Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

7Diabetes.

8High blood pressure.

9Brain haemorrhage.

10Psychological diseases like insanity etc.

11Liver and gall bladder diseases.

12Depression.

Remedy to stay healthy

Sayyidunā Ibn Sālim رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ تَعَـالٰی عَـلَيْـه has stated, ‘If a person eats dry wheat bread in a proper manner, he will not suffer from any disease except death.’ When asked as to what was meant by ‘manner’, he رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ تَعَـالٰی عَـلَيْـه replied, ‘One should eat only when hungry and stop eating while still hungry.’ (Iḥyā-ul-‘Ulūm, vol. 3, pp. 95)

Signs of hunger

It is a Sunnaĥ not to eat if you are not hungry. Eating food without hunger at a fixed time or just due to the desire for food is not beneficial at all. Defining hunger, ujjat-ul-Islam, Imām Muhammad Ghazālī عَـلَـیۡـهِ رَحْـمَـةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـوَالِی has stated, ‘The sign of hunger is that if one has a piece of bread in his hand, he should eagerly eat the bread without any accompaniment (gravy etc.). If the Nafs desires to eat only bread or desires gravy with bread, it indicates that one is only a little hungry.’ (Iḥyā-ul-‘Ulūm, vol. 3, pp. 97)

Eating more than one’s appetite

To eat more than one’s appetite is arām. Here, ‘more’ refers to eating to such an extent that would cause indigestion or diarrhoea etc. (Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, vol. 16, pp. 30)

 



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