Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina
withstand such a prolonged period of hunger and thirst. Even if someone starts remaining hungry and thirsty like the saints, he will give up hope after a few days and will not have the courage to do so again.
According to medical research, a person can remain hungry for 18 days or if he is very strong, he can remain hungry for 25 days at the most. Likewise, a person can survive for 3 days without water, and 1 to 5 minutes without oxygen.
How much should common person eat?
If a common person who is accustomed to excessive eating succeeds in gradually applying the Madanī guard to the stomach, reducing his food intake to the extent of filling only one third of his stomach, it will be very appropriate and beneficial to him. اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ, By doing so, he will gain the blessings of hunger and will not become weak as well. His health will surprisingly improve and he will almost get rid of the expenses of doctors’ fee and medicines. If one is not certain about this, then he is advised to experience this and see the results for himself.
Cure for sick heart
Sayyidunā ‘Abdullāĥ Anṭākī عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـوِی has stated that there are five remedies for a sick heart:
1. To remain in the company of the pious.
To recite the Holy Quran.
To eat less.
To perform Taĥajjud regularly.
To beseech Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ during the last part of the night.
(Al-Munabbiĥāt, pp. 60)