LET’S PUT THE “SLIM” BACK INTO MU-SLIM

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CHARITY SLIM CHALLENGE

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FOODS OF THE QURAN

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FOODS OF THE QURAN

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GOOD FATS BAD FATS

Good-Fats-Vs-Bad-Fats

Good Fats Bad Fats

 

ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS

When we think about fats, most people  back off, as health conscious people we know that we need to cut down on fatty food, however that’s only half of the story.

If Angelina Jolie had been informed about  a diet high in essential fatty acid omega 3 , she maybe have thought twice about cutting off  both her boobs to avoid breast cancer Or did she really?

Most of us don’t realize how important fats are but that means good fats. We think all fats are bad but that’s not true.

SATURATED FATS UNSATURATED FATS

We tend to see oils as one homogenous liquid like water, forgetting that all things have a molecular structure and it’s this structure that separates good fats from bad fats, saturated from unsaturated fats.

The importance of fats wasn’t discovered until the last quarter of the  the 20th century because the technology had not been invented till then. The nutritional pioneer Ralph T Holman was one of the pioneers in this.

Before we talk about good fats lets briefly discuss bad fats and why fats have got a bad press.

A lot of fats in the western diet are fatty acids but they are not essential fatty acids they are saturated fatty acids.  They are linked some of our most serious health problems, bowel cancer, heart attacks and strokes, coronary heart problems, mental health problems, depression, diabetes and stored as body fat, obesity.

Even those of us who are health conscious, we have to know that there are unsaturated fats which are great for prominent wellbeing, however the ratio/ balance between these / fats oils is very important.

SATURATED FATS

Saturated fats are the fats that give all fats a bad name, they are found in dairy products; full fat milk, butter, cheese, meat particular; pork and red meats, animal meat fat; lard, some tropical oils,olive oil, ghee, coconut oil, palm oil.

Some saturated fats like HOME MADE NUT BUTTERS are  not all bad because its saturated because other nutrients in NUT BUTTER are good , it’s just that a diet containing animals fats leads to some fatal health problems..

I suggest to people that a little  real cow’s butter is better health wise than trans-fat like margarine, they both contain the same calories but the butter is actually purer because its less process that the margarine.

As well as cutting down  SATURATED AND MAN-MADE TRANS FATS good to have the right balance of EFA’s essential fatty acids. These are called OMEGA 6 AND OMEGA 3.

 

 

 

SATURATED FATS

SATURATED FATS….to be eaten in small quantities and ideally organic

ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS EFA’s

We know the balance and knowledge are essential to optimum health. The body doesn’t make these fats so they have to be consumed from other sources.

The reason why these EPA are essential to the body is because they body is made up of billions of cells, they are the building blocks that are the body. The membranes of these cells are like the outside of a brick and its EPA, ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS  and hydration that keep these membranes strong as well as fluid enabling them to do their work regulating the bodies functions.

They keep the cell membrane of all body’s cells fluid and flexible instead of rigid and unable to do its job. Chemical pass in and out of the membrane cell wall as the cell is getting on with its regenerating work. SO THE RIGHT BALANCE OF EPA’S HELPS THE BODY have good cell activity, good skin, hair and nails, the skin being the largest organ that is involved in absorption, de toxification, protection and temperature control; regulatory actions. These oils help the brain have good energy and clarity. For the muscles and joints these oils get better resistance and more flexibility. They increase fertility, healthy pregnancy and good urinary function as well as many more positive benefits.

It is a global manipulation of communities by presenting them with the wrong foods as attractive while at the same time causing too many illness that provide clients for private health care, starve nations to control social unrest, create behavior problems to later fill prisons.

BALANCE OF OMEGA 6 AND OMEGA 3 AND OMEGA 9

There is so much bad information about the ratios of OMEGA 6 :OMEGA 3 OILS

It is ignorant and outrageous that The American Health Association is still advocating a diet high in Omega 6 oils which actually lead to heart disease and other fatal diseases.

They and their associates advocate ratios like 25:1 or 10: 1.These are still unhealthy ratios. Cultural diets high in Omega 6 and low in Omega 3 and Omega 9, which are diets high in animals fats and saturated  and processed  vegetables fats like vegetable oil, sunflower oil, used for deep frying and hidden in things like shop bought cakes.

An excess of Omega 6 and a defecency of Omega 3 and Omega 9 leads to these and more ids-eases

A wide range of health problems have been linked to omega-3 fat deficiencies, including:

 

  • Increased inflammation
  • Depression and violence
  • Weight gain and diabetes
  • Allergies and eczema
  • Memory problems and dyslexia

 

Omega 6 is the mostly commonly used essential fatty acid  EFA, it is found in oils like corn, safflower, sunflower, cottonseed oils.

We have to remember for cheaper food production and longer shelf life, these oils are not only used for cooking /frying/deep frying, they are also added to shop and homemade cakes instead of butter.

They’re also used in other processed foods.

PROBLEMS CONNECTED WITH TOO MUCH OMEGA 6 OIL

It is an excess of this essential fatty acid that is connected with the following health problems; asthma, heart attack, stroke, cancer, obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, lupus, arthritis, depression, to name a few.

Omega 6 needs to be balance with omega 3, ideally in equal amounts. The western diet eats up to 14 times more omega 6 than omega 3.

Let’s get to the good news, omega 3 found in some green leafy veggies, flax seed, fish, fish oil, sea vegetables, and walnut.

The best source of omega 3 is fatty fish like herrings, mackerel, salmon, sardines and tuna.

VEGETARIAN OMEGA 3

However if you are a vegetarian one of the best sources is flax seeds, hemp seeds and flax seeds.

Ideally they are so be soaked before using to release enzyme inhibitors and phytic acid that will rob body of minerals

It’s good to eat oily fish about 3 times a week. Most of the green leafy vegetable that are great for omega 3 are those that the Lego land mentalities would consider weeds, recently on part of a globe food campaign where we could only eat for £1 a day, we supplemented our diet by going foraging, we collected dandelion leaves, wild garlic and nettles, truthfully I didn’t even notice my period coming on that cycle. Other good greens for omega 3 are purslane, Swiss chard, mustard greens collard greens and kale.

 

OMEGA 3 OMEGA 6 BALANCE

Balance of omega 6 and omega 3 oils

OLIVE OIL

Is a healthy  MONO UN-saturated fat, high in Omega 9. Vitamin k, iron , zinc as well as many undiscovered phytonutrients

  • Olive oil is the best edible oil in terms of palatability, stability, lipid profile, and safety profiles.

Several sources of information suggest that human beings evolved on a diet with a ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA) of approximately 1 whereas in global urbanized  diets the ratio is 15:1

Urbanised diets are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, and have excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids compared with the diet on which human beings evolved and their genetic patterns were established. Excessive amounts of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and a very high omega-6/omega-3 ratio, as is found in today’s Western diets, promote the pathogenesis of many diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, whereas increased levels of omega-3 PUFA (a low omega-6/omega-3 ratio) exert suppressive effects. In the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, a ratio of 4/1 was associated with a 70% decrease in total mortality. A ratio of 2.5/1 reduced rectal cell proliferation in patients with colorectal cancer, whereas a ratio of 4/1 with the same amount of omega-3 PUFA had no effect. The lower omega-6/omega-3 ratio in women with breast cancer was associated with decreased risk. A ratio of 2-3/1 suppressed inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and a ratio of 5/1 had a beneficial effect on patients with asthma, whereas a ratio of 10/1 had adverse consequences. These studies indicate that the optimal ratio may vary with the disease under consideration. This is consistent with the fact that chronic diseases are multigenic and multifactorial. Therefore, it is quite possible that the therapeutic dose of omega-3 fatty acids will depend on the degree of severity of disease resulting from the genetic predisposition. A lower ratio of omega-6/omega-3 fatty acids is more desirable in reducing the risk of many of the chronic diseases of high prevalence in Western societies, as well as in the developing countries, that are being exported to the rest of the world.

USEFUL READING

https://draxe.com/omega-3-foods/

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=132

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12442909

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SACRED SUPER FOOD OLIVE OIL

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DIARY FREE FALOODA

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Real Roses Dried

 

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Recipe coming soon in new book

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DRESSING WITH STYLE…PERSIAN

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Karimahs Affirmation

I a big fan of Lousie Hay and I have a few affirmations of my own, so let’s go…

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I release the need to sabotage myself

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Halal et Tayyib première partie en français

Ces écrits faisaient partie de mon post diplômé d’études islamiques degré, le module Coran et Haddith, marqué et passé par le cheikh Sayad Mekic, Université de Cambridge.

Il est important pour nous d’examiner tout d’abord à la base de l’orientation, qu’Allah subhana wa t’Allah nous a donné et ce qui est le critère du Saint Coran. La raison d’être, ce que nous sommes à la consommation a été ordonné par Allah et manifeste dans l’exemple, la Sunna, le mode de vie de son prophète le plus aimé, Muhammad, salah la liahi wa salem.

CORAN, LA FONDATION DU DROIT

Le Coran est un livre divinement dynamique; il contient l’historique des récits d’aventures, des faits et des chiffres, auspices pour les mœurs et les thèmes universels pour vivre en cours d’exécution à travers ses pages. Il est le livre intemporel ultime de l’orientation globale, car il est la parole de Dieu sur l’homme. Pour les musulmans, il est le bâton de mesure par laquelle les lois sont faites et ont décidé. Révélé par l’intermédiaire de l’Ange Gibreel (Gabriel) au Prophète Muhammad (sallallâhou alayhi wa sallam / scies / que la paix et bénédictions d’Allah soient sur lui), au cours du mois arabe du Ramadan, le 22 Décembre 609 CE [1] Il a été révélé dans étapes, sur une période de 23 ans, lentement, progressivement pour renforcer (saws) la volonté du Prophète et résoudre les problèmes sociaux comme ils ont surgi. Certains chapitres ont été révélés à la Mecque et à Médine certains. Comme il a été révélé, il a été rapporté mot pour mot par le Prophète (saws) à ses compagnons qui l’ont écrit vers le bas sur tout ce qu’ils pouvaient trouver. Il est ordonné, par ordre chronologique, aussi par lui, selon les directives de l’Ange Gibreel. Zayd Ibn Thabi, (qu’Allah soit satisfait de lui), le scribe le plus important du prophète et Hafsa, (qu’Allah soit s’il vous plaît avec elle), épouse du Prophète et fille du deuxième calife, Umar ibn al Kitab (qu’Allah soit satisfait de lui) ont été impliqués dans la commission authourised par le troisième calife Uthman Ibn Affan, (qu’Allah soit s’il vous plaît avec lui) qui a régné 644-654 AH / 1246 à 1258 cE), qui a été essentiel pour déterminer l’éventuelle canon de la quran. “[2] Il est dit que les copies précédentes ont été brûlés, mais l’original à partir duquel le Coran a été standardisé copié, a été renvoyé à son propriétaire, Hafsa.

A partir de ce livre divin toutes les lois de ce qui est permis / halaal et non autorisé / haram sont prises.

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KARKARDEH TEA ET ZANGIBAL

Le Coran est particulièrement divisé. Contrairement à d’autres livres, il est pas divisé en chapitres de longueur égale, mais se compose de 114 chapitres “sourates” qui diminuent en taille. Il a 6236 versets. Il est divisé en 30 “juz” sections de lecture de longueur égale, que les longueurs de recouvrement des chapitres réels. Il y a des thèmes en cours d’exécution à travers le livre. Les chercheurs diffèrent sur le nombre de thèmes.

Fazul Rahman cite 11 thèmes; Dieu, l’homme en tant qu’individu, l’homme dans la société, la nature, le Prophète et l’Apocalypse, Eschatologie, Satan et le mal, l’émergence de la communauté musulmane, la situation religieuse des musulmans à La Mecque, les gens du Livre et des religions diverses ». [3]

Il y a aussi des couples de mots et de groupement comme «les yeux, les oreilles et les cœurs», un thème qui apparaît à plusieurs reprises dans le Coran. Halaal «régulière» et Tayyib «bon» sont aussi un mot appariement qui se produit unis comme thème dans un certain nombre de sourates.

LEGAL ET BON DANS LE CORAN

Dans la sourate Al Baqara, La Vache, chapitre 2, verset 168:

“Ô gens, manger ce qui est sur la terre, licite et de bon, et ne suivent pas les traces du malin,” [4]

 

Dans la sourate Al Maidah, La Table Servie, chapitre 5, versets 4, 5, 86 et 87:

“Ils te demandent ce que (halaal) légale est pour eux (comme la nourriture). Dites légitime à vous êtes toutes choses bonnes et pures “. [5]

“Ce jour-là sont (tous) le bon et pur (Tayyib) fait légitime à vous,” [6]

“O vous qui croyez, rend pas illicites les bonnes choses qu’Allah vous a rendues licites pour vous, mais commettent pas d’excès, car Allah aime pas ceux qui commettent des excès.” [7]

“Mangez des choses que Dieu a prévu pour vous, légitime et bon, mais craignez Allah, en qui vous croyez.” [8]

Il y a beaucoup d’explications sur la raison pour laquelle le Coran répète des phrases ou des thèmes, l’un d’eux est l’accent. La répétition met l’accent sur l’esprit humain. [9]

Halaal et Tayyib, licite et sont également mentionnés dans,

Chapitre 7, Al Araf, The Heights, Verse 157:

 

“Il (Allah) fait légitime pour eux les bonnes choses et leur interdit de les mauvaises choses» [10]

L’explication «tafsir» du célèbre savant, Ibn Kathir (qu’Allah lui fasse miséricorde) rend la référence à cette dernière sourate du Coran,

Il cite “sens, il rend Bahira légitime, sa’ibah, Wasilah et hami. Ils étaient des interdictions qu’ils inventèrent qui étaient seulement difficile pour eux-mêmes. Il leur interdit aussi de l’usure / ribr et de la nourriture qui a été considéré comme légitime, même si Allah Exalté leur a interdit “. [11]

Bahira, sa’ibah sont à faire avec les animaux qui ont été publiés au nom d’une idole de leur lait a été utilisé uniquement en idole sacrifice, les gens se sont privés de ces bonnes choses, mais le Coran leur fit légitime.

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[1] Fazlur Rehman, Chronologie des événements prophétiques, Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd, 2001, p 50

[2] Douglas Pratt, Le défi de l’Islam, Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2005, pages35-36

[3] Fazul Rahman, Principaux thèmes du Coran, 3e édition (1er, 2e édition bibliotheca islamia) University of Chicago Press, 2009, page 7

[4] Yusuf Ali, la signification du Saint Coran, Amana Publications, dixième edtion, 2001 verset 2: 168 pages 67.

[5] Yusuf Ali, ibid, p 254.

[6] Yusuf Ali, ibid, p 246.

[7] Yusuf Ali, ibid, pages 275-276.

[8] Yusuf Ali ibid, p 276.

[9] Fateh Ullah Khan Gandepur, Dieu a créé l’Univers dans le but de servir l’humanité. Khyber Mial, Pakistan, 2009, page 48

[10] Yusuf Ali, op.cit., pages 389-390

[11] Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Version abrégée, Volume 4, Supervision Shaykh Mubarakpuri, Daruslaam, 2000, pages 180-181
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Halal and Tayyib-Intro

These writings were part of my post graduate Islamic Studies degree, Quran and Haddith module, marked and passed by Sheikh Sayad Mekic, University of Cambridge.

It is important for us to firstly look at the baseline of the guidance, that Allah subhana wa t’Allah has given us  and that is the criterion of the Holy Quran. The reason being, what we are to consumed has been ordained by Allah and manifest in the example, the Sunnah, the lifestyle of his most beloved prophet, Muhammad, salah la liahi wa salem.

 

QURAN, THE FOUNDATION FOR LAW

 

The Quran is a divinely dynamic book; it contains historical adventure stories, facts and figures, auspices for morals and manners and universal themes for living running through its pages. It is the ultimate timeless book of holistic guidance because it is God’s word over man.  For Muslims it is the measuring stick by which laws are made and decided. Revealed via the  Angel Gibreel (Gabriel) to the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam / saws / may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), in the Arabic month of Ramadhan, on 22 December 609 C.E.[1]  It was revealed in stages, over a period of 23 years, slowly, gradually to strengthen the Prophet’s (saws) resolve and address social problems as they arose. Some chapters were revealed in Makkah and some in Madina. As it was revealed, it was narrated word for word by the Prophet (saws) to his companions who wrote it down on anything they could find. It was ordered, chronologically, also by him, as directed by the Angel Gibreel. Zayd Ibn Thabi, (may Allah be pleased with him) the most important scribe of the prophet and Hafsa, (may Allah be please with her), wife of the Prophet and daughter of the second caliph, Umar ibn al Kitab (may Allah be pleased with him) were involved in the commission authourised by the third caliph Uthman Ibn Affan, (may Allah be please with him) who reigned from 644-654 AH/1246-1258 CE), that was critical in determining the eventual canon of the quran.”[2] It is said that previous copies were burnt but the original from which the standardised Quran was copied, was returned to its owner, Hafsah.

From this divine book all the laws of what is permissible/halaal and not permissible/haram are taken.

 

The Quran is unusually divided. Unlike other books it is not divided into chapters of equal length but consists of 114 chapters “surats” that decrease in size. It has 6236 verses. It is divided into 30 “juz” reading sections of equal length, that overlay the actual chapter lengths. There are themes running through the book. Scholars differ on the numbers of themes.

 

Fazul Rahman cites 11 themes ; God, Man As An Individual, Man In Society, Nature, Prophet And Revelation, Eschatology, Satan And Evil, Emergence Of Muslim Community, Religious Situation Of The Muslims In Makkah, The People Of The Book And Diverse Religions.”[3]

There are also word pairings and grouping like “eyes, ears and hearts”, a theme that appears many times in the Quran.  Halaal “lawful” and tayyib “good” are also a word pairing that occurs united as theme in a number of surats.

LAWFUL AND GOOD IN THE QURAN

 

In Surat Al Baqara, The Cow, Chapter 2, Verse 168:

 

 “O ye people, eat what is on the earth, lawful and good, and do not follow the footsteps of the evil one,”[4]

           

In Surat Al Ma’ida, The Table Spread, Chapter 5, Verses 4, 5, 86 and 87:

 

“They ask thee what lawful (halaal) is for them (as food). Say lawful unto you are all things good and pure.”[5]

 

 “This day are (all) the good and pure (tayyib) made lawful unto you,”[6]

 

“O ye who believe, make not unlawful the good things that Allah has made lawful for you, but commit no excess, for Allah loved not those who commit excess.”[7]

 

“Eat of the things that Allah has provided for you, lawful and good, but fear Allah, in whom you believe.”[8]

 

There are many explanations of why the Quran repeats phrases or themes, one of them is emphasis. Repetition lays emphasis on the human mind.[9]

 Halaal and tayyib, lawful and good are also mentioned in,

Chapter 7, Al A’raf, The Heights, Verse 157:

 

“He (Allah) makes lawful for them the good things and forbids them from the evil things”[10]

 

The explanation ‘tafsir’ of the renowned scholar, Ibn Kathir (Allah have mercy on him) makes the reference to this last Quranic surat,

 

He cites “meaning , He makes lawful bahirah, sa’ibah, wasilah and hami. They were prohibitions that they invented which were only hard for themselves. He also forbids them from usury / ribr and food that was treated as lawful, although Allah The Exalted has forbidden them.” [11]

Bahirah, sa’ibah  are to do with animals that were released in the name of an idol of their milk was used only in idol sacrifice, the people deprived themselves of these good things but the Quran made them lawful.

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Sorrel and Ginger Tea. Foto Karimah bint Dawoud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1] Fazlur Rehman , Chronology of Prophetic Events, Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd, 2001, page 50

[2] Douglas Pratt, The Challenge of Islam, Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2005, pages35-36

[3] Fazul Rahman, Major Themes of the Quran, 3rd edition (1st, 2nd edition bibliotheca islamia)University of Chicago Press, 2009, page 7

[4] Yusuf Ali,The Meaning Of The Holy Quran,Amana Publications, tenth edtion, 2001 verse 2:168 page 67.

[5] Yusuf Ali, ibid, page 254.

[6] Yusuf Ali, ibid, page 246.

[7] Yusuf Ali, ibid,pages 275-276.

[8] Yusuf Ali ibid, page 276.

[9] Fateh Ullah Khan Gandepur, God Created the Universe with the Purpose to Serve Humankind. Khyber Mial, Pakistan, 2009, page 48

[10] Yusuf Ali, op.cit., pages 389-390

[11] Tafsir ibn Kathir , Abridged version, Volume 4, Supervision Shaykh Mubarakpuri, Daruslaam, 2000, pages 180-181

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SAGE – Sheikhs Secret Tea

HERBS – SAGE

By Karimah Bint Dawoud, Muslim Chaplain & Well Being Writer.

SAGE…ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI INFLAMATORY, GOOD FOR BRAIN, GOOD FOR SORE THROATS,VITAMIN K, VITAMIN A.

Sage…Sheikh’s Secret Tea

sage

SAGE- best herb for sore throats and memory

I hate to admit it but my memory is not what it used to be. When I got to 40 I said to myself and anyone who would listen” I need a  new memory card”. Well, a few more moons have passed since then I and I definitely need help. I need to memorize more Quran and improve my Arabic insha’Allah.

Help is here, for every illness Allah has provided a cure and the herb for memory retention and sore throats is called Sage .

In the English language a Sage is a wise older person.

I  have not  found direct  reference in  Islamic medicine books to the herb sage. However, the herb sage in  Arabic  is  called Maramiya and I know it is used in the Arab world.

As well as the Indians, the Egyptian people also have vast knowledge of Islamic medicine and I know that sage is widely drunk in North Africa, particularly Egypt, where there have been centres of learning for thousands of years.

PREPARATION

1 tea spoon of dried herb to 1 cup of water

This is the ratio of quantity of herb to water

you can increase quantities in ratio and leave to go cold and use as gargle

METHOD

Sage leaf is a herb not a root, so it must not be boiled, you have to leave it to stand/brew for 5-10 minutes before drinking.

When the tea is warm , add honey, do not add honey to boiling hot drinks , otherwise you will kill the beneficial enzymes in honey and turn honey toxic.

I believe that there are books with this information that have remained untranslated into English so is hardly any wonder that  too many of us are still eating white flour and white sugar.

As an ex-Rasta I came to Islam with a little bit of knowledge of herbal medicine, having read books like ”Back to Eden ” by Jethro Kloss, a Quaker herbalist and put what I learnt into practice.

Sage is well known as the best herb for sore throats, it’s a stimulant however so I wouldn’t  drink it before bed unless you want to stay up all night reading  and studying.

Sage is an outstanding memory enhancer, so for those of us who are studying, which should be all of us, this herb is a great help, alhamduliah, praise The Creator.

It’s one of nature’s top antioxidant herbs which means it’s anti-ageing. It’s good for memory, focusing, wonderful for cellulite, aids digestion, it’s an insect repellant, good for disinfecting either as a brew or incense, good as a toner and an astringent  for oily skin.

It has been used to treat snake bites and to improve fertility. I cannot testify to any of this however what I can say is drink it in the morning with a spoon of honey after your glass of water and you will be bright and ready to go insha’Allah, alhamdulilah

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Sage -Sheikhs Secret Tea

HERBS – SAGE

By Karimah Bint Dawoud, Muslim Chaplain & Well Being Writer.

SAGE…ANTI-OXIDANT, ANTI INFLAMATORY, GOOD FOR BRAIN, GOOD FOR SORE THROATS,VITAMIN K, VITAMIN A.

Sage...Sheikh's Secret Tea
Sage…Sheikh’s Secret Tea

 

I hate to admit it but my memory is not what it used to be. When I got to 40 I said to myself and anyone who would listen” I need a  new memory card”. Well, a few more moons have passed since then I and I definitely need help. I need to memorize more Quran and improve my Arabic insha’Allah.

Help is here, for every illness Allah has provided a cure and the herb for memory retention and sore throats is called Sage .

In the English language a Sage is a wise older person.

I  have not  found direct  reference in  Islamic medicine books to the herb sage. However, the herb sage in  Arabic  is  called Maramiya and I know it is used in the Arab world.

As well as the Indians, the Egyptian people also have vast knowledge of Islamic medicine and I know that sage is widely drunk in North Africa, particularly Egypt, where there have been centres of learning for thousands of years.

I believe that there are books with this information that have remained untranslated into English so is hardly any wonder that  too many of us are still eating white flour and white sugar.

As an ex-Rasta I came to Islam with a little bit of knowledge of herbal medicine, having read books like ”Back to Eden ” by Jethro Kloss, a Quaker herbalist and put what I learnt into practice.

Sage is well known as the best herb for sore throats, it’s a stimulant however so I wouldn’t  drink it before bed unless you want to stay up all night reading  and studying.

PREPARATION

1 teaspoon of the dry herb to 1 cup of boiling water,leave to stand/brew for 5-10 minutes, do not boil, this is the ratio, you can make larger quantity and leave to cool and use as  gargle,

As warm tea, add honey and drink.Do not add honey to boiling hot drinks otherwise you will kill useful enzymes and make honey toxic!!!

Sage is an outstanding memory enhancer, so for those of us who are studying, which should be all of us, this herb is a great help, alhamduliah, praise The Creator.

It’s one of nature’s top antioxidant herbs which means it’s anti-ageing. It’s good for memory, focusing, wonderful for cellulite, aids digestion, it’s an insect repellant, good for disinfecting either as a brew or incense, good as a toner and an astringent  for oily skin.

It has been used to treat snake bites and to improve fertility. I cannot testify to any of this however what I can say is drink it in the morning with a spoon of honey after your glass of water and you will be bright and ready to go insha’Allah, alhamdulilah

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