The Islamic Muslim.
As salaam alaikum brothers and sisters, good day beautiful good hearted mankind and jinn.
We are going to look at what it means to be a Muslim, a real practicing Muslim and how that discipline relates to nutrition.
Alhamdulilah Islam is the fastest growing religion, way of life but we need to know that not everyone who says they are a Muslim or has a Muslim name really is a Muslim, let alone a Mu’min or Muhsin.
The Quran is a Divine book that was revealed by Allah( Arabic name for God) over 1400 year ago to Prophet Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.
The Quran was revealed in Makkah and Madinah, Saudia Arabia.
Allah makes mention of the difference between Muslims, Mu’min and Muhsin several times in the Quran. Once again not everyone with a Muslim name is a practicing Muslim .
The Quran chapter 49 verse 14
“The bedouins say, “We have believed.” Say, “You have not [yet] believed; but say [instead], ‘We have submitted,’ for faith has not yet entered your hearts. And if you obey Allah and His Messenger, He will not deprive you from your deeds of anything. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.”
Mumin or Momin is an Arabic Islamic term, frequently referenced in the Quran, meaning “believer”. It denotes a person who has complete submission to the Will of Allah and has faith firmly established in his heart, i.e. a “faithful Muslim”. Also, it is used as a name and one of the names of God in Islam.
There is a hadith or report about Prophet Muhummad (saw), that explains about the various levels of belief and action of the Muslim.
O Muhammad, tell me about Islam, The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Islam is to testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, to perform the prayers, to pay the zakat, to fast in Ramadan, and to make the pilgrimage to the House if you are able to do so.” Tell me about Emaan, he ﷺ said, “It is to believe in Allah, His angels, His books, His Messengers, and the Last Day, and to believe in divine destiny, both the good and the evil thereof.” Tell me about Ihsan, he (saw) said, “It is to worship Allah as though you are seeing Him, and while you see Him not truly He sees you.” He ﷺ said, “O Umar, do you know who the questioner was?” I said Allah and His Messenger know best. He ﷺ said, “It was Jibreel, who came to teach you your Deen.”Reported in Bukhari.
So how seriously do we take ourselves when we say we are Muslim? do we try our best to follow the Sunnah of prophet Muhammad (salah lahu alaihi wa salem) or are we just wearing a scarf or growing a big beard to fit in or follow fashion?
The Quran and Sunnah have been given to us for the benefit of our own selves.
Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and sexaully transmitted dieases are on the increase .
These disease can be counteracted with knowledge of islamic nutrition and lifestyle
Making the effort to empower and arm our selves with knowledge of the the Quran and Sunnah will empower us to face the future with a healthy mind body and heart,
every day I pray that Allah makes it easy for us to love the Quran, Allah and the islamic way of life ameen