Muslims reminded of benefits of good health

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

IMAMS yesterday reminded all Muslims to be grateful with the nikmat (blessings) of good health and to always take care of their body’s wellbeing which is often overlooked.

The imams delivering the sermon nationwide related that people only tend to realise and remember the nikmat of good health when they have fallen ill.

Undoubtedly, a person will feel uncomfortable when he or she is down with sickness, however, these struggles and discomforts are also tests of faith from Allah SWT.

The imams highlighted that there is always a lesson behind every trials. It is also a way to purify oneself from previous sins and serves as a reminder of the importance to stay healthy.

Imams also mentioned that previous prophets were also tested with illness and sicknesses as a way to increase their taqwa (obedience to and fear of Allah), and perseverance in guiding their people.

For instance, Prophet Ayub (AS) who was tested by Allah SWT with an extreme skin condition where every time the prophet scratched his itch, his skin will bleed and let out horrid pus.

This very condition then led Prophet Ayub (AS) to be outcasted by his people. However, due to his patience, Allah SWT granted his prayers and resumed his normal condition as well as blessed him with more rezeki (sustenance).

Islam also urges Muslims to always seek treatment as part of usaha (effort) to stay healthy and is considered as an act of worship if the treatments are performed based on Islamic law. Imams also recommended that Muslims consider Islamic medicine and to have faith in it, on top of other forms of medical treatment.

Such examples of Islamic remedies include recitation of Al-Quran. As stated in Surah Al-Isra in Noble Al-Quran, the Al-Quran is “healing and a mercy for the believers”.

Based on several authentic hadith of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), several verses of the Al-Quran are powerful to be used in rukyah (purification and healing) such as Surah Al-Fatihah, Surah Al-Ikhlas, Surah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Nas.

Muslims were also advised to persevere and to continue searching for possible treatments that can ease one’s sickness.

Additionally, Muslims are urged to be in total submission to Allah SWT and to accept His ‘Qada and Qadar’ (fate and destiny), while being steadfast in praying for good health.

The Brunei Times