I was thinking about Ghazal, we have our own ghazal version. maybe some differences there look upon your work, first i am happy to see you start to write again Ali, and the thoughts also are a good expression that i really can relate to, a good write. for that you should continue making this You did a good job dear 🙂 🙂 you know it!
Gesture, when hurts
Inner self bleeds
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Throw Some Seeds (Ghazal)
Profound and a poem born to be remembered in the soul of poets and gentle people everywhere! 10+++++++++++ and a spot on my fav list
Hope or distance
I always find myself coming back to this poem. There is something about the metaphor of each person being that weed that triggers, through the seed of words, the field of green to advance. How different might the world be if, just if, we were the daffodils? Such a great work, Ali.
Words are flowers
Thorns are deeds
Cancer is a major cause of death worldwide. Development of cancer gets started from the uncontrolled growth of cells to the development of primary tumor, vascularization, and its consequent spread to other body parts, where secondary tumors may form. The common type of cancers leading to overall mortality are of lung, liver, stomach, breast, and colon. There are a number of treatment techniques which are in use or under development today to cure these types of cancers, which are commonly grouped in five categories: Radiation, surgery, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and immunotherapy.[7,8]
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) recommended foods have now become superfoods of the day for their powerful healing properties, which are now becoming known to us. These are being practised even today; however, still our knowledge regarding the active ingredients of these plants and their products, which have powerful phytochemical and pharmaceutical actions, are poorly understood. There are no proper scientific validations, and despite a treasure of phytomedicines, our ailments such as cancer, obesity-related hypertension, diabetes, and many incurable diseases are on the rise. There is an urgent need to review the historically prescribed superfood-derived drugs for their state-of-the-art development and use. Hence, the present review highlights therapeutic potentials of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) recommended plant-based superfoods and their constituents against many incurable human ailments.
Nutrition and other bioactive natural products present in specific foods within a balanced diet play an indispensable role in maintaining and promoting human health. Plants are rich sources of a balanced nutrition because of high content of bioactive products; hence, most of them recently have acquired the status of superfoods. It has been used since ancient times for the treatment of various ailments, and these traditional medicines still remain as one of the most affordable and easily accessible sources of treatment in the primary health-care system. The scientifically based use of these superfoods date back to the era of Prophet Muhammad along with other historical uses of plant products. Prescription of a large number of herbal foods such as dates, pomegranate, olives, figs, grapes, and black seeds was successfully proposed by him. These recently have become superfoods with their powerful healing properties and act as favorable dietary interventions for disease prevention as well as for the good maintenance of health. The use of these foods as ingredients of natural origin with fewer side effects seems to be more favorable than the chemical treatment, which is often complicated. The present review is an attempt to provide a brief survey of the literature on scientifically based significance of these superfoods carried out by various researchers and exploration of a wide spectrum of their pharmacological actions which include antidiabetic, anticancer, immune modulator, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and hepatoprotective properties.
The other threatening disease is diabetes. The prevalence of diabetes more commonly of type 2 has gradually been rising as a consequence of today’s desk-bound lifestyles and increased obesity. It is calculated that about 171 million people worldwide had diabetes in 2000, which will gradually been increased to reach 366 million by 2030, resulting in high morbidity and a vast economic burden. The pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes is extremely accelerating, and its causes are characterized by decreased insulin sensitivity and decline cell function. Deteriorating insulin function results in chronic hyperglycemia and severe glycemic fluctuations.
There are tremendous advances made in allopathic medical practices which sometimes have been proven to have drastic effects on humans. In the recent years, treatment strategies have focused on the development of novel curative options with no side effects. Sunnah (prophetic tradition) advocates the pre-date use of food as medicines by many centuries, serving as precursors to the principles of modern treatment. Due to one of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) statements, “The one who sent down the disease sent down the remedy and for each disease, Almighty has given a cure.” People are encouraged to seek out those remedies and use them with skill and kindness.
Most Common Life-threatening Diseases and their Treatment Approaches
Apart from various treatment approaches, chemotherapy is one of the chief therapeutic approaches to combat cancer. The main objective of the ideal cancer chemotherapy is to deliver the exact amount of drug with desired controlled rate and for satisfactorily long duration of time to the site of action, preventing the normal cells to obtain therapeutic response. However, there are certain problems associated with such treatments such as rigorous side effects, repeated treatments, high patient risks, and the attainment of multidrug resistance by the cancer cells.[10-12]
In addition to providing nourishment to the body, food plays a vital role in the management of various diseases, since the dawn of civilization and hence they are our natural safe bet, of late. There has been a long history of the use of plant-based foods against human ailments. They have been used since the time of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). He had prescribed the use of foods rich in nutrients which can counter the effects of substances that have been proved to be harmful. He had recommended certain foods such as dates, olives, fig, pomegranate, black seeds, grapes, and many others for alleviating several ailments. Prophetic recommendations of food are remarkable for their prescience, as they came centuries before research was conducted on healthy diet and their benefits to the body.[3,4]
Truth, more so than anything, guides “Blood Brothers,” keeping it free of the hidden agendas and damaging speculation of other documentaries in this vein. The inclusion of Muhammad Ali’s damning comments, captured on film, regarding Malcolm after Elijah Muhammad cuts the leader off, provides a shocking illustration of this honesty — those words twist like a knife, but they’re part of the historical record. That dedication and commitment to uncovering and presenting the facts — good, bad, and ugly — surrounding the relationship between these two cultural icons puts “Blood Brothers” at the top of the class. Clarke and his collaborators have achieved a historical record in and of itself, documenting not just this compelling bond and friendship but also a crucial period in the Black freedom struggle that should serve as a valuable resource for years to come.
The film is driven by the book “Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X” from Purdue professor Randy Roberts and Georgia Tech’s Johnny Smith, both of whom are consistent presences throughout the documentary. Directed by Marcus A. Clarke (“Around the Way”) and produced by “black-ish” creator Kenya Barris (who, not too long ago, surprised the industry by dissolving his lucrative deal with Netflix), “Blood Brothers” brilliantly outlines the historical context in which these two powerhouses emerged.
The documentary avoids the trope of presenting these men as exceptions to their time who rose above their circumstances. In contrast, each was very much a product of Jim Crow America, molded by the racism that marked their childhoods in Omaha, Milwaukee, and Lansing, Mich. for Malcolm Little, and Louisville for Cassius Clay.
Fascination with Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali’s complex friendship got a boost from pop culture over the last year or so: Theirs was a central relationship in Regina King’s debut feature “One Night In Miami,” and it was also highlighted in the EPIX series “The Godfather of Harlem,” starring Forest Whitaker. As interesting as these portrayals are, truth is often more compelling than fiction, which is exactly what Netflix’s provocative documentary “Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali” illustrates.
Even well-known figures like Cornel West serve as more than talking heads, because West, 68, was roughly 12 when Malcolm was killed and grew up in the era of Muhammad Ali, as both a great boxer and an outspoken critic of American racism and the Vietnam War. His commentary, as well as that of USC professor Todd Boyd, who is close to 60, hits differently.
To tell this story completely and effectively, “Blood Brothers” looks closely to others tied to the men, like Ali’s brother Rahman Ali, who was physically present for much of his brother’s and Malcolm’s friendship. Journalist and author Herb Boyd, who knew Malcolm and has authored or edited several books on him, and A. Peter Bailey, a founding member of Malcolm’s Organization of Afro-American Unity, along with several others, provide credible and balanced eyewitness historical accounts.
That harsh racial reality is the magnet that draws each to Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam. As an elder (nearly 20 years Muhammad Ali’s senior), Malcolm X served as a big brother to young Cassius Clay, helping to guide his early journey to heightened racial consciousness and activism. He did not, as “Blood Brothers” makes clear, sow the seeds of activism in Ali. The champion boxer’s eldest child Maryum Ali credits the brutal hate killing of Emmett Till, who was just a year older than her father, for that. Malcolm X’s third daughter Ilyasah Shabazz is also on hand to shed both personal and professional insight into her father’s life.
White supremacy, in the form of the Black Legion, literally killed Malcolm’s father Earl Little. As a follower of Marcus Garvey — the early 20th-century leader originally from Jamaica who led a mass movement, Pan African in scope and vision, emphasizing Black pride and self-sufficiency — Malcolm’s father actively stood up against racial injustice, losing his life as a result. Here Malcolm and Ali’s greatness lies not in their individual gifts but instead in their courageous decisions to use those gifts to challenge the white supremacy that marked not just their individual lives but that of the entire Negro race, as it was then termed.
Zaheer Ali, an expert on Black Muslims who has the distinction of studying Malcolm X extensively, provides greater historical context around the faith and movement of these two men. Conversations with Marcus Garvey’s son, Dr. Julius W. Garvey, as well as Melchisedek Supreme Shabazz-Allah, the Universal High Priest of the Nation of Islam, underscore the important role racial pride played in each of these men’s actions. Shabazz-Allah provides additional insight into the inner workings of the Nation, especially during Malcolm’s very public trials. Then there is the incredible archival footage tracking these men’s movements. Thanks to much of this footage, “Blood Brothers” powerfully illustrates the personal risks each man took in the service of freedom and equality for all Black people.