Wednesday, September 9, 2009

About Ramdhan Again

Why Islamic Fasting Is Very Special

1. As compared to other diet plans, the Islaic fasting durinf the whole of Ramadan is very special, there is no malnutrition or inadequate calorie intake since there is no restriction on the type or amount of food intake during 'Iftaar or Sahur'

This was confirmed by M.M. Hussaini during Ramadan 1974 when he conducted dietary analysis of Muslim students at the Uinversity of North Dakota State University at Fargo. He concluded that calorie intake of Muslim students during fasting was a two thirds of NCR-RDA.

2. Fasting in Ramadan is voluntary undertaken. It is nor a prescribed imposition from a physician. In the hypothalamus part of the brain there is a center called "lipostat' which control the body mass. When severe and rapid weight loss is achieved by starvation diet, the center does not recognize this normal and, therefore re-program itself to cause weight gain rapidly once the person goes off the starvation diet.

So the only effective way of losing weight is slow, self-contraolled, and gradually weight loss by modifying our behavior and the attitute about eating while eliminating excess food

3. The fasting of Muslim in Ramadan is actrually an exercise in self discipline. For those who are heavy smoker or nibble food constantly, or drink coffee every hours, it is a good way to break the habit, hoping that the effect will continue after the month is over.

4. Psychological effect of ramadan fasting are also well observed by the description of eople who fast They desribe a feeling of inner pease and tranquility. The prophet has advised them." If one slanders you or aggresses against you, tell them I am fasting." Thus personal hostility during the month in minimal. Crime rate in muslim countries fall during this month

Fasting is Good for Certain Diseases, such as:-

1. Stress and tension
2. Diabetes but in certain cases where a patient has been taking insulin, they should not perform fasting
3. Hypertension.
4. Migraine
5. Overweight
6. Insomania, etc.

Fasting Gives Mental & Physical Awareness

As the body cleanses and heal itself through fasting, keener mental concentration and clearer spiritual perception develop. Remember the barin is the physical instrument of the mind. As the mucus and toxic wates are flushed from the barin cells through fasting, with it go the worries and frustrations from your mind. It become free and clear. Yourt memory becomes sharp and keen. Your creative powers are soon expanded.

Many non Muslim such as Buddihism, Hinduism, Christianity, etc aslo practice fasting because they know its power to detach on's mind form the world of sense and to sharpen one's sensibility to the world of spirit.

Let us do fasting together.


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