On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 10: Ibn Umar’s Wife, Safiyyah, Talking About His Eating Habits

December 26, 2015 § Leave a comment

Ibn ’Umar’s wife, Safiyyah bint Abi ’Ubaid, said, “I can’t say I saw him eat his fill because I never saw him eat until he was full. So when I saw that that was the case I made him something—he used to have two orphans and so he called them and they ate with him. When they got up, I went and brought him something [else to eat], so he said, ‘Call so and so and so and so [i.e., the orphans],’ so I said, ‘They’ve gone to sleep and you’ve already given them their fill.’ So he said, ‘Call some of the People of As-Suffah for me.’ So some poor people were called and ate with him.”

Al-Joo’, p. 58.

For No. 9, see here.

Uthaimeen: Orphans, the Poor and Your Heart

February 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Know that being kind to the weak, the orphans and the young places mercy in the heart, and softness, and tenderness and [a feeling of] turning to Allaah the Mighty and Majestic which none except those who have tried this can grasp.  So that which is fitting for you is that you have mercy on the young, that you have mercy on the orphans and that you have mercy on the poor so that there will be compassion and affection and mercy in your heart.”

Sharh Riyaadus-Saaliheen, vol. 3, p. 89.

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