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Nature Heals

Often times, you can find me staring outside a window at work or at home, daydreaming about wanting to be outside.

Not everybody is like me, and I’m sure a lot of people enjoy the comforts of their own home and the modern conveniences we have. I know I enjoy phone apps, computers, television (when I can find time to watch it), indoor plumbing, and all kinds of things that we have. But… there’s still something inside my very skin that craves to be outside like nothing else. This feeling awakens from its winter hibernation around springtime – now! (I actually still have desires to be outside during the winter time, me acting on that desire is less likely than in warmer months.)

What I’ve found out is, nature is so great for de-stressing. As you know it, we carry a lot of stress inside us, and not enough people take the time to do something about it. There are many things that could relieve stress, sure, but nature is one of the key things that could beat it.

When you are in tune with nature, you are connecting to your core being – how the Creature intended you to be.

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This is a beautiful nature pic from the Cotswold in England when I had the pleasure of visiting in 2011. I absolutely love these rolling, open hills and scattered trees.

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Islam: as simple as possible

A friend of Prophet Muhammad said: “We were ignorant people who lived like wild animals. The strong among us lived by preying upon the weak. We obeyed no law and acknowledged no authority except for brute force. We worshiped idols that were made of stone or wood. We knew nothing of human dignity. Then God, in His Mercy, sent us His Messenger who was himself one of us. We knew about his truthfulness and integrity. His character was exemplary; and he was also the most well-born of the Arabs. He invited us toward the worship of One God and forbade us from worshiping idols. He exhorted us to tell the truth and to protect: the weak, the poor, the humble, the widows, and the orphans. He ordered us to show respect to women and never to slander them. We obeyed him and followed his teachings.”

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