Most of us have a long, never-ending wish list and a long life finds its way almost at the top of the list. We commonly find so many people praying to Allah (swt) for a long life. We know for sure that a long and smoothly-sailing life is possible only if we are blessed with radiant health. This is why people are increasingly becoming health-conscious and they do not compromise on the quality of products they consume.
Keeping diseases at bay through a healthy lifestyle has become almost everyone’s top priority in the modern society. Diet plans, nutrition counseling, hiring personal trainers, exercising, colon irrigation therapies; eating healthy and organically grown food etc are the some of the ways through which people try to avoid diseases and lead a healthy life. Over the years, awareness about health and nutrition has increased manifolds and the demand for nutritionists and dieticians is growing.
Suppose if we were to ask any health freak to pinpoint the causes of diseases then he would know most of them on the tip of his fingers. After all, even the kids who are still in school are aware of the health hazards due to environmental pollution, unhygienic living conditions, unsafe drinking water, smoking etc. This is hardly surprising since we live in the Information age where information can be easily accessed and exchanged.
Despite this so-called health boom reaching an all-time high, it is time for us to stop and ponder whether the health information which we have today is sufficient for us or not? Nowadays, holistic healing is being given preference over alternative medicines due to its all-encompassing approach. However, we seriously need to ask ourselves this question that “Is the information which we have regarding the origin of diseases an all-encompassing one as well”?
Hypothetically speaking, if a thief knows how to break into your house through both the main door and also the through the windows but you presume that he can barge into your house only through the main entrance then what will happen? Obviously, you will protect your main door with magic eye holes, safety chains, strong latches and what not but leave the windows unsafe.
Therefore, we need to understand about the origin of diseases in a comprehensive way so that we leave no stone unturned for being in the pink of health and for being blessed with a long life, which is a boon in itself.
Apart from the environmental, genetic, lifestyle and other physical factors which lead to diseases, the paranormal factor looms large in today’s society, especially due to rise in the western materialism, intolerance towards other people’s happiness and success, greed, envy; malice and jealousy.
Further in this blog, I shall discuss this paranormal factor which is related to the onset of diseases- in the light of Islam. Until and unless we are not able to comprehend the close link between the paranormal and the physical ailments, we will not be able to protect ourselves from diseases-completely.
Keep Me In Your Prayers.