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18 Sunnah Healing and Wellness Accounts by Muslim Women to Follow

by in Lifestyle on 8th March, 2019

Muslim women are killing it in the health and wellness industry, online and offline, mashaAllah. They
are offering beneficial advice, products, courses, and sessions on fitness, wellbeing, and health. I
asked a handful of wise women, what is it about being a Muslim woman that makes health and
wellness important in this life, and why is it vital in their livelihoods? Here are some beautiful words of wisdom to motivate you into making wellness an immediate priority:

Nazima Qureshi – @nutritionbynaz

“As a Muslim woman, I hold many roles (mom, wife, business owner). For me to be the best and perform optimally in these roles, I need to take care of myself first. Eating healthy and staying active allows me to feel energised, strong and focused. This is also why I love helping women find the best version of themselves by prioritising their health”

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For my latest article in @selfmagazine , I'm here to tell you that in order to eat healthy you don't have to give up your ethnic veggies. You don't have to eat kale and lettuce just to be healthy. So I reached out to some awesome Registered Dietitians and they shared their fave ethnic veggies and how to cook them. I went to the grocery store and tried to find as many of the veggies on the list (I found 8/10). Let's play a little game here…let's see who can name all 8 veggies in this pic. Once you've guessed, click the link in my bio to see how many you got right and read through to find out health benefits + delish recipes. . . . #veggies #selfmagazine #dietitian #nutritionist #vegetarian #vegan #healthy #healthyeating #foodblogger #healthyblogger #nutritionblogger #foodie #healthyfoodie

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Chelsea – @wellnessmuslimah

‘Health and wellness is important to me because it’s one of the best blessings from Allah, and I want
to thank Him by maintaining it and not take it for granted. It is also a means of healing as the
Prophet (saw) said ‘there is no illness which Allah has created, except that He created its remedy.’

Belinda Motaze – @ holistic_womanhood

“Allah will ask us about our bodies and taking care of our bodies is sunnah.”

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Edit to add: of course here the animal products must be from EXCELLENT sources. Muslims should make sure it was ethically raised and slaughtered. Muslims are NOT to consume a lot of meat especially if the source is not halal raised. If you cannot ensure the quality of the meat, stay away from it. The way things are now, it’s almost impossible to find the type of meat that meet all the requirements so you know what this means. Nothing wrong with eating it once a year for Eid if you can’t afford what is needed. Muslims, proper food combination shouldn’t be a foreign concept ????. Also, second page read what it is said about reheating food (meal prep for example) and fermented aliments…Book: “Medicine and Pharmacy in the prophetic traditions” available at @sunnahealing_uk …#propheticknowledge #muslims #muslimah #sticktothesunnah #propheticdiet

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Rosalean Batool @ummnatural

“If you visit the hospital, you’ll find people who are full of regret for not taking care of their health.
Health and wellness is the only currency, worth more than gold because without it, doing the basics
in life will be difficult. Being able to pray, to play with our children, to go for walks, are all things we
take for granted until we lose our health.”

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I wanna talk about emotional eating. When you’re feeling sad, down in the dumps, lonely, anxious – all the negative feelings that you can think of do you; A) sit in the moment, be present with that emotion and feel it through every bone in your body Or B) reach out for some cookies, ice cream or any sweet treat that you can grab? If you resonate with B, then chances are you’re an emotional eater. When we eat FROM our emotions, we tend to over indulge, ‘stuff ourselves’ until we feel guilty. And the guilt leads to shaming ‘You’ll never be skinny’ ‘You’ll never lose weight ‘You’ll never be anything’ Which in turn leads us to feel even worse. Tip: when you have the urge to eat during periods of sadness ask yourself ‘I wonder WHY I want some sweets right now’? When we introspect and ask WHY we learn to deal with the problem, rather than mask it with junk food. Hope this helps. Have a great day y’all 💜

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@tulsinutrition

“I consider my body as an amanah and blessing from Allah, a means to worship Him and live my life
to the fullest, under my religion. In that sense, I want to look after it as best as I can.
Being healthy – physically and mentally – is crucial to me because it enables me to have the energy
and stamina needed to perform my religious obligations. It also means that I am directly obeying
Allah, as He has enjoined us to eat in moderation in Surah Taha: “Eat of the good things we have
provided for your sustenance, but commit no excess therein. Eating fresh and natural foods also makes me ponder on how much Allah has provided us with, and how lucky we are to have such a variety of colors, textures, and flavours. To me, eating healthy is much more than just taking care of our body, it is an act of contemplation in itself.”

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EN: soy sauce roasted cashew nuts… easy peasy! -150 g (1 cup) of cashews – 1 tablespoon of soy sauce or tamari (gluten free) Combine the cashews and the soy sauce in a container and coat them well. Leave them overnight or for a few hours, then roast them in the oven (150°C) for 15/20 minutes. Enjoy and keep them for two weeks in an air-tight container! 😉 FR: noix de cajou rôties à la sauce soja… rien de plus simple ! -150 g de noix de cajou -1 càs de sauce soja (ou tamari pour les sans gluten) Dans une boite hermétique, mélanger et bien recouvrir les noix de la sauce soja. Laisser reposer une nuit ou quelques heures. Faire dorer au four à 150°C pendant 15 à 20 minutes. Et voilà ;). Vous pouvez ensuite les conserver 2 semaines dans une boite hermétique ! 😋 #healthy #cashew #healthysnack #mangersain #zerowaste #zerodechet

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@sunnahealing_uk

“I thought I was healthy, but then I got sciatic pain and went to my doctor who made me sick after
prescribing medication that was supposed to make me better. This led me to find out about
prophetic medicine that, quite frankly, most Muslims don’t know about. I put myself on the path of
discovery to get better and here I am!”

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Ibn al-Qayyim رحمه الله said: ⠀ .⠀ "Allaah says “And We send down of the Qur’aan that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe”. The correct view is that the word min (translated here as “of”) serves to explain the nature of the Qur’aan as a whole, not to refer to parts of it and not other parts. ⠀ .⠀ Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): ⠀ .⠀ “O mankind! There has come to you a good advice from your Lord (i.e. the Qur’aan, enjoining all that is good and forbidding all that is evil), and a healing for that which is in your hearts”⠀ .⠀ [Yoonus 10:57] ⠀ .⠀ The Qur’aan is the complete healing for all mental, spiritual and physical diseases, all diseases of this world and the Hereafter. But not everyone is guided to use it for the purpose of healing. If the sick person uses the Qur’aan for healing in the proper way, and applies it to his disease with sincerity, faith, complete acceptance and firm conviction, fulfilling all its conditions, then no disease can resist it. ⠀ .⠀ How can disease resist the words of the Lord of heaven and earth which, if He had revealed it to the mountains they would have crumbled and if He had revealed it to the earth it would have broken it apart? There is no sickness, spiritual or physical, but in the Qur’aan there is that which indicates its remedy, its cause and how to protect against it for those who are blessed with understanding of His Book. ⠀ .⠀ Zaad al-Ma’aad, 4/352 ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #propheticmedicine #medicineoftheprophet #sunnahremedies #muslimfamily #hijabfashion #hijab #hijama #hijamatherapy #hijamah #sunnah #shifa #islam #muslim #muslimah #allah #islamicreminder #islamichealth #islamicquotes #islamicparenting #islamichomeschooling #ibnqayyim #salafiyyah

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Julia Bernard – @urban_naturopathy

“Health and wellness is important to me simply because, if I don’t maintain these aspects of my
being, I wouldn’t be able to manage my daily obligations as a Muslimah, as well as everything else
that life throws at me. I also have 3 young children and as their first teacher, they are seeing and
learning the importance of physical, spiritual and emotional health.”

Layla B. – @__layla__b

“Health and wellness are the most important things in my life and the biggest blessing from Allah. In
my lif,e it is influenced by my religion, Islam, prophetic medicine and my Moroccan culture.  As a traditional Moroccan postpartum trainer, I see some crossovers between cultural and Islamic
medicine, such as eating dates, black seed, honey, using henna for healing, nourishing food and also
cupping. Good health is something many of us take for granted but we should strive to take care of our
physical and mental health so that we can live happy, healthy lives with our families and empower
others around us to do so too.”

Rabiah Mali – @herbal_blessingclinic

“Looking after my health and wellbeing is ultimately me looking after my connection to Allah. It is me
serving Allah by honouring my health as an amanah (trust) from Allah.”

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Join us for an introduction to the use of healing herbs and foods to support the health and cyclic nature of our womb. We will discuss the moon and the cycle, the use of herbs to regulate hormones and natural flow of the cycle, * Explore and understand the main phases of your menstrual cycle and the best way of being in harmony with each stage * Learn how we can use the menstrual cycle to improve our general health *Explore how your relationship with your menstrual cycle can affect you menstrual health * Learn about what herbs and foods can be used to maintain and support a healthy cycle. This is part 1, Part 2 will further explore herbal treatments for cycle irregularities and exploring the significance of the thyroid gland in menstrual health and fertility. SATURDAY 14th April 2018 1000-1230 noon The Cabin in the Yard St. Margarets House Settlement,  21 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PL ( Walk into the Gallery Cafe and go through the door that leads to the back garden. The cabin is through the gates.) £20 Limited spaces available. Booking only See link in bio for bookings

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Rabia Khan – @soapnskin

“Being part of the wellness industry has genuinely opened my eyes as to how little time Muslim women
devote to their health and spiritual well-being when compared to our sisters. And
while being selfless is a noble trait, we must remember our first and foremost obligation is to Our
Lord. I feel that by prioritising our wellbeing, both spiritually as well as physically, we would be
better equipped to practice our faith.

Ibadah & Wellness

As women, our ibadah encompasses all that we do, whether it be prostrating in prayer, the responsibility of motherhood or our duties as daughters/wives. Investing time in ourselves in that which uplifts us emotionally, spiritually and physically, is an investment in securing a better relationship with our Creator. Even the simplest forms of self-care, be it whipping on a face mask, a soak in a hot bath or enjoying a hot cocoa by candlelight can work wonders in enhancing self-worth. Being refreshed, alert and invigorated will help focus our Ibadah and help us to fulfill our responsibilities to the best of capabilities.”

Other awe-inspiring wellness accounts and websites, by Muslim women and fellow brothers, to
check out:

@healthymuslimah_com
 @sunnah_remedies
 @holisticali
 @themuslimnaturopath
@inspiredandfabulous
londonhijamaclinic.com

  •  ifrahsorganickitchen.com
  • cupping-clinic.co.uk
Ashiya Mendheria

Ashiya Mendheria

Ashiya Mendheria is a holistic health conscious, soul-searching Muslim woman, in a constant pursuit to seek God, explore self-love and live a spiritual and tayyib lifestyle. She is studying Nutritional Therapy at the College of Naturopathic Medicine. T