I’m so happy to have you here and I hope you’ll stick around!
Let me give you a brief introduction to myself and this blog.
I fell in love with health and fitness after a personal struggle with body image and food. After learning more about healthy eating and going through my own transformation, I was inspired to continue learning and living a healthy lifestyle.
Having received my degree in psychology and certifications in personal training and nutrition, I found the link between psychology and health fascinating. Further, after having reverted to Islam, health became even more of a priority. I realized the importance of taking care of our bodies for the sake of our Creator, and that inspired me to share my knowledge with other Muslim women. I believe that wellness encompasses all aspects of the human experience, from the physical to the mental to the social and the spiritual.
Health and wellness holds a special place in my heart. To me it is about self-love. It is about confidence. It is prevention. It is medicine. It is worship. It is about gratitude, healing and self-acceptance. It is about tending to our whole selves – mind, body and soul.
This blog is a means to inspire women in a halal way to take control of their health. The media is filled with pictures of unattainable bodies and fitness in our society is more focused on getting that ‘bikini body’ rather than focusing on inner health.
I strive to use my knowledge of health and fitness to encourage women and sisters everywhere to live more healthy and naturally through practical health tips, natural beauty, faith-based health solutions and much more.
I pride myself on constantly staying up-to-date on the latest health and nutrition research as well as learning its psychological aspects. I focus on a holistic approach to health – emphasizing the connection between the mind, body and spirit – and that idea will embody my writing style.
This blog will focus heavily on health related to Islamic principles and Sunnah practices.
“When someone is secure in his property, healthy in his body and has his food for the day, it is as if he owned the entire world.” [Al-Adab Al-Mufrad]
Health is one of the greatest blessings in Islam, and thus it is important for us to maintain it. Unfortunately, I think health in the Islamic world is very much underrated and it is my hope to bring awareness to it’s importance and status in Islam.
Most of all, this blog is a sisterhood. This blog is meant as a means of inspiring, supporting and connecting with one another. It is a place where we can come together, rely on each other, and learn in the process. Let’s get healthy together for the sake of Allah!
I pray that this blog is a means of benefit for every woman who comes across it. I pray that through these articles we can learn, connect, inspire and encourage one another. I pray that Allah (swt) put barakat into this effort and allows it to reach Muslim women all around the world. May He grant us health, happiness and success both in this life and in the next, ameen.
You are always welcome to comment or email me anytime with questions or ideas about articles you would like to see covered. It is my deepest hope that this blog can benefit all of us and bring us closer together through our health and our faith.
You can find out more about me and my (bumpy) journey through health here!
You can read more about Muslimah Healthy and what it’s all about here!