even then tolerated the
A global Islamic calendar can be published by precalculating the presence of the Al-Hilal (the first visible crescent moon on earth).
The role of early Islamic scientific and philosophical culture in the development of West
The detail instances on the zeal of both Islam and Christianity to defend their faiths against one another
By David W. Tschanz 26/07/2001 The list of prominent stars with Arabic or Arabic derived names is a long one. The reason is simple – they reflect the contributions of medireview [Medieval] Arabs, from Baghdad to Granada, to our understanding of the stars and the planets. Almost as soon as they had established their capital
It is frequently claimed that Islam is valid only for primitive people, as it elevates them to a better standard, and that is why it appealed to tribal communities, while in civilized societies it is no longer in use. But, what is meant by civilized societies? Does this refer to modern societies which are based
The lack of will that affects the Ummah nowadays has many factors. These factors can be traced back to some points.
This part of article addresses another reason for Muslim jurists rejecting the calendar based upon astronomical calculations
The Prophetic hadiths clearly ask for actual sighting of the new moon as a means of certainty and not as a precondition for fasting
In August 2006, the Fiqh Council of North America announced the exact date for the start of Ramadan based solely on astronomical calculations rather than actual sightings of the new moon. Many around the world protested the validity of such a decision. The debate over visual sighting versus astronomical calculations is not new. This three-part
The Fiqh Council of North America — after careful research, deliberations, and discussion — has adopted a new position regarding the determination of the beginning of the Islamic lunar months. This position is based primarily on the following fiqhi premises: Sighting the hilal (ru’yah, crescent sighting) is not an act of `ibadah in itself; it
All Islamic religious rituals are based on this natural basis as mere intention expressed privately and abstract spiritual meditation are not enough to satisfy the requirements of religious worship.
Hisbah is a broad Qur'anic principle that encompasses both the government's responsibilities as well as any effort exerted by the individual to resolve a conflict or misunderstanding among people.
The brightest name in Egyptian Islamic science is that of mathematician and scholar Abu 'Ali al-Hasan bin al-Hasan bin al-Haytham, known as "Alhazen" to the Western world.
Botanical research by Muslim scholars can be traced back to the second year after Hijrah (7th century AD) when a keen interest developed into the medicinal and agricultural aspects of the floral kingdom
The word "algebra," like the subject, is a consequence of the intellectual ferment that occurred in Baghdad during the ninth century reign of Caliph al-Ma'mun (813-33).