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What does the Quran say about being healthy and eating good diet?

The sections of this article are:

1-  Eating healthy.
2-  Physical fitness.

  

  

  

1-  Eating healthy:

Allah Almighty said in the Glorious Quran:

Noble Verse(s) 7:31
Arabic (Read from right to left.  Also, all png image files: [1] [2]):

7:31 يابني ادم خذوا زينتكم عند كل مسجد وكلوا واشربوا ولاتسرفوا انه لايحب المسرفين

Sher Ali:

[007:031]  O children of Adam ! take your adornment at every time and place of worship, and eat and drink, but be not immoderate; surely, HE does not love those who are immoderate.

Muslims are commanded to not be excessive eaters.  They must control their hungers and urges.  They must eat moderately.  And as to what food is allowed, please visit:

  • What type of animals and food can Muslims eat? (link)

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    Being gluttonous is against Islam:

    From www.answering-christianity.com/quran_moral_code.htm (100s of them):
      
    240 Do not eat and drink excessively.  Do not be gluttonous.  Do not eat unhealthy food or in unhealthy ways.  Do not embrace bad eating habits.  Do not eat and drink too much.  Allah Almighty does not love those who are excessive:

    ‏7:31 يابني ادم خذوا زينتكم عند كل مسجد وكلوا واشربوا ولاتسرفوا انه لايحب المسرفين

    [007:031] O children of Adam ! take your adornment at every time and place of worship, and eat and drink كلوا واشربوا, but be not immoderate ولاتسرفوا; surely, HE does not love those who are immoderate انه لايحب المسرفين.

    A person who is musrif مسرف, which is what al-musrifeen المسرفين above is derived from, is a person who is evil, corrupt, defiant.  Take the following examples:

    7:81 انكم لتاتون الرجال شهوة من دون النساء بل انتم قوم مسرفون

    [007:081]  "For ye practise your lusts on men in preference to women : ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds مسرفون."

    Here the doomed sodomites of Sodom and Gomorrah were called مسرفون.  So eating unhealthy food and/or embracing bad eating habits does indeed fall under sarf سرف, because the person is here is doing evil to him/herself via eating and drinking.

      

    Other translations of Noble Verse 7:31 above:

    [007:031] O Children of Adam! Look to your adornment at every place of worship, and eat and drink, but be not prodigal. Lo! He loveth not the prodigals.

    [007:031] O children of Adam, take your decent apparel at every place of worship, and eat and drink, but be not guilty of excess; for He loveth not those who are guilty of excess.

    [007:031] O children of Adam, you shall be clean and dress nicely when you go to the masjid. And eat and drink moderately; Surely, He does not love the gluttons.

      

    All halal food must be in TAYYIBAAT (طيبات) Good State.  Meaning, it has to be healthy and good for the body:

    Noble Verse(s) 2:172
    Yusuf Ali:

    [002:172]  O ye who believe! Eat of the good things that We have provided for you, and be grateful to God, if it is Him ye worship.

    Arabic (Read from right to left.  Also, all png image files: [1] [2]):

    2:172 ياايها الذين امنوا كلوا من طيبات مارزقناكم واشكروا لله ان كنتم اياه تعبدون

      

      

    2-  Physical fitness:

    From www.answering-christianity.com/quran_moral_code.htm:

    235 Be physically fit and ready.  Physical fitness, learning Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), working out at home or at the gym, staying in shape, and being physically fit and strong are Commanded by Allah Almighty:

    1-  Do not be lazy and/or demoralized.  See Noble Verses 9:54, 4:142, 9:38, 9:46-47, 3:118, 17:19, 53:39, 80:8-12.

    2-  Laziness can also be a curse upon you from Allah Almighty: ولكن كره الله انبعاثهم فثبطهم

    [009:046] ....but God was averse to their being sent forth; so He made them lag behind....

    The Almighty can cause you to become lazy if He detests you.  Laziness can be a very bad sign and warning to you.

    3-  Always prepare yourself physically as best as you can: واعدوا لهم مااستطعتم من قوة

    [008:060] Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power....

    وقل اعملوا فسيرى الله عملكم ورسوله والمؤمنون

    [009:105] And say: Work; so Allah will see your work and (so will) His Apostle and the believers....

    لايستوي القاعدون من المؤمنين غير اولى الضرر والمجاهدون في سبيل الله

    [004:095] Not equal are those of the believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame, etc.), and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives....

    9:54, 4:142, 9:38, 9:46-47, 3:118, 17:19, 53:39, 80:8-12, 8:60, 9:105

      

      

      

      

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