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Health and cleanness play a vital role in Islam. Islamic prophet Muhammad (PBUH) gave suggestions and instructions to his followers, how stay healthy and what are the benefits of doing so. In this article we put forward those top 10 health tips or hadiths from prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Islam made it obligatory for its followers to remain clean and practice hygiene throughout the life.

Caring for one’s hygiene is not only esteemed as a good practice in Islam but also integrated into rituals that represent the faith itself.

Therefore, Muslims must have to clean themselves during daily prayers. Even a complete bath is mandatory after spouse’s intimacy.

Moreover, cleaning teeth encouragement, as outlined in the hadiths below, reveals to what extent Islam care about personal hygiene.

This collection of hadiths are a little example of Islam’s stance on a good health.

Here are top 10 health tips from Prophet Muhammad(PBUH)

Cleanliness is a part of faith

1. Abu Malik Al-Ash’ari (may Allah pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Purity is half of iman (faith). “

Tooth brushing is highly recommended 

2. ` A’ishah (may Allah pleased with her) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,

The miswak (a twig used for tooth-brushing) cleanses and purifies the mouth and pleases the Lord.” (An-Nasa’i and Ibn Khuzaimah; authenticated by Al-Albani)

3. Abu Hurairah (May Allah pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said,

“Were it not that I might overburden my followers, I would have commanded them to use the miswak before every prayer.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Personal hygiene is a human nature

4. Abu Hurairah (may Allah pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

Five practices are of the fitrah (natural disposition): circumcision, shaving the pubic region, clipping the nails, and cutting the mustaches short.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Rituals on Muslims’ best day

5. Abu Dharr (may Allah pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

Whoever takes a bath on a Friday and does it well, and purifies himself and does it well, and puts on his best clothes, and puts on whatever Allah decrees for him of the perfume of his family, then comes to the mosque and does not engage in idle talk or separate (pushing between) two people; he will forgiven for (his sins) between that day and the previous Friday.” (Ibn Majah and authenticated by Al-Albani)

Keep the environment clean

6. Mu’adh (may Allah pleased with him) reported that the Prophet warned,

Beware of the three acts that cause you to cursed: relieving yourselves in shaded places (that people utilize), in a walkway or in a watering-place.” (Ranked sound, hasan, by Al-Albani)

7. Abu Dharr Al-Ghafari (may Allah pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Removing harmful things from the road is an act of charity (sadaqah).” (Authenticated by Al-Albani

Using medicine is encouraged

8. Usamah ibn Sharik (may Allah pleased with him) narrated:

I came to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), and his Companions were sitting as (quiet as) if they had birds on their heads. I saluted and sat down. health tips from Prophet Muhammad

The desert Arabs then came from here and there. They asked: Messenger of Allah, should we make use of medical treatment?

He replied: “Make use of medical treatment, for Allah has not made a disease without appointing a remedy for it, with the exception of one disease, namely old age.” (Abu Dawud and authenticated by Al-Albani)

Be strong and healthy from Prophet Muhammad

9. Abu Hurairah (May Allah pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said,

A strong believer is better and dearer to Allah than a weak one, and both are good.

Keenly pursue what benefits you, seek help only from Allah, and do not give up.

If something befalls you, do not say, ‘If only I had done otherwise.’

Rather say, ‘Allah so determined and did as He willed,’ for ‘if only’ opens the door to Satan’s work.” (Al-Bukhari)

Overeating is not healthy

10. Al-Miqdam (may Allah pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

No man fills a container worse than his stomach.

A few morsels that keep his back upright are sufficient for him. If he has to, then he should keep one-third for food, one-third for drink and one-third for his breathing” (Imam Ahmad and At-Tirmidhi and authenticated by Al-Albani)

These are the top 10 hadiths from prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that emphasis on personal cleanness and hygiene to acquire a decent health.

                                                                         


Dr Mazharul Islam

Dr. Mazharul Islam acquired a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Sylhet MAG Osmany Medical College and trained in internal medicine at Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh. He is a practicing and motivated Medical doctor. He is exclusively working to eliminate superstitious belief from the society

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