عن ابن عمر رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال : [ المسلم أخو المسلم : لا يظلمه ولا يسلمه . من كان في حاجة أخيه كان الله في حاجته ومن فرج عن مسلم كربة فرج الله عنه بها كربة من كرب يوم القيامة ومن ستر مسلما ستره الله يوم القيامة ] متفق عليه
Ibn `Umar (May Allah bepleased with them) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "A Muslim is a brother of (another) Muslim, he neither wrongs him nor does hand him over to one who does him wrong. If anyone fulfills his brother's needs, Allah will fulfill his needs; if one relieves a Muslim of his troubles, Allah will relieve his troubles on the Day of Resurrection; and if anyone covers up a Muslim (his sins), Allah will cover him up (his sins) on the Resurrection Day". [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Soursop Fruit Kills Cancer 100-Fold better Than Chemotherapy
The Soursop is a flowering, evergreen tree native to tropical regions of the world. It also contains a long, prickly green fruit which happens to kill cancer up to 10,000 times more effectively than strong chemotherapy drugs, all without the nasty side effects and without harming healthy cells.
According to Cancer Research UK, Annona muricata is an active principle in an herbal remedy marketed under the brand name Triamazon. The licensing for this product in the UK is not accepted due to its enormous healing effects on the body and potential loss of profits for competing pharmaceutical cancer drugs.
This tree is low and is called graviola in Brazil, guanabana in Spanish and has the uninspiring name "soursop" in English. The fruit is very large and the subacid sweet white pulp is eaten out of hand or, more commonly, used to make fruit drinks and sherbets.
Besides being a cancer remedy, graviola is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections, is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders.
Deep within the Amazon Rainforest, this tree grows wild and could literally revolutionize what you, your doctor, and the rest of the world thinks about cancer treatment and chances of survival.
Research shows that with extracts from this miraculous tree it now may be possible to:
Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life
The source of this information is just as stunning: It comes from one of America's largest drug manufacturers, the fruit of over 20 laboratory tests conducted since the 1970's. What those tests revealed was nothing short of mind numbing...Extracts from the tree were shown to:
Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer. The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug! What's more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectively hunts down and kills only cancer cells. It does not harm healthy cells!
The amazing anti-cancer properties of the Graviola tree have been extensively researched - so why haven't you heard anything about it?
The drug industry began a search for a cancer cure and their research centered on Graviola, a legendary healing tree from the Amazon Rainforest.
It turns out the drug company invested nearly seven years trying to synthesize two of the Graviola tree's most powerful anti-cancer ingredients. If they could isolate and produce man-made clones of what makes the Graviola so potent, they'd be able to patent it and make their money back. Alas, they hit a brick wall. The original simply could not be replicated. There was no way the company could protect its profits or even make back the millions it poured into research.
As the dream of huge profits evaporated, their testing on Graviola came to a screeching halt. Even worse, the company shelved the entire project and chose not to publish the findings of its research!
As science develops, it brings to us new facts that witness the greatness of the Holy Qur’an and the Prophetic tradition. In this research there are facts about the miracles of Allah the Almighty in the brain.
There are so many verses in the Qur’an that catch the attention of the believer. He is always encouraged to contemplate when reading the Qur’an so his heart does not become locked up. “Do they not then think deeply in the Qur’an, or are their hearts locked up (from understanding it)” (Muhammad: 24). One of the many Qur’an verses that makes the believer deeply think about the true meanings and the miracles these verses have is what Allah the Almighty said through Prophet Hud who told his people “I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord!”, then He continued “There is not a moving (living) creature but He has the grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on a straight Path (the truth)” (Hud:56)
The question that the believer may arise is: Why did Allah the Almighty choose to have a grasp of the forelock in particular? “There is not a moving (living) creature but He has the grasp of its forelock”, and the forelock is what is known to be the forehead. In another verse, He said about Abu Jahl who harmed the Prophet peace be upon him “Nay! If he (Abu Jahl) cease not” which means if he did not cease to harm the prophet and did not cease to become infidel “Nay! If he (Abu Jahl) cease not, We will catch him by the forelock – A lying, sinful forelock!” (Al-Alaq: 15-16)
If we look carefully on what the Prophet peace be upon him said on one of his prayers “O Allah, I am your bondservant, son of your bondsman, and son of your bondswoman. My forelock is in Your Hands; Your judgment is continuously being carried out upon me; Your sentence upon me is just. I ask You with every name that is Yours, with which You have named Yourself, brought down in Your book, taught to one of Your creation, or have preferred for Yourself in the hidden knowledge, with You: that You make the Qur’an the spring of my heart, and the light of my chest, and the dispelling of my sadness, and deportation of my concern”.
Here we notice the prophet peace be upon him says “My forelock is in Your Hands”. The question arises why is there so much emphasis on the forelock area? What do we have behind this area? What is this area responsible for? Why does Allah the Almighty always mention that he has control over this area and that He directs it as He wishes?
INVENTION OF LIE DETECTOR
The recent scientific research found out that in 2006 a group of scientists wanted to discover the area responsible for lie in humans and they aimed at designing a new machine that can detect it. Old machines used to measure the voice tone, heart beat, amount of sweat, in addition to other physiological symptoms. When someone lies something will get disrupted whether an increase in the heart beat rates or sweating or breath. However, old machines failed because professional liars used their tricks to manipulate them as they sit very quietly with no signs of worries during investigation. Scientists started a new experiment to resolve this and they focused on the brain this time, they believed there is an area responsible for lie which can be somewhere in the brain. To proceed with this new experiment they brought what is called fMRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging).
Above is anImage of fMRI, a specialized equipment that measures the activity of any area in the brain using magnetic waves.
WHAT DOES FMRI DO? How does it work?
It is an equipment that measures the brain’s activity. The patient lies on a moveable table that slides so the brain is surrounded by a cylinder-shaped tube that connects to a computer. This equipment does not touch the patient, instead images of body parts are taken by radio waves. We all know that the brain is continuously active. Allah the Almighty created a man and divided his brain into areas each with a specific responsibility. When scientists experimented on this equipment and asked someone to make a lie, they noticed an increased activity in the frontal top area of the brain (the forelock).
They also noticed that this area had an increased blood circulation because there are so many processes that exist when making a lie. They concluded that this area – forelock- is responsible for lie and what was even more important is the fact that when people are honest and do not lie, no areas with any noticed activity was found in the brain indicating no waste in energy.
Scientists noticed that the brain activity is at the highest in the forelock area when lying, while they did not notice any single activity when being honest; therefore, they believed that the brain is instinctively honest.
LIE REQUIRE MORE ENERGY
They had one more conclusion, making a lie demands some waste of energy. When a man is honest he does not need to waste energy from his brain, but when he lies he wastes so much energy for that. These results are definite results because scientists monitored the blood circulation in the neurons inside the brain and found out that the activity in frontal area – forelock –increased rapidly to lie.
When they applied this experiment on many people they found out that a man could never have control over his brain. As soon as a man lies, an activity will immediately take place in the forelock area in his brain and this activity can never b stopped. Sometimes there are people who can have some control over their heart beats or facial impressions, but they can never control or cease the energy that is produced by making a lie. Therefore, they said that the best approach to find out whether a person lies is to monitor his forelock area which is responsible for lie.
This machines works by sending magnetic waves towards the brain, which hit the neurons in the brain, and get reflected in various forms according to the area and its activity. The most active area in the brain (with more blood circulation and hence with more hemoglobin and more oxygen) will give a different image for the waves it produces, and this allow us to know the active area in the brain and the intensity of this activity.
FORELOCK - CENTER OF MISTAKES
Furthermore, in 2006 the scientists of Michigan University did a unique experiment to deal with the phenomena of mistakes. Sometimes the decisions a human makes are right and other times they are wrong. They wanted to know the area responsible for mistakes in the brain. What did they do? They used the fMRI again and they selected some people and asked them to make various mistakes. The conclusion of this research –published by the Neurology magazine recently- is that the upper frontal area or the forelock is responsible for the mistakes people do, because scientists noticed an increased activity in this area during the process of making a mistake. The bigger the mistake the wider the area of activity is
A LYING SINFUL FORELOCK
As a result, the scientists came with a definite conclusion that the areas responsible for mistakes and lie are found in the upper frontal area of the brain, the forelock. This information has been taught to us by the Qur’an in only two words “Nay! If he (Abu Jahl) cease not, We will catch him by the forelock – A lying, sinful forelock!” (Al-Alaq: 15-16). Unfortunately, commentators, mercy be upon them, did not understand this meaning then and said that the forelock can never lie and interpreted this verse by explaining that the noblest area in the human is the forelock (forehead). So Allah the Almighty will catch Abu Jahl from this area and throw him in hell.
Every single word Allah the Almighty says is the truth and the Qur’an speaks the language of science when it gives any resemblance. This indicates that always the Qur’an not only precedes science and is also superior to science.
CENTER FOR CREATIVITY AND LEADERSHIP
Using the same experiment, the scientists also wanted to know the center for leadership in humans. When they studied creativity and awareness in humans - so they can improve human’s perception- they were determined to search for the area that controls creativity and decisions making, therefore determine the human’s success or failure. They selected some people and asked them to make some important decisions and think creatively. Results from fMRI showed high activity in the forelock area which means that the forelock is responsible for creativity and decision making too.
Experiments by fMRI showed that the forelock – forehead- is highly active when one makes a mistake or lie, and this assured the scientists that the forelock directs people during the time when a mistake or a lie is made. It was also clear from the images that the forelock becomes active during creative work or making important decision. It is considered one of the most important areas in the brain.
CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC RESULTS
As discussed, scientists are now sure that the area responsible for mistakes is the forelock. Referring to the verses “I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving (living) creature but He has the grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on a straight Path (the truth)” (Hud:56). Allah the Almighty has the grasp of the forelock of all his creatures and he directs them as He wishes, and “Verily, my Lord is on a straight Path (the truth)” (Hud:56), means that Allah the Almighty has given us the way that if we follow we will be on the straight path and our life decisions will not be mistaken.
WHY DID ALLAH THE ALMIGHTY MENTION THIS FACT?
The scientific miracles of the Qur’an and Sunnah are explained so the believers grow more in faith, and those in doubt become aware of the greatness of Islam and the truthfulness of Qur’an. However, there is another goal which is extremely important: what did we learn from these facts? how can we use them?
When I deeply studied the verse through which prophet Hud peace be upon him talked to his people, I realized that Allah the Almighty may have a lesson for all of us. When the Muslim is in doubt about doing something or taking an important decision in his life, he has to pray like prophet Hud “I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving (living) creature but He has the grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on a straight Path (the truth)” (Hud:56). This verse has a language that we may not understand but our brain nerves do. When we repeat this verse many times in our prayers, it gives us bless and guidance to take the right decision.
FORELOCK IS THE HEALING CENTER
Using the forelock becomes very important when reading verses of the Qur’an for healing purposes. We should put the hand on the forelock and read the verse of the Qur’an that we believe it will heal us from a disease. Why?
This area is like a huge storage for our mistakes, lie, & the wrong decisions, and it should be cleansed and maintained all the time. We should pray to Allah the Almighty as the Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him used to say “My forelock is in Your Hands”. Here, Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him submitted the leadership center to Allah the Almighty: My Lord I submit my forelock which is responsible for my lie, mistakes, perception, creativity to you so you can guide it as You wish and do whatever you want with it.
A DIFFERENT READING
“I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving (living) creature but He has the grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on a straight Path (the truth)” (Hud:56). Now that we have a new reading to this verse with further depth and more contemplation, we will be able to feel it and rejoice it differently, and this is what I always aim at. The true believer should read the Qur’an with contemplation so he can find the real rejoice of faith. There are so many people who read the Qur’an and pray but can not have this special feeling “In the Bounty of Allah, and in His Mercy therein let them rejoice, that is better than what (the wealth) they amass” (Yunus: 58)
Sources: 1- Lying brain, Science, 10 December 2004. 2- You Can't Hide Your Lying Brain, www.signalplusnoise.com, 7 June 2003. 3- Thomas L. Bennett, Introduction to Physiological Psychology, Brooks/Cole Pub. Co. 1982. 4- Maureen Morley, Brain imaging with MRI could replace lie detector, Radiological Society of North America, 29-Nov-2004. 5- Robert T. Knight, Principles of Frontal Lobe Function, Oxford University Press, 2002.
The light of the sun is due to a chemical process on its surface that has been taking place continuously for the past five billion years. It will come to an end at some point of time in the future when the sun will be totally extinguished leading to extinction of all life on earth. Regarding the impermanence of the sun’s existence the Qur’aan says: "And the Sun Runs its course For a period determined For it; that is The decree of (Him) The exalted in Might, The All-Knowing." [Al-Qur’aan 36:38] [A similar message is conveyed in the Qur’an in 13:2, 35:13, 39:5 and 39:21]
The Arabic word used here is mustaqarr, which means a place or time that is determined. Thus the Qur’aan says that the sun runs towards a determined place, and will do so only up to a pre-determined period of time – meaning that it will end or extinguish.
New secrets are uncovered by scientists daily, and we do not exaggerate if we say that for every discovery we must find a Quranic reference for this discovery…
New secrets are uncovered by scientists daily, and we do not exaggerate if we say that for every discovery we must find a Quranic reference for this discovery. Nowadays, scientists can identify criminals throughout their DNA, let's contemplate this scientific discovery:
DNA is a macromolecule located at the nucleus of every cell of our body, it contains more than three thousands millions information! It also contains the systems needed for cell reproduction and the information that guarantee cellular health and body health in general. One of God's secrets bestowed in DNA is that nobody can have DNA similar to another one, therefore it is considered as a perfect genetic fingerprint to identify any person and distinguish him form others.
One of the news drawing attention, is that it is possible from now on to build an imagined shape for an accused person in a crime in a better way depending on remnants carrying his DNA like saliva on a cup of coffee, or a husk from his skin. These remnants are enough to determine the outer characteristics like the color of the hair and skin. This possibility was discovered by coincidence in a study about cancer conducted by joint Icelandic-Dutch team.
Professor Part Kimnai form the Medical Center, Radobaut, in Nijmegen (East of Netherland) had presented the Dutch data needed by the Icelandic team to check the results they have reached. Professor Kimnai explained how was the discovery done by saying that people of Iceland care a lot about skin cancer and give it big importance, while they were comparing the genetic data for some types of skin cancer we have obtained in Nijmegen with a type of skin which we also have, and suddenly a strong connection between both was obtained.
The comparison between the data aids in saying that there is a relationship between the genes that determine the color of skin or eyes. The scientists, from one person's data, had managed to discover the color of the hair (blond or black), the color of eyes and skin.
This can not be identified 100% but the relationship is strong enough to precisely describe a person who was completely unknown.
This was not sheer simple scientific discovery as this kind of research (depending on the DNA) opens new doors in crime control.
Professor Kimnai explained how the current criminal investigations are carried out based on DNA by saying that the procedure followed in the past is that if you find an evidence left by the accused in the place of the crime and these evidences carry his tissue or DNA or anything else like that then it is necessary to compare this substance with the DNA saved in the criminal information bank and wait to find out if the accused is one of them in order to know the person's full identity by the computer. If the DNA was not in the criminal bank then the police will have many troubles and it will be difficult for them to identify the real criminal.
However, with the new discovery, it is possible to identify the color of the hair, eyes and skin of the criminal even if he has no record at the criminal bank. This certainly differs from identifying the criminal by name and address as the determination of the color of eyes, skin and hair can greatly serve the police during investigation.
An illustrating picture for the DNA, which is a double stranded chain and contains 3000000000 information, and has all the systems that ensure the proper functioning of the cell, indeed it is one of the miracles created by Allah, all praises to him as this superior accuracy in design can not be accidental. It is fair to challenge the disbelievers by asking them to prove that this precise design came by coincidence?
WHAT DOES THIS DISCOVERY MEAN?
This discovery is added to the numerous discoveries that testify the oneness of Allah, the Almighty. The previously mentioned study reveals that we have inside our cells complicated systems and information which act as a base for the sperm to develop in the womb, then depending on the information that Allah put in the DNA, the hair and skin colors are determined as well as all the features of the embryo.
It is a process that deserves contemplation and thinking. Therefore, Allah, the Exalted ordered us to look at the origin of our creation, all praises to Him says: "So let man see from what he is created! He is created from a water gushing forth. Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs. Verily, (Allâh) is Able to bring him back (to life)!" (5-8 At Tariq).
This discovery counteracts the theory of coincidence and random claimed by the disbelievers because the coincidence can never arrange the information inside the DNA in this precise and calculated pattern. Moreover, the blind nature can not guide the cell in its function starting from sperm till the death of the human being! The lack of presence of any deformity in cell functioning (except in rare cases) gives an evidence that the creator of these cells had perfectly made this creation, as He the Almighty says: "The Work of Allâh, Who perfected all things, verily He is Well-Acquainted with what you do" (88: An Naml). Also says: "That is He: the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen, the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful. *Who made everything He has created good and He began the creation of man from clay *Then He made his offspring from semen of despised water (male and female sexual discharge)* Then He fashioned him in due proportion, and breathed into him the soul (created by Allâh for that person); and He gave you hearing (ears), sight (eyes) and hearts. Little is the thanks you give!". (6-9 AsSajdah).
There is a significant matter to be mentioned, that the disbelievers deny the day of judgment and say how can Allah account his slaves for every small and big thing, and they may mock of the verse: "And the Book (one’s Record) will be placed, and you will see the Mujrimûn (criminals, polytheists, sinners), fearful of that which is (recorded) therein. They will say: "Woe to us! What sort of Book is this that leaves neither a small thing nor a big thing, but has recorded it with numbers!" And they will find all that they did, placed before them, and your Lord treats no one with injustice" (49 Al Kahf). So, they deny the way of recording every act done by the person in a clear book and how this book will be showed to us in the day of resurrection and we answer them that if the genetic chain is having so many information that can be documented in volumes, then how could be the knowledge of Allah the Exalted who created all the human beings?!
In this regard, we have to mention how our hands, legs and skins will bear witness on us as the information are stored in every cell of our body, this also include the events and the words we say. A new study had revealed the presence of cellular memory especially the skin cells, this is manifested in the following verse: "And (remember) the Day that the enemies of Allâh will be gathered to the Fire, then they will be driven [(to the Fire), former ones being withheld till their later ones will join them* Till, when they reach it (Hell-fire), their hearing (ears) and their eyes, and their skins will testify against them as to what they used to do. And they will say to their skins, "Why do you testify against us?" They will say: "Allâh has caused us to speak as He causes all things to speak: and He created you the first time, and to Him you are made to return.". (19-21 Fussilat). In another chapter, Allah the Exalted says: "On the Day when their tongues, their hands, and their legs (or feet) will bear witness against them as to what they used to do" (24 An Nur). Moreover, all praises to him says: "This Day, We shall seal up their mouths, and their hands will speak to Us, and their legs will bear witness to what they used to earn" (65 Yasin).
These valuable verses confirm that every part of our body (the tongue, skin, legs and hands) will speak on the day of resurrection to bear witness on their owners.
Finally, if the scientists were able to find out some of person's characters through his DNA, then Allah the Almighty is well acquainted with every small and big thing we do and he will account us for it, he the Exalted says: "And We have fastened every man’s deeds to his neck, and on the Day of Resurrection, We shall bring out for him a book which he will find wide open* Read your book. You yourself are sufficient as a reckoner against you this Day" (13-14 Al Isra'a).
We ask the Almighty to make us benefited from these studies and to have lessons from it and not just reading them without benefits. He, the Exalted says: "And remind for verily, the reminding profits the believers" (55 Athariyat).
Researchers nowadays affirm that spending some money on the poor has a dramatic psychological impact on humans. It teaches tolerance and increases happiness. Medical research confirms that tolerance and generosity extends the life of the human being! It is not surprising to learn that the latest psychological research says that the spirit of giving and tolerance increase the ability of the human immune system and his resistance to diseases! Allah’s Messenger SAAW, perfectly said the truth when he said, ‘Charity is a proof.’
Scientists lately discovered that there are pulsating stars that produce hammer-like sounds. Therefore they called them "Cosmic Hammers’. They also noticed that these stars produce gravity waves that penetrate anything! This is what the Glorious Quran informed us about in Sura al-Tariq 86:1-3, ‘By the Sky and the Night-Visitant (therein); And what will explain to thee what the Night-Visitant is?- (It is) the Star of piercing brightness.’ We can only glorify Allah, the Almighty, when we read this Quranic miracle!
After the discovery of that the Earth is spherical, it became evident that in every moment there is a point where the sun rises from and another point in the West where the sun sets. When the sun rises on a specific point on earth it sets in another point on the West. This is due to the earth's rotation around itself. Therefore, there is an infinite number from East and West points. This fact is alluded to in the Glorious Quran Surat Al-Maarij 70:40, ‘Now I do call to witness the Lord of all points in the East and the West …’ All glory is due to Allah, the Almighty.