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Health Promotion at the Place of Worship

Community Health Promotion

Every individual is responsible for her/his own health and wellness

Mohammad Masood Athar, MD, MPH

Generally good health has traditionally been viewed as freedom from disease; thus, if you are not sick, you are considered healthy, being healthy is the integration of physical, mental and social well-being. The well-being is a good or satisfactory condition of being in good physical and mental health, especially when maintained by proper diet, exercise, and healthy habits. Further, the qualitative well-being is characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort towards wellness. The wellness is a multidimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of well-being. Hence, the health and wellbeing, is at the individual level because individual characteristics that influence the behavior, which is reflected in individual’s lifestyle.

The Quran very precisely describes the creation of mankind by Allah, all praise to Him. He fashioned human with the right proportions, and whatever He creates is in the best image. Further, Allah, all praise to Him, breathed into him His spirit to bring to life. That means we the human are the custodian of His spirit, the honor of guest is reflected onto the house, and the guest’s perfection has made it perfect as well. Our body is like a guesthouse where soul stays for an appointed period. Thus, our physical bodies are a trust from Allah, all praise to Him, and we are accountable for how we look after our health. Therefore, every individual is responsible for her/his own health and wellness……

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