So less than 50 famous converts. ho-hum>>>>
hmp 50% of the people on the planet are less than average.
It is statistically improbable that some famous people (no matter how smart) will not make ill-considered emotional decisions.
Humans are still monkeys.
Your holy book is no more legitimate than any other holy book.
Your god is no more real than any of the other gods you deny.
Your faith is wasted, but at least you feel good about it.
How can you say that blindly dear Kin Hell and Jed?
Before you are opposing a fact you have to deeply know about the entire contents of it.
Being a Muslim is actually no harm to anybody, this will lead us to paradise at the Judgment Day- You'll say this is useless fact, I agree with you... but at the same time do you know what are all the Benefits of an Islamian enjoys.... Please dont hesitate to know this
First of all GOD has directed the believers to do periodic Salah(Islamic Prayer) five times a day, this is a compulsory duty - No other religion has this rule : Salah is done in such a way that it naturally turns out to be a perfect exercise for the human body and at the same time a person doing Salah five times a day will naturally have atleast some fear in GOD and he would stay away from committing any crime. Moreover before performing Salah a believer must do the Vuzhu(Washing hands upto elbow, then face, mouth, feet and hair). This act, when a man does five times a day keeps hom clean and protects against the possibility of getting attracted to certain infectious diseaes.
Then the month of Ramzan... This is a month when GOD ordered the believers to do fasting,
not the kind of fasting as followed in some other beliefs(religions) but one that is unique and a bit difficult to the beginners.. One has to eat up in the morning before Sahar time( approx. 5:00 AM) then he should not even drink water until the Iftaar time(approx. 6:00PM) There's an interesting scientific fact that Fasting has been used by patients for weight management, to rest the digestive tract and for lowering lipids. There are many adverse effects of total fasting as well as of crash diets. Islamic fasting is different from such diet plans because in Ramadan fasting, there is no malnutrition or inadequate calorie intake. The calorie intake of Muslims during Ramadan is at or slightly below the nutritional requirement guidelines. In addition, the fasting in Ramadan is voluntarily taken and is not a prescribed imposition from the physician.
Ramadan is a month of self-regulation and self training, with the hope that this training will last beyond the end of Ramadan. If the lessons learned during Ramadan, whether in terms of dietary intake or righteousness, are carried on after Ramadan, there effects will be long lasting. Moreover, the type of food taken during Ramadan does not have any selective criteria of crash diets such as those which are protein only or fruit only type diets. Everything that is permissible is taken in moderate quantities.
The difference between Ramadan and total fasting is the timing of the food; during Ramadan, we basically miss lunch and take an early breakfast and do not eat until dusk. Abstinence from water for 8 to 10 hours is not necessarily bad for health and in fact, it causes concentration of all fluids within the body, producing slight dehydration. The body has its own water conservation mechanism; in fact, it has been shown that slight dehydration and water conservation, at least in plant life, improve their longevity.
The physiological effect of fasting includes lowering of blood sugar, lowering of cholesterol and lowering of the systolic blood pressure. In fact, Ramadan fasting would be an ideal recommendation for the treatment of mild to moderate, stable, non-insulin diabetes, obesity, and essential hypertension. In 1994 the first International Congress on "Health and Ramadan", held in Casablanca, entered 50 extensive studies on the medical ethics of fasting. While improvement in many medical conditions was noted; however, in no way did fasting worsen any patients' health or their baseline medical condition. On the other hand, patients who are suffering from sever diseases, whether type I diabetes or coronary artery disease, kidney stones, etc., are exempt from fasting and should not be allowed to fast.
There are psychological effects of fasting as well. There is a peace and tranquility for those who fast during the month of Ramadan. Personal hostility is at a minimum, and the crime rate decreases. Muslims take advice from the Prophet who said, "If one slanders you or aggresses against you, say I am fasting."
This psychological improvement could be related to better stabilization of blood glucose during fasting as hypoglycemia after eating, aggravates behavior changes. There is a beneficial effect of extra prayer at night. This not only helps with better utilization of food but also helps in energy output. There are 10 extra calories output for each unit of the prayer. Again, we do not do prayers for exercise, but a mild movement of the joints with extra calorie utilization is a better form of exercise. Similarly, recitation of the Quran not only produces a tranquility of heart and mind, but improves the memory.
One of the odd nights in the last 10 days of Ramadan is called the night of power when angels descend down, and take the prayer of worship to God for acceptance.
Fasting is a special act of worship which is only between humans and God since no one else knows for sure if this person is actually fasting. Thus God says in a hadith qudsi that "Fasting is for Me and I only will reward it". In another hadith, the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) has said "If one does not give up falsehoods in words and actions, God has no need of him giving up food and drink".
There are more such benefits which are scientifically accepted but usually not known to a common lay man.