Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina
Precautions of eating less
1. If your father or mother commands you to eat until the stomach is full, you should obey their command.
If you are an employee and eating less causes weakness and makes you less efficient at work, it is necessary to seek permission from your employer for eating less in this case.
Similarly, if eating less creates an obstacle in acquiring or imparting Islamic knowledge, you should eat according to your needs.
If you are eating with a guest and it seems that he may stop eating (in embarrassment) if you do, then you should continue to eat with him.
If your host insists that you eat more and there are no obstacles and you are still a little hungry, you may eat a little as making a Muslim happy is a good deed.
The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated, ‘He who makes happiness enter a Muslim household, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ does not like anything else for that person except Paradise.’
(Ṭabarānī Ṣaghīr, vol. 2, pp. 51)
صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد
If you are a guest somewhere and your host insists that you eat more, but you do not want to eat anymore despite having hunger, so be cautious before replying. You should say, for example, ‘May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ bless you! May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ reward you! جَزَاكَ اللّٰهُ خَيۡرًا etc.’