GENERAL TIPS FOR GOOD HEALTH (according to the Sunnah)

The Sunnah is made up of the sayings and doings of the Prophet (SAW) which the Muslims observed and learned from.  The Prophet (SAW) gave his dos and don’ts to the Muslim ummah (community) for a healthy lifestyle. The Prophet (S.A.W)  once said, “77 diseases are cured by honey”.

  • Best not to eat anything except fruits between breakfast and dinner.
  • Do not eat fruits immediately after a meal; wait for an hour before eating fruits.
  • Do not stand and drink water at night, incurable disease will be contracted (6th Imam a.s).
  • Drinking Rain water is beneficial for health
  • 21 raisins (kishmish) on an empty stomach for good memory and good health.
  • Do not sleep on an empty stomach.
  • Eat only when you are hungry.
  • Use the washroom before sleeping.
  • Do not sleep in a straight position immediately after a meal, as it hinders digestion and causes gastric problems.
  • Do not bathe immediately after a meal, as it hinders digestion.
  • Eat the fruits at the beginning of their season.
  • Don’t drink tea immediately after a meal as tea has acid in it and food has protein in it therefore digestion is hindered.
  • Do not smoke a cigarette immediately after a meal it is equivalent to smoking 10 cigarettes at other times and is the main cause of cancer.
  • Never urinate in the sea or swimming pools, one contracts incurable disease.
  • After a hot water bath put a mug of cold water on your feet
  • Best time to sleep, which is most beneficial, is 2½ hrs. after sunset.
  • Start and end your food with a pinch of salt to ward off 70 kinds of diseases. End your meal also with a pinch of salt.
  • Waking up 2½ hrs. before sunrise is very beneficial for health.
  • Namaz-e-shab is best for good health.
  • Try to do all work facing qibla and in a state of wuzu- Tilwat-e-Quran, cooking, studying etc.
  • Alims say that honey serves a dual purpose i.e. in the winter it has a warm effect and in summer it has a cooling effect.
  • Cutting nails on Friday cures many diseases.

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