What’s the point of paying out hefty sums of money every month just in case you need private health care as you age? For what? Because your mum has diabetes and your dad died of a heart attack?
The health issues of our predecessors are signs for us , to show us what we can combat before we get into the same predicament that they did.
So instead of eating and drinking whatever we like, and our final curtain being in a private hospital, covered in tubes and cotton blankets, why not invest in your health before its too late?
In Islam we say there are 5 things you should look after before its too late:-
The Prophet (saw) said; “Take benefit of five before five: Your youth before your old age, your health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free time before you are preoccupied, and your life before your death”
(Narrated by Ibn Abbas and reported by Al Hakim)
Ooooh fighting your lower nature is not easy, appetite is part of our animal instinct, and it’s a survival instinct. I really want some fried greasy refine carb breakfast like a fried egg sandwich with olives and a coffee, however one of my body control techniques is “you can have that but have something healthy first”.
Sulky I mooched to the kitchen seeing soaked sesame seeds and dandelions in clean water and knew that they had to hit the blender. That fried egg sandwich was becoming a faint desire, praise the Creator. As I was getting ready, music to my ears was my neighbors Vitamix was in full swinging, a sign!!!! I was doing the right thing; invest in yourself before it’s too late. Good food wholesome cooked from scratch,plenty of fresh fruit and veggies even if they are not labeled organic, is your health insurance Insha’Allah, trust in Allah and tie up your camel.