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Review Article

Year: 2018 | Month: July | Volume: 8 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 337-344

Muslim Prayer- A New Form of Physical Activity: A Narrative Review

Dr Nabeela Nazish1, Dr Nidhi Kalra2

1Assistant Professor, Dr. B .R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bengaluru, Pincode-560043
2Assistant professor, BCIP, New Delhi.

Corresponding Author: Dr Nabeela Nazish


Aims and objectives: This review aims to discuss the relationship of Muslim Prayer with regular physical activity and its various medical benefits along with spiritual benefits.
Methodology: For the present article, a literature search was performed using Google Scholar, Pubmed and Cochrane data base using the key words. Articles were searched and reviewed using the narrative approach.
Outcome & Conclusion: There are numerous physical and physiological benefits of Salat because almost all the muscles of the body and joints are exercised during Salat. Different studies prove the medical benefits along with spiritual benefits of Salat. So Salat can be considered as a new form of physical activity due to its multiple dimension positive effect on overall health.

Key words: Muslim Prayer (Salat), Physical Activity, Health Benefits.

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