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TED Talk: Can prejudice ever be a good thing?

Don’t Let Negative Thoughts Get You Down

Negative thinking is inevitable — but it doesn’t have to completely derail your life. Whether it’s stopping those thoughts in their tracks or knowing the right strategies to reframe them,…

Alien hand syndrome

Alien hand syndrome, (AHS) is a rare neurological disorder that causes hand movement without the person being aware of what is happening or having control over the action. The afflicted…

How I Conquered Worry

Six Major Troubles Hit Me All At Once - C. I. Blackwood I Can Turn Myself into a Shouting Optimist within an Hour - Roger W. Babson How I Got Rid of…

Pope Francis Does Believe in Demons. Do You?

Epigraph: And most of them follow nothing but conjecture. Surely, conjecture avails nothing against truth. Indeed, Allah is well aware of what they do. (Al Quran 10:37) Pope Francis Thanks…

Exorcism: Is the Bible to Blame?

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times  Spinello Aretino Exorcism of St Benedict Pope Benedict unwittingly performed an exorcism of two men possessed by…

Protestant Clergy Rarely Preach About Mental Illness, and How can Islam Help

Epigraph: And when My servants ask thee (Muhammad) about Me, say: ‘I am near. I answer the prayer of the supplicant when he prays to Me. So they should hearken…

Brain ‘can be trained to prefer healthy food’

The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, using a diet which does not leave people hungry, suggests a study from the US. Scientists from…

Science of languages, the fingerprint of God

News24: It is said that there are 6909 different languages including dialects. Apparently over 2000 of these languages are spoken by less than 1000 people. Hundreds of languages are disappearing…

Scientists Take the Edge Off Bad Memories in Mice

Source: New York Times By PAM BELLUCK AUG. 27, 2014 Memories and the feelings associated with them are not set in stone. You may have happy memories about your family’s annual ski…

The Growth Mindset

Breastfeeding ‘cuts depression risk’, according to study

Source: BBC By James Gallagher, Health editor, BBC News website Breastfeeding can halve the risk of post-natal depression, according to a large study of 14,000 new mothers. However, there is a…

Depression: The Everywhere and Everyone Illness

Source: Huffington Post By Lloyd I. Sederer, MD: Medical director, New York State Office of Mental Health Twenty-five hundred years ago, well before Christ, Hippocrates, the Greek father of medicine, identified melancholia…

Robin Williams… and My Dad

Source: The Huffington Post By Rev. Chuck Currie: United Church of Christ minister The shocking news about Robin Williams’ apparent suicide isn’t really shocking so much as it is commonplace. In 2011,…

The Muslim Times’ Response to Rising Suicide Rate in Contemporary Society

Epigraph: Those who believe, and whose hearts find comfort in the remembrance of Allah. Aye! it is in the remembrance of Allah that hearts can find comfort.  Those who believe and…

Why Should a Successful Actor Like Robin Williams Commit Suicide?

Epigraph: Those who believe, and whose hearts find comfort in the remembrance of Allah. Aye! it is in the remembrance of Allah that hearts can find comfort. Those who believe…

eDigest: Possessed by Jinns: Many Medieval Muslim Scholars Need Exorcism

Epigraph: And most of them follow nothing but conjecture. Surely, conjecture avails nothing against truth. Indeed, Allah is well aware of what they do. (Al Quran 10:37)      Possessed…

Possessed by Jinns: Many Medieval Muslim Scholars Need Exorcism

Epigraph: And most of them follow nothing but conjecture. Surely, conjecture avails nothing against truth. Indeed, Allah is well aware of what they do. (Al Quran 10:37) Written and collected…

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