On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 40: They Were Slim

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When asked to describe Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه, Aishah رضي الله عنها said amongst other things, “… slim …”
At-Tabaqaat al-Kubraa, vol. 3, p. 140.

“A man said to al-Hasan, ‘O Abu Sa’eed! Describe Uthmaan [ibn Affaan رضي الله عنه] to us?’ So he said, ‘… he had a slim body.’”
Mu’jam as-Sahaabah, vol. 4, 329.

Imaam adh-Dhahabi said, “… Maalik ibn Yakhaamir said, while describing [the Companion] Abu ’Ubaidah [ibn al-Jarraah رضي الله عنه], ‘He was a slim man .…’”
Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa, vol. 1, p. 7.

Al-Madaaini said about the Companion Bilaal رضي الله عنه, “… slim …”
Taarikh Dimashq, vol. 10, p. 478.

“Zaid ibn Wahb said, ‘I was sitting with some people with Umar when a slim man came along [i.e., the Companion Ibn Mas’ood رضي الله عنه] …’”
At-Tabaqaat al-Kubraa, vol. 3, p. 115.

The Companion, Shujaa’ ibn Wahb رضي الله عنه who fought at Badr: ’Uthmaan al-Jahshee said about him, “… and he was a slim man …”
At-Tabaqaat al-Kubraa, vol. 3, p. 69.

The Companion, Abu Dharr al-Ghifaari رضي الله عنه, “He was slim …”
Al-Isaabah fi Tamyeez as-Sahaabah, vol. 7, p. 107.

The Companion, ’Abdullaah ibn az-Zubair رضي الله عنه: Ibn Abid-Dunyaa said about him, “… and Ibn az-Zubair was slim …”
Taarikh Dimashq, vol. 28, p. 245.

“The Companion, Hakeem ibn Hizaam ibn Khuwailid al-Qurashi, al-Asadi رضي الله عنه, he fought at the Battle of Badr as a mushrik and became a Muslim during the year of the Conquest of Makkah, when he would take an oath he would say, ‘No! By the One who saved me from being killed on the Day of Badr!’ ‘He was slim …’”
Taarikh al-Islaam, vol. 2, p. 484.

“Sa’eed ibn ’Ufair said about the Khalifah ’Umar ibn ’Abdul-’Aziz, ‘… he had a slim body …’”
Taarikh Dimashq, vol. 45, p. 133.

Imaam adh-Dhahabi said, “’Aamir ibn Sharaaheel, ash-Sha’bi, The Imaam, the ’Allaamah of his time … Ibn Sa’d said, ‘Ash-Sha’bi was slim ….’”
Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa, vol. 4, p. 300.

Al-Hasan ibn al-Hussain al-Bazzaar said about the Shaikh of Islaam, Imaam al-Bukhaari, “… he had a slim body …”
Al-Kaamil fi Du’afaa ar-Rijaal, vol. 1, p. 227.

“And [Imaam] ash-Shaafi’i was slim …”
Al-Waafi bil-Wafayaat, vol. 2, p. 124.

“[Imaam] Abu Hanifah was slim.”
Maghaani al-Akhyaar fi Sharh Asaami Rijaal Ma’aani al-Aathaar, vol. 3, p. 122.

The great Muhaddith and Imaam of the Scholars of Hadith, Ibn Hajr as-Asqalaani, “… had a slim body …”
Shadharaat adh-Dhahab, vol. 7, p. 273.

Abu Bakr Ahmad ibn Kaamil al-Qaadi said about the great mufassir, Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Jarir at-Tabari, “… he had a slim body ….”
Taarikh Dimashq, vol. 52, p. 205.

Imaam adh-Dhahabi said, “’Abdullaah ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Qudaamah al-Maqdisi, the Shaikh of Islaam [d. 620 ah]: In his book on seerah, Ad-Diyaa said about him, ‘… he had a slim body …’”
Taarikh al-Islaam wa Wafayaat al-Mashaahir wal-A’laam, vol. 13, p. 601.

Imaam adh-Dhahabi said, “Abu Zur’ah ar-Raazi ’Ubaidullaah ibn ’Abdul-Kareem: the Imaam, the Sayyidul-Huffaadh, The Muhaddith of ar-Rayy—… Abul-Hussain said about him, ‘… slim …’”
Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa, vol. 13, p. 77.

Ibn Hajr said, “Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Yahya at-Tarsoosee, Abu Muhammad: well known as, ‘The weak one,’ due to how much he used to worship, and it is said he was slim … trustworthy [thiqah].”
Taqreeb at-Tahdheeb, vol. 1, p. 322.

Burhaanud-Deen al-Fazaari, one of Imaam Dhahabi’s teachers, “And he was slim …”
Al-Manhal as-Saafi wal-Mustawfi ba’d al-Waafi, vol. 1, p. 100.

As-Suyuti said, “Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Khawlaani, the Seebawaih of his time … he was slim …”
Bughyatul-Wu’aah, vol. 1, p. 174.

For No. 39, see here.

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