Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

Red raisins

Sayyidunā ‘Alī کَـرَّمَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَـالٰی وَجۡـھَـهُ الۡـکَـرِیۡم has stated that the person who eats 21 red raisins daily will be safe from all those ailments which he is afraid of. (Abū Nu’aym)

17. Desire to eat egg plant

Sayyidunā Abū Nar Tamār رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ تَعَـالٰی عَـلَيْـه has narrated: اَلْـحَمْـدُ لـِلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ, Once Sayyidunā Bishr āfī رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه came to my house at night. I thanked the Almighty عَزَّوَجَلَّ for the arrival of such a great saint in my house. I then said to him, ‘Yā Sayyidī (O my master), we bought some meat by selling the yarn that my daughter made from the cotton that came from Khorasan city. It would be a great honour, if you would kindly join us for Ifār.’ He رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ تَعَـالٰی عَـلَيْـه replied, ‘If I intended to eat anywhere, I would eat at your house اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ.’ He رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ تَعَـالٰی عَـلَيْـه then continued, ‘I have the desire to eat eggplant from many years, but I have not been able to.’ I (the narrator) said, ‘Yā Sayyidī! What a pleasant coincidence that we have cooked meat with eggplant purchased with alāl income.’ He رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه replied, ‘I will eat eggplant only when its love is removed from my heart.’ (Risāla-tul-Qushayriyyaĥ, pp. 143)

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on him and forgive us without accountability for his sake!

صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب           صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد

Dear Islamic brothers! Did you see how strictly our pious saints would refrain from following the desires of their Nafs? Sayyidunā Bishr āfī عَـلَیۡهِ رَحۡـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـکَـافـِی did not consume eggplant for many years opposing his Nafs. What marvellous Madanī mindset these people had! If their Nafs demanded them to eat, they would not eat; if it



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