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Medical experts justify Islamic position on cleanliness


ABLUTIONStakeholders in the healthy living have advised Muslims to take care of their health in line with Islamic tenets, which placed emphasis on cleanliness and good living.

This was the submission at one-day Health Lecture organised by Bodija Muslim Youth Forum (BOMYOF) entitled: “You and Your Health” in Ibadan.

Delivering a lecture, Alhaja Basirat Giwa, Chief Nursing Officer at Adeoyo Maternity Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State urged Muslims to ensure that they clean themselves and their environment.

Giwa also stressed on the importance of regular exercise of the body and moderate eating, saying it strengthen the soul and the body.

Quoting extensively from the Glorious Qur’an, Giwa said all acts of worship in Islam has to do with cleanliness which foster closer relationship with Allah.
While advising Muslims to check their Body Mass Index (BMI) regularly to determine their weight and height, Giwa implored Muslims to take the issue of their health seriously.

Speaking on preventive measure, a food scientist, Alhaja Kafayat Adebayo of Federal Ministry of Health, Ibadan Office, said a healthy Muslim was preferred to a weak one.

Adebayo said in line with the Islamic practice, Muslims should not joke with their healthcare but sustain good living in all ramifications.

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