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August 2004 - Rajab 1425 H
Volume 17-08 No : 212
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Sunrise from the West!
Prophetic Medicines Research Centre
Kids Adopt Trees

Sunrise from the West!

Scientists talk about Retrograde Motion today, but Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) had explained this 1400 years ago.

The science of astronomy states that the speed of planet Mars has been decreasing in its course towards the eastern direction to the level we notice the “waver” between the east and the west, and on Wednesday the 30th July 2003, the planet movement stopped going towards the eastern direction. Then in the months of August 2003 and September 2003, .Mars changed its course in the opposite direction to the West- and that until the end of September, which means the sun will rise now from the west on Mars! And this weird phenomena of the opposite movement is called “Retrograde Motion” Most scientists state that all the planets will go through the same once at least and our planet Earth is one of them - the planet right next to Mars. Planet Earth will move in the opposite direction some day and the sun will rise from the west!

This might occur soon and we are unaware! Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) said: “One of the signs of the hour, the sun will rise from the west, where no longer Tauba (forgiveness) will be granted”! And the strange thing, most of our Shariah scholars mentioned that the rise of the sun from the west occurs only once, on that day, the sun will rise from the west, then again from the east, and continues until Allah wishes, and this is similar to what is happening to Mars, it stops, then it changes its course of direction for a short period of time, then returns to the way once it was.

Abu Hurayrah(RA) narrated that the messenger of Allah (Pbuh) said, “The day of the hour will not come until the sun rises from the west, if it rises and Allah places His hand at night to forgive his morning sinners, and places in the morning to forgive his night sinners until the sun rises from the west” (Muslim).

This piece of news is very important as it brings with it a great sign of warning and rememberance of the coming of a new world - the world of the Hereafter. As Muslims we should convey this Hadith to the world which was told by the Prophet (Pbuh), 1400 years ago.

(Contributed by
Arif Arshad)

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Prophetic Medicines Research Centre

Through his sheer hard work, Rehan Ansari,
A social worker has brought about path-breaking changes in the inhuman living conditions in Madanpura!

Alhamdullilah, after extensive research and experiments, we are able to present some exclusive medicines based on Tibbe Nabvi. These are:

  1. An oil for insomia, anxiety, depression and falling of hair.
  2. A capsule for weight loss.
  3. A capsule for vigour for men.
  4. A powder as replacement of sugar for diabetic patients and high blood pressure.
  5. A capsule for epilepsy and many more medicines as per your requirement.

Every product has one or two ingredients recommended by prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) with no side effects and can be used along with allopathic drugs.

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The Miracle of Talking Birds

The special design which enables birds to produce sound is Allah's blessing

By Harun Yahya

Do you not see that everyone in the heavens and Earth glorifies God, as do the birds with their outspread wings? Each one knows its prayer and glorification…(Qur’an, 24:41)

Talking, or even imitating sound, is not just a simple matter of opening and closing the mouth, as some people believe. A complex system is required for this action to take place, and all parts of this system must be synchronised in perfect working order. Birds with a talent for sound mimicry enjoy all of these requirements and demonstrate their ability in extraordinary ways.

Some of these species have a talent rarely found in any other creature except man. The best example of this are parrots, which can imitate, in addition to human speech, a wide range of sounds that even humans can’t duplicate convincingly-for example, as the creaking of a door, the cap being removed from a bottle, a ringing telephone, or a tune being whistled. This talent to imitate, observable in parrots and some other bird species, is not an ability that can be acquired by coincidence. For any living creature to imitate a sound it has heard, it needs to have complex physiological structures already in place. Particularly in the case of birds that can closely imitate the human voice in terms of tone, stress and expression, these structures must be

very sophisticated.

For a bird to reproduce a word or a melody it has heard, it needs to have an appropriate physical structure. Its sense of hearing must be functioning perfectly, and it must be able to memorize the information received by the senses and the ability to conceptualize meaning in its own terms.

People are astonished the first time they hear a parrot say “Hello!” when the phone rings, ask “Who is it?” when the doorbell rings, or greet someone familiar by name. But even though it’s an astonishing achievement for a bird to say even one word, many don’t really give it due consideration. Over time, they may even come to see it as normal and commonplace.

For a long time, it was thought

that parrots and other talking birds merely imitated, but recent research has shown these creatures to have remarkable mental abilities.

Not only does the bird see and recognize the person approaching; what’s more, the bird knows how to react to a person it knows. It remembers-and reproduces-words it associates with that person. This is evident proof that the bird has an accurate memory. If we consider that some species of birds seem to understand questions they are asked and give a seemingly logical answer, the issue becomes even more complex. One important example of this is a trained grey parrot by the name of Alex. When he’s presented with a red (rose) piece of paper and asked “What color?” he answers “rose.

A bird possessing such talents is a great wonder of creation, for birds and other animals do not have free will and reason, and do not share the human characteristics of thought, the ability to make conscious decisions and the determination to carry them out. The ability to talk and imitate sounds is taught by God to certain species of birds. These creatures do not talk because of their own rational thought, will or consciousness, but through God’s inspiration. In a verse of the Qur’an, God conveys that He is supreme over all living creatures: “… There is no creature He does not hold by the forelock…” (Qur’an, 11:56)

All the wondrous characteristics of birds that can imitate sounds are just part of the evidence God shows to man so we may witness the magnificence of His creation.

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