Article ☁ Yoga Helps Me as a Muslim

‘Moving about is one of the best methods to prevent substances [clogs caused by amassed substances] the chance to accumulate. Moving heats the organs and dissipates surplus substances stopping them from accumulating with time. The body will also get used to feeling energetic and light through physical activity [practised after digestion] and would optimise the intake of food, firm up the joints and strengthen the muscles and ligaments. Moderate physical activity [which gives cheeks [a red] colour and nourishes the body] immunises the body against most ailments and mood changes, providing the activity is done at the right time and under proper circumstances.’

~ ‘Prophetic Medicine’ by  Imâm Ibnul Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah رضي الله عنه

Poem ☁ Through the Eyes of a Raven (II)

My late father Maher Abdullah (Allâh Yirĥamu) was amongst those who encouraged me to consider writing poetry seriously instead of merely secreting them away in the lonely confines of folders on my computer.

Through the Eyes of a Raven was the first poem my Dad (Allâh Yirĥamu) constructively criticised, which I wrote in April 2003.

Sadly, he wasn’t able to read the outcome, which never would’ve been possible without his constructive critique and valuable input.