Islam considers health to be one of the greatest blessings to have been given to human beings by God. It is considered the greatest blessing after faith.The Prophet also said “ No one will be allowed to move from his position on the Day of Judgment until he has been asked how he spent his life; how he used his knowledge; how he earned and spent his money; and in what pursuits he used his health.
The has not restricted itself in merely mentioning the permissible and impermissible foods but goes to the extent of giving useful tips regarding a balanced diet, a diet which contains most if not all the useful ingredients required for the growth, strengthening and repairing the human body. These ingredients include animal protein, fat, calcium, iron, salts, ect. The most balanced diets consist of meat, fish, fresh milk, cheese and fruit.
Islam as a complete system of living teaches the believer the best method of eating and are advised to be moderate in every aspect of life.
Besides making us sad when we zip up our pants, excessive abdominal fat increases our risk for high blood sugar and many other health problems. But in a recent study of overweight people, a Mediterranean-style diet-where approximately 30 -40 percent of the calories came from unsaturated fats, like those in olive oil- seemed to help prevent tummy-expanding over time.
Hadith<br />The Prophet (salAllahualayhiwasalam) said, 'Take benefit of five before five: your youth before your old age, your health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free-time before your preoccupation, and your life before your death.'[al-Hakim, al-Baihaqi] <br />
Quran<br />“O Believers! Eat of the good and pure (lawful) that we have provided you with and be grateful to Allah, if you truly worship Him.”<br /> [Surah al-Baqarah; 2:172]<br />
Protein<br />“And the cattle, He has created them for you, in them there is warmth (clothing) and numerous benefits, and of them you eat.”<br />[16:5]<br />“And the flesh of fowls that they desire.”<br />[56:21]<br />“And from them both (fresh and salt water) you eat fresh tender meat (fish)”<br />(35:12)<br />
Milk<br />“And verily in the cattle there is a lesson for you. We give you to drink of that which is in their bellies, from between excretion and blood, pure milk, palatable to the drinkers.”<br />[16:66]<br />
Fruit and Vegetables<br />“It is He who sends down the rain from the sky, and with it We bring forth vegetation of all kinds, and out of it We bring forth thick clustered grain. And out of the date palm and it’s spate come clusters of dates hanging low and near, and gardens of grapes, olives and pomegranates each similar (in kind) yet different (in variety and taste). Look at their fruits when then begin to bear, and the ripeness thereof.”<br />[6:99]<br />
Super Foods<br />Olive<br />Pomegranates<br />Honey<br />Figs<br />Water<br />
Olive<br />Abu HurairahRadiAllahuTa'alaanhu narrates that the Prophet stated, "Eat the olive oil and apply it (locally), since there is cure for seventy diseases in it, one of them is Leprosy."[abuNaim]<br />
Good Fats That Make You Thin<br />Kraft Reduced Fat Mayonnaise with Olive OilPER SERVING (1 tbsp.): 45 calories, 4g fat, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein<br /> <br />
Pomegranate<br />There is not a pomegranate which does not have a pip from one of the pomegranates of the Garden (of Jinnah) in it Muhammad (saws<br />
Moderation<br />“And eat and drink, but waste not in extravagance, certainly He (Allah) likes not those who waste in extravagance.”<br />[7:31]<br />
Pomegranate<br />Oxidants, she explains, are naturally-occurring substances that derive from oxygen. Chemically speaking, oxygen always wants to "mate," and if it can't find a mate, it will latch onto anything. As it's latching onto substances in our body, it can overwhelm them, and cause disease. Antioxidants, on the other hand, voluntarily bond with molecules of oxygen, preventing them from glomming onto any other substance in our body, and that helps keep us healthy. <br />
In ancient Greece pomegranate was known as the fruit of the dead. In Hebrew tradition pomegranates adorned the vestments of the high priest. Ancient Persians believed that pomegranate seeds made their warriors invincible. In China the fruit symbolized longevity. <br />
Figs<br />Weight controlThree figs, fresh or dried, contain about five grams of fiber. <br />
Honey<br />"Make use of the two remedies: honey and the Quran"Muhammad [at-sahih al-Bukhari, Tirmidhi, ibnMajah & Baihaqi]<br />
Water<br />"We made water essential for every life."[21:30]<br />
Mind/Thought<br /><ul><li>Depression, paranoia, schizophrenia, bipolar depression, panic attacks, post partum depression, pre-menstrual syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder, amongst others;</li></li></ul><li> بِسْمِاللَّهِالرَّحْمَـٰنِالرَّحِيمAllah<br />IbnAbbas (radiAllahuanhu) reported that; I was (once) behind the Prophet when he said to me:'O son! I shall inform of a few things: Remember Allah, and He will protect you. Remember Allah, and you will find Him close to you. When you have to ask for something, ask of Allah Most High. When you require aid, seek His Aid. Believe firmly that if all the creation desires to benefit you in anything, they can never benefit you, but, that which Allah has decreed for you. If they all unite to harm you, they will not be able to harm you in anything, but that which Allah has decreed for you'[at-Tirmidhi] <br />
EXERCISE<br /><ul><li>Evidence is accumulating that those who perform regular Salat along with voluntary prayers can conserve and actually retard bone loss.
Those who have performed Salat (Fard and Wajib). Sunnah, Nafl and Taraweeh prayers throughout life causes protection and a positive effect in terms of health and longevity. </li></li></ul><li>Walking<br /><ul><li>Register for a challenging walking event
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Choose the right time</li></li></ul><li>Beauty<br /><ul><li>“It is God who made the earth a fixed place for you, and heaven a building and He formed you, made your forms beautiful and provided you with pleasant things’ (40:64)
Do what is beautiful. God loves those who do what is beautiful. (2:195)</li></li></ul><li>Home Coming QueenNorth Carolina<br />
To HIM BELONGS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NAMES[17:110]<br />God is Beautiful and He loves Beauty<br /> [Muhammad(pbuh)]<br />
Conclusion<br />Partake of all the lawful, good things which God has provided for you as sustenance and render thanks unto God for his blessings, if it is truly Him that you worship<br />[16:114]<br />