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Food Habits in Islam

Food Habits in Islam – Dietary Principles in Islam


In Islam, food habits are governed by Islamic dietary laws, known as “Halal” and “Haram.” These guidelines are derived from the Quran and the Hadith (sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad). Observing these dietary rules is considered an important aspect of a Muslim’s lifestyle and a way to maintain spiritual purity and closeness to God.

The Holy Quran emphasizes on following Sunnah / Uswah-e-Hasanah of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) in every matter of life including food habits, dietary principles and eating etiquette:

لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِيْ رَسُوْلِ اللّٰهِ اُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ

Translation: “Verily in the (beloved) Messenger of Allah you have the best example (to follow)”. (Al-Ahzab: 21)


Food Habits and Dietary Principles in Islam

The following food habits have been practised and approved by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him):

1. Always consume Halal food and drinks:

Islam strictley commands its followers to always consume Halal food and drinks as prescribed in the religion. Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran:

كُلُوْا مِنْ طَيِّبٰتِ مَا رَزَقْنٰكُمْ وَلَا تَطْغَوْا فِيْهِ

Translation: “Eat from the good things We have provided to you, and do not exceed the limits in it”. (Al-Taha: 81)

2. Keep Food and Drinks covered:

All eatables and drinks must be kept covered and not be left open to anything harmful like insects, flies, dust or vinomous animals like lizard etc. Doing this, is to keep the food safe and clean. If food is kept open for long time, it may be exposed to the said harmful elements.

3. Consume the Food and Drink in Light:

Islam encourages its followers to consume food or drink in light so that it remains visible. One should at least, see the food or drink before consuming, wheater or not there is anything harmful in it.

4. Ensure Cleanliness and Purity of the food:

Islam emphasizes ensuring cleanliness and purity, especially during meal times. Before eating, it is recommended to wash hands and, if possible, rinse or gargle the mouth. Likewise, if required, wash or clean the eatables before eating e.g. fruits, vegetables etc or remove their peels.

5. Eat with Three Fungers and Small Bites:

If eating with your hand, use three fingers. Always use small bites as it makes the digestion process easy. However, Islam does not disallow the use of eating utensils like spoons and forks.

6. Eat First:

If it’s time to pray by the time you set the table to eat, eat first.

7. Eat calmly and peacefully:

It is better to eat calmly and peacefully and don’t rush. However, remembering Allah Almighty or good talk is better than complete silence. Hazrat Huzaifah (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) narrates that the Holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم) said:

إنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لَيَسْتَحِلُّ الطَّعَامَ الَّذِيْ لَمْ يُذْكَرِ اسْمُ اللہ عَليْهِ

Translation: “Satan considers that food lawful for himself on which the Name of Allah is not mentioned. (Sahih Muslim)

8. Avoid eating your food if it’s piping hot:

Full hot food is of course, harmful to health and may burn the mouth as well. Therefore, it is advised to consume the food when it is not that much hot.

9. Avoid Wastage of Food:

Islam strictly discourages the wastage of food. If you accidentally drop the food, pick the food up, clean and eat it. Likewise, if eating food with fingers, at the end clean the fingers with your mouth so that food is not wasted even a little bit. It is a sign of a search for blessings in food.

10. Pray for the Host:

If invited by someone for a meal, make the following dua for your host has fed you:

اَللّٰهُمَّ أَطْعِمْ مَنْ أَطْعَمَنِي، وَاسْقِ مَنْ سَقَانِي

Translation: Ya Allah, feed the one who has fed me, and give drink to the one who has given me a drink. (Sahih Muslim)

11. Hastening to eat: when food is brought by the host. An unnecessary delay in starting the meal can create doubts in the host’s mind.

13. Do not eat and drink in silver and golden utensils as their use is prohibited in Islam.

14. Always eat when you feel an appetite. Along with the ways of eating, timing is also important to be considered.

15. Islam encourages avoiding extravagance in consuming food. Islam encourages a balanced and modest approach to eating. Extravagant or luxurious food choices that lead to wastefulness or excessive spending are discouraged.

16. Eating Less / Do not Eat to Your Full

Islam recommends that one should not eat to his full. He must leave some empty space in his stomach.

Hazrat Abdullah Ibn-e-Umar (May Allah Be Pleased With them) narrated that the Beloved Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said: 

إِنَّ الْمُؤْمِنَ يَأْكُلُ فِي مِعًى وَاحِدٍ، وَالْكَافِرَ يَأْكُلُ فِي سَبْعَةِ أَمْعَاءٍ

Translation: “Verily, the believer eats in one stomach whilst the kaafir (disbeliever) eats in seven.” (Muttafaq Alaihe Hadith)

An Interesting Story about Eating to Full

ایک بار ابلیس حضرت یحییٰ علیہ السلام کے سامنے آیا۔ تو آپ علیہ السلام نے اْس سے منہ پھیر لیا۔ وحی آئی: ’’اے یحییٰ اس سے سوال کرو وہ تم سے سچ کہے گا‘‘۔ چنانچہ حضرت یحییٰ علیہ السلام نے اس سے چند سوال کئے۔ ایک سوال اْن میں سے یہ تھا۔آپ علیہ السلام نے پوچھا ’’بتا تو کبھی مجھ پر بھی قادر ہوا ہے؟ ‘‘
ابلیس بولا’’ ہاں۔ ایک شب جب کہ تمہارا پیٹ کھانے سے بھرا ہوا تھا اور آپ اپنا ورد چھوڑ کر سو گئے تھے‘‘
حضرت یحییٰ علیہ السلام نے فرمایا: ’’اب کبھی پیٹ بھر کر نہیں کھاؤں گا‘‘۔ یہ سن کر ابلیس نے خود کو  ملامت کی اور بولا: ’’اب میں  بھی کسی کو نصیحت نہیں  کروں گا”۔

The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said:

مَا مَلأَ آدَمِيٌّ وِعَاءً شَرًّا مِنْ بَطْنٍ حَسْبُ الآدَمِيِّ لُقَيْمَاتٌ يُقِمْنَ صُلْبَهُ فَإِنْ غَلَبَتِ الآدَمِيَّ نَفْسُهُ فَثُلُثٌ لِلطَّعَامِ وَثُلُثٌ لِلشَّرَابِ وَثُلُثٌ لِلنَّفَسِ

Translation: “A human being fills no worse vessel than his stomach. It is sufficient for a human being to eat a few mouthfuls to keep his spine straight. But if he must (fill it), then one-third of food, one-third for drink, and one-third for air”. (Sunan Ibn-e-Majah)

17. Eating Slowly and Chewing the Food Well

Eating slowly is recommended for health. Slow eating reduces the consumption of food, as it postpones much of the meal to a time when the absorption of nutrients begins to produce physiological signals of satiety.

Slow eating helps in chewing the food well. This results in the exercise of the jaws (mandibles) and the mixing of saliva with food. Hence, efficient digestion takes place because the food particles are cut into smaller pieces, not requiring as much churning in the stomach or intestine.

18. Moderation in Food Consuming

It is said that:

“Excess in everything is bad.”

According to a narration (Hadith Sharif):

خَیْرُ الْاُمُوْرِ أَوْسَطُهَا

Translation: Best of the things is their center (being moderate in them). (Sunan Darmi)

وَّكُلُوْا وَاشْرَبُوْا وَلَا تُسْرِفُوْا  ۚ اِنَّهٗ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُسْرِفِيْنَ

Translation: “And eat and drink, but be not excessive. Indeed, He likes not those who commit excess”. (Al-Aaraf: 31)


These Islamic dietary recommendations are cherished by Muslims all over the world; and they are to be cherished by the Muslim generations to come. In 1952,a group of university students in Alexandria, Egypt, of varying weights went on a diet of only milk and dates, under medical supervision. There were no restrictions other than the type of food. While on the diet the subjects were involved in a camp which required physical work. Those who had an overweight problem from overeating were able to bring their appetites back to normal without losing the pleasure of eating food. Gradually the feeling of hunger became less frequent than formerly. After the experiment, 60% of the subjects with overweight problems were able to return to a normal diet without reverting to overeating. The underweight and normal weight subjects felt an increase in appetite; however, no weight was gained. (The increase in appetite may have been a result of the physical work). Furthermore, no cases of dizziness were recorded, which was associated with previous dieting attempts by some of the obese subjects. This was due to the fact that the blood sugar level was kept normal by the dates, although the general food intake was reduced.

FAQs about Food Habits & Dietary Principles in Islam

1. What are the dietary restrictions in Islam?

Muslims are required to follow certain dietary restrictions outlined in the Holy Quran and Hadith (sayings of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم). They are forbidden from consuming pork and its by-products, as well as any form of intoxicants including alcohol. Additionally, the method of slaughtering animals for consumption must follow specific guidelines known as “halal” slaughter, which involves mentioning the name of Allah during the process.


2. What is the significance of halal food in Islam?

Halal means permissible in Arabic, and halal food refers to food that adheres to Islamic dietary laws. Consuming halal food is seen as an act of obedience to Allah Almighty and a way to maintain spiritual purity. The concept of halal also emphasizes ethical treatment of animals and proper hygiene during food preparation.


3. Are there any specific foods that are encouraged or discouraged in Islam?

Islam encourages the consumption of wholesome and nutritious foods. Fruits, vegetables, grains, and lean meats are generally recommended. The overconsumption of rich or extravagant foods is discouraged. Additionally, fasting during the month of Ramadan-Ul-Mubarak is an essential practice, where Muslims abstain from food and drink during daylight hours.


4. What is the ruling on seafood in Islam?

Seafood is generally considered halal in Islam, with the exception of those creatures that are harmful or toxic. Fish are widely consumed and are considered a permissible source of protein. Crustaceans like shrimp, crab, and lobster, while debated among scholars, are often considered permissible by many Muslim communities.


5. Can Muslims eat food prepared by non-Muslims?


Muslims are allowed to eat food prepared by non-Muslims, as long as the ingredients used are halal and the food is prepared in a clean and hygienic manner. However, there are some exceptions, such as the case of alcoholic beverages being added to the food. In situations where the halal status is uncertain, some Muslims may choose to avoid such foods to ensure compliance with their dietary guidelines.

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10 Famous People Who Mocked God and Died Mysteriously

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Religion is not something to play around with. If you don’t understand it, don’t bash it or talk trash about it and let someone make it understandable for you. Never talk ill of GOD (Allah Almighty) any day, anywhere, anyhow, because HIS wrath there’s no one who can stand it. There have been some ill-minded astray people who mocked God and faced the music there and then. Allah Almighty Himself says in His Holy Book i.e. Quran Majeed:

قُلْ اَبِاللّٰهِ وَاٰيٰتِهٖ وَرَسُوْلِهٖ كُنْتُمْ تَسْتَهْزِءُوْنَ؀لَا تَعْتَذِرُوْا قَدْ كَفَرْتُمْ بَعْدَ اِيْمَانِكُمْ  ۭاِنْ نَّعْفُ عَنْ طَاۗىِٕفَةٍ مِّنْكُمْ نُعَذِّبْ طَاۗىِٕفَةًۢ  بِاَنَّهُمْ كَانُوْا مُجْرِمِيْنَ

Translation: Say: Were you mocking Allah, His Revelations and His Messenger (blessings and peace be upon him)? (Now) do not make excuses. You have certainly become disbelievers after (showing that) you believed. If We forgive a party of you, (even then) We shall torment the other party because they sinned (and mocked their Lord).


The following famous people who mocked God and died a horrible death mysteriously:

1. Pharaoh of Egypt (Who Mocked God)
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When Hazrat Musa (Moses) Alaihissalam invited Pharaoh of Egypt to believe in One God (Allah Only), he mocked God. He said: we have not seen any God on earth. So, now we will climb up into the heavens to see whether there is any God. While arguing with Hazrat Musa Alaihissalam, the pharaoh in an ironic and mocking tone, asked his minister Haman to build a lofty tower so that he could climb up and enter the heavens to look for Hazrat Musa’s God (Allah Almighty) there. Allah Almighty mentioned the same in the Holy Quran in the following Holy Words:

وَقَالَ فِرْعَوْنُ يٰهَامٰنُ ابْنِ لِيْ صَرْحًا لَّعَلِّيْٓ اَبْلُغُ الْاَسْبَابَ؀اَسْبَابَ السَّمٰوٰتِ فَاَطَّلِعَ اِلٰٓى اِلٰهِ مُوْسٰى وَاِنِّىْ لَاَظُنُّهٗ كَاذِبًا   ۭ وَكَذٰلِكَ زُيِّنَ لِفِرْعَوْنَ سُوْۗءُ عَمَلِهٖ وَصُدَّ عَنِ السَّبِيْلِ ۭ وَمَا كَيْدُ فِرْعَوْنَ اِلَّا فِيْ تَبَابٍ

Translation: “Pharaoh said: “O Haman! Build me a lofty palace, that I may attain the ways and means- “The ways and means of (reaching) the heavens, and that I may mount up to the god of Moses: But as far as I am concerned, I think (Moses) is a liar!” Thus was made alluring, in Pharaoh’s eyes, the evil of his deeds, and he was hindered from the Path; and the plot of Pharaoh led to nothing but perdition (for him).” (Al-Momin:37)

Pharaoh mocked God and was taught big lesson. He along with his army was drowned in red sea while chasing Hazrat Musa Alaihissalam. This idiot mocker was ruined and made an example for the whole world. His mummy is lying in Egypt Museum as a warning for the people till the day of resurrection. Moreover, he will face the music in the life hereafter in hell as well.

2. Michael Jackson (American Pop Star)

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As a child, he showed his hand to an astrologer. The astrologer told Jackson that he would live to be 70 years old, so Jackson laughed (in a way mocked and challenged God) and replied:

I would live to be 150 years old.

I’ll live to be at least 150” (DailyMailTV)

The famous American pop star Michael Jackson wanted to live for 150 years but unfortunately, he was limited to the age of 50. To ensure his long life he had taken several unprecedented steps like:

  1. He used to wear hand gloves and did not do handshake with people with naked hands.
  2. He used to put on a mask on his face for protection.
  3. In his house, he had appointed 12 doctors to take care of him. These doctors, used to check on a daily basis, his health and fitness, from hair to toenails.
  4. He had never consumed any food until it was thoroughly tested in the laboratory.
  5. 15 people were appointed for his daily exercise.
  6. He always slept in a bed with oxygen (oxygen chamber).
  7. He had in advance, arranged his stand-by donors for all vital parts/organs of the body i.e. heart, lungs, lever etc. These donors would remain ready to donate their vital parts all the time. He used to bear all their expenses.
  8. For the last 25 years of his life, he did not go anywhere without consulting the doctor.

Despite all measures mentioned above, he could not live for 150 years. Rather, his life was limited to 50 years only by the Owner and Controller of life and death (Allah Almighty). On 25th June 2009, his heartbeat stopped. At the time of his death, 12 doctors were present in his home but nobody could save him.

Challenging God for his 150 years long life, he lost to the challenge and died at 50 years only.

Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran:

اَيْنَ مَا تَكُوْنُوْا يُدْرِكْكُّمُ الْمَوْتُ وَلَوْ كُنْتُمْ فِيْ بُرُوْجٍ مُّشَـيَّدَةٍ

Translation: “Wheresoever you may be, death will overtake you even if you are in fortresses built up strong and high.” (Al-Nisa’a:78)

3. Krishna Pal (Date with death on 12/12/12 Ghaziabad, India)

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A 40-year-old man namely Krishna Pal of Uttar Pradesh (India) decided to mock and challenge God and die by his own will and timetable. Krishan Pal hailed from Narora town in Bulandshahr district. He ran a nursery. He decided to take his life into his own hands by killing himself on 12.12.12 on 12-12-12. He jumped from atop a water tank and fell about 80 feet to his death.

To keep his date with fate, the man, Krishna Pal, scaled the overhead water tank at Pratap Vihar in Ghaziabad, Delhi’s suburban town in Uttar Pradesh. Pal earlier wrote a 12-page note that he wished to determine the time of his death on his own, and would like to end his life 12 minutes after 12 p.m. on the 12th day of the 12th month of the year 2012.

He claimed that he would, by thus doing suicide, “challenge God” and take his life and death into his own hands, grabbing these “out of God’s hands”. Pal made elaborate arrangements to execute his plan.

Before scaling the water tank at Pratap Vihar within the police station limits of Vijay Nagar, he had stored bricks and stones to hurl down at people who might dissuade him from his resolve. He also carried a rope and photocopies of his 12-page note.

Krishan Pal reached the top of the water tank at 10 a.m. He tied the rope around his neck, causing alarm among people who saw him then. The police were informed by people. Despite police presence, Pal continued with his “programme”. He also threw down copies of the note he had written, mentioning how he had determined the time of his death, without “consulting God”.

When Pal was busy with his preparations, some people tried to reach the top of the water tank, but Pal hurled at them the bricks and stones he had carried with him. Meanwhile, police gathered at the site to persuade the man to climb down and desist from doing something fatal. Pal told the police officers:

He was challenging God, so who were they in comparison?”

Finding the pressure building on him to desist from suicide, Pal, however, wavered from his plan and jumped to his death at 11.05 a.m. He tried his level best to die with his own will and time but could not succeed and died at the time that was fixed by Allah Almighty.

Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran:

قُلِ اللّٰهُ يُحْيِيْكُمْ ثُمَّ يُمِيْتُكُمْ ثُمَّ يَجْمَعُكُمْ اِلٰى يَوْمِ الْقِيٰمَةِ لَا رَيْبَ فِيْهِ وَلٰكِنَّ اَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُوْنَ

Translation: “Say: Allah is the One Who gives you life and He is the One Who causes you to die. Then He will gather all of you towards the Day of Resurrection about which there is no doubt. But most people do not know.” (Al-Jathia:26)

4. Thomas Andrews (the Man who Designed “Titanic” Ship)

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After the construction of the RMS Titanic, a reporter Mrs. Albert Caldwell before he and his family boarded the Titanic asked, how safe the Titanic would be. Thomas with an ironic tone, said:

“Not even God can sink this ship”.


“God Himself Could not sink this ship”.

Later the ship sunk killing so many onboard, including him. His body was never recovered but the one, who asked this question, survived. Undoubtedly, Allah Almighty is the One Who controls everything including life, death and the huge ships in the oceans:

اَلَمْ تَرَ اَنَّ اللّٰهَ سَخَّرَ لَكُمْ مَّا فِي الْاَرْضِ وَالْفُلْكَ تَجْرِيْ فِي الْبَحْرِ بِاَمْرِهٖ   ۭ وَيُمْسِكُ السَّمَاۗءَ اَنْ تَقَعَ عَلَي الْاَرْضِ اِلَّا بِاِذْنِهٖ   ۭ  اِنَّ اللّٰهَ بِالنَّاسِ لَرَءُوْفٌ رَّحِيْمٌ

Did you not see that Allah has given in your control all that is on the earth and the ship that moves upon the sea by His command? And He restricts the heavens that it may not fall onto the earth except by His command; indeed Allah is Most Compassionate, Most Merciful upon the human being. (Al-Haj:65)

5. Campinas Incident (2005)

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In Campinas Brazil, a group of young friends drunk, went to pick up their other friend on reaching, the mother of their friend accompanied her to the car and was so worried about the drunkenness of her friends and she said to the daughter holding her hand, who was already seated in the car:

My daughter! Go with God and may He protect you.”

 She responded:

Only if He (God) travels in the trunk because inside here, it’s already full.”

Hours later, news came that they had been involved in a fatal accident, everyone had died. The car could not be recognized, even what type of car it had been, but surprisingly, the trunk was intact. The police said there was no way the trunk could have remained intact. To their surprise, inside the trunk was a crate of eggs, none was broken.

6. Cazuza (Bi-sexual Brazilian composer, singer and poet)
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Agenor de Miranda Araújo Neto, better known as Cazuza was a Brazilian singer and songwriter, born in Rio de Janeiro. The famous Cazuza during a show in Canecio in Rio de Janeiro, while smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air and said:

God, that’s for you.”

He died at the age of 32 of LUNG CANCER (Some says: of AIDS) in a horrible manner on 7 July 1990.

7. Tancredo Neves (President of Brazil)

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The famous Tancredo Neves during the Presidential campaign said:

If he got 500,000 votes from his party, not even God would remove him from Presidency.”

Sure he got the votes, but he got sick a day before his inauguration as President and he died.

8. Otieno Kajwang (Who Mocked God)

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The late Kajwang’ a loyalist to the right hon. Raila Odinga was spotted saying:

God has got no power to stop the Referendum. Now even if they call the Almighty God, the referendum is unstoppable because Kenyans have spoken.”

He died a horrible death on 18 November 2015.

9. Bon Scott (Singer / AC/DC Former Vocalist)

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The ex-vocalist Scott in his golden days with AC/DC since 1974 had replaced Dave Evans as the vocalist of the band. On one of his 1979 songs he sang:

Don’t stop me; I’m going down all the way, down the

highway to hell.

A year later, Scott was found dead on 19 February 1980; he choked on his own vomit.

Humans can only come up with theories, but God alone knows the true reasons for their death.

10. Rodrigo Duterte (Filipino President)

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On 26 Jun 2018 in his televised speech, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has called God “stupid”, sparking anger in the largely Catholic country. During the speech, he slammed the story of Hazrat Adam (Alaihissalam) and Hazrat Eve (Alaihassalam) fall from grace in the Bible and the logic behind the Christian concept of original sin. (BBC News of 26 Jun 2018)

Although, he has not yet died, but he did call God “stupid”. Let’s see what will happen to him. Do keep in mind that nobody mocks God and gets away with it.



Q1. Who are some famous people who mocked God and died?

A: While there are various anecdotes and legends surrounding famous individuals who supposedly mocked God and experienced untimely deaths, it’s important to note that these stories often fall into the realm of folklore and urban legends. Some examples frequently mentioned include Voltaire, Marquis de Sade, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Madalyn Murray O’Hair. However, the actual circumstances and connections between their alleged mockery and their deaths remain speculative and lack substantial evidence. Some famous people of modern times have committed this blasphemy and mocked God. All these mockers were timely taught a lesson and they died horrible death soon after mocking.


Q2. What were the reasons for their alleged mockery of God?

A: The reasons behind the alleged mockery of God by these famous individuals differ depending on the person and the stories associated with them. Some purportedly mocked God due to their philosophical beliefs, religious skepticism, or controversial writings that challenged religious institutions. It’s crucial to approach these accounts with a critical mindset and consider the historical and cultural context in which these individuals lived.


Q3. Did these famous people die as a result of divine retribution?

A: Claims of divine retribution for mocking God are based on religious beliefs and interpretations, but there is no concrete evidence to support these claims. It’s important to remember that attributing specific events or circumstances as punishments from a divine entity is subjective and varies depending on individual perspectives. Caution should be exercised when attempting to establish a direct cause-and-effect relationship between alleged mockery and subsequent deaths.


Q4. Are there any documented cases of famous people dying after mocking God?

A: There is limited or no documented evidence directly linking famous individuals’ deaths to their mockery of God. It is essential to distinguish between historical accounts, legends, and folklore when exploring such claims. Many stories circulating about famous people who allegedly mocked God and died are often based on rumors or embellished over time.


Q5. What are some cautionary takeaways from these stories?

A: The cautionary aspect of these stories, regardless of their veracity, lies in promoting respect for diverse beliefs, opinions, and religious freedoms. It is crucial to approach discussions and debates about religion with tolerance, empathy, and an open mind. Relying on historical accuracy and verified sources is vital to avoid perpetuating unfounded claims or spreading misinformation. Irrespective of any religion, no one should even think of mocking or challenging God (Allah Almighty), Holy Prophets, Holy People (Saints etc), Holy/Divine Books etc.

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Health and Fitness in Islam

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Health and fitness are essential components of a fulfilling life, and Islam recognizes their significance. Islamic teachings promote a holistic approach to well-being, focusing on the integration of physical, mental, and spiritual health. This article explores the principles and practices within Islam that emphasize the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. By examining relevant examples and teachings, we can gain insights into the Islamic perspective on health and fitness.

Significance of Health and Fitness in Islam

Islamic teachings (Quran Majeed Hadith Sharif) clearly emphasize the importance of maintaining health and physical fitness. Islam encourages its followers to be habitual of various useful acts of physical exercises and games. Here are some verses of the Holy Quran and Holy Hadith, which shows the importance of physical health and fitness:

1. Importance of Physical Strength

Islam encourages physical fitness and strength as it enables individuals to fulfill their obligations and serve others effectively.

Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran about Hazrat Musa Alaihissalam:

 اِنَّ خَيْرَ مَنِ اسْـتَاْجَرْتَ الْقَوِيُّ الْاَمِيْنُ 

Translation: “Verily, the best of men for you to hire is (physically) strong, the trustworthy.” (Al-Qasas:26)

The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said:

اَلْمُؤْمِنُ الْقَوِيُّ خَيْرٌ وَأَحَبُّ إِلَى اللہِ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِ الضَّعِيفِ وَفِي كُلٍّ خَيْرٌ

Translation: “The strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than the weak believer, although there is goodness in both” (Sahih Muslim).

This hadith highlights the virtue of physical strength and its positive impact on an individual’s faith and character.

2. Health and Fitness is a Right of the Body / Physique

In Islam, the body is considered a trust from Allah. Muslims are obligated to care for this trust by maintaining good health. The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said:

فَإِنَّ لِجَسَدِكَ عَلَيْكَ حَقًّا

Translation: “Your body has rights over you.” (Sahih Bukhari)

This emphasizes the responsibility of Muslims to nurture and protect their bodies through healthy practices. Muslims believe that their bodies are a gift from Allah, and they have a responsibility to maintain them in good health. This includes avoiding harmful substances such as alcohol and drugs, getting regular exercise, and adopting a balanced diet.

3. Physical Power and Strength are Blessings of Allah Almighty

Allah Almighty has said in the Holy Quran about Hazrat Ta’aloot Alaihissalam:

قَالَ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ اصْطَفٰىهُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَزَادَهٗ بَسْطَةً فِي الْعِلْمِ وَالْجِسْمِ

Translation: “He said: verily Allah has chosen him over you and has increased him amply in knowledge and physique.” (Al-Baqarah:247)

Islamic Teachings and Emphasis on “Health and Fitness”

1. Eat the Things which are Good and Beneficial for Health (Dietary Guidelines)

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Islam promotes mindful eating and encourages a balanced and nutritious diet. Muslims are advised to consume wholesome foods and avoid excesses. The Qur’an emphasizes the importance of moderation, saying:

يٰٓاَيُّهَا النَّاسُ كُلُوْا مِمَّا فِي الْاَرْضِ حَلٰلًا طَيِّبًا

Translation: “Eat of the good things We have provided for you” (Al-Baqarah:168). Muslims are encouraged to consume a variety of foods, including fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains while avoiding excessive intake of unhealthy foods and beverages.

2. Avoid Excessive Intake of Food and Drink (Dietary Guidelines)

Allah Almighty Says in the Holy Quran:

وَّكُلُوْا وَاشْرَبُوْا وَلَا تُسْرِفُوْا  ۚ اِنَّهٗ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُسْرِفِيْنَ

Translation: “And eat and drink, but be not excessive. Indeed, He likes not those who commit excess. (Al-Aaraf:31)

This verse encourages moderation in eating and drinking, promoting balanced and healthy habits.

3. Moderation and Balance in Eating and Drinking (Dietary Guidelines)

Islam advocates for moderation in food and drink consumption. The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said:

مَا مَلأَ آدَمِيٌّ وِعَاءً شَرًّا مِنْ بَطْنٍ حَسْبُ الآدَمِيِّ لُقَيْمَاتٌ يُقِمْنَ صُلْبَهُ فَإِنْ غَلَبَتِ الآدَمِيَّ نَفْسُهُ فَثُلُثٌ لِلطَّعَامِ وَثُلُثٌ لِلشَّرَابِ وَثُلُثٌ لِلنَّفَسِ

Translation: “A human being fills no worse vessel than his stomach. It is sufficient for a human being to eat a few mouthfuls to keep his spine straight. But if he must (fill it), then one-third of food, one-third for drink, and one-third for air” (Sunan Ibn-e-Majah).

This teaching promotes balanced eating habits to maintain good health. Muslims are advised to avoid extremes and adopt a balanced approach. Overindulgence in food, excessive exercise, or neglecting one’s health are discouraged as they disrupt the equilibrium that Islam seeks to establish.

4. Avoid Substances which are Harmful for Health and Fitness

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يٰٓاَيُّھَاالَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْٓا اِنَّمَا الْخَمْرُ وَالْمَيْسِرُ وَالْاَنْصَابُ وَالْاَزْلَامُ رِجْسٌ مِّنْ عَمَلِ الشَّيْطٰنِ فَاجْتَنِبُوْهُ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُوْنَ

Translation: “O Believers! Wine and gambling and idols mounted (for worship) and divining arrows (for seeking luck, all) are filthy works of Satan. So turn away from them (completely) so that you may succeed.” (Al-Ma’aidah:90)

5. Encouraging Physical Activities and Useful Sports

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Islam encourages physical exercise and regards it as a means of maintaining good health. The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) engaged in physical activities and encouraged his followers to do the same. Examples from His life include:

  1. Swimming
  2. Horse riding, and
  3. Archery

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Engaging in regular physical exercise, such as walking, running, or participating in sports, not only promotes physical fitness but also strengthens mental well-being. The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) says:


وَأَعِدُّوا لَهُمْ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ مِنْ قُوَّةٍ اَلآ ء إنَّ القوَّةَ الرَّميُ اَلَآء  إنَّ القوَّةَ الرَّميُ اَلَآء  إنَّ القوَّةَ الرَّميُ

Translation: “Prepare to meet them (the enemy) with as much strength as you can afford. Verily! Strength is in archery, strength is in archery, strength is in archery.” (Sahih Muslim)

Engaging in physical activities and exercise is encouraged in Islam. The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was known to participate in various physical activities, including swimming, horse riding, and archery. He (Peace Be Upon Him) said:

عَلِّمُوْا اَوْلَادَکُمْ الرِّمَایَۃَ وَالسِّبَاحَۃَ وَالرُّکُوْبَ الْخَیْل (اَوْ کَمَا قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللہِ صَلیَّ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَآلِہٖ وَسَلَّم)

Translation: “Teach your children swimming, archery, and horse riding” (Sunan Ibne-e-Majah).

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Note: According to some Muslim Scholars above narration, is the saying of Hazrat Umar Farooq (May Allah be pleased with him)

This demonstrates the importance of staying active and acquiring physical skills.

The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) dwelled insistently on the games that have a purpose since they are related to the military for men and uttered many hadiths to encourage them. The issues that he dwelled on the most were archery, horse riding, walking and swimming.

6. Encouraging Hand Earned Livelihood or Physical Labour

The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said:

مَا أَكَلَ أَحَدٌ طَعَامًا قَطُّ خَيْرًا مِنْ أَنْ يَأْكُلَ مِنْ عَمَلِ يَدِهِ، وَإِنَّ نَبِيَّ اللہِ  دَاوُدَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَمُ ـ كَانَ يَأْكُلُ مِنْ عَمَلِ يَدِهٖ

Translation: “No one has ever eaten a better meal than what his hands have earned. Indeed, the Prophet of Allah, (Hazrat) Dawood, used to eat from the earnings of his manual labour.” (Sahih Bukhari)

This hadith promotes the virtue of physical labour and self-reliance, indicating that engaging in productive work can contribute to physical health and well-being.

According to another Hadith Sharif:

اَلْکَاسِبُ حَبِیْبُ اللہِ

Translation: “The one who earns his livelihood with his own hands, is beloved to Allah Almighty.” (Musnad Imam Ahmed Ibn-e-Hanbal)

7. Consistency in Exercise

The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said:

اَحَبُّ الْاَعْمَالِ اِلَی اللہِ اَدْوَمُھَا وَ اِنْ قَلَّ

Translation: “The most beloved deeds to Allah are those done regularly, even if they are few.” (Agreed Upon)

This hadith encourages consistency in good deeds, including regular exercise and physical activities, as part of a healthy lifestyle.

8. Emphasis on Seeking Medical Care / Disease Cure

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Islam places great value on preserving life and promoting well-being. Muslims are encouraged to seek medical treatment and take necessary precautions to maintain their health. The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said:

مَا اَنْزَلَ اللہُ دَاءً اِلَّا اَنْزَلَ لَهُ شِفَاءً

Translation: “There is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its treatment” (Sahih Bukhari).

This hadith encourages Muslims to seek medical remedies and take care of their health.

9. Emphasis on Cleanliness and Hygiene

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Islam emphasizes the importance of cleanliness and hygiene as part of maintaining good health. Muslims are encouraged to observe ablution (wudu) before prayer, which involves washing specific body parts. The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said:

الَطُّھُوْرُ شَطْرُالْاِیْمَان

Translation: “Cleanliness is half of faith” (Sahih Muslim).

This emphasis on cleanliness extends to personal hygiene, keeping the environment clean, and preventing the spread of diseases.

10. Worship and its Health Benefits

Islam recognizes the interconnection between spiritual and physical well-being. Worship acts along with spiritual benefits, carries benefits related to health as well. For example, Fasting, Prayer, Wuzu (Read full and comprehensive article on scientific, health, physical and psychological benefits of Wuzu) etc, have numerous health benefits. Engaging in physical exercises, such as performing the five daily prayers (Salah), involves physical movements, promoting physical fitness and flexibility while fulfilling spiritual obligations. Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is a significant practice in Islam. While primarily a spiritual obligation, fasting offers numerous health benefits. It allows the body to detoxify, promotes weight management, improves insulin sensitivity, metabolic health and enhances self-discipline. Muslims also engage in voluntary fasts throughout the year, such as on Mondays and Thursdays, as recommended by The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

11. Mental and Emotional Well-being

Islam recognizes the importance of mental and emotional well-being which is part and parcel of good health. Muslims are encouraged to seek a balanced and harmonious state of mind through acts of worship, reflection, and seeking knowledge. Engaging in activities that promote mental health, such as spending time in nature, connecting with loved ones, and pursuing hobbies, is also encouraged.

Miscellaneous Practical examples of health and fitness in Islam

The following practical examples illustrate how health and fitness are integrated into the daily lives of Muslims, aligning with Islamic teachings and principles. By incorporating these practices, individuals strive to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle that nurtures their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Some of these practical examples are:

  1. Observing Fasting
  2. Incorporating Physical Movement in Worship
  3. Taking Breaks and Rest
  4. Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle
  5. Maintaining a Sleep Routine
  6. Mindful Eating
  7. Promoting Environmental Stewardship
  8. Engaging in Recreational Activities
  9. Stress Management and Self-Care
  10. Promoting Family Health
  11. Seeking Knowledge
  12. Using Technology for Health
  13. Striving for Balance

These practical examples showcase how health and fitness are integrated into various aspects of a Muslim’s life. By implementing these practices, individuals aim to fulfil their religious duties while promoting physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.


Health and fitness are integral aspects of Islamic teachings, emphasizing a holistic approach to well-being. By following the principles of moderation, balance, and self-care, Muslims can strive for physical, mental, and spiritual health. Engaging in regular physical exercise, adopting a balanced diet, and practising self-discipline through fasting are examples of how Muslims incorporate health and fitness into their lives. By nurturing their bodies as a trust from Allah, Muslims can lead healthy and fulfilling lives, aligning their actions with the teachings of Islam.


1. Q: Is physical fitness encouraged in Islam?

   A: Yes, physical fitness is encouraged in Islam. The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) emphasized the importance of being physically active and strong. Engaging in physical activities, exercise, and sports is seen as a means of maintaining good health and fulfilling one’s responsibilities.

2. Q: Is it important to eat a balanced diet in Islam?

   A: Yes, maintaining a balanced diet is emphasized in Islam. Muslims are encouraged to consume wholesome foods and practice moderation in eating. The Quran and Hadiths promote the concept of eating in moderation and avoiding excessiveness in food and drink.

3. Q: Are there any specific dietary guidelines in Islam?

   A: Islam has specific dietary guidelines, such as avoiding the consumption of pork and alcohol. Muslims are also encouraged to consume halal (permissible) foods and abstain from haram (forbidden) substances. These guidelines are intended to promote physical and spiritual well-being.

4. Q: Are there any recommendations for maintaining mental well-being in Islam?

   A: Yes, Islam promotes mental well-being. Muslims are encouraged to engage in acts of worship, seek knowledge, and practice mindfulness. Additionally, seeking support from loved ones, seeking professional help when needed, and engaging in activities that bring joy and relaxation are all part of maintaining mental well-being in Islam.

5. Q: Are rest and relaxation emphasized in Islam?

   A: Yes, rest and relaxation are valued in Islam. Taking breaks, getting sufficient sleep, and engaging in leisure activities are encouraged to maintain physical and mental well-being. The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) emphasized the importance of balancing work and rest, ensuring individuals have the energy to fulfill their obligations.

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Most Effective Islamic Ways to Relieve Stress

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Stress has become a common part of modern life, affecting individuals from all walks of life. In Islam, there are various ways to alleviate stress and find inner peace. These Islamic practices not only provide solace in times of difficulty but also strengthen one’s relationship with Allah and promote overall well-being. By incorporating these 20 Islamic ways of reducing stress into our lives, we can navigate the challenges of life with resilience, faith, and tranquillity. Undoubtedly, these ways or practices can surely be very useful to reduce stress and anxiety. This article will cover 20 most effective Islamic ways to relieve stress.

20 Islamic Ways to Relieve Stress with Relevant Examples

1. Seek Refuge in Allah

In times of stress, you can say “A’oodhu billahi minash shaytanir rajeem” (I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed Satan) as a reminder that Allah’s protection is always available to you.

Example: When facing a stressful situation at work, take a moment to seek refuge in Allah, reminding yourself that He is the ultimate source of comfort and support.

2. Perform Salah (Prayer)

Establishing a regular prayer routine helps to create a sense of tranquility and peace in your daily life. This is undoubtedly, a sure way to relieve stress.

وَاسْتَعِيْنُوْا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلٰوةِ     

Translation: “And seek help through patience and prayer.” (Al-Baqarah:45)

Example: When feeling overwhelmed, take a break to perform the obligatory or voluntary prayers. Focus on your connection with Allah during prayer, allowing the stress to subside.


3. Recite and Understand the Holy Quran

Reading and contemplating the verses of the Quran brings solace and guidance during challenging times.

Example: Set aside some time each day to recite and reflect upon a few verses of the Quran. Ponder over the meanings and apply the wisdom in your life, finding peace in the divine words. There are scientific studies conducted which proved physical impact of the Holy Quranic Verses on different things.


4. Make Dua (Supplication)

Turn to Allah in sincere supplication, pouring out your worries and seeking His assistance and mercy.

Example: When feeling stressed about a difficult decision, make dua to Allah, asking for guidance and clarity. Trust that He will provide the best outcome.


5. Practice Patience

Remember that difficulties are temporary, and exercising patience helps to maintain a calm and positive mindset.

اِنَّ اللّٰهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِيْنَ

Translation: “Surely, Allah is with those who practice patience.” (Al-Baqarah:153)

Example: If faced with a challenging situation, remind yourself to be patient and trust in Allah’s plan. Accept that trials are a part of life and approach them with resilience.


6. Remember the Purpose of Life

Reflect on the greater purpose of your existence and prioritize seeking the pleasure of Allah over worldly stresses.

Example: When feeling overwhelmed by material concerns, remind yourself that the ultimate goal is to please Allah. Shift your focus to performing good deeds and improving your relationship with Him.


7. Engage in Zikr (Remembrance of Allah)

Engage in the remembrance of Allah throughout the day, reciting His names and praising Him.

اَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللّٰهِ تَـطْمَىِٕنُّ الْقُلُوْبُ

Translation: “Listen (Beware), the hearts find peace only with the remembrance of Allah.” (Al-Raad:28)

Example: When feeling stressed, recite phrases such as “SubhanAllah” (Glory be to Allah) or “Alhamdulillah” (All praise be to Allah) to redirect your thoughts towards Allah’s greatness and find inner peace.


8. Practice Gratitude and Contentment

Expressing gratitude to Allah for His blessings helps to shift your focus from stress to appreciation. Always be contented with whatever you have and never fall a prey to greed. According to the meaning of a Holy Hadith:

قناعت سب سے بڑی دولت ہے۔

Translation: Contentment is the biggest wealth.

Example: Keep a gratitude journal where you write down three things you are grateful for each day. This practice helps you recognize the blessings in your life, reducing stress and promoting positivity. Always remain contented with your wealth and do not consider yourself a deprived one.


9. Seek Knowledge

Deepening your understanding of Islam through seeking knowledge provides clarity and peace of mind.

Example: Enroll in an Islamic course or attend lectures to gain a deeper understanding of Islamic teachings. Knowledge acts as a light that guides you through difficulties and helps alleviate stress.


10. Spend Time in Nature

Reflect on the beauty of Allah’s creation by immersing yourself in nature, which can have a calming and stress-reducing effect.

Example: Take a walk in a park or spend time in a garden. Observe the intricate details of nature and recognize Allah’s power and wisdom in creating such wonders, bringing tranquility to your heart.


11. Maintain Good Company and Connect with Ummah

Surround yourself with positive and uplifting individuals who remind you of Allah and inspire you to be better. According to the spirit of Islamic teachings, good friend is a blessing. Engage with the Muslim community, join Islamic events, and build bonds with fellow believers to find support and encouragement.

Example: Spend time with friends who have a positive influence on your spiritual well-being. Engage in discussions about Islam and support each other in overcoming stress by reminding one another of the importance of relying on Allah. Attend gatherings at the mosque, join study circles, or participate in community service activities. Connecting with like-minded individuals strengthens your faith, provides a sense of belonging, and helps alleviate stress through shared experiences.

12. Engage in Acts of Charity and Helping the Poor

Helping those in need and giving to charity not only benefits others but also brings contentment and reduces stress.

Example: Volunteer at a local charity organization or donate to causes that align with Islamic values. The act of selflessly helping others uplifts the spirit and reminds you of the blessings bestowed upon you by Allah.


13. Practice Forgiveness and Tolerance

Forgive and tolerate others and seek forgiveness from Allah Kareem, as harboring grudges and resentments only adds to stress. Though this act is a bit difficult but it can be very useful way to relieve stress and axiety.

Example: When someone wrongs you, choose to forgive them for the sake of Allah Almighty. Letting go of anger and resentment brings inner peace and frees you from the burden of negative emotions.


14. Seeking Forgiveness from Allah Kareem

Seek forgiveness from Allah for any shortcomings or mistakes. Repentance and seeking forgiveness can alleviate the burden of guilt and bring peace of mind.

Example: Whenever you commit a sin, repent and seek forgiveness from Allah Almighty, sincerely.


15. Take Care of your Body / Physical Exercise

Adopt a healthy lifestyle by eating nutritious food, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep, as a healthy body contributes to a healthy mind. It is rightly said that a healthy mind is found in healthy body. According to a Holy Hadith:

اَلْمُؤمِنُ الْقَوِیُّ خَیْرٌ مِنْ مُّؤمِنِ الضَّعِیْف (اَوْ کَمَا قَالَ رَسُولُ اللہِ صَلَّی  اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم)

Translation: The believer, who is physically strong, is better than the weaker one.

Example: Establish a routine that includes balanced meals, regular physical activity, and sufficient rest. Taking care of your body strengthens your overall well-being, enabling you to better cope with stress.


16. Find Solace in Solitude to Relieve Stress

Take some time for yourself to reflect, recharge, and engage in acts of worship without distractions.

Example: Set aside a portion of your day for solitude and engage in acts of worship such as reading Quran, making dua, or engaging in personal reflection. This quiet time allows you to recharge and find inner tranquility.


17. Engage in Beneficial Hobbies

Pursue activities that bring joy and fulfillment while aligning with Islamic values, such as reading, writing, painting, or gardening.

Example: Explore hobbies that promote relaxation and spiritual growth. For instance, engage in reciting Islamic poetry, writing reflections on Islamic teachings, or cultivating a garden with plants mentioned in the Quran.


18. Seek Counseling or Spiritual Guidance

If stress becomes overwhelming, seek professional help or guidance from qualified individuals who can provide support and guidance in accordance with Islamic principles.

Example: Reach out to a qualified Islamic counselor, therapist, or trusted religious scholar when facing excessive stress. They can provide guidance based on Islamic teachings and offer strategies to manage stress effectively.


19. Have Trust / Tawakkul in Allah Almighty

Ultimately, place your trust in Allah’s wisdom and divine plan, knowing that He is the best of planners and can relieve your stress when you turn to Him sincerely. Remember that Allah is in control of all affairs, and by putting your trust in Him, you can find solace and reduce stress.

اِنَّ اللّٰهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِيْنَ

Translation: “Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him).” (Al e Imran: 159) 

Example: Remind yourself that Allah is in control and has the power to alleviate your stress. Trust in His mercy and guidance, and have faith that He will provide relief in His own time and way.


20. Be Realistic, Optimistic and Bold

Face the bitter realities of life boldly. Cultivate positive thinking and gratitude. Focus on the blessings in your life and be optimistic and grateful to Allah for them. This mindset shift can help in reducing stress and promoting a sense of well-being.

Example: Understand the true philosophy of life with the help of Islamic teachings. Instead of becoming pessimistic, become optimistic about the life and its happenings. Also be courageous enough to face all the facts of life boldly.


Remember, these Islamic practices can complement other stress-reduction techniques and should be practiced with sincerity and consistency. Also remember, these Islamic ways of reducing stress can be applied by anyone in his daily life, irrespective of religion. So, feel free everyone! to adapt them to your specific circumstances and relieve or reduce stress.


Wish all of the readers a stress-free, happy and pleasant life.



In conclusion, the Islamic ways of reducing stress offer valuable guidance for individuals seeking relief from the burdens of daily life. Through seeking refuge in Allah, performing Salah, reciting and reflecting on the Quran, and engaging in acts of worship, Muslims can find solace and strength in their faith. Additionally, practicing gratitude, mindfulness, and forgiveness, as well as taking care of one’s body and connecting with the Muslim community, further contribute to a balanced and peaceful life. By embracing these Islamic teachings, individuals can navigate stress with resilience, finding comfort in the knowledge that Allah’s guidance and mercy are always available. May we all strive to implement these Islamic practices and experience the peace and tranquility that comes from surrendering our worries to Allah.



1. What are some effective ways to relieve stress?

There are several effective ways to relieve stress. Some common methods include practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing exercises or meditation, engaging in physical activity like exercise or yoga, maintaining a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and sufficient sleep, seeking social support from friends and family, and engaging in hobbies or activities that bring joy and relaxation. Islamic practices also, provide most effective ways of relieving or reducing stress.


2. How does regular exercise help in relieving stress?

Regular exercise has numerous benefits for stress relief. Physical activity releases endorphins, which are natural mood-boosting chemicals in the brain. Exercise also helps reduce the levels of stress hormones like cortisol. Engaging in activities like jogging, swimming, or dancing not only improves physical fitness but also serves as a healthy outlet for stress and tension.


3. Can practicing mindfulness or meditation help in reducing stress?

Yes, mindfulness and meditation techniques have been proven effective in reducing stress. Mindfulness involves being fully present in the moment, focusing on the sensations, thoughts, and emotions without judgment. Meditation cultivates a calm and centered state of mind, promoting relaxation and reducing stress. Both practices help to quiet the mind, increase self-awareness, and provide a sense of peace and tranquility.


4. How can I manage stress through self-care?

Self-care plays a crucial role in managing stress. It involves prioritizing activities that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Some self-care practices include setting boundaries and saying no to excessive commitments, practicing good sleep hygiene, engaging in hobbies or activities that bring joy and relaxation, seeking support from loved ones, and engaging in self-reflection or journaling to process emotions.


5. Are there any natural remedies or herbal supplements that can help relieve stress?

While natural remedies and herbal supplements can provide some relief, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional before using them. Some popular options include chamomile tea, lavender essential oil for aromatherapy, and herbal supplements like ashwagandha or valerian root. However, it’s important to note that individual responses may vary, and it’s best to seek professional advice to ensure safety and effectiveness.

Ijtihad in Islam

Ijtihad in Islam

Ijtihad in Islam


Muslim Ummah is an ever-living Ummah and the religion Islam is true, complete code of life and fulfils the requirements  all of ages. Ijtihad is a term in Islamic law that refers to the process of independent legal reasoning and interpretation. It allows scholars to derive new rulings and judgments based on the principles and sources of Islamic jurisprudence. “Ijtihad” is a legal process of Islamic jurisprudence which facilitates the new emerging issues in the light of the Holy Quran and Sunnah and interaction of the Companions (May Allah be pleased with them all) of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him). The Muslim community is then binding to act upon as it is perceived by the Muslim scholars.

Purpose of Ijtihad

The purpose of ijtihad is to ensure that Islamic jurisprudence remains relevant and adaptable to changing times while maintaining a foundation in the Quran, Hadith (sayings and actions of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him), and other Islamic legal sources.


The article will cover the Following Points

  1. Meanings of word “Ijtihad” in Urdu and English
  2. Necessity and scope of “Ijtihad”.
  3. Conditions of “Ijtihad” in Islam.
  4. Terms of “Ijtihad”.
  5. Examples of “Ijtihad

Literal Meaning of Ijtihad (English)  

The origin of word Ijtihad is “Juhad” which means struggle, strive and hardworking. As the Holy Quran says:-

وَالَّذِيْنَ لَا يَجِدُوْنَ اِلَّا جُهْدَهُمْ

“And those who do not get any reward except their own struggle.” (Al-Tauba:79)

          The aim behind Ijtihad is to put optimum efforts and energy for accomplishment of a specific job.

Meaning of Ijtihad in Urdu

اجتہاد کا لغوی معنی:

کسی کام کی انجام دہی میں تکلیف و مشقت اٹھاتے ہوئے اپنی پوری کوشش صرف کرنا۔

گویا اجتہاد اس کوشش کو کہتے ہیں جو کسی کام کی تکمیل میں مشقت برداشت کرتے ہوئے کی جائے اگر بغیر دقت اور تکلیف کے کوشش ہو گی تو اسے اجتہاد نہیں کہیں گے ۔

اجتہاد کا اصطلاحی مفہوم:

اصطلاحِ شریعت میں ’’قرآن و سنت اور اجماع کی روشنی میں مقررہ شرائط کے مطابق بطریقِ استنباط و استخراج، شرعی احکام اور قوانین کی تشکیل، تجدید، تفصیل، توسیع اور تنفیذ کے لئے ماہرانہ علمی کاوش کا نام اجتہاد ہے۔‘‘

Definitions of Ijtihad

Various definitions described by different jurists, are as under:-

Imam GhazaliTo put efforts in seeking the knowledge of Sharia orders by a Mujtahid.

Allama Taftazani. Strive by a Mujtahid for obtaining an accepted version about a particular Sharia order.

Allama Abdul AzizAccording to the scholar “Ijtihad is the peculiar effort to seek the knowledge about Sharia orders.

Necessity of Ijtihad

The necessity of Ijtihad cannot be denied at any cost. Human development is an ever-changing phenomenon. The responsibility lies with the civilization and Nations to trace the ways and means to seek solutions to emerging issues. Civilizations and Nations vanish their existence if they become static and stagnant. The Holy Quran says:-

اَلْيَوْمَ اَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِيْنَكُمْ وَاَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِيْ وَرَضِيْتُ لَكُمُ الْاِسْلَامَ دِيْنًا  ۭ

“Today I have completed your religion for thee and I completed My blessings on you and I have chosen Islam as thee religion” (Al-Maaida:3)

Islam does not possess low vision about human life, wants to see the blooms of life to continue flourishing and puts away the obstacles which hinder development and progress for human being, and facilitates with opportunities. The new emerging issues and problems which erupt and  the Holy Quran and Sunnah the Islamic Shaira’s main sources are silent on a particular matter and  we do not find any clear instructions. So the ijtihad is the method which guides us to solve those issues. The companions of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) were trained by the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), hence the responsibility of findings (extraction) was deposed to Islamic Ummah. Now prime obligation rests with the Muslim (Mujtahideen) intellects and scholars to ponder upon with grave research and work by ijtihad.

Ijtihad is the only way which offers the solutions for all emerging human life issues and the human lives does not come at static or standstill stage. Ijtihad is a source spring. The Islamic Ummah is blessed with the pious scholars who will keep the everlasting truth completion of Islam intact and prove the truth. Refraining the hardships from the human life, they will be striving to present the solutions of all complicated human issues of all ages according to the Holy Quran and Sunnah.

Scope of Ijtihad

There are many orders in sharia which are self-explicit like prayer, fasting, alms, pilgrimage etc. So Ijtihad is not required for such vivid Shariah orders, however the issues which erupt later on and there is no clear crystal instructions available in Quran and Sunnah, the matter will be resolved through Ijtihad. Ijtihad will be conducted in these current controversial issues.

Origination of Ijtihad

This is pursued by the Holy Quran, Hadith, actions of “Sahabah Karam” and consent of Ummah.

Order of Ijtihad

When the Muslim jurists ponder upon a special issue then that order would be liable to be obeyed by all the Muslim community.

Conditions for Ijtihad

Ijtihad becomes necessary in three conditions:-

To Seek the Shariah Order. If no clear instructions of Islamic Shariah are available about a specific issue then Ijtihad is must to seek the solution.

Ascertion of Particular Place and Time. Since Shariah orders are concise, so about particular issue then Ijtihad is essential to specify the time and space of a particular order like testimony of witness.

Evasion from hardships and complications.  Ijtihad in case of any grave complication or under compulsion waives permission to the victim person in special circumstances as a permissible concession.

Terms of Ijtihad

There are fourteen essential terms and conditions which are necessary for a Mujtahid to possess like:-

  1. Knowledge of Quran
  2. Knowledge of Sunnah
  3. Know how about the consent of Ummah
  4. Proficiency in Islamic jurisprudence
  5. Knowledge about Fiqh ordains
  6. Knowledge about Arabic language
  7. Capability to clarify the issues
  8. Capability about shariah objectives
  9. Knowledge about principles of fiqh and theories
  10. Knowledge about basic tenets
  11. Knowledge about Ilmul Kalam and arguments
  12. Wisdom
  13. Maturity
  14. Balance (Justice) in solving the issues

Few Examples of Ijtihad During the Contemporary Era

1. Addressing contemporary medical ethics issues, including:

  • organ transplantation
  • Transfusion of Blood
  • End-of-life care
  • Cloning and
  • The use of reproductive technologies, through the interpretation of Islamic sources                      

2. Financial transactions and banking practices like:

  • Interest on funds of Government employees
  • Islamic mortgages
  • Investment funds
  • Islamic microfinance etc
  • Insurance policy (of Life, Vehicles etc)

3. Formulating guidelines for the use of social media and digital platforms based on Islamic principles of ethics, privacy, and responsibility.

4. Formulating guidelines for Islamic schools and educational institutions to incorporate modern teaching methodologies while adhering to Islamic values and principles.


5. Deriving rulings on the permissibility of new forms of entertainment, such as virtual reality gaming or augmented reality applications, within the boundaries of Islamic ethics and morality.


6. Applying ijtihad to determine the compatibility of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and nanotechnology, with Islamic legal and ethical frameworks.


7. Formulating guidelines for Islamic fashion and modesty, taking into account cultural diversity and contemporary fashion trends while adhering to Islamic dress codes.


8. Criminal Laws and Punishments related to new crimes like cybercrime or terrorism


9. Few other examples of Ijtihad are:


  • Use of wrist watch
  • Travel by air
  • Usage of Modern Technology in slaughtering animals
  • Offering prayer during travelling
  • Telephonic “Nikah”
  • Gender-related issues


Being natural, futuristic, everlasting and universal religion Islam leaves no issue or matter unsolved and provides its followers with the solution to ever-rising and newly emerging issues by leaving the doors of Ijtihad open for all the times to come. This beauty of Islam keeps this religion modern for all periods of time. Muslim Ummah is everlasting having the capacity in that to absorb and adopt the required solutions according to the modern demands of the day. Allah Almighty desired to maintain this Ummah’s dynamic aspect and rejects such actions which make them stagnant or static may that one be visionary or practical.

FAQs about Ijtihad in Islam


1. What is Ijtihad?

Ijtihad is a term in Islamic law that refers to the process of independent reasoning and legal interpretation by qualified Muslim scholars. It involves the application of reasoning to derive legal rulings in areas not explicitly addressed / explained in the Quran and Hadith.


2. Who can perform Ijtihad?

Ijtihad is traditionally performed by qualified Islamic scholars who possess a deep understanding of Islamic jurisprudence and its sources. These scholars are known as mujtahids or mujtahideen.


3. What are the sources of Ijtihad?

The primary sources of Ijtihad in Islam are the Quran, the authentic Hadith (sayings and actions of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him), consensus (ijma) of scholars, and analogical reasoning (qiyas).


4. Is Ijtihad a mandatory practice?

Ijtihad is not mandatory for every Muslim. It is the responsibility of qualified scholars to perform Ijtihad to address new-emerging and complex issues that arise over time. However, individual Muslims are encouraged to seek guidance from knowledgeable scholars for personal matters.


5. Can Ijtihad lead to different opinions?

Yes, Ijtihad can lead to differences of opinion among scholars. Due to the nature of independent reasoning, scholars may arrive at different conclusions based on their interpretation of the available sources. Despite these minor or secodary differences, real spirit of Islam remains the same.


6. Are there any limitations to Ijtihad?

While Ijtihad allows for flexibility and adaptability in Islamic law, it is subject to certain limitations. Scholars must adhere to the principles and methodologies of Islamic jurisprudence, ensuring their rulings are consistent with the overall objectives and values of Islam. No ruling / solution, in any case, should go against the basic and agreed upon islamic teachings.


7. Can Ijtihad be applied to all aspects of life?

Ijtihad can be applied to various aspects of life, including social, economic, and political matters, as long as they fall within the realm of Islamic jurisprudence. However, some areas, such as matters explicitly addressed in the Quran and Hadith, are considered beyond the scope of Ijtihad.


8. What is the role of Ijtihad in modern times?

Ijtihad plays a crucial / significant role in addressing contemporary issues and challenges faced by Muslims. It allows for the adaptation of Islamic teachings to changing circumstances, ensuring relevance and practicality in different social and cultural contexts.


9. Are there different schools of thought regarding Ijtihad?

Yes, there are different schools of thought within Islam regarding the extent and methodology of Ijtihad. Some schools emphasize the authority of early scholars, while others promote a more flexible approach to Ijtihad.


10. How does Ijtihad contribute to the development of Islamic law?

Ijtihad is essential for the ongoing development and evolution of Islamic law. It enables scholars to address emerging issues and challenges by deriving legal rulings based on the principles and teachings of Islam. This ensures that Islamic law remains dynamic and applicable in different times and places.


Dua Qunut / دعائے قنوت


Introduction of Dua Qunut

Dua Qunoot is a supplication recited by Muslims during the Witr prayer, which is performed after the Isha prayer. It is a heartfelt and humble invocation where the worshipper seeks guidance, forgiveness, protection, and blessings from Allah. The word “Qunoot” in Arabic means “being obedient” or “submissiveness.” This powerful prayer is recited in a standing position during the final rakah (unit) of the Witr prayer, before the bowing (rukoo’).

Significance & Excellence of Dua Qunut

Dua Qunoot serves as a means for believers to express their reliance on Allah, seeking His mercy and seeking refuge from His punishment. It is a moment of intimate connection between the individual and their Creator, where they pour out their sincerest desires and concerns. The supplication acknowledges Allah’s guidance, forgiveness, and sovereignty, while also expressing gratitude for His blessings.

Dua Qunut Arabic Text

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّا نَسْتَعِيْنُكَ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَنُؤْمِنُ بِكَ وَنَتَوَكَّلُ عَلَيْكَ وَنُثْنِي عَلَيْكَ الْخَيْرَ وَنَشْكُرُكَ وَلَا نَكْفُرُكَ وَنَخْلَعُ وَنَتْرُكُ مَنْ يَفْجُرُكَ ط اَللّٰهُمَّ إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَلَكَ نُصَلِّي وَنَسْجُدُ وَاِلَيْكَ نَسْعَى وَنَحْفِدُ وَنَرْجُوا رَحْمَتَكَ وَنَخْشٰی عَذَابَكَ اِنَّ عَذَابَكَ بِالْكُفَّارِ مُلْحَقٌ۔

اردو ترجمہ

اے اللہ! بے شک ہم تجھی سے مدد طلب کرتے ہیں اور تجھی سے بخشش مانگتے ہیں اورتجھ پر ایمان لاتے ہیں اور تجھی پر بھروسہ رکھتے ہیں اور تیری بہت اچھی ثناء کرتے ہیں اور ہم تیرا شکر ادا کرتے ہیں،تیری نافرمانی نہیں کرتے اور ہم الگ کرتے ہیں اور چھوڑ دیتے ہیں ان لوگوں کو جو تیری نافرمانی کرتے ہیں۔ اے اللہ! ہم صرف تیری ہی عبادت کرتے ہیں، تیرے ہی لئے نماز پڑھتے ہیں، سجدہ کرتے ہیں، تیری ہی طرف ہم دوڑتے اور تیری ہی خدمت میں حاضر ہوتے ہیں۔ ہم تیری رحمت کی امید کرتے ہیں اور تیرے عذاب سے ڈرتے ہیں۔ بے شک تیرا عذاب کفار (منکرین) کو لاحق ہونے والا ہے۔

English Translation

“Ya Allah, we seek Your assistance, and we seek Your forgiveness, and we believe in You, and we rely on You. We praise You in all goodness, and we thank You, and we do not deny You, and we cast aside and abandon those who disobey You. Ya Allah, You alone we worship, and to You alone we pray and prostrate. We strive and hasten towards You, and we hope for Your mercy and fear Your punishment. Indeed, Your punishment will surely overtake the disbelievers.”


FAQs About Doa Qunoot

1. What is the purpose of Dua Qunoot?

   The purpose of Dua Qunoot is to seek Allah’s guidance, forgiveness, protection, and blessings. It is a supplication where Muslims express their reliance on Allah and their desire for His mercy and assistance in various aspects of life.

2. When is Dua Qunoot recited?

   Dua Qunoot is commonly recited during the Witr prayer, which is performed after the Isha prayer. It is recited in the final rakah (unit) of the Witr prayer, before the bowing (rukoo’).

3. Can Dua Qunoot be recited in other prayers?

   While Dua Qunoot is primarily associated with the Witr prayer, it can also be recited in other voluntary prayers, such as the Taraweeh prayers during the month of Ramadan. However, its recitation in other prayers may vary based on different scholarly opinions and practices.

4. Are there different versions of Dua Qunoot?

   Yes, there are slight variations in the wording and placement of Dua Qunoot among different schools of thought in Islam. The variations mainly pertain to the specific wording used in the supplication, but the overall essence and purpose remain the same.

5. Can Dua Qunoot be recited in the local language?

   The recommended practice is to recite Dua Qunoot in Arabic, as it is considered a part of the prayer itself. However, if an individual is not fluent in Arabic, they can recite it in their native language during the non-obligatory prayers. It is important to note that the essential meanings and intent should be preserved when reciting in the local language.

6 kalma

6 Kalma in Islam

6 kalma


The 6 Kalma (or kalima), also known as the Six Articles of Faith, are fundamental beliefs in Islam. These Kalimas hold a significant place in the Islamic faith. They encapsulate the fundamental beliefs and principles that form the core of Islam. Reciting and understanding the 6 Kalma is regarded as an essential aspect of a Muslim’s spiritual journey.

What 6 Kalimas Declare?

The first Kalma, known as Kalma Tayyab, is the declaration of faith affirming the belief in the oneness of Allah Almighty and the prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). It serves as the foundation of Islamic belief, emphasizing monotheism and the acceptance of Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) as the final Messenger.

The second Kalma, Kalma Shahadat, reiterates the testimony of faith, declaring the belief in Allah’s oneness and the prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). It is a profound affirmation of the Islamic creed and serves as a reminder of the core principles of Islam.

The remaining four Kalmas i.e. Kalma Tamjeed, Kalma Tawheed, Kalma Astaghfar, and Kalma Radde Kufr—highlight different aspects of faith, including the praise of Allah, the oneness of Allah, seeking forgiveness, and rejecting disbelief.

Significance of 6 Kalma in Islam

The 6 Kalma serve as a comprehensive guide for Muslims, helping them strengthen their faith, seek forgiveness, and express their devotion to Allah Almighty. They are not obligatory in the same way as the five pillars of Islam, but they are highly recommended for Muslims seeking a deeper connection with their religion. Understanding the meanings of the 6 Kalma and reciting them regularly can foster a greater spiritual connection, knowledge, and a sense of devotion to Allah and His Messenger, Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

Here are 6 Kalma

with English and Urdu Translation

1 Kalma (Tayyabah / Tayyab) - پہلا کلمہ طیبہ یا طیب

لَآاِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللّٰهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَّسُولُ اللّٰهِ

English Translation


 “There is no God but Allah, Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is the (Beloved) Messenger of Allah.”

اردو ترجمہ

 اللہ تعالیٰ کے سوا کوئی معبود برحق نہیں اور حضرت محمد (صلی اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ واٰلہٖ وسلم) اللہ تعالیٰ کے (پیارے)  رسول ہیں۔

2 Kalma (Shahadah) - دوسرا کلمہ شہادت

أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللّٰهُ وَحْدَہٗ لَا شَرِیْکَ لَہٗ

 وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ

English Translation

“I bear witness that there is no God but Allah, “the One” alone, without any partner and I bear witness that Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is the (Beloved) Servant and the Messenger of Allah.”

اردو ترجمہ

میں گواہی دیتا ہوں کہ اللہ تعالیٰ کے سوا کوئی معبود برحق نہیں۔ وہ اکیلا ہے اس کا کوئی شریک نہیں اورمیں گواہی دیتا ہوں کہ حضرت محمد (صلی اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ واٰلہٖ وسلم) اللہ تعالیٰ کے (پیارے) بندے اور رسول ہیں۔

3 Kalma (Tamjeed) - تیسرا (سوم) کلمہ تمجید

سُبْحَانَ اللّٰهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ وَلَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللّٰهُ وَاللّٰهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلَا حَوْلَ 

وَلَا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِاللّٰهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيمِ

English Translation

“Glory be to Allah, and all praise is for Allah, and there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and Allah is the greatest, and there is no power and no strength except with Allah; the Highest, the Greatest.”

اردو ترجمہ

اللہ پاک ہےاور سب تعریفیں اللہ ہی کے لیے ہیں اور اللہ کے سوا کوئی عبادت کے لائق نہیں اور اللہ سب سے بڑا ہے اور نہیں ہے گناہوں سے بچنے کی طاقت اور نیک کام کرنے کی قوت مگر اللہ کی طرف سے جو سب سے بلند اور سب سے زیادہ عظمت والا ہے۔

4 Kalma (Tawheed) - چوتھا (چہارم) کلمہ توحید

لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللّٰهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهٗ  لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ وَھُوَ حَیٌّ لَّا یَمُوْتُ اَبَدًا اَبَدًا ذُوْالْجَلَالِ وَالْاِکْرَامِ بِیَدِہِ الْخَیْرُ وَ هُوَ عَلٰی كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

English Translation

“There is none worthy of worship except Allah. He is alone and has no partner. To Him belongs the Kingdom and for Him is all praise. He gives life and causes death. And He is Alive, He is Eternal, Possesser of magesty and reverence. In His hand is all good and He has power over everything”۔

اردو ترجمہ

اللہ کے سوا کوئی معبود نہیں۔ وہ اکیلا ہے۔ اس کا کوئی شریک نہیں۔ اسی کے لیے ہے بادشاہی اور اسی کے لیے ہے ساری تعریفیں۔ وہی زندہ کرتا ہے اور وہی موت دیتا ہے اور وہ زندہ ہے( ہمیشہ زندہ رہنے والا) ہے اس کو ہرگز کبھی بھی موت نہیں آئے گی۔ وہ بڑے جلال اور بزرگی والا ہے۔ اسی کے ہاتھ میں سب بھلائی ہے اور وہ ہر چیز پر قادر ہے۔

5 Kalma (Astaghfar) - پانچواں (پنجم) کلمہ استغفار

اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّٰهَ رَبِّي مِنْ كُلِّ ذَنْبٍ اَذْنَبْتُهُ عَمَدًا اَوْ خَطَأً سِرًّا اَوْ عَلَانِيَةً وَاَتُوبُ اِلَيْهِ مِنَ الذَّنْبِ الَّذِي اَعْلَمُ وَمِنَ الذَّنْبِ الَّذِي لَآ اَعْلَمُ، اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ عَلَّامُ الْغُيُوبِ وَسَتَّارُ الْعُيُوبِ وَغَفَّارُ الذُّنُوبِ وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِاللّٰهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيمِ

English Translation

“I seek forgiveness from Allah, who is my Creator and Cherisher, from every sin I committed knowingly or unknowingly, secretly or openly. And I also seek His forgiveness for all sins which I am aware of or am not aware of. Certainly You (Ya Allah!), are the Best Knower of the hidden and the Best Concealer of mistakes and the Best Forgiver of sins. And there is no power and no strength except with Allah; the Highest, the Greatest.”

اردو ترجمہ

میں معافی مانگتا ہوں اللہ سے جو میرا پروردگار ہے ہر اس گناہ سے جو میں نے کیا جان بوجھ کر یا بھول کر، درپردہ یا کھلم کھلا اور میں توبہ کرتا ہوں اس کی بارگاہِ اقدس میں اس گناہ سے جو مجھے معلوم ہے اور اس گناہ سے جو مجھے معلوم نہیں۔ (اے اللہ!)بے شک تو غیبوں کا جاننے والا اور عیبوں کا چھپانے والا اور گناہوں کا بخشنے والا ہے اور نہیں ہے گناہوں سے بچنے کی طاقت اور نیک کام کرنے کی قوت مگر اللہ کی طرف سے جو سب سے بلند اور سب سے زیادہ عظمت والا ہے۔

6 Kalma (Radd-e-Kufr) - چھٹا (ششم) کلمہ ردِّ کفر

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّيٓ اَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ اَنْ اُشْرِكَ بِكَ شَيْئًا وَاَنَآ اَعْلَمُ بِهٖ وَاَسْتَغْفِرُكَ لِمَا لَآ اَعْلَمُ بِهٖ تُبْتُ عَنْهُ وَتَبَرَّأْتُ مِنَ الْكُفْرِ وَالشِّرْكِ وَالْكِذْبِ وَالْغِيبَةِ وَالْبِدْعَةِ  وَالنَّمِيمَةِ وَالْفَوَاحِشِ وَالْبُهْتَانِ وَالْمَعَاصِي كُلِّهَآ وَ اَسْلَمْتُ وَاَقُولُ لَآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللّٰهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ اللّٰهِ

English Translation

“Ya Allah! I seek refuge in You from that I should ascribe or join any partner with You knowingly. And I seek Your forgiveness from that which I do not know. I repent from it (ignorance). I reject disbelief and joining partners with You and of falsehood and backbiting and (bad) innovation in religion and slander (tell-tales) and lewdness and blame and all other acts of disobedience. And I submit to Your will. I believe and I declare that there is none worthy of worship except Allah (and Hazrat) Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is the (Beloved) Messenger of Allah.”

اردو ترجمہ

اے اللہ! میں تیری پناہ مانگتا ہوں اس بات سے کہ میں کسی کو تیرا شریک  ٹھہراؤں جان بوجھ کر، اور بخشش مانگتا ہوں تجھ سے (اس شرک کی) جس کو میں نہیں جانتا اور میں نے اس سے توبہ کی اور بیزار ہوا کفر سے اور شرک سے اور جھوٹ سے اور غیبت سے اور بدعت سے اور چغلی سے اور بے حیائیوں سے اور بہتان سے اور تمام گناہوں سےاور میں اسلام لایا اور میں اقرار کرتا ہوں کہ اللہ کے سوا کوئی عبادت کے لائق نہیں اور حضرت محمد (صلی اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ واٰلہٖ وسلم) اللہ کے رسول ہیں۔

FAQs about 6 Kalimas in Islam

1. What are the 6 Kalma?

The 6 Kalma, also known as the Six Articles of Faith, are fundamental beliefs in Islam. They are as follows:

1) Kalma Tayyab (Declaration of Faith). Details (Text and Translations) given in the article above.

2) Kalma Shahadat (Testimony of Faith). Details (Text and Translations) given in the article above.

3) Kalma Tamjeed (Praise of Allah). Details (Text and Translations) given in the article above.

4) Kalma Tawheed (Oneness of Allah). Details (Text and Translations) given in the article above.

5) Kalma Astaghfar (Seeking Forgiveness). Details (Text and Translations) given in the article above.

6) Kalma Radd-e-Kufr (Rejection of Disbelief). Details (Text and Translations) given in the article above.

2. What is the significance of the 6 Kalma in Islam?

The 6 Kalma hold great significance in Islam as they summarize the core beliefs and principles of the faith. They serve as a means of affirming one’s faith, seeking forgiveness, praising Allah, and rejecting disbelief. Reciting and understanding the 6 Kalma is considered essential for Muslims to strengthen their faith, increase their knowledge of Islamic teachings, and seek spiritual connection with Allah.

3. Are the 6 Kalma obligatory for Muslims?

The recitation of the 6 Kalma is not obligatory in the same way as the five pillars of Islam, such as the declaration of faith (Shahada), prayer (Salah), fasting (Sawm), giving to charity (Zakat), and pilgrimage (Hajj). However, understanding and reciting the 6 Kalma is highly recommended for Muslims as a way to deepen their understanding of Islam, affirm their faith, seek forgiveness, and remember the oneness of Allah.

4. Can non-Muslims recite the 6 Kalma?

There are no restrictions on non-Muslims reciting the 6 Kalma. However, it is important to note that the Kalma specifically affirms the Islamic beliefs and the prophethood of Muhammad. Non-Muslims may choose to learn about the Kalma as a means of understanding the Islamic faith, but its recitation typically holds more significance for Muslims who consider it an affirmation of their faith.

5. How can one learn and memorize the 6 Kalma?

Learning and memorizing the 6 Kalma can be achieved through various methods:

  1. Seeking guidance from knowledgeable scholars or teachers who can explain the meanings and provide appropriate resources.
  2. Utilizing books, online materials, or mobile applications that provide transliterations, translations, and explanations of the 6 Kalma.
  3. Listening to recitations and lectures on the 6 Kalma to familiarize oneself with the correct pronunciation and understanding.
  4. Engaging in regular practice and repetition to aid memorization.
  5. Participating in study circles or Islamic courses where the 6 Kalma may be covered as part of the curriculum.

With dedication, consistent practice, and guidance, individuals can successfully learn and memorize the 6 Kalma.

Dirilis Ertugrul

Dirilis Ertugrul – All About Ertugrul Ghazi

Dirilis Ertugrul


Dirilis Ertugrul is a Turkish epic television series, also known as Ertugrul Ghazi ارطغرل غازی or Resurrection: ErtugrulIn this captivating historical drama, viewers are transported to the fascinating world of the Seljuk Empire. This TV Drama Series presents a thrilling journey through the triumphs and tribulations of the legendary hero, Ertugrul Bey, and his band of loyal warriors. Dirilis Ertugrul has a captivating storyline, remarkable characters, and a rich cultural heritage that make this series a true masterpiece.


Unveiling the World of Dirilis Ertugrul


1. Historical Context and Setting


To understand the allure of “Dirilis Ertugrul,” it’s essential to delve into its historical context. The series is set during the 13th century, a time of great upheaval in Anatolia, where various tribes and empires clashed. At its core lies the Seljuk Empire, a dominant power encompassing vast territories.


2. Epic Narrative and Engaging Plot


The enthralling plot of “Dirilis Ertugrul” centers around the life of Ertugrul Bey, the father of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. Ertugrul Bey, portrayed with great intensity by the talented actor Engin Altan Duzyatan, embarks on a heroic quest to establish a safe haven for his tribe, the Kayi, and defend justice and honor in a treacherous world.


3. Complex Characters and Powerful Performances


One of the show’s greatest strengths lies in its vivid and multifaceted characters. Ertugrul Bey’s unwavering determination, intelligence, and indomitable spirit make him an inspiring protagonist. Alongside him, a diverse cast of supporting characters brings depth and authenticity to the narrative, each with their unique stories, virtues, and flaws.


4. Spectacular Production and Cinematic Excellence


“Dirilis Ertugrul” captivates audiences not only through its compelling storyline but also with its exceptional production quality. The attention to detail in recreating historical settings, costumes, and weaponry immerses viewers in the authentic atmosphere of medieval Anatolia. The breathtaking cinematography and meticulous battle scenes add an extra layer of grandeur to the series.


“Dirilis Ertugrul” Stands Out for Many Reasons Like:


1. Cultural Significance and National Pride


“Dirilis Ertugrul” holds immense cultural significance, particularly for the Turkish people. It showcases the valor, honor, and resilience of their ancestors, while also promoting a sense of national pride. The series has sparked a renewed interest in Turkish history and has become a symbol of unity and identity.


2. Strong Moral Values and Life Lessons


At the heart of “Dirilis Ertugrul” lies a powerful exploration of morality, ethics, and the struggle between good and evil. The characters’ unwavering commitment to justice, loyalty, and compassion serves as a moral compass, inspiring viewers to reflect on their own lives and choices. The show’s emphasis on honor, integrity, and family values resonates across cultures.


3. Uniting Global Audiences and Cultural Exchange


Despite its Turkish origin, “Dirilis Ertugrul” has transcended borders, captivating audiences worldwide. The universal themes of love, friendship, sacrifice, and resilience have fostered cultural exchange and understanding. The series has opened doors for international collaborations and paved the way for greater appreciation of Turkish cinema and cinematic excellence on a global scale.


The Impact of “Dirilis Ertugrul”


1. Inspiring Heroism and Empowering Audiences


“Dirilis Ertugrul” has touched the hearts of millions, inspiring a newfound sense of heroism and empowerment. Ertugrul Bey’s unwavering dedication to his principles, his determination to fight for justice, and his ability to rally his comrades in the face of adversity resonate deeply with viewers. The show encourages individuals to stand up for what they believe in and face challenges with courage and resilience.


2. Promoting Turkish History and Tourism


The popularity of “Dirilis Ertugrul” has led to a surge of interest in Turkish history and culture. Fans from around the world are drawn to the magnificent landscapes showcased in the series, prompting them to visit historical sites and explore the wonders of Turkey. This newfound fascination with Turkish history has contributed to the growth of tourism in the country, bolstering its economy and strengthening cultural ties.


3. Fostering Dialogue and Appreciation


“Dirilis Ertugrul” has become a catalyst for dialogue and appreciation between diverse cultures. Through its captivating storytelling and universal themes, the series has sparked conversations about shared values, historical legacies, and the beauty of cultural diversity. It has fostered a global community of fans who engage in discussions, fan theories, and celebrations of the show’s impact, transcending linguistic and geographical boundaries.


The History of Ertugrul Ghazi: A Legendary Figure in Turkish History


The history of Ertugrul Ghazi, also known as Ertugrul Bey, is deeply intertwined with the rise of the great Seljuk Empire and the subsequent establishment of the Ottoman Empire. The following paragraphs explore the life and legacy of Ertugrul Ghazi, highlighting significant events, key accomplishments, and the lasting impact he had on Turkish history. By delving into the facts and figures surrounding his life, we can better understand the fascinating journey of this legendary figure.


1. Early Life and Ancestry


Ertugrul Ghazi was born in the early 13th century, a time marked by political turmoil and tribal conflicts in Anatolia. He hailed from the Kayi tribe, which was part of the larger Oghuz Turkic tribal confederation. The Oghuz Turks migrated from Central Asia to the Middle East, eventually settling in Anatolia. Ertugrul Ghazi’s father was Suleyman Shah, the leader of the Kayi tribe.


2. Founding of the Kayi Tribe in Anatolia


The Kayi tribe played a significant role in the establishment of a Turkish presence in Anatolia. Under the leadership of Suleyman Shah and later Ertugrul Ghazi, the Kayis migrated westward from their ancestral homeland near the Euphrates River, seeking new lands and opportunities. They settled in the region known as the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum, which was ruled by the Seljuk Turks at the time.


3. Collaboration with the Seljuk Sultanate


Ertugrul Ghazi formed a close alliance with the Seljuk Sultanate, particularly Sultan Aladdin Kayqubad I. This collaboration enabled the Kayis to secure protection and support against external threats, including the Mongol invasions that plagued the region. The Seljuk Sultanate recognized the Kayis as frontier guards and granted them the territory of Sogut.


4. Struggles against Crusaders and Byzantines


During his leadership, Ertugrul Ghazi faced numerous challenges from Crusader armies and the Byzantine Empire. He successfully defended the borders of his territory, repelling enemy forces and safeguarding the interests of the Seljuk Sultanate. Ertugrul Ghazi’s military acumen and strategic decisions laid the foundation for the future successes of the Ottoman Empire.


5. Ertugrul Ghazi’s Family and Descendants


Ertugrul Ghazi married Halime Hatun, who bore him three sons: Gunduz Alp, Savci Bey, and Osman Bey. Osman Bey would later become the founder of the Ottoman Empire, which would grow to become a powerful and influential empire spanning three continents. Ertugrul Ghazi’s descendants carried on his legacy, further expanding the empire and leaving an indelible mark on world history.


6. Legacy and Historical Significance


Ertugrul Ghazi’s historical significance cannot be overstated. His leadership and bravery laid the groundwork for the rise of the Ottoman Empire, which would endure for over six centuries. Additionally, his adherence to Islamic principles and dedication to justice and fairness made him an iconic figure in Turkish history, inspiring future generations and leaving an enduring legacy.


7. Popularity and Impact of the TV Series – Dirilis Ertugrul


In recent years, the popularity of the Turkish TV series “Dirilis: Ertugrul” (Resurrection: Ertugrul) has brought the story of Ertugrul Ghazi to a global audience. The show has sparked interest in Turkish history and culture, contributing to a greater understanding and appreciation for the historical figure of Ertugrul Ghazi. Through its captivating storytelling and accurate portrayal of historical events, the TV series has revived interest in the Seljuk and Ottoman eras and has become a global phenomenon.

Prominent Characters of Dirilis Ertugrul

Dirilis Ertugrul boasts a diverse ensemble cast, each playing a significant role in the storyline. Ertugrul Bey, portrayed by Engin Altan Düzyatan, is the charismatic and determined protagonist. Other notable characters include Halime Sultan, Ertugrul’s wife and a symbol of strength and resilience; Turgut Alp, Ertugrul’s loyal friend and warrior; and Hayme Hatun, Ertugrul’s wise and influential mother.

Key Facts and Figures


  1. Dates: Ertugrul Ghazi was born around 1191 and passed away in 1281.
  2. Leadership Duration: Ertugrul Ghazi led the Kayi tribe for approximately 40 years.
  3. Territory: The Kayi tribe initially settled in the Sogut region and later expanded their influence to other parts of Anatolia.
  4. Seljuk Alliance: Ertugrul Ghazi enjoyed a close alliance with the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum, particularly Sultan Aladdin Kayqubad I.
  5. Family Lineage: Ertugrul Ghazi was the father of Osman Bey, who founded the Ottoman Empire. Osman Bey’s descendants ruled the empire for generations.
  6. Contributions: Ertugrul Ghazi’s military victories and diplomatic skills contributed to the stability and expansion of Turkish influence in Anatolia.
  7. Cultural and Religious Influence: Ertugrul Ghazi’s commitment to Islamic values and his promotion of justice and righteousness became guiding principles for the Ottoman Empire’s governance and influenced subsequent rulers.

Facts and Figures of Dirilis Ertugrul TV Drama Serial


  1. Written By: It was written by Mehmet Bozdağ and directed by Metin Günay.
  2. Set of the Show: The show of Dirilis Ertugrul is set in the 13th century and is based on the life of Ertuğrul, the father of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire.
  3. First Aired: The series was first aired in Turkey on December 10, 2014.
  4. Produced By: It was produced by Tekden Film and aired on the Turkish channel TRT 1.
  5. Total Episodes: The series has a total of 448 episodes and has been released on Netflix and YouTube. Netflix streamed the show internationally from 2016-17 through 2023.
  6. Dubbing: It has also been dubbed in many languages including Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, and English.
  7. Total Subscribers: Dirilis Ertugrul has around 15 million subscribers globally
  8. Total Views: The epic TV Turkish drama gained over 3 billion views by 2021.
  9. Total Seasons: The show aired for 5 seasons until 29 May 2019.
  10. Last Season: The show’s final season concluded in 2019.

Dirilis Ertugrul Theme Song



In conclusion, Dirilis Ertugrul has left an indelible mark on the television landscape, captivating audiences worldwide with its engaging storyline, well-developed characters, and rich historical context. The show’s global influence has introduced Turkish culture and history to a diverse audience, strengthening cultural connections and promoting cross-cultural understanding. Dirilis Ertugrul’s success and legacy are a testament to its compelling storytelling and the enduring appeal of historical dramas.





1. What is “Dirilis: Ertugrul”?


“Dirilis: Ertugrul” is a popular Turkish television series that chronicles the life and adventures of Ertugrul Ghazi, the father of Osman Bey, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. The show follows Ertugrul Ghazi and his tribe’s struggles, battles, and triumphs in the 13th century.


2. When was “Dirilis: Ertugrul” first aired?


The series premiered in Turkey on December 10, 2014. It was produced by Tekden Film and aired on the Turkish channel TRT 1.


3. How many seasons of “Dirilis: Ertugrul” are there?


“Dirilis: Ertugrul” consists of a total of five seasons, with each season comprising multiple episodes.


4. Is “Dirilis: Ertugrul” historically accurate?


While “Dirilis: Ertugrul” draws inspiration from historical events and figures, it should be noted that the series takes creative liberties in its storytelling. While certain events and characters are based on historical records, the show incorporates fictional elements and dramatizations for entertainment purposes.


5. What language is “Dirilis: Ertugrul” in?


The original language of “Dirilis: Ertugrul” is Turkish. However, it has been translated into multiple languages, including English, through subtitles and dubbing, to cater to a global audience.


6. How did “Dirilis: Ertugrul” gain international popularity?


The international popularity of “Dirilis: Ertugrul” can be attributed to its availability on various streaming platforms, such as Netflix and YouTube. Its engaging storyline, compelling characters, and cultural depiction attracted a wide audience outside of Turkey, sparking a global interest in Turkish history and culture.


7. What impact has “Dirilis: Ertugrul” had on tourism in Turkey?


The TV series has had a significant impact on tourism in Turkey. Many historical sites featured in the show, such as the city of Sogut and the Kayi tribe’s burial grounds, have experienced a surge in visitors, both local and international, who seek to explore the real locations depicted in the series.


8. Are the characters in “Dirilis: Ertugrul” based on real historical figures?


Yes, many of the characters in the series are based on real historical figures. Ertugrul Ghazi, his family members, and other prominent figures from the Seljuk and Ottoman eras are portrayed in the show. However, it’s important to note that some characters have been fictionalized or adapted for dramatic purposes.


9. Has “Dirilis: Ertugrul” inspired other TV series?


Yes, the success of “Dirilis: Ertugrul” has inspired the creation of other Turkish historical TV dramas, often referred to as “Turkish dramas” or “Turkish series.” These shows, set in different periods of Turkish history, have gained international popularity and a dedicated fan base.


10. What is the legacy of “Dirilis: Ertugrul”?


“Dirilis: Ertugrul” has left a lasting legacy by reigniting interest in Turkish history, culture, and values. The show has not only entertained audiences worldwide but has also fostered a sense of pride and identity among Turkish people.


Existense of God

Existence of God – Scientific Proof


The debate surrounding the existence of God has captivated the human mind for centuries. While faith and religious experiences have traditionally provided a foundation for belief, some argue that scientific evidence can also shed light on the existence of a higher power. In the realm of science, theories and discoveries have sparked discussions regarding the existence of God. While science primarily focuses on empirical observations and natural explanations, some argue that scientific evidence can support the idea of a divine creator. In this article, we will explore several scientific proofs that contribute to the notion of God’s existence, supported by relevant examples.

1. The Cosmological Evidence of an Uncaused Cause (Existence of God)
The cosmological argument posits that the existence of the universe necessitates a cause or a “first mover.” The Big Bang Theory, which suggests that the universe originated from a singularity, supports this argument. The concept of causality demands that something must have caused the Big Bang, setting the universe into motion. This implies the existence of a transcendent entity that initiated the cosmic creation. The cosmological argument suggests that the existence of the universe implies the existence of a first cause or an Uncaused First Cause.
Example: The discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation, a remnant of the Big Bang, provides strong evidence for the universe’s initial expansion and supports the need for a first cause.

2. Fine-tuning and Consolidation of the Universe

A keen study of the universe clearly shows that the whole creation (each and everything of the universe) has been created perfectly. Every creation of the universe is consolidated and decorated in the most beautiful way. Perfection, stability and cogency is evident in each and every creature. For example, mountains have been firmly fixed. Heavens are miraculously raised without pillars. Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran:

وَتَرَى الْجِبَالَ تَحْسَبُهَا جَامِدَةً وَّهِىَ تَمُــرُّ مَرَّ السَّحَابِ ۭ صُنْعَ اللّٰهِ الَّذِيْٓ اَتْقَنَ

كُلَّ شَيْءٍ ۭ اِنَّهٗ خَبِيْرٌۢ بِمَا تَفْعَلُوْنَ (النمل:88)

Translation: And, (O man,) you will see the mountains and think them firmly fixed whereas they will be flying like the passing of clouds. (This) is the work of Allah, Who has made everything strong and stable (with Wisdom and Strategy). Surely He is Well-Aware of all.

3. Intelligent and Intentional Design of the Universe

The design of the universe clearly indicates the presence of an All-Intelligent Mind عقلِ کُل. The whole universe and everything in it has been created on a special pattern. Nothing is created randomly or purposelessly. Astonishingly, everything in the universe is so arranged that living beings can well benefit from it. Four elements of nature i.e. water, air, soil and fire are available to keep the living beings alive as long as the Creator wills. The concept of the “Intelligent and Intentional Design of the Universe” proves a deliberate and purposeful design by an intelligent entity. Proponents of this idea argue that certain features of the universe and living organisms exhibit characteristics that cannot be explained solely by natural processes, but rather indicate the involvement of an intelligent creator. Here are a few examples often cited in discussions related to intelligent design:

  1. Particular Arrangement of the objects like seas, mountains, plants, stars, planets etc
  2. Placement of Living beings in accordance with their needs
  3. Availability of all basics which are inevitable for living beings i.e. four elements of    nature
  4. The Complexity of the Cell
  5. Changing of weathers
  6. Subduing certain creatures for the use of human beings e.g. air, water, animals etc
  7. Information in the Genetic Code (DNA)
  8. Fingerprints
  9. Origin of Life and Continuation of the Generations

4. Diversity and Unity in the Creation (Existence of God)

Diversity and unity are two fundamental aspects of creation that are interconnected and mutually beneficial. This is again scientific proof of God’s existence. Diversity refers to the existence of a wide range of distinct elements or entities within a system. It encompasses differences in attributes such as race, ethnicity, culture, language, beliefs, perspectives, and talents. In nature, diversity can be observed in the rich variety of ecosystems, species, and genetic makeup. Unity, on the other hand, refers to the state of being united or coming together as one cohesive whole. It involves the integration and cooperation of diverse elements for a common purpose or goal. Unity can be observed in the harmonious functioning of ecosystems, where various species and organisms interact and rely on each other for survival.

فَیَا عَجَباً کَیْفَ یُعْصَیٰ الْاِلٰہ

اَمْ کَیْفَ یَجْحَدُہُ الْجَاحِد

وَفِیْ کُلِّ شَئیٍ لَہٗ اٰیَة

تَدُلُّ علٰی أَنَّہٗ وَاحِد

Translation of the Verses: It is surprising how one can disobey Allah or deny His existence. When there is a sign and proof of His existence in everything, which is testifying that He stands alone. He has no partner.

5. Individual Uniqueness (Existence of God)

It is a mind-blowing fact of Allah’s creation that despite countless objects of nature, no one 100% resembles the other one. One example of variation in God’s creation that showcases individual uniqueness is fingerprints. Fingerprints are distinct patterns formed by ridges and furrows on the skin of human fingers. These patterns are unique to each individual, and no two people have the exact same fingerprints. This remarkable variation in fingerprints is a testament to the intricate and diverse nature of God’s creation. It serves as a reminder of the infinite possibilities and attention to detail present in the world around us. Even modern science has brought forward this great sign of the Greatest Creator i.e. Allah Almighty.

6. Perfect and Flawless System of the Universe

As we all know that a man-made system always remains vulnerable to deterioration or destruction. There are countless examples of this acknowledged fact. Take the example of human formulated traffic control system. Despite well thought and well-planned traffic system; there are accidents daily and everywhere. These accidents are either due to the flaws of human-made traffic systems or the inability of system makers to control everyone under this system. On the other hand, a great matchless system of the universe which has been created more than billions of years ago is always flawless. Planets move on their axis, weathers are changing according to a set pattern and timeframe. Everything in the universe is working totally in accordance with its specific nature.

7. Creation of Mind / Brain (Existence of God)

Everything is this universe has been created by the Greatest Mind. There are certain creatures which have minds and senses. Of course, there must be a mind greatest of all, who has created mind in His creatures like human beings, jinn, and angles. Another point to be understood is that the limitation of the mind of the creatures is proof that there is a mind which is free of any limit. This greatest and perfect mind is of the Creator of mind Himself i.e. Allah the Perfect Wisdom.

8. Unique Creation by the Greatest Creator (Allah)

Generally, everything created by God is unique and matchless. No one can ever create anything like the creation of God. According to the Holy Quran, they (all other than Allah) cannot even create a fly. If one ponders upon the creation of heavens, oceans, milk, honey, grains etc, he will certainly have to believe that all this has been created by God; the Best and Greatest Creator. It is simply impossible for the creature to create or make such matchless creations.

9. Helplessness and Dependency of Human Beings

Can anyone ever think that the universe and everything in it, has been or can be created by some human being? No, no one can ever say or even think like this. No man or ghost or angel can make/create such a grand and great universe. Rather human beings, jinn, angels etc are themselves a creature of God (Allah Almighty). The helplessness and dependency of the creature obviously prove that there is a God Who is All-Powerful, Almighty, and the Sole Creator and Controller of the universe. Everything and everyone is dependent on God but God is not dependent on anything or anyone.

10. Science Rather, Helps and Serves as a Source of Identifying God

There is no denial to the fact that if some creation of God is scientifically proven as a fact, it proves the Existence of God. For example, science after exploring the universe, has reached the finding and conclusion that God exists. Likewise, science has confirmed much scientific information given by Allah Almighty in His Holy Book “Quran”. Some examples include:

  1. Embryology: The Quran accurately describes the stages of human embryonic development, including the formation of bones and muscles. It mentions the development from a “sperm-drop” to a fully formed fetus.
  2. Mountains as Stabilizers: The Quran refers to mountains as “pegs” or stabilizers that prevent the Earth’s crust from shaking. This concept aligns with the modern understanding of tectonic plates and their role in stabilizing the Earth’s surface.
  3. Water Cycle: The Quran describes the water cycle, mentioning the process of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. It recognizes the role of water in sustaining life on Earth.
  4. Creation of the Universe: The Quran mentions the concept of the “Big Bang” and the subsequent creation of the universe. It describes the initial state of the universe as “smoke” and its expansion.
  5. Celestial Orbits: The Quran refers to celestial bodies, such as the sun, moon, and stars, following their prescribed orbits. This corresponds to the modern understanding of celestial motion and the laws of gravity.
  6. Fingerprint Unique Patterns: The Quran mentions that human fingerprints have unique patterns. This aligns with modern forensic science, which uses fingerprints as a means of identification.

11. Expansion of the Universe – A Clear Proof of God’s Existence

The Creator of the Universe “Allah the Almighty” says in the Holy Quran:

وَالسَّمَاۗءَ بَنَيْنٰهَا بِاَيْىدٍ وَّاِنَّا لَمُوْسِعُوْنَ  (الذّٰریات:47)

Translation: And We built the heavenly universe with great might. And surely We are expanding (this universe) more and more.

          The galaxy in which the Sun is located is called the Milky Way. It is estimated that there are 400 billion stars in the Milky Way. To measure them, scholars coined the term light year. To understand the light year, keep in mind that light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles per second. It takes about eight minutes to travel 150 million kilometres from the sun to the Earth. If light travels at the same speed for one year, it is called a light year. The diameter of the Milky Way is one hundred thousand light years. While the distance from the centre of the galaxy to the sun is 26,000 light years.

Beyond that, our galaxy itself has no place in the universe. The Andromeda Galaxy is 2180000 light-years away from us. It is estimated that there are 300 to 400 billion stars in it. While there are billions of galaxies. There are millions of light years between them. All of them are not stationary, but rotating around their centre and also moving in space. Astronomers believe that the number of galaxies in the universe is around 125 billion. Scientists say that if we reach the end of this distance with our telescopes, we will still see the same view because the universe is constantly expanding.

12. Recognition of the Creator (Allah) through His Signs

It is an acknowledged fact that seen and unseen entities both are realities. Fragrance does exist even if it is not visible. Likewise, there are certain known creations which are not generally seen e.g. Jinn (Ghost) Angels etc. A creation always indicates and proves its creator. Nothing in this universe is created without a creator except the greatest creator Himself. The Greatest Creator (The Ultimate Reality) is ever-living. He is first of all (everything) and not created by someone. Rather He is the Sole creator of each and everything in this universe and the universe itself. Everyone is dependent on Him and He is not dependent on anyone. This is His glory and uniqueness. Everything which has been created by the Real Creator is a manifest sign of its Creator (Allah).

Example: For instance, if some vehicle passes through a muddy road, its wheels certainly leave their signs. Even when the said road becomes dry, a person is sure that a vehicle must have passed from this place or road. He becomes sure about passing the vehicle only by seeing its signs.

13. Who has Created and Who is Controlling the Universe? (Existence of God)

An Interesting Debate Between Imam Abu Hanifa 

and an Atheist on “God’s Existences”

Once upon a time during the early years of Islam, a foreigner arrived in a big Muslim city. He went to a central area and declared to the people, “I don’t believe in the existence of God. Bring your best debater so that I can defeat him and convince all of you!”

The people were annoyed and wanted to kick out this troublemaker. However, they knew the best way to defeat him would be through a debate, just as he had suggested. So they took the foreigner to their leader and shared his request.

The city’s leader announced that there would be a debate that night. The stranger who denied the existence of God would face the best Muslim debater in town, Imam Abu Hanifa. The king quickly sent a boy to invite Imam Abu Hanifa to the debate. The boy soon returned with confirmation, and everyone eagerly awaited the debate that night.

As the night approached, people gathered to witness the showdown. The debate was supposed to start after sunset, but Imam Abu Hanifa was late. Very late, everyone was waiting for him.

As time passed, the townspeople considered appointing a different debater so they wouldn’t appear scared. However, they decided to keep waiting because Imam Abu Hanifa was their best debater and worth waiting for.

Meanwhile, the foreigner kept complaining, “If your best debater can’t even keep his appointments, how can he win this debate? What kind of Muslim doesn’t keep his word? He must have gotten scared because he knows he was wrong and decided to run away!”

Hours went by, and just when people were about to leave, Imam Abu Hanifa arrived.

His opponent for the evening demanded, “Tell me, why are you so late? What caused you to miss our appointment? How could you keep all of us waiting for so long?!”

Imam Abu Hanifa asked, “I’m sorry… Will you forgive me if I tell you my excuse?”

“What is your excuse, then?” “I’m glad you asked. On my way from home to this hall, there is a large river. I needed a ferry to cross it, so I waited the entire evening for a boat, but none came.”

The foreigner was ready to argue and said, “If no ferry arrived the whole evening, then how did you get here now?” Imam Abu Hanifa continued, “I’m glad you asked. While waiting by the river, I suddenly witnessed a nearby tree falling down. It started chopping itself into logs, which then transformed into planks and nailed themselves together. This extraordinary boat appeared before me, and it seemed to beckon me to step on board.”

“I stood amazed by this miraculous boat and wondered how it could be possible. As soon as I boarded it, it swiftly carried me across the river to the city. There was no sailor on board, yet it navigated perfectly. After I arrived on the other side and stepped off, the entire boat vanished.”

“That’s the story of how I managed to cross the river.” At this point, the foreigner burst into laughter. He said, “I had heard that you, Imam Abu Hanifa, are the most brilliant, wise, and knowledgeable man among the Muslims. But today, you have shown us all that you are nothing like that!” Some of the crowd felt disappointed by this, while others still had faith.

Imam Abu Hanifa wanted to confirm, “So, you don’t believe that planks can chop themselves, nails can hammer themselves, sealant can pour itself, and a boat can steer itself without anyone doing it?”

“Of course not! I don’t believe a word of what you said!” exclaimed the debater. Then Imam Abu Hanifa concluded, “If you can’t accept that a simple boat cannot create and operate itself, how can you believe that the entire world and the universe: the sun, the moon, the earth, the seas, the animals, the plants – all came into existence by themselves and continue to function in a perfect manner until this day? After this logical answer by Imam Abu Hanifah, the atheist was answerless and had to admit and agree to the true belief in the “Existence of Allah”.

14. Quranic Verses about the Scientific Proof of God’s Existence
The Quran, the holy book of Islam, contains numerous verses that highlight the signs and evidence of God’s existence in the natural world. Here are some Quranic verses that touch upon the scientific proofs of God’s existence:


قُلْ سِيْرُوْا فِي الْاَرْضِ فَانْظُرُوْاكَيْفَ بَدَاَ الْخَــلْقَ ثُمَّ اللّٰهُ يُنْشِئُ النَّشْاَةَ الْاٰخِرَةَ ۭ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ عَلٰي كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْرٌ

“(Beloved Prophet!)Say, ‘Travel through the earth and observe how He began creation. Then Allah will produce the final creation. Indeed Allah, over all things, is competent.” (Al-Ankabut:20)

This verse encourages reflection on the natural world as evidence of God’s creative power and ability to bring forth life.


فَلْيَنْظُرِ الْاِنْسَانُ اِلٰى طَعَامِهٖٓ ؀اَنَّا صَبَبْنَا الْمَاۗءَ صَبًّا؀ثُمَّ شَقَقْنَا الْاَرْضَ شَقًّا؀فَاَنْۢبَتْنَا فِيْهَا حَبًّا؀وَّعِنَبًا وَّقَضْبًا؀وَّزَيْتُوْنًا وَّنَخْلًا ؀وَّحَدَاۗىِٕقَ غُلْبًا؀وَّفَاكِهَةً وَّاَبًّا ؀مَّتَاعًا لَّكُمْ وَلِاَنْعَامِكُمْ

“Then let man observe his food: how We poured down water in abundance, and We split the earth in fragments, and We made therein grain grow, and grapes and fresh vegetation, and olives and palm trees, and gardens of dense shrubbery, and fruits and grasses as enjoyment for you and your grazing livestock.” (Al-A’bas:24-32)

This passage highlights the intricate processes of water cycle, plant growth, and provision of food as signs of God’s wisdom and ability to sustain life.


اَفَلَا يَنْظُرُوْنَ اِلَى الْاِبِلِ كَيْفَ خُلِقَتْ ؀وَاِلَى السَّمَاۗءِ كَيْفَ رُفِعَتْ ؀وَاِلَى الْجِبَالِ كَيْفَ نُصِبَتْ؀وَاِلَى الْاَرْضِ كَيْفَ سُطِحَتْ

“Do they not look at the camels, how they are created? And at the sky, how it is raised high? And at the mountains, how they are firmly set? And at the earth, how it is spread out?” (Al-Ghashiyah:17-20)

These verses invite contemplation on the creation of camels, the vastness of the sky, the stability of mountains, and the expanse of the earth, all of which demonstrate God’s design and power.


هُوَ الَّذِيْ خَلَقَ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالْاَرْضَ فِيْ سِـتَّةِ اَيَّامٍ ثُمَّ اسْـتَوٰى عَلَي الْعَرْشِ ۭ يَعْلَمُ مَا يَـلِجُ فِي الْاَرْضِ وَمَا يَخْــرُجُ مِنْهَا وَمَا يَنْزِلُ مِنَ السَّمَاۗءِ وَمَا يَعْرُجُ فِيْهَا ۭ وَهُوَ مَعَكُمْ اَيْنَ مَا كُنْتُمْ ۭ وَاللّٰهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُوْنَ بَصِيْرٌ

“It is He who created the heavens and the earth in six days and then established Himself above the Throne. He knows what penetrates into the earth and what emerges from it and what descends from the heaven and what ascends therein, and He is with you wherever you are. And Allah, of what you do, is Seeing.” (Al-Hadeed:4)

This verse asserts God’s knowledge of all aspects of the universe, including the movements and interactions of celestial bodies, demonstrating His comprehensive understanding and control over creation.

وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْاِنْسَانَ مِنْ سُلٰـلَـةٍ مِّنْ طِيْنٍ؀ثُمَّ جَعَلْنٰهُ نُطْفَةً فِيْ قَرَارٍ مَّكِيْنٍ۝ثُمَّ خَلَقْنَا النُّطْفَةَ عَلَقَةً فَخَـلَقْنَا الْعَلَقَةَ مُضْغَةً فَخَـلَقْنَا الْمُضْغَةَ عِظٰمًا فَكَسَوْنَا الْعِظٰمَ لَحْــمًا ۤ ثُمَّ اَنْشَاْنٰهُ خَلْقًا اٰخَرَ ۭفَتَبٰرَكَ اللّٰهُ اَحْسَنُ الْخٰلِقِيْنَ

“And We have certainly created man from clay, then We placed him as a sperm-drop in a firm lodging. Then We made the sperm-drop into a clinging clot, and We made the clot into a lump [of flesh], and We made [from] the lump, bones, and We covered the bones with flesh; then We developed him into another creation. So blessed is Allah, the best of creators.” (Al-Mominoon:12-14)

These verses describe the stages of human embryonic development, emphasizing the intricate process through which God fashions human beings, highlighting His role as the ultimate Creator.


اَللّٰهُ الَّذِيْ يُرْسِلُ الرِّيٰحَ فَتُثِيْرُ سَحَابًا فَيَبْسُطُهٗ فِي السَّمَاۗءِ كَيْفَ يَشَاۗءُ وَيَجْعَلُهٗ كِسَفًا فَتَرَى الْوَدْقَ يَخْرُجُ مِنْ خِلٰلِهٖ ۚ فَاِذَآ اَصَابَ بِهٖ مَنْ يَّشَاۗءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهٖٓ اِذَا هُمْ يَسْتَبْشِرُوْنَ

“It is Allah who sends the winds, and they stir the clouds and spread them in the sky however He wills and then makes them fragments so you see the rain emerge from within them. And when He causes it to fall upon whom He wills of His servants, immediately they rejoice.” (Al-Room:48)

This verse acknowledges God’s control over weather phenomena, such as the movement of winds and the formation of rain clouds, illustrating His command over natural elements.


وَهُوَ الَّذِيْ خَلَقَ الَّيْلَ وَالنَّهَارَ وَالشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ ۭ كُلٌّ فِيْ فَلَكٍ يَّسْبَحُوْنَ

“And it is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all [heavenly bodies] in an orbit are swimming.” (Al-Anbiya’a:33)

This verse recognizes the orderly movements of celestial bodies and their placement in precise orbits as evidence of God’s design and governance of the universe.


اَوَلَمْ يَرَوْا اِلَى الطَّيْرِ فَوْقَهُمْ صٰۗفّٰتٍ وَّيَقْبِضْنَ مَا يُمْسِكُـهُنَّ اِلَّا الرَّحْمٰنُ ۭ اِنَّهٗ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍۢ بَصِيْرٌ

“Do they not see the birds above them with wings outspread and [sometimes] folded in? None holds them [aloft] except the Most Merciful. Indeed He is, of all things, Seeing.” (Al-Mulk:19)

This verse draws attention to the flight of birds and their ability to navigate the skies, highlighting God’s sustaining power over these creatures.


اَللّٰهُ الَّذِيْ خَلَقَ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالْاَرْضَ وَاَنْزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاۗءِ مَاۗءً فَاَخْرَجَ بِهٖ مِنَ الثَّمَرٰتِ رِزْقًا لَّكُمْ ۚ وَسَخَّــرَ لَكُمُ الْفُلْكَ لِتَجْرِيَ فِي الْبَحْرِ بِاَمْرِهٖ ۚ وَسَخَّرَ لَكُمُ الْاَنْهٰرَ؀وَسَخَّــرَ لَكُمُ الشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ دَاۗىِٕـبَيْنِ ۚ وَسَخَّرَ لَكُمُ الَّيْلَ وَالنَّهَارَ

“He is the one who subjected the heaven and the earth for you as a provision from Him. And He has caused rivers to flow among you and has made for you ships to sail through the sea by His command. And He has made for you the rivers and made for you the sun and the moon, constant [in their courses], and has made for you the night and the day as a means of livelihood.” (Al-Ibrahim:32-33)

These verses acknowledge the natural resources provided by God for human sustenance, including water, ships for transportation, and the sun and the moon that regulate day and night, highlighting His role as the provider and sustainer of life.


اِنَّ فِيْ خَلْقِ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالْاَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافِ الَّيْلِ وَالنَّھَارِ لَاٰيٰتٍ لِّاُولِي الْاَلْبَابِ

“Verily, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are indeed signs for men of understanding.” (Aal-e-Imran:190)

This verse emphasizes the signs of God’s existence and wisdom found in the celestial bodies, the earth, and the regular alternation of night and day. It invites people to contemplate these natural phenomena as evidence of a higher power.

These Quranic verses highlight various aspects of the natural world and the scientific phenomena observed within them, encouraging believers to reflect on the signs of God’s existence, power, and wisdom. They emphasize the intricate design, order, and sustenance found in the universe, inviting individuals to contemplate and recognize the presence of a divine Creator.


While science primarily operates within the realm of observable phenomena, it can contribute to the discussion surrounding the existence of God. The cosmological argument, fine-tuning of the universe, biological complexity, consciousness, moral law, and personal testimonies all offer scientific insights and examples that support the existence of God. However, it is important to note that scientific proof alone may not be sufficient to convince everyone, as the belief in a higher power often involves personal experiences, philosophical considerations, and individual interpretations.

It is crucial to approach the discussion of God’s existence with an open mind, acknowledging that science and faith can coexist and complement one another. Science can provide evidence and reasoning that align with religious beliefs, offering a broader perspective on the complexity and wonder of the universe. However, faith and belief in a higher power often transcend the boundaries of scientific inquiry, relying on personal experiences and philosophical contemplation.

Ultimately, the existence of God remains a deeply personal and subjective matter. It is through a combination of scientific exploration, personal reflection, and spiritual experiences that individuals find their own understanding of the divine. The quest for scientific proofs of God’s existence should not be seen as a definitive endpoint, but rather as an ongoing journey of discovery and contemplation.

In the pursuit of truth, it is essential to respect diverse perspectives and engage in respectful dialogue, recognizing that different individuals may arrive at different conclusions based on their unique experiences and interpretations. Science and spirituality can coexist, offering different lenses through which to explore the mysteries of existence.

In the end, whether one finds conviction in scientific proofs, personal testimonies, or a combination of both, the quest for understanding and connection with the divine is a deeply personal and transformative journey that continues to captivate and inspire humanity.

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1. Is there scientific proof of the existence of God?

Yes, there are many scientific proofs of the existence of God. Science does prove many signs/phenomena/creatures which lead towards the true belief of God’s existence.

2. Can the cosmological argument prove the existence of God?

The cosmological argument suggests that the existence of the universe implies the existence of a first cause or an uncaused cause. Although it offers philosophical and scientific reasoning, it still creates a way towards providing concrete proof of God’s existence.

3. What is the fine-tuning argument, and how does it relate to God’s existence?

The fine-tuning argument posits that the precise values of physical constants and conditions necessary for life suggest an intentional design. It suggests that the complexity and precision of the universe’s parameters point towards a higher power.

4. Are complex biological systems evidence of God’s existence?

Yes, of course, complex biological systems, such as the human eye or intricate cellular machinery, often exhibit characteristics of irreducible complexity. While they offer compelling evidence for an intelligent designer, the interpretation of this as proof of God’s existence varies among individuals.

5. Can consciousness and transcendent experiences provide evidence for God?

Yes, consciousness, with its mysterious origin and nature, challenges purely materialistic explanations of the universe. Near-death experiences and transcendent phenomena provide subjective accounts that hint at the existence of something beyond the physical realm, potentially connecting to a higher power.

6. Do objective moral values support the existence of God?

Yes, the existence of objective moral values, which transcend cultural and individual perspectives, suggests the presence of an objective moral framework. It aligns with the belief in a higher power as the source of these universal moral principles.

7. Can personal testimonies and religious experiences be considered evidence of God’s existence?

Personal testimonies and religious experiences offer subjective accounts of encounters with the divine, miracles, or transformative moments. While they hold significant weight for individuals, their evidentiary value may vary depending on one’s perspective.

8. How does the existence of evil and suffering relate to the existence of God?

The existence of evil and suffering does not oppose or deny the existence of God. Evil and Sufferings are rather test cases for the believers. It is an acknowledged fact that everything is recognized or differentiated by its opposite. Both of these are actually nothing but the non-beliefs in the existence of God. For example, darkness is nothing but the absence of light, illness is nothing but the absence of health etc.

9. Can atheistic arguments disprove the existence of God?

Atheistic arguments present only philosophical and scientific perspectives which are insufficient to understand reality. Since the human mind has a very limited approach, therefore, it is actually helpless to see God. The human mind (science, philosophy etc) is even helpless to observe and describe the creatures like ghosts, angels etc. So, when the human mind or science can not even understand the existing creatures, how can these observe and see the Creator i.e. God (Allah Almighty)? Again, this is a proven fact that if you are (due to your own limited sight and insight) unable to see something, you can not deny it. Whatever you see, observe, and understand, is not everything. There are supernatural, metaphysical, unseen, unobserved, unapproached entities in the universe, isn’t it?

10. Can faith and reason coexist when discussing the existence of God?

Of course, faith and reason can coexist and complement one another in exploring the existence of God. While faith often relies on personal experiences and beliefs, reason provides a framework for logical inquiry and scientific exploration. Both perspectives contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the divine.

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Benefits of Wudu / Wuzu (Ablution) in Islam


Wudu or Wuzu (also known as “ablution” in English) is a ritual washing or cleansing process performed by Muslims. It is mandatory for all Muslims to perform wudu before prayer, touching the Qur’an, and performing other acts of worship. Wudu involves washing certain parts of the body (hands, mouth, nose, face, arms, head, and feet). While the primary purpose of wudu is to purify oneself before performing acts of worship, there are also numerous scientific benefits of wudu that have been documented through scientific research. In this article, we will explore the multi-aspect benefits of wudu in Islam, along with examples of how these benefits are experienced.

The article will cover the following types of Wuzu (Ablution):

  1. Scientific and Medical Benefits
  2. Spiritual Benefits
  3. Psychological Benefits
  4. Miscellaneous Benefits of Ablution (Wuzu)

In the succeeding paragraphs above mentioned benefits are explained one by one.

Scientific and Medical Benefits

1. Physical Cleanliness

The primary purpose of Wudu is to attain physical cleanliness. Islam encourages Muslims to maintain cleanliness and hygiene in their daily lives. Wudu helps in getting rid of dirt and impurities from the body, which can cause certain health issues.
Example: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of hand washing and hygiene became even more apparent. Wudu, with its emphasis on physical purification, is a natural way to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19.

2. Improved Body Parts Circulation

Wudu involves washing the arms and legs up to the elbows and knees, respectively. This can help improve circulation in these areas. Wuzu can also be seen as a form of physical exercise, as it involves movements that help stretch and flex various muscle groups in the body. This can help improve flexibility and mobility, which can have a positive impact on overall health.
Example: In individuals who sit for long periods of time (such as office workers), regular wudu can help improve blood flow to the arms and legs, which can reduce the risk of blood clots and other circulatory problems.

3. Improves Hygiene

One of the essential benefits of wudu is that it improves hygiene. Muslims perform wudu five times a day, and it helps them to maintain cleanliness and hygiene. The process of wudu involves washing the hands, mouth, nose, face, arms, head, and feet, which removes dirt and germs from the body. Wuzu can help improve oral and nasal hygiene. Regular practice of wudu reduces the risk of infections and diseases and promotes overall health.
Example: In areas with poor sanitation or limited access to clean water, regular wudu can help reduce the spread of infectious diseases like cholera and typhoid fever.

4. Boosts Blood Circulation

Washing the hands, mouth, and face during Wudu can improve blood circulation in those areas. Regular practice of performing Wuzu (Ablution) i.e. a minimum of five times a day keeps the body and its parts in motion. This helps in maintaining healthy skin and prevents diseases such as dermatitis.

5. Helps in Maintaining Oral Hygiene

Rinsing the mouth during Wudu helps in maintaining oral hygiene. It removes food particles, bacteria, and germs from the mouth, which can cause bad breath and other oral health problems.

6. Hydration

Performing Wudu requires the use of water, which helps in hydrating the body. This is particularly beneficial during the hot summer months when dehydration can lead to various health problems.

7. Protects against Infections and Diseases

Wudu involves washing the hands, face, and feet, which are the primary areas of the body that come in contact with germs and bacteria. By regularly performing Wudu, Muslims can protect themselves from infections and diseases. The water used in wudu has a cooling effect on the body and helps to regulate the body temperature. It also helps to improve blood circulation, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, washing the face and hands regularly helps to prevent eye infections, skin infections, and respiratory issues.

8. Improves Respiratory Health

During Wudu, Muslims are required to rinse their nose, which helps in improving respiratory health. It clears the nasal passages and removes any dust or dirt particles that may have accumulated in the nose.

9. Reduces the Risk of Skin Diseases

Regularly performing Wudu helps in maintaining skin hygiene and reducing the risk of skin diseases such as acne and eczema. Wuzu or Ablution help prevent the development of acne and other skin conditions. The use of water during wudu also helps to hydrate the skin, which can prevent dryness and other skin problems as well.

10. Therapeutic Eeffect of Wuzu

Wudu can also have a therapeutic effect on individuals who suffer from certain medical conditions. For example, individuals who suffer from headaches or migraines can find relief through the process of wudu, as the act of washing the face and head can have a cooling and soothing effect on the body.

11.  Boosts Immune System

Ablution (Wuzu) has been found to boost the immune system of the body. The water used in wudu has healing properties that help to fight against bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. Wudu also helps to remove harmful toxins from the body, which helps to improve the immune system.
Examples of the medical benefits of wudu can be found in various studies conducted by researchers. For instance, a study conducted in 2013 found that performing wudu helps to reduce the risk of infections and diseases. Another study published in the Journal of Infection Prevention in 2017 found that regular practice of wudu helps to improve hand hygiene and prevent the spread of infections.

Spiritual Benefits

1. Purification of the Body and Soul

Wudu, the Islamic act of washing parts of the body before prayer, is more than just a physical cleansing ritual. It has both external and internal cleanliness and purification. It is believed to have spiritual benefits as well, helping to purify both the body and soul. Wudu is believed to have a purifying effect on the soul. By performing wudu, Muslims are symbolically washing away their sins and impurities, both physical and spiritual.

2. A Means of Worship and Seeking Forgiveness

Wudu is also seen as a means of being able to worship Allah Almighty and seeking forgiveness from Allah. In Islam certain acts of worships can not be performed without ablution (Wuzu) e.g. all types of prayer, recitation of the Holy Quran etc. By performing wudu, a person is able to worship his Lord and seek forgiveness for them. By performing Wuzu, the Muslims are preparing themselves both physically and spiritually for worships. This can help to create a sense of calm and focus, making it easier to connect with Allah during prayer.

3. A means of Spiritual Connection and Heart Satisfaction

Wudu is also believed to improve one’s spiritual connection to Allah Almighty which results in heart / internal satisfaction. By performing wudu, For the Muslims, Wuzu acts as a strong means of maintaining relation with their Real Lord and resultantly provides them with inner satisfaction or consolation. This act of purification can help to bring a person closer to Allah Almighty and increase their spiritual connection with the divine. It allows for a clean and pure state of mind and body, which is essential for communicating with Allah.
Example: Many Muslims report feeling a sense of closeness to God after performing wudu. This can be particularly helpful during times of stress or difficulty, when individuals may need spiritual support and guidance.

4. It Can Help to Increase the Faith

According to a Holy Hadith:

“اَلطَّھُورُ شَطْرُ الْاِیْمَان”

Translation: Purification is part of faith.

Performing wudu regularly can help to strengthen a person’s faith and increase their connection with Allah. By taking the time to perform this ritual, Muslims are reminding themselves of their faith and their commitment to Allah. This act of devotion can help to strengthen their faith (Iman)

Psychological Benefits

1. Psychological Purification

In addition to physical purification, wudu also has psychological benefits. The act of performing wudu can help Muslims focus their minds and prepare themselves for prayer or other acts of worship. This can help reduce anxiety and promote mental clarity and focus.

2. Positive Impact on Behaviour and Mind

Wuzu has other practical benefits as well. For example, the act of performing wudu can serve as a reminder to Muslims to remain conscious of their actions and intentions throughout the day. By taking the time to perform wudu, individuals are able to pause and reflect on their thoughts and behaviours, which can promote mindfulness and self-awareness. The act of performing wudu can be seen as a form of meditation or mindfulness practice, which can be beneficial for individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs. By focusing on the process of Wudu and the intention behind it, Muslims can cultivate mindfulness and be more present in their daily lives.

3. Improves Mental Health

Wudu has been found to improve mental health. The act of wudu helps to reduce negative emotions such as anger, jealousy, and anxiety. It also helps to improve concentration and focus, which is essential for mental well-being. The repetitive nature of wudu also helps to improve memory and cognitive functions.

4. Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Performing Wudu has a calming effect on the mind. It helps in reducing stress and anxiety levels. The process of Wudu involves washing the face, hands, and feet, which can help in reducing tension and relaxing the body. Moreover, the physical act of washing the body parts helps to relax the muscles and reduce tension.
For example, there are many research studies which proved that individuals who suffer from anxiety or stress-related disorders find relief through the calming and relaxing effects of wudu. Many Muslims report feeling a sense of calm and tranquillity after performing wudu. This can be particularly helpful for individuals who are feeling stressed or anxious.

5. Enhances Mindfulness and Concentration:

Wudu enhances concentration during acts of worships like prayer. When a person performs Wudu, they are required to focus on the process and the intention of the act, which helps in clearing the mind of distractions. Moreover, performing wudu requires a person’s full attention and focus. Muslims must be present at the moment and mindful of each step of the ritual. This can help to cultivate a sense of mindfulness, presence and concentration, which can have a positive impact on a person’s mental health and wellbeing.

Miscellaneous Benefits of Ablution (Wuzu)

1. Symbol of Unity among the Muslims

Wudu is a ritual that is performed by Muslims all around the world and serves as a symbol of unity among the ummah (Muslim community). It is a reminder that despite our differences, we are all equal in the eyes of Allah and are united in our worship of Him.

2. Increased Self-Discipline

Performing wudu regularly requires self-discipline and commitment. By making wudu a part of their daily routine, Muslims are cultivating a sense of self-discipline that can spill over into other areas of their lives. This can help them to achieve their goals, develop healthy habits, and become better versions of themselves.

3. Reminder of the Importance of Cleanliness

Wudu serves as a reminder of the importance of cleanliness in Islam. It encourages Muslims to maintain cleanliness not just in their physical bodies, but also in their thoughts, actions, and intentions.

4. Helps to Earn Respect in the Society

Regular practice of performing Wuzu helps a person in remaining neat and clean, from impurities and sins both. This helps him maintain an impressive personality in society which eventually results in earning and establishing great respect among the people.


In conclusion, the medical benefits of wudu in Islam are numerous and varied. The regular practice of wudu can help to improve hygiene, prevent diseases, boost the immune system, relieve stress, improve mental health, and enhance the spiritual connection with Allah. Muslims should make wudu a regular part of their daily routine, not only for its spiritual significance but also for the many physical and mental health benefits it provides. Therefore, it is a practice that is highly recommended for Muslims and can be beneficial for individuals of all backgrounds. It is a holistic approach to maintaining a healthy body and mind. The scientific and medical benefits of wudu are a testament to the wisdom and mercy of Allah, Who has prescribed this act of purification for His believers. By performing wudu regularly, Muslims can not only maintain their physical and mental health, but they can also strengthen their spiritual connection with Allah.


Q. What is Wudu?

A. Wudu is an act of ritual purification performed by Muslims before certain acts of worship, such as prayer, recitation of Holy Quran etc. It involves washing specific parts of the body in a prescribed manner.

Q. Why is Wudu important in Islam?

A. Wudu is considered important because it cleanses the body and purifies the soul. It is a prerequisite for performing the ritual prayer (Salah) and is seen as a means of seeking closeness to Allah Almighty and preparing oneself for worship.

Q. What are the steps of Wudu?

A. The steps of Wudu are as follows:

  1. Begin with the intention (Niyyah) to perform Wudu.
  2. Wash both hands up to the wrists three times.
  3. Rinse the mouth and spit out the water three times.
  4. Sniff water into the nostrils and blow it out three times.
  5. Wash the face three times, from the hairline to the chin and from ear to ear.
  6. Wash the arms up to the elbows, starting with the right arm and then the left.
  7. Wipe a moistened hand over the head, moving it from the forehead to the back.
  8. Wipe the inside and outside of the ears with the same moistened hand.
  9. Finally, wash both feet up to the ankles, starting with the right foot and then the left.

Q. When should Wudu be performed?

A. Wudu should be performed before the obligatory prayers (Salah), before touching or reading the Holy Quran, and before entering the state of ritual prayer (Salah).

Q. What breaks the state of Wudu?

A. The state of Wudu is broken by:

  1. Any discharge from the private parts.
  2. Bleeding / running from any part of the body.
  3. Urinating and excrement.
  4. Falling asleep while lying down.
  5. Losing consciousness.

Q. How long does Wudu remain valid?

A. Wudu remains valid until a person breaks it by any of the actions mentioned above. It does not have a specific time limit.

Q. Can Wudu be performed using only water?

A. Yes, Wudu can be performed using only water. However, it is recommended to use clean water, and using a Miswak (tooth-stick) before Wudu is highly encouraged.

Q. Can Wudu be performed in the absence of water?

A. If water is unavailable or using it is harmful, a dry ablution (Tayammum) can be performed. It involves striking the hands on clean soil or dust and wiping the face and hands with it after intending to seek purification with the soil.

Q. Is it necessary to repeat Wudu for each prayer?

A. Wudu is not required before every prayer if it remains valid. If a person has not broken their Wudu, they can perform multiple prayers without repeating the ablution.

Q. Can Wudu be invalidated by minor actions?

A. No, minor actions such as laughing, sneezing, or crying do not invalidate Wudu. It remains valid unless one of the actions that break Wudu is performed.


Islamic practices may vary among different schools of thought, and it is advisable to consult with a knowledgeable Islamic scholar for specific guidance.

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