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      Perception of Medical University Members From Nutritional Health in the Quran

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          Desirable health is impossible without good nutrition, and Allah has addressed us on eating foods in 118 verses.


          This study aimed to describe the medical university faculty members’ perceptions of nutritional health in the Quran, revealing the important role of faculty members.

          Materials and Methods:

          This qualitative study was conducted with a phenomenological approach. Homogeneous sampling was performed in a final sample size of 16 subjects. The Colaizzi's phenomenological method was applied for data analysis.


          Three main categories were extracted from the data analysis, including the importance of nutrition in the Quran (referring to certain fruits, vegetables and foods, illustrating and venerating the heavenly ones, nutritional recommendations, revealing the healing power of honey and the effects of fruits and vegetables on physical and social health); reasons of different foods being lawful (halal) and unlawful (haram) (religious slaughter, wine, meats, consequences of consuming haram materials, general expression of halal and haram terms); and fasting (fasting and physical health, fasting and mental health).


          What has been mentioned in the Quran is what scientists have achieved over the time, since the Quran is governed by logic. Although we do not know the reasons for many things in the Quran, we consider it as the foundation.

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                Iran Red Crescent Med J
                Iran Red Crescent Med J
                Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
                05 April 2014
                April 2014
                : 16
                : 4
                [1 ]Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Hepatitis Research Center, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, IR Iran
                [2 ]Faculty of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, IR Iran
                Author notes
                [* ]Corresponding Author: Shahin Salarvand, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Kamalvand Campus, kilometer 4 Broujerd Road, Khorramabad, IR Iran. Tel: +98-9161590560, Fax: +98-6616200150, E-mail: shsalarvand@ 123456lums.ac.ir
                Copyright © 2014, Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal; Published by Kowsar Corp.

                This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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                nutritional sciences, quran, faculty member, phenomenology


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