Lose Weight In Islamic Way.

Lose Weight in Islamic Way.

Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you.

It seems unfair how easy it is to gain weight and how hard it is to lose it. All of us want to reach a standard of perfection when it comes to our body image: tanned, toned, and tiny. At the same time, we shouldn’t stress ourselves out about it too much! Not only should we remember that modesty is of our faith, but we also shouldn’t forget that stress is the silent killer. With that being said, here is what Islam gave us to solve the all-too-modern problem of weight gain.

STEPS for Losing Weight


Ramadan is the perfect month to tune up our physical, mental, and spiritual health. If, during this month, we eat only the pure and unprocessed foods that Allah has provided us with (such as fruits, vegetables, wheat, grain, and beans), we can be guaranteed weight loss. The Qur'an says, "They ask thee what is lawful to them as food. Say, 'Lawful unto you are all things good and pure.'" During Ramadan, many people eat lots of unhealthy fried food for iftar; this is a bad habit and will end up making you feel bloated during suhoor, ruining your appetite for the rest of the day.

Avoid the excess

This speaks for itself. A good Muslim eats to live, not lives to eat. The Qur’an says, "eat and drink, but be not excessive. Indeed, He likes not those who commit excess". The Prophet (peace be upon him) emphasized "No human ever filled a vessel worse than the stomach. Sufficient for any son of Adam are some morsels to keep his back straight. But if it must be, then one third for his food, one third for his drink, and one third for his breath.

Eat satisfying, but small, meals.

The remaining food can be saved for later or donated to the poor. It’s important to remember that if you stuff yourself with food, you not only run the risk of gaining weight but become sluggish and tired. Also, as the Prophet told us, the stomach is the home of disease, and the more unnecessary food you eat, the weaker your immune system may become. We shouldn't stuff ourselves with food just to make ourselves full; we should enough food to last us the rest of the day or to give us the energy for any tasks that may be done.

Eat breakfast

Eating breakfast speeds up the metabolism of the body; it nourishes us early in the day so that we don’t eat meals late and then sleep on them. The Prophet (saw) said, "Eat your meal at dawn, for there is the blessing in the meal at dawn", and "there is the blessing in three things: the early morning meal, bread, and soup.”

Drink sufficient water. 

Not only does water aid in weight loss, but it also flushes toxins from the body and hydrates skin so that we glow! The Qur'an says, "eat and drink from the provision of Allah".Instead of drinking unhealthy beverages like soda when you’re thirsty (which, incidentally, slows your metabolism and is a factor in tooth decay), try drinking more water. Try to have 8-10 glasses of water per day.

Have patience. 

So many diets are ruined because people lose heart and go back to the regular routine. The Qur'an says: "We will certainly test you with some fear and hunger, and some loss of possessions and lives and crops. But give good news to the steadfast." Persevere and remain steadfast, instead of giving up.

Pray the five prescribed daily prayers

As well as their spiritual benefits, the five prescribed daily prayers also provide physical toning benefits to the body and patience is often the greatest test we face when we decide to lose weight.

Walk, walk, walk

Enjoy a good morning walk. Walk to work if you can and have a little walk after every meal. Try to go the long way around to the shops or to and from home. Try to take a hilly street or when you’re walking in the park walk up a hill. Walk in the park after you wake up, as it is very good for a person to take in the fresh air and be in natural surroundings. The Prophet (peace be upon him), said: "Give glad tidings, to those who walk to the mosques in the dark".

Rest Allah Knows the Best!!
Aairah Ahmed

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