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Research at a Malaysian University

people are going to data darbar for juma

(See Middle East times or World Wide Religious News WWRN 13 December 2006)

A top Malaysian university has discovered that the postures used during the Muslim prayer, or salat, have significant physical benefits, according to a report.
Initial results from a research project by University Malaya’s biomedical engineering department show that the Muslim style of praying benefits the heart and spine, while increasing the capacity for memory and attention.
Muslims pray five times a day, with each salat beginning in a standing posture, followed by a deep bow and then progressing to a sitting position on knees. The person then touches their forehead to the ground, sits up and repeats the process before finally standing again.

Medical benefits of Prostration
(by Dr.Zakir Naik)

Normally when you stand erect, blood does flow into the brain but it is not sufficient for a healthy brain. During Salah when you go into sujood (prostration) extra blood flows into the brain, which is very important for a healthy brain. When you do sujood, this extra blood supply to the skin on the face [helps] prevent diseases such as chilblain etc.

When you do sujood there is drainage of sinuses and there are fewer chances that a person will have sinusitis, that is inflammation of the sinus, this drainage of module sinus, of the frontal sinus, and a person has less chances of having inflammation of the sinus, that is sinusitis. When a person does sujood even the bronchitis’s, the secretion of the bronchitis, they get drained, there are less chances of having bronchitis.

When a person breathes normally only two thirds of the capacity of the lung is exhaled out, the remaining one third remain in the lung as a residual air, now when you do sujood the abdominal visra, they press against the diaphragm and the diaphragm presses against the lower part of the lungs, the lower lobes, and when you breath during sujood even this one third residual air is aired out and that’s very important for a healthy lung. There are less chances of having diseases of the lungs.

Other Benefits of Prayer
The fact of the matter is that if we start mentioning all the benefits of the prayer we need a separate book for that, in fact a book of several volumes is required. Prayer is a divine exercise for a healthy body. Pose and Posture
a book written by Dr. Khurshid Hussain is a good book written on medical ethics of prayers. Prayer is an important source of physical fitness, mental peace, spiritual bliss and it acts as a remedy for all evils. It acts as a recharger of belief. It has a positive effect on the functioning of many organs and the skeletal system. The different postures of prayer have hidden physiological benefits in them. Physiological and biological rhythms are also important features of the prayers. There are social advantages as well of praying in congregation.

The word صلاة(salat)
has been used about 67 times in the holy Qur’an. It is because of these great spiritual and medical benefits, that ALLAH stresses so much on prayers in the holy Qur’an and orders us to perform prayer properly to derive full benefit from it.

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