Olives (Sunnah Food Series #3)

"He causes to grow for you thereby the crops, olives, palm trees, grapevines, and from all the fruits. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who gives thought." [Qur'an 16:11] Abu Asid said: “The Prophet  (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Eat the oil and use it on your hair and skin,… Continue reading Olives (Sunnah Food Series #3)

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Do sports injuries have a genetic basis?

Tendons and ligaments are specialized fibrous tissues that connect bone to muscle and bone to bone respectively (Tozer and Duprez, 2005). They are made up of fibroblasts that produce large amounts of extracellular matrix, giving rise to dense hypocellular structures. During embryonic development, tendon and cartilage cells originate from mesodermal compartments, whereas details in the… Continue reading Do sports injuries have a genetic basis?

Honey (Sunnah Food Series #1)

"And the Lord inspired the bee, saying: "take your habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. Then, eat of all fruits and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you)". There comes forth from their bellies a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily… Continue reading Honey (Sunnah Food Series #1)

Sunnah Food Series

This post is an introduction to a short series I will be publishing alongside my usual essays and reviews. Sunnah refers to the practices, traditions and customs of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), all of which have been documented and compiled in a collection of reports known as the Hadith. Islam promotes a clean… Continue reading Sunnah Food Series