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The Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said,

quote:
"There are two blessings which many of the people lose: health and free time." Reported by al-Bukhaaree


Many Muslims in this time do not give due importance to their own health or to the health of their children. As a result people (young and old) are suffering from more and more illnesses; indeed illnesses that were virtually unheard of in generations gone by. Children especially are a cause for concern - diseases that were once only present in adults are becoming widespread amongst children. Ailments not known to our forefathers are now prevalent in society.

The factors that bringing about these health problems? Well here's a few: Ignorance of what brings about good health, ignorance of Prophetic medicine and that which the Salaf wrote on the subject - add to that poor nutrition, unbalanced diet, lack of exercise, and an over reliance on modern drugs that supress the symptoms but don't fix the actual root of the problem!

Watch this space for ways and means of giving you and your family a more healthy, lively, natural and energy-filled lifestyle!

Ibn al-Qayyim states under a chapter heading, "His (The Prophet's) Guidance Concerning Health":[1]

quote:
"Since health is one of the most precious favours Allaah has given to His servants, the most generous of His gifts, and most plentiful of His bounties, nay more, absolute health is the most precious of all favours, without exception - it is fitting that whoever is granted a portion of this good fortune, to cherish, preserve and to guard it against harm. Bukhari has related in his Saheeh form the hadeeth of Ibn Abaas: The Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "There are two favours about which many people are not aware: health (sihhah) and faraagh (free time, leisure)" ... (Zaad al-Ma'aad 4/196).


Ibn al-Qayyim, the noted Muslim scholar stated that the principles of sound health are three:

    * preservation of good health
    * removal of harmful substances from the body and
    * keeping the body away from harm.

In a modern context this equates to eating wholesome nutritious foods, ensuring balance of quality and quantity, keeping away from things that are toxic and harmful to the body (and in modern society there are many), and striving to detoxify the body from the consequences of bad diet and lifestyle and exposure to harmful elements.

We will be publishing what in our estimation is the most credible and sound advice for maintenance of good health in light of the principles of:

    * prevention before cure,
    * sound nutrition,
    * wholesome eating and
    * healthy living

We hope that by way of this resource you are able to better understand the principles of nutrition and are able to make good sound decisions that will impact positively on your own health and the health of your children.

Following sound faith (eemaan) and pure monotheism (tawheed), one of the greatest assets that a Muslim can have is good health. Good health facilitates the fulfilment of the religious and worldly obligations. It empowers a Muslim to do good deeds for his or her own benefit and for the benefit of the society at large. It makes a Muslim productive and optimistic and this only brings further benefits to the society as a whole.

[1] Adapted from www.healthymuslim.com






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