Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

opportunity to eat, there must be something beneficial in eating less, due to which the Prophets عَـلَيْهِمُ السَّلَام, the companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم and the saints رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی are giving us the lesson of eating less.

To eat in excess is attribute of unbelievers

Dear Islamic brothers! Eating just to satisfy the desire of Nafs is not a dignified practice. adr-ush-Sharī’aĥ, Badr-u-arīqaĥ, Shaykh Muftī Muhammad Amjad ‘Alī A’amī عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـوِی has stated, ‘In the Holy Quran, eating just for pleasure and joy has been described as the attribute of the unbelievers. Similarly, excessive eating has been mentioned as an attribute of the unbelievers in a adīš as well.’ (Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, part 16, pp. 30)

Strength in hunger

Unlike common people, Sayyidunā Saĥl Bin ‘Abdullāĥ رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ تَعَـالٰی عَـلَيْـه would remain strong in hunger and, he would become weak whenever he ate anything. (Risāla-tul-Qushayriyyaĥ, pp. 142)

A Persian poet has said:

Agar lażżat-e-tark-e-lażżat badānī

Digar lażżat-e-Nafs, lażżat-e-nākhwānī

If you realize the pleasure of giving up pleasures

You will never consider the pleasure of Nafs as pleasure at all

Attainment of Taawwuf

Sayyidunā Junayd Baghdādī عَـلَيْهِ رَحۡـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـهَادِی has stated, ‘We have not attained Taawwuf just by discussions and argumentation but by adopting hunger, aversion to the world and by abandoning the desires of our Nafs.’ (Sab’a Sanābil, pp. 241)


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