On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 17: The Salaf on Killing Yourself Through Junk Food

December 29, 2015 § Leave a comment


“In explaining the hadith of Abu Hurairah about, ‘Whoever kills himself …,’* Ibn Hubairah said, ‘Included in that meaning are foods whose overwhelming characteristic is that they are harmful; eating one’s fill excessively; eating food on top of food; and obeying one’s excessive desire for food [gluttony] …’”

Al-Aadaab ash-Shar’iyah wal-Manh al-Mar’iyah, vol. 3, p. 185.

* The full text of the hadith is, “Whoever kills himself with (an instrument of) iron will come on the Day Of Judgment with his iron in his hand, to continually stab himself in his stomach with it, in the fire of Jahannam, dwelling in that state eternally. And whoever kills himself with poison, then his poison will be in his hand, to continually take it in the Fire of Jahannam, dwelling in that state eternally.” [Bukhaari]

For No. 16 see here.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 16: Al-Hasan al-Basri on a Person Eating so Much That He Can’t Eat Anymore

December 28, 2015 § 1 Comment


“Al-Hasan al-Basri invited a man to eat with him, so the man replied, ‘I’ve eaten and I can’t eat anymore [I’m so full].’ So al-Hasan al-Basri said, ‘Subhaanallaah, does a believer eat until he’s not able to eat again?’”

Hayaatus-Salaf, Bainal-Qawl wal-’Amal, p. 578.

See here for No. 15.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 15: Eating Another Load on Top of an Already Full Stomach

December 28, 2015 § Leave a comment


“Luqmaan The Wise said to his son, ‘O son! Don’t eat stomachful upon stomachful, for indeed many a meal it is that has given a person an illness.’”

Al-Joo’, p. 185.

And in another narration, “Luqmaan the Wise said to his son, ‘O son! Don’t eat anything on top of a full stomach—leaving it for a dog is better for you than eating it yourself.’”

Al-Aadaab ash-Shar’iyah wal-Manh al-Mar’iyah, vol. 3, p. 185.

See here for No. 14.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 14: “Shame on Him. Again, Shame on Him.”

December 28, 2015 § Leave a comment


Abu Ja’far al-Mukhawwali said, “Shame on the one who prefers his stomach over his deen! Shame on him. Again, shame on him.”

Al-Joo’, p. 151.

See here for No. 13.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 13: The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ and the Mother of the Believer’s Eating Habits

December 27, 2015 § Leave a comment


“From ’Urwah, from his father, from Aaishah, may Allaah be pleased with her, who said, ‘By Allaah! A month would pass by the family of Muhammad ﷺ and no bread would be made in it.’ He said, ‘I said, ‘O Mother of the Believers! So what would the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ eat?’’ She said, ‘We used to have some neighbours from the Ansaar, may Allaah reward them with good, who used to have some laban from which they would give some to Allaah’s Messenger ﷺ.’”

Az-Zuhd of Imaam Ahmad, Vol. 1, p. 9.

For No. 12, see here.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 12: Ath-Thawree Said, “If You Want Your Body to Be Healthy …”

December 27, 2015 § Leave a comment


“’Uthmaan ibn Zaaidah said, ‘Sufyaan ath-Thawree, may Allaah have mercy on him, wrote to me saying, ‘If you want your body to be healthy and to sleep less, eat less.’’”

Al-Joo’, p. 100.

See here for No. 11.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 11: “The First Thing a Believing Servant Works on is His Stomach.”

December 26, 2015 § Leave a comment


“’Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Zaid said, ‘The first thing a believing servant works on is his stomach. If it remains on the right course, then his religion will remain on the right course, and if his stomach doesn’t remain on the right course, then his religion won’t remain on the right course.’”

Al-Joo, p. 78.

For No. 10, see here.

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