Health

Selfies—Living in the Era of Filtered Photographs

Susruthi Rajanala, BA1; Mayra B. C. Maymone, MD, DSc1; Neelam A. Vashi, MD1 JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online August 2, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2018.0486 We live in an era of edited selfies and ever-evolving standards of beauty. The advent and popularity of image-based social media have put Photoshop and filters in everyone’s arsenal. A few swipes on Snapchat can give …

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Suicide in Islam

باسمه تعالى   عن الحسن، حدثنا جندب رضي الله عنه – في هذا المسجد فما نسينا وما نخاف أن يكذب جندب على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم – قال: ” كان برجل جراح، فقتل نفسه، فقال الله: بدرني عبدي بنفسه حرمت عليه الجنة ((بدرني) استعجل الموت ولم يصبر حتى أقبض …

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Do not let your smartphone outsmart you!

  We all know that the three most essential elements needed for human survival are: Air Water Food Right now another element is rapidly gaining importance in the lives of humans and may soon become the fourth element essential for human survival. That element is the smartphone. Yes, the smartphone. The …

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The Mask of Social Media

  If you’re not careful, you’ll be fooled to think perfection exists. From perfect flawless selfies to wow holiday destinations….social media has people selectively glorifying their lives.. Posting their best food, clothes and moments to create the perception of an ideal life… Behind the scenes however, reality chronicles a very …

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Hocus Pocus and Bogus!

http://uswatulmuslimah.co.za I sat in the line of the waiting room, secretly examining those around me. To my left was a shabbily-dressed woman with bloodshot eyes who’d clearly spent the past few days crying. To the right I spotted a balding man who constantly fidgeted. He was trying to put on …

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Hardships & Calamities – Inspirational

ibnumasood.co.za Instability: The world is something that is never stable. One can be rich today, poor tomorrow, healthy today, sick tomorrow, happy today, and sad tomorrow. There is absolutely no certainty of any comfort or luxury lasting. Disbeliever: Since this world is all that the disbeliever has to live for …

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The New Addiction – Cell Phones as Cigarettes

DIANE FRANCIS Smartphones are every bit as annoying, addictive, and dangerous to our health as are cigarettes—and the second-hand consequences are alarming. Cell phone usage is becoming the new smoking. These devices are every bit as annoying, addictive, and dangerous to our health as are cigarettes. People now remain glued …

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Why Forgive Others This Ramadan?

You know you’re right. You know what I’m referring to – those times when you get into an argument(s) with a family member, friend, boss, employee, coworker, classmate, teacher or whoever. You know your facts are right or that you’ve been wronged with an insulting remark, sarcastic comment or rudeness. …

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“Super Foods”…for Ramadaan

Bismihi Ta’ala “Super Foods”…for Ramadaan By Umme Faatimah (B.Dietetics Univ. of Pretoria) The modern world has swept us off our feet in so many ways… our dressing, our lifestyles and most noticeably our eating habits. We have so casually adapted the western culture of unhealthy eating, moving further and further …

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