Can We Prepare Our Bodies Over the Year to Cope with Ramadan Fasting More Easily? Imam Reza’s Health and Dietary Recommendations for Different Months of the Year

Document Type: Review Article

Authors

1 MSc of Philosophy and Islamic wisdom, Mashhad Iran

2 MSc of Jurisprudence and Principles of Islamic Law, Mashhad Iran

3 Resident of Gynecology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad Iran

4 Neonatal research center, Faculty of medicine, Mashhad university of medical sciences

Abstract

Weather conditions, comprised of multiple parameters (e.g., atmospheric pressure, wind, temperature, moisture, and heat) vary during different months of the year. These variations influence almost all organisms including humans (1). Proper nutritional diet is one of the factors which can lead to human adjustment with atmospheric changes. Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam, has presented the most effective and thorough dietary suggestions for different months of the year. In this article, we studied his debates in his medical book, known as “Al-Risalah al-Dhahabiah fi alTibb” (the golden medical dissertation), using the analytical library method. We reviewed and highlighted these recommendations and tried to determine if they could promote the body stamina to cope with Ramadan fasting. 

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