- Higher Health 2.0: This updated and expanded version of the course is now two semesters.
- Find out how to apply the Prophetic practice and injunction of "being keen for that which benefits you" for your health and well-being in today's world
- Harness the wealth of scientific research and traditional knowledge available to you in today's world into the practice of your religion
- Benefit from the distilled knowledge of Sheikh Nuh Keller's personal practice and efforts at living the Prophetic injunction over the last three decades
About the Course
It is often said that Islam is a comprehensive way of life. Higher Health: The Prophetic Medicines, shows the application of this in our day and age, through the hadiths and practice of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). This course will focus on all the means we can take in today's world to implement the practical measures the Prophet taught us to lead the "good-life": attain strength and health, avoid debility and illness, and maximize our happiness in this world and the next. The list of topics covered span the entire spectrum of "outer" health topics from diet, exercise, recovery, traditional and allopathic medicine, social relations; couched in the larger context of "inner health": having a point in life, you and Your Maker, and spiritual and next-worldly well-being.
This updated and expanded version of the course and will cover five topics:
I. Introduction: One's Maker and One's Self
II. Action and Rest
A. Exercise and Mental and Physical Health
B. Internal Exercises
C. External Exercises
III. Hunger and Food
A. Planning How to Eat
B. Fasting and Mind and Body Health/Weight Loss
C. Foods as Medicine
D. Foods Beneficial or Detrimental
E. Food Constituents and Supplements
IV. Prevention and Cures
E. Prevention and Cures from Disease
V. Company and Crowds--Belonging and Stress
A. Your Wilaya
B. Akhlaq: Gracious and Noble Character Towards Others
C. Social Media
F. Stress Management
Each main topic will be taught over three weeks allowing ample time for lecture, discussion, and questions. The final and 16th class shall serve as review. You can submit questions either during the live class itself through the chat box, which will be collected and kept for the following Q&A session; or, you can submit your questions over the course of the week via the discussions forum. The course has no homework assignments or exams - it is purely geared towards practical advice for you to implement in your life.
There is no one textbook for this course. It shall be based exclusively around the information presented by Sheikh Nuh during the live class. All readings and sources shall be provided within the course by Sheikh Nuh. Live classes are recorded and made available for the duration of the semester.
Why is this unlike any other religious course you shall take?
The sheer breadth and depth of material covered in Higher Health 2.0 is based on the life-long effort, extensive research, and personal practice of one man, dedicating his entire being: mind, body and soul to his Maker. This is the distilled effort of Sheikh Nuh Keller's personal practice for his own health, and the health-related tarbiya he has provided his students over the past two decades - strengthening them for the worship of their Lord. From cutting-edge medical research, to traditional physical cultures like Kundalini yoga and Chi-Kung - learn how you can take the strongest means to implement the Prophetic injunctions in your life while focusing on the eventual goal: your Maker and your eternal well-being. No other course ties it all together like this. Period.
How can I best benefit from the course?
The focus of the course is entirely practical. It shall leave you with a wealth of information, book recommendations and resources to follow up on, and advice on dietary changes and physical fitness regimes to implement in your own life. Start implementing things and making changes one step at a time. You shall be left with a treasure-trove of practical information that you shall revisit again, and again, and again going forward. If implemented consistently, it will be a mine that yields not only now but far down the line as well: it shall benefit you, your family and strengthen the gene-pool of your progeny.
You're telling me that I can use yoga to draw closer to Allah?
Not just yoga. But dumbbells and kettlebells and a slab of meat. Find out how.
Is taking the previous version of the course a prerequisite for this course?
No. The course is updated and expanded and shall cover the same core information plus additional information.
If I registered in the previous version of the course, shall I register in the new course?
Yes. Not only will there be new information presented by Sheikh Nuh Keller but we all found the the previous version of the course very concentrated. By taking the new version of the course, you will not only be able to review the old material but learn new material. In short, this knowledge is about practice and implementing it in your life. By taking Higher Health 2.0, you will be in position to obtain a better holistic Islamic lifestyle.
Individual medical treatment or consultation will not be given. The goals of the course are aligned with the overall goals of Qibla: Learn, change yourself by putting knowledge into practice, and inspire others. "The strong believer is better than the weak believer although there is good in both." Find out how to take the strongest means at your disposal in today's world for Higher Health: this worldly and next-wordly well-being.