IslamicHealth&Healing

Bismillah hir rahman ir raheem – In the name of Allah, the kind, the merciful.

As Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmat Allahi wa Barakatuhu – May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be on you.

In my health practice I teach that fasting is the prerequisite to achieving good health and to reverse the effects of disease.

Many health regimes and programmes in the western world acknowledge this and start their clients on a fast first. Herbalists and naturopaths as well as top life coaches such as Anthony Robbins include fasting in their programmes.

However, the unique aspect of Islamic fasting is the completeness of the fasting and the completeness of the recovery of the health of the individual.

Look at it in this way: before you can fill a glass with liquid to drink, you must first empty it to make it fresh – assuming there is something already there.

In the same way, when disease is present, it must first be cleared before adding the elements of good health.

What are the elements of good health according to Islam?

All of the things which are considered halaal – lawful – are also beneficial and healthy for a person. The things which are considered haraam – unlawful – are also bad and unhealthy in the same way.

To consider the food which is declared haraam first: meat which has not been drained of blood contains disease causing agents and toxins. Hence the increase in non-muslims purchasing halaal meat for their health. My non-muslim friends dining at my home have told me that the halaal meat tastes better.

From my pranic healing training I learned that pork has the dirtiest effect on the body, and that it is avoided by healers who would not be able to transmit the fresh energy to heal the body. In pranic healing the principle of healing is to remove dirty energy before bringing fresh energy of healing: another point which supports the premise that removal of the old is required before healing can take place.

Alcohol, also haraam, is well known for its toxic effects and harming of the liver. Again, in pranic healing, this shows up as black spots on the person’s energy body which a healer can see or touch depending on their level of training. Islamically the building up of black spots is mentioned as a disease of the heart and which would have to be cleaned for the person to be closer to Allah.

Nicotine is also a source for black spots on the heart chakra. It has long been known as a grey area as it is not mentioned in the Quran or hadith. However many scholars have issued fatwas about the issue of smoking and declared it as haraam because of its negative effects on health.

As for the halaal: there are many foods which are considered good and healthy including honey, dates, pomegranates, black seed (nigella sativa) and olives. More details to be added in a future blog InshaAllah.

Wa salaam – With Peace

Bano Younus

11 September 2012

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Bismillah hir rahman ir raheem – In the name of Allah, the kind, the merciful.

As Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmat Allahi wa Barakatuhu – May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be on you.

Following a peaceful month of fasting and worship during the blessed month of Ramadan, I am back with a refreshed and energised healthier body, mind and soul. Also 7 pounds lighter than before, clothes looser, radiant skin and clearer mind. The previous Ramadan had resulted in a shifting of 10 pounds of weight which had been difficult to achieve with other methods of dieting and exercise.

Proof that fasting in Ramadan really is of great benefit in slimming!

Ramadan is the month of fasting for muslims and lasts for 29 or 30 days depending on the moon.

Following that is the month of Shawwal, and an additional 6 days fasting during this month will be added to the reward of fasting during Ramadan. The reward is equivalent to one year’s fasting for those wishing to seek reward from Allah (God).

Fasting has long been known to improve health, and in Islam, the fasting process is stringent. The fast is a complete fast. That is, no eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset. Only in this way can the body fully recuperate and recover. Disease causing toxins and poisons are cleansed out, and regeneration of cells and organs takes place.

Allah in His wisdom knows us best as He created us and gave us the prescriptions for health and for living life according to His guidelines.

That is why He gave a clear message in the Quran enjoining muslims to fast.

This Ramadan even non-muslims joined the muslims and were invited to break their fasts in East London. They were individuals with an awareness of the health benefits of fasting the Islamic way.

Apart from the health benefits, the muslim fast is also a mental one. The training and discipline of avoiding certain foods and lawful things which we take for granted results in a stronger mind, which is then able to control cravings and desires for things lawful and unlawful.

Fasting in Ramadan is ultimately – the most important aspect – the accelerating of the consciousness to connect with Allah and to increase in piety. The drawing away from material things and drawing closer to Allah is the ultimate success as Allah has power over all things and can redirect your life towards the achievement of a higher destiny in the next life:  the reward of Jannah (Paradise).

After Eid some of us are exhausted from the long nights of standing in prayer – again another physical endurance which strengthens us – but we recover soon after and are back rejuvenated, refreshed and ready for action.

Wa salaam – With Peace

Bano Younus

6 September 2012

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Bismillah hir rahman ir raheem – In the name of Allah, the kind, the merciful.

As Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmat Allahi wa Barakatuhu – May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be on you.

I am starting this blog to share important information and advice with you, based on my experiences in the area of health, and hoping to bring you some lifechanging principles with which you can enhance and improve your own life InshaAllah – God willing.

Although the content of the health information is mainly Islamic in origin, it is suitable for everyone regardless of background. All of it is based on my own knowledge, experience and trials which began approximately 20 years ago when I was diagnosed with ME, although the condition had been ongoing for some time previously and I was not aware that anything was wrong.

The experience took me down a difficult and traumatic path which fully isolated me from everyone and resulted in living a very low level of existence with no help or support from any single person. No-one understood what I was going through and I could not fully explain my illness and disability because my mind was in a fog at the time.

I explored many different avenues in the search for answers as doctors said there was no cure. As a result of the research, reading and study into health, and after attaining seven healing qualifications in Reiki and Pranic Healing, I began to recover my health.

However, it is only recently that I discovered a permanent healing method, which has nothing to do with any of the healing methods and knowledge I had previously acquired. This healing has been at a spiritual, mental, physical and emotional level, and does not require me to take any vitamins or minerals and I feel completely whole Alhumdulillah – All thanks to God.

I have learned some important lessons on the way Alhumdulillah – All thanks to God – and will share them with you in future InshaAllah – God willing – so you too can benefit from them.

It is my sincere wish to help as many of my brothers and sisters in Islam and in all of humanity to live with the full enjoyment of health and the resulting joy which comes from having vibrant energy and wellbeing InshaAllah – God willing.

In the meantime I will leave you with a gem of wisdom:

“Health is the greatest of all possessions” Ali ibn Abi Talib (r.a)

Wa salaam – With Peace

Bano Younus

10 July 2012

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