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Beware of Overeating

Thus, it is incumbent upon an individual to take heed of this prophetic moral and to not be excessive when it comes to eating or his desires. In addition to this, if a person reaches a point where he is extremely greedy regarding food then it is likely that the ḥalāl will not suffice him, hence he will set out seeking the ḥarām so he can fulfill his (evil) cravings. Al-ʿAllāmah Ṣāliḥ ibn Fawzān al-Fawzān In the name of Allāh, the Most Beneficent, Bestower of Mercy, Ḥadīth #1476: On the authority of al-Miqdām ibn Maʿdīkarib, raḍī Allāhu ʿanhu, who said: The Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) said: “No...

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Food and Eating Habits According to the Sunnah

It is sufficient for the son of Ādam to eat a few mouthfuls, to keep him going. If he must do that (fill his stomach), then let him fill one third with food, one third with drink and one third with air. Imām Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah Food [1]: When he put his hand in the food, he would say, “Bismillāh (with the Name of Allāh),’’ and he told people to say this when eating. He said, “When any one of you eats, let him mention the name of Allāh. If he forgets to mention the name of Allāh at the beginning, let him say ‘Bismillāhi fī awwalihi wa ākhirihi,’ (with the name of Allāh, at its beginning...

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