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Islamic guidelines for healthful living

Rahman, Mohammad Tariqur and Abdul Karim, Jesmin Banu (2007) Islamic guidelines for healthful living. Journal of the Islamic Medical Association of North America , 39 (4). pp. 158-167. ISSN 0899-8299

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This paper highlights the scientific advancements in immunology and other fields that have given deeper insights into healthful living by advocating guidelines similar to the ones revealed to mankind in the 7th century of the common era (CE) in the Qur'an and Hadith. Discussions are made linking published scientific evidence and recent discoveries in the field of immunology and related sciences with the related Islamic guidelines on various aspects of life. Scientific evidence is consistent with the benefits of the guidelines in Islam for cleanliness (e.g. bathing, ablution, miswāk), eating and drinking habits (e.g. giving importance for honey and olive oil, abstinence from alcohol, avoidance of excessive eating), lifestyle (e.g. managing stress, sex habits), breast feeding, and excretion of body waste in public places.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5128/29724
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quran; Hadith; immune system; Islamic teachings; hygiene
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biomedical Science
Depositing User: Dr Mohammad Tariqur Rahman
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2013 15:04
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2013 15:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29724

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