COVID-19: Are Lockdowns The Answer?

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong Are lockdowns really saving lives, or will they ultimately prove to be more disruptive and deadly than COVID-19? I certainly don't mean to downplay the seriousness of COVID-19 and have been promoting the NHS, CDC, and government health guidelines throughout the pandemic. However, I'm concerned that 6 months of lockdowns and…Read more COVID-19: Are Lockdowns The Answer?

An Apple a Day!

Jabir b. ‘Umar al-Saksaki narrated from Muhammad b. ‘Isa from Ayyub b. Faddala from Muhammad b. Muslim, who said: Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, said: “If people knew what there was in apples, they would treat their sick only with it. Surely it is the quickest thing to benefit the heart, particularly its…Read more An Apple a Day!

Health, a Gift from God

“When I'm ill, it's He who cures me.”~ Holy Quran 26:80Please follow current medical advice, as Allah uses means. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ himself used medicine, and gave medical advice.Nevertheless, the real cure comes from Allah, it is Allah who inspires people working in the field of biomedical science to create cures for disease, and procedures…Read more Health, a Gift from God

Global Health and Global Threats with Laurie Garrett – Atlantic Meets the Pacific 2013

https://youtu.be/J3KIlp5-OLY Laurie Garrett, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, shares her concerns about emerging public health threats, ranging from gain of function research to the effects of climate change on the human microbiome, in an interview with The Atlantic's Corby Kummer. This program is part…Read more Global Health and Global Threats with Laurie Garrett – Atlantic Meets the Pacific 2013

Don’t Be Promiscuous

Not from a source I'd normally share... but this is exceptionally good advice!

To Your Poor Health by amina wadud

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This week I had started my blog in commemoration of Black History Month.  Alas it has sat in my computer unfinished as the deadline is well past for my bi-monthly post.  So here is why.

As I was listening to NPR one day, a man was describing the “types” of thinking developed as a consequence of the types of intellectual and physical exposure.  “Higher” thought (I hate that assessment of it, but it’s his word) he equated with things like knowledge of Shakespeare.  “Other” thought went with the days before (or current places and peoples without) access to some of our own human intellectual ventures (like Shakespeare’s plays).  What I, the abstract thinker (of course, I’m a theologian…) took away from this was that maybe I had ventured well into the realm of so-called higher thinking and as such had LOST touch with some basic thought for survival.

So I…

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A Response to the Woolwich Incident by Shaykh Abdalhaqq Bewley

http://www.muslimsofnorwich.org.uk