Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Four Islamic Rituals That Have Marvellous Health Benefits
Islam is a complete code of life. It is for its believers' own betterment and happiness. These days science is also proving various methods prescribed by Islamand it agrees that Islamic rituals have health benefits. ** Prayer And Saying Takbir (Allah O Akbar): While offering Takbir for starting prayer, we move hands and shoulder muscles, thereby increasing the flow of blood to the upper body. **-Sujjud (Prostration): When we touch the ground with our forehead, this posture increases fresh supply of blood to our brain. **Tashah'hud (Sitting Turning the knees backward in prayer):- In Tashah'hud position, our hip, knee joints, elbow, backbone wrist joints move in a way that it provides a form relaxation to our entire body. Pressure is applied on the body parts as if it was a massage which releases tension. Furthermore, this position assists in speedy digestion, aids detoxification of the liver and stimulates peristaltic action in the small intestine. **Fasting:- A team of cardiologists in the UAE found that people observing Ramazan enjoy a positive effect on their lipid body, which means there is a reduction of cholestrol in the blood. DETOXIFICATION By not eating or drinking throughout the day your body will be offered rare chance to detoxify your digestive system throughout the month. ABSORB MORE NUTRIENTS: By not eating throughout day in Ramazan, you will find that your metabolism becomes more efficient, meaning the amount of nutrients you absorb from food improves. This is because of increase in a hormone called ediponectin, which is produced by combination of fasting and eating late at night and allows your muscles to absorb more nutrients. **Ablution:- Consists of washing face and forearms and wiping head and feet. Wuzu (Ablution) by itself is always a recommendable act in Islamic rituals, but it becomes obligatory in some circumstances. One of which is five times daily before offering prayer. Apart from hygiene, Wuzu has positive effect on circulatory system and removes excessive static charge from body. **Miswak (A twig from Salvodora persica tree): Miswak strengthens the gums and prevents tooth decay. Miswak assists in eliminating toothache and and prevents further decay which has already set in as well as eliminates bad breath.