What Does Islam Say About Dieting?

Mohammad Zakir Hossain

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Dieting is very important to maintain a healthy and peaceful life. Today, most of the health problems are related with dieting. Thus, the modern health science recommends a number of suggestions regarding dieting for better health such as learning the five basic food groups (grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy, and meat); eating three times a day; decreasing the amount of fat; increasing the amount of fruits, vegetables and grains; including an adequate amount of iron; and avoiding excessive rich food, salt, sugar, and fat. Religion can also play a vital role for our good health and lifestyle. The main concern of this paper was to present an analytical justification regarding what Islam as a religion advocates about dieting along with the modern food and nutrition sciences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1003-1012
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Dieting
  • Food Science
  • Health
  • Islam
  • Nutrition
  • Qur'an
  • Religion
  • Sunnah

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Religious studies


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