Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

days and then he would eat a little. (Iḥyā-ul-‘Ulūm, vol. 3, pp. 98) Merely one dirham was sufficient for the expenses of his supply of food for a year. (Risāla-tul-Qushayriyyaĥ, pp. 401)

Six Madani pearls

Listen to the following six pieces of advice given by Sayyidunā Saĥl Bin ‘Abdullāĥ Tustarī عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـوِی:

1.          On the Day of Judgement, no deed will be more beneficial than (the deed of) refraining from excessive eating because this is the Sunnaĥ of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

The wise consider hunger as an extremely advantageous thing for religious and worldly matters.

I do not consider anything more harmful than excessive eating to those who desire absolution in the Hereafter.

Knowledge and wisdom have been placed in hunger while sin and ignorance have been placed in filling the stomach.

He who keeps his Nafs hungry is not disturbed by satanic deceptions (Wasāwis).

When a person undergoes hunger, sickness or tribulation the mercy of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ turns towards him at that time.

(Iḥyā-ul-‘Ulūm, vol. 3, pp. 91)

The one who fills his stomach is disgraced

It is stated in Qūt-ul-Qulūb, ‘Hunger is (like) a king and filling stomach is (like) a slave. The hungry person is respected while the one stuffing oneself is humiliated.’ It has also been said that hunger brings about a great respect while filling the stomach causes an


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