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  1. My resolution for this Ramadan, will be, to reduce my sugar intake for each cup of tea to half (from 2 spoons to 1 level teaspoon) gradually, Insha-Allah!

  2. Why is this article only for brothers? It is just as applicable to women who may want to also get fit and healthy, lose body fat or build muscles. There’s no need to exclude a gender while it is applicable to all, in my opinion.

    • I agree with Yusra. I was surprised that this article was directed at brother only. I don’t usually disagree with you Br Productive.

      • 1. Read the FULL ARTICLE instead of glossing over it.
        2. Article is targeted for men in hopes to highlight MASCULINITY and MENS STRENGTH.
        3. Females can apply the same concept as mentioned in the article. So no need to fuss over the fact that females aren’t mentioned.
        4. Men’s physical strength needs to be separated from female strength in hopes to remind men that we muslims need to be tougher and stronger.

    • 1. Read the FULL ARTICLE instead of glossing over it.
      2. Article is targeted for men in hopes to highlight MASCULINITY and MENS STRENGTH.
      3. Females can apply the same concept as mentioned in the article. So no need to fuss over the fact that females aren’t mentioned.
      4. Men’s physical strength needs to be separated from female strength in hopes to remind men that we muslims need to be tougher and stronger.

    • Assalamu Alaykum! :D

      This article (if you read it) is tailor-made to suit for brothers because its mostly about bulking up and muscle building during Ramadan, as we have low intake of food during this month. The food plan mentioned are for protein-concentrated diets that is required to bulk up and for increasing testosterone.

      Health is generally for both genders of course, its a general aspect. But any general topic, like health for example can be broken down to address the needs of a specific category, like age or gender, etc.

      Its just like how there are multiple articles which are labeled “sisters only” when its just about dressing well/modest, cooking, rights, etc. But those things apply to brothers as well. It doesn’t mean that brothers shouldn’t dress well/modest, or that they can’t learn to cook something, and or that they don’t rights, etc. The only this is that those articles are tailor-made for sisters. And sometimes if I search on a certain recipe to make for myself, I normally end up on an article that is tailor-made for sisters. So if there is a sister looking forward for a muscle-building routine for Ramadan, then by all means I hope this article helps her too.

      Wasalamu Alaykum.

  3. As Salaam Alaikum,

    Great advice, mashAllah! Thank you very much for sharing this with us. I am an Imam and I spend a lot of time just reviewing Quran and of course leading Taraweeh. My plan for this Ramadan is to walk for about thirty minutes after Fajr and either before or after Iftar, and if this doesn’t work, then after Taraweeh instead. I am also looking into starting with some dumbbells. I am honestly terrified of the idea of going to the gym during or ever before or after Ramadan. I have been to the gym before and it was a disaster as I am clueless on how to use the machines or lift weights. Any advice for a beginner on what could be and easy way to get into physical activity? I am willing to take baby steps and do what the prophet said ” the best actions are the small but consistent”. I appreciate your advice.

    • Brother Hassan,

      I’m by no means a physical instructor, but having done a few cycle races and I’ve realised that consistency is key. You could start with your walk as you mentioned, then everyday keep doing the same route by try reducing the time by about 10% every 10 days (so you would need to start going at a slightly faster pace than the week before). You could also try extending your walking distance by 10% and then play around with the times and distances to see what works for you. The reason why I say 10% is that the increase is not too great but in 30 days you would’ve increased either your time or your distance considerably, you also wont get disappointed as this increase is easily within reach.
      I agree with the above article about nutrition being the fuel for your body, and I’m talking only from a sport point of view where you could “run out of steam” because of this.

      Jzkl for a interesting article (as always)

    • Brother Hasan ,
      Brother Ebrahim is on point.
      Just take it easy in Ramadan. Do 30 min cardio after Fajr (A brisk walk ) And do some free hands after iftar. (Squats , push ups , curls rows etc )
      Fell free to tweet me @shirmaster for any kind of info .

  4. Brother Yousuf, any recommendations for brothers focusing on running, yoga, plyometric and isometric exercises? I know you said to stay away from cardio.

  5. AssalamuAlaikum,
    I’m really surprised when I read that “Eating the wrong fat (bad fat) or not eating enough sends your body into fat storage mode.”! No wonder why some people I know don’t seem to lose weight or get fit when they go on diet! Interesting Masha’Allah. So glad to these informations. Thank you for sharing. J.A.K.

  6. Great article ! Just need two clarifications:
    1. How butter is better than vegetable oil?
    2. Is rice better than whole wheat flour? If yes, why?
    Thanks.

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