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The similitude of His Light is as a niche wherein there is a lamp, the lamp is within a crystal, the crystal is as if of star like brilliance. It is kindled from a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west whose oil would almost glow forth, though no fire touched it.

And Allaah sets forth parables for mankind, and Allaah is All-Knowing of everything. It is His light which He revealed to them and thus by means of it gave them life; and made them walk amongst the people with it. Its origin is found in their hearts; so its ingredient gains strength and so increases until it manifests upon their faces and their limbs and their bodies — rather even in their clothing and their dwellings, it is visualized by those of their stock — whilst the majority of the creation disapprove of it.

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Then when The Day of Resurrection occurs, that light will emerge and will be on their right hand sides and running shining before them in the darkness of the Bridge — until they cross it. They will be upon it in accordance to ones strength or weakness in their hearts in the life of this world. So from them will be those whose light will be like the sun, whilst another will be like the moon and another like a star and another like a lamp and another will be given light which will obscure his own feet — illuminating for a moment and extinguishing the next.

If this is the condition of his light in the life of this world; then at the Bridge he will be given the equivalent of that — rather it will be the very same light which will become visually apparent unto him. Thus; whilst the hypocrites possessed no firmly established light in the life of this world; rather their light was outwardly apparent — not inwardly, they will be given light which will be apparent, yet its consequential inclination will be to darkness and disappearance.

Ibn Al-Qayyim’s Words on The Light Attained by The Believers – The Salafi Masjid

Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic, struck a similitude for this light, as well as for its location and its carrier and its ingredient; of an example of a niche — and that is an aperture found in the wall — it accordingly is the example of the chest. In that niche is a crystal of the most clearest of crystals, such that it is likened to star like brilliance in terms of its whiteness and its clarity; and it is the example of the heart, it is likened to a crystal because it gathers the attributes which are to be found in the heart of the believer, and they are: So it sees the truth and guidance by way of its clarity and so by way of that it attains compassion and mercy and tenderness by way of its gracious amiability.

It also strives against the enemies of Allaah, The Most High, and is severe upon them and is vehement in regards the truth — and so it is firm in its regard due to its firm unyieldingness. Contained within the crystal is a lamp; and it is the light which is in the wick — and it is its carrier; and for that light there is an ingredient — and it is oil which has been pressed out of an olive that originates from the most equitable of places. The sun gleams upon it at the first portion of the day as well as its latter; hence its oil is from the most clearest of oils and the furthest of them from cloudiness, such that due to its clarity it virtually illuminates without flame — this is the ingredient of the light of the lamp.

Likewise is the ingredient of the light of the lamp which is in the heart of the believer, it is derived from the tree of revelation which is from the greatest of factors for blessing — and the furthest of them from misguidance. Rather of the affairs it is that which holds the middle-course — as well as its most just and its finest. It does not deviate with the deviation of the Christians, nor with the deviation of the Jews. Rather it is a balanced middle-course between two blameworthy extremes in every regard.

Taller people have a greater chance of developing cancer than shorter people; however, the reason for this is unclear.

Ibn Al-Qayyim’s Words on The Light Attained by The Believers

As it has been observed that height increases the risk of a number of different types of cancers, a common mechanism might be at play. Likely, being tall is a marker for the "true" mechanism, rather than a causal factor. Genome-wide association studies GWAS are used to identify common genetic factors that influence health and disease. A recent meta-analysis of GWAS on height identified gene loci that cluster together in biologically relevant pathways. Intriguingly, several of these pathways have also been implicated in cancer development.

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As the variation in adult height is determined by genetic and environmental interactions during the first 20 years of life, similar early life gene-environment interactions might be related to cancer risk, thus explaining the observed non-causal link between height and cancer. We aim to investigate how energy restriction early in life influences colorectal, post-menopausal breast, and ovarian cancer through the pathways that also determine adult-attained height.

This may lend support to the hypothesis that early life exposures play an important role in the association between height and cancer risk.


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This will shed light on potential mechanisms linking height and cancer, for which knowledge is currently lacking. The unique Netherlands Cohort Study NLCS began in among , men and women aged 55—69 years who completed a self-administered questionnaire on dietary habits and other risk factors for cancer, including self-reported height and various indicators of exposure to energy restriction during childhood and adolescence.

We will use this data to assess whether energy restriction acts in conjunction with or through height when influencing cancer risk. Similarly, we will investigate whether genetic variation relevant to growth affects the associations between energy restriction and height on the risk of cancer. Furthermore, as events in childhood are thought to influence adult height, it will be important for future studies to explore the predictive. Shedding light on the mechanisms behind adult-attained height and cancer risk: Scientific abstract View plain language abstract Background Height increases the risk of colorectal CRC , breast, and ovarian cancer.

With respect to cancer risk, we aim to assess: The interaction and mediation effects of early life exposure to energy restriction and height. The interaction between early life exposure to energy restriction and genetic variants and between height and these genetic variants. Setting and methods The NLCS was initiated in among , men and women aged 55—69 years who completed a self-administered questionnaire on dietary habits and other risk factors for cancer, including self-reported height and various indicators of exposure to energy restriction during childhood and adolescence.

Potential impact This study will contribute to the limited knowledge base surrounding the association between height and cancer by providing valuable insights about potential mechanisms involved in cancer aetiology. Plain language abstract Background Taller people have a greater chance of developing cancer than shorter people; however, the reason for this is unclear. How it will be done The unique Netherlands Cohort Study NLCS began in among , men and women aged 55—69 years who completed a self-administered questionnaire on dietary habits and other risk factors for cancer, including self-reported height and various indicators of exposure to energy restriction during childhood and adolescence.

Potential impact Although we cannot control our adult-attained height, understanding how height is related to cancer is important for public health strategies and for expanding our knowledge about the pathways to cancer development. Grant publications A systematic SNP selection approach to identify mechanisms underlying disease aetiology: