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Islamic Medical Ethics: What is it about?

By: MuslimVillage Source: MuslimVillage Many Muslims, especially those living in the west, have to deal with great confusion when it comes to medical treatment. A question that often arises is, “Should I take a medicine that isn’t halal?” Another popular question is, “Is it okay if I’m unknowingly taking a medicine that might not be halal?” Any product that is to be consumed is halal when the ingredients being used are halal and the process used for its production is halal. Yet the matter of ingredients and processes are not always straightforward or transparent making for a lack of clarity. Additionally, there are other matters, apart from consumable products and medications, such as...

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Islamic medicine and eastern medicine

  By: Rehan Zaidi Source: MuslimVillage Amazing is our confidence in Modern medicine. Amazing still is how illness can change all that confidence quite quickly. Spending billions of dollars annually on alternative health care in the United States, the sheer number of people becoming disillusioned with the current state of medical care is driving medical institutions to loosen up on their conservative medical ideology. Johns Hopkins, the Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson, most other leading hospitals, all have begun integrating complementary therapies, even if nothing more than treating with Chinese needles. Acupuncture, like most Eastern therapies, used in a purely Modern medical fashion is...

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The savage side of selfies

By: Maryam Hedayat Source: MuslimVillage Those were the days we had to depend upon others for taking a single photo, and that too was taken on some special occasions. As technology advanced, photography got easier. Now we have a number of ways and means to get photos taken. Every single moment is captured in no time. That technology has enabled a trend that seems to capture much of modern culture: the selfie trend. For the remaining two or three people out there who may not know, a selfie is a self-portrait photo, usually taken with the front camera of mobile phone held in the hand. Selfies are very often shared on social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. “Selfie”...

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