publication . Article . 2015

Fasting: Benefits and probable health harmfulness from the Islamic perspective

Mahdi Ebrahimi; Saeedeh Behrooznia;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2015 Journal: Journal of Fasting and Health (issn: 2345-2587, eissn: 2345-2587, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Abstract
Fasting is a form of Islamic worship to approach God.  There is a direct relationship between fasting, abstaining from eating and drinking, and an individual’s health as well as his ill-health. Therefore, it is of utmost importance in the Islamic perspective to weigh the spiritual benefits achieved through fasting against its probable harmfulness to an individual’s health. <br/>Regarding fasting, the Islamic perspective is based on spiritual and social goals whose achievement centers around fasting according to the Islamic principles. But, in medicine, fasting is merely dealt with abstaining from eating and drinking which is regarded as one aspect of this Islami...
Subjects
free text keywords: Benefit, fasting, Harmfulness, Ill-health, Spirituality, Medicine (General), R5-920
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