On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 35: “Umar ibn al-Khattaab saw a Man with a Big Stomach and so Asked Him …”

January 9, 2016 § Leave a comment


“From al-Hasan who said that ’Umar ibn al-Khattaab رضي الله عنه saw a man with a big stomach and so said to him, ‘What’s this?’ The man replied, ‘A blessing from Allaah.’ ’Umar replied, ‘Rather a punishment.’”

Mu’jum ash-Shuyookh of as-Subki, vol. 1, p. 531.

For No. 34, 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.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 5: “Give Me! Give Me! More! More! More!”

December 22, 2015 § Leave a comment


The Companion, ’Ubaadah ibn as-Saamit, may Allaah be pleased with him, used to say, “The stomach is only, ‘Give me! Give me!’ Sufficient for you is what keeps hunger away from you.”

Al-Joo’, p. 44.

For No. 4, see here, and here for No. 6.

On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 1: Your Stomach is a Dog

December 18, 2015 § Leave a comment


Maalik ibn Deenaar said, “Your stomach is but a dog. Throw that dog a scrap or the top part of some guava [not even a whole one] to keep it at bay, and don’t make your stomachs containers for the devil, letting Iblees collect in it whatever he wants.”
Al-Joo’ [Hunger], p. 64.

Abu ’Ubaidah al-Khawwaas said, “The worst people are the ones who enter the Fire due to someone else. Your stomach is your dog, keep it away with a bite of food.”
Al-Joo’ [Hunger], p. 63.

See No. 2 here.

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