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Fasting in Islam: A combination of spiritual elevation and prevention of diseases

Khattak, Muhammad Muzaffar Ali Khan and Mohamed Nor, Noraishah and Mamat, Nik Mazlan and Mohd-Shukri, Nor Azwani and Mohd Abu Bakar, Wan Azdie (2016) Fasting in Islam: A combination of spiritual elevation and prevention of diseases. In: 2nd World Congress on the Integration And Islamicisation: Focus On Medical And Health Care Sciences (2WCII2016), 21st-23rd October 2016, IIUM Kuantan. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The obligatory fasting of Ramadan is not only an Islamic ritual to enhance the God-consciousness (called Taqwa), it may also lead to improvement of health status of fasting person. In other words, it is a complete overhauling instrument of Muslims soul/body in terms of faith and health. This can be termed as “Islamic fasting: a combination of spiritual elevation and prevention of diseases”. Fasting plays an important role in the improvement of hyperlipidemia, obesity (fat loss), diabetes, cognition, cell functions, immunological factors, inflammation, stress and lifespan etc. This article is an effort to review and discuss research carried out during the holy month of Ramadan on various aspects of human health.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 5145/52732
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic Fasting, Hyperlipidemia, Obesity, Diabetes, Cognition
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > TX341 Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Nutrition Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Muzaffar Ali Khan Khattak
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 09:55
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 09:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52732

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