Health promotion through Islamic lifestyles: the Amman Declaration
AbstractBelieving that health is a state of complete physical. mental and social wellbeing considering that Islam deems this to be a necessary component of faith and of Islamic law. In view of the impact of Lifestyles on the health of individuals and groups. The Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, convened a consultation on Islamic lifestyles and their impact on health development. The aim was to contribute to the presentation of this valuable cultural legacy, for the benefit of all humanity. The Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean decided to publish this booklet which contains the most important decisions reached of how health-related Islamic teachings might be used to persuade individuals and communities, in Islamic countries, to follow healthy lifestyles. The meeting, which brought together leading physicians, scientists, experts in jurisprudence, and religious scholars, aimed to issue clear health guidance based on an authoritative interpretation of whole-some lifestyles as embodied in Islamic law. The resulting Amman Declaration is reproduced in full. The Declaration identifies some 60 components of lifestyle where Islamic teachings offer guidance on healthy and harmful behaviours. These concern the areas of nutrition, food safety, personal and community hygiene. waste disposal, sexual relationships. breast-feeding and child care, mental health, alcohol consumption, substance abuse, and violence
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. (1996). Health promotion through Islamic lifestyles: the Amman Declaration. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119558
The Right Path to Health : Health Education Through Religion (5), 1996
Description44 p. ; 24 cm.
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