Video Clip #113:
Eat and drink, but be not excessive BY: His eminence, the erudite Imam, Shaykh Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn at-Tijānī al-Ḥasanī “And eat and drink but be not excessive” , [Quran 7:31] “And eat and drink, but be not excessive”, [Quran 7:31].
You find that the Prophet ﷺ says, Excess is, for example,
if you eat to the point of satiation, that’s excess. And if you eat beyond the point of satiation,
is another excess The Prophet ﷺ says, “No man fills a container
worse than his stomach”, [Tirmidhi] “A few morsels that keep his back upright
are sufficient for the son of Adam” ” If he has to (eat more), then
he should keep one-third for food, one-third for drink and one-third for his
breathing”, [Tirmidhi] i.e. fill just 1/3rd of your stomach with food, another
1/3rd with drink and leave the rest for ? (Breath) There is nothing to prevent you from eating ten
times a day, but (eat) in this manner i.e. 1/3rd, 1/3rd, and 1/3rd but don’t completely fill your stomach in one shot, and
say, “Ok, I won’t eat the rest of the day” No. This is not a healthy way (to live).
The healthy way is (to follow) the .3, .3, .3 model and then if you feel hungry an hour later, eat again.
No problem. Or if you feel hungry two hours later, eat again
but in the same manner. Don’t fill your stomach. And it is desirable to make an Wudu’ (ablution)
before and after a meal The Prophet ﷺ said so. “Wudu’ before and after a meal
is a blessing” [Abu Dawud] (i.e. increases its blessing) The Wudu’ (ablution) meant here is
the washing of the hands. This is what is meant (in this hadith); that you wash
your hands before and after the meal Something the Prophet ﷺ said is a medical law.
What did he ﷺ say? “The stomach is the house of every malady” All maladies originates in the stomach: (high) cholesterol, blood pressure, heart diseases, all are from ? (In addition to liver diseases)
All are from? The stomach. So he ﷺ summed it up: “The stomach is
the house of every malady” “and diet (a dietary regimen) is ?
The head of every cure” (al-himyah الحمية) means that you …
Yes. You don’t get to the point that continuously eat
and be just preoccupied with eating And al-himyah (dietary regimen) is for
those who are sick i.e. after the illness occurred. “The stomach is the house of every malady”
And when the malady occurs, then i.e. before you fall sick, you can eat many times a day, each time in the manner (we described) and when you are sick, then (the recommendation
for you is) dietary regimen When one falls sick, abstaining from eating is better for him. “and diet (a dietary regimen) is the head of every cure” “and give”, pay attention, “each body what
you have accustomed it to” e.g. one who is accustomed to eating meat and chicken,
then decides to go on a diet “Leave meat and chicken aside. Bring barely bread
whatever is prescribed for diet” (When he does so), his stomach will go haywire No. Go on a diet but using the same type of food
that you are used to eating. i.e. eat meat and chicken and whatever else you
are accustomed to eating, but in a certain way that facilitates healing. Not like what people now do. One would say,
“Today I will only eat vegetables” Cucumber and tomatoes all day long!
At the end of the day, you find his stomach and intestine are screaming!
Out of control. No.
You are not accustomed to this. If your body is accustomed to (certain types of food),
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