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Healthy Lifestyle according to Islam and Sunnah

Healthy Life style according to Islam and Sunnah

It is important to maintain a healthy life style as our body impacts our abilities to fulfill our duties as a Muslim.

Your Body is a Trust

Both our body and mind have been entrusted to us by Allah as a trust. We should take good care of this trust as will be answer of this on judgement day.

Prophet Muhammad said:

“Whosoever begins the day feeling family security and good health; and possessing provision for his day is as though he possessed the whole world.”(Tirmidhi)

It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle as our body impacts our abilities to fulfill our duties as a Muslims.

A common picture, seen in both men and women, is overweight individuals praying on chairs. Because their knees are unable to withstand the weight on them for too long.

Allah, through the Quran and Sunnah, has given us guidance on how to maintain fitness and active lifestyle.

1- Make dua’

Whenever embarking on anything, we should always remember to make prayer to Allah. Without His assistance, we can never implement what we learn.

The Prophet said:

“The supplication is the essence of worship.” (Tirmidhi)

2- Eating for healthy life style

Eat moderately

{O children of Adam, take your adornment at every masjid, and eat and drink, but be not excessive. Indeed, He likes not those who commit excess.} (7:31)

Allah tells us in the Quran to not be excessive in our eating.

The key thing to remember is to eat what you need to fulfill your stomach, rather than indulge for the sake of eating something that tastes good.

Eat without Haste

“The Messenger of Allah forbade blowing into the vessel.” (Ibn Majah)

When food is hot, we often blow to cool it down so we can eat. This haste often comes as a result of our stomachs rumbling.

This overeating leaves you feeling lethargic, even though eating should re-energize you.

By taking time to allow food to cool naturally helps to reduce the sudden desire we get when we first smell or see the food.

 Eat together

Some of the Companions of Prophet Muhammad said:

“We eat but are not satisfied.”

He (peace be upon him) said:

“Perhaps you eat separately.”

Eating together makes family a unit.

The Companions replied in affirmative. He then said:

“Eat together and mention the Name of Allah over your food. It will be blessed for you.” (Abu Dawud)

From this hadith, we can understand that there is a blessing in eating with others which will allow you to feel content.

By eating together with family and friends, the bonds of kinship increase. which is another aspect that pleases Allah.

Horse Riding

“Everything with which a man amuses himself is vain except three (things): a man’s training of his horse, his playing with his wife and his shooting with his bow and arrow.” (Abu Dawud)

Horse riding has a large number of benefits.

It works on your balance and co-ordination.It generally requires you to be outdoors in the open and uses a large number of muscles.

Also it aids liver function and digestion, helping to keep your bowels healthy.

Walking

“I did not see anyone walk faster than him, as is the earth folded for him. A few moments ago he would be here, and then there.

We found it difficult to keep pace when we walked with him and he walked at his normal pace.” (Shama’il Muhammidyah)

The prophet (peace be upon him) however, would walk and at a fast pace.

 

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