This Research Conducted In New York Claims Namaz Can Reduce Lower

This Research Conducted In New York Claims Namaz Can Reduce Lower Back Pain And Increase Joint Elasticity!

According to the Holy Quran-e-Pak, the importance of Namaz (Salat) can be noted on a number of occasions. For example, the Quran-e-Pak states how Namaz helps in staying connected with Allah:

Establish Prayer Benifits and Significance

“And when you have completed the prayer, remember Allah standing, sitting, or [lying] on your sides. But when you become secure, re-establish [regular] prayer. Indeed, prayer has been decreed upon the believers a decree of specified times.” (4:103)

How Muslims respond to the daily 5-time call of Allah and bow towards him, asking Him for forgiveness and asking for His help is observed all around the world.

While Muslims are aware of the spiritual benefits that are offered to them in the light of offering Namaz, many didn’t know how it also helps them physically. In order to shed more light to this new finding, according to a study conducted by Binghamton University, the State University in New York, Namaz helps in reducing lower back pain and also increases elasticity in knee joints.

With this study released, an investigator Mohammad Khasawneh stated that because the movements while offering Namaz are similar to yoga, these movements reduce the pain.

According to the research he did while formulating his paper titled An ergonomic study of body motions during Muslim prayer using digital human modeling, published in the International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineeringthe kneeling position Muslims make while performing sujud increases elasticity in joints.

“Prayer can eliminate physical stress and anxiety, while there is also research that indicates prayer rituals can be considered an effective clinical treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunction.”

Yoga and physical therapies are used worldwide to reduce lower back pain, whereas Muslims take full advantage of Salah in this aspect as well.

Before such finding, science also concluded how drinking water while sitting down is also beneficial for the body, which is already declared as a sunnah in the light of Quran and Islam. Drinking water while sitting down is beneficial for joints and kidney according to science.

In a personal opinion, I believe eventually, most of the teachings given out by Islam are step by step proving to be vitally important in the light of science. For example, science also suggested the eating pork is not wise for people, something which Islam already concludes as haram.

It is amazing how Namaz is so beneficial for followers in terms of spirituality, religious and physical aspects.


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