Issue #69 1st November 2004
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1st November 2003

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Ramadan, the Holy month!
"O you who believe! fasting is prescribed to you as it was
prescribed to those before you, that you may learn self-restraint." - The Holy Quran [2,183]

The holy month of Ramadan is the 9th month of the Muslim calendar when all Muslims "Fast" or refrain from eating from dawn till dusk. It is also believed that during this holy month, the Quran was revealed (believed to be on the 27th day of Ramadan - "Laylat al Qadr" or "The Night of Power") to the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as a means of guidance and salvation to mankind.
It has been reported by the way of Abu Hurairah (RAA) that the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said that Allah (SWT) Says in a Hadith Al-Qudsi: "All services of the son of Adam are for him except fasting. It is for Me, and I will reward him for it. Fasting is a shield. On the day you fast, do not use obscenity, nor yell at others, nor act ignorantly towards them. However, if anyone abuses you verbally or attempts to draw you to fight with him, say 'I am fasting' two times. The Prophet (PBUH) then stated: I swore by the One (Allah) in Whose Hand is the soul of Muhammad, the breath of the faster is sweeter to Allah on the Day of the Judgment than the scent of musk.

Naved Qidwai and Nayyerain Arshad bond with wedlock at Haram (Makkah) on Thursday 14 Oct 2004.  Special to this, is the Groom family arrived on Umrah from Karachi and Bride family reached Makkah from Khobar, the Nikah Ceremony executed with few guests invited from Khobar, Riyadh and Jeddah.  A dinner was hosted by the Bride family

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- 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 4 tbsp. mayonnaise
- salt and freshly milled pepper
- 8 large slices of white bread

1. Mash the eggs with a fork or place in a food processor and pulse once or twice. Transfer to a medium bowl, add butter and mayonnaise. Stir well with a fork to blend the ingredients. Season well with salt and pepper. 
2. Spread 4 slices of bread with a thin layer of mayonnaise. Spread the remaining 4 slices with good amount of egg filling, top with the mayonnaise slices and press gently. Remove crust and cut each sandwich 2 into triangles.
3. Serve with
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Serves: 4

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Jaundice in the
New-born Baby

Do not be alarmed if the whites of your baby's eyes and their skin turns a slight yellow colour after 3 days. This is a condition called jaundice and is caused because your baby's liver cannot work fast enough to dispose of a pigment called bilirubin. Premature babies are more likely to suffer from jaundice.
It usually clears up after a few days and this can be aided by exposure to sunlight (through a window).You may also be encouraged to feed your baby as often as possible. Sometimes when the bilirubin levels are very high a baby may need to be exposed to controlled amounts of ultra violet light in the form of phototherapy. Ultra violet breaks down the pigment levels in the skin. This will be carried out in hospital. Your baby will be placed in a special crib sometimes in Special Care. This is a routine treatment and is very effective.

Constipation can lead to haemorrhoids, which are engorged blood vessels around the anus and are commonly known as piles. They tend to occur during pregnancy due to pressure from the uterus, which restricts blood flow to the rectum.
Your pharmacist can recommend a cream or suppository that can be safely used in pregnancy.
A high fibre diet and plenty of fluids will help to avoid constipation, thus helping to avoid piles.
If you are unfortunate enough to suffer with piles during pregnancy ice packs covered with a soft cloth on the area can also provide relief.

Check for New Graphics Drivers

Having a problem with an application crashing all the time, or do you have an application which appears with faulty graphics or text? The problem may be a graphics driver that is incompatible with a piece of software you are running or with other hardware. Fortunately, there may be a fix. Although we do not recommend *always* getting the "latest and greatest" of things, here is one exception.
The software that is used to communicate between your graphics card and your operating system is called your graphics card driver. When you have free time, check your manufacturers' websites to see if upgrades have been placed online. These upgrades may increase performance, fix bugs, or both.
Here are some websites of interest: - Diamond Multimedia - Matrox - S3 Cards - Cards based on the 3dfx (Voodo) chipset

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Blood pressure is the rate at which the blood is pumped through the walls of the arteries, veins and heart. High Blood Pressure or Hypertension, refers to a greater than normal force of blood against the blood vessels. Over a prolonged period, it leads to the hardening of the blood vessels and loss of elasticity. This condition is called Arteriosclerosis. It may further lead to more serious and fatal complications like heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and brain hemorrhage. High blood pressure is often without symptoms, however, a person with hypertension may experience dizziness, anxiety, anger, nervousness, sleeplessness, fatigue, headache, breathlessness or difficulty breathing, nose bleed and intestinal complaints.
Diet control, stress management and exercise are the first approaches to normalize the BP. Here, we shall restrict ourselves to the role of Aromatherapy in treating high blood pressure. Many essential oils have a very positive effect on the Cardiovascular System. Using these oils in massages or baths, on an almost daily basis, can be very effective. The essential oils that help normalize high blood pressure are: Lavender, Clarysage, Lemon, Marjoram, Ylang ylang, Melissa, Juniper berry and Geranium. These oils can also be added to a body cream. Applying the cream to the chest and the soles of the feet every night can make a great deal of difference.

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Marjoram        3 drops
Lavender         2 drops
Ylang ylang   2 drops
Soak for at least 15-20 minutes, rinse off without using soap.

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 Lessons from Ramadan

How are you and how is the fasting going. The half of the holy month of Ramadan has already passed. Our holy prophet said that the one who gets this month and is still not able to get his sins forgiven, is a real loser. This month is also a period of training for the Muslims. We as humans are weak and vulnerable to go astray. We are fooled easily by devil. The more we loosen our association with Allah and become careless of His commandments, the easier for the devil to tempt us to wrong. In this holy month Allah opens special doors of blessings and forgiveness. Devil is tied and Muslims are saved from its evil temptations, thus making it easier for us to obey Allah and religion.
In holy month we fast only for Allah Almighty. He is our Sustainer. He has blessed us with numerous blessings ranging from health, wealth to wisdom. By fasting we are thanking Allah for His blessings. When we fast we try to keep away from all forbidden things. We avoid telling lies, cheating, backbiting and all other such deeds. We also refrain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset, in spite of the hunger pangs and desire to drink. This abstinence from food is meant for Allah. It also makes us realize how it feels to be hungry. It makes us realize the agony which the poor people of this world go through. When we fast, we eat stomach full before the morning prayers and we are aware of the yummy things that will be there after evening prayers, but the hunger stricken people are those who starve for days, who never have enough to eat, and they mostly do not know from where and when the next food will come.
The thirst we face should also remind us of the Day of Judgment when the intense heat of sun will make everyone thirsty and there will be no shade except the shade of "chair" of Allah. Even drinking oceans of water will not be able to quench the thirst. Only those who are blessed will be the ones saved from this distress by Him.
This holy month is meant to be an exercise for Muslims. It is the time for each of us to analyze ourselves and find after this month's training if we are a better person than before. Are we observing more religious duties? Are we reading the holy Qur’an daily? Is there any improvement in our attitude with the world in general and Muslims in particular? Are we more dutiful? Set your own goals for this blessed month and see how much you are able to change yourself for good. May Allah help us avail this holy month fully? Ameen

Mrs. Amna Tariq
Makkah Mukarramah Ramadan 13, 1425H

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