Allah loves His creations so much that He is concerned even with what we eat and put in our body.Our muscles, bones, lungs, liver, brain and secretions are made from the raw product we feed it. If we provide the factory with junk raw products, the factory will not produce tough bones, strong muscles, good pump (heart) and clean pipes (vessels).
“O mankind: Eat of what is lawful and good on earth” (Quran 2: 168).
Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) advised Muslims to teach their children swimming, archery and horse riding. He, himself used to walk at a fast pace even race with his wife, Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her).Most importantly, he used to work with his hands whether at home, in the kitchen, or with his companions collecting wood for fire, fighting during wars etc.It is a pity that Muslim men and women have become sedentary and, because of the excessive consumption of starches, obesity has crept into them.