Ramadan

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The holy month of Ramadan is particularly important as it the Holy Month in the Islamic calendar. The Holy Prophet (‘s) said: “It is Allah’s own month. O People! In this month, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the doors of everlasting bliss and happiness are thrown open…” h “In this month you are the […]

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Inward Looking Time There is a little bit would like to address about the emotional and mental effects of fasting.stop what you do as a routine in your life, forget about that extra ironing that you do, vacuum the house less, spend less time on the computer, change your routine in whatever way you can […]

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As for bathing, many festers avoid bathing after 12 noon when fasting because they say it is makruh, ie not recommended and will reduce the rewards of the fasting since it refreshes the tired body and therefore makes the suffering less! But practically speaking, bathing every day and scrubbing with a sponge will very much […]

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Physical Activities and Sports Other issues have seen raised about fasting is physical activities and sports. Naturally these activities will cause the person to sweat and become dehydrated so what happens when you sweat and cannot drink any fluids? In this way there is not much of a delay in replenishing the water in the […]

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Supplements and Drugs while Fasting when fasting the stomach and intestines become somewhat more sensitive than they are when we are eating all the time. What this means is that foods we react to will have a greater amplitude of the same reaction we have while not fasting. A far as supplements are concerned, the […]

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Another common problem is gastritis!have mentioned about taking hot chili and spices and said that it is not a very wise choice of food for breaking the fast! Neither are caffeine drinks,especially if one is sensitive to caffeine.find that a cup of coffee or tea an hour or so after breaking the fast is not […]

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Spices About spices, many Asian styles of cooking are very spicy. Spices have a lot of essential oils and stuff that need to be processed by the liver and by the kidneys. So, in the fasting month when water intake is nil in the daytime for 14-18 hours, it is very wise to cut down […]

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There is another problem that I have come across during the fasting month and that is, many people who were allergic to certain foods had flare ups when they ingested the food during the breaking of the fast! The explanation for this is that, in actual fact the person may be very sensitive to the […]

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For those who are usually constipated while not fasting, the bad news is that it is going to get worse when fasting and it is also going to negate any beneficial detox effect of the fast! For these people, I would suggest that a few days before beginning the fast, eat light foods, avoid animal […]

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So what actually happens during a fast? A long enough fast will result in ketosis. The body will run out of its glycogen, the constant energy supply that the body produces from foods eaten and, the body starts dipping into its reserve supply stored in the fat. The body however, no matter how fat a […]