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In the Name of God بسم الله


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  1. Hmmmmm I see several myths being pushed in this thread, so I am going to deal with them. I should probably just write an article, but I'm too lazy right now. Some credentials? I've lost over 120 pounds in a little over a year. I did it through healthy eating and exercise, which is the only way to go. I'm still not to my personal body fat goal, but I expect to be there sometime this summer. I've also read at least a dozen books on fitness, weight training, yoga, female altheticism, etc. All this being said, here's some problems in a few of the responses-- especially related to female we
  2. Tae Kwon DO is ok, I have my eldest daughter in that right now for the past year or so. However, in terms of a martial art that does as much damage with as little effort as possible-- I'd say Jujitsu
  3. Cliffs Notes version: It's an autoimmune disease where the person's immune system attacks the myelin sheath which covers the nerve cells. You can think of myelin as something similar to the covering you see over electric wires-- when that cover is removed, electricity (or nerve impulses) can do just about anything abnormal- too much "electricity," spasms, inability to move, involuntary movement, etc. Since the spinal cord, optic nerve, and brain are also composed of nerve cells, this too eventually is effected by MS. There's more than one way that MS runs. Some folks get real bad, then can
  4. I was reading some article (who knows where it was now, I forgot) about benching. I tried out the advice and "pinched the shoulderblades together" while doing the lifts-- that helped me too... You gotta buy the Rippetoe book, it is exhaustive as heck!
  5. found some more stuff (or so wikipedia links to it) regarding permission. In this case, it may end up being an issue of marja. Anyway, I can't read it, so you'd have to get it translated: http://photo-origin.tickle.com/image/100/3...4O531984102.jpg http://www.jannaati.com/far/index.php?page...w=6&start=6 http://photo-origin.tickle.com/image/135/0...4O971296222.jpg Khamenei mentions virginity and permission, but doesn't directly adress whether you need permission if she isnt: http://www.khamenei.de/fatwas/further.htm#temporarymarriage Shirazi going in depth on this issue, in regards to bo
  6. As if anyone does a pre-marital checklist like this, lol. :P Here goes the scenario: :) : So tell me, you are divorced. In addition to your marriage, did you ever fornicate at any time? :o : say what?! :dry: : umm, ok then. Ever bow down when there was a photograph/teddy bear/pokemon card in the same room? :mad: : So now we've got to be interviewed before getting a proposal?!? *smack* (editing in) Looks like yes, permission is needed, virgin or not: http://www.mutah.com/faq_7.htm Or you can email and ask elsewhere Here's one about Jewish or Christian women and virginity and permissio
  7. I assumed it was Shimr. But how does this relate to the Health and Fitness section?
  8. good subject! I wrote one too, a while ago: http://sister-scorpion.blogspot.com/2005/0...ht-terrors.html
  9. chicken is easy, especially if you get the boneless skinless chick breasts (best for cutting- low fat this way). Seriously easy to make- cut it up and stiry fry with non-alcohol cooking spray and veggies, or wrap one of them in aluminium foil with some spices and lemon (or put in a pyrex dish and cover with foil) bake it for like 35-40 min at 350-400. There you have it. Make several at a time, and you can go a few days or just eat all chicken. I don't know much about nitrous, I'm not going to try it without more info because of my heart prob. Do you have the T-nation article? Ergh, pro
  10. My squats suck. Still working on flexibility and body weight only. Weight isn't the problem, but my ankles are verrry inflexible. Sometimes I put plates under my heels, but I'm afraid I'll end up relying on them too much. Don't like tuna fish... well you're bulking, add chicken and turkey (I bet halal turkey is on sale right now too, LOL) and even red meat, if you can get it leaner. Unfortunately, the state of halal meat in my area is horrible- most ground beef is ground fat, so I don't mess with it, lol. I cycled onto creatine again. I usually only put on 2-3 lbs of water, and it drops o
  11. hype. don't waste your money. Just do a google on stretch marks, they are a form of scarring. Theoretically you can have them surgically removed, but what a waste of money! They tend to fade in coloration over time, but no oil is going to make them disappear.
  12. care to back up any of these statements with evidence?
  13. Whoah, I come back to SC after a month, and this topic is still up on the first page, LOL! Well, here goes... comments and all that.. Girl you won't bulk up, we don't have the proper hormonal balance/androgen amounts that men do. You'll get some muscle, but you'd have to have four things to be a bulked up woman- 1)very very specific genetics 2)steroids 3)a huge caloric intake, and 4)years of hard training. All of them together, mind you! I do know a female bodybuilder online(the "physique" kind, not the skinny "figure" kind) who is steroid-free, but she's been lifting for nearly a decade a
  14. mehhh, I'm going to have to put a condition on the whole shoulders thing, personally. For women who tend to be more pear-shaped or hippy, developing the shoulders will actually give a better silhouette balance. Also, if you have a thicker waist (aha post-childbearing years, you'll see!), building up the shoulders will make it appear smaller as well. I'm for full body workout, not just developing one "part" of the body. Personally, we women are very underdeveloped in our upper body strength, and the majority of the reason is not lack of testasterone, but lack of use. Enough of the women-spec
  15. Well, when I say "whatever you want" I'm just saying use your best judgement. You said you follow Fadhlallah, so if I myself followed him, I'd probably fast when he said to. Na, I'm in the same state as the "god has 99 names" dude (different city, though). I've just always gone by Al-Khoei if I didn't see the moon myself or if it was not viewed locally. As for correctness, oh lordy, let's not go there. If everyone was so concerned about the correctness of this annual controvery, we'd see a poo storm over how "so and so is a baaad moozlim" because they happened to fast a day early or lat
  16. I always go with the Al Khoei center, their website now says it'll be on Monday. http://www.al-khoei.org/ You can always just do the "day before" intention and begin tomorrow, of course... My advice is... to do whatever you want. :!!!: This is an annual thing, it's probably the only thing I get a kick out of when shahr Ramadhan comes around (the rest is all Ramadhan brain, Ramadhan breath, etc...)
  17. Salam Alaikum I think this topic was discussed several times in the last few years. There's some good articles on the subject at the islam interfaith website, edited by Yogi Sikand. Some good information out there about these particular people
  18. who funded the research? "Focus on the Family?" *skeptical* I think modern diet and processed foods have more to do with earlier puberty than anything else.
  19. Salamun Alaikum I've always been prone to depression. However, it's fairly mild, more of a "functional depression" thing. I've taken anti depressants before, namely after 9-11 and after the death of my father several years ago, but other than that, it's not been too bad. Also, since having regular excersize this past year, I've been depressed for maybe one or two days tops. Huge difference, which makes me think that depression for *some folks* is probably a physical or chemical thing set off by circumstances... I've also had post partum depression, which is very frightening to say the lea
  20. Salamun Alaikum, I emailed several Muslim doctors last week in regards to this issue, as I have both a heart problem as well as a regular, heavy workout schedule every day. With my recent health history, it looks as though I can indeed fast, but I can't workout during the day time, especially cardio and weight lifting. It's more of a liquid thing than a food thing (ie for example working out right after suhoor is theoretically possible, but you wouldn't be able to re-stock your liquid, and so it would be baad). Anyhow, all the doctors pretty much said NO workouts during the daytime, mostly b
  21. Man, do you have any idea how many businesses in the US have the word "mecca" in it? Heck, there's a bar in Denver called "Mecca Tavern" and a suntan place called "Mecca tanning" It's pretty common, the whole implication is the "it's a place for people to go, etc" I don't know, I don't freak out over the whole "mountain to Mohammed" saying, either... Leila
  22. You can find peel-off nail polish here in the states, too. It's easier to find it online than in the stores though. There are some "kid nail polish" you can also find that peels off.
  23. I had my nose pierced back in my high school (and punk rock) days and I liked it a lot. I ended up taking it out because of a theater production I was in at the time, and it "closed up" or got too small to put the ring back in. Man, that was a long time ago, but I'd still like to get it re-done. However, back then I had it done with a piercing gun, so it happened swiftly. Nowdays, most piercings aside form the ears are done by hand using a needle, and that does NOT appeal to me. If you do decide to have it done, try to get it done with a gun. Yep, it hurts to have it done, but it's more
  24. Well, my first reaction to this is "meh." Honestly, it's not even finished yet, I'd say hold off until it's complete. It's not like we have a copyright on black cubes, otherwise there'd be a "petition online" protesting the Rubix cube.
  25. LOL I don't know why I always do that, msg boards are like letter writing to me. (hmmm, why AM I here again, anyway? D'oh!) Leila
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