Have you heard of Earthling or Grounding?

Did you know: it’s Sunnah to occasionally walk barefoot?

A new Scientific Miracle from the Authentic Traditions= Sunnah of Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him.

Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him used to command us to go barefoot sometimes.

[Abu Dawud, Book 33, Hadith 4148]

Scientifically Speaking

There are many non-Muslim research articles that suggest walking barefoot (Earthing/Grounding) is healthy, due to the uncanny health benefits of your bare feet walking on the pure earth.

Earthing Sleep here

Walking Barefoot – Reviving a forgotten Sunnah=tradition of the Prophet

“Going barefoot is the gentlest way of walking and can symbolize a way of living – being authentic, vulnerable, sensitive to our surroundings.

It’s the feeling of enjoying warm sand beneath our toes, or carefully making our way over sharp rocks in the darkness. It’s a way of living that has the lightest impact, removing the barrier between us and nature.” – Adele Coombs, “Barefoot Dreaming”

In the Book “Take off your shoes and walk” podiatrist Dr. Wikler, advocated going barefoot for better foot health (especially for children). He also explained how shoes often deform and distort our feet.

Scientists today give several health benefits of walking barefoot, mentioning how it can be relaxing and help relieve tension. Some advice taking out 30 minutes each day to walk on the floor, earth, grass, sand etc.

So, despite all the benefits and plus points, wouldn’t it be great to simply revive this beautiful sunnah because our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) commanded so?

Grounding:

It’s a contact with the earth’s surface electrons which transforms the energy from the ground into the body

  • Results are amazing
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Diabetes reduced
  • Minimising pain and Cortisol levels
  • Increasing sleep
  • Thyroiditis cases tackled
  • Stress reduction
  • Cortisol levels rectified

Have you heard of Schumann resonance?

Source here

Islamically Speaking

A man from the companions of the Prophet peace be upon him traveled to Fadaalah ibn Ubayd (may Allah be pleased with him) when he was in Egypt. After a brief conversation he asked him: “Why do I not see any shoes on you?”

Fadaalah replied: “The Prophet peace be upon him used to command us to go barefoot sometimes”.

[Abu Dawud, Book 33, Hadith 4148]

Abdullah ibn Buraydah said:

A man from the companions of the Prophet peace be upon him travelled to Fudalah ibn Ubayd when he was in Egypt.

He came to him and said: I have not come to you to visit you. But you and I heard a tradition from the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him. I hope you may have some knowledge of it.

He asked: What is it? He replied: So, and so. He said: Why do I see you dishevelled when you are the ruler of this land?

He said: The Messenger of Allah peace be upon him has forbidden us to indulge much in luxury.

He said: Why do I see you unshod? He replied: The Prophet peace be upon him used to command us to go barefoot at times.

▪︎Grade: Sahih (Al-Albani) صحيح (الألباني) حكم:

Reference: Sunan Abi Dawud 4160

In-book reference: Book 35, Hadith 2

English translation: Book 34, Hadith 4148

Sheikh Al-Albani said about this Hadith in As-Silsilah As-Saheehah: “This is a reminder about an unknown sunnah in the minds of many of the people and it is the sunnah of walking without shoes sometimes. It is a sunnah that many people are ignorant of except a few. And if some would try and implement this, the people would see this as a strange affair. Perhaps they would even criticize them for this act.”

He continued: “So imitate your loved one and your Prophet (peace be upon him) and walk barefoot sometimes and wearing shoes at others. As this has been authenticated on the Prophet (peace be upon him) that he walked barefoot occasionally! Except that majority of the time he (peace be upon him) would wear shoes.”

One should go barefoot at times and wear shoes at other times because of what is in the hadith narrated by Abu Dawud. Yet, if one is in a spiky land with thistles or stiffy cliffs then here it’s better no barefooting as your soul has a right on you

(Explanation of Bulugh Al Maram. Volume 15 P. 65).

يقول الشيخ محمد بن صالح العثيمين رحمه الله

‏ينبغي للإنسان أن يحتفي أحياناً وينتعل أحياناً؛ لما رواه أبو داود أن النبي ﷺ كان ينهى عن كثرة الإرفاه ويأمرهم بالاحتفاء أحياناً، لكن يلاحظ الأرفق فلو كان الإنسان في أرض فيها شوك أو حجر حاد فهنا الأفضل ألا يحتفي لأن لنفسك عليك حقا.

(شرح بلوغ المرام ج 15 ص 65)

سلسلة تذكير المسلمين بسنن خير المرسلين

حَدَّثَنَا الْحَسَنُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ، حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ الْمَازِنِيُّ، أَخْبَرَنَا الْجُرَيْرِيُّ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ بُرَيْدَةَ، أَنَّ رَجُلاً، مِنْ أَصْحَابِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم رَحَلَ إِلَى فَضَالَةَ بْنِ عُبَيْدٍ وَهُوَ بِمِصْرَ فَقَدِمَ عَلَيْهِ فَقَالَ أَمَا إِنِّي لَمْ آتِكَ زَائِرًا وَلَكِنِّي سَمِعْتُ أَنَا وَأَنْتَ حَدِيثًا مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم رَجَوْتُ أَنْ يَكُونَ عِنْدَكَ مِنْهُ عِلْمٌ ‏.‏ قَالَ وَمَا هُوَ قَالَ كَذَا وَكَذَا قَالَ فَمَا لِي أَرَاكَ شَعِثًا وَأَنْتَ أَمِيرُ الأَرْضِ قَالَ إِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ يَنْهَانَا عَنْ كَثِيرٍ مِنَ الإِرْفَاهِ ‏.‏ قَالَ فَمَا لِي لاَ أَرَى عَلَيْكَ حِذَاءً قَالَ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَأْمُرُنَا أَنْ نَحْتَفِيَ أَحْيَانًا ‏

Grade: Sahih (Al-Albani) صحيح (الألباني)حكم:

Reference: Sunan Abi Dawud 4160

In-book reference: Book 35, Hadith 2

English translation: Book 34, Hadith 4148.

Allah knows Best.