Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

Dry bread and salt

Shaykh Sayyidunā Muhammad Bin Wāsi’ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه used to eat only dry bread with salt and would say, ‘He who is content with this (little amount of food) in the world will never be destitute.’

(Mukāshafa-tul-Qulūb, pp. 122)

Excessive eating impairs wisdom

Ibn Najī رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ تَعَـالٰی عَـلَيْـه has narrated that Imām A’am Abū anīfaĥ رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ said to him, ‘Whenever you have to carry out any important piece of work in the world, do not eat before performing it because food impairs wisdom.’ (Manāqib-e-Abī Ḥanīfaĥ, pp. 351)

Reason for hardness of heart

Sayyidunā Sufyān Šaurī رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated, ‘There are two causes of the hardness of the heart. The first is to eat food to a stomach full and the second is to speak in excess.’

Seven morsels

Amīr-ul-Mūminīn, Sayyidunā ‘Umar Fārūq A’am رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ would not eat more than six or seven morsels. (Iḥyā-ul-‘Ulūm, vol. 3, pp. 97)

Perils of filling stomach

Elaborating on the perils of eating food to a full stomach, ujjat-ul-Islam, Imām Muhammad Ghazālī عَـلَـیۡـهِ رَحْـمَـةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـوَالِی has stated, ‘The eyes of the person who fills his stomach are filled with sleep. Even if he performs Taĥajjud, he feels no sweetness in it. The bachelor who sleeps having filled his stomach, experiences nocturnal emission and it would be difficult for him to perform Ghusl at night with cold water. If he has delayed his Witr alāĥ until the time of Taĥajjud, then not only does he miss Taĥajjud but also Witr due to nocturnal


Total Pages: 162

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