More than fourteen centuries ago Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) exhorted observance of Qailoolah – the short afternoon nap, whether before or after Zuhr Salaat. Qailoolah is a Sunnah practice. In addition to being rewarded for observing a Sunnat, there are the health benefits which although mentioned briefly by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam), are being discovered by the atheists of this age.
Allah Ta’ala being our Creator, knows what is best for our health – physical as well as spiritual health. In the following report, the atheist experts also confirm the benefits of Qailoolah. Although they are hardcore materialists, they acknowledge the spiritual effect of Qailoolah, hence they have concluded from their tests and experiments that Qailoolah, in addition to physical benefits also produces ‘happiness’ which is a dimension of spirituality. Thus they say:
Daytime snooze ‘a key to happiness’
Saturday Star 1 Apr 2017
LONDON: The secret of happiness could be as simple as having a quick snooze in the daytime, research suggests.
A study found that taking naps of less than 30 minutes improves our sense of well-being, as well as boosting performance.
The researchers have suggested a new word to describe the contented feeling after a brief doze: nappiness.
Professor Richard Wiseman, of the University of Hertfordshire, said: “Previous research has shown that naps of under 30 minutes make you more focused, productive and creative, and these new findings suggest that you can also become happier by just taking a short nap.” However the study found that those who took longer naps were less happy than those who did not nap at all.
More than 1,000 people took part in the study, conducted for the Edinburgh International Science Festival.
Among the participants, 66% of “short nappers” who slept for less than half an hour reported feeling happy, compared with 56% of “long nappers” and 60% of those who never napped. – Daily Mail