Mosque sets up gymnasium for women in Hyderabad

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By Muslim Mirror Staff

Hyderabad: A mosque has set up a wellness centre including a gymnasium for women residing in nearby slums. This is first the time that a mosque has opened such a facility in the state of Telangana, Times of India reported.

The initiative has been taken to reduce non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among women living in the slums. The gym runs in two sessions daily. It has also health counsellors and a physician.

The gym at Masjid-e-Mustafa located in Wadi-e-Mahmood in Rajendranagar is funded by SEED, a US-based NGO. Helping Hand Foundation (HHF), a city-based NGO, is coordinating with the mosque committee in running the wellness centre.

The wellness centre was set up in the wake of a survey conducted in the slums of Old City which revealed that 52 per cent women are at risk of cardiometabolic syndrome. It added that women with polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) constitute about 30% of the participants.

“The key components of the NCD programme at the mosque clinic-cum-gym are risk assessment, counselling on diet and exercise and screening for renal, liver and eye issues. Trained and professional counsellors are part of the clinic,” said HHF managing trustee Mujtaba Hasan Askari.

Mujtaba said 52% of women had high hip-waist ratio more than 0.8, which predisposes the women to the risk of cardiometabolic syndrome, which is now classified as a cluster of dysfunctions like insulin resistance, tolerance and de-arranged lipids that lead to the risk of diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.

4 thoughts on “Mosque sets up gymnasium for women in Hyderabad

    1. But we can’t welcome corrosive feminist ideas. A Muslim woman who adapts feminism will either leave Islam or will try to (de)reform Islam in accordance with corrupt feminist ideas.

      1. Feminism is about equality of opportunities. Islam gives more rights to women than to men. How can feminism harm Islam I don’t understand.

        1. By the very definition of Feminism as defined by Oxford Dictionary:
          “the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes”.

          You see there’s no such thing called EQUALITY OF SEXES in a real, practical world. It’s a myth.
          In the physical world, Men are DIFFERENT to women from BIOLOGICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, NEUROLOGICAL AND EMOTIONAL perspectives. These differences are Ineliminable and ineluctable. But feminists dismiss realities with no real reason or logic or rationality. Islam emphasizes these differences and assigns different roles to men and women in a stable society and men and women have different rights and duties in several aspects of life due to these differences. In Islam, MEN AND WOMEN ARE EQUAL BEFORE ALLAH, BUT IN A REAL LIFE Allah has created them with differences. Now, if a feminist “Muslim” Woman sees these things, she suffers from cognitive dissonance and will definitely have very strange ideas about Allah, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) , Quran and Islam as a whole and also with lots of Islamic History.
          All of this due to believing ideology of feminism to be true. Don’t you see the problem??

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