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Friday, 23 February 2018

AL-QURAN: God's Prescription For A Sick Society.



Al-Quran:
God’s Prescription
For A Sick Society

(M. Javed Naseem)


Man, under the influence of Satan, distorted God’s message through his evil ways; corrupted the truth with falsehood; and misinterpreted God’s commands in every era. But eventually, it was truth that prevailed. Truth always prevails because truth comes from Allah and lies (or falsehood) from Satan (Devil). Devil buries the truth under the filthy heap of dung so that nobody cares to dig it out. The dirty work demands a lot of patience, sacrifice, hard work and guidance. There are not many who want to do that digging. It requires the digger to be an honest, sincere believer and a true seeker who is ready to give all in the cause of Allah. Presently, Muslim Ummah is in dire straits and desperately needs such diggers.

Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) said that when there is too much of ‘Haraam’ – corruption and evil practices – in a society and the people, who hold responsible positions (and are capable) of stopping that, do nothing about it, that society should wait for ‘azaab-Allah’ – the wrath of God.
That means that evil-doing and corruption bring punishment from God, the Almighty. That is a very natural course. If we open the Holy Quran, we’ll find the stories of previous nations who rejected the message of Allah, deviated from the right path and rebelled against the Laws of Allah. They were warned and then wiped off the land as if they never existed. The nations of Aad, Thamud, Noah, Nimrod, Lot, Shuaib, Pharaoh, etc., they all became part of the history and a lesson for the mankind. Allah says:

“We destroyed the generations before you
when they did wrong; and their messengers
(from Allah) came unto them with clear
proofs (of His sovereignty), but they
would not believe. Thus do we reward
the guilty folk.”
(al-Quran 10:13)

But did the mankind really learn any lesson? Today, we are in the same situation once again. Allah has extended the leash, given us plenty of time to repent and change our ways, but nothing has improved. On the contrary, the only change that we see, is the change for the worse – ‘Haraam’ is spreading. We are chasing an illusion. We have ignored all warnings and have arrogantly defied the commands of Allah.


The righteous few, the friends of Allah, have already received the signals of the punishment which is almost at our doorsteps. Now, it is just a matter of weeks or months. O Ummah! Wake up, it is coming! Can we still not see it? Then we must be blind, deaf and dumb! Prepare yourself for a rude awakening!

“Many of the Jinn and humankind we have
committed to Hell. They have hearts wherewith
they understand not, eyes wherewith they see not,
and ears wherewith they hear not. They are like
cattle, nay more misguided; for they are
heedless (of warning).”
(al-Quran 7:179)

We have made our choices. We have sowed the seeds of injustice and corruption; the seeds of evil and transgression; and now is the time to harvest. We shall reap what we have sowed, that is the law of nature. If that happened to the nations of the old, it can happen to us too. We are NO exception!

I named my first book “A Wake-up Call” and I was going to name this one as “The Last Call” but I changed my mind. It can’t be the last call; there is always hope! We have seen the warning signs – the fires, floods, storms and hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes. But we didn’t budge. Luckily, the door of repentance is still open. There is very little time left but there’s still a chance. It might be the last chance!


Satan was cursed because of his arrogance (and disobedience) and was destined to Hell. We are guilty of the same crime. Allah warned us not to follow him as he was an open enemy to us.

"Did I not enjoin on you, O you children of
Adam, that you should not worship Satan;
for he was to you an enemy avowed?”
(al-Quran 36:60)

It is a pity that we don’t listen to Allah but listen and follow the Devil. Allah is the Truth and the Devil is a lie – full of deception. Allah wants us to go to Heaven but Devil leads us to Hell because he is destined to Hell and wants to take as many humans along with him as possible. He wants to prove his point to God that humans are more disobedient to God than he was. The irony is that we accompany the Devil willingly. Are we not concerned about the consequences of disobedience to Allah? We can become the fuel for Hellfire! And Allah knows about us:

“Most of them We found not men (true)
to their covenant; but most of them
We found rebellious and disobedient.”
(al-Quran 7:102)


Disobedience merits punishment. Rebellion against Allah cannot go unpunished. Every rebel and disobedient was destroyed. Satan is the only one who got respite till the Day of Judgment. O Muslim Ummah! Don’t be so ignorant and arrogant! Learn from the history of mankind!

“Have they not seen how many generations
We destroyed before them, which indeed
returned not unto them?”
(al-Quran 36:31)

If we continue on the path of evil and injustice, it is not very difficult to predict the results. We are fortunate that the wrath of Allah did not hit us, in full swing, yet. We had only small scale warnings. Feel the urgency, please! Now is the time to revert. Let us repent and ask Allah for His mercy and forgiveness! We might still be saved from the bigger disaster.
Here is Allah’s prescription for our salvation and prosperity:

“O you who believe! Bow down and prostate
yourselves, and worship your Lord, and do
good, that haply you may prosper.”
(al-Quran 22:77)

“… So establish regular prayer, give regular
charity, and hold fast to Allah! He is your
Protector - the Best to protect and
the Best to help!”
(al-Quran 22:78)


Allah’s help and guidance is there for us but it comes to those only who seek it and strive for it. A mother does not feed her baby unless the baby cries. Here is a recipe to seek Allah’s help:

“O you who believe! Seek (Allah’s) help
with patient perseverance and prayer; for
Allah is with those who patiently persevere.”
(al-Quran 2:153)

Patient perseverance means steadfastness. It is the basic requisite of Islam. You believe in Allah, obey His commands, His messengers, and keep doing the right things; then ask for Allah’s mercy and forgiveness. He will surely bless you; but He will also test your faith, your honesty, your sincerity, i.e., your steadfastness. If you stay the course, of course with His help, you will be blessed. It is hard but worth trying. It is God’s prescription and it always works without fail!

(From my book “God’s Prescription: al-Quran”, pub. 2012)

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Saturday, 17 February 2018

WHY PLAY THE FOOL When You Can Play The Wise And Win Paradise?



You Are Playing An Act!
Why Play The Fool When
You Can Play The Wise
And Win Paradise?

(M. Javed Naseem)

“That which is on earth we have made
but as a glittering show for the earth,
in order that We may test them - as to
which of them are best in conduct. 
Verily what is on earth we shall make
but as dust and dry (barren) soil.
(al-Quran 18:7-8)

The above verse is a very clear declaration as well as a warning from God to us. Allah, the Almighty, declares the following:

  1. This world is just an act of play; a game show; a glittering display of entertainment.
  2. This game show or drama is a Test for mankind.
  3. The purpose of this show is to monitor our conduct (character, behavior, manners, dealings, treatment of others, etc.). In other words, how we play our part – in a good way or a bad way; as per the laws prescribed for us by God or violating the laws of Allah; in obedience to God or in disobedience!
  4. This entertainment show on earth is temporary and soon the curtain will be drawn when the end comes.
  5. At the end of this game show, everything in this world will be destroyed and the earth will be turned into dust and dry barren soil, the way it was before Allah gave it life for our sake.

Let there be no doubt about the above declaration in anybody’s mind. That’s the destiny of the planet Earth and it will be met.

The above two verses are from Surah al-Kahf (Chapter 18) of the Quran. Allah, the Almighty, repeats His declaration or warning in the same chapter and tells us that nobody would be spared. We shall all be resurrected and brought together in the court of the Supreme Creator for accountability.

“One day, We shall remove the mountains,
and you will see the earth as a level stretch,
and We shall gather them, all together, nor
shall We leave out any one of them.”
(al-Quran 18:47)

There is no escape and there are no exceptions! Everybody has to go through it – whether a sinner or a prophet! It’s very strange, and unbelievable at the same time, that with all his intelligence, education and wisdom, man keeps ignoring God’s commands; His warnings and reminders. Allah give us simple and easy-to-understand examples but in our stubbornness or arrogance, we refuse to take heed.

“Set forth to them the similitude of the life of
this world: It is like the rain which we send
down from the skies. The earth's vegetation
absorbs it, but soon it becomes dry stubble,
which the winds do scatter. It is (only)
Allah who prevails over all things.”
(al-Quran 18:45)


There’s always a pay back time! And so is with our lives too which were given to us by God under certain conditions. We were also given a ‘how-to’ manual to make things easy and smooth for our lives on earth. But we started abusing the God-given facilities and out of greed started accumulating material possessions as if there was no end (death). With our riches and big families (i.e., power) we started spreading corruption and evil in the earth. We forgot that earth was to be shared with all humans – rich or poor, big families or small families. We forgot that it’s good deeds that matter, nothing else. The Almighty reminds us again:

“Wealth and sons are allurements of the life
of this world. But the things that endure, good
deeds, are best in the sight of your Lord, as
rewards, and best as (the foundation for) hopes.”
(al-Quran 18:46)

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This world is a test for all of us.
It’s like a game in the wonderland.
Make sure that you don’t get lost!
His help (guidance) will come if you
only seek it honestly and sincerely!

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When you study the Quran, you’ll find hundreds of verses wherein God invites you to think, ponder, to reflect and use your intellect or brains. We are supposed to think about our role in this worldly entertainment show. It’s not for fun. It’s a test on the basis of which we’ll be rewarded a role in the next act – the life in the Hereafter. We need to ponder over this whole worldly affair.


We need to think for a moment what would happen when the show ends, and how can we benefit from this entertainment show! At the end of the show, the spectators would be clapping and the curtain would be drawn. Then we would be wondering and asking ourselves: Now what? What did we get out of it? We missed a few things. Is there any re-run?
No, there is no re-run. But there’s definitely the second part of this show and there is no guarantee that we would be playing or participating in that. So, we should make an effort to make sure that we get a seat in the next act. Only those who pass this worldly test will be offered a seat in the next show.



This world is God’s show – brilliant, wonderful and full of wisdom! It is not in vain; it is not purposeless fun show to get your ‘vow’ and clapping. It has a purpose and that is the purpose of our lives too. We should try to understand it. Let me put it in a simple way! Remember your school days when you were given assignments? We were shown a video/film clip, or an audio-passage; and we had to answer question about it. That’s exactly what’s happening in this world. We are living this show and we will be questioned about it. The only difference is that we shall be questioned about our role in this show because we are the actors and performers.

Therefore, we should not wait for the end of this show to act. The time to act is now! Stop playing the fool and start playing the wise! You can still enjoy the show but at the same time you can pick up what you need for your destination. Do your homework! The saying goes: ‘Make hay while the sun shines!’ And you’ll get an amazing reward.


Our success and protection is guaranteed if we follow the guidelines revealed to us. Let’s seek Allah’s help and protection for success.

“There, the (only) protection comes from
Allah, the True One. He is the Best to reward,
and the Best to give success.”
(al-Quran 18:44)

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Friday, 9 February 2018

AUTOPHAGY (FASTING): Natur's System of Cell Maintenance And Recycling.



Autophagy (Fasting):
Nature’s System Of Cell
Maintenance

(M. Javed Naseem)



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At least 12-hour fasting triggers Glucagon which
looks for those cells and junk in the body that
requires to be cleaned. For a complete overhaul
daily fasting is required for 20 to 25 days. It is
essential for cell recovery and recycling. Now,
you understand why God prescribed a month-long
daily fasting (Ramadan) for Muslims?

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Human body is the most wonderful creation of the Almighty Creator, Allah, and is also the most complex at the same time. Not many people have heard the word ‘autophagy’. Autophagy is a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components.  
You can call autophagy an actual human cell workshop where cell maintenance work is done in an organized and sophisticated way. It is like a ‘recycling plant’ of human body that constantly takes care of body’s defense mechanism. At this plant, the decaying, damaged and rotten human cells are recycled in an amazing way. The healthy cells, as a matter of fact the healthy parts of cells, eat up the damaged and infected cells. Thus the body is cleaned up internally of the harmful elements before they could create a disease. Here’s how it works:

When our cells are starved or otherwise stressed, they don’t immediately shut down. Instead, they employ autophagy to cannibalize their own components. The word autophagy (pronounced o-toff-a-gee) literally derives from the Greek expression for self-eating, and this recycling process allows the cell to stay alive during tough times.
“By recycling part of the cellular content, autophagy allows our body to cope with starvation and with all types of stress,” said biologist Maria Masucci of the Nobel Assembly. “By capturing invading viruses and bacteria, autophagy is essential for the body’s defense against infection.”

Once again, another scientist, this time the Nobel Prize winner from Japan, Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi, has proven what the wisdom behind fasting (Ramadan) is. God had prescribed fasting for a whole month (of Ramadan) for Muslims more than 1400 years ago. Today, modern science has humbly proven that fasting is very important for human health. It’s a system of Nature to maintain healthy cells in human body and eliminate the decaying or damaged cells. God says in the Quran:

فَبِأَىِّ آلاۤءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ
“Then which of the favors of your Lord
would you deny?”
(al-Quran 55:13)

In October 2016, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet of Sweden (i.e., the Nobel Prize Committee) announced to award the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy – a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components.
  
The word autophagy originates from the Greek words auto-, meaning "self", and phagein, meaning "to eat". Thus,autophagy denotes "self eating". This concept emerged during the 1960's, when researchers first observed that the cell could destroy its own contents by enclosing it in membranes, forming sack-like vesicles that were transported to a recycling compartment, called the lysosome, for degradation. Difficulties in studying the phenomenon meant that little was known until, in a series of brilliant experiments in the early 1990's, Yoshinori Ohsumi used baker's yeast to identify genes essential for autophagy. He then went on to elucidate the underlying mechanisms for autophagy in yeast and showed that similar sophisticated machinery is used in our cells.

According to Nobel Prize Committee, Dr. Ohsumi's discoveries led to a new paradigm in our understanding of how the cell recycles its content. His discoveries opened the path to understanding the fundamental importance of autophagy in many physiological processes, such as in the adaptation to starvation or response to infection. Mutations in autophagy genes can cause disease, and the autophagic process is involved in several conditions including cancer and neurological disease.

Degradation – a central function in all living cells

In the mid 1950's scientists observed a new specialized cellular compartment, called an organelle, containing enzymes that digest proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. This specialized compartment is referred to as a "lysosome" and functions as a workstation for degradation of cellular constituents. The Belgian scientist Christian de Duve was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974 for the discovery of the lysosome. New observations during the 1960's showed that large amounts of cellular content, and even whole organelles, could sometimes be found inside lysosomes. The cell therefore appeared to have a strategy for delivering large cargo to the lysosome. Further biochemical and microscopic analysis revealed a new type of vesicle transporting cellular cargo to the lysosome for degradation. Christian de Duve, the scientist behind the discovery of the lysosome, coined the term autophagy, "self-eating", to describe this process. The new vesicles were named autophagosomes.


Autophagy – an essential mechanism in our cells

Thanks to Ohsumi and others following in his footsteps, we now know that autophagy controls important physiological functions where cellular components need to be degraded and recycled. Autophagy can rapidly provide fuel for energy and building blocks for renewal of cellular components, and is therefore essential for the cellular response to starvation and other types of stress. After infection, autophagy can eliminate invading intra-cellular bacteria and viruses. Autophagy contributes to embryo development and cell differentiation. Cells also use autophagy to eliminate damaged proteins and organelles, a quality control mechanism that is critical for counteracting the negative consequences of aging.

Disrupted autophagy has been linked to Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes and other disorders that appear in the elderly. Mutations in autophagy genes can cause genetic disease. Disturbances in the autophagic machinery have also been linked to cancer. Intense research is now ongoing to develop drugs that can target autophagy in various diseases.

Autophagy has been known for over 50 years but its fundamental importance in physiology and medicine was only recognized after Yoshinori Ohsumi's paradigm-shifting research in the 1990's. Yoshinori Ohsumi was born 1945 in Fukuoka, Japan. He received a Ph.D. from University of Tokyo in 1974. After spending three years at Rockefeller University, New York, USA, he returned to the University of Tokyo where he established his research group in 1988. He is since 2009 a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

The Deccan Chronicle
Dr. K. Krishnaiah of Deccan Chronicle adds:

A Japanese Nobel prize winner has finally proven how staying away from food can actually help you live healthy. Fasting has two very good benefits for us. Japanese scientist Dr Yoshinori Oshsumi’s Nobel prize-winning work on autophagy has shown how damaged cells self-eat or self-destruct — keeping the body in good condition. The other benefit is that when the self-destruction occurs, there is the inducement of the growth hormone which allows for the generation of new cells.
Autophagy of the body means it cleanses itself of damaged, dead and unrepaired cells. It’s a natural process where good cells create membranes that hunt out scraps of dead, diseased, infectious cells and gobble them up. The good cells strip these diseased cells into parts and use the resulting molecules for energy.

 
Autophagy requires the right kind of conditions for it to occur. Nutrient deprivation is the key activator of autophagy. When the body is on a fast mode it signals the brain that there is not enough food available and the body then goes back to stored foods. This condition allows for autophagy — where the cells first attack the old and junky proteins in the body. This happens because the insulin levels in the body dip and the hormone opposite to insulin, glucagon, begins to work in the body. When glucagon is activated, it starts looking for those cells and junk in the body which require to be cleaned. But even the slightest amount of food is easy to shut-down glucagon. It requires completely abstinence from food for 12 to 36 hours which is usually seen in many fasting practitioners. But they must drink plenty of water.

Once autophagy is stimulated, the growth hormone stimulates and it helps to create new energetic cells in the body. It is found to control inflammation and also helps in the process of building immunity. Exercise also stimulates autophagy. Sweating, grunting, post-workout pains put stress on the body and it further allows for the eating away of damaged cells. When the process of autophagy occurs in the body there is actually a feeling of re-invigoration as fresh energy flows in. This discovery is also going to help in the creation of new medicines.

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Friday, 2 February 2018

WHISPERING WITH GOD: A Prayer Can Change Your Situation, Any Situation!




Whispering With God:
A Prayer Can Change Your
Situation; Any Situation!



Gift-wrap Your ‘Dua’ (Supplication)
With Darood (Salawat)!
No Darood, No Acceptance!

(M. Javed Naseem)


“The main purpose of the Quran is to
awaken in man the higher consciousness
of his manifold relations with God
and the universe.”
--- Allama Iqbal
(From: ‘The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam’)

Allah is the Supreme Creator and we are His wonderful creation. Man cannot see his Creator (Allah), nor can he talk to Him face to face (until the Judgment Day). The closest he can get is during the prayer (‘Salat’) and supplication (Dua) when he whispers to Him and cries to Him.

Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) said: ‘When you pray (offer Salat) do it as if you are in front of Allah (seeing Him). And if you cannot achieve that level, then imagine that He is seeing you’.



Allah is the Creator, Sustainer and the Controller of the heavens and the earth (and whatever is between them). Every living thing in the universe depends on Him for its existence, and glorifies Allah’s name. He declares in the Quran:

“See you not that it is Allah Whose praises all beings
in the heavens and on earth do celebrate, and the
birds (in the air) with wings outspread? Each one
knows its own (mode of) prayer and praise.
And Allah knows well all that they do”.
(al-Quran 24:41)

As per one Hadith, Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) said:
‘When a man prays (offers Salat), he whispers with God’.

Prayer and supplication (‘Dua’) is the only way a person can communicate with God in private and directly without any intermediary. This is the best way of establishing a relationship with Allah and maintaining it. The Bible says:


Your invocation (Dua) reflects your Faith (Iman) and trust in God. It shows how much you count on Him and how sincerely you depend on Him. Allah instructed Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) in the Quran to tell the disbelievers or rejecters of faith:
“My Lord pays attention to you only because of your invocation to Him."

“Say: ‘My Lord would not care for you
were it not for your prayer.’”
(al-Quran 25:77)
Therefore, the prayer (or invocation or Dua) is the strongest and the best link between Man and God. All of us, whether sinners or the righteous, are connected to Him via this link. The stronger this link, the closer we get to our Creator, the Almighty. This link (or connection) gets weaker or stronger with the level of our faith (Iman). Stronger faith in God guarantees closer relationship with Him; while the weaker link (weak Iman) brings us farther and farther from God. Remembrance of Allah determines the level of our faith (Iman). The Most Merciful Allah, when He wills, can accept anybody’s prayers, any time, anywhere!


Darood (Salawat & Blessings):
(Darood: Allahuma salli ala Seyyidina Muhammadin …)
Darood is like a gift-wrap! You are supplicating Allah, the Almighty; you are sending Him a request; and you are asking Him for mercy and forgiveness, so it is only befitting that you wrap your request in a beautiful and attractive packing. And there is no better gift-wrap (packing) than Darood. Allah and His angels send their blessings via Darood on the Prophet (s.a.w.) and Allah commands all Muslims in the Quran that they should also do the same:

“Allah and His angels send blessings on the
Prophet. O you who believe! Send blessings
on him, and salute him with all respect.”
(al-Quran 33:56)



Ibn Masud narrated:
‘I was once praying, and the Prophet (s.a.w.), Abu Bakr (r.a.a.) and Umar (r.a.a.) were all present. When I sat down (in the final Tashahhud, I praised Allah, then sent Salams (Darood) on the Prophet (s.a.w), then started praying for myself. At this point, the Prophet (s.a.w.) said: Ask and you shall be given it! Ask, and you shall be given it!’
(Tirmidhi, No.593, Mishkat al-Misbah, No. 931).
God hears every prayer of every soul, only we don’t understand the way He answers our prayers. We judge Him on our level of priorities, therefore, are sometimes disappointed. He answers all prayers but we see the change in our situation only when the time for it is right; not right away, as we expect. Once again, the acceptance of our prayers depends on our relationship with God. It’s NOT a one-way traffic. God has made it very clear to us: “Remember Me, I’ll remember you!”


It’s very unfair on our part that we ignore God’s commands; don’t do what He tells us to do and keep living a sinful life but at the same time expect God to fulfill our demands or desires immediately. We need to qualify for that.  We need to prove to God that we are trying our best to pursue the path of righteousness with all honesty, sincerity and faith in Him. This qualifies us to ask for God’s help and the help comes – always! But not the way we want it. It comes the way He thinks is better for us.

In the chapter ‘Whispering With God’ of my book “The Way (Sunnah) of The Prophet (s.a.w.)”, I have mentioned 33 occasions when the supplication (Due) is considered to be more acceptable to Allah. Please remember! These are only the recommendations of the scholars. Allah can accept any Dua, anywhere at any time. Allah is the most merciful and He cares for us too!

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Friday, 26 January 2018

DHAMASA (FAGONIA CRETICA): An Herb That Cures Breast Cancer.



Dhamasa (Fagonia Cretica):
An Herb That
Cures Breast Cancer.

(M. Javed Naseem)



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Plants/herbs are a perfectly balanced part
of nature and interact in unison with the
human digestive system. Chemotherapy
drugs, on the other hand, are artificially
created in a lab and cause homeostatic
dissonance within the human body.

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Cancer is a gift of the modern technology and new-age lifestyle. And what’s even worse  is the drugs to treat cancers and the chemotherapy. They promote cancers instead of curing and treating it. There are hundreds of research papers published on this subject and the honest researchers and doctors are warning general public of the dangerous and harmful effects of chemotherapy.

Today, almost 90 percent of all cancers in the world are triggered by toxins. These toxins cause failures in the regulation of the cell cycle starting with the formation of cells and ending with programmed cell death. If humans could find anything natural (from plants, herbs, fruits, vegetables, shrubs or trees that would interfere with this activity of toxins, that would be considered the real treatment and cure to cancer. It would make the cancer impossible to grow. The Chinese treat and cure many physical ailments with herbal teas and extracts. Scientists from the East and the West have found cancer-fighting properties in many food items like lemon, ginger, turmeric, garlic, pepper, etc. But their research never reached the point of benefit for general public – not yet.

In most Asian, African and Latin American countries, alternative medicine is very popular and is preferred. In China, India, Pakistan and East Asia, this alternative medicine means herbal medicine (though it might have a different name in each country).
In rural Pakistan, where country (simple and natural) lifestyle prevails, people rarely go to modern qualified physicians (doctors). The local herbalists (many not even educated or qualified in medical field) and quacks serve people well. They learned the tricks of the trade from their elders and the experience passes through generations. Some of these people are known for treating even cancer with herbs. The most famous of these herbs is called “Dhamasa” in local language and it grows wild in the arid land of Punjab and Sind. Its biological name is ‘Fagonia Cretica’ and it has beautiful pink flowers. The tea made from its extract kills cancer cells.


Dr. John Summerly, a nutritionist, herbologist, and homeopathic practitioner, says:
“Over 50% of chemotherapeutic drugs which are in use today are derived from compounds obtained plants. The biggest difference is that the plants are a perfectly balanced part of nature and interact in unison with the human digestive system. Chemotherapy drugs on the other hand are artificially created in a lab, and ultimately cause homeostatic dissonance within the human body.”

Fagonia Cretica is an ancient remedy for various ailments. Quacks (Hakims) in India and Pakistan have been using tea made from its extract to cure breast cancer. Shockingly, the treatment is so effective and fast that patients start seeing the positive results within 24 to 72 hours (1-3 days). It was this amazing result that drew the attention of doctors and scientists not only from across the country but also from Europe and America. An English-language newspapers from Lahore (Pakistan) published a story on that and skeptically asked: “The plant, Fagonia cretica, (also known as Virgon´s Mantlem), has been used in tea form to treat women in rural Pakistan who have breast cancer. Is this mythology or does it have real properties?”


The story also got the attention of some British doctors who decided to investigate it and find the truth. Scientists at Aston University, Prof. Helen Griffith, and Russells Hall Hospital, Prof. Amutul R. Carmichael, led the research team. They have discovered that, in vitro, Fagonia Cretica (Dhamasa) does have the ability to kill breast cancer cells. 

“A small hospital 100 miles north of Lahore in Pakistan started using the herbal tea 40 years ago to treat breast cancer patients. It appears to keep them in remission, although we can`t use the word cure at this stage,” Carmichael said.
“However, they live for a long time without losing their hair or putting on a large amount of weight, or experiencing other toxic side effects associated with chemotherapy, so we are confident this extract has something to contribute,” Carmichael was quoted by the paper as saying.
At present the herbal tea is being used to treat Asians but there might be different effects in Caucasian patients, she added. The study was published in the journal ‘PloS One’.


Early days yet, it also seems to leave healthy cells unharmed. Professor Helen Griffith and Professor Amutul R Carmichael are now aiming to identify which element or elements of the plant are responsible for killing the cancer cells with a view to eventually begin trails with human cancer patients.
Writing in the journal PLoS One, in a study entitled ‘An Aqueous Extract of Fagonia cretica Induces DNA Damage, Cell Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis in Breast Cancer Cells via FOXO3a and p53 Expression,’ the UK-based researchers noted that the plant — sometimes known as Virgon’s Mantlem — has long been used in rural Pakistan to help women with breast cancer. The lab based findings suggest the Fagonia cretica plant, found in arid, desert regions of Pakistan, India, Africa and parts of Europe, contains potential anti-cancer agents acting either independently or in combination against breast cancer cell proliferation.


Professors Helen Griffith (of Aston University) and her team’s data revealed “for the first time” that an aqueous extract of Fagonia cretica can bring on cell cycle death via p53-dependent and independent mechanisms, “with activation of the DNA damage response… We also show that FOXO3a is required for activity in the absence of p53,” said the researchers. “Our findings indicate that Fagonia cretica aqueous extract contains potential anti-cancer agents acting either singly or in combination against breast cancer cell proliferation via DNA damage-induced FOXO3a and p53 expression.”

Professor Griffith and Professor Amutul Carmichael, who co-lead the study, stated that their further aim is to identify which element or elements of the plant are responsible for killing the cancer cells with a view to eventually beginning research in people with cancer. “More research is needed to establish the role of the extract in cancer management, and it now needs to be demonstrated that this extract is as effective in killing cancer cells inside the body as it is in the laboratory [setting],” said Griffith.


Conclusion:
We have shown here for the first time that an extract of Fagonia Cretica induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in two phenotypically distinct breast cancer cell lines. Extract activity involves DNA damage and p53-induction but is not fully dependent on p53 functionality. In addition, extract treatment induces FOXO3a expression which may be attributed to DNA damage directly or induction of DNA repair pathways. We also demonstrated that FOXO3a expression is required for extract activity in the absence of functional p53. This provides a novel mechanism by which an aqueous extract of Fagonia Cretica, used extensively in Pakistan, can kill breast cancer cells in vitro. However, the molecular composition of the bioactive(s), remains to be determined.

This article was also reproduced on their website by the ‘Wake Up World’.

Author’s Note:
As a service to humanity, I wanted to give people the source where women with breast cancer could find the easy treatment. While sitting in Morocco, I didn’t have enough time and resources to find out the “small hospital 100-miles north of Lahore”, as narrated by the British researchers. But I did find some herbalist in Lahore-Cantt., who sells the tea packs of Dhamasa (Fagonia Cretica). He advertises on the net about Fagonia herbal tea, for about Rs.1,500/= per pack of 250gm. When I contacted them, they told me that they sell it for $45.00 per pack and minimum 5-packs per delivery. That means roughly Rs.25,000 per course of 5-packs. When I pointed out that their advertised price was Rs.1,450/=, they said that it was an ‘old post’. I told them to remove (delete) the old post instead of deceiving people. Removing (deleting) requires only one click! But they didn’t. Looks like everything has been well calculated. It’s all about money. Nobody fears God these days, especially the so-called Muslim businessmen. People want to get rich as fast as possible. So, I am not quoting any address or source.
By the way, I figured out, during my short research, that to make tea from Dhamasa (Fagonia) plant, people use only the branches (stems) and NOT the leaves! Now, it’s up to you to figure out. May God bless you with good health!

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Thursday, 18 January 2018

HEALING MIRACLE OF THE QURAN: Treating Cancer And Other Diseases With Quranic Verses. (Part 2/2)



The Healing Miracle Of
The Word Of God: Al-Quran
(Part-2/2)

Treating Cancer
With Surah Maryam And
Surah ar-Rahman

(M. Javed Naseem)

(The healing verses)
The main purpose of the Quran is to spread light of knowledge and provide guidance to the mankind so that people follow the path of righteousness and get closer to God. The benefits of physical healing and expansion of provision (Rizq), etc., are side-benefits or bonuses.

I would like to add here one important point that this subject (or field of study) lacks research and study. There is no authentic research paper on this very important subject of healing physical and spiritual ailments by the Quranic Verses. Very few people have done a serious study or research on that. Most articles on the net and videos on Youtube are based on personal experiences and observations of a couple of Pakistani or Arab doctors. As an ‘alternative’ treatment, the subject needs to be covered thoroughly. An organized study by a group of doctors in some hospitals or clinics should be arranged to explore this vital healing process; and the findings published in top medical journals of the world. Without any formal research, these claims might be treated like religious propaganda. Therefore, health ministries in Muslim countries should take the initiative. They should not wait for the West to do the research (as usual) and authenticate the knowledge presented by the Quran. If you, as a Muslim, claim that the Quran benefits mankind, then you are responsible to prove it too.

In the first article, I discussed the miraculous benefits of Surah ar-Rahman (Chapter 55 of the Quran) as a treatment to cancer. This second article of the 2-part series, covers the miracle of Surah Maryam (Chapter 19 of the Quran). Since the Quran is the authentic Word of God, it is full of blessings for mankind – Guidance, Knowledge and Healing are the three outstanding features. I have also barely touched other Surahs of the Quran and their attributes. Allah knows best.


Surah Maryam:

This blessed Surah of the Quran is also known for its miraculous qualities of treating cancer and other ailments. It has a lot of attributes. You can recite it to protect your house from evil; you can recite it for increase in provision (Rizq); and you can recite it for any physical and spiritual disease that is making your life miserable.
The recitation of Surah Maryam is also recommended in handling complicated social problems, like marriages and divorces, etc. In any case, the Word of God helps solve your problems. It all depends on your intention and supplication to God.

People who have experienced or observed the benefits of reciting Surah Maryam, have recommended two ways of completing the process. One group says that the process should be spread over 41 days, while the other group says just 40 days. I personally don’t see any conflict here. You are reciting Allah’s Word, so there’s no harm in reciting more for more rewards.

The main difference between the two groups is the number of recitations, not the days. You can perform it the way that is convenient to you. I describe here below both versions so that you can pick the one you like.

Version 1:
(11-times Darood + 1-time Maryam + 11-times Darood)
You have to recite the Salaat-wa-Salaam (Darood Ibrahimi) before and after Surah Maryam. You select one prayer-time (Fajr, Zuhr/Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib or Isha) and your recitation process should always be the same, after the same prayer, same time, for 40 days. Here’s what you do:
Put a bottle of drinking water (1-liter or 2-liter) or a jug or a jar of water near you. After finishing your prayer (Salaat), you start reciting Darood Ibrahimi (Allahuma salli ala Muhammadin … ) and recite it for 11 times. Then you recite Surah Maryam once. Then you recite Darood Ibrahimi again 11 times. After that you supplicate (make Dua) to Almighty Allah for whatever purpose you are doing this. Blow it on the bottle of water and keep drinking that water throughout the day. Next day you repeat the same process; and the day after; and the day after, till you complete 40 days.
It’s 40-days non-stop, without interruption. Try not to drink any other liquid except this water. But if you cannot live without coffee or tea, then leave a big gap (at least one hour) between the two drinks.
Remember one thing! The healing comes from Allah the Most Merciful, and it comes only if you are honest, sincere, just/fair and regular in your effort. You have to be a believer of One God worthy of worship. You also need to stay away from negative thoughts (anger, grudge, revenge, jealousy, ego, hate, racism, back-biting, etc.). Forgive everybody and revert to Allah with a clean heart, with no baggage! You’ll start seeing the results within a week. Insha-Allah.

Darood Ibrahimi

Version 2:
First day: (11-times Darood + 40-times Maryam + 11-times Darood).
Next 39 days: (11-times Darood + 1-time Maryam + 11-times Darood).
This version is similar to the first one but you need to recite a lot more of Surah Maryam. Here’s what you do:
Put a jug (without cover) or a jar (without cover) or a bottle of drinking water (1-liter or 2-liter) near you and remove the lid. After you finish your prayer (Salaat), you start reciting Salaat-wa-Salaam (Darood Ibrahimi) and complete it 11 times. Then you start reciting Surah Maryam. When you finish Surah Maryam, restart it till you finish it again. Repeat this action 40 times. You need to recite Surah Maryam 40 times. It will take long time and you’ll get tired too. Then you recite Darood Ibrahimi 11-times to complete the process. Then supplicate to Allah (make Dua) for whatever purpose you are doing this. Blow it on the bottle of water and keep drinking from that water for 40 days. That was the first day of the course.
The next day, you repeat the same process but recite Surah Maryam only once. Everyday you add more water to the bottle/jug/jar. You might drink less water in winter (because you don’t feel thirsty) but drink more water in summer. It does not matter. Try to drink at least 4-5 glasses of water everyday. If you consume less water, you can use one-liter bottle. As far as water is concerned, you can use clean drinking water from the tap or buy a 5-liter branded bottle from the supermarket and use one liter every day. Try to drink as much as you can.
Surah Maryam will take you about 8 minutes to recite once. So, on the first day: 40x8 = 320minutes (or 5-1/2 hours). If you cannot recite 40-times in one sitting, you can do it in two sittings on the same day – morning and evening or whenever but on the same day.

I think Version-1 would be more convenient and easier for most people. Insha-Allah.

Now, a word about other Surahs (chapters) of the Quran: Allah’s word (the Quran) is full of blessings. You can benefit from other Surahs (chapters) too but you have to believe that God’s word is going to heal you. Unfortunately, not much scientific research has been done in this field. The subject needs some serious study by some hospital, clinic or a group of doctors. Mankind can benefit from it immensely.


‘Readers & Rootworkers’ adds:
The Benefits of the Recitation of Certain Surahs

0: Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim: Opening invocation used for blessings and God's power.
1: Surah al-Fatihah (The Opening): A cure for physical and spiritual ailments.
2: Surah al-Baqarah (The Cow): Protection against all evil including magic.
3: Surah Ale-Imran (The Family of Imran): For barren women to bear children.  
4: Surah an-Nisa (The Women): Protection from the squeezing of the grave.
5: Surah al-Ma'idah (The Table-Spread): For forgiveness of sins and raise in status.
6: Surah al-An'aam (The Cattle): For abundant blessings and protection from diseases.
7: Surah al-A'araaf (The Elevated Places): For protection from enemy and wild animals.
8: Surah al-Anfaal (The Spoils of War): For restoration of rights that have been taken.
9: Surah al-Bara'at / at-Tawba (The Repentance): For safety/protection from enemies.
10: Surah Yunus (Jonah): To identify thieves from among your workers.
11: Surah Hud (Hud): For forgiveness of sin on the Day of Judgment.
12: Surah Yusuf (Joseph): For a smooth transition (easy death) and protection from fear of death.
13: Surah Ra'ad (Thunder): For a reward equal to ten times the number of sins committed.
14: Surah Ibrahim (Abraham): Against poverty, insanity, and lactose intolerance.
15: Surah al-Hijr (The Rock): For a mother's lactation; for prosperity in business.
16: Surah an-Nahl (The Bee): For blessings on Judgment Day; protection from  enemies of Islam.
17: Surah Bani-Isra'il (Children of Israel): For assisting children with delayed speech; against theft.
18: Surah al-Kahf (The Cave): To wake up at a pre-set time; for protection from debt.
19: Surah Maryam (Miriam): House blessing, protection from thieves and from tyrant rulers.
20: Surah Ta Ha (Ta Ha): Forgiveness of sins; protection from tyrants; and to get married.
21: Surah al-Ambiya (The Prophets): To remove stress and worries; to meet the Prophets on Judgment Day.
22: Surah al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage): For rewards equal to performing Hajj.
23: Surah al-Mu'minun (The Believers): To break bad habits; to quit drinking alcohol.
24: Surah an-Nur (The Light): For protection at night; preventing wet dreams.
25: Surah al-Furqan (The Criterion): For protection from vermin.
26: Surah ash-Shu'ara (The Poets): For protection from thieves; and death by drowning or fire.
27: Surah an-Naml (The Ant): To keep dangerous creatures away from home.
28: Surah al-Qasas (The Narrative): To resolve worries and a remedy for illnesses.
29: Surah al-'Ankabut (The Spider): To bring joy and happiness in life
30: Surah ar-Rum (The Romans): Used to make a talisman kept in the home.
31: Surah Luqman (Luqman): To cure illnesses by dissolving in water.
32: Surah as-Sajdah (The Adoration): For a cure of bodily aches and pains.
33: Surah al-Ahzab (The Allies): To gain honor and adoration from people.
34: Surah as-Saba (Saba): To make a talisman to remove fear and keep safe.
35: Surah al-Fatir (The Originator): To cure migraines and pass through doors.
36: Surah Ya Seen (Ya Seen): For protection from evil designs, calamity, and cure illnesses.
37: Surah as-Saffaat (The Rangers): For protection of life, wealth, and children from calamity.
38: Surah Sa'ad (Sa'ad): To avoid sin whether big or small and to overthrow a tyrant.
39: Surah az-Zumar (The Companies): To create a talisman to draw praise.
40: Surah al-Mu'min (The Believer): To help plants and business prosper and a cure for wounds.
41: Surah Ha Mim (Ha Mim) / Fussilat: To alleviate eye problems.
42: Surah ash-Shura (The Council): For protection while traveling.
43: Surah az-Zukhruf (The Embellishment): To protect from vermin and as a cure for pain.
44: Surah ad-Dukhan (The Visible Smoke): For peaceful sleep and make trade prosper.
45: Surah al-Ja'athiyah (The Kneeling): For protection from tyrants and popularity among people.
46: Surah al-Ahqaf (The Sand Hills): To receive honor from people and for protection.
47: Surah Muhammad (s.a.w.) (Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)): To make a talisman to protection from all evil and doubt.
48: Surah al-Fath (The Victory): For protection while traveling and in times of unrest or war.
49: Surah al-Hujuraat (The Chambers): For protection from danger and the devil.
50: Surah Qaf (Qaf): For easing suffering of death and to cure eye ailments.
51: Surah adh-Dhariyaat (The Scatterers): For ease of delivery in pregnancy and to bring sustenance.
52: Surah at-Tur (The Mountain): To secure release from bondage.
53: Surah an-Najm (The Star): For victory in debates and to have courage and respect before rulers.
54: Surah al-Qamar (The Moon): To ease difficulties and win people’s respect.
55: Surah ar-Rahman (The Beneficent): Written to keep away pests and problems.
56: Surah al-Waqi'ah (The Big Event): To make a talisman to increase sustenance.
57: Surah al-Hadid (The Iron): Recited by prisoners to be released from jail and protection in war.


58: Surah al-Mujadilah (The Pleading One): To create a talisman to cure illnesses.
59: Surah al-Hashr (The Banishment): For success in all endeavors.
60: Surah al-Mumtahanah (The Examined One): Used to increase acuity of vision and protection.
61: Surah as-Saff (The Ranks): Recited for protection during a long and dangerous journey.
62: Surah al-Jumu'ah (The Friday): For protection from danger and fright.
63: Surah al-Munafiqun (The Hypocrites): To heal wounds of the body.
64: Surah at-Taghabun (The Loss and Gain): To protect from tyranny of rulers.
65: Surah at-Talaq (The Divorce): For inspiration and for penance.
66: Surah at-Tahrim (The Prohibition): Used to clear financial and spiritual debt.
67: Surah al-Mulk (The Kingdom): To place one's self under the protection of Allah at night.
68: Surah al-Qalam (The Pen): To relieve body pains.
69: Surah al-Haqqah (The Sure Calamity): Used to make a talisman to protect pregnancy.
70: Surah al-Ma'arij (The Ways of Ascent): For release from prison.
71: Surah Nuh (Noah): To see your place in paradise before you die.
72: Surah al-Jinn (The Djinn): To keep safe from Djinn and protection from unjust people.
73: Surah al-Muzammil (The Wrapped-Up One): For protection from insanity and slavery
74: Surah al-Mudathir (The Clothed One): For the answering of prayers.
75: Surah al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection): To protect life and possessions.
76: Surah ad-Dahr (The Period): For victory in war.
77: Surah al-Mursalaat (The Emissaries): Used by dissolving in water to cure aches.
78: Surah an-Naba (The Great Event): To cure problems of the stomach and aid in travel.
79: Surah an-Nazi'aat (Those Who Pull Out): To gain rewards of heaven.
80: Surah 'Abasa (He Frowned): Used to make talisman for success and safe travel.
81: Surah at-Takwir (The Covering Up): Used to improve eyesight.
82: Surah al-Infitaar (The Cleaving Asunder): For the healing of the eyes.
83: Surah al-Mutaffin (The Defrauders): Used to protect treasure even from vermin.
84: Surah al-Inshiqaq (The Bursting Asunder): To make a talisman for ease of childbirth.
85: Surah al-Buruj (The Mansion of Stars): For protection throughout the night while sleeping.
86: Surah at-Taariq (The Night-Comer): To heal any wound and strengthen any cure.
87: Surah al-A'ala (The Most High): For healing of ear-pain.
88: Surah al-Ghashiyah (The Overwhelming Calamity): For the removal of fright from a baby.
89: Surah al-Fajr (The Daybreak): To fashion a talisman to conceive a child.
90: Surah al-Balad (The City): To create a talisman to protect a child from illness.
91: Surah as-Shams (The Sun): To bring sustenance and popularity.
92: Surah al-Layl (The Night): To have pleasing dreams.
93: Surah adh-Dhuha (The Brightness): To help find a lost person or object.
94: Surah al-Inshirah (The Expansion): To relieve physical pains and ailments.
95: Surah at-Teen (The Fig): To purify food.
96: Surah al-Alaq (The Clot): For protection of treasure and travel safety.
97: Surah al-Qadr (The Majesty): For forgiveness of loans and protection from enemy
98: Surah al-Bayyinah (The Clear Evidence): To cure ailments and seek protection of angels.
99: Surah al-Zilzaal (The Earthquake): To keep safe from tyrants and calamities.
100: Surah al-'Aadiyaat (The Assaulters): To end debts, quench thirst, and find sustenance.
101: Surah al-Qari'ah (The Terrible Calamity): To aid in financial difficulties and bring sustenance.
102: Surah al-Takathur (The Multiplication of Wealth): To cure headaches and forgiveness of sins.
103: Surah al-'Asr (The Time): For safety from tyrants.
104: Surah al-Humazah (The Slanderer): To protect from evil eye and poverty.
105: Surah al-Feel (The Elephant): Protection from enemies and evil tyrants.
106: Surah al-Quraysh (The Quraysh): Removes evil from food and blesses water for healing.
107: Surah al-Maa'un (The Daily Necessities): To be safe from dawn to dawn.
108: Surah al-Kawthar (The Heavenly Spring): To drink from the spiritual fountain or spring.
109: Surah al-Kaafirun (The Disbelievers): To keep safe at night during sleep.
110: Surah an-Nasr (The Assistance): For victory over enemies.
111: Surah al-Lahab (The Flame): For relieving back-pain and safety during night.
112: Surah al-Ikhlas (The Sincerity) / at-Tawheed (the Unity): Recited when traveling or when facing a tyrant ruler.
113: Surah al-Falaq (The Dawn): For protection from the jealous; also brings rewards equal to Hajj and Umra.
114: Surah an-Naas (The Man): For protection from Jinnaat and a shield against evil designs of Shaitan/people.


Testimonials:
Once again, I give here below important links to videos from Youtube in which the physicians and medical doctors talked about their experiences about healing physical and spiritual ailments with the verses or chapters (Surahs) of the Quran.

Out of many videos available on the net, I have selected three videos containing interviews of the doctors and physicians who are practicing Surah ar-Rahman in their hospitals or clinics, to heal the cancer patients. Their testimonials are authentic but I don’t know why they didn’t publish their findings or observations in international medical journals. They and their patients are living proof of these claims.

Dr. Muhammad Javed Bashir’s PTV interview :

Dr. Mumtaz Niazi, Sargodha (Bin Qasim Hospital)
Allah (SWT) has said that Surah ar-Rehman is Noor-e-Mubeen. Noor means light and Light means rays. We use X-rays, laser rays, sound waves, etc., for medical treatment, then why not rays of the Quran?
(Note:- This is just for your information and learning experience. I don’t like ‘Peeri-Mureedi’ as this business has nothing to do with true Islam – connection between God and Man.)

Dr. Ms. Zainab (Central Pak Medical College, ex-Doctors Hospital).
Her own personal journey on the road to healing with Surah ar-Rahman.

May Allah bless you all with good health, peace, happiness and contentment!

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