On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 33: Umar ibn al-Khattaab’s Patience رضي الله عنه

January 6, 2016 § Leave a comment


Al-Hasan said, “’Umar ibn al-Khattaab never ate anything except a barley mixture up until he met Allaah [i.e., passed away]. Sometimes his stomach would rumble so he would tap it with his hand and say [to it], ‘Be patient! For by Allaah! I have nothing for you apart from what you see up until you meet Allaah.’”

Az-Zuhd of Imaam Ahmad, vol. 2, p. 26.

See here for No. 32.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 32: “As Soon as They Came Close to Being Full, They Would Stop.”

January 5, 2016 § Leave a comment


Al-Hasan al-Basri said, “By Allaah! I met a people and accompanied groups of them, none of them ever ordered food be cooked for them in their houses, and none of them ever filled themselves up with food until they died—as soon as they came close to being full, they would stop.”
Al-Joo’, pp. 64-65.

See here for No. 31.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 31: How Food was Not Their Main Concern

January 5, 2016 § Leave a comment


Malik ibn Deenaar said, “By Allaah! I wish a pebble to suck would suffice for food and drink.”

Al-Hasan al-Basri said, “I met people who would have a bite to eat and wish it was a stone in their stomachs.” He also said, “One of them would say, ‘I wish I could eat a bite which would become like a tile/baked brick in my stomach.’” And al-Hasan said, “He said, ‘It has reached us that a piece of tile/or baked brick lasts in water for up to three hundred years.’”
Al-Joo’, p. 63.

For No. 30, see here.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 30: Eating Too Much Prevents You From Achieving Your Goals

January 5, 2016 § Leave a comment


Muhammad ibn Waasi’ said, “Whoever eats less will gain understanding and be able to make other people understand, he will become pure/serene and his heart soft. Verily, too much food bears down on a person preventing him from doing a lot of what he wants to do.”

Sualimaan ad-Daaraani said, “When a person becomes hungry and thirsty, the heart becomes pure and soft, and when he eats to his fill and quenches his thirst, the heart becomes blind.”
Al-Joo’, p. 57.

See here for No. 29.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 27: Making Your Stomach Your Greatest Concern

January 5, 2016 § Leave a comment


Qais ibn Raafi’ said, “Woe to the one whose religion is his dunyaa, and whose main concern is his stomach.”
Al-Joo’, p. 45.

For No. 26, see here.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 23: Too Much Food Drives Away a Lot of Good

January 4, 2016 § Leave a comment


Bakr ibn Khunais said, “They used to say, ‘The hungry, thirsty person understands a reminder better, and his heart is quicker than others in becoming soft.’ And it used to be said, ‘Too much food drives away a lot of good.’”
Al-Joo’, p. 103.

For No. 22, see here.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 22: On Food Making You Arrogant

January 4, 2016 § Leave a comment


Maalik ibn Deenaar said, “I ate a meal once and became haughty because of it for some time,” he also said, “Hunger repels arrogance whereas eating till you’re full increases and gives life to it.”
Al-Joo’, p. 89.

For No, 21, see here.

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