Some Health and Fitness Tips for Ramadan and beyond: Part 1
My treadmill misses me. Or perhaps I’m the one who misses the treadmill?
Why do I miss my treadmill? Because a Muslim needs to be fit – otherwise, he/she will not be able to all that he/she is required to do (which is basically to worship Allah in the best possible manner). It’s as simple as that.
So, with that in mind, here are some resources for us to improve our health this Ramadan:
Firstly, we need to understand the importance of health and fitness in Islam. So here goes:
1) Here’s an interesting explanation of the hadeeth of the strong believer and the weak believer.
2) Prefer listening? Here’s a very interesting lecture about the place of fitness in Islam:
Fitness in Islam by Yaser Birjas (Download):
3) 5 Health Myths that hold Muslims Back – Nice. And he backed it up with evidence.
The brother had a website but it isn’t up any more. He did produce the following short videos though:
Why are Muslims Fat?
Muslim Smile Diet
Secondly, here are some resources for improving your health in Ramadan and beyond:
1) Ramadan Health Guide – I don’t agree with everything it says but it’s got some good info. I’ve suffered from just about all the ailments mentioned so in the next post, insha-Allah, I’ll mention the Prophetic remedies (which work a whole lot better than the medicines available in the pharmacies).
2) Healing with the Medicine of the Prophet – This is a book by Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyya (rahimahullah). Totally fantastic.
3) A website dedicated to healthy muslims: http://www.healthymuslim.com/ - Good stuff.
To Be Continued…
[Don't worry, I'll just be sharing my experiences in the next part.]