Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

Contentment with a little sustenance.

Good health.

The passion to give money etc. as adaqaĥ (charity).

(Iḥyā-ul-‘Ulūm, vol. 3, pp. 91-96)

ujjat-ul-Islam, Imām Muhammad Ghazālī عَـلَـیۡـهِ رَحْـمَـةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـوَالِی quotes some saints as saying, ‘Hunger is our best possession.’ This means that they have vastness, peace, worship, sweetness (in worship) and beneficial knowledge by having patience with remaining hungry for the pleasure of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. (Minĥāj-ul-‘Ābidīn, pp. 108)

Banquet on the Day of Judgement

A renowned Tābi’ī[1], Sayyidunā Ka’b-ul-Abār رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has stated, ‘On the Day of Judgement, an announcer will call out, ‘O you who remained hungry and thirsty for the pleasure of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! Rise.’ Hearing this, those who used to remain hungry will arrive at a dining cloth while others will be facing accountability.’ (Nuzĥa-tul-Majālis,    vol. 1, pp. 178)

Doors of Paradise and Hell

ujjat-ul-Islam, Sayyidunā Imām Muhammad Ghazālī عَـلَـیۡـهِ رَحْـمَـةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـوَالِی has stated that the stomach and private parts are from the doors of Hell whose foundation is built on gluttony (i.e. eating food to a full stomach). On the other hand, humility and modesty are from the doors of Paradise whose foundation is built on hunger. The one who closes the door of Hell for oneself opens the door of Paradise, which is like the difference between the east and the west. Proximity to one door means distance from the other. (In other words, the one who



[1] A Muslim saint who saw and met even a single companion of the Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and who passed away as a Muslim. [Translator’s Note]



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