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Author Archives: Shumaysa

Currently residing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the author has written "Everyday Islam: An easy and peaceful way of life". She graduated with a degree in special education and is a post-graduate in psychology, currently pursuing in-depth tafseer studies. She blogs at shumaysafaruqi.blogspot.com

How to live a balanced life

Shumaysa Faruqi Jeddah, Saudi Arabia   It is very important for us to establish balance between our faith and the world around us. We must get involved in both of them but need to do so in moderation so as not to neglect one’s worldly affairs, and vice-versa. It was narrated by Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ ... Read More »

Story of two souls

By Shumaysa Faruqi Jeddah, Saudi Arabia   She was a good friend of mine. We had been together all through high school and college. After that, she got busy with her studies and I got married and moved to another city. We were out of touch for a long time. In 2004, my father was diagnosed with bone cancer and ... Read More »

Physical Ailments (Medicine of the Prophet)

Physical ailments attack and harm the body and alter its normal functions, because of an excess amount of a substance. This type constitutes the majority of diseases and occurs because of overeating or consuming more than what the body needs, that which brings about little benefit or is not digested easily, or due to complex meals. When the son of ... Read More »

Providing proper remedies for ailments of the heart

Providing proper remedies for ailments of the heart (referring to spiritual or emotional ailments) only occurs at the hands of Prophets and Messengers of Allah. The heart becomes well when it acquires the knowledge of its Lord and Creator and in His Names, Attributes, Actions and Commandments. The heart also becomes well when it prefers acquiring Allah’s Pleasure and prefers ... Read More »

Treating Depression and Grief

There are fourteen types of cures to remove sadness, grief or depression according to the Prophet’s (peace and blessing be upon him) guidance [these consist in various supplications that are taught to us by our Prophet (peace be upon him)] 1. Affirming Allah’s Oneness in His Lordship. 2. Belief in the creed of Tawheed: There is no true God but ... Read More »

Every Day Islam by Shumaysa Faruqi

This is our first book review of a sister who has written a book on “Everyday Islam” This book carries precise information on the basic pointers of everyday activities and how a Muslim should be mindful of Allah  in daily aspects of life. The book provides a complete insight on the mind, body and soul of a busy muslim in ... Read More »

Physical ailments

Physical ailments attack and harm the body and alter its normal functions, because of an excess amount of a substance. This type constitutes the majority of diseases and occurs because of overeating or consuming more than what the body needs, that which brings about little benefit or is not digested easily, or due to complex meals. When the son of ... Read More »

Curing Fever

Excerpt from the book  The prophetic medicine by Ibn Al Qayyim It has been narrated in the Sahihain that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “Verily Fever- or severe fever- is a breath of the Hell Fire, so cool it using water. The body benefits from the fever more so than it benefits from taking medicine. This is because, the fever heats ... Read More »