Health and Wellness (From an Islamic Perspective) Leve 3


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Pages: 146
ISBN-10: 1933269464

ISBN-13: 9781933269467
Publisher: Noorart Publications

  • Intermittent fasting was established in our tradition long before physicians recommended it
  • The companion, Zahir bin Haram struggled with body image. The Prophet (ﷺ) would build his confidence, telling him he was valued in the eyes of Allah
  • Islam advocates for consent to our bodies, including the right to privacy when using the bathroom, sleeping, and when seeking permission before entering a room
  • Islam looks at entertainment as a human need. After striving for the sake of Allah, we are encouraged to take time to relax, re-energize, and have fun with permissible activities
  • The Prophet (ﷺ) advocated for social justice in a society that had deep practices of racism, tribalism, and patriarchy
  • A companion, had an alcohol problem. The Prophet (ﷺ) came to his defense when others would curse him
  • The women of Al Madinah were taught to have no qualms about their strong personalities and inquisitive minds
  • The Prophet (ﷺ) taught the young companion, al-Fadl, to take personal responsibility for controlling his sexual urges by lowering his gaze
  • Rasulullah (ﷺ) experienced a year-long sadness at the loss of his wife and uncle, as well as intense worry when others would mock the religion of Allah and relied on God and the community for emotional support
  • Rasulullah (ﷺ) advised us that the most important qualities to focus on when seeking a spouse are not wealth and ethnicity, but character and religion

Health education that centers the Muslim narrative is the basis of the book series, Health and Wellness/from an Islamic perspective. Written as a preventive intervention - putting the Islamic way of life at the forefront of its answers - it aims to teach our youth to prioritize their overall well-being. Doing so may make them more likely to practice Islam with confidence and less likely to engage in risky behavior.