Health

Health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in which disease and infirmity are absent.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 2 days ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. Mental health in Islam is termed as the struggle with the self. With self-reformation and purification, a person becomes enlightened and is adorned with beautiful character traits. Their source of strength is God and they are far away from worshipping their own egos. They are a source of blessing and peace to all those around them. Since the struggle with the self is one of the most important aspects of the spiritual message of Islam, mental health is something that is extremely important. It is unfortunate to see many Muslims chasing after mental health solutions in traditions that are sometimes even secular in their outlook which focus on the strengthening of the ego rather than humbleness in front of God, as that is usually due to a lack of familiarity with the solutions that are offered within Islam.

May you always be successful

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

There are many books compiled on medical narrations on health and food from the Prophet (SAWA) like Tibb al-Nabi or Al-Tibb Al-Nabawi and from Ahlul Bayt (AS) like Tabb Al-A'yimmah or Tibb Al-Sadiq (AS).

Sayyed Mahmood Dehsurkhi who is a well known scholar in Hadeeth (passed away recently in Qum) has a books in this regard called Ramz Al-Sihhah Fi Tibb Al-Nabi wal A'iymmah. He has collected in 277 pages good number of Hadeeths in health and food. The book was published by Lahoot publications tel. +98-251-7747493.

There are many other pub;ished books in this regards.

We have a valuable text narrated from Imam Al-Ridha (AS) in this subject called Al-Risaalah Al-Thahabiyyah الرسالة الذهبية or Tabb Al-Ridha

This text is narrated in many of our books of Hadeeth and also publishes as an individual book. (Published by Shabakat Al-Fikr). You might find this bok on the website of the Astan Quds Razawi.

www.razawi.ir

Wassalam.

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 3 months ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

One should see a specialist and doctor (preferably Muslim) to determine whether fasting could be truly harmful for them after recovering. If it was ruled to be harmful and you yourself know it that can harm you, then it’s possible for you to be exempted until your state improves. 

May Allah give you success 

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 3 months ago

Bismillah

Mental health is part of the well being of the soul, and in Islam a person who with good mental health is one who benefits from the realities of faith and wisdom. Through their relationship of trust in God and faith in Him, His Wisdom and His Kindness, there is nothing from the transient world that can break him/her. It is through their relationship with God that they find peace and solace, hope and tranquillity. Their hearts are enlivened and their minds are active. Their actions are measured with the insight into both worlds and their lives are beautiful and successful due to their attitudes and actions.

The well being of the soul is discussed extensively in the scriptural sources (Qur'an and hadith) and is also discussed in the fields of ethics, philosophy and theoretical and practical mysticism.

May you always be successful

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

Simply, start after the Month of Ramadhan making up (Qadha) of all the days which you missed and you must also pay Kaffara of ever day you deliberately missed by feeding 60 poor believers for every day of missed fast.

Wassalasm.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 months ago

Yes, it is true that the Prophet (SAWA) and Infallible Imams used to worship Allah for very long hours in the nights ( two thirds or half or one third of the night) and in special nights for the whole night.

We are not supposed to spend the whole night in worshipping and leave our responsibilities in studying and working , but need to spend some time in the night in worshipping Allah (SWT), thanking His Bounties and preparing ourselves for our real future (Aakhirah).

Wassalam.

Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 6 months ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. They (as) spent the whole of specific nights in worship, but slept in the night on a regular basis. Part of their night was always spent in prayer. A small amount of praying per night should not negatively effect most people's health.

May you always be successful 

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Drinking human urine is definitely forbidden (Haraam) because it is Najis (impure) and consuming any Najis (impure) item is absolutely Haraam. 

There is no question of drinking your own urine for medical reasons, because it is Najis and no cure can come from Najis item as the Hadeeth states ( Allah The Glorious never puts cure in anything which has been forbidden by Him).

Drinking the urine of camels is mentioned in many Sunni books like Bukhari, ( Vol.1, Page 62,

Ibn Maajah 2/1158,

Tirmithi 3/184,

Mussannaf Ibn Abi Shaibah 5/455,  etc.

It is also mentioned in some Shia books with the condition of medical need.

It must be noted that camels’ urine is not Najis, because of the fact that the urine of any animal which is allowed to be eaten by us (Halal) is not Najis.

Wassalam.