Knowledge

Did Prophet Muḥammad (PBUH) Play Sports and Stay Fit?

Question:

Did Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) play any sports to stay fit?

Answer:

In the Name of God, Most Merciful, Most Kind

Jazāk Allāh Khayr/ Thank you for your question.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) was a healthy, fit and active human being. He always encouraged being active and health cautious.

Various reports indicate that the Prophet Muḥammad (peace and blessings upon him) participated and or encouraged the following sports related activities:

  • swimming
  • archery
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • racing
  • playing with one’s family

“His (peace and blessings upon him) stomach and chest were in line.” (Ṭabrānī and Tirmidhī)

“The strong (active) believer is better and more beloved to God than the weak believer, while there is good in both.” (Ṣaḥiḥ Muslim)

“Anything which is not encompassed in the remembrance of God is useless and futile except for four things; playing with one’s spouse, training one’s horse, walking between two targets (while aiming arrows), and learning how to swim”. (Al-Jāmi’ Al-Ṣaghīr)

Ai’shā (may God be pleased with her) says: “I competed with the Messenger of God [in running] and overtook him. Later, when I had put on some weight, I once again competed with him, but this time he overtook me and said: “We are even now.” (Sunan Abī Dāwūd)

And Allāh Knows Best
Proudly brought to you by Mathabah, more Mathabah can be found at: https://www.mathabah.org/did-prophet-muhammad-pbuh-play-sports-and-stay-fit/

Since You're Here... we have a small favour to ask.

In these extraordinary times, millions rely on HOTD for daily uplifting & inspiring content. Established since 2009 and with your kind support we’ve seen readers elevate their Imaan & strive for better on a daily basis. We’re committed to keeping our content freely available and open for all readers. Every contribution, however big or small, makes a difference and help us spread knowledge to millions daily

HOTD is something special, it’s a place where people can come to be inspired, to renew their faith, to learn and share knowledge, to fall in love with our faith and also our Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his family).

All content on HOTD is free. We believe what we do in this life builds for the next one and we work tirelessly with the aim to please Allah and inspire the global Muslim community as

well as providing information and inspiration for anyone interested in Islam. We simply cannot do this without your support and your support helps us continue our services.

If there were ever a time to join us, it is now. You can support HOTD and help sustain our future. Support Hadith of the Day and make a one-off donation or give regularly from as little as £10 a month Jazak’Allah Khayr – whatever you donate will come back to benefit you Insha’Allah as whatever is spent in the way of Allah is an investment in the future and the next life. Thank you.

Related Articles

Back to top button