Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina
When you eat a lot you also have to earn a lot
Dear Islamic brothers! Sayyidunā ‘Umar Fārūq A’ẓam رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has spoken an outright truth. Really, not applying the Madanī guard to the stomach and eating excessively causes a heavy burden in life as the more one eats, the more he has to earn. He has to work hard to cook the food; then he has to carry its burden in the stomach. Excessive eating is detrimental to the digestive system. As a result, the one who eats excessively is burdened with excessive gas, constipation and many other problems including the burden of doctors’ fee and expenses for medication. As soon as the food goes down the throat, the taste disappears and the stomach has to bear the burden for a long time. This leads to one hardship after another. Abstaining from those few moments of pleasure, if only we would develop the mindset of saving ourselves from all these heavy burdens throughout our life, and from foul smell at the time of our death!
It is narrated that if you are in the habit of filling your stomach with food then you should not hope for the pleasure of worship. How can you have light in your heart if you do not carry out worship? And if this worship is performed without (spiritual) pleasure, then how can Nūr (light) enter your heart? (Minĥāj-ul-‘Ābidīn, pp. 107)
Sayyidunā Abū Ĥurayraĥ رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has narrated, ‘I used to become unconscious and fall between the pulpit of the Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and the blessed house of Sayyidatunā ‘Āishaĥ رَضِیَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهَا due to severe hunger. Someone used to come and place his foot on my neck. He would regard me insane but I was completely sane; extreme hunger caused this state.’
(Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī, vol. 8, pp. 193, Ḥadīš 7324)