Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

Severe accountability for luxuries

If there is a consensus amongst all the members of the family, then reduce the quantity of spices and oil used in the food by half. There is a possibility that the food will become less tasty – when the flavour is less appealing, one will be less inclined to eat. In this manner, it would become easier to apply the Madanī guard to the stomach and eat less. On the Day of Judgement, there will be no accountability for the simple piece of bread which was consumed to satisfy hunger.

Remember! The more delicious food one will eat, the more severe its accountability will be on the Day of Judgement. For example, accountability of a simple dish like Kĥichřī[1] would be relatively easier than that of a tasty food like Biryānī[2]. Further, the thing which a person likes more will be considered a big bounty for him. For example, if a person likes Kĥichřī more than Biryānī, then Kĥichřī will be considered a bigger bounty for him – thus (in this case) the accountability of Kĥichřī will be more severe as compared to Biryānī. Likewise, the accountability of cold water in comparison to the ordinary one (not cold), and that of delicious food in comparison with simple one, will be more severe. Similarly, the accountability of hot food will be severe compared to the cold one. As cold food becomes tasteless and our Nafs also does not like it, its accountability will not be severe. We will be asked about every bounty on the Day of Judgement.

صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب           صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد



[1] A very simple food made of rice, lentils, salt and some oil.

[2] A sub-continental cuisine made with rice, oil, meat or chicken and spices.

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