On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese

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

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.
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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese Part 2

No. 2: Umar ibn al-Khattaab’s Eating Habits


From Ibn ’Abbaas who used to bring ’Umar ibn al-Khattaab’s food to him, “He used to eat eleven mouthfuls, and then the same amount the next day.”

Kitaab Islaahul-Maal, no. 334.

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From Ibn ’Abbaas who said, “I used to bring [Umar] Ibn al-Khattaab’s food to him, so I would count what he ate and it would come to eleven mouthfuls, [after eating them] he would clean his hand and not eat anymore, but they were large morsels/mouthfuls. So I asked the person who would prepare his food, ‘Does the Ameerul-Mu’mineen eat anything else apart from this?’ He said, ‘No, he eats the same amount as this the next day, unless he wants to fast in which case he will have the suhoor meal.’”

Az-Zuhd, no. 241.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese Part 3 | No. 3: Stop Eating While You Still Want to Eat More, Not Until You’re Stuffed And Ready to Burst

'Abdul-Waahid ibn Ziyaad said, “I heard Malik [ibn Deenaar] saying to Hawshab:

‘O Abaa Bishr! Take two things from me: don’t go to sleep at night while you’re full, and stop eating while you still want [to eat more of] the food.’

So Hawshab said to him, ‘O Abaa Yahya, this is the prescription of the doctors of this world.’

While both of these were talking Muhammad ibn Waasi’ was listening, so he then said, ‘Yes, and it is [also] the prescription given as the way of the people of the Hereafter.’

Upon which Maalik said, ‘Excellent! Excellent! The Hereafter and this world.’”

A-Joo’, p. 56.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese Part 4 | No. 4: “O Fool—You See That Stomach?”

Al-A’mash said to a man, “O fool—you see that stomach? If you humiliate it, it will honour you, and if you honour it, it will humiliate you.”

Al-Joo’, p. 77.

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

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.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese Part 6 | No. 6: The Companion’s Son Who Ate Too Much One Night and His Father’s Reaction

“It was said to [the Companion] Samurah ibn Jundub, may Allaah be pleased with him, ‘Your son spent the night gorged such that he suffered from indigestion.’ So he said, ‘If he had died I wouldn’t have prayed over him.’

Shaikh Taqiyud-Deen said, ‘Namely, because he would have aided in killing himself, and so would be like someone who committed suicide.’”

Al-Aadaab ash-Shar’iyah wal-Manh al-Mar’iyah, vol. 3, p. 196.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 7: The Companion, Ibn Umar’s Eating Habits

“A man came to Ibn ’Umar and said, ‘Shall I not make some ‘Jawaarshan’ for you?’

So Ibn ’Umar said, ‘And what is, ‘Jawaarshan?’

He said, ‘Something you eat which will make you feel better if you overstuff yourself with food.’

So Ibn ’Umar said, ‘I’ve not eaten my fill for four months—and that isn’t because I don’t have it, but it’s because I met a people who would go hungry one time and satisfy their appetite the next.’”

In another narration, Ibn ’Umar said, “I’ve not eaten my fill since I became a Muslim.”

Al-Joo’, p. 61.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 8: Al-Hasan al-Basri on the Trial of Food

“Al-Hasan al-Basri … said, ‘Your father Aadam’s trial was a bite [of food], and it will be your trial up until the Day of Resurrection.’”

Al-Joo, p. 77.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 9: “If You’re Fat, Then …”

“Al-Hussain ibn ’Abdur-Rahmaan said, ‘One of the scholars said, ‘If you are potbellied, consider yourself an invalid/chronically ill until you become lean.’’”

Al-Joo of Ibn Abid-Dunyaa, p. 73.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 10: Ibn Umar’s Wife, Safiyyah, Talking About His Eating Habits

Ibn ’Umar’s wife, Safiyyah bint Abi ’Ubaid, said, “I can’t say I saw him eat his fill because I never saw him eat until he was full. So when I saw that that was the case I made him something—he used to have two orphans and so he called them and they ate with him. When they got up, I went and brought him something [else to eat], so he said, ‘Call so and so and so and so [i.e., the orphans],’ so I said, ‘They’ve gone to sleep and you’ve already given them their fill.’ So he said, ‘Call some of the People of As-Suffah for me.’ So some poor people were called and ate with him.”

Al-Joo’, p. 58.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 11: “The First Thing a Believing Servant Works on is His Stomach.”

“’Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Zaid said, ‘The first thing a believing servant works on is his stomach. If it remains on the right course, then his religion will remain on the right course, and if his stomach doesn’t remain on the right course, then his religion won’t remain on the right course.’”

Al-Joo, p. 78.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 12: Ath-Thawree Said, “If You Want Your Body to Be Healthy …”

“’Uthmaan ibn Zaaidah said, ‘Sufyaan ath-Thawree, may Allaah have mercy on him, wrote to me saying, ‘If you want your body to be healthy and to sleep less, eat less.’’”

Al-Joo’, p. 100.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 43: Aishah’s Eating Habits and the Time She Started Crying

“Abu ’Imraan al-Jooni said that a man gave some Jawaarshan from Iraq as a gift to Aaishah. When they put it in front of her she said, ‘What is this?’

They said, ‘Something they make in Iraq which helps digest food.’

So she cried and said, ‘By Allaah! I’ve not eaten my fill since my beloved ? passed away.’”

Al-Joo, p. 130.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 41: Imaam ash-Shaafi’i’s Eating Habits

Imaam an-Nawawee, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Imaam ash-Shaafi’i said, ‘I have not eaten my fill for sixteen years, except one time which I discarded there and then,’ and in another narration, ‘… for twenty years …’”

Tahdheeb al-Asmaa wal-Lughaat, vol. 1, p. 54.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 40: They Were Slim

When asked to describe Abu Bakr RadhiAllahu Anhu, Aishah RadhiAllahu Anha said amongst other things, “… slim …”
At-Tabaqaat al-Kubraa, vol. 3, p. 140.

“A man said to al-Hasan, ‘O Abu Sa’eed! Describe Uthmaan [ibn Affaan RadhiAllahu Anhu] to us?’ So he said, ‘… he had a slim body.’”
Mu’jam as-Sahaabah, vol. 4, 329.

Imaam adh-Dhahabi said, “… Maalik ibn Yakhaamir said, while describing [the Companion] Abu ’Ubaidah [ibn al-Jarraah RadhiAllahu Anhu], ‘He was a slim man .…’”
Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa, vol. 1, p. 7.

Al-Madaaini said about the Companion Bilaal RadhiAllahu Anhu, “… slim …”
Taarikh Dimashq, vol. 10, p. 478.

“Zaid ibn Wahb said, ‘I was sitting with some people with Umar when a slim man came along [i.e., the Companion Ibn Mas’ood RadhiAllahu Anhu] …’”
At-Tabaqaat al-Kubraa, vol. 3, p. 115.

The Companion, Shujaa’ ibn Wahb RadhiAllahu Anhu who fought at Badr: ’Uthmaan al-Jahshee said about him, “… and he was a slim man …”
At-Tabaqaat al-Kubraa, vol. 3, p. 69.

The Companion, Abu Dharr al-Ghifaari RadhiAllahu Anhu, “He was slim …”
Al-Isaabah fi Tamyeez as-Sahaabah, vol. 7, p. 107.

The Companion, ’Abdullaah ibn az-Zubair RadhiAllahu Anhu: Ibn Abid-Dunyaa said about him, “… and Ibn az-Zubair was slim …”
Taarikh Dimashq, vol. 28, p. 245.

“The Companion, Hakeem ibn Hizaam ibn Khuwailid al-Qurashi, al-Asadi RadhiAllahu Anhu, he fought at the Battle of Badr as a mushrik and became a Muslim during the year of the Conquest of Makkah, when he would take an oath he would say, ‘No! By the One who saved me from being killed on the Day of Badr!’ ‘He was slim …’”
Taarikh al-Islaam, vol. 2, p. 484.

“Sa’eed ibn ’Ufair said about the Khalifah ’Umar ibn ’Abdul-’Aziz, ‘… he had a slim body …’”
Taarikh Dimashq, vol. 45, p. 133.

Imaam adh-Dhahabi said, “’Aamir ibn Sharaaheel, ash-Sha’bi, The Imaam, the ’Allaamah of his time … Ibn Sa’d said, ‘Ash-Sha’bi was slim ….’”
Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa, vol. 4, p. 300.

Al-Hasan ibn al-Hussain al-Bazzaar said about the Shaikh of Islaam, Imaam al-Bukhaari, “… he had a slim body …”
Al-Kaamil fi Du’afaa ar-Rijaal, vol. 1, p. 227.

“And [Imaam] ash-Shaafi’i was slim …”
Al-Waafi bil-Wafayaat, vol. 2, p. 124.

“[Imaam] Abu Hanifah was slim.”
Maghaani al-Akhyaar fi Sharh Asaami Rijaal Ma’aani al-Aathaar, vol. 3, p. 122.

The great Muhaddith and Imaam of the Scholars of Hadith, Ibn Hajr as-Asqalaani, “… had a slim body …”
Shadharaat adh-Dhahab, vol. 7, p. 273.

Abu Bakr Ahmad ibn Kaamil al-Qaadi said about the great mufassir, Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Jarir at-Tabari, “… he had a slim body ….”
Taarikh Dimashq, vol. 52, p. 205.

Imaam adh-Dhahabi said, “’Abdullaah ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Qudaamah al-Maqdisi, the Shaikh of Islaam [d. 620 ah]: In his book on seerah, Ad-Diyaa said about him, ‘… he had a slim body …’”
Taarikh al-Islaam wa Wafayaat al-Mashaahir wal-A’laam, vol. 13, p. 601.

Imaam adh-Dhahabi said, “Abu Zur’ah ar-Raazi ’Ubaidullaah ibn ’Abdul-Kareem: the Imaam, the Sayyidul-Huffaadh, The Muhaddith of ar-Rayy—… Abul-Hussain said about him, ‘… slim …’”
Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa, vol. 13, p. 77.

Ibn Hajr said, “Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Yahya at-Tarsoosee, Abu Muhammad: well known as, ‘The weak one,’ due to how much he used to worship, and it is said he was slim … trustworthy [thiqah].”
Taqreeb at-Tahdheeb, vol. 1, p. 322.

Burhaanud-Deen al-Fazaari, one of Imaam Dhahabi’s teachers, “And he was slim …”
Al-Manhal as-Saafi wal-Mustawfi ba’d al-Waafi, vol. 1, p. 100.

As-Suyuti said, “Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Khawlaani, the Seebawaih of his time … he was slim …”
Bughyatul-Wu’aah, vol. 1, p. 174.
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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 39: Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarraah, The Ameen of The Ummah

Imaam adh-Dhahabi said, “… Maalik ibn Yakhaamir said, while describing [the Companion] Abu ’Ubaidah [ibn al-Jarraah RadhiAllahu Anhu], ‘He was a slim man .…’”

Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa, vol. 1, p. 7.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 38: The Haafidh, The Imaam, The Hujjah, Abu Hamzah as-Sukkari said, “I’ve Not Eaten My Fill for Thirty Years, Unless …

Imaam adh-Dhahabi said, “Abu Hamzah as-Sukkari [d. 167 AH]: the Haafidh, the Imaam, the Hujjah, Muhammad ibn Maimoon, al-Marwazi, the Scholar of Merv [a city in current day Turkmenistan]. An-Nasaa’i said about him, ‘Trustworthy [thiqqah].’ Al-’Abbaas ibn Mus’ab al-Marwazi said about him, ‘Abu Hamzah was someone whose du’aas would be answered.’

Mu’aadh ibn Khaalid said, ‘I heard Abu Hamzah as-Sukkari saying, ‘I’ve not eaten my fill for thirty years, unless I had a guest.’’”

Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa, vol. 7, pp. 385-387.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 37: “When will I Wake Up So I Can Eat Some More?”

“Abdullah ibn Shumait said, ‘I heard my father describing the people of the dunyaa, saying, ‘Perpetually gluttonous, lacking insight, his zeal is only for his stomach, his private parts and his skin. He says, ‘When will I wake up so I can eat and drink, play and amuse myself? When will evening come so I can sleep?’

A corpse at night, idle in the day.’’”

Az-Zuhd of Imaam Ahmad, vol. 1, p. 144.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 36: Eating Too Much Hardens the Heart

“Ali RadhiAllahu Anhu said, ‘Gluttony hardens the heart.’”

Islaahul-Maal, vol. 1, p. 104.

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

“From al-Hasan who said that ’Umar ibn al-Khattaab RadhiAllahu Anhu 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.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 34: “And Verily, Allaah Hates The Fat Scholar.”

“’Umar [ibn al-Khattaab RadhiAllahu Anhu] 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 Subhana Wata'aala 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.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 33: Umar ibn al-Khattaab’s Patience

Al-Hasan said, “’Umar ibn al-Khattaab never ate anything except a barley mixture up until he met Allaah [i.e., passed away]. Sometimes his stomach would rumble so he would tap it with his hand and say [to it], ‘Be patient! For by Allaah! I have nothing for you apart from what you see up until you meet Allaah.’”

Az-Zuhd of Imaam Ahmad, vol. 2, p. 26.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 32: “As Soon as They Came Close to Being Full, They Would Stop.”

Al-Hasan al-Basri said, “By Allaah! I met a people and accompanied groups of them, none of them ever ordered food be cooked for them in their houses, and none of them ever filled themselves up with food until they died—as soon as they came close to being full, they would stop.”

Al-Joo’, pp. 64-65.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 31: How Food was Not Their Main Concern

Malik ibn Deenaar said, “By Allaah! I wish a pebble to suck would suffice for food and drink.”

Al-Hasan al-Basri said, “I met people who would have a bite to eat and wish it was a stone in their stomachs.” He also said, “One of them would say, ‘I wish I could eat a bite which would become like a tile/baked brick in my stomach.’” And al-Hasan said, “He said, ‘It has reached us that a piece of tile/or baked brick lasts in water for up to three hundred years.’”

Al-Joo’, p. 63.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 30: Eating Too Much Prevents You From Achieving Your Goals

Muhammad ibn Waasi’ said, “Whoever eats less will gain understanding and be able to make other people understand, he will become pure/serene and his heart soft. Verily, too much food bears down on a person preventing him from doing a lot of what he wants to do.”

Sualimaan ad-Daaraani said, “When a person becomes hungry and thirsty, the heart becomes pure and soft, and when he eats to his fill and quenches his thirst, the heart becomes blind.”

Al-Joo’, p. 57.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 29: “Your Stomach is Dearer to You Than Your Religion? More Important than Your Soul?”

Maalik ibn Deenaar said, “Your stomach is dearer to you than your religion? Your stomach is more important than your own soul? Imagine that you’ve filled it with the best foods and tastiest drinks, look what it … [missing words here].”

Al-Joo’, p. 55.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 28: “This is Kid’s Food.”

’Uqbah al-Asadee said, “Some khabees [خبيص, a type of sweet dish made from dates and cooking fat] was brought to Ibrahim [ibn Adham] so he said, ‘This is children’s food,’ and never ate it.”

Al-Joo’, p. 49.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 27: Making Your Stomach Your Greatest Concern

Qais ibn Raafi’ said, “Woe to the one whose religion is his dunyaa, and whose main concern is his stomach.”

Al-Joo’, p. 45.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 26: Food is a Parable for this World

[The Companion and Master Reciter] Ubaiy ibn Ka’b, may Allaah be pleased with him, said, “Man’s food exemplifies this world—even if he seasons and puts spices in it, he know what it ends up as.”

Al-Joo’, p. 106.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 25: On The Merit of Hunger and Thirst

Makhool said, “The best acts of worship after the obligatory ones are hunger and thirst.”

Al-Joo’, p. 103.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 24: “What a Bad Servant!”

Maalik ibn Deenaar said, “What a bad servant it is whose main concern are his desires and his stomach!”

Al-Joo’, p. 97.
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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 23: Too Much Food Drives Away a Lot of Good

Bakr ibn Khunais said, “They used to say, ‘The hungry, thirsty person understands a reminder better, and his heart is quicker than others in becoming soft.’ And it used to be said, ‘Too much food drives away a lot of good.’”

Al-Joo’, p. 103.

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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 22: On Food Making You Arrogant

Maalik ibn Deenaar said, “I ate a meal once and became haughty because of it for some time,” he also said, “Hunger repels arrogance whereas eating till you’re full increases and gives life to it.”

Al-Joo’, p. 89.
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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 21: On Food and Wisdom

Al-Hussain ibn ’Abdur-Rahmaan said, “They used to say, ‘Wisdom doesn’t reside in a full stomach.’”

Al-Joo’, p. 78.
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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 20: Your Stomach Controls You or You Control It

Maalik ibn Deenaar said, “Whoever takes control of his stomach, takes control of all righteous deeds.”

Al-Joo’, p. 78.
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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 19: The Effect of Food on the Heart

Yusuf ibn Asbaat said, “Hunger softens the heart.” He also said, “Hunger is the peak of all righteousness on earth.”
Al-Joo’, p. 76.

Maalik ibn Deenaar said, “Eating until you’re full hardens the heart and makes the body weak.”
Al-Joo’, p. 78.

Al-Hussain ibn ’Abdur-Rahmaan said, “They used to say, ‘Too much food kills the heart just like too much water kills off crops.’”
Ibid.

Abu ’Imraan al-Jooni said, “Whoever wants his heart to be filled with light, let him eat less.”
Al-Joo’, p. 97.
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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 18: The Salaf’s Mercy and Sincerity

“Ar-Rabee’ ibn Khuthaim said to his family, ‘Make some khabees [خبيص, a type of sweet dish made from dates and cooking fat] for me,’ so they did.

He then called a man who was mentally ill to come and eat with him, so Rabee’ started to feed him while that man was drivelling. So his family said to him, ‘We took it upon ourselves to make that dish and then you went and gave it to him? He doesn’t even know what he’s eating!’

So Rabee’ said, ‘But Allaah knows.’”

Al-Joo’, p. 82.
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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 17: The Salaf on Killing Yourself Through Junk Food

“In explaining the hadith of Abu Hurairah about, ‘Whoever kills himself …,’* Ibn Hubairah said, ‘Included in that meaning are foods whose overwhelming characteristic is that they are harmful; eating one’s fill excessively; eating food on top of food; and obeying one’s excessive desire for food [gluttony] …’”

Al-Aadaab ash-Shar’iyah wal-Manh al-Mar’iyah, vol. 3, p. 185.

* The full text of the hadith is, “Whoever kills himself with (an instrument of) iron will come on the Day Of Judgment with his iron in his hand, to continually stab himself in his stomach with it, in the fire of Jahannam, dwelling in that state eternally. And whoever kills himself with poison, then his poison will be in his hand, to continually take it in the Fire of Jahannam, dwelling in that state eternally.” [Bukhaari]
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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 16: Al-Hasan al-Basri on a Person Eating so Much That He Can’t Eat Anymore

“Al-Hasan al-Basri invited a man to eat with him, so the man replied, ‘I’ve eaten and I can’t eat anymore [I’m so full].’ So al-Hasan al-Basri said, ‘Subhaanallaah, does a believer eat until he’s not able to eat again?’”

Hayaatus-Salaf, Bainal-Qawl wal-’Amal, p. 578.
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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 15: Eating Another Load on Top of an Already Full Stomach

“Luqmaan The Wise said to his son, ‘O son! Don’t eat stomachful upon stomachful, for indeed many a meal it is that has given a person an illness.’”

Al-Joo’, p. 185.

And in another narration, “Luqmaan the Wise said to his son, ‘O son! Don’t eat anything on top of a full stomach—leaving it for a dog is better for you than eating it yourself.’”

Al-Aadaab ash-Shar’iyah wal-Manh al-Mar’iyah, vol. 3, p. 185.
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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 14: “Shame on Him. Again, Shame on Him.”

Abu Ja’far al-Mukhawwali said, “Shame on the one who prefers his stomach over his deen! Shame on him. Again, shame on him.”

Al-Joo’, p. 151.
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On Overeating and Being Fat and Obese | No. 13: The Messenger of Allaah ? and the Mother of the Believer’s Eating Habits

“From ’Urwah, from his father, from Aaishah, may Allaah be pleased with her, who said, ‘By Allaah! A month would pass by the family of Muhammad ? and no bread would be made in it.’ He said, ‘I said, ‘O Mother of the Believers! So what would the Messenger of Allaah ? eat?’’ She said, ‘We used to have some neighbours from the Ansaar, may Allaah reward them with good, who used to have some laban from which they would give some to Allaah’s Messenger ?.’”

Az-Zuhd of Imaam Ahmad, Vol. 1, p. 9.
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