Good health is one of the best bounties that Allah Subhanu wa ta’ala bestows on mankind and one of His best rewards. In fact, good heath is the best earthly bounty of all, and those who have been bestowed with PROPHET’S GUIDANCE ON STAYING HEALTHY sound comprehension should strive to preserve their health and protect it against what might oppose or alter it.
Hadith on Staying Healthy
Bukhari narrated in his Sahih that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) said: “Two bounties regarding which many people cheat themselves are health and free time”.
Furthermore, Tirmizi narrated that Abdullah Bin Mihsan Al-Ansari Radi Allaho Anh reported that The Messenger of Allah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) said: “He who reaches the morning while health in his body, safe in his residence and having day’s sustenance, will be as if the entire life of this world was granted to him.”
Tirmizi also related from Abu Hurayrah Radi Allaho that Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam said; “The first blessing that the slave will be asked about on the Day of Resurrection will be the saying to him, “Have We not made your body healthy and drove away your thirst with cold water”?
This is why some of the (righteous predecessors) stated that the Verse: “Then on that Day, you shall be asked about the delights (you indulged in this world).” (102:8) It is referring to health.
In addition, Imam Ahmad narrated that Abu Bakr As-Siddiq Radi Allaho Anh said, I heard the Messenger of Allah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) saying: “Ask ALLAH for Yaqeen (certainty in Belief) and good health, for indeed, no one will have a better possession after certainty of Faith than good health”.
Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam joined the well-being of this life and the next life. Furthermore, the slave’s success cannot be complete in both lives except by joining certainty of faith and well -being. Certainty of faith fends off the torments of the Next Life while well -being fends off the ailments of this life that might attack the body or the heart.
Nasaa’i narrated that Abu Hurayrah Radi Allaho Anh related from Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam that he said: “Ask Allah for forgiveness, Aafiah (well being) and health. Indeed, no one acquires a better possession after certainty of faith than good health”. The three matters mentioned in this Hadith entail removing the sins & ills of the past with forgiveness, of the present with well -being and of the future with immunity (from errors and thus from the Torment). Indeed, these words entail the continuity of well -being always.
Source: Sunnah Health and Fitness