Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

of religion meant, he رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ تَعَـالٰی عَـلَيْـه replied, ‘Refraining from useless speech, unnecessary company of people and excessive eating.’ He رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ تَعَـالٰی عَـلَيْـه has further said, ‘If you knew how the Holy Prophet     صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, his companions and the Muslims would be treated in Paradise (as special guests), you would never eat food to a full stomach in the transient life of this mortal world.’

(Tażkira-tul-Wā’iẓīn, pp. 234)

Sweetness of worship

ujjat-ul-Islam Sayyidunā Imām Muhammad Ghazālī عَـلَـیۡـهِ رَحْـمَـةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـوَالِی has stated, ‘Eating food to a stomach full causes the sweetness of worship to be lost.’ Amīr-ul-Mūminīn Sayyidunā Abū Bakr iddīq رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has stated, ‘Ever since I have become a Muslim, I have not eaten food to a full stomach so that I can be blessed with the sweetness of worship. Likewise, since I became a Muslim, I have not had a full drink in the desire of having the drink of the Vision of Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.’ (Minĥāj-ul-‘Ābidīn, pp. 193)

Sayyidunā Sufyān Šaurī رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated, ‘Worship is quite an art which is learnt in solitude, and its tool is hunger.’ (ibid)

Who will be hungry on Day of Judgement?

Sayyidunā Abū Bujayr رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has narrated that the Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated, ‘Many people eat delicious foods and lead a luxurious life in this world, but they will be hungry and naked on the Day of Judgement.’

(Shu’ab-ul-Īmān, vol. 2, pp. 170, Ḥadīš 1461)

Sayyidunā ‘Abdullāĥ Ibn ‘Umar رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُمَا has narrated that once the Holy Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ تَعَـالٰى عَـلَيْهِ وَاٰلـِهٖ وَسَـلَّم heard someone belching, so he     صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ تَعَـالٰى عَـلَيْهِ وَاٰلـِهٖ وَسَـلَّم said, ‘Reduce your belch, because the one who fills



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