July 26, 2013

Fasting n Eating Less.

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Dengan menyebut nama Allah Yang Maha Pemurah lagi Maha Penyayang

Get two things right, first.. eat what is in front of you and be less fussy, second don’t be obsessed by food and desire less. If you get these two things right, you will find the rest of the deen will become a lot easier.. InsyaAllah :

Ø  Imam al-Ghazali talks about the sunnah of food and eating in the Ihya, but its something which we do not want to think about.
Ø  We are not designed biologically to eat in a 5 star hotel! We are designed to eat less… “makan sikit-sikit” bukan sikit-sikit makan..
Ø  The Prophet Muhammad s.a.w shows us the alternative. His way is a way of zuhd, and not being very interested in a whole lot of food.
Ø  Fasting helps, eating not too much helps, and not being inwardly attached to food helps overcome the beast within us.
Ø  We need to be less interested in what is provided, and more grateful for what Allah ahs provided us, i.e being in that maqam of syukur.

Ø  Allah created our bodies in balance, but we have eating disorders and dieting disorders. People over eat for many reasons, such as anxiety, fear. The disorder in this world is to do with gluttony.
Ø  Allah created enough for us to eat but due to greed, we are destroying the planet by eating too much!
Ø  The Muhammad s.a.w, hunger was so great that he would tie stones to his belly. The sacrifices he made when he could have been the lord of the Quraish are unimaginable, and he only made those sacrifices for us. Where as we can be in this hotel and all we do is complain about the buffet!

Through fasting, we are constantly knocking on the door of paradise.. Wallahu’alam