On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 43: Aishah’s Eating Habits and the Time She Started Crying رضي الله عنها

January 14, 2016 § Leave a comment


“Abu ’Imraan al-Jooni said that a man gave some Jawaarshan from Iraq as a gift to Aaishah. When they put it in front of her she said, ‘What is this?’

They said, ‘Something they make in Iraq which helps digest food.’

So she cried and said, ‘By Allaah! I’ve not eaten my fill since my beloved ﷺ passed away.’”
Al-Joo, p. 130.

For the narration of Ibn ‘Umar and the Jawaarshan, see here, and for No. 42, see here.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 41: Imaam ash-Shaafi’i’s Eating Habits

January 14, 2016 § Leave a comment


Imaam an-Nawawee, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Imaam ash-Shaafi’i said, ‘I have not eaten my fill for sixteen years, except one time which I discarded there and then,’ and in another narration, ‘… for twenty years …’”
Tahdheeb al-Asmaa wal-Lughaat, vol. 1, p. 54.

See here for No. 40.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 39: Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarraah, The Ameen of The Ummah رضي الله عنه

January 10, 2016 § Leave a comment


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.

See here for No. 38.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 38: The Haafidh, The Imaam, The Hujjah, Abu Hamzah as-Sukkari said, “I’ve Not Eaten My Fill for Thirty Years, Unless …”

January 10, 2016 § Leave a comment


Imaam adh-Dhahabi said, “Abu Hamzah as-Sukkari [d. 167 AH]: the Haafidh, the Imaam, the Hujjah, Muhammad ibn Maimoon, al-Marwazi, the Scholar of Merv [a city in current day Turkmenistan]. An-Nasaa’i said about him, ‘Trustworthy [thiqqah].’ Al-’Abbaas ibn Mus’ab al-Marwazi said about him, ‘Abu Hamzah was someone whose du’aas would be answered.’

Mu’aadh ibn Khaalid said, ‘I heard Abu Hamzah as-Sukkari saying, ‘I’ve not eaten my fill for thirty years, unless I had a guest.’’”

Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa, vol. 7, pp. 385-387.

For No. 37, see here.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 37: “When will I Wake Up So I Can Eat Some More?”

January 9, 2016 § Leave a comment


“Abdullah ibn Shumait said, ‘I heard my father describing the people of the dunyaa, saying, ‘Perpetually gluttonous, lacking insight, his zeal is only for his stomach, his private parts and his skin. He says, ‘When will I wake up so I can eat and drink, play and amuse myself? When will evening come so I can sleep?’

A corpse at night, idle in the day.’’”

Az-Zuhd of Imaam Ahmad, vol. 1, p. 144.

For No. 36, see here.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 36: Eating Too Much Hardens the Heart

January 9, 2016 § Leave a comment


“Ali رضي الله عنه said, ‘Gluttony hardens the heart.’”
Islaahul-Maal, vol. 1, p. 104.

For No. 35, see here.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 34: “And Verily, Allaah Hates The Fat Scholar.”

January 9, 2016 § Leave a comment


“’Umar [ibn al-Khattaab رضي الله عنه] said, “O People! Beware of gluttony, for it will cause you to become lazy in performing the prayers, damage your bodies, and leave you ill. And verily—Allaah تبارك وتعالى hates the fat scholar. Instead be moderate in your food, for that is closer to remedying [yourselves], and further from waste, and makes you firmer in worshipping Allaah. And a servant won’t be destroyed until he gives precedence to his desires over his religion.’”
Al-Joo’, p. 72.

See here for No. 33.

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