Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

Eating just once every two days

The hunger of our Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم was intentional. The Beloved and Blessed Rasūl صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated, ‘My Creator presented me with the option of turning the mountains around Makka-tul-Mukarramaĥ into gold for me but I said, ‘O Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ!  I wish that I eat one day and remain hungry the next so that when I am hungry, I plead and remember You, and when I eat, I thank and glorify You.’ (Jāmi’ Tirmiżī, vol. 4, pp. 55, Ḥadīš 2354)

Salām un per shikam bĥar kar kabĥī kĥānā na kĥātay tĥay

Salām un per gham-e-Ummat mayn jo ānsū baĥātay tĥay

Salutations for him who did not eat to his satisfaction

Salutations for him who wept for his nation

صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب           صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد

Eating once a day

It is a Sunnaĥ to eat once a day. Sayyidunā Abū Sa’īd Khudrī         رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has narrated that when the Noble Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would eat in the morning, he would not eat in the evening and when he ate in the evening, he would not eat in the morning.

(Kanz-ul-‘Ummāl, vol. 7, pp. 39, Ḥadīš 18173)

How is it to eat three times a day?

Dear Islamic brothers! It has become a routine to eat three times a day. Although this is not a sin, it is not a Sunnaĥ either. This habit has developed due to the desire of eating and drinking. Keep in mind that the more one eats, the more accountable he will have to be on the Day of Judgement. To eat only once a day is the habitual Sunnaĥ of our Beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ تَعَـالٰى عَـلَيْهِ وَاٰلـِهٖ وَسَـلَّم. By the grace of


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