Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

Du’ā ĥay kucĥ na kucĥ luqmay Khudā kay wāsiṭay cĥořūn

Rizā-e-Ḥaq kī khāṭir lażżat-e-dunyā say munĥ mořūn

May I leave at least some morsels for the pleasure of Allah!

May I stay away from carnal desires for the pleasure of Allah!

Dear Islamic brothers! If only we would be blessed with the treasure of adopting intentional hunger by eating less and applying a Madanī guard on our stomach. سُـبْحٰـنَ الـلّٰــه عَزَّوَجَلَّ, for the saints, hunger is a treasure of divine mercy that is given only to the pious people. Those who acquire this treasure express gratitude as the following account shows.

Treasure of hunger and gratification for it

In his early life, Sayyidunā Ibrāĥīm Bin Adĥam رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was the king of Balkh, but he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه gave up kingship and adopted the life of poverty and simplicity. Once, he remained hungry for seven consecutive days as he did not have anything to eat. He offered 400 Rak’āt Nafl alāĥ each day as gratitude during those seven days. Weakened by extreme hunger, he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه pleaded in the court of the Almighty, ‘O Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! If You bless me with a small amount of food so that I could gain the strength to worship You, I would be extremely grateful.’ In no time, a young man approached and invited Sayyidunā Ibrāĥīm Bin Adĥam رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه to his house for a meal. He رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه accompanied the young man to his house. When the young man looked closely at the great saint, he said spontaneously, ‘Your Eminence! I am your escaped slave, whatever I own actually belongs to you.’ The great saint replied, ‘I free you and grant you whatever you possess.’ Then, taking permission from the young man he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه departed. After this, he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه expressed his

 



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