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  1. Salaam everyone, I uh have been trying to reconcile something. If Adnan was the ancestor of the Quraysh and the Prophet SAW, and he existed sometime 562 BC, after Nebuchadnezzar II took out the Qedar (tribe of Ishmael pbuh, and ancestor to Quraysh purportedl) Kingdom.... and the Prophet SAW himself was born in 570 AD... This would mean there's roughly 1100+ years between them. And the Prophet SAW says his descendants are 20/21 men before from himself, all the way to Adnan. So.. There's a small contention here. This would mean on the AVERAGE age of each and every one of the prophet's forefathers at conception of the next descendant, would be 54 years old......... I'm sure some of you already realize that this is problematic. Most people have kids between the ages 20 - 30 years old. Especially in ancient culture/traditions, wives may have had kids as soon as they hit 17/18 or even younger. The Prophet SAW himself had his first child in his 30's. This is really hard to reconcile as plausible guys. It seems highly unlikely that this claim is true. Unless the first 10 or so ancestors had their patrilineal main guy at 60/70 years old, then the last 10 guys had their kids at 30/40 years old.... This wouldn't make too much sense (even that example is highly dubious). The average survival age for males back then... as you all may already know.. was 50's, 60's if one was lucky. Logically, it makes sense why culturally we have kids from a very young age: Because they didn't live too long during those times. Can anyone provide or offer some insight who is knowledgeable on the subject of the Lineages and Pre-Islamic Arabia?
  2. hello. I wonder if someone knows if the Quran mention anything about Esau, older Jacob's brother? He's mentioned in the bible, but I'd like to know if there's any shia islamic version of him. In some websites is mentioned that Isa (Jesus) is Esau, I mean that Esau and Isa are almost the same name, is that true? I've also heard that irani people say that they're not arabs, are arabs direct descendants of Ismael? Does the quran say anything about it? or the arabs have another book that registered the descendents of Ismael that at some point, it end up related the arabs as sons of Ismael, as the bible does with the jews. I'd appreciate so much If someone can answer it
  3. I have a friend who doesn't like living with her family because they are tempered and always start trouble with her for the smallest thing. They always curse and disrespect her and the parents fight 24/7. Also they really dislike her because she has an older sister that made some mistakes so she gets judged for it by her family and the Muslim community in her city. She is really sick of the drama so she doesn't know what to do anymore. But she thinks if she moves out she will be more religious and good, what advice would u give to someone in her position? Thanks!
  4. Thought some of you may be interested in this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdRc8c8jhU8
  5. TYRE is a small province on Lebanon’s border with Israel, a place of poor tobacco farmers and tin-roofed shacks. Only about half the population has enough to eat. Many say that, in the past six months, somebody in the household has spent a day without food or gone hungry to bed. But there is something odd about the burden of malnutrition. While in hungry households just over a quarter of children under five are too short for their age—a classic symptom of malnutrition—a third are overweight, malnourished in the opposite sense. Tyre is suffering malnutrition and obesity simultaneously. This “dual burden” is growing everywhere, but nowhere as quickly as in the Arab world. Between 15% and 25% of Arab children under five are too short for their age and between 5% and 15% are underweight. Almost half of pregnant Egyptian women are anaemic, reflecting an iron deficiency often caused by poor diets. Yet a survey in 2006 reckoned that 30% of Egyptian adults were obese. Obesity estimates for Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were even higher: between 35% and 45%. The most obvious explanation for this paradox is that the two problems exist in separate realms: obesity among the well-to-do, under-nutrition among the poor. Yet this is not the whole story. Obesity and malnutrition exist not only in the same country but within the same community, the same household and even, strange as it may seem, in the same person. A study by Hala Ghattas of the American University of Beirut looks at three marginal populations in Lebanon: the villages of Tyre, a group of Bedouins and Palestinian refugees. All are relatively poor, but a third of the worst-off Bedouin were still obese and another quarter were overweight. In Tyre, some villages are largely unaffected; one, called Tayr Harfa, is many times worse off than its neighbours. Problems of under- and over-nutrition appear in the same communities. But how can they appear in the same household? It is largely because of the way the body reacts to changing diets. If a woman is severely malnourished in the womb or during her first two years of life, her metabolism will change permanently. She will store spare calories as fat—an insurance against future hard times. If 20 years later the family gets a more plentiful yet still poor diet (with a lot of calories but not many micronutrients, such as iron or vitamins) she will become overweight or obese, while her children will suffer nutritional deficiency, such as anaemia or blindness. They will be undernourished and she will be obese. As countries move from extreme poverty to middle-income status, this move from starvation rations to calorie-rich, nutrition-poor diets has become more common. In Egypt, 12% of children are stunted and have obese mothers. The mothers will not escape problems from nutritional deficiency. They still have an unhealthy diet. In Egypt, Peru and Mexico, about half the women with anaemia are overweight or obese. They are simultaneously over- and underfed: too many calories, not enough micronutrients.
  6. Okay, im just wondering, not trying to be offensive, but why are so many of the Arab countries keep the names of the British colonial mandates? a little back ground on history, most of the modern Arab states, like Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Jordan..etc. were created when Britain and France drew lines in the sand after dismantling the Ottoman Caliphate. Arabs didnt really have much of a say in this even though the British had promised them independence if they back stabbed the Turks and sided with them. Instead the British and French just cut up the states. They gave them names based on what they felt it should be, like Jordan and Palestine: these names were put into place by the British and had no historical meaning in Arabic! Some others, kept their old names, like Syria for example. Im not sure about Lebanon and Iraq though, i think Lebanon might be a French name. seems like a pretty pointless issue, but im just wondering, how could a proud people like the Arabs accept names and borders given to them by a foreign occupier?
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