Health and Well-being in Islam
Islam is a religion which has covered almost every aspect of a Human’s life. It includes health and hygiene also. Our Prophet (PBUH) has referred to this topic many a times and he also stated that health and cleanliness as half of the faith. In addition, it is also important for a healthy lifestyle as well.
The Prophet (PBUH) would never breathe in this cup while drinking the water. If he wanted to take a breath, he would simply remove the cup.
Fasting and Islam
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) advised us to eat less and have a balanced diet, and that way we would get sick less often.
Our Prophet (PBUH) used to fast many times during the course of the year, even in non-Ramadan months. Fasting has many positive effects on your body and wellbeing, as it helps maintain our health and is helpful in weight loss. It improves your metabolism and hunger patterns. It strengthens your immune system and your brain.
Fasting in addition is the responsibility of every Muslim during the month of Ramadan and has be fulfilled by every able individual.
While fasting you refrain from things like smoking, so it helps you to leave that bad habit and proves to you that you can live without it as well.
Regulating Eating Habits According to Islam
When asked why Muslims do not become ill as often as others? He (PBUH) replied, ” We are a people who do not eat until we become hungry and when we eat, we do not fill ourselves.” (Sunan an-Nabi, p. 181)
Islam is a complete way of life. It eradicates everything that affects a human being in any way. As the hadith above stated, eating a balanced diet in a balanced amount will keep you healthy and away from doctors. It will keep your weight in check, and you will not have to worry about weight gain if you stick to the principles. Eating according to the Islamic pattern you will become healthier and be at peace.
Importance Of Brushing Teeth
The Prophet (PBUH) used to brush his teeth before and after the bed with the use of a small fragment called Arak. Muhammad (PBUH) gave special attention to cleanliness and personal hygiene concerning faith. Recent research shows that poor dental hygiene was a 70% risk of heart disease according to a study called the Scottish health survey.
“The Messenger of God (Peace and blessings be upon him and his family) was never seen to have used the restroom without performing the ritual ablution (wudhu) afterward and this he would begin with brushing his teeth.”
It is important for our health and hygiene that we brush our teeth regularly. It is also advised by the Prophet (PBUH) that we should keep our teeth clean and It will make you feel comfortable and refreshed while offering your Salat.
Role of Salat In Health
Prayer (salat) is included in one of the fundamental requirements in Islam. The Prophet (PBUH) has reported having said ‘’Verily there is a cure in SALAT.’’ There are some physical benefits in Salat such as at the beginning of the salat. We move our hands and shoulder muscles. Therefore, increasing the blood flow towards the torso. When we go into Ruku and Sujood (prostration) we stretch out our back muscles.
A Great Prevention from Heart Attack
The heart is the most important organ in our body because it supplies fresh blood to all body tissues. The movements during prayer are a crucial source for exercise and improve heart rate. Certain positions make our Hips, Elbows, Knees, and Wrist joints. Backbone move in a way that forms a relation in our body.
Check out our 10 hadiths on health & hygiene