Narrated by Aisha RA: "The Messenger of Allah preceded me, then I overtook him, so on. Until the time my body was fat, we had competed and he won the race. He said," This victory was a reward for the past defeat. "( HR Ahmad and Abu Daud).
This hadith tells the story of a running race between the Prophet and his wife. The Companions used to be used to running a sprint race, and the Messenger of Allāh nya allowed it. Running is one of the easiest sports we can do because without having to use certain tools. Are there any of you who are used to jogging or running every day?
Rukanah, a famous wrestler in Makkah once invited the Prophet to wrestle,
"Verily the Messenger of Allah wrestled with the famous Rukanah of strength, then he said; Lamb against sheep. Then the Prophet wrestled and he said: Promise me to (do wrestling) again at a later time. Then the Messenger of Allah wrestled while saying: Promise me, then the Messenger of Allah wrestled for the third time. Then the person asks; what should i say to my family? The Messenger of Allah replied: Say "the sheep have been eaten by wolves, and a sheep fled." Then what did I say for the third? The Messenger of Allah replied: We cannot defeat you to wrestle because of that take your prize. "(Narrated by Abu Daud).
If this sport requires special abilities and must exercise frequently to be able to do it well.
Archery is a sport that is most commonly mentioned in hadiths and the Qur'an. Some of the hadiths that encourage us to learn archery are,
The Messenger of Allah said: "Throw your arrow, and I am with you all." (Narrated by Bukhari).
The Messenger of Allah said: "You must learn archery, because archery is the best of your game." (HR Bazzar and Thabrani).
However, it must be noted that the arrow target should not be sentient beings, Ibn Umar said: "Verily, the Messenger of Allah cursed the person who made something animate as the target of archery." (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim).
Narrated by Abu Hurairah RA, he said: "When the people of Habasyah were playing fencing in the presence of the Prophet, suddenly Umar came in and took the gravel and threw it at them. then the Messenger of Allah said to Umar: Let them be, O Omar. "(Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim).
Habasyah or Ethiopian people play fencing in the Prophet's Mosque, a noble place and the Messenger of Allah allowed it. Therefore, many consider this fencing game as one of the sports suggested by the Prophet.
The Prophet's hadiths about riding are actually very many. Some of them are,
"Actually the Messenger of Allah had held a horse race and gave prizes to the winners." (HR. Muslim).
In the narration of Ibn Majah: "Every thing that neglects a Muslim is a vanity except for archery with bows, training horses, and joking with wives."
Horse used to be used as a vehicle, about driving a car and a motorbike that is a vehicle today is not recommended?
In terms of health, swimming is highly recommended because it has many benefits for the body because it combines many things. In a hadith, the Messenger of Allah said: "Teach your child (exercise) swimming and archery" (HR. Dailami). Unfortunately this hadith is considered weak, but there is nothing wrong if we try to pursue swimming.
The above hadiths explain that Islam is very concerned about health, let's start implementing a healthy lifestyle from now on!