Health/Diet, Manners, Miscellaneous, Self Development, Sunnah

The Importance of Taking Care of Our Health In Islam

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Our bodies are an amanah or a “trust” given to us by our Creator. Whether we are healthy or not can have a lot to do with the actions we take. Do we abuse our bodies with junk food? Do we eat to the point of gluttony? Or do we exercise, eat healthy foods, and eat moderately?

When we pass away some of our body parts will attest to the sins we have committed with them and if we abuse our bodies then we are doing a harm to ourselves.

On that day We will set a seal upon their mouths, and their hands shall speak to Us, and their feet shall bear witness of what they earned. (Quran 36:65)

Doing harm is something we should not do. To others or to ourselves! Abusing our bodies is a form of harm because it can make us sicker, obese, and lead to various diseases.

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not cause harm or return harm. Whoever harms others, Allah will harm him. Whoever is harsh with others, Allah will be harsh with him.

Source: al-Sunan al-Kubrá 11070

Take care of your health because even if you are wealthy you won’t be able to enjoy it without your health.

“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 you are preoccupied, and your life before your death” (Al-Bukhari, 40)

You can start by reading this free ebook by clicking here. It will help you head in the right direction, in sha Allah.

Wishing you success.



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