Today we hear of many Muslims preaching Natural health, some choose to go vegan and others educate others on the need to eat organic. My topic in this post is not to undermine anyone's efforts for all of these are valid aspects of our health and well being, but at the end of the day what every Muslim needs to know is that it's hopeless to do all of this if you're neglecting your Deen and not continously cleansing your heart first.
The Prophet Sallahu Alayhi Wasallaam said: In the body there is a morsel of flesh which, if it is sound and clean, then all of the body is sound and clean, but if it becomes diseased, then all of the body becomes diseased. Verily this part of the body is the heart. [Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim]
So based upon this Hadith, and there are many other textual evidences to support this fact, regardless if a Muslim eats organic, goes vegan, takes natural supplements and takes all of the physical precautions to aid their health, if their heart is dirty due to turning away from Islam and it's teachings, then it's totally pointless and their body will become sick and diseased.
Unfortunately I've met many Muslims who go on such a health kick, but when I turn my attention to the state of their heart I can already see that this effort they put forth won't help them at all. Physical health is connected to the health of your soul, and connected only to the level of practice for your Deen.
If you're not practicing Islam, and if you're not focusing on cleaning your heart, and preventing your heart from becoming dead, then by Allah you're wasting your efforts and the person who has a clean heart will die in a better state even if their body was completely diseased when compared to the one who was physically in great shape but had a diseased heart.
Continued 👇 👇 👇.