Healthy Diet & Nutrition
Various verses and texts within Islam promote the eating of healthy wholesome food and eating in moderation. ALLAH SWT clearly states in the Quran: “Eat of the good things which We have provided for you. (2:173) Eat of what is lawful and wholesome on the earth.” (2:168)
A healthy nutritious diet must also be balanced, in order to maintain the balance that ALLAH SWT has established in all things, this is addressed in the Quran, ALLAH SWT says: “And He enforced the balance. That you exceed not the bounds; but observe the balance strictly; and fall not short thereof.”
The Prophet Muhammad PBUH constantly preached the message of health; he knew that healthy bodies carry healthy souls. On one occasion He, PBUH said: “The example of the stomach is like a pond. There are outlets in all directions from it. If the stomach is healthy then the rest of body will be healthy”.
The Prophet Muhammad PBUH taught how we need to be careful with the food we eat. He said! “Always keep covered the food” so it’s protected from airborne germs. “A Muslim eats in one intestine (stomach) whereas a non believer eats in seven intestines.”
It has been proved beyond doubt that over eating is the root of many diseases and also responsible for premature senility. It produces obesity, predisposes to dangerous diseases like diabetes, menitus, hypertension, coronary heart disease and paralysis.