Author: Madiha M. Saeed, MD
Publisher: IPS Press
About the Book:
What are the hidden Qur’anic gems that lead to optimal faith, success, taqwa and overall health?
Allah has given us the answers. He has taught us how we eat, drink, sleep, behave and live, all to maintain perfect balance and harmony. And yet, when we disrupt Allah’s balance, we contribute to the global epidemic of lifestyle-based chronic diseases affecting our mind, body, spirit and even the planet.
The latest evidence-based research shows that when we live according to Qur’an and Sunnah, we can optimise our brain and body function, unlocking the secrets to optimal physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual health.
Wake up. Pray. Sleep. Wake up. Kids. Eat. Commute. Work. Pray. Eat. Work. Pray. Commute. Kids. Eat. Pray. Work. Pray. Sleep…Repeat.
March 2020, Allah gave the world a wake up call. In a world of constant stress, fear and negativity, we are sucked into a world of sickness. The world started to slow down, but with our busy lives, stuck on electronics, the worldly life continues to consume our thoughts, our habits, our eating, our time for good and it has also taken a toll on all our health, putting our future at risk. Two blessings from the Almighty that many people take for granted – health and time. (Bukhari). Sadly, most people will continue on that hamster wheel, like mindless cattle, giving little thoughts to their actions. This wake up call, has bought us time to reflect on our health. Unfortunately, this pandemic has also shed light on another pandemic that has been slowly consuming our lives—chronic disease.
If – like me – you are stunned and feeling hopeless, then it’s easier to stick our heads in the ground and pretend everything is okay, when clearly we are getting sicker as human beings along with the planet. Well, this is not genetic or better diagnosis. Something is happening to our children epigenetically. We are getting sicker day by day. Conventional medicine is great, but when it comes to healing and preventing chronic disease, we need to dig a little deeper we need to look past drug treatments, as they alone will not keep us healthy and happy.
There is so much hope, we just need to understand what is causing this problem– the imbalances around us that lead to problems. Why are we suffering? Why is our planet suffering? The answer is simple: we are out of balance and inflamed.
And if God touches thee with affliction, none can remove it but He: if He touches thee with happiness He has power over all things. (Qur’an 6: 17)
The hope lies in educating ourselves! Once we start to take care of our lives and the environments we live in – according to Qur’an and Sunnah – we can put our bodies and world back into balance, improve morbidity and mortality from chronic disease, fix our food system, improve our economy and even save our planet, by returning to the Qur’an and Sunnah for guidance. Once we start taking care of the trusts that Allah, glorified and exalted is He, has given us, He can heal us and the planet, but we must do our part. When our bodies are out of balance, their response is heightened inflammation.
“Dr. Madiha Saeed has written some important works given that, unfortunately, very few of our highly qualified physicians are paying attention to the importance of integral medicine and recognizing the many effective health modalities that are not limited to the allopathic tradition. Dr. Saeed is a board certified family physician and has studied holistic medicine from other traditions. She gives excellent advice in her books on how to have a more holistic approach to health. Health is partly a choice, and we all have a choice to actually maintain our health. Too many people neglect the maintenance of their health, and when they fall ill, they pray for a miraculous recovery.
God, however, has given us everything we need. He’s given us a phenomenal immune system and gifted us extraordinary foods that nourish and sustain. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, has warned us on lifestyle choices that can harm us both physically and spiritually. When the Muslims first came to Egypt, one of the great physicians, when he heard the verse from the Qur’an, “Eat and drink but not to excess,” said, “Your Prophet hasn’t left anything for the physicians.” – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
“Dr. Madiha Saeed has performed a great service to the Muslim Ummah with her book, “The Qur’anic Prescription.” Plunging into the deep and rich waters of the Qur’an and Sunnah, she brings forth priceless pearls of life enhancing wisdom. More than just a medical text, which examines the role that natural healing modalities, sleep, diet and various forms of stress relief play in fostering not just good health, but overall wellbeing.” – Imam Zaid Shakir
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