Cause of obsessive compulsive disorder The cause of the condition is unknown. There is growing evidence that OCD represents abnormal functioning of brain circuitry. What is OCD? Obsessions occur when people repeatedly get intrusive thoughts or ideas that can be frightening or distressing. i.e. thinking that your mother is going to die, and then worrying that [...]
Islam would say the rule of celibacy for priesthood is an unnatural rule. Someone is beginning to see the light. A true religion should have a deep insight to human nature. Top Irish Catholic cleric calls for church to end celibacy for priests By Peter Taggart, CNN Belfast, Northern Ireland (CNN) – A respected former Catholic bishop [...]
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish ‘Facebook’ separates the sexes By Jessica Ravitz, CNN (CNN) - Showing that modernity might, just might, find its place even in a world predisposed to the most traditional of customs, in walks FaceGlat: an ultra-Orthodox Jewish answer, at least for some, to Facebook. Among the most conservative of Orthodox Jews, often referred to as Haredi Jews, [...]
A Brooklyn-based Hasidic newspaper removed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and another woman from the now-iconic photo. The newspaper Der Tzitung, described by the Jewish Week as “ultra-Orthodox,” has a policy of never printing photos of women in its pages because it thinks they could be sexually suggestive. Thus, Clinton and counterterrorism director Audrey Tomason, [...]
The problem of after what will happen after 64 is discussed from an Islamic point of view. The government seems to struggling with the social security problem, here is a small talk on the Islamic solution to this problem
Islamic Law does not allow humans to do privatization of natural resources. God made natural resources for the sharing of all people.
How can we make corporations more responsible for what they do? Well here is a small talk about how the Shariah can contribute to solve this problem.
The Shariah, or Islamic Law has a lot to contribute to the crisis, problems and issues we have in America. This is a small talk about how we solve the the health care crisis.
Islam teaching to look at the benefits and harms of any action we do as a society. Certainly, one of the great harms in the modern times has been the making of plastic. There is another video on Mushrooms that gives a very good alternative to plastic, however, because of the harmful effects of plastic [...]
The Quran uses a term for the type of food, “Eat pure food”, repeatedly, to encourage mankind to eat the right foods that is grown organically, but food is mostly pure in its eaten locally and and its pure food when its real food.
Globalized industries where no single national body can keep workers safe and protected. How can we keep our global supply chains honest? The Quran gives a sever warning, “Destruction to those who cheat in business. Those who, when they have to receive by measure from men, demand full measure, And when they have to give [...]
There is not an animal (that lives) on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but (forms part of) communities like you. Nothing have We omitted from the Book, and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the end. Sura 6:38 The Qur’an tells us that animals are communities and [...]
Ali Carr-Chellman pinpoints three reasons boys are tuning out of school in droves, and lays out her bold plan to re-engage them: bringing their culture into the classroom, with new rules that let boys be boys. Islam understands stands at a very deep level, that the emotional needs of the two genders differ widely on [...]
Plastic is a unnatural human creation; that has many complications to it. The video is the about the injustice of plastic that a case against plastic pollution from the perspective of social justice. Because plastic trash, he shows us, hits poor people and poor countries “first and worst,” with consequences we all share no matter [...]
The following is an example of using nature to create natural ecology systems using nature (God’s Gifts). In this talk the subject is how oysters can clean up the polluted waters. This idea works very well with the idea of an Islamic Ecology, where man and nature (nature as God’s manifestation of works and attributes) [...]
How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun.
Question: Why is alcohol forbidden in Islam? Answer: Intoxicants were forbidden in the Qur’an through several separate verses revealed at different times over a period of years. At first, it was forbidden for Muslims to attend to prayers while intoxicated (4:43). Then a later verse was revealed which said that alcohol contains some good and [...]
Here is a letter a lady wrote: It’s that time of year again, football season. Like a lot of women, I feel offended by NFL Cheerleaders and the obvious objectification. But, like most women, I feel the problem is so huge due to the huge number of football fans. I have read statistics that around [...]
As Muslim women become more and more aware of their own modesty, they go through many phases. Here is a clip by a Muslim lady who started with “covering her skin” to now covering her face. As Muslim women cover more and more of themselves they grew to appreciate themselves for thier inner and spiritual [...]
This small clip gives an inside perspective to, as to why so many Muslim women choose to cover even their faces. Enjoy…
The hijab is the pride of every practising Muslim lady. However, the media makes this act of modesty as a way of oppersion and subjugation. Islam sees women free when they can see themselves for thier mind and spiritual being. Islam sees the modest covering of women as a way to give a sacred touch [...]
What is jihad?
Why do Muslim Women cover themselves? Is it a sign of oppression? Is it because Muslim men force their women to do so? Does America really need to save Muslim women from wearing the head cover and being modest? Why then are so many women coming into the faith from all over the country?
By Nehal El-Hadi Muslims believe the world is God’s gift to mankind and that there is proof of His existence in every natural object. The finest grain of sand, with its patterned arrangements of atoms, displays the minute detail of His reckoning. From the smallest of viruses to the largest of plants and animals, every [...]
The word Jihad does not mean Holy War. It means struggle or striving. The word for war in the Quran is Harb or Qital. Jihad means serious and sincere struggle on the personal as well as on the social level. It is a struggle to do good and to remove injustice, oppression and evil from [...]
Who speaks for Islam? Gallup poll for Muslim studies, Dalia Magahad gives a nice presentation about Islam and Muslims.
What is the status of women in Islam? Are women really oppressed in Islam? Today people think that women are liberated in the west and that the womens’ liberation movement began in the 20th Century. From the perspective of Islam the women’s liberation movement was given by God to his prophets. The Qur’an and the [...]
1400 Years of being green…. “The Sky We (I, Your God) have raised it, and placed a balance. So, do not disturb this balance, and keep up the standards with justice and do not let the standards be in loss” (Quran) What is Climate Change? …Eat and drink the sustenance God has provided and do [...]
Women as Sex Objects
A new study presented at the recent American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago shows that when men see photos of scantily clad women their brain registers the women as objects to be acted on. Christie Nicholson reports
As a person drives through the highway towards a city, one will notice that while driving through the natural setting one enters into a world that seems alien to the natural world. Tall buildings, trees and nature are the decoration pieces of the city, a lot of noise, pollution, an atmosphere of hustle and bustle, people moving in crowds.
In today’s modern life, values have turned upside down, family life, that was always the very heart of society is attacked just as much as many other handed-down traditions. Yet, neither socialism nor any other “isms” will ever be able to oust what has been implanted into human nature, the need of social ties and [...]
by Mohamed Ariff, University of Malaya, taken from Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, Vol. 2, No. 2 (September 1988), pp. 46-62 Islamic banking is a new phenomenon that has taken many observers by surprise. The whole banking system has been islamized in both Iran and Pakistan. In addition, there are some thirty Islamic banks in operation in [...]
Why are drugs, intoxicants so, awful, foul and vile in Islam? Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) has described drugs together with all sorts of intoxicants as: 1. The key to all evils. 2. The head of all errors and lapses. 3. The most terrible of major sins. 4. The mother of all atrocities. 5. The mother of [...]
Sheikh Shaker El Sayed and Ismail Royer Introduction The position of Islam on gambling is that it is prohibited, harmful and destructive to society. Gambling is addictive by nature, a practice that takes money from the poor with the perceived, yet illusive promise that they may “win” something without having to work for it. Gambling [...]