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Islam also puts great emphasis on general health consciousness. Our Prophet (saw) said: “The most important knowledge is religious knowledge which protects the soul, and the knowledge of health which protects the body.

Muslims should be people possess a remarkable way of practising healthy living. Islam appreciates and blesses every good thing that brings betterment to life, and dislikes and opposes things that bring destruction.  In stressing the importance of distancing oneself from any destruction, Allah (swt) says: “And spend of your substance in the cause of Allah, and make not your own hands contribute to your destruction but do good, for Allah loves those who do good.” (Al-Baqarah: 195)

People are reminded many times of the existence of the Garden and the Fire and that they have to get prepared for the afterlife. Yet disbelievers turn a deaf ear to these reminders. Upon facing death, one of the main sources of their regret is the fact that they have led themselves to their destruction. No body force them; they, by their own will, choose this dreadful end for themselves. By the moment of death disbelievers start to suffer from grief. The dreadful fear felt at the time of death is the initial grief of this torment, which Allah illustrates in the Qur’an as follows: “And one leg is entwined with the other: that Day he will be driven to your Lord. He neither affirmed the truth nor did he pray, but rather denied the truth and turned away and then went off to his family, swaggering. Woe to you and woe. Then woe to you, and woe.” (Al-Qiyamah: 29-35)