Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

adopts humility by remaining hungry gets closer to Paradise and far from Hell, while the one who indulges in misusing his stomach and private parts gets closer to Hell and further away from Paradise). (Iḥyā-ul-‘Ulūm, vol. 3, pp. 92)

Physical fitness

Amīr-ul-Mūminīn, Sayyidunā ‘Umar Fārūq A’am رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَـالٰی عَـنْـهُ has stated, ‘Refrain from filling your stomach while eating and drinking as it harms the body, causes disease and brings about laziness in worship. To adopt moderation in eating and drinking is necessary for you, as this improves physical fitness and saves oneself from needless expenses.’ (Kanz-ul-‘Ummāl, vol. 15, pp. 183, Ḥadīš 41706)

Six perils of filling the stomach

Sayyidunā Abū Sulaymān Dārānī رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated that there are six perils of filling the stomach:

1.          Not being able to make Du’ā to Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.

Difficulty in benefiting from knowledge and wisdom.

No compassion for others (because those who fill their bellies assume that everyone is like them and hence do not have pity for the poor and needy).

Worship seems to be a burden.

One is surrounded by desires.

While others are going to the Masjid, the one who eats in excess is going to the toilet.

(Iḥyā-ul-‘Ulūm, vol. 3, pp. 92)



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