Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Cannabis Cures Cancer

I won't be surprised at the number of people who won't be aware of this, it's because it's been kept very well hidden from most of us. The title may have probably confused you right now so let's clear a few things up. I'm not talking about smoking cannabis, I'm talking about the pressing of seeds of the hemp (cannabis) plant, regardless of whatever strain it is and creating an oil out of it, this oil is known as "Hemp Oil".

Hundreds of studies have been carried out and most have come to the conclusion that cannabis can cure many different types of cancer quite effectively with little to no side effects. Hemp oil for quite a while now has been known as one of the most beneficial substances known to man. The hemp plant itself has been used medicinally over thousands of years, it's only just recently that most people have come learnt about how beneficial it is and how it can help cure not just cancer, but many other illnesses and diseases too.

Let's leave out the medical studies for now and talk about real life examples, I'm going to be talking about Dr. William Courtney's youngest patient and Rick Simpson, both of these individuals have played a huge role in trying to make public the benefits of this amazing oil.

Dr William Courtney's youngest patient was 8 months old. The baby suffered from brain tumour which was at this point quite large and according to majority of the other specialists, inoperable. Dr William Courtney decided to use Hemp (cannabis) oil. The oil was applied to the babies dummy or pacifier as you Americans refer to it, twice a day. As time went there was visible improvement and within four months, the tumour was gone. Within eight months, it was as if nothing had happened and everything was perfect.

Rick Simpson had a serious head injury back in 1997. He decided to use medicinal hemp oil to help him sought relief. Whilst using the oil he discovered that the oil was able to cure many other illnesses and even cancer. He then started offering hemp oil free of charge to multiple number of people curing them of their illnesses and helping cure their cancer. Someone then reported him to the police and they had seized all he had and charged him with possession and trafficking of marijuana. If you have the time, I highly suggest you watch this one hour documentary summarising everything, Run from the cure.

That's not all, you'll find many different medical reports as I mentioned earlier confirming that hemp oil does in fact cure cancer, with little to no side effects whereas with chemotherapy, the side effects are endless. If you're interested in these reports I will include a few links for you to check up on at the end of this post. List of medical reports are from The Joint Blog.

So the big question is.. Why? If we have the cure for something why do we continue to search for a cure despite it being there with proof? The answer is simple, this is a huge conspiracy to hide the truth from everyone. I don't know anyone who has died to cannabis, yet it's considered to be an illegal substance. You're being lied to. Cannabis isn't harmful or evil or any of those things you're being told. Cannabis is the cure of the illnesses that the pharmaceutical industry makes billions from every year. 

It's not a coincidence that marijuana is illegal, there's people working behind the scenes making sure it stays illegal too. The pharmaceutical industry aren't able to patent a plant, which means you could grow the plant in your garden for free of charge and have the cure to so many illnesses, this would be a nightmare for the pharmaceutical market. The cannabis plant alone is the biggest competition for the entire industry.

and now for those of you who were interested, the list of medical reports:

Cures Brain Cancer
http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v95/n2/abs/6603236a.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11479216
http://www.jneurosci.org/content/21/17/6475.abstract
http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/308/3/838.abstract
http://mct.aacrjournals.org/content/10/1/90.abstract

Cures Mouth and Throat Cancer
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20516734

Cures Breast Cancer
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20859676
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18025276
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21915267
http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/early/2006/05/25/jpet.106.105247.full.pdf+html
http://www.molecular-cancer.com/content/9/1/196
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22776349
http://www.pnas.org/content/95/14/8375.full.pdf+html

Cures Lung Cancer
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22198381?dopt=Abstract
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21097714?dopt=Abstract
http://www.nature.com/onc/journal/v27/n3/abs/1210641a.html

Cures Uterine, Testicular, and Pancreatic Cancers
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/healthprofessional/page4
http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/66/13/6748.abstract

Cures Prostate Cancer
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12746841?dopt=Abstract
http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v101/n6/abs/6605248a.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339795/?tool=pubmed
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22594963

Cures Colorectal Cancer
http://gut.bmj.com/content/54/12/1741.abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22231745

Cures Ovarian Cancer
http://www.aacrmeetingabstracts.org/cgi/content/abstract/2006/1/1084?maxtoshow&hits=80&RESULTFORMAT&fulltext=cannabinoid&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=560&resourcetype=HWCIT

Curse Blood Cancer
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12091357
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16908594
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijc.23584/abstract
http://molpharm.aspetjournals.org/content/70/5/1612.abstract

Cures Skin Cancer
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12511587

Cures Liver Cancer
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21475304

Cures Biliary Tract Cancer
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19916793

Cures Bladder Cancer
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/803983

Cures Cancer in General
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12514108
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15313899
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15313899

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Ramadan

Ramadan. The month where the Quran was sent down as a guidance for the misguided. The month when the Shaitan is locked and chained away. When Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are open and the gates of hell are closed. It's an important month where Muslims will request forgiveness for sins they have committed in the past and they will cleanse their soul during this month praying more than usual for the sake of Allah (SWT).

It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is the month where Muslims all around the world will abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and participating in anything that could be considered ill-natured. Along with being one of the five pillars and Islam making it mandatory for us to fast and abstain from all this during the month, there are also many other benefits which I will be talking about throughout this post.

Non-Muslims are generally confused as to this whole "fasting" thing and usually will end up asking a Muslim friend of theirs why Muslims fast, why is it so important to us. So, why do we fast?

It is one of the main things when it comes to worship and it beneficial to us. The reason we fast is to educate ourselves in spirituality and patience. We fast for the sake of Allah and spend our time during this month in devotion towards Allah (SWT). It is a month where we are able to cleanse our soul whilst restraining ourselves from ill-natured worldly desires.



How does this all work though you ask? There is logical reasoning behind it all.

Whilst one is fasting, one is able to control their desires due to them becoming weak. The Prophet (ﷺ) once said:

“O young men! Whoever among you can afford to get married, let him do so, for it is more effective in lowering the gaze and protecting one’s chastity. Whoever cannot do that, let him fast, for it will be a shield for him.”

When we are fasting, we tend to realise the pain the poor go through everyday. We start feeling more compassionate and start feeling empathy towards them. Every time you think to yourself "Wow, I'm feeling so hungry" - You're going to think of all the unfortunate who have to go through this every single day and pain of hunger that only lasts with you for a few hours, could drag on for days for them. With this it'll make you think of how unfortunate they are and you are more likely to help them and show more acts of kindness towards them. 

Fasting makes you realise the strength of your imaan. When you fast you show that you are able to give up all the haraam things for the sake of Allah (SWT). If you are able to avoid doing things that Allah has forbidden during this month, it makes one realise that they are able to do the same for the other 11 months. 

We learn to appreciate and be thankful for what we have. The greatest pleasures consist of eating, drinking and intercourse. By abstaining from these for the month you will recognise the blessings of Allah (SWT) and learn to be more grateful for them and thank Allah (SWT) for what He has given you. 



Now the other thing most commonly asked question is regarding health, if someone does not eat for so long, surely it could be unhealthy and could have an impact on their health right? Wrong. 

Obviously there are some arguments, I mean if you start and end your fasting with oily and fatty foods which are clearly unhealthy, then yes it may pose a health risk, which is why you need to eat smart during Ramadan, I will be covering this in another post I will be working on shortly, for now I'm just going to go over the main points. 
  • I'm sure we all know someone who smokes far too much, now they aren't able to indulge in such activities, it will be easier for them to do so since the people they hang around with with also be avoiding cigarettes, decreased smoking throughout the month and a possibility of them attempting to quit.
  • Following a health diet, you are able to lower your cholesterol, increasing your cardiovascular health.
  • Detoxification. When you are not eating throughout the day, you will find that you will be cleansing your body in Ramadan. When your body starts using fat for energy, it will also dispose of any toxins that could be harmful for you and present in the fat deposits. This could be the start to a perfectly health lifestyle.
  • Metabolism becomes more efficient. The amount of nutrients you will absorb from food will improve making more use of the nutrients and the body will make better use of them leading to a healthier body  overall. 


I'm not able to stress enough how important it is to start eating healthy during Ramadan but I'll save that for later and go into more depth about it in the next post I make. You are given the rare chance to cleanse your body spiritually, mentally and physically, do not mess this up. 

As for the non-Muslims, why not contact a Muslim friend who will assist you and then you too are able to participate in this blessed month? With someone supporting you along the way you will find it easy and you will also find how beneficial this could be for you, consider it. 



Friday, 21 June 2013

Jinns

If you know me well enough, you would know that this topic was obligatory. When it comes to Jinns, I always have something to say about them. I find discussions about Jinns very interesting and having your own  personal experiences with them just adds to the.. fun? I would say so anyway.

This topic is quite an interesting one. Nobody knows the complete nature of it other than Allah (SWT) which makes it even more interesting to talk about, we've only been told very few things about them through verses of the Quran, Sunnahs and Hadiths.

First I'm going to answer the question asked by many people when the topic arises, how do we know that Jinns actually exist and it's not something someone has just made up? Well obviously I've had previous experience with them, but what is there to say I'm not lying? Trust nobody.

Allah (SWT) has created many creatures, we are not alone. Some of them we know about and some we are not told about, I'm assuming for our own good. One of the beings we have been told about are Jinns, we know this because they are mentioned several times throughout the Qur'an and Sunnah. In fact in the Qur'an there is a whole Surat dedicated to Jinns and multiple verses in the Qur'an about Jinns:

And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. - Surat Adh-Dhāriyāt (The Winnowing Winds)

And the jinns did He create from a smokeless flame of fire. - Surat Ar-Raĥmān (The Beneficent)

Allah has mentioned the purpose for which He created Jinns and the essence from which the Jinns were created from in these verses which can be found in various different Hadiths, Qur'an verses and Sunnahs, which is why we know that Jinns do exist and were created for the very same reason we were by Allah.

The Arabic root meaning of Jinn is "hidden from sight". Which explains why we are unable to see, feel or touch them. The Jinn have their own world which is independent and separate to ours. It has distinct nature features which are cryptic to humans and our world.

Jinns are very similar to us in many ways, you would be surprised, to make it easier for you guys to understand and read I'm going to use bullet points, paragraphs can get annoying to read, trust me I've been there:

  • From the Hadis of the Prophet Muhammed (SAW; We are told they are created from a smokeless fire. However they are not "Actual Fire" and the fire remains a part of the nature, it's sort of hard to explain this point.
  • They live amongst us but generally tend to be found in deserted places or places which are unclean, such as toilets, bathrooms, rubbish dumps and graveyards and other places of a similar nature.
  • They have families. Just like we have a mother, father and siblings, they do too. 
  • They follow different religions just as Humans do, there are Muslim Jinns, Sikh Jinns, Hindu Jinns and Jinns of all other religions.
  • In terms of good and bad Jinns, they have a similar nature as we humans. There are good Jinns and bad Jinns, just like there are bad humans and good humans.

Okay, back to the paragraphs now the bullet points keep it too simple and I want to go into more details about things you know. Now we know the nature of Jinns and how similar they are to us, let's talk about how they are different to us. 

Allah has given Jinns powers that he has not given humans. We should not refer to these as "supernatural abilities". These are just different to the abilities that we have been given by Allah (SWT). This means in no way or form should we attribute acts or characteristics of divinity to Jinns instead of Allah (SWT) solely because they are able to do things that we are unable to do. They should be given no share of the divinity that belongs to Allah (SWT) only.

We found three types of Jinns and their powers in the Sunnah. One that flies through the air, one that takes the form of snakes, dogs and cats, and others that reside in the same place humans do. Jinns have many different characteristics and abilities different to ours which have been given to them by Allah (SWT). Regardless of this we should show them no fear.

So fear them not, but fear Me, if you are indeed believers. - Surat 'Āli `Imrān (Family of Imran)

The Jinns are a creature created by Allah (SWT) and even if all the Jinns wanted to harm you, they could cause you no harm if Allah (SWT) wanted to keep you safe. There are many other characteristics and features of Jinns however we are not told very much and there is a limited amount of information provided about them, as mentioned earlier only Allah (SWT) knows the complete nature of Jinns.

Protection from Jinns
The first thing you need to know about Jinns is that they are naturally afraid of humans despite being a creature that could crush you in milliseconds. When they sense fear, they will use it against you and are able to cause you more harm. The least you fear a Jinn, Subhan'Allah you will be more successful in dealing with them. 

If you say "Bismillah" (In the name of Allah) before entering a home, eating, drinking then this will prevent Jinn from seeing a person in inappropriate states and harming him. The Prophet (SAW) said “To put a barrier that will prevent the jinn from seeing the `awrah of the sons of Adam, let any one of you say ‘Bismillah’ when entering the toilet.” - (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 551; Saheeh al-Jami', 3611)

There are verses and Ayats you can recite to help protect you from Jinns:
  • Ayat-ul-Kursi will protect you from Jinns and scare the Jinn away.
  • Recite Surah Ikhlas, Falaq and Naas three times in the morning and evening.
  • Reciting the Manzil Dua will help cure any effects of black magic and Jinns.

What is the best thing to do for protection? Pray your Namaaz and recite Qur'an daily, there is no better form of protection. A strong faith and Imaan will result in the best protection from such harmful creatures and many other things.

The best protection from such creatures relies on the strength of your faith and Imaan. The strength of your faith will prevent Jinn from harming you till the extent that if you were to battle a Jinn, your Imaan would overcome the Jinns strength. 

Ibn Mas`ud (may Allah be pleased with him) says: “A man from among the Companions of Muhammad met a man from among the jinn. They wrestled, and the human knocked down the jinn. The human said to him, ‘You look small and skinny to me, and your forearms look like the front paws of a dog. Do all the jinn look like this, or only you?’ He said, ‘No, by Allah, among them I am strong, but let us wrestle again, and if you defeat me I will teach you something that will do you good.’ The human said, ‘Fine.’ He said, ‘Recite (the verse): “Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His throne includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is the Sublime, the Tremendous.” (Al-Baqarah: 255) The human said, ‘Fine.’ He said, ‘You will never recite this in your house but the shaytan will come out of it like a donkey breaking wind, and he will never come back in until the next morning.’” (Reported by Ad-Darami)




Saturday, 15 June 2013

Women in Islam

Women in Islam has been a sensitive topic in the recent years, ranging from remarks being made about how women should be treated like dirt according to the teachings of Islam. Let me make this perfectly clear, this is absolutely NOT the case.

Women are not treated unfairly in Islam whatsoever regardless of what you are being told by these websites who will quote half the verse meaning. They use the half-truth and utilize it as a deceptive element to bring across the completely incorrect meaning of the original quote.

As of now I am going to be keeping it nice and short whilst displaying how women are treated in Islam, there is a common misconception in which most non-Muslims are led to believe that women are treated unfairly and unjustly .

There is a common myth which leads most people to believe that Islam does not provide women with rights. If you know a Muslim woman who has been oppressed, it is not because Islam did not give it to them, it is because many alien traditions have been overshadowing the teachings of Islam, it is important to not confuse the two.

How can you make such an accusation against the beautiful religion which teaches us that Paradise lies under the feet of our mothers? Islam holds our women in high esteem and treats them like treasure.

The first two things I am going to be talking about are the Niqab and the Hijab as these are two main things which most non-Muslims are confused about and usually this is the most common topic when it comes to how women are being treated in Islam.


When it comes to the Niqab, most non-Muslims are confused and have been led to believe that the Niqab is forced upon women in Islam. They think it's incorrect to be forcing a woman to dress this way and cover herself. When in reality, most Muslim women don't mind wearing the Niqab at all and are willingly wearing it themselves as it is one of the teachings of Islam. 

Some of you may have also noticed that the Hijab or Niqab have been attracting quite the attention in headlines around the world, pointing it out to be one of the main subjugations of women in Islam. In the Quran Allah tells us that we should lower our gaze and dress modestly. He also addresses women when He tells them not to show of their adornment and draw veils over their bodies. These verses can be found in Surat An-Nūr (The Light) 24:30-31.

I guess you could say the Niqab is a form of protection, it helps Muslim women be recognised as modest women and will protect them from wrong. I'm going to use an example here to show you exactly what I mean:

If two women were walking side by side, one covered from head to toe with only the eyes show and the other wearing revealing clothing, let's say around the corner there was someone with the wrong intentions, who would catch his attention first? The one who was covered or the one wearing revealing clothing?

The Western society degrade and sexually exploit women and objectify them to the highest degree when it claims to have uplifted them, let's not forget that just under 50 years ago, in the UK or USA, a woman was not able to buy a house or car without the co-signature of either her father, or her husband. Islam gave their women this right over 1400 years ago.

The secular media has always targeted the women and used the Niqab as an example of 'subjugation' of  women under the Islamic law. This is not the case, in fact I am going to bring up some examples from history showing you how all cultures used to treat women unfairly and degrade them before Islam was spread:

  • Under the Babylonian law, if a man had murdered a women, they would kill his wife and not punish the husband instead.
  • During Greek ancient civilizations, women were always looked down upon. Ancient Greeks myths tell us that they believed a woman that went by the name of "Pandora" was the root cause of misfortune in mankind. 
  • During Roman civilization, a man had the right to take the life of his wife without being questioned or punished about it along with this, nudity and prostitution was also extremely common.
  • The Egyptian civilization considered to be evil and a sign of the devil and treated them with disrespect and looked down on them.
  • Even in Arabia, before Islam blessed Arabia the Arabs looked down upon women and it was a common cultural practise to bury a female child. When Islam spread around Arabia it gave them equality and gave humans guidelines to follow, telling them what was right and what was wrong.

When Islam was introduced to Arabia, many laws were put in place for the well-being and protection of women. The right the UK and US gave to women in the 1900s, Islam had given them over 1400 years ago. I am going to be quoting some verses from the Quran, I am sure some of you will have seen some of these used in the negative way to incite hatred. A half-truth can be deadlier than a lie.

O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should you treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the dowry you have given them - except when they have become guilty of open lewdness. On the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If you take a dislike to them, it may be that you dislike something and Allah will bring about through it a great deal of good.

The above quote is from Surat-An-Nisā' (The Women) taken directly from the Quran. The above quote shows how men are commanded to treat women and that disliking them and treating them unfairly is disallowed, also keep in mind that the greatest teacher of Islam to women and men too, was the wife of our beloved Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ), Aisha (RA).

Some people are also told lies regarding our Prophet Muhammed ( ﷺ) claiming he encouraged hatred and he used to say women were the equivalent of dirt. These are all lies which are passed around the internet to incite hatred against the religion of peace, lies made up by the enemies of Islam who want people who use the internet to research about such things to believe their lies and incite hatred against Islam. In fact here is what our Prophet Muhammed ( ﷺ) actually used to say about women:

"Fear Allah in respect of women." And: "The best of you are they who behave best to their wives." And: "A Muslim must not hate his wife, and if he be displeased with one bad quality in her, let him be pleased with one that is good." And: "The more civil and kind a Muslim is to his wife, the more perfect in faith he is."

In Islam we are taught to treat our woman like jewels. In fact when someone mentions "Jewels of Islam", a Muslim brother will instantly know you are referring to the women in Islam. When one has a jewel, they will always make sure that nothing happens to it, he will try to protect it and treat it with great care and respect. We treat our women in the same way, we treat them like jewels, we treat them with great care and respect, and we will always try to protect them and make sure they are secure.