- Does what I eat really make a difference?
- There’s too many diets and they all say something different. What can I do?
- I’m not a gym rat. Is there any hope for me? How essential is exercise?
- My life is too stressful. I just try to get through the day. How do I reduce stress?
- I don’t sleep well. I wake up tired. How can get my sleep to be restful
The Prophet Muhammed (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “No human being ever filled a vessel worse than a stomach. It is sufficient for a human being to have a few bites to keep his backbone upright. If one must, a third for one’s food, a third for one’s drink and third for one’s breath” (Al-Tirmidhi). What does this really mean and how can you amalgamate all the elements of good health to grow a sound body, while fulfilling your responsibilities around the clock?
Both the Quran and the Sunna convey the idea of balance in all the facets of our lives. Food, drink, sleep and hunger all play important roles. Our Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “fast, and don’t fast, rise to pray but sleep, for verily your body has a right over you and verily your eye has a right over you [to receive sufficient rest]” (Sahih al Bukhar). How do you establish this crucial balance in your life?
This short course will elaborate on the major pillars of maintaining a healthy body and mind. Understand the balance between food, drink, sleep and exercise for good wellness and relevance to your Islamic life. Explore the balance between the factors that promote wellness and the type of food, drink and air that are beneficial and health promoting to radiate vigor, increase your energy levels, maintain your body and age.
“The strong believer is better than the weak believer although there is good in both” (Muslim).
Lesson 1: Introduction, goal setting and Nutrition Part I
Lesson 2: Nutrition Part II
Lesson 3: Sleep and exercise
Lesson 4: Stress management,
Lesson 5: Conclusion, review and revisions of goals