28 May

Stop eating so much

Narrated `Aisha:

The family of (the Prophet) Muhammad never ate wheat-bread with meat for three consecutive days to their fill, till he met Allah.

[Sahih al-Bukhaari]

 

Imaam al-Shaafi'i said:

I have not eaten my fill for 16 years except once.

 

 

al-Hasan al-Basri said:

إذا أردت أن يصح جسمك ويقل نومك فأقلل من الأكل

 

If you want your body to be healthy and to sleep little, then eat little.

 

 

Sufyaan al-Thawri said:

Eat little so that you may be able to pray the night prayer

 

 

Ibn al-Jawzi said:

Eat little for eating too much is the cause of sleeping for long periods of time and wasting the night (by not walking up and praying)

وقلة الأكل فإن كثرة الأكل سبب النوم الطويل وضياع الليل

 

 

Ibn al-Qayyim said:

Extra eating leads to many evils. It prompts the limbs to disobedience and keeps them from obedience (to Allaah)

فضول الطعام داع إلى أنواع كثيرة من الشر , فإنه يحرك الجوارح إلى المعاصي , ويثقلها عن الطاعات

 

 

The following is from the miracles of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). He informed us what would be.

All the routes of this haith are weak but when taken together, according to some scholars of hadith, they propel the hadith to the status of hasan.

سيكون رجال من أمتي يأكلون ألوان الطعام ويشربون ألوان الشراب ويلبسون ألوان الثياب ويتشدقون في الكلام فأولئك شرار أمتي

Their will be men from my Ummah who will eat all kinds of foods, drink all kinds of drinks, wear all kinds of clothes, and will indulge in all kinds of talk. They will be the worst of my Ummah.

 

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