Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

emission. These are some of the problems of filling the stomach.’ (Iḥyā-ul-‘Ulūm, vol. 3, pp. 94)

Reason of nocturnal emission

Sayyidunā Abū Sulaymān Dārānī رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated that nocturnal emission is troublesome. He mentioned this because one misses many acts of worship due to the untimely need of Ghusl. He has further stated that sleep is the root of all troubles and filling the stomach with food is one of its causes. Its cure, however, lies in remaining hungry. (ibid)

Satan circulates in body like blood

A Mursal adīš states, ‘Without doubt, Satan circulates in man’s body like blood. Therefore, one should narrow (Satan’s) ways by hunger and thirst.’ (Itḥāf-us-Sādat-il-Muttaqīn, vol. 9, pp. 12)

Dear Islamic brothers! A Mursal adīš is the one a Tābi’ī narrates directly from the Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم leaving the companion out. (Nuzĥat-un-Naẓr fī Tauḍīḥ Nakhba-tul-Fikr, pp. 63)

Two rivers

The pious saints رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی have stated, ‘To eat food to a full stomach is a stream in Nafs through which Satan makes his inroads. On the contrary, hunger is a stream of the soul through which angels pass.’ (Sab’a Sanābil, pp. 241)

Hungry for forty days

Dear Islamic brothers! The pious saints would narrow the path of Satan by bearing hunger and thirst. Sayyidunā Saĥl Bin ‘Abdullāĥ Tustarī عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـوِی used to remain hungry for forty consecutive

 



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