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    The Excellence of Hunger

    Indeed, intentional hunger is a great Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Rasulullah sallalahu alaihi wasallam and words cannot express the excellence of Sunnah.
    Rasulullah sallalahu alaihi wasallam stated, ‘He who loves my Sunnah, loves me, and he who loves me will be with me in Paradise .’ (Mishkat-ul-Ma_abi&, p. 30)

    Hungry for Many Nights
    Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas radiallahu anhu narrated that the beloved and blessed Prophet Rasulullah sallalahu alaihi wasallam used to remain hungry for many nights in succession. His blessed household often did not have anything to eat at night and whenever they would get something to eat, it was mostly bread made from barley. (Jami’ Tirmizi, pp. 160, vol. 4, Hadis 2367)

    Attainment of Respect
    Sayyiduna Abu Bujair radiallahu anhu narrated that the Rasulullah sallalahu alaihi wasallam once underwent extreme hunger. He sallalahu alaihi wasallam took a stone, tied it to his blessed stomach and said, ‘Beware! There are many people who eat delicious food and have a lavish lifestyle in this world but, on the Day of Judgement, they will be hungry and naked. Beware! There are many people who strive to become honourable, yet they are gathering provisions of humiliation. Beware!

    There are many people who are seen humiliating themselves but this is a means of respect for them.’ (Al-Mawahib-ul-Ladunniyah, pp. 123, vol. 2)

    Who will be Hungry on the Day of Judgement?

    Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Bujair radiallahu anhu narrated that the beloved Prophet Rasulullah sallalahu alaihi wasallam stated, ‘Many people eat delicious foods and lead a luxurious life in this world, but they will be hungry and naked on the Day of Judgement.’ (Shu’ab-ul-Iman, pp. 170, vol. 2, !adiš 1461)

    Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar radiallahu anhu narrated that once the Holy Prophet sallalahu alaihi wasallam heard someone belching, so he sallalahu alaihi wasallam said, ‘Reduce your belch, because the one who fills his stomach the most in the world will be the most hungry on the Day of Judgement.’ (Jami’ Tirmizi, pp. 217, vol. 4, hadis 2486)

    The Punishment for Consuming a Haram Morsel

    It is reported that when a person eats a Faram morsel, every angel of the earth and the Heaven keep cursing him until that Faram morsel remains in his stomach. If he dies in the same state, Hell will be his abode. (Mukashafa-tul-Qulub, p. 10)

    Ten Advantages of Hunger
    1. The heart is cleansed.
    2. Softness of the heart.
    3. The realization of the starvation faced by the poor.
    4. Remembrance of the hunger and thirst of the Hereafter.
    5. Less inclination towards sins.
    6. Less sleep.
    7. Ease in worship.
    8. Contentment with a little sustenance.
    9. Good health.
    10. The passion to give money etc. as Eadaqah (alms).
    (Iya-ul-‘Ulum, pp. 91-96, vol. 3)

    The Reason for the Hardness of Heart

    Sayyiduna Sufyan Šauri rahemtullah alaih stated, ‘There are two causes of the hardness of one’s heart. The first is to eat food to a stomach full and the second is to speak in excess.’

    The Difference between a Momin’s Diet and a Hypocrite’s

    Sayyiduna Hasan Basri radiallahu anhu stated, ‘A Muslim is like a little sheep or goat, (as) merely a handful of dates and barley and a single gulp of water is sufficient (for it). As for the hypocrite, he is like a wild animal that chews incessantly and then swallows its food. Its stomach does not shrink for its neighbour and it does not sacrifice anything even for its own brother.’ (Qut-ul-Qulub, pp. 324, vol. 2)

    Seven Madani Pearls

    The companion Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas radiallahu anhu stated that a wise person should prefer seven things to seven other things:
    1. He should prefer poverty to wealth.
    2. He should prefer (worldly) disgrace to (worldly) respect.
    3. He should prefer humility to self-esteem.
    4. He should prefer hunger to eating to a full stomach.
    5. He should prefer sadness to happiness.
    6. He should prefer the poor pious people to the rich people of the world.
    7. He should prefer death to life.
    (Al-Munabbihat lil ‘Asqalani, pp. 85)

    Sayyiduna ‘Usman-e-Ghani radiallahu anhu stated that there are five signs of a pious person.
    1. He remains in good company.
    2. He protects his tongue and private parts.
    3. He considers the pleasures of the world as a nuisance and the religious blessing as a divine mercy.
    4. He does not fill his stomach even with Falal food for fear that perhaps a little Faram may have been included in it.
    5. Besides himself, he considers every Muslim absolved in the Hereafter while he considers only himself as a sinner and fears from torment. (Al Munabihat, p. 59)

    If only Hunger could be Purchased

    Sayyiduna Yahya bin Mu’az rahemtullah alaih stated, ‘If hunger were sold in the market place, the seeker of the Hereafter would certainly purchase it.’ (Risala-tul-Qushairiyyah, p. 141)

    Food is being Purchased Everywhere

    Glory be to Allah azwajal! What can we say about the Madani mindset of our great saints? Sayyiduna Yahya bin Mu’az rahemtullah alaih is talking about purchasing hunger, whereas the unwise are engaged in competing for food, as to who can eat the most! These days, the one who eats the most food is considered as the most courageous! Regretfully, today the marketplaces are full of consumers who purchase various kinds of food, which also happen to come along with various diseases. This is the age of ‘food culture.’ There is a plethora of restaurants and hotels in every area. Pizzas, fries and burgers are being sold at virtually every corner. Dessert and Ice Cream Shops are occupying virtually every strip center and mall. Apart from the consumers who purchase for fulfilling their needs, there are many who are buying food just to satisfy their Nafs (desire) – hoarding and devouring everything they get. They are not concerned about worldly perils of such unchecked activity nor do they care about the severity of accountability in the Hereafter. Everyone is intent only on eating, eating and just eating.

    If only we would remember the hunger of our beloved and blessed Prophet Rasulullah sallalahu alaihi wasallam , the companions, the martyrs of Karbala alaihim rizwan and the saints! How unfortunate indeed! We are screaming out ‘eat, eat, and eat’ and these blessed souls are persuading us to adopt ‘hunger.’ Though we do not miss any opportunity of eating, there must be something beneficial in eating less due to which the Prophets alaihi salam, the companions alaihim rizwan and the saints are giving us the lesson of eating less.
    Muhammad Sameer

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    V.nice .jazakallah

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    Jazak ALLAH Khair

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    thank u for sharing
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    very nice

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