Protect Your Liver!
Authored by the renowned spiritual guide and leader of Ahl al-Sunnah, Mawlānā Ilyās ꜤAṭṭār al-Qādirī
دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ
Many eat late at night and then go straight to bed without giving their bodies time to digest the food. Constantly doing this causes flatulence, increased cholesterol, diabetes, discomfort, and weight gain, leading to spinal pain, among other health problems. Excessive use of white flour, sugar, and oil also contribute to unhealthy weight gain.
Other factors that cause weight gain are:
* A sedentary lifestyle with little to no cardiovascular exercise.
* Sitting and reading for a long time or doing office work.
* Travelling by motorbike or car instead of walking.
* Eating with the legs crossed or the feet hanging from the chair at the dining table.
* Eating very hot food.
* Going to sleep immediately after drinking water.
There are several such people whose liver becomes fatty, even though they depend on their liver for survival. The heart is a vital part of the body, but the liver is no less important. Such people should get their liver tested as soon as possible. If there is any adverse finding, they should not worry and instead consult a good physician, drink bitter gourd juice daily, and walk in the morning at a moderate pace for 45 to 60 minutes. Whether one is healthy or ill but capable of walking, I request that he walks and does some exercise; this will cause liver fat to reduce.
After doing this for two or three weeks, if you get tested again, even if the fat has not disappeared completely, it will definitely have decreased, اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه. If you do this practice consistently, your liver will be cured by Allah’s grace. But always remember that prevention is better than treatment! So, before the doctor instructs you, accept what I have said and take care of your health so that you can worship in the best manner. Moreover, if those who are overweight study two chapters from the book of Maktabah al-Madinah titled Faizan e Sunnat, namely “The Excellence of Hunger” and “Islamic Manners of Eating” as well as the booklet "Tips for Weight Loss", they will gain immense benefit.
May Allah Almighty grant us salvation from external and internal illnesses.
اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ النَّبِیِّ الْاَمِیْن صَلَّی اللہ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلہٖ وَسَلَّم
(Note: This article has been prepared using the Madani Muzakara (Ep: 2093) that took place after Isha salah on 4 October 2022, and the chapter of Faizan-e-Sunnat, entitled, “The Excellence of Hunger”; it is being presented here after consultation with the renowned spiritual guide and leader of Ahl al-Sunnah, Mawlana Ilyas Attar al-Qadiri دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ ).