Health and Islamic Philosophy. Written by Dr. Shahid Athar

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Health and Islamic Philosophy. Written by Dr. Shahid Athar"

Transcription

1 Islam considers health as a basic human right. Your body has a right over you, mentioned in one of the hadith (saying) of Prophet Muhammad. Health is a state of total physical, mental and social well-being in order to maintain the quality of life that we can enjoy at our best performance. A Muslim s quest for good health is in conformity with his salvation in the life hereafter, as much as for the enjoyment of life in this world. For a Muslim, health consciousness is God consciousness. Quran is explicit in this matter and states: O you who believe, be God conscious and let every soul look toward it send for the life hereafter, and observe your duty to God, so God is informed of what you do. Be not like those who forgot God and therefore He caused them to forget themselves. Such are the wrongdoers. (Chapter 63, verses 18-19). We forget ourselves not only by forgetting the reality of the life hereafter, but also by forgetting our duties here, including responsibilities regarding our own bodies which have been given to us as a trust. We will be questioned if we do not keep the trust. Knowledge of health and disease is not just for physicians and those involved in health care, but for every one of us since we live in our own bodies and feel the pain when the body suffers. Thus, we will be directly affected if we are not able to maintain the machine that we live in. If we clog up our arteries with excessive salt, sugar, fat and lack of exercise and develop diabetes and coronary artery disease or high blood pressure as a result, we cannot call this the will of God as it is not the will of God for us to do so. Good health is a gift from God, and illness sometimes is from our own actions. Quran says, Everything good that happens to you is from God. Everything bad that happens to you is from your own actions. (Chapter 4, verse 79). Quran is not a textbook of medicine but in it, there are guidelines that if practiced correctly will give the healing that it calls itself. God says in Quran, We have sent down in the Quran that which is healing and a mercy to those who believe. (Chapter 17, verse 82). In addition, God says, O mankind! there has come unto to you a direction from your Lord and healing for the diseases in your hearts,-- and for those who believe, a Guidance and a Mercy. (Chapter 10, verse 57). Quran causes the healing not by kissing it or keeping it on a high shelf, but by following the guidance from it and avoiding what is prohibited and do what is good, it is beneficial for them. Let us examine the medical benefits of Articles of Faith. The first Article of Faith is iman or belief in God. This belief in God means also belief in our health as a gift from Him, and our responsibility toward our body, because we do it for the pleasure of God so that we may serve 1 / 5

2 Him better. We must understand that whatever God has prohibited us from doing, it is only for our own benefit and not for His sake. Therefore, if He has told us in Quran to avoid intoxicants like alcohol and meat like that of swine, only He fully knows of the medical harms of such prohibitions. Science has confirmed some of them and will confirm many later on as our knowledge grows. The blood and meat of dead animals can be full of germs and other harmful elements such as antibodies. Pork is high in cholesterol and salt and may contain worms, and has abnormal sex hormones in the fatty tissues. Alcohol and intoxicants cloud the mind, suppress the inhibition and interfere with our normal capacity of being able to determine what is good and what is bad. Thus under the influence of alcohol, a person may become violent. He may want to undress in public, or engage in unlawful sex acts. All these can lead to trouble. Over the long tem, alcohol damages all the organs including the liver, stomach, endocrine glands, heart and brain. If Quran prohibited homosexuality, 1400 of years before the epidemic of AIDS was known, it must have the knowledge of the future. It is true that one can contract AIDS from other modes of transmission including blood transfusions; however, if you investigate the source of the original contamination of even blood, it will finally lead to homosexuality. Let us discuss the medical benefits of Islamic prayer (salat). The salat has three components: One is ablution or wadu. The washing of all exposed areas of the body, which come into contact with germs and dirt throughout the day, including hands, feet, face, mouth and nostrils, five times a day is healthy, preventive medicine. If we keep our nostrils clean in the manner prescribed for the wadu, we will breathe in cleaner air to our lungs. Is it not the washing of hands being encouraged in hospitals for everyone to prevent the spread of infection? The second aspect of prayer is recitation of Quran. The effect of the sound echoing and the meaning have a healing effect on the body and the mind. Different letters of Arabic when recited have echoing properties to different target organs in the body. It has been studied and determined that listening to the recitation of Quran reduces the heart rate, blood pressure and rate of respiration, and has a biofeedback-type tranquilizing effect. A study has been published by Dr. Ahmed El-Kadi of Akbar Clinic in Panama City,Florida. The physical activity in the r Islamic prayer, salat, is mild, uniform and involve all muscles and joints. The second pillar of Islam is charity or zakat. Zakat has been described as purification of one s wealth, and it is the right of the poor over the wealth of the rich. Most people who have money 2 / 5

3 are very much attached to it and because of the love of money, they are driven to insanity. Quran says, And he is violent in the love of wealth. (Chapter 100, verse 8). With the lack of money, people are committed to crimes and also with an excess of money, they are under stress. People die of heart attacks sometimes when they win a lottery jackpot. By having the institution of zakat, in which everyone must give.2.5 percent of his saved wealth to the poor, with the addition of the general charity which is voluntary, one becomes more peaceful knowing that the money belongs to God and is being returned to Him for His cause. Therefore, those who give regularly to charity are more peaceful people, and it is advisable that in illness, one should give more to charity which will help a person recover from his illness. The third Pillar of Islam is fasting in the month of Ramadan. Fasting produces physiological change in the body, gives rest to different organs and improves adaptability. It lowers the blood cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. It produces peace and tranquility in the mind. It is an institution in learning self-restraint as those who have a habit of nibbling food, drinking a lot of coffee and smoking, will have to give up all that during the month of fasting. Hopefully, this pattern of restraint will continue even after Ramadan is over, and that is why Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) has advised us to fast on Mondays and Thursdays after Ramadan. The next Article of Faith is hajj, or a pilgrimage to Makkah. This Pillar of Faith is a requirement for all able men and women, and is to increase one s physical endurance. Long walks and heat from the sun, thirst, and physical exercise are to remind us of the Day of Judgment, and in doing hajj, there is a form of jihad and striving in the cause of God that makes us strong Muslims. One must also keep himself in good shape before hajj so that he can perform the hajj in the correct manner which as mentioned, requires a lot of physical endurance. Nutrition and Health: We are told in Quran, O you who believe, eat of the good things which we have provided to you, and thank God if indeed it is He whom you worship. (Chapter 5, verse 4). We are also told not to commit any excess in eating and leave one-third of the stomach empty. With the stomach being a blender and grinder, it would not work to mix the food when it is full to the neck. Among the foods, fruits are especially emphasized in Quran (Chapter 36, verse 57; 43:73, 16:67 and 50:68). Among the fruits that were mentioned were the ones which were known in Arabia at that time, including grapes, pomegranates, figs, olives and dates. Fruits are 3 / 5

4 low in calories, high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Sugar in fruit is fructose, not sucrose, and fructose has been shown to cause no rise in blood sugar and sometimes even lowers the high blood sugar of diabetes. Honey is from fructose. We are told in Quran, There comes from their bellies a drink of diverse color, in which there is a healing for mankind. (Chapter 16, verse 69). Therefore, in honey, there is a cure. Recent studies have confirmed that honey has antibiotic properties comparable to Gentamicin, a very strong antibiotic. Value of Exercise: Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) led a very active life, advising Muslims to teach their children physical exercise including swimming, archery, horseback riding, etc. He used to walk at a fast pace and helped his wife with the housework and even raced with her. It is the lack of routine physical activity or exercise with abundant food that we have, which has caused our present-day obesity and coronary artery disease. Unfortunately, Muslims of today especially women do not engage in regular exercise. What should we do when we are affected with disease? Muslims should accept their disease with patience as a test and pray to God for recovery. Quran says, If God touches you with affliction, no one can remove it but Him. If He touches you with happiness, He has power over all things. (Chapter 6, verse 17). Prophet Abraham (pbuh) said, When I am ill, it is He who cures me. (Chapter 26, verse 18). In one of the hadith, Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) has said that No Muslim is afflicted by injury or illness without God causing his sense to drop away just as a tree sheds its leaves (Bukhari). Illness brings us closer to God. The question is, should we seek medical help if cure is from God? The Prophet, when he was asked this question, replied, Yes, take medicine as God has not created a disease without creating a cure, except for one, that is old age. This implies that we Muslim physicians should seek the cure for disease, and Muslim patients should use it. During the illness, in addition to resting, taking medicine and appropriate nutrition, we must increase remembrance of God. As God says in Quran, Those who have believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of God: for without doubt in the remembrance of God, do hearts find satisfaction. (Chapter 13, verse 28). It is now known that psychological peace and tranquility lower the level of the ACTH hormone which in fact affects the T-lymphocytes and cell-mediated autoimmunity. Thus once the 4 / 5

5 immune system becomes more effective under psychological peace and tranquility, giving the body a chance to fight the disease. On the other hand, those who are at the peak of their anxiety with stress have very high levels of ACTH and suppress their own immune system as a result. In conclusion, establishing Islam not only means establishing mosques, Islamic centers and schools, but also establishing Muslims economically, politically as well as physically. Tibbe Nabvi is not just honey and black seed, but also understanding the working of the body and knowing what is good and what is not good for this machine. To know the value of exercise and stress management, and preventive checkup of this machine, not waiting for it to completely break down, and taking it to the emergency room. It also means to accept the doctor s advice and take medicine in the tradition of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) Shahid Athar, M.D, FACP, FACE, is a Clinical Associate Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine. Presented on July 6, 2010 at the 10th International convention of Islamic Medical Association of North America held at Istanbul, Turkey. 5 / 5

So eat what God has provided you, lawful and wholesome, and be grateful for the favors of God if it is God that you serve.

So eat what God has provided you, lawful and wholesome, and be grateful for the favors of God if it is God that you serve. Advice on Food Food is a daily choice, and people ask what guidelines there are on this topic in the Quran. Almost the same text appears at four places, in 2:172 17; 5:3 4; 6:146, and 16:114 115, with

More information

RAMADHAAN. The Blessed Month of Fasting. Time to purify and train body and soul

RAMADHAAN. The Blessed Month of Fasting. Time to purify and train body and soul RAMADHAAN 1 The Blessed Month of Fasting Time to purify and train body and soul A quick and easy summary on the meaning, purpose and benefits of fasting in Islam. A warm welcome to you! 2 The month of

More information

What is Ramadan. Ramadan begins at sighting of new moon. Ramadan Ends

What is Ramadan. Ramadan begins at sighting of new moon. Ramadan Ends 1 What is Ramadan? The significance of Ramadan? Fasting: What is it? Who fasts? Why? Typical Ramadan Activities. Qarqe'an : What is it? Eid-ul-Fitr: Marking the End of Ramadan. Working with Muslim Colleagues.

More information

Islamic Beliefs and Practices

Islamic Beliefs and Practices Islamic Beliefs and Practices Standard 7.2.3 Objective/Goal for learning today: To learn the Qur an and the Sunnah provide Muslims with important rules and examples on how to live a moral life. What system???

More information

Understanding Islam Series One: The Big Picture

Understanding Islam Series One: The Big Picture C.T.R. Hewer. UI: Big Picture 9, page 1 Understanding Islam Series One: The Big Picture To view the video that goes with this article, go to www.ahlulbayt.tv/understandingislam Part Nine: What is the purpose

More information

SIMILARITIES BETWEEN ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY. Dr. Zakir Naik

SIMILARITIES BETWEEN ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY. Dr. Zakir Naik SIMILARITIES BETWEEN ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY by Dr. Zakir Naik Al-Qur'an 3:64 Al-Qur'an 20:25-28 Greet you in the same manner as Jesus (pbuh) greeted in Hebrew Luke 24:36 Sholam alay kum or Islamic greeting

More information

Ramadan: a Month for Healing When the Rahmat of Allah is Bestowed

Ramadan: a Month for Healing When the Rahmat of Allah is Bestowed Ramadan: a Month for Healing When the Rahmat of Allah is Bestowed And when the Qur an is recited, then listen to it attentively, and be silent in order that you may receive mercy. And remember your Lord

More information

Islam for Christians. John W. Herbst, PhD

Islam for Christians. John W. Herbst, PhD Islam for Christians John W. Herbst, PhD The Pillars of Islam, and Jihad: What Muslims are Supposed to Do September 28, 2017 Pillars of Muslim Practice: Listed in Order of Importance 1) Reciting the Shahada

More information

central beliefs and practices

central beliefs and practices central beliefs and practices What is Islam? Judaism, Christianity and Islam: a shared heritage Who was Muhammad (peace be upon him)? The Five Pillars of Islam Pillar 1: Shahāda (testament of faith) Pillar

More information

Copyright. This article was originally published by IIASA Research Center.

Copyright. This article was originally published by IIASA Research Center. Copyright This article was originally published by IIASA Research Center. Adapted from the www.islaam.com. This book is not copyrighted. Any or all parts of this book may be used for educational purposes

More information

INFORMATION and GUIDANCE ON RAMADHAN 10/11 th August /10 th September 2010

INFORMATION and GUIDANCE ON RAMADHAN 10/11 th August /10 th September 2010 INFORMATION and GUIDANCE ON RAMADHAN 10/11 th August 2010 9/10 th September 2010 INTRODUCTION This guide provides staff and managers with information regarding the Muslim month of Ramadan. Fasting during

More information

Islam The Principles of Islam

Islam The Principles of Islam Non-fiction: Islam The Principles of Islam Islam The Principles of Islam About 1/5 of the world s population 1 follows a religion called Islam. These people are called Muslims. There are about 6-8 million

More information

Nothing to Disclose. History 3/8/17. Timothy Myrick MD, DTMH University of Missouri Kansas City Family and Community Medicine

Nothing to Disclose. History 3/8/17. Timothy Myrick MD, DTMH University of Missouri Kansas City Family and Community Medicine Timothy Myrick MD, DTMH University of Missouri Kansas City Family and Community Medicine Nothing to Disclose History There is a long history of Christian medical outreach to Muslims 1889 Dutch Reformed

More information

Everyone Managing Religion in the Workplace - Ramadan

Everyone Managing Religion in the Workplace - Ramadan Everyone Managing Religion in the Workplace - Ramadan Version 1.3 Owner: Diversity and Inclusion Approved by: Loraine Martins Date issued 26-06-2015 A Brief Guide for Managers 1. Introduction For many

More information

Growing up Muslim A PRESENTATION BY MS. RIZVI

Growing up Muslim A PRESENTATION BY MS. RIZVI Growing up Muslim A PRESENTATION BY MS. RIZVI By now you all should have learned about the basics of Islam through your course of study with Ms. Sanfilippo. Hopefully I can also shed some light on my religion

More information

Grace Martial Arts Fitness

Grace Martial Arts Fitness Grace Martial Arts Fitness! 1 of 15! Grace Martial Arts Fitness By Mark McGee Grace Martial Arts Fitness! 2 of 15! Rules for Training Grace Martial Arts Fitness! 3 of 15! Martial Arts Fitness is known

More information

Traditional Indian Holistic Therapies

Traditional Indian Holistic Therapies Traditional Indian Holistic Therapies Vera Kaur The human body is a latticework of energies, vibrating at different frequencies, encompassing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our

More information

Transcript of Friday Khutba delivered by Shaikh Ahmad Kutty at the Islamic Institute of Toronto on the 6th of June, 2018

Transcript of Friday Khutba delivered by Shaikh Ahmad Kutty at the Islamic Institute of Toronto on the 6th of June, 2018 Transcript of Friday Khutba delivered by Shaikh Ahmad Kutty at the Islamic Institute of Toronto on the 6th of June, 2018 FAREWELL TO RAMADAN: The Four Lessons to Take with Us All praises belong to Allah,

More information

Spiritual Exercises for a Healthier Life A Talk Outline

Spiritual Exercises for a Healthier Life A Talk Outline Spiritual Exercises for a Healthier Life A Talk Outline Prepared by Dale Fletcher, M.S. Faith and Health Connection www.faithandhealthconnection.org Our Nation Remains in a Health Crisis Chronic diseases

More information

Islam Respecting Diversity

Islam Respecting Diversity Islam Respecting Diversity Put Yourself In My Shoes! Slide 2 The country with the largest Muslim population is. a. India b. Indonesia c. Saudi Arabia d. Iraq Slide 3 Who is American? Slide 4 Most Muslims

More information

WHY I ASK PEOPLE TO BECOME MUSLIMS: A FEW OF THE REASONS

WHY I ASK PEOPLE TO BECOME MUSLIMS: A FEW OF THE REASONS WHY I ASK PEOPLE TO BECOME MUSLIMS: A FEW OF THE REASONS By Yahya George Maxwell 2008 Introduction Many people have asked me, to tell them how I became a Muslim, and the truth is, I really didn't know.

More information

Purification of the Soul

Purification of the Soul Purification of the Soul Concept, Process and Means By Jamaal al-din M. Zarabozo 2002 Purification of the Souk Concept, Process and Means Table of Contents INTRODUCTION 1 CHAPTER 1 MANKIND AND THE PURIFICATION

More information

CHAPTER. 9.1 Introduction

CHAPTER. 9.1 Introduction 4 The beliefs and practices of Islam are a way of life for Muslims. CHAPTER The Teachings of Islam 9.1 Introduction In Chapter 8, you learned about the prophet Muhammad and the early spread of Islam. Now

More information

Caring for a Muslim Patient with Mental Health Problems

Caring for a Muslim Patient with Mental Health Problems Caring for a Muslim Patient with Mental Health Problems Religion: Islam Participants: Muslims Basic elements: the Five Pillars: PILLAR ONE: The Declaration of Faith (SHAHADA), by verbally promising the

More information

What is Islam? Is Islam new or different? 4/13/17. Definitions. Islam: Submission to God. Muslim: One who submits to God.

What is Islam? Is Islam new or different? 4/13/17. Definitions. Islam: Submission to God. Muslim: One who submits to God. Welcome!!! To Noor Islamic Cultural Center In the name of God, the most Merciful and the most Beneficent Islam 101 Your Presenter today is Jeri Milburn What Will We Cover Today? Definition of Islam and

More information

Personal Development Plan

Personal Development Plan Personal Development Plan 1 This document is a guide for personal improvement. Inshallah, we can grow stronger in our faith, and our knowledge and more committed Muslims/Muslimahs by aiming to improve

More information

A Brief Guide to Ramadan and Fasting. E-Da`wah Committee.

A Brief Guide to Ramadan and Fasting. E-Da`wah Committee. A Brief Guide to Ramadan and Fasting By E-Da`wah Committee www.edc.org.kw All Rights Reserved 2015. E-Da`wah Committee If you have any corrections, comments, or questions about this publication, please

More information

Bismi Allahi Alrrahmani Alrraheemi. In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful

Bismi Allahi Alrrahmani Alrraheemi. In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful ب س بي ٱ ب ٱ رل س م ب ٱ رل ب بي Bismi Allahi Alrrahmani Alrraheemi In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful WHY I ASK PEOPLE TO BECOME MUSLIMS: A FEW OF THE REASONS By Yahya George

More information

THE VERY IMPORTANT BSCS ALL YOU NEED YOU KNOW SUMMARY OF RELIGIOUS TEACHINGS!

THE VERY IMPORTANT BSCS ALL YOU NEED YOU KNOW SUMMARY OF RELIGIOUS TEACHINGS! KNOW SUMMARY OF TEACHINGS! 1 Use these wherever you can! Remember, you cannot get full marks for your answer unless you use key concepts and religious vocabulary. Many of these teachings can be used in

More information

Introduction to Islam. Edited from an Islamic Web-Site

Introduction to Islam. Edited from an Islamic Web-Site Introduction to Islam THE OPENING In the name of God, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful! Praise be to God, Lord of the Universe, the Mercygiving, the Merciful. Ruler on the Day of Judgment! You do

More information

David Bass - Managing Director

David Bass - Managing Director David Bass - Managing Director Ubique EHS Management Solutions FZ LLC يوبيك لحلول إدارة أنظمت البيئت والصحت والسالمت Associated in Abu Dhabi with The Holy Month Preparations and Considerations entering

More information

How to Behave When Struck by Illness

How to Behave When Struck by Illness How to Behave When Struck by Illness ية اتلرصف عند املرض ] إ ل ي - English [ www.islamreligion.com website موقع دين الا سلام 2013-1434 Before talking about how a believer behaves when ill or injured it

More information

Lesson 1 Student Handout 1.1 Islamic Beliefs and Practices

Lesson 1 Student Handout 1.1 Islamic Beliefs and Practices Lesson 1 Student Handout 1.1 Islamic Beliefs and Practices The word Islam means peace through submission to God. Muslim practice is defined by the Qur an (holy scripture) and the Sunnah, or example set

More information

134 Women s Rights, the Quran and Islam

134 Women s Rights, the Quran and Islam 14 Salat Contact Prayer The Contact Prayer, or Salat, is known as the second pillar of Islam. It is a beautiful gift to us from God. It is the best means in my experience of keeping God foremost in your

More information

Surah Al Muminoon CLASS 8 RAMADAN 8, 1435

Surah Al Muminoon CLASS 8 RAMADAN 8, 1435 Surah Al Muminoon CLASS 8 RAMADAN 8, 1435 Morning Bliss Ramadan 2014 July 6, 2014 Surah Al Muminoon Surah Al Muminoon is divided into different sections. The first section from Ayah 1-11 describes the

More information

Five Pillars of Islam

Five Pillars of Islam Five Pillars of Islam This simple presentation supports the RE Today publication Questions: Muslims. It features examples of work about the Five Pillars of Islam and about worship at the mosque. The presentation

More information

About oneness of God. By Dr. Naji Ibrahim Al-Arfaj

About oneness of God. By Dr. Naji Ibrahim Al-Arfaj 50 About oneness of God By Dr. Naji Ibrahim Al-Arfaj 3 50 In the name About Oneness of Allah, of God the https://twitter.com/guidetoislam1 Beneficent, the Merciful 01 Allah in Arabic is the name of the

More information

7th - EXAM - CHAPTER 3

7th - EXAM - CHAPTER 3 Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1. Where is the Arabian Peninsula located? a. the northwest corner of Asia c. the northeast corner of Asia

More information

Spiritual Exercise and Physical Health

Spiritual Exercise and Physical Health The Linacre Quarterly Volume 71 Number 1 Article 6 February 2004 Spiritual Exercise and Physical Health Allen S. Maller Follow this and additional works at: http://epublications.marquette.edu/lnq Recommended

More information

Islamic Cardiology truly deceitful!

Islamic Cardiology truly deceitful! Islamic Cardiology truly deceitful! The level of Islamic Infiltration into numerous aspects of everyday British life is truly astonishing. If you saw a glossy magazine called The British Journal of Cardiology

More information

THE RISE OF ISLAM U N I T I I I

THE RISE OF ISLAM U N I T I I I THE RISE OF ISLAM U N I T I I I MUHAMMAD THE PROPHET From Mecca in modern day Saudi Arabia Muhammad was a middle aged merchant who claimed the Angel Gabriel asked him to recite the word of God. As a Merchant,

More information

Warm-Up: 10/2 Quotations from Holy Books

Warm-Up: 10/2 Quotations from Holy Books Warm-Up: 10/2 Quotations from Holy Books Each statement below comes from a Holy Book. Indicate whether you think the source of each statement is: (A)the Old Testament; (B)the New Testament; (C)the Qur

More information

Unit 3 SG 4. Introduction to Islam. Sunday, March 16, 14

Unit 3 SG 4. Introduction to Islam. Sunday, March 16, 14 Unit 3 SG 4 Introduction to Islam A.Pre-Islamic Arabia 1. Bedouin: People of the Desert - communal life essential for desert living; people belonged to tribes (patriarchal); nomadic & sedentary; paganism

More information

This newsletter is sponsored by Shining Stars Nursery

This newsletter is sponsored by Shining Stars Nursery Compiled by Madrasah Kashiful Uloom Issue No. 5 June 2017 IN THIS ISSUE IMPORTANCE OF RAMADHAN KIDZ KORNER RAMADHAN Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the month of fasting for Muslims.

More information

SHORT PHRASES ABOUT PROPHET MUHAMMAD. By Dr. Naji Ibrahim Al-Arfaj

SHORT PHRASES ABOUT PROPHET MUHAMMAD. By Dr. Naji Ibrahim Al-Arfaj 100 SHORT PHRASES ABOUT PROPHET MUHAMMAD By Dr. Naji Ibrahim Al-Arfaj In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful 01 02 Muhammad (may Allah s blessings and peace be upon him) the son of Abdullah,

More information

SHORT PHRASES ABOUT PROPHET MUHAMMAD. By Dr. Naji Ibrahim Al-Arfaj

SHORT PHRASES ABOUT PROPHET MUHAMMAD. By Dr. Naji Ibrahim Al-Arfaj 100 SHORT PHRASES ABOUT PROPHET MUHAMMAD By Dr. Naji Ibrahim Al-Arfaj In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful 01 02 Muhammad (may Allah s blessings and peace be upon him) the son of Abdullah,

More information

What do you know about Islam?

What do you know about Islam? Islam Ms. McPeak What do you know about Islam? Islam Quick Facts *Adherents: 1.3-1.6 billion people and In North America there are 5-7 million muslims *Size Rank: Fastest growing religion in the world,

More information

Magic Pills. CAUTION: Taking these pills without reading the directions below can cause a severe harm to your health.

Magic Pills. CAUTION: Taking these pills without reading the directions below can cause a severe harm to your health. Magic Pills CAUTION: Taking these pills without reading the directions below can cause a severe harm to your health. Directions: A Magic Pill is the pill which contains magic power in it. This pill can

More information

Section 1. Objectives

Section 1. Objectives Objectives Understand how Muhammad became the prophet of Islam. Describe the teachings of Islam. Explain how Islam helped shape the way of life of its believers. Terms and People Bedouins nomadic herders

More information

Personal Hygiene نلظافة الشخصية. website

Personal Hygiene نلظافة الشخصية.  website Personal Hygiene نلظافة الشخصية ] إ ل ي - English [ www.islamreligion.com website موقع دين الا سلام 2013-1434 Muslims throughout the world have extremely high standards of personal hygiene, because Islam

More information

Speaker: Sheikh Ali Lubowa Imam and Hospital Administrator Saidina Abubakar Islamic Hospital. Institutions: Federation of Islamic Medical

Speaker: Sheikh Ali Lubowa Imam and Hospital Administrator Saidina Abubakar Islamic Hospital. Institutions: Federation of Islamic Medical Speaker: Sheikh Ali Lubowa Imam and Hospital Administrator Saidina Abubakar Islamic Hospital. Institutions: Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) HIV/AIDS Resource Centre hosted by the Islamic

More information

Ramadan Guidance 2018

Ramadan Guidance 2018 Ramadan Guidance 2018 For staff and managers When is Ramadan? Ramadan will begin this year approximately on the 16 th of May 2017 and it will last for 29 to 30 days. Muslims follow the lunar calendar so

More information

Islam Timed-Writing Exercise

Islam Timed-Writing Exercise Islam Timed-Writing Exercise DIRECTIONS: This assessment requires you to: Examine a series of documents from a culture. Determine some of the values of that culture. Use several documents to write an essay

More information

The Origins of Islam. The Message and the Messenger. Created By: Beatrix, Lorien, and Selah

The Origins of Islam. The Message and the Messenger. Created By: Beatrix, Lorien, and Selah The Origins of Islam The Message and the Messenger Created By: Beatrix, Lorien, and Selah The Origin of Muhammad The Story of Islam The city of Mecca came about by a well. Hagar and Ishmael were stuck

More information

What is Taqwa and How to increase it

What is Taqwa and How to increase it 1 What is Taqwa and How to increase it Allah has used word Taqwa 251 times in Quran either as noun or verb. Person who practices Taqwa is called Muttaqeen. Since it is very important term used in Quran,

More information

Dawood Public School Course Outline Islamiyat Class IV

Dawood Public School Course Outline Islamiyat Class IV 1 Dawood Public School Course Outline 2017-18 Islamiyat Class IV Text Book: Islamiyat for Grade 4 by Sajeda Zaidi; Oxford Publishing. Yearly Syllabus Month Content Chapter Page # August September October

More information

Islam Today: Demographics

Islam Today: Demographics Understanding Islam Islam Today: Demographics There are an estimated 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide Approximately 1/5 th of the world's population Where Do Muslims Live? Only 18% of Muslims live in the

More information

Working with Muslim Patients. HIV and Cultural Health December 9, 2016 Hasina Mohyuddin, MBA, MS

Working with Muslim Patients. HIV and Cultural Health December 9, 2016 Hasina Mohyuddin, MBA, MS Working with Muslim Patients HIV and Cultural Health December 9, 2016 Hasina Mohyuddin, MBA, MS Agenda Muslims & Cultural Competence Muslim Demographics Religious Beliefs Views on Illness & Care Religious

More information

HISTORY OF ISLAM. Muhammed is God s prophet. Despite different beliefs, Islam wastolerant of other religions, such as Jews and Christians.

HISTORY OF ISLAM. Muhammed is God s prophet. Despite different beliefs, Islam wastolerant of other religions, such as Jews and Christians. ISLAM & JUDAISM MAP HISTORY OF ISLAM Islam means peace through submission to the will of Allah. Those who practice the religion are called Muslims. There is only one God, Allah. Allah was symbolized by

More information

The Wisdom behind the Postures and Phrases of Prayer

The Wisdom behind the Postures and Phrases of Prayer The Wisdom behind the Postures and Phrases of Prayer حلكمة من ختاذ ملواقف والعبارات من الصلاة ] إ ل ي - English [ www.islamreligion.com website موقع دين الا سلام 2013-1434 Prayer is the second pillar of

More information

Ramzan and Taqwa. May 18 th 2018

Ramzan and Taqwa. May 18 th 2018 Sermon Delivered by Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba); Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community relayed live all across the globe NOTE: Al Islam Team takes full responsibility for any errors or miscommunication

More information

Muslim Perspectives on Hospice Care: Problems with Letting Go. Shahbaz Hasan Infectious Diseases Hospice and Palliative Care APPNA-July 2018, Dallas

Muslim Perspectives on Hospice Care: Problems with Letting Go. Shahbaz Hasan Infectious Diseases Hospice and Palliative Care APPNA-July 2018, Dallas Muslim Perspectives on Hospice Care: Problems with Letting Go Shahbaz Hasan Infectious Diseases Hospice and Palliative Care APPNA-July 2018, Dallas Disclaimers Hospice Medical Director: No commercial plugs

More information

QUESTION WHAT ARE THE MAJOR POINTS OF SIMILARITY AND DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BELIEFS AND PRACTICES OF MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS?

QUESTION WHAT ARE THE MAJOR POINTS OF SIMILARITY AND DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BELIEFS AND PRACTICES OF MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS? QUESTION WHAT ARE THE MAJOR POINTS OF SIMILARITY AND DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BELIEFS AND PRACTICES OF MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS? INTRODUCTION The early history of Islam revolves around one central figure,

More information

Islam beliefs and practices KEY WORDS

Islam beliefs and practices KEY WORDS Islam beliefs and practices KEY WORDS Ablution Ritual washing in Islam. The Arabic term is wudu. Adalat The concept of justice in Shi a Islam Adam One of the prophets of Allah. The father of humankind.

More information

When we think deeply of the Qur an verses we find that it emphasizes on this issue. Why? Let us look at the facts from the Qur an and science.

When we think deeply of the Qur an verses we find that it emphasizes on this issue. Why? Let us look at the facts from the Qur an and science. You may be surprised to know, dear ones, that submission When the believer is the best practices remedy the for worship so many of disorders. submission, "Has not the time come for the hearts of those

More information

Transcript of Eidul Fitr Khutba (sermon) delivered by Shaikh Ahmad Kutty at the Islamic

Transcript of Eidul Fitr Khutba (sermon) delivered by Shaikh Ahmad Kutty at the Islamic Transcript of Eidul Fitr Khutba (sermon) delivered by Shaikh Ahmad Kutty at the Islamic Institute of Toronto on Friday, July 17 th, 2015 Brothers and Sisters, All praises to Allah for His countless blessings.

More information

Religious Freedom and Tolerance in Islam

Religious Freedom and Tolerance in Islam Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha at Islam Lahore (U.K.) 15 Stanley Avenue, Alperton, Wembley, U.K., HA0 4JQ. Tel: 020 8903 2689 email: aaiil.uk@gmail.com www.aaiil.org/uk Religious Freedom and Tolerance in Islam

More information

Mohammad peace be upon him had talk about sudden death, Let's read what our Prophet said and wha

Mohammad peace be upon him had talk about sudden death, Let's read what our Prophet said and wha Mohammad peace be upon him had talk about sudden death, Let's read what our Prophet said and wha Prophet Mohammad (Peace and blessing be upon him) said: (One of resurrection day s signs is the appearance

More information

A Brief Introduction to Islam

A Brief Introduction to Islam A Brief Introduction to Islam مقدمة موجزة عن الا سلام ] إ ل ي - English [ www.islamreligion.com website موقع دين الا سلام 2013-1434 Islam and Muslims The word Islam is an Arabic word which means submission

More information

Abraham s Genealogy. Judaism-Torah. Islam-Quran Muhammad (the last prophet) Quran and the Five Pillars of Islam.

Abraham s Genealogy. Judaism-Torah. Islam-Quran Muhammad (the last prophet) Quran and the Five Pillars of Islam. Abraham s Genealogy 100-1500 HAGAR Islam-Quran ABRAHAM Judaism-Torah SARAH Ishmael Isaac 12 Arabian Tribes Jacob/Israel Esau Muhammad (the last prophet) Quran and the Five Pillars of Islam Mecca (Muslims)

More information

Big Idea Islam emerges in the Arabian Peninsula. Essential Question What are the beliefs of Islam?

Big Idea Islam emerges in the Arabian Peninsula. Essential Question What are the beliefs of Islam? Big Idea Islam emerges in the Arabian Peninsula. Essential Question What are the beliefs of Islam? 1 Words To Know Islam a monotheistic religion that emerged in the Arabian Peninsula (Middle East) in the

More information

KA'BAH. K is for Ka'bah Islamic Activity Lessons Page 1

KA'BAH. K is for Ka'bah  Islamic Activity Lessons Page 1 KA'BAH Islamic Activity Lessons Page 1 Kk KA'BAH Islamic Activity Lessons Page 2 HAJJ Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. Muslims must make the pilgrimage to Makkah at least once in their lifetime. Although

More information

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4th SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd 8 WEEK CHALLENGE WEEKLY SUPPORT SESSIONS. 5:30-7pm MISSION CONTROL (3RD FLOOR) 21 DAY FAST

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4th SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd 8 WEEK CHALLENGE WEEKLY SUPPORT SESSIONS. 5:30-7pm MISSION CONTROL (3RD FLOOR) 21 DAY FAST TOTAL LIFE CHALLENGE 15 SUNDAY, JANUARY 4th SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd 8 WEEK CHALLENGE WEEKLY SUPPORT SESSIONS 5:30-7pm MISSION CONTROL (3RD FLOOR) 21 DAY FAST MONDAY, JANUARY 5th SUNDAY, JANUARY 25th WEEKLY

More information

culture is everything and everything is culture About Ramadan Nasif

culture is everything and everything is culture About Ramadan Nasif culture is everything and everything is culture About Ramadan Nasif Kayed @NasifKayed 050 598 7031 www.thearabculturalist.com What Does Islam mean? Islam means To Submit or Surrender What? To whom? Submit

More information

World Religion Review. Each slide will have information on all three religions.

World Religion Review. Each slide will have information on all three religions. World Religion Review Each slide will have information on all three religions. Where: Region of the world religion began All three religions originated in: Southwest Asia Founder/ Leader Important Person

More information

ISLAM at a Glance. Answers to common questions on Islam

ISLAM at a Glance. Answers to common questions on Islam ISLAM at a Glance Answers to common questions on Islam ISLAM at a Glance ISLAM AND MUSLIM Islam is an Arabic word which means peace, purity, acceptance and commitment. As a religion, Islam stands for

More information

Repentance (part 1 of 3): Door to Salvation

Repentance (part 1 of 3): Door to Salvation Repentance (part 1 of 3): Door to Salvation Description: The means of salvation from an Islamic perspective. Part 1: The Islamic teachings on sin and salvation. By Imam Kamil Mufti Published on 14 Dec

More information

Global History Islam 1. What do the terms Islam and Muslim mean?

Global History Islam 1. What do the terms Islam and Muslim mean? Islam SLMS/09 Islam is the third of the three major monotheistic religions. It is descended from both Judaism and Christianity. People who practice the religion of Islam are known as Muslims, not Islams.

More information

Interview with an Islamic Australian law enforcement officer

Interview with an Islamic Australian law enforcement officer Interview with an Islamic Australian law enforcement officer Interviewer: Thanks for chatting with me Ali. The first thing I d like to ask about is the Muslim faith. I m sure you re aware that there are

More information

The Understanding of Terengganu Muslim Community Concerning Health Care Practice of Prophet Muhammad SAW

The Understanding of Terengganu Muslim Community Concerning Health Care Practice of Prophet Muhammad SAW The Understanding of Terengganu Muslim Community Concerning Health Care Practice of Prophet Muhammad SAW Berhanundin Bin Abdullah (PhD), Fauzi Bin Yusof, Wan Saifuldin Bin Wan Hassan, Ahmad Shaharuddin

More information

What Is This Module About?

What Is This Module About? What Is This Module About? Do you believe in God? What name do you use when you refer to Him? What religion are you a member of? What are the basic teachings of your church? Do you know that the Philippines

More information

Notes: Shaykh Mohammed Al Shareef s lecture, Fasting and the Furious by Muslim Support Network on Monday, 7 September 2009 at 14:26

Notes: Shaykh Mohammed Al Shareef s lecture, Fasting and the Furious by Muslim Support Network on Monday, 7 September 2009 at 14:26 Notes: Shaykh Mohammed Al Shareef s lecture, Fasting and the Furious by Muslim Support Network on Monday, 7 September 2009 at 14:26 Notes taken from the 'Fasting and Furious', Sh. AlShareef s teacher was

More information

Maybe it was the documentary movie Supersize Me which illustrated the shocking health consequences of eating too much fast food.

Maybe it was the documentary movie Supersize Me which illustrated the shocking health consequences of eating too much fast food. Recycling Gluttony Ecc 2:24-25, Phil 3:17-21 Friends, its January and for many of us that probably means we are trying to be more diligent in watching what we eat and making sure that we exercise, especially

More information

No one can imitate the Quran these letters show the miraculous nature of the Quran. These letters is to amaze the person.

No one can imitate the Quran these letters show the miraculous nature of the Quran. These letters is to amaze the person. Bismilahi Rahmani Raheem 1 Alif, Lam Meem Haroof Mukatehat the disjointed letters, letters of the Arabic alphabet, they are written together but pronounced separately - Surtal Baqarah begins with haroof,

More information

Cambridge Assessment International Education Cambridge Ordinary Level. Published

Cambridge Assessment International Education Cambridge Ordinary Level. Published Cambridge Assessment International Education Cambridge Ordinary Level ISLAMIYAT 2058/21 Paper 2 MARK SCHEME Maximum Mark: 50 Published This mark scheme is published as an aid to teachers and candidates,

More information

MUSLIM ASSOCIATION OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR (MANAL)

MUSLIM ASSOCIATION OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR (MANAL) Vol. 15, No. 1 Shaaban 1428 H September 2007 MUSLIM ASSOCIATION OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR (MANAL) MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF MANAL Dear Brothers and Sisters: Alhamdulilah, Allah (SWT) has

More information

The Easy K h u r r a m J. M u r a d

The Easy K h u r r a m J. M u r a d The Easy Way Khurram J. Murad - The Easy Way Khurram Murad Source: www.al-islamforall.org 1 Introduction One of the terms used by the Qur'an during the early Makkan period to describe Islam was Al-Yusraa,

More information

R.E.R.E. ISLAM Medium term question planning

R.E.R.E. ISLAM Medium term question planning Key Skills to be covered: Taken from Level 1 Taken from Level 2 AT1: Learning about religion Pupils I can retell some parts of religious stories. I recognise religious people. I recognise religious places.

More information

THE REASONS BEHIND THE WORSHIP PRACTICES COMMANDED BY GOD: Oct22/04

THE REASONS BEHIND THE WORSHIP PRACTICES COMMANDED BY GOD: Oct22/04 THE REASONS BEHIND THE WORSHIP PRACTICES COMMANDED BY GOD: Oct22/04 Chapter 97 Al-Qadr is translated as Destiny. The Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadan as a guide for the Believers and to serve

More information

By Zahid Uddin, age 9

By Zahid Uddin, age 9 By Zahid Uddin, age 9 CONTENTS PAGE 1. Welcome Ramadan 2. Some Ahadith 3. My Ramadan good deeds list 4. Ramadan Crossword 5. Ramadan Wordsearch 6. Story about In shaa Allah 7. My Ramadan daily routine

More information

نبذ ف الصيام لفضيلة الشيخ العلمة.ممد بن صال العثيمي- رحه ال

نبذ ف الصيام لفضيلة الشيخ العلمة.ممد بن صال العثيمي- رحه ال Maktabatul Uthaymeen Publication نبذ ف الصيام لفضيلة الشيخ العلمة.ممد بن صال العثيمي- رحه ال Brief Notes on How to Observe the Fast During the Month of Ramadhan By his eminence: Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih

More information

Culturally Competent Practice with Muslim Clients

Culturally Competent Practice with Muslim Clients North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) PO Box 121; Botsford, CT 06404 *** Phone/Fax (tollfree): 888.426.4712 Email: info@nacsw.org *** Website: http://www.nacsw.org A Vital Christian

More information

SATSANG with GURUDEV SHRI OJASWI SHARMA 17/02/2006. Mantra - the meaning of Om Seeker and Guru Mother s duty Alcohol an obstacle on spiritual path

SATSANG with GURUDEV SHRI OJASWI SHARMA 17/02/2006. Mantra - the meaning of Om Seeker and Guru Mother s duty Alcohol an obstacle on spiritual path Mantra - the meaning of Om Seeker and Guru Mother s duty Alcohol an obstacle on spiritual path Om Shri Paramatmane Namaha Mantra - the meaning of Om Q: I have a question about a mantra. I am using as a

More information

Islam Seminar Study Guide

Islam Seminar Study Guide 1 Islam Seminar Study Guide These notes are based on a lecture for Southam College that I delivered on Nov 7th 2018 (big thanks to Mrs. Thomas and the students!). They are based on my understanding of

More information

Understanding Islam Series Two: Standing before God

Understanding Islam Series Two: Standing before God C.T.R. Hewer. UI: Standing before God 1, page 1 Understanding Islam Series Two: Standing before God To view the video that goes with this article, go to www.ahlulbayt.tv/understandingislam Part One: Three

More information

The Muslim Community in Scouting

The Muslim Community in Scouting The Muslim Community in Scouting S Item Code FS185024 Dec/02 Edition no 2 0845 300 1818 The values, ethos, educational focus and international scope of the Movement are all compatible with Muslim teaching.

More information

Introduction to Islam

Introduction to Islam Introduction to Islam Basic Facts of Islam Islam is the third in succession of the three great monotheistic faiths born in the Middle East (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) Islam is the second largest religion

More information