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Fasting and The Eucharist: Catholic Participation in the Sacrifice of Christ - Fasting and The Eucharist: Catholic Participation in the Sacrifice of Christ Christ, as the ultimate sacrifice in Christianity, gave his own life for the benefit of others. His self-sacrifice continues to this day to be celebrated in the Catholic Mass. Through communion, or receiving the Eucharist, one is able to actively partake of the fruits of that sacrifice. But how does one follow Jesus’ example. One surely cannot strive for the same kind of physical death that Jesus experienced. Thus, practice of another form of self-sacrifice becomes necessary....   [tags: Religion Religious Fasting Papers]
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Fasting in the Christian and Muslim Faiths - Would one dare to go a day without food. Food in the twenty first century can be used as medicine, energy and center piece for social gatherings. However in many religions people take time to separate themselves from such consumption in an activity called fasting. The practice of fasting is incorporated in several denominations of Christianity, the Muslim faith, and Hinduism. Fasting can be personal and completed any time of year or seen specific times of year in forms of a holiday. In particular some denominations of Christianity people celebrate Lent whereas Muslims commemorate receiving the Quran by celebrating Ramadan....   [tags: Islam and Christianity]
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Taking a Look at Feasting and Fasting - ... Health complications also arise with fasting, including electrolyte imbalances, thinning hair, potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmias and renal failure. Death occurs if fasting is pursued to the point of complete starvation. Changes in blood chemistry during fasting, in combination with certain medications, may have dangerous effects, such as increased chance of acetaminophen poisoning. The monks are a particularly interesting group when it comes to their customs of eating… In Catholicism, a branch of Christianity, during the practice of lent practicing Catholics will abstain from a certain item whether it be food, sexual activities, or something that is interfering with their relationshi...   [tags: religious rites and beliefs]
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Fasting as a Complement to Chemotherapy - ... The outcome of a combination of both chemotherapy and fasting turned out pretty good. According to Professor Longo, 20% to 40% of long-termed survival was achieved. Evidently, fasting heightens the chemotherapy benefits. Most of the people hold on to the wrong concept that human can survive without food for a couple of days. In fact, with water, people can actually survive for 40 days, suggested by Professor Longo. A personalised specific treatment had been introduced based on this concept. During the fasting period, normal cells perform well compared to cancer cells as they are more capable to adapt in such adverse environment....   [tags: cancer, results, research ]
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The Benifits of Fasting. - Topic:The Health Benefits of Fasting The Health Benefits of Fasting Will Carroll There has been much contention in the scientific field about whether or not fasting is beneficial to one's health. Fasting is an integral part of many of the major religions including Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Many are dubious as to whether the physiological effects are as beneficial as the spiritual promoted by these religions. There is a significant community of alternative healers who believe that fasting can do wonders for the human body....   [tags: essays research papers] 1119 words
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The Difficulties of Fasting in a Non-Islamic Country - The Difficulties of Fasting in a Non-Islamic Country This week I have watched a very influential video about fasting in Ramadan as an American. This video helped me understand more about the hardships people go through while fasting in a non-Islamic country. It also helped me think more about why exactly, as a Muslim, do I fast in this particular month. It also shows the great importance in coming together as a family to break the fast together. Ramadan teaches us as Muslims why we fast exactly and what its significance towards Allah....   [tags: Ramadan, Islam] 582 words
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Fasting: Body Cleansing or Starving - Fasting: Body Cleansing or Starving The Purpose of Fasting Fasting is a body cleansing procedure during which food is restricted and only liquids are consumed. Strictly water fasts are the most brutal; herbal teas and juices made from fresh fruits and vegetables are consumed during a more liberal fast. Juice fasting is the preferred method amongst many doctors and European fasting clinics, perhaps because it is less harsh than other treatment plans. Today in the Western Hemisphere, many chronic health problems result from bad eating habits....   [tags: Health Religion Papers]
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Fasting - Fasting The holy month of Ramadan is a time of devotion, and a time of full commitment to worshiping god. This month is one of the greatest months, which Muslims all around the world experience, for it brings them closer to god, and closer to feeling what the unfortunate suffer from as we fast the whole day from dawn to dusk. This holy month is not only about fasting, and worshiping god, but it is also about sharing the moments together and being kind, for it brings many families together to share those indefinable moments....   [tags: Papers] 330 words
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Prayer and Fasting: Traditions That Cross the Barriar of Religions - In today’s world there are hundreds of religions with thousands of traditions and practices. Many of these religions share the same roots, but have diverged so much over the years that the only thing in common is the God they worship. When observing two major religions of India, Hinduism and Buddhism, one can see that there are several similarities, such as the polytheistic worship, but to the uneducated, the two religions may seem very different and distinct with little in common. In fact the major thing that Buddhism has in common with Hinduism is its roots....   [tags: Religion ] 1427 words
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Holy Fasting - People who have willingly chosen to become Jesus disciples are required to partake in the fellowship of Christs sufferings. While we are not meant to nail ourselves on the cross and re-live the suffering by Jesus at Calvary, yet we are asked by God to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him. Fasting, from many years even before Christ, was a symbol of a person humbling him or her self to show God that he or she is sincere in seeking Gods blessings. Fasting is serious business, but it can be approached with the wrong motives....   [tags: Religion Christian] 1424 words
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Cardiac Catheterization Should have a Liberalized Preoperative Fasting Protocol - In medicine, there are innumerous amounts of tests and procedures performed every day. These procedures irrespective of how invasive or noninvasive they are require patients to be ‘Nil per Oral’ (NPO) for several hours prior to the procedure. Traditionally fasting preoperatively has been mandatory to prevent any risks related to aspiration during anesthesia. When anesthesia is induced in patients, it inhibits the patients cough and swallow reflex posing a higher risk for the patient to aspirate any gastric contents....   [tags: Nil per Oral (NPO)]
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Social Realism in Anita Desai’s Cry, the Peacock and Fasting, Feasting - Literature is the medium of expression of ideas of the social milieu. The literary people, novelists used literature as a weapon to express their concern of society. Anita Desai who is known for her existential themes and social realism is a contemporary novelist, whose predicament is to make the women as an individual entity. The present paper studies the social reality in the novels Cry, the Peacock and Fasting, Feasting. The pathetic life of the women portrayed by Desai is marvelous, but the psyche of women protagonist is really heart ranching....   [tags: Social Realism]
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Hunger: An Unnatural History by Sharman Apt Russell - Even though fasting is a controversial topic that has the whole world at odds with one another, Hunger: An Unnatural History by Sharman Apt Russell is informative and inspiring in that of the significance it has on the human race as well as the professional book reviews that help give insight into the problem of hunger. Everyday people in third world countries starve to death based on the fact that their countries simply don’t have enough resources or that their leaders only take office for their own personal gain instead of trying to actually help their country....   [tags: hunger, fasting, dieting]
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Comparison and Contrast between American and Indian Families - ... The limited time frame in which Arun lives with the Pattons does not provide extensive insight of the family’s life. Because of this particular way that Desai chose to write about the Pattons, the reader is led to believe that affiliations with extended family are inexistent in the American family’s household. The consolidated nature of Indian families gives extended family members the power to have great influence over their younger relatives. If this aspect of Indian family life holds true, then it is natural for parents to have a colossal amount of influence over their children....   [tags: Fasting and Feasting by Anita Desai] 1436 words
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Taking a Look at Paapmochni Ekadashi - ... Lord Vishnu is mainly worshipped on Ekadashi Fasts. Method: The method of observing Paapmochni Ekadashi fast is same as other Ekadashi fasts and it is clearly described in ‘Harivasara’. The proper method and strictness of Ekadasi fast is difficult to follow in modern times. Devotees observe a full day fast on Ekadashi day. They pray to Lord Vishnu, chant mantras and Krishna songs. In various temples special gatherings are organized where lectures are held on Bhagwat Gita .It is believed that chanting and fasting together forms a protection layer around devotee’s body....   [tags: fasting holidays in Hinduism] 556 words
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Asceticism - The Joy of Fasting, Flagellation and Self-mutilation - Asceticism - The Joy of Fasting, Flagellation and Self-mutilation In order to achieve a spiritual understanding, people have subjected themselves to extreme self denial through fasting, flagellation and self-mutilation (The Columbia Encyclopedia). This practice of self mortification is known as asceticism. Asceticism has been known to exist since the commencement of recorded religion. This zealous religious practice is associated with many religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity (The Columbia Encyclopedia)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Enduring Ramadan in College - ... What students should take into consideration is that these spiritual activities are not limited to vising sacred places where they can be close to god, but they should make their lives sacred by their intentions and actions. Some advices that student must take into consideration is not to waste their energy on unnecessary activities. Should always have healthy food. Students should never skip Suhur as it gives the student the energy for the day. Also students should take into consideration sleeping early to not miss Suhur time and to not be late for the classes....   [tags: spiritual, muslim, fasting] 567 words
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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart versus Fasting and Feasting by Anita Dasai - From the title of the story “ Things Fall Apart ” and from the name of the author Chinua Achebe ,who is one of the most eminent post-colonial writers, readers can predict what this novel is going to talk about. This book is mostly concerned with the coming of imperialism to a tribe called “ Igbo” in Africa and its social complexity. When I first read this book , I see a lot of similarities and differences in comparison to “Fasting , Feasting”, which particularly focuses on life in India after the period of colonialism....   [tags: essays research papers] 2404 words
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Franz Kafka an Artis Hungry for Pride - ... To him, there are “no limits to his capacity for fasting” (Kafka 200). The clock in the cage further demonstrates how much pride the Hunger Artist carries with how much time he spends fasting. When the Hunger Artist decides to join the circus, he requests that his cage be situated not as “the star attraction somewhere in the middle of the arena, but would move him outside in some other readily accessible spot near the animal stalls” (Kafka 203). His request shows that he yearns to attract attention....   [tags: literary analysis, metamorphosis]
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To Fast or Not to Fast? - To Fast or Not to Fast. Introduction "Rapid weight loss", "quick and easy weight loss", "preventative", "therapeutic" and "low cost"; with these guarantees, who would not want to attempt a seemingly unchallenging fasting diet!. According to a report on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) web site, as of 1995, tens of millions of Americans are dieting at any given time, in the process spending more than $33 billion annually on weight-reduction products. Are you playing the weight loss game. Here I will identify weight-loss programs advertised on the internet, discuss their claims to success, highlight specific fallacious claims, and report on findings of both the FDA and various medical...   [tags: Weight Loss Dieting Diet Papers]
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Introduction to Islamic Religion - Like any religion, Islam has a wide variety of beliefs, and with those beliefs come acts to show one’s beliefs. These acts are known as the Five Pillars of Islam, and while these pillars are varied, they are all incredibly important in Islam. One of the more interesting pillars is the act of sawm, or fasting during the month of Ramadan. This special event is a special break from food, drink, and negative activities. As fasting occurs for one full month of the year, there are many effects of the fast on the individual and society—both positive and negative....   [tags: five pillars, ramadan]
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What is Hypertriglyceridemia? - ... People with overflow of visceral adipose tissue usually have high triglyceride and low levels of HDL-C. About 80% of obese men have hyperinsulinemia, high levels of apo B and small, dense LDL particles. These three things can increase the risk of having cardiovascular disease by up to 20 times. Moreover, people resistant to insulin without type 2 diabetes is associated with a number of metabolic abnormalities called the metabolic syndrome. This is seen in individuals with central obesity which is caused by glucose intolerance....   [tags: triglyceride, high concentration, blood]
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The Feast of Ramadan - The Feast of Ramadan (a) (i) What is meant by fasting. According to Webster's Dictionary, a fast is defined as: "To abstain from all food." "To eat only sparingly or of certain kinds of food, especially as a religious observance." "An abstinence from food, or a limiting of one's food, especially as a religious observance." "A day of period of fasting." - Webster's Collegiate Dictionary From the dictionary, we can understand that fasting has something to do with abstaining from something during a certain period of time....   [tags: Papers] 1184 words
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Use of Hemoglobin A1C to Diagnose Diabetes - ... Hemoglobin A1c and Race/Ethnicity In the study by Carson et al. (2010) participants with a HbA1c ≥ 6.5% and fasting glucose < 126 mg/dl were younger and more likely to be of non-Hispanic black race. Similarly, a study comparing African Americans, Caucasians, and Hispanics found that out of three ethnicities African Americans had a significantly higher HbA1c (P < 0.001). The difference in the mean HbA1c among the three ethnic groups are: African Americans showing the highest HbA1c levels (5.55 ± 0.45), Caucasians showing the lowest HbA1c levels (5.28 ± 0.36), and Hispanics showing middle HbA1c levels (5.38 ± 0.38) (Nowicka et al., 2011)....   [tags: glycemic management]
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Ori Hofmekler: The Warrior Diet Ideology - The Warrior Diet may sound self-explanatory, however I would argue that not only is it more than a diet, but that it is a beneficial way of life. The Warrior diet began when a man in the Israeli Special Forces decided that the standard way of eating was not working for him, a modern day warrior (Hofmekler). The name of that man was Ori Hofmekler (Hofmekler). During his training in the Special Forces Ori realized that the standard three meals a day was not going to fit into his hectic schedule (Hofmekler)....   [tags: fitness, well being, life style]
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Analysis of Caroline Walker Bynum´s Holy Feast and Holy Fast - ... Finally, in order to demonstrate comparatively how the role of Eucharistic devotion and extreme fasting was not nearly as prominent a theme among men as it was with women, Bynum also explores the presence (or lack thereof) of food-related motifs in the vitae of male saints. The third and final section, ‘The Explanation,’ wherein rests the chapter this review is most concerned with, is used by Bynum to draw out a handful of conclusions from the literary evidence gathered in previous chapters....   [tags: Medieval, Women, Food] 1797 words
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Eating Disorders and the Media - According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, “the body type portrayed in advertising as the ideals is possessed naturally by only 5% of American females.” (“ANAD”) Body image has been a controversial theme because of the influence of the media. It is a widely known fact that eating disorder cases are on the rise. The concept of body image is a subjective matter. The common phrase, “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,” holds true meaning in this sense. One’s view and value of their body is self-imposed....   [tags: Anorexia, bulemia, ]
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The Fast of Ramadan - The Fast of Ramadan Muslims wake up before sunrise about two hours earlier and have some food. There is no limit on how much you can eat, but it is better not to eat too much because you wont be able to feel the hunger and thirst of the poor Muslims that are in need. During the 30 days of Ramadan, between sunrise and sunset, Muslims are forbidden from eating, drinking, smoking and engaging in sexual relations during the hours of daylight. This is a sacred time for worship and concentration on the Islamic faith, rather than everyday activities....   [tags: Papers] 724 words
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The Evaluation and Ranking of Websites for their Suitability as a Scientific Reference for the Topic of Alternative Medicine - INTRODUCTION Diabetes mellitus, known simply as diabetes, is a widespread disease in which blood glucose levels increase due to a deficiency in insulin secretion or a decreased cell response to insulin (Reece et al., 2011). Blood glucose is not regulated, as the insufficient amount of insulin created is unable to process and break down the blood glucose in our body (Bailey, 2008). The two common types of diabetes mellitus are type 1 and type 2, in which, respectively, insulin production is absent and there is cell resistance to insulin (Kishore, 2012)....   [tags: Treatment of Diabetes, widespread disease]
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Indonesia and the Misconceptions of Muslim Women and how it Parallels to Muslim Women in America - Muslim women have often been stereotyped in westernized civilizations as heavily veiled women who do no more than tend to their household and children. According to Camilla Fawzi El-Sohl’s book titled Muslim women’s choices: religious belief and social reality, this is simply not true anymore as it pertains to the contemporary Muslim women. This concept of the Muslim women may have been true in the past or even true of certain groups in certain Muslim societies but it has little relevance to understanding the everyday lives of these Muslim women....   [tags: Culture]
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The Importance of Lent in the Church Today - ... A perfect example of this statement can be found in the scripture reference 40 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. 41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (New International Version, Matt 26:40-43) It stands true today that although the spirit is willing the flesh is too weak. Despite this we should still strive to become more holy....   [tags: catholisism, christian religion holidays]
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The Significance of Ritual and Sacred Objects - Sam Veda once said, “Rituals that are performed with the desire of attaining salvation also helps a man to achieve growth and progress in this world.” Rituals play an integral part in every religion and the lives of its followers. These rituals develop followers into better people and link them with the divine. Ramadan is a month long religious ritual that holds great importance for the Muslim community. In order to learn more about this ritual I attended a service at mosque during Ramadan earlier this year....   [tags: Islam ]
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Innovations in Diabetes: A1C Hemoglobin Testing - Since the first diagnosis of diabetes researchers have been attempting to find easier methods of diagnosing the severity of a patient’s diabetes. The only way was to have a patient take his or her blood sugar several times everyday take those results and place them in a daily journal. They would then have to take the results presented by the patient and place them either into a computer program for results evaluation or they would have to do the more tedious results of breaking down the results using a calculator....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Acupunture and Meformine to Treat Diabetes - ... The treatment group is given Metformin 500mg tablet 2 times daily and acupuncture three times a week for 6 weeks, using Huanqiu steril acupuncture needles, specification 0.25 x 40 mm (1.5 cun). The acupuncture point principle use Zusanli (ST36) Location 1 finger breadth lateral to lower end of tibia tuberosity. Puncture – 1 cun perpendicularly and Taibai (Sp 3) Location - Posterior and inferior to head of 1st metatarsal bone at border of two colon of skin. Both group activities, exercise and diet as usual with no change....   [tags: glucose, indonesia, research] 836 words
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Regulations of Hindu Diets - ... Foods such as greens, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, honey, plant oil extract etc. In general, very natural whole foods are thought to create a feeling of relaxation and nobility. These Sattvic foods are thought to nourish the body well, create focus, and maximize energy. This focus and energy, in turn, could help a person seek wisdom and increase in spirituality. The next food group is the tamasic foods. This type of food is thought to create lethargy and overall negative emotions....   [tags: food, prayers, spirituality] 850 words
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A Hunger Artist by Kafka - A Hunger Artist by Kafka "A Man of Art and Spirituality" In Kafka's " A Hunger Artist," art is not used in its conventional context. Kafka illustrates the interdependency of the audience and the hunger artist, and especially his need for attention. It is through the audience that the hunger artist is fulfilled, but because he cannot communicate the sincerity of his performance he is always left dissatisfied. The definition of artist according to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language is "Any person who performs his work as if it were an art." This is a perfect example of the hunger artist as he approaches his work with passion and devotion....   [tags: Papers] 503 words
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Similarities and Differencces between Christianity and Islam - ... However, through Christian teachings the meaning of trinity is brought out through the concept of love. Love cannot exist in seclusion ’God is Love’; hence God cannot exist in one form. This is considered blasphemous according t the Muslim religion but according to Christians God must exist in different perfect forms so as to implement love (renard, 20). 2. The understanding of revelation Christians believe that God revealed himself to us in form of his son Jesus Christ as a way to redeem us from sin and break the bonds of sin....   [tags: religious beliefs and practices]
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Cultural Differences and Intercultural Communication Challenges - ... These misconceptions and misrepresentations were the driving force that made me want to interview this gentleman for my cultural comparison report. As I approached my interviewee I explained to him my assignment and asked if he would be willing to answer a couple question about his culture. He eagerly agreed and seemed very happy that someone was generally interested in understanding his life. My cultural experience started almost immediately. When conversing with David in public the stigma was almost unbearable....   [tags: cultural identity, cultural history]
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The General Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus - A person suffer from diabetes mellitus has high blood sugar if left untreated. Explain diabetes, blindness and kidney failure Diabetes Definition and diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus. Nowadays many people, especially in the developed nations though not solely, suffer from diabetes. American Diabetes Association (2014) had studied that diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders and which reveal themselves by causing problems in insulin action/-secretion or both and results in dysfunction and eventually failure of many organs....   [tags: blurry vision, kidney failure]
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The Diabetes Epidemic in Amerca - Type two diabetes will significantly and permanently affect the life of an individual. A change in human lifestyle caused a striking increase in the quantity of diabetes diagnoses. No cure has been discovered, only ways to decrease the risks. Type two diabetes alters an individuals’ life forever; therefore, people should beware the danger of an unhealthy lifestyle even before diagnosis (Zimmet). Type two diabetes is a condition in which the body either creates too little insulin, or cannot appropriately utilize the insulin it create....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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The Five Pillars of Islam - Like many other religions, the Muslim faith has experienced many changes and branches. Like Christianity, the original faith is still practiced by some, but others have started new branches with their own unique interpretation being Muslim. Despite these differences within the Muslim religion, one set of rules for moral guidance is central to all. These rules are the Five Pillars of Islam. The Five Pillars act as a moral compass for Muslims and are universally accepted as they are mentioned specifically in the Qur’an, the sacred Muslim book of God’s words as they were recited to Muhammad (Molloy, 425)....   [tags: Islam ]
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The Events of Ramadan - The Events of Ramadan Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Lunar calendar (a calendar measured by the cycles of the moon). Ramadan is thought as the holiest months. The month begins as soon as the new moon is seen. Muslims have to go without from all food, drink, gum chewing, any kind of tobacco use, and any kind of sexual contact between dawn and sunset (Fasting during the month of Ramadan is to be carried out each day from when "the white thread of dawn appears to you distinct from its black thread ....   [tags: Papers] 1141 words
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Christianity - Christianity, Islam, and Judaism: Perspective on Fasting One of the longest established disciplines of the human body is that of fasting. Fasting is abstaining from food, drink, sleep or sex to focus on a period of spiritual growth(www.alinaam.org.za).Fasting has also been used in nearly every religion in the world, including Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Many of history's great spiritual leaders fasted for mental and spiritual clarity, including Jesus, Buddha, and Mohammed. Fasting is an important element in religious practices....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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China's Health Care Plan - The National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Center for Diseases Prevention and Control (CDC) are agencies focused on the prevention, treatment, education, and research for chronic health disease. These agencies are financially assisted by the federal government, have multiple subdivisions and encourage ongoing research to prevent chronic diseases including diabetes. A recent published peer reviewed article concerning diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in China (Chinese adults) reports the varied statistics and methods....   [tags: Health Care]
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Proper Colon Health Care - Proper colon care is essential for good health and increasing your longevity. The body is amazing and complex; it also has the capacity to heal itself if given the proper tools. In spite of the many toxins and chemicals we bombard our bodies with on a daily basis, they still serve us well and deserve to be treated well. Even the philosophers of ancient Greece knew that good health starts in the gut. Many individuals upon letting their grandmother know they felt ill have been met with embarrassingly personal questions about their bowel movements....   [tags: Health Care] 993 words
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Power and Starvation in the Novels and Lives of Emily and Charlotte Bronte - Power and Starvation in the Novels and Lives of Emily and Charlotte Bronte       In the fictional worlds of Charlotte and Emily Brontë, one of the few ways that women who otherwise have very little say in their lives are able to express dissatisfaction is through self-starvation and illness. It is noteworthy that in their own lives the Bronte sisters exhibited many eccentric habits in regards to eating, and both Charlotte and (especially) Emily engaged in self-starvation similar to the strategies used by the characters in their novels....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Explaining Ramadan - Explaining Ramadan 'O believers, you must fast so that you may learn self-restraint. Fasting is prescribed for you during a fixed number of days. (Surah 2:183-4) Sawm, or fasting, one of the five pillars of Islam. Sawm is the deliberate control of the body by an act of will. During the 29 or 30 days of the Muslim month of Ramadan healthy adult Muslims will go without all the pleasures of the body during all the hours of daylight. The fast begins as the first light of dawn touches the horizon and ends with sunset....   [tags: Papers] 1372 words
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Exegesis Paper On Isaiah 58:6-14 - Isaiah 58:6-14 is a very powerful passage. The first bible version that I read it in was the King James Version. That version didn't really make very much sense to me because of all the "thou's" and "thee's" and "thines". So then I looked it up again in the New Revised Standard Version. It was a lot clearer when I looked it up in that bible. There are a few similarities and differences from the different versions that I read. The two that stood out the most to me was the King James Version, and the New Revised Standard Version....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1745 words
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The Magnitude of Ramadan - The Five Pillars of Islam are the framework of Islamic life. First off, a Muslim must have faith in Allah and believe that there is only one Allah and Muhammad is His messenger. Next, a Muslim has the duty to pray five times each day, which is considered to be a direct link between him and Allah. Third, a Muslim must distribute alms and help the needy. Fourth, a Muslim is responsible to keep the Fast of Ramadan. Lastly, a Muslim is obligated to make a pilgrimage to Mecca in his lifetime. Most non- Islamic people do not know why these pillars are so important to the Islamic religion....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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World Religions: Hinduism - The religious life of Hindus can be focused on devotion to God. Others try to achieve liberation through intense meditation. Traditional Hindus are expected to pass through the four stages known as ashramas. During these stages many Hindus perform rituals to achieve feeling of devotion, and closeness to God. The rituals can go anywhere from reciting mantras to doing charitable work. A devout Hindu is expected to perform prayer every single day. Many rituals in Hinduism revolve around sacrifice to please the gods; this can be traced all the way back to the Vedic period....   [tags: Funeral Priest, Holy Animals]
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