Intermitten Fasting

Nowadays specially in pandemic, TV, the internet and other entertainment are available 24/7. We stay awake for longer hours to catch our favorite shows, play games and chat online. We’re sitting and snacking all day and most of the night. These extra calories and less activities can mean a higher risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. Scientific studies are showing that Intermittent Fasting may help reverse these trends. Intermittent Fasting is an eating plan that switches between fasting and eating on a regular schedule. Research shows that intermittent fasting is a way to manage your weight and prevent or even reverse some forms of disease.… Read More

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Kintsugi Philosophy

Kintsugi (金継ぎ) Philosophy Literally, Kin = golden and tsugi = joinery or it means ‘to join with gold’. In Zen aesthetics, the broken pieces of an accidentally-smashed pot should be carefully picked up, reassembled and then glued together with lacquer inflected with a very luxuriant gold powder. There should be no attempt to disguise the damage, the point is to render the fault-lines beautiful and strong. The precious veins of gold are there to emphasise that breaks have a philosophically-rich merit all of their own. The origins of Kintsugi are said to date to the Muromachi period, when the Shogon of Japan, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358-1408) broke his favourite tea bowl… Read More

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Happy Eid Mubarak 1442 H

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ Selamat Hari Raya ‘Idul Fitri 1442H Mohon Maaf Lahir & Batin 🙏 تَقَبَّلَ اللهُ مِنَّا وَمِنْكُمْ صَالِحَ الْأَعْمَالِ وَجَعَلَنَا اللهُ وَإِيَّاكُمْ مِنَ الْعَائِدِيْنَ وَالْفَائِزِيْنَ

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Islam in Indonesia at glance

Islam in Indonesia at glance Indonesia became the world’s largest Muslim country over a period spanning centuries, yet experts are still undecided on how it actually came about. In Indonesia, Islam spread peacefully unlike in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, where it came under its sway as a result of Arab conquests. Islam came late to the archipelago known since 1965 as Indonesia (‘the isles of India’). Though it is likely that merchants from Gujarat first brought the new religion to Sumatra in the 9th century, it was not until the 13th century that the religion began to grow. It spread, not on the hooves of conflict… Read More

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Uwais al Qarni

Islamic Story During the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, a man named Uwais al-Qarni was living in Yemen. He embraced Islam at the hands of some of Prophet Muhammad’s companions. However, he is not considered to be a companion (sahaba); rather, he is considered to be among the next generation, or those who came after, (the tabi’in). Prophet Muhammad once said there are some people from this nation who are disheveled, lack money, and social status, but if they take an oath by God, God will surely honor that oath. There are many fables and unsubstantiated tales linked to Uwais al-Qarni,… Read More

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