Daniel Halliday
May 12 · Last update 1 mo. ago.

What can we learn from Islam?

Islam is one of the most widely followed religions, having nearly a quarter of Earth’s inhabitants as followers, and is the world’s fastest growing faith. What lessons can be taken from Islam and what theological or historical details make this religion so important to so many people today?
Stats of Viewpoints
Numerous health benefits
0 agrees
0 disagrees
Peace, prayer, modesty, cleanliness and charity
0 agrees
0 disagrees
Historically: Mathematics, Astronomy, Medicine and Philosophy
1 agrees
0 disagrees
The last in line of Abrahamic Religions
0 agrees
0 disagrees
Viewpoints
Add New Viewpoint

Numerous health benefits

Islam is a religion that may actually hold many health benefits just through following the teachings of the religion, one of the main examples being Ramadan. Ramadan is a festive period of fasting observed by millions of Muslims around the world every year, as Muslims abstain from eating or drink for 13-18 hours a day. Science is just catching up with religion in that the benefits of fasting have been found to be wide ranging in recent years, having a positive effect on insulin resistance, blood glucose levels, blood pressure, lipid profile, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancers, neuro-degeneration and inflammation. Likewise the Quran also makes a multitude of references to foods such as dates and honey that are now considered to be super-foods on accord of their large micronutrient content, as well as references to healthy sleeping positions and abstinence from alcohol, all of which science has since proven the health benefits of.

researchgate.net/publication/326319570_Health_Benefits_of_Islamic_Intermittent_Fasting drhealthbenefits.com/food-bevarages/fruits/health-benefits-dates-islam qa.islam.com/s/3007/benefit-of-sleeping-according-to-sunnan-in-the-light-of-medical-science#gsc.tab=0

Agree
Disagree
Latest conversation
Daniel Halliday
Oct 21
Created

Peace, prayer, modesty, cleanliness and charity

Islam has Five Pillars, or guiding tenants that all believers must follow, one of which is ‘salat’, prayers that happen 5 times a daily. Before salat Muslims perform wudu, the washing of all exposed parts of the body, in this way cleanliness becomes part of worship as a devout Muslim cleans themselves more than five times a day. The same attitude is taken to clothing, and this goes as far as dressing modestly (haya) and keeping clothing clean, as purity is a common theme in Islam, physically, morally and spiritually. Another Pillar of Islam is charity, or zakat, it is a central tenant of Islam and aims to build and benefit a society that is based on peace, serenity, friendship, collaboration, altruism, justice, and virtue.

learnreligions.com/islamic-prayer-timings-2003811 spiritofislam.co.in/spiritnew/index.php/cleanliness-in-islam salamislam.com/lifestyle/modesty-islam

Agree
Disagree
Latest conversation
Daniel Halliday
Oct 21
Created

Historically: Mathematics, Astronomy, Medicine and Philosophy

Regardless of theology the Islamic world had historically been a bridge of knowledge between the Ancient World and the European Renaissance that eventually gave rise to modern science and the modern world. This process began under the Umayyad Caliphate of 7-8th Century and flourished under the Abbasid Caliphate until the sacking of Baghdad in 1258 by the Mongols. During these Caliphates knowledge was absorbed from the Byzantine and Persian empires and from the borders with China, India and Europe during this “Golden Age of Islam”. The Persian customs of artistic and scholarly patronage was adopted by the Abbasids and culture, science, philosophy and innovation prospered.

khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/medieval-times/cross-cultural-diffusion-of-knowledge/a/the-golden-age-of-islam

Agree
Disagree
Latest conversation
Daniel Halliday
Jun 28
Created

The last in line of Abrahamic Religions

Islam is a religion that links all the Abrahamic religious traditions of the Middle East. As a result all these religions share the concept of one god, a belief in angels, a belief in prophets or messengers from god, a belief in resurrection and a day of Judgement. Islam sites numerous figures as the prophets or messengers of Islam and in this way united the traditions of all three religions naming, not only Mohammed but Jesus, Moses, Noah, Abraham, Adam and many more as gods messengers.

learnreligions.com/prophets-of-islam-2004542

Agree
Disagree
Latest conversation
Daniel Halliday
May 12
Created
Translate