Maintaining good health a religious obligation

Azlan Othman

Yesterday’s Friday sermon emphasised the priority of maintaining good health, as a religious obligation in Islam.

“Health is a priceless blessing, which Islam places in a foremost position, right after faith. If we are healthy, then we can perform our religious duties easily,” said Imams while delivering the sermon.

“It is obligatory for us to look after our health and to thank Allah the Almighty for such a reward. Among the ways to achieve this is by leading a healthy lifestyle,” they said.

The imams said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has instilled patience amongst us, in adhering to the advice and injunctions from relevant agencies, to curb the outbreak through social and physical distancing; using hand sanitiser; body temperature checks; wearing face masks; and scanning the BruHealth code at mosques, government buildings and business premises.

“The theme of this year’s Knowledge Convention is ‘Mensyukuri Ni’mat Kesihatan Sebagai Anugerah Allah’, which highlights the invaluable blessings of health from Allah the Almighty, where a healthy body and mind form the basis of the Ummah’s wellbeing.

“Health is the basis for the development of a nation. Let us, therefore, pray to Allah the Almighty for good health, so that we may perform our religious duties in peace and gladness.”