Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina
extreme hunger and thirst to gain the pleasure of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. If only we also travel with the Madanī Qāfilaĥs of Dawat-e-Islami to propagate Islamic teachings and Sunnaĥ of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم throughout the world!
صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد
16. Eating only ten raisins a day
Abū Aḥmad Ṣaghīr عَـلَـیۡهِ رَحۡـمَـةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـکَبِیۡر has narrated: Sayyidunā Abū ‘Abdullāĥ Bin Khafīf رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ تَعَـالٰی عَـلَيْـه instructed me to bring only ten raisins for him at the time of Ifṭār. One evening, having sympathy for him, I gave him fifteen raisins. Looking at me, he asked, ‘Who asked you to bring fifteen raisins?’ He then ate only ten and left the other five. (Risāla-tul-Qushayriyyaĥ, pp. 143)
May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on them and forgive us without accountability for their sake!
Dear Islamic brothers! Did you see? Sayyidunā Abū ‘Abdullāĥ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه used to eat only ten raisins a day. Countless accolades on the manner in which the saints used to subdue their Nafs! His choice of eating large raisins was fabulous. The Noble Rasūl صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated, ‘Eat this (large raisin) because it is a good food. It strengthens the blood vessels and muscles, alleviates weakness and anger, removes phlegm, makes the face attractive and the mouth fragrant.’ (Kashf-ul-Khifā, vol. 2, pp. 431, Ḥadīš 284)
In the Ḥadīš narrated by Sayyidunā ‘Alī کَـرَّمَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَـالٰی وَجۡـھَـهُ الۡـکَـرِیۡم, it is also mentioned that the raisin reduces weakness, improves temperament, makes the breath fragrant and eases grief.
(Kanz-ul-‘Ummāl, vol. 10, pp. 18, Ḥadīš 28261)