Sunday, May 17, 2009

Start Your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle

All praise is due to Allaah and may prayers and salutations be upon the Messenger. To proceed:

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.

Ibn al-Qayyim says under a chapter heading, "His (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam's) Guidance Concerning Health"

"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).
To this end, we are happy to announce that HealthyMuslim.Com is a growing online resource that aims to provide coverage on all aspects of health, nutrition and disease with a specific focus on natural health (diet and lifestyle) and sound principles of nutrition. As our bodies are a trust, then it is a religious obligation to maintain them to the best of our abilities.


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