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Narrated by Abu Hurayrah (RA), the Prophet of Allah (saws) said, “a time will come upon the people wherein a man will not bother what he intakes; whether from Halal source or Haram” (Bukhari).  This doesn’t just mean where the money comes from to pay for the thing, but it means the thing itself.

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THE SPIRITUAL ABILITY TO OVERCOME.

The lotus is a beautiful exotic flower with a deep meaningful symbolism that would do all people well to learn and apply in our lives.

The lotus has appeared in visual imagery since the time of the ancient Egyptians.

The theory of this ancient metaphor is one of the keys to success.

Lotus Since Ancient Egyptians Times

Lotus Since Ancient Egyptians Times

The lotus is a special flower in that it opens to the sun and close when it gets dark

Allah has put sings in His Creation for those who see.

Lotus is known as Padma (Nelumbo nucifera) and is looked at as a sacred plant.

the sacred lotus, is an aquatic plant that plays a central role in Indian religions such as HinduismBuddhism, and Jainism.

The lotus can grow in sewage and rises up towards the sun to become one of the most elegant of flora.

Lotus Rise Above the Earth and Water Towards the Sun

Lotus Rise Above the Earth and Water Towards the Sun

When one reads the Hindu literature and interprets the metaphor, we see that this symbols of beauty rises from the mud, the earth, sometimes sewage and blooms and reveals the god/goddess.

This is symbolic of our ability to rise, by the grace of the Divine and our  desire to overcome the lower aspects of life , in this we will bloom and reveal our potential as amazing human beings.

11th century Confucian scholar Zhou Dunyi said

 “I love the lotus because while growing from mud, it is unstained.”

 My mother always told me from a young age,

“rise above it”

When situations occur, like the current attacks on our beloved prophet Muhamad, salah al laihi wa salem, (may the peace and blessings of God be upon him),in these immature cartoons, we have to rise above it  like the lotus. The lotus is not only sacred, regal and beautiful but also a source of  sacred medicine. Anything Allah has provided us for a cure needs to be honored as sacred, this doesn’t mean we worship it but it means that we respect and aprecilove the gifts we have been given by the Divine.

I had to include all of the  following article as it is so rich in information and hard to find.

LOTUS SEED: FOOD AND MEDICINE

by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon

The lotus (Nelumbo nuciferasee Figure 1) is a fresh-water plant that grows in semitropical climates. It originated in India and was brought to other countries, ranging from Egypt to China, about 2,000 years ago. It is cultivated extensively in Southeast Asia (mostly in China), primarily for food, with much smaller amounts for herbal medicine. All parts of the plant are utilized, but the primary reason for its current widespread cultivation is to collect the rhizomes (sometimes referred to as roots) and seeds. The whole plant is harvested in late summer when the seeds have matured.

The rhizomes are a food used extensively in China and Japan, sold whole or in cut pieces, fresh, frozen, or canned. They are consumed as a vegetable, usually fried or cooked in soups. Japan is one of the primary users of the rhizomes, representing about 1% of all vegetables consumed there. Japan grows its own lotus but still has to import 18,000 tons of lotus rhizome each year, of which China provides 15,000 tons.

Fruit of the Lotus Contains the Seeds

Fruit of the Lotus Contains the Seeds

Lotus seeds (lianzi) are a major product of southern China, though production figures are not available. There is substantially less weight of the dried seeds per plant than the weight of the fresh rhizomes, so the total production quantities may be on the order of a few thousand tons. Additionally, lotus leaves are used as a flavoring and a wrapper for rice preparations in making dim sum; the plumules (large seed cases) are dried for use as decorations. Lotus stems are used in preparing salads and the dried flowers are used in cooked dishes, such as Mandarin Duck and Lotus Flowers; the fresh flowers are a common decoration. The bitter lotus embryos within the seeds, and the lotus stamens are primarily used as medicines rather than foods.

LOTUS SEED AS FOOD

The seeds are roasted or candied for eating directly; made into a paste for producing sauces and cake fillings (in mid-Autumn it is customary to serve “moon cakes” which have a filling made of lotus seeds and walnuts); and cooked in soups, usually with chicken or beans. An example of the latter is a soup presented at banquets for newlyweds, made with red beans and lotus seeds. Red beans (hongdou) represent strength, while lotus seeds (lianzi) symbolize the newlyweds being blessed with a child each year. The soup is also presented at the New Year’s festival.

Red Bean and Lotus Seed Soup

  • 14-ounce package red beans (also known as adzuki beans)
  • 1.5 ounces lotus seeds
  • 1 piece dried tangerine skin, soaked in hot water 10 minutes until soft
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

In a large pot, combine 7 cups cold water, red beans, lotus seeds and tangerine skin. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat and simmer, covered, with pot lid slightly ajar, for 1 and 1/4 hours to 1 and 1/2 hours or until beans become tender. When beans are tender and open, and lotus seeds soften, add sugar; stir. Turn off the heat, pour into a heated tureen and serve. Makes 6 servings. Because the soup is sweet, it is also served as a desert. Another desert preparation is:

Cream Lotus Seed Soup

  • 8 ounces lotus seeds
  • 8 ounce can of crushed pineapple
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup of sugar (I would replace with honey or date syrup)
  • 8 maraschino cherries

Soak the lotus seeds in water overnight; combine drained lotus seeds and 3 cups water and bring to boil over medium heat for 15 minutes; remove from heat and drain. Smash the cooked lotus seeds in a blender and pour the resulting paste into a big bowl. Dissolve the cornstarch in four tablespoons of water, pour into a small cup and set aside. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil over medium heat in a non-stick pot, then add the sugar, salt, pineapple, and lotus paste. Return to a boil and mix in the cornstarch liquid. Stir constantly until smooth and thickened. Reduce the heat and simmer for one minute. Remove from heat, pour into a large bowl, place pieces of the cherries on the top and serve hot. Makes 6 servings.

Yet another example is this one with lotus and longan:

Sweet Lotus Seed Soup Dessert

  • 9 ounces lotus seeds
  • 3.5 ounces longan
  • 3 ounces rock sugar(I would replace with honey or date syrup)
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate soda

Put dried lotus seeds into a basin. Put just enough cold water to cover the lotus seeds and add bicarbonate of soda. Set aside for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Drain, then wash thoroughly. Bring 5 cups of water to a boil. Add soaked lotus seeds and cook until the seeds turn soft. Add dried longan and rock sugar. Simmer until longan turns soft and sugar dissolves. Serve this dessert either hot or cold. In Asia, this mixture is flavored with pandan leaves (two leaves are added during the last few minutes of simmering the longan and sugar).

NUTRITIONAL VALUE

Lotus seeds have been analyzed to determine their nutritional value. In 100 grams (yielding about 350 calories of energy), there are 63-68 grams carbohydrate (mostly starch), 17-18 grams of protein, and only 1.9-2.5 grams fat; the remainder is water (about 13%), and minerals (mainly sodium, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus). As a protein source, lotus seeds are relatively good, with a one ounce serving (of dried seeds) providing 5 grams. The seeds are low in fiber and not a good source of vitamins. All the recipes given above are very low in fat, but high in carbohydrates.

MEDICINAL USES OF LOTUS SEED AND OTHER LOTUS PLANT PARTS

Lotus seeds are classified as astringents, being sweet and neutral, and benefiting the spleen, kidney, and heart. The sweet taste and nourishing qualities of the seed are responsible for the benefit to the spleen; this helps stop diarrhea associated with qi deficiency. The astringent quality helps prevent loss of kidney essence, so the seeds are used to treat weak sexual function in men and leukorrhea in women. The seed also has calming properties that alleviate restlessness, palpitations, and insomnia (more so in the whole seed with embryo). The medicinal dosage is 6-15 grams when it is combined with other herbs that have similar applications and double that when used as the main ingredient (the amount in the bean and lotus soup is about 7 grams per serving and in the cream lotus soup and sweet lotus desert about 37-40 grams per serving).

As an example of a therapy for diarrhea, one ounce of lotus seed is soaked in warm water for a few hours, then an adequate amount of rock sugar is added (to taste), and the mixture is simmered until the lotus seeds are well done. To this thick soup a cup of tea-made by steeping 5 g of black tea in boiling water-is added to yield the medicinal food. Traditional herb formulas for diarrhea are described in the next section.

Inside the seed there is a green embryo that is quite bitter; it is usually removed before the seed is provided as a food product. The embryo (lianzixin; heart of the lotus seed), is classified as bitter and cold and benefiting the heart; it dispels pathogenic heat from the heart to treat fidgets and spontaneous bleeding due to heat. The bitter components are isoquinoline alkaloids with sedative and antispasmodic effects. The alkaloids dilate blood vessels and thereby reduce blood pressure. Small amounts of the alkaloids are found in the seeds with embryo removed, and these may contribute an antispasmodic action for the intestines, helping to alleviate diarrhea.

The lotus leaves (heye) are also bitter, but neutral, and are said to benefit the stomach, spleen, and liver. They are used for treatment of summer heat syndrome and dampness accumulation; they also contain the lotus alkaloids with hypotensive effect. Lotus leaf has become popular for lowering blood lipids and treating fatty liver; it is commonly combined with crataegus, which promotes blood circulation and lowers blood fats, for that purpose. Lotus stems (hegeng) are used medicinally in the same way as the leaves for treatment of summer heat and are used also to treat tightness in the chest due to obstruction of qi circulation.

Lotus stamen (lianxu) is sweet, astringent, and neutral, benefiting the heart and kidney; it is mainly used for preventing discharge, such as treatment of leukorrhea or for frequent urination. It contains flavonoids and a small amount of alkaloids. Lotus nodes, the rhizome nodes (oujie), are astringent and neutral, benefiting the liver, lung, and stomach. They are mostly used to control bleeding. All the parts of the lotus have some antihemorrhagic effect, but the rhizome nodes are relied upon for that purpose specifically. The active component for reducing bleeding is not yet established, though quercetin and other flavonoids may play a role by improving capillary wall strength. By charcoaling the lotus plant parts, as is sometimes done, a hemostatic effect is assured, as charcoal itself has this effect (it promotes blood coagulation).

TRADITIONAL FORMULAS WITH LOTUS SEEDS

There are some well-known traditional formulas relying on lotus seeds as an important component. The best known is Sheng Ling Baizhu San (Ginseng and Atractylodes Combination), which is comprised of lotus seed, ginseng, hoelen, atractylodes, licorice, coix, dolichos, dioscorea, cardamon, atractylodes, and platycodon. The herbs tonify the spleen and aid circulation of moisture. The formula is indicated for weak digestion with chronic diarrhea. First described in the Hejiju Fang (1110 A.D.), Shen Ling Baizhu San has been made into a popular patent remedy.

Another lotus seed formula is Qipi Tang (Lotus and Citrus Combination), which is also a therapy for weak digestion leading to diarrhea. The formula contains lotus seed, ginseng, atractylodes, hoelen, licorice, alisma, dioscorea, citrus, and crataegus. All the ingredients are used to improve digestion and aid circulation of moisture to alleviate diarrhea. The formula Sishen Tang (Four Wonders Decoction; also called Dioscorea Combination) is made with lotus seed, dioscorea, hoelen, euryale (a seed from a relative of lotus), and coix. It is used for indigestion and diarrhea, and is considered a mild sedative.

A formula using lotus seed for a different application is Qingxin Lianzi Yin (Clear the Heart Lotus Seed Drink; or simply, Lotus Seed Combination), comprised of lotus seed, ginseng, astragalus, ophiopogon, plantago seed, lycium bark, hoelen, scute, and licorice. It is used for urinary disorders, including urinary stones, kidney inflammation, and urinary tract infection; it is also used for disorders of the reproductive organs, such as prostatitis and leukorrhea. The formula addresses a combination of dampness accumulation (ginseng, astragalus, lotus seed, hoelen, and licorice tonify the spleen to aid moisture circulation; plantago seed and hoelen drain excess moisture) and heat (lycium bark, scute, and ophiopogon clear heat, and are selected for persons of weaker constitution). The damp-heat syndrome leads to tenderness, swelling, and pain in the lower abdomen, urinary irregularity, and discharge of fluids.

Another astringent formula is Jinsuo Gujing Wan (Pill of Golden Lock; also called Lotus Stamen Formula), comprised of lotus stamen and lotus seed, dragon bone, oyster shell, tribulus, and euryale. All the ingredients have some astringent properties. Its basic function is to restrain (like a lock) any further loss of essence due to disease or aging. It is often used for urinary disorders, especially frequent urination and turbid urine. Jinsuo Gujing Wan, first described in Yifang Jijie (Analytic Collection of Medical Formulas, by Wang Ang, 1682), has been made into a popular patent remedy.

March 2002

INTERSTING READING

http://www.itmonline.org/arts/lotus.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padma_(attribute)

http://www.livestrong.com/article/179060-the-benefits-of-lotus-seeds/

http://www.kushiinstitute.org/the-healing-properties-of-lotus/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrQJUvg_OjI

 

 

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DETOX DAIRY DUBAI DAY 10 – HEALTHY HABITS

“Repetition is  the key to knowledge”

“Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.”

“Practice makes perfect” 

These sayings all sound very well but when you are feeling down and out, and life seems like a ball of string wrapped up like spaghetti, it sometimes seems hard to make a start so why bother? When you have reached that point where you know you have to make a start somewhere you have arrived at a great place because you have arrived at t place where you want to change.  That’s fantastic.

Islamically Allah love s small deed done consistently narrated by Bukhari and Muslim hadith.

Good deeds have to be for self-first, prayer doesn’t benefit Allah, it benefits self, meditation doesn’t benefit the higher power, it benefits self, self has to be in balance for more good to flow through it and from it.

So let’s start with small good habit s for self

WATER FOR VITALITY

When we raise ourselves from the dead, when we rise from sleep in the morning, after brushing our teeth from the toxins that have accumulated from the sleeps naturally detoxing action, we need to drink water or water infused with something complete naturally. Water conducts electricity and we are electromagnetic circuits

I drink water and lemon, someone said it’s an Islamic Sunnah, I don’t know about hat and would be open to evidence, but I do know that it’s a good way to start the day.

lemon and water  tex

Then I have a herb tea with honey, apple cidar vinegar with honey or chai masala minus the milk or any kind and dairy. We all really need to educate ourselves more about herbs and spices. The Creator  provided them not just to make curry taste nice but for medical reasons.

Accordingly to Islamic medicine  ibn al Jawziyyah, “it is said that this is a guidance for the person of astute mind,  he who drinks an electuary, meaning a herbal tea infused with honey for at least three mornings a month, then he won’t fall ill.”

Brain, Mind Tea

Brain, Mind Tea

I would tend to disagree slightly bearing in mind the time we live in now, environmentally factors like masses of toxins in the air, toxins in food and excesses use o pharmaceutical drugs, one would be wise and astute of mind in the 21st century to drink a herbal tea with honey every morning where possible.

Then S-T-R-E-T-C-H

S-T-R-E-T-C-H

S-T-R-E-T-C-H

What starts good ends good, that what they say in Morocco. This routing applied daily will inshallah raise your consciousness and awareness of  what you put in your body and on your body.

It will inshallah also develop your mind and soul as you begin to clear out the old toxic ways that you used to start your day.

May Allah make it easy for us ALL to purify our mind body and soul ameen

 

 

 

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DETOX DIARY DUBAI DAY 9- AUTO IMMUNE DISEASES JUST THE BEGINNING

This detox dairy is not about quick weight loss of shocking the body out of the over dose of alcohol or fatty rich food eaten over the winter  seasons. The reason for this detox diary is to raise awareness of the growing number of illnesses that are under the umbrella of auto immune disease and how detoxing our bodies  by long term life style changes will help combat these illnesses.This dairy is about empowering you to mold your future starting with your mind body and soul

I am not able to write much to day but I will say this,

”Stick to the healthy routine, water lemon, apple cidar vinegar and honey or whatever type of herb tea and honey that suits your body, then fruit  and or smoothie, watch the temptations throughout the day and if you really must have starchy carbs have them before 2pm (unless you are looking to put on weight )so you will burn them up for bed”.

Do you exercises, even if it just some stretches

That’s all but just to let you know I’m reading this interesting book,

the immune epidemic

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FEED THE NEED DEC 14 GUERRILLA STYLE TACTICS

Alhamdulilah we were gifted with a halal and free range turkey from Scatterbrook in farm in Essex, one of the few halal and free range farms that can trace it’s poultry from chicks and doesn’t stun the animals before slaughter.This beautiful bird was too big for us to eat so we decided to share.Alhamdulilah.

 

Halal&Free Range Turkey, not stunned from Scatterbrook Farm

Halal&Free Range Turkey, not stunned from Scatterbrook Farm

We were also presented with 2 freshly killed rabbits that fomed part of a tradtional paella to accompany the bird.We made 30 meals,10 meals more than we anticipated from Morocan roast turkey and rabbit and sea food paella.

Freshly Shot Rabbit For Paella

Freshly Shot Rabbit For Paella

Last night was freezing for those with no warm memories, last night was minus 1 degree, can you imagine sleeping outside in that ?And that’s exactly what the people we met last night on the street did, when we saw some of them asleep in doorways and subways, wrapped up so tight they didnt even wake up as we left food and drinks beside their sleeping bags.Something has to be done to meet the deep needs in the heart of these people, may Allah make it easy for us to be the ones to forfill these needs in a way that is pleasing to Him ameen

Sleeping Mummies and Daddies...it was freezing last night, no room at the inn

Sleeping Mummies and Daddies…it was freezing last night, no room at the inn

 

Alhmdulilair, last night was amazing…… can you imagine cooking food with love, with the intention to share, not being sure if that intention will be manifest but still seeking refuge in Allah because its the only way.I felt like Blade as we descended into the subways looking for the miskin/poor needy…SISTARS IT IS NOT ADVISABLE THAT YOU DO THIS ALONE,WE HAVE GOOD FEARLESS LIONS WITH US MAASHALLAH ALHMDULILAH.To feed the needy, to share out food with those in need.

Other good souls had left food for them too, this is only a short term soloution

Other good souls had left food for them too, this is only a short term soloution

Making duaas and doing our qulls for protection and when those duaas are answered and the intention to please Allah is manifest by Allah’s assistance then and only them you know that Allah is using you as a tool for good, tears in my eyes as I write this alhmdulilah rabeel alameen, its an honour mashallah.

Fit for  Queen, alhmdulilair, the need to share

Fit for Queen, alhmdulilair, the need to share

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HALAL AND TAYYIB…WINTER DEC 14, 14 SCATTERBROOK FARM, ESSEX ENGLAND

 

Just  quick post about our recent winter trip to Scatterbrook farm to collect our free range unstunned chicken, slaughtered the truly halal way, we also wanted to introduce one of Karimah’s Cuisina all star volunteers to  the farm owners, as he is one of the few UK specialists in Permaculture, the holistic away to manage land, agriculture and husbandry.

Alhamdulillah for our SAT Nav and my powers of observation we got there pretty unscathed.

Karimah & Baby Goat Winter 14

Karimah & Baby Goat Winter 14

Scatterbrook Farm is the home of Zuss Halal, it’s a  family farm where the animals are raised with love and care which is important and affects the taste of the meat and milk produced.in the UK Organic meat is stunned first, this contradict Islamic law in that it may already be dead before its slaughtered.

Pygmy Nannie Goat & Kid

Pygmy Nannie Goat & Kid

 

Truly halaal and taiyib, that is correctly Islamically slaughtered, is not stunned and is classified in the UK as “free range”. This is where Zuss halal come in. to comply with UK regulations they have had to build a vets changing room and vets office adjacent to their abattoir and the vet has to supervise each slaughter;to make sure it’s not cruel.

The Vet's Office

The Vet’s Office

 

There were my favorite baby goats to cuddle only a few weeks old. we  didn’t really get to spend much time with my  favorite guys,the mpaka, that are on the farm to keep foxes away.their high pitched scream is a deterrent the foxes , maasha’allah.

My darlings

My darlings

 

Surprisingly I was presented with a turkey crown which is a large turkey minus the legs. Inshallah we will endeavor to cook this and to share with the homeless Muslim brothers in our area.

All in all we had a super productive day; I taught my fashion protégé on the farm, how to make dress patterns for her dolly.

Little Fashionista Masha'Allah

Little Fashionista Masha’Allah

We had a great conversation about the  progress of Islamic farming as well as having some nice home cooked parata and dhall before embarking on our journey back to the urban metropolis that’s London’s fair city maashallah.

Should you wish to find out more about halal and tayyib meat which is in the UK halal and free range , please get in touch with the farm.Its a wonderful day out of London, to take a picnic and the family.

http://www.freerangehalalmeat.co.uk/

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FEED THE NEED-Karimah’s Cuisina Feeding the Homeless Friday 19th December 14

Seasonal Greetings, we need your help please, alhmdulilah praise God we have the money for food but we need to buy col

XMAS FEED THE NEED LONDON

XMAS FEED THE NEED LONDON

d weather sleeping bags which are £40 each and more thermal insulated containers to carry food , there are £50 each or more, we would also love to be able to take our super star volunteers out for a well deserved meal to say thank you for a good years work , they don’t expect it but it would be nice.We don’t have  any kore funding as we have only been going for a couple of years, all praise is due tot eh Creator we mange to deliver a quality service to thehomeless within our means however its out intention to expand and provide more services and better and quality and for that we need your help……have a wonderful break from work  and please remember those less fortunate than you…:)

 

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WINTER HEALTH TIPS FOR MY FAVOURITE PEOPLE

Its freezing in the UK and some of us are exposed to more germs than other, please keep your immune system boosted,

ECHINECHEAS, in UK you can buy the ground herb in capsules on line from

http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/vitamins-supplements/echinacea/#utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&gclid=Cj0KEQiAtZWkBRC9ibSfhoKEyLYBEiQA5fDxkTqy1f3RCDRvbDGr4SKPu8c3djjwCWDtRU5aD4owSscaAoAF8P8HAQ&totalNumRecs=12

ALSO

*be mindful of consumption of animal products, cream, cheese, butter, red meats, this are hard for body to digest as well as fighting virus,

try to eat more fish and veggie meals

start you day with a glass of water plus good squeeze of fresh lemon juice
then eat fruit then eat breakfast

wrap up warm

Fruit First...Force Yourself

Fruit First…Force Yourself

buy olbas oil, put a few drops on a hankie, scarve, gloves,

olbas oil dilute a few drops on olive oil and rub on chest, should keep the vampires away this time of year

any other tips email me xxx

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THE MOSQUITO FAR FROM ORDINARY                              

 

Holy Quran, chapter 2, surat al baqara, ayat/ verse 26 

Sahih International

Indeed, Allah is not timid to present an example – that of a mosquito or what is smaller than it. And those who have believed know that it is the truth from their Lord. But as for those who disbelieve, they say, “What did Allah intend by this as an example?” He misleads many thereby and guides many thereby. And He misleads not except the defiantly disobedient,”.

 

The Mosquito...far from ordinary

The Mosquito…far from ordinary

This ayat has for some time baffled me and then I saw one explanation by the Sunnah the better brother but quickly forgot it, the following is an amazing  breakdown of the scientific attributes of Allah’s design of the mosquito, Yusef Chambers  in technical scientific design terms but still no explanation, no tafsir-

 

 

“Allahu Akbar!!

“The Mosquito, an ordinary little creature!!! ALLAH gives us its example in the Quran, to show us how this little creature has an extremely complicated nature

1- It is a female

2- It has one hundred eyes in it’s head

3- It has 48 teeth in it’s mouth

4- Inside it’s little body there are three complete Hearts!!

5- It has six knives in it’s nose and each knife has it’s special use

6- It has three wings on each side

7- In the body of this insect is a digital X-RAY machine, which it uses to distinguish the human skin in the dark, in violet colour

8- It’s body also contains a small vaccine working as a local anesthetic to help it to insert its thorns in the human skin without any feel or pain caused by the suction of the blood

9- It has an instrument for blood testing, because it doesn’t like all blood types!!

10- It has a special mechanism to speed up the blood flow so it can draw it faster!

AND the most strange discovery by Science is that there is another very small Microscopic Insect living on top of this Mosquito!!

AND that is what ALLAH means in the verse 26 of Surah Al-Baqarah:
“Surely Allah is not ashamed to set forth a parable even of a mosquito or any thing above that;” (Quran 2:26) “

This detailed breakdown of the mosquitos attributes doesn’t explain the parable.

However as a grandma, who would love to explain this to my grandson, I will put forward one explanation, one tafsir that will connect the ayat and the breakdown of the parable

Regardless of the observation, the reality, the Truth is this insect is a magnificent in design , something so small , yet so complex, 3 hearts in one body….now that’s what  we can call supreme engineering masha’allah, it proves the supremacy of Allah, no human has come close to that kind of design superiority in such a small creation.

Something we see as very small and in our ignorant we do not comprehend the complexity of Allah’s design in this creature, it bites some and not others because it is able to distinguished the blood type.it imparts disease that kills some and not other, something so small is capable to carrying death.

We should never under estimate Allah’s power, Allah uses this small female creature, complex and magnificent in design to punish some and leave others . as humans we have one heart inside out body, a pregnant woman has two hearts inside her body, but this minute creature has three hearts and so many other amazing features.

It is the complexity of design within such a small creature that you have to be in awe of Allah infinite ability and never underestimate things that seem insignificant. This small creature has the ability to distinguish variations in blood, if something as small as a mosquito can do this, do we think that there are larger creatures who are not able to do this?

As nutritionist I will tell you that diet plays a big part in  the taste of your blood, what we consume through our mouth informs that taste and type of our blood, what we put on pour skins is absorbs into the blood.

A word to the wise, mosquitos hate vitamin B6  in the blood, it is wise to eat tahini, sesame seed paste, chickpeas, pistachios, sunflower seeds.

 

  1. Nutrition Facts

Sesame seeds

Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 573
  1. % Daily Value*
Total Fat 50 g 76%
Saturated fat 7 g 35%
Polyunsaturated fat 22 g  
Monounsaturated fat 19 g  
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 11 mg 0%
Potassium 468 mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 23 g 7%
Dietary fiber 12 g 48%
Sugar 0.3 g  
Protein 18 g 36%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 97% Iron 81%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 40%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 87%
*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

We need a shift in paradigm, the way we see things, we need a shift in diet and we need a shift ion out hearts to want to shift and stop being ignorant of some many things, may Allah forgive us and make it easy for us ameen.

 

 

USEFUL READING

http://quran.com/2/26

http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/foods-high-in-vitamin-B6.php

 

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FEED THE NEED DECEMBER 14

Alhamdulilah rabeelalameen, tonight’s FEED THE NEED, feeding the homeless on the streets of Central London was the best , the biggest and the most beautiful so far, maasha’Allah.We have 4 new additions to our all star team, like our food we go for quality over quantity…tonight, today was amazing maasha’Allah, it was freezing on the streets,  we gave out about 140 meals;brown rice with mixed vegetables in the spices turmeric and cardamom rice, lovely lamb mince madras curry or spinach and lentil madras curry, loads of  added fresh garlic and ginger to boost immune system and fight inflammation and cold,quality not quantity means that more meals get eaten not trashed,hot tea and coffee, biscuits, over 100 pairs of thick socks, thick woolly hats, toiletries and Meriemme’s brownies.We recycled all our vegetable peeling etc, wrapping, plastic and collect all paper , plastic etc after the food was eaten and recycled  that too, so tired and spaced out when we get back , been in at least an hour and just realised that I still have my woollie hat and hijaab on :)

alhmdulilah, praise the Creator, Allah mounded our hearts to FEED THE NEED.

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