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360 joints in Body (Miracle of Islam)


حَدَّثَنَا حَسَنُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ الْحُلْوَانِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو تَوْبَةَ الرَّبِيعُ بْنُ نَافِعٍ، حَدَّثَنَا مُعَاوِيَةُ، – يَعْنِي ابْنَ سَلاَّمٍ – عَنْ زَيْدٍ، أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ أَبَا سَلاَّمٍ، يَقُولُ حَدَّثَنِي عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ فَرُّوخَ، أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ عَائِشَةَ، تَقُولُ إِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏”‏ إِنَّهُ خُلِقَ كُلُّ إِنْسَانٍ مِنْ بَنِي آدَمَ عَلَى سِتِّينَ وَثَلاَثِمَائَةِ مَفْصِلٍ فَمَنْ كَبَّرَ اللَّهَ وَحَمِدَ اللَّهَ وَهَلَّلَ اللَّهَ وَسَبَّحَ اللَّهَ وَاسْتَغْفَرَ اللَّهَ وَعَزَلَ حَجَرًا عَنْ طَرِيقِ النَّاسِ أَوْ شَوْكَةً أَوْ عَظْمًا عَنْ طَرِيقِ النَّاسِ وَأَمَرَ بِمَعْرُوفٍ أَوْ نَهَى عَنْ مُنْكَرٍ عَدَدَ تِلْكَ السِّتِّينَ وَالثَّلاَثِمِائَةِ السُّلاَمَى فَإِنَّهُ يَمْشِي يَوْمَئِذٍ وَقَدْ زَحْزَحَ نَفْسَهُ عَنِ النَّارِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو تَوْبَةَ وَرُبَّمَا قَالَ ‏”‏ يُمْسِي ‏”‏ ‏.‏

‘A’isha reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:
Every one of the children of Adam has been created with three hundred and sixty joints; so he who declares the Glory of Allah, praises Allah, declares Allah to be One, Glorifies Allah, and seeks forgiveness from Allah, and removes stone, or thorn, or bone from people’s path, and enjoins what is good and forbids from evil, to the number of those three hundred and sixty joints, will walk that day having saved himself from the Fire.
Abu Taubah said: “Perhaps he said: ‘Will reach the evening.'”

Reference  : Sahih Muslim 1007 a
In-book reference  : Book 12, Hadith 67
USC-MSA web (English) reference  : Book 5, Hadith 2199
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Compare this hadith to what current science has determined about joints:

“There are 360 joints in the human body. Familiarizing yourself with the joints most commonly associated with joint pain may help with diagnosis and treatment.”

“With some 360 joints in the human body, there are a lot of opportunities for pain. This can range from minor soreness, to pain and stiffness that can seriously affect your quality of life.”

“There are 360 joints, 206 bones and about 640 muscles in the average human body. No part of your body moves independently”

“How many joints are there in the human body?
640 muscles. 206 bones. 360 joints.”

“Given the large number of joints in the human body (213 bones with about 360 joints)..”

“Did you know your body has a total of 360 joints. You body has 206 bones. At every point where these bones intersect there is a joint.”

Distribution of Human Body Joints
Part of the Body Number of Joints
Skull 86 + Throat and Neck 6 +Thorax 66+ Spine and Pelvis 76 + Hands, Arms and Fingers 64+ Legs, Feet and Toes 6=Total of 360 joints


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