Health Benefits of Fasting – Part 4


Science in Quran: Health Benefits of Fasting – Part 4 By Dr. Gasser Hathout We fast the month of Ramadan for spiritual purification and out of obedience to the orders of Allah SWT. However, verse 2:184 ends with the statement that “for to fast is to do good unto yourselves – if you but knew it.” Out of God’s mercy, it turns out that when we fast, we are not just gaining spiritual benefit, but doing good unto ourselves in the physical realm as well. So much so, in fact, that fasting has become a new vogue in medicine to help people maintain good health and longevity. This lecture series uses the most recent medical literature to do a fairly in-depth exploration of the health benefits of fasting. These benefits include improvements in weight, glycemic control and reductions in the risk of diabetes, decreased cardiovascular disease risk factors, improvements in immune system function, decreased cancer risk, and better neurological and brain health. Full play list of this topic:… Other videos about Science in Quran by Dr Hathout:… ======
About Dr. Gasser Hathout: Dr. Gasser Hathout is a physician in Los Angeles, and a Professor at the UCLA Medical Center.  He did his undergraduate work at Harvard University and obtained both his M.D. and his M.S. in Biomedical Physics at UCLA. He has been an active member of the Los Angeles Muslim community for over 30 years.  During that time, he has served on the boards of various organizations, including the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the Islamic Center of Southern California, and the New Horizon School System. He has given numerous lectures on Islam, and is the co-author of two Islamic books: The American Muslim Identity, and In Pursuit of Justice.  He has had a lifelong interest in the intersection of science and faith

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