Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

seem difficult only for the few initial days, especially when food is present on the dining-mat. When the dining-mat is removed, desire for food will also vanish. Once you have persistently applied the Madanī guard to your stomach and have experienced its benefits, you will not like to eat in excess. (Remember) After difficulty, there is ease. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says in Sūraĥ Alam Nashra, verses 5 and 6:

فَاِنَّ  مَعَ   الۡعُسۡرِ   یُسۡرًا     ۙ﴿۵﴾       اِنَّ  مَعَ  الۡعُسۡرِ   یُسۡرًا    ؕ﴿۶﴾

So, without doubt, there is ease with hardship. Without doubt, there is ease with hardship.

[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 30, Sūraĥ Alam Nashraḥ, verse 5, 6)


Bitter advice

Those who have a Madanī mindset will make sincere efforts to apply the Madanī guard to their stomach, اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ. If they are determined, they will come up with appropriate and practicable ways to succeed. As for those who suffer from the disease of ‘Jū’ul Kalb[1]’ or have greed for food, even dozens of books and numerous speeches are insufficient for them. Advice in the form of this written material would skim over their heads; they would turn a deaf ear to it and would not bother to ponder with a calm mind. Further, there is a great possibility that they might even criticize the very idea of applying the Madanī guard of the stomach. For such people, a saint has rightly said, ‘When the person whose stomach is full is advised, his mind refuses to accept.’ (Nuzĥa-tul-Majālis, vol. 1, pp. 178)


[1] An Arabic expression used for those who are always hungry and look for things to chomp on. Its literal meaning is ‘hungry as a dog’.

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