Chronic illness and fasting in Ramadaan

Dr. Raeesa Moolla continues with Chronic illness and fasting in Ramadaan... Diabetes We very often see diabetic patients who are concerned whether they can fast or not. These patients should visit their doctor at least 1 month before Ramadhaan. A glycated hemoglobin test to check for control in the past 2-3 months should be done and these patients should be made aware of the symptoms of low glucose levels and the importance of compliance with … [Read more...]

Maintaining good health in Ramadaan

As Salaam u Alaikum, I am Dr. Raeesa Moolla. Ramadhaan mubaraak to all, albeit that we will soon be entering the last ten days of Ramadhaan! I hope this short article enlightens you on how to maintain a good healthy lifestyle during Ramdhaan. The Islamic fast is not a total fast where no food or drink is taken for 24 hours. We are allowed to consume whatever we want during Iftaar and Suhur. Because the length of the fast is not more than 24 … [Read more...]

Improve your Memory

Imaam Bukhari (rahimahullaah) was able to momentarily look at a page of hadeeth once and he would memorise it. Imaam Shafi‘ee (rahimahullaah) had to cover the notes in the margins of the texts he read because if he did not, he would memorise them and it would conflict with what he was trying to memorise. Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) memorised one million ahaadeeth just as well as the layman would memorise Surah Ikhlaas. How did these great … [Read more...]

Cupping or Hijaamah – a forgotten healing

Hijaamah comes from the root al-hajm, which means “sucking”, and is used of the action of draining the breast when an infant is suckled. Al-hajjaam is the name given to the cupper, and hijaamah is the name given to this profession. Al-mihjam is the name given to the tool in which blood is collected, or to the knife used by the cupper. Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allaah be pleased with them both) reported that the Prophet salallahu alaihi wasallam said: … [Read more...]