As mentioned in Sahih Muslim, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “A strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than a weak believer, but there is good in both” He was talking in terms of faith and character, but also indicating that physical strength, optimum health, and fitness are similarly desirable for a good Muslim, providing the Mighty God has granted us the ways and means of attaining such strength.
The holistic approach of Islamic Shari’ah guarantees all avenues of blessings and a good life for everyone, and no doubt that health and wellbeing, which offer us the ability to remain strong, are one of its important aspects.
As God decrees that disease is to be part of our lives, He asks us at the same time to seek enjoying a healthy life with strength, power and energy.
From where do we get this energy that we are asked to be keen on?
Calorie is this unit of energy we need. It’s the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius at a pressure of one atmosphere. It is Nicolas Clément, the French scientist, who first defined the calorie unit in 1824.
The following interesting infographics are designed to quickly shed light for you on the measures of energy in some of your daily meals, differences between calories, general view on required intakes and weight control.