Friday, May 14, 2010

SIFAT-SIFAT MAZMUMAH

 Sifat-sifat Mazmumah

1. Syarrut ta‘am (banyak makan)
·         Iaitu terlampau banyak makan atau minum ataupun gelojoh ketika makan atau minum.
·         Makan dan minum yang berlebih-lebihan itu menyebabkan seseorang itu malas dan lemah serta membawa kepada banyak tidur. Ini menyebabkan kita lalai daripada menunaikan ibadah dan zikrullah.
·         Makan dan minum yang berlebih-lebihan adalah ditegah walaupun tidak membawa kepada lali daripada menunaikan ibadah kerana termasuk di dalam amalan membazir.

2. Syarrul kalam (banyak bercakap)
·         Iaitu banyak berkata-kata atau banyak bercakap.
·         Banyak berkata-kata itu boleh membawa kepada banyak salah, dan banyak salah itu membawa kepada banyak dosa serta menyebabkan orang yang mendengar itu mudah merasa jemu.

3. Ghadhab (pemarah)
·         Ia bererti sifat pemarah, iaitu marah yang bukan pada menyeru kebaikan atau menegah daripada kejahatan.
·         Sifat pemarah adalah senjata bagi menjaga hak dan kebenaran. Oleh kerana itu, seseorang yang tidak mempunyai sifat pemarah akan dizalimi dan akan dicerobohi hak-haknya.
·         Sifat pemarah yang dicela ialah marah yang bukan pada tempatnya dan tidak dengan sesuatu sebab yang benar.

4. Hasad (dengki)
·         Iaitu menginginkan nikmat yang diperolehi oleh orang lain hilang atau berpindah kepadanya.
·         Seseorang yang bersifat dengki tidak ingin melihat orang lain mendapat nikmat atau tidak ingin melihat orang lain menyerupai atau lebih daripadanya dalam sesuatu perkara yang baik. Orang yang bersifat demikian seolah-olah membangkang kepada Allah subhanahu wata‘ala kerana mengurniakan sesuatu nikmat kepada orang lain.
·         Orang yang berperangai seperti itu juga sentiasa dalam keadaan berdukacita dan iri hati kepada orang lain yang akhirnya menimbulkan fitnah dan hasutan yang membawa kepada bencana dan kerosakan.

5. Bakhil (kedekut)
·         Iaitu menahan haknya daripada dibelanjakan atau digunakan kepada jalan yang dituntut oleh agama.
·         Nikmat yang dikurniakan oleh Allah subhanahu wata‘ala kepada seseorang itu merupakan sebagai alat untuk membantu dirinya dan juga membantu orang lain. Oleh yang demikian, nikmat dan pemberian Allah menjadi sia-sia sekiranya tidak digunakan dan dibelanjakan sebagaimana yang dikehendaki oleh Allah subhanahu wata‘ala. 
·         Lebih-lebih lagi dalam perkara-perkara yang menyempurnakan agama seperti zakat, mengerjakan haji dan memberi nafkah kepada tanggungan, maka menahan hak atau harta tersebut adalah suatu kesalahan besar di sisi agama.

6. Hubbul jah (kasihkan kemegahan)
·         Iaitu kasihkan kemegahan, kebesaran dan pangkat.
·         Perasaan inginkan kemegahan dan pangkat kebesaran menjadikan perbuatan seseorang itu tidak ikhlas kerana Allah.
·         Akibat daripada sifat tersebut boleh membawa kepada tipu helah sesama manusia dan boleh menyebabkan seseorang itu membelakangkan kebenaran kerana menjaga pangkat dan kebesaran.

7. Hubbud dunya (kasihkan dunia)
·         Ia bermaksud kasihkan dunia, iaitu mencintai perkara-perkara yang berbentuk keduniaan yang tidak membawa sebarang kebajikan di akhirat.
·         Banyak perkara yang diingini oleh manusia yang terdiri daripada kesenangan dan kemewahan. Di antara perkara-perkara tersebut ada perkara-perkara yang tidak dituntut oleh agama dan tidak menjadi kebajikan di akhirat.
·         Oleh yang demikian, kasihkan dunia itu adalah mengutamakan perkara-perkara tersebut sehingga membawa kepada lalai hatinya daripada menunaikan kewajipan-kewajipan kepada Allah. 
·         Namun begitu, menjadikan dunia sebagai jalan untuk menuju keredhaan Allah bukanlah suatu kesalahan.

8. Takabbur (sombong)
·         Iaitu membesarkan diri atau berkelakuan sombong dan bongkak.
·         Orang yang takabbur itu memandang dirinya lebih mulia dan lebih tinggi pangkatnya daripada orang lain serta memandang orang lain itu hina dan rendah pangkat. 
·         Sifat takabbur ini tiada sebarang faedah malah membawa kepada kebencian Allah dan juga manusia dan kadangkala membawa kepada keluar daripada agama kerana enggan tunduk kepada kebenaran.

9. ‘Ujub (bangga diri)
·         Iaitu merasai atau menyangkakan dirinya lebih sempurna.
·         Orang yang bersifat ‘ujub adalah orang yang timbul di dalam hatinya sangkaan bahawa dia adalah seorang yang lebih sempurna dari segi pelajarannya, amalannya, kekayaannya atau sebagainya dan ia menyangka bahawa orang lain tidak berupaya melakukan sebagaimana yang dia lakukan. 
·         Dengan itu, maka timbullah perasaan menghina dan memperkecil-kecilkan orang lain dan lupa bahawa tiap-tiap sesuatu itu ada kelebihannya.

10. Riya’ (menunjuk-nunjuk)
·         Iaitu memperlihatkan dan menunjuk-nunjuk amalan kepada orang lain.
·         Setiap amalan yang dilakukan dengan tujuan menunjuk-nunjuk akan hilanglah keikhlasan dan menyimpang dari tujuan asal untuk beribadah kepada Allah semata-mata.

·         Orang yang riya’ adalah sia-sia segala amalannya kerana niatnya telah menyimpang disebabkan inginkan pujian daripada manusia.

Sifat sombong merupakan sifat batin (mazmumah) yang paling keji. Bahkan ia adalah sifat batin yang sangat jahat. Fitrah semula jadi manusia tidak suka kepada orang yang bersifat sombong ini. Hati yang benci-membenci tentulah tidak ada kasih sayang, akhirnya tidak wujud perpaduan.





Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Health Food

I tried to work out on the following food daily except salmon [costly] which I take at times, they're really helped.

1. Berries
All berries are low in sugar and high in fiber. Blueberries have been shown to increase memory in lab studies, and raspberries and strawberries are loaded with ellagic acid, a powerful antioxidant that seems to have some anti-cancer properties, according to the American Cancer Society.

2. Beans
Beans are extremely high in fiber, which helps to control weight, prevent or manage diabetes and blood sugar, and may help prevent colon cancer and protect against heart disease. The National Institute of Medicine recommends 25-38 grams of fiber a day. The average American gets only 4-11 grams. One cup of beans provides 11-17 grams.

3. Nuts
Some of the largest and most important long-term studies of diet and health have shown that eating nuts several times a week is consistent with a risk of heart attack and heart disease that is 30%-50% lower than the general population. Just one ounce of nuts-almonds, macadamia, Brazil , walnuts, pecans-eaten three to five times a week seems to be the magic number.

4. Wild Salmon
Fish is the ultimate anti-aging food. Cold-water fatty fish like wild salmon, sardines, mackerel and herring contain omega-3 fats that protect the brain and the heart, improve mood, and lower blood pressure and triglycerides.

5. Raw Milk
Raw, organic milk nearly always comes from grass-fed cows and contains high levels of cancer-fighting CLA (conjugated linolenic acid) as well as a rich assortment of vitamins, minerals and beneficial bacteria (like Lactobacillus acidophilus)

6. Grass-Fed
Meat from grass-fed cows has a much different fat profile than ordinary supermarket meat: high in omega-3s, lower in potentially harmful omega-6s and loaded with CLA, a kind of fat known for its anti-cancer activity. A superb source of protein and vitamin B12, it's also missing the antibiotics, steroids and hormones found in the meat that comes from feedlot farms.

7. Eggs
Considered by many to be nature's most perfect food, the egg is high in protein and relatively low in calories. The yolk contains choline, one of the most important nutrients for the brain, as well as lutein and xeazanthin, two critical nutrients for eye health. Brassica Vegetables Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and kale all contain plant compounds called indoles that help reduce the risk of cancer. In addition to a stunning range of vitamins and minerals, they also contain sulforaphane, an important plant chemical that helps the body detoxify health-damaging chemicals.

8. Apples
Not only do they keep the doctor away, they also appear to do the same for lung cancer, diabetes and asthma. An apple contains five grams of fiber and a rich blend of nutrients including the bone-building vitamin K and the anti-inflammatory nutrient quercetin. And there's no better way to control your appetite than an apple eaten about half an hour before a big meal.

9. Onions and Garlic
In an impressive number of published studies, the consumption of onions and garlic has demonstrated protective effects against stomach, prostate and esophageal cancer. Along with broccoli, tea and apples, onions and garlic are among a select group of foods found to reduce mortality from heart disease by 20%.

10. Pomegranate Juice
Called "a natural Viagra" by researchers at Tel Aviv University, pomegranate juice is loaded with antioxidants. Studies show it can reduce blood pressure and plaque in the arteries. New research indicates it also slows the progression of tumors.. Four to eight ounces a day is highly recommended.

11. Green Tea
Though all teas are great for you, green tea has a unique profile of plant chemicals that have anti-cancer activity. It's now fairly established that green tea may help prevent the following types of cancers in humans: bladder, colon, esophagus, pancreas, rectum and stomach. If that's not enough, it also appears to help with weight control.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Honey and Cinnamon

Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. It will do what some call turning to sugar. In reality honey is always honey. However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will do what I rather call "crystallizing". When this happens I loosen the lid, boil some water, and sit the honey container in the hot water, turn off the heat and let it liquefy. It is then as good as it ever was. Never boil honey or put it in a microwave. To do so will kill the enzymes in the honey.

Honey & Cinnamon
Bet the drug companies won't like this one getting around. Facts on Honey and Cinnamon: It is found that a mixture of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases.

Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, in its issue dated 17 January, 1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES:
Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also, those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack... Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and veins.

ARTHRITIS:
Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their
patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS:
Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

CHOLESTEROL:
Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS:
Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.

UPSET STOMACH:
Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.

GAS:
According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that if Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM:
Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION:
Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

INFLUENZA:
A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural 'Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY:
Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increase and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old....

PIMPLES:
Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS:
Apply honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected areas cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

WEIGHT LOSS:
Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER:
Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.

FATIGUE:
Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.

BAD BREATH:
People of South America, first thing in the morning, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS:
Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing. Remember when we were kids? We had toast with real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it!