Tag: Food طعام

Wahb on Health: The head of health is diet, wisdom is silence

August 9, 2017

Ibrahim ibn Muhammad reported: Wahb ibn Munabbih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The doctors agreed that the head of medicine is diet. And the wise men agreed that the head of wisdom is silence.” Source: al-Ṣamt li Ibn Abī Dunyā 619 عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ فِرَاسٍ عَنْ وَهْبِ بْنِ مُنَبِّهٍ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ […]

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Maymun on Fasting: Easiest part of fasting is not eating or drinking

May 29, 2017

Ja’far reported: Maymun ibn Mihran, may Allah have mercy on him, would say, “Verily, the easiest part of fasting is leaving food and drink.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 3373 عن جعفر عن ميمون بن مهران رحمه الله كان يقول إِنَّ أَهْوَنَ الصَّوْمِ تَرْكُ الطَّعَامِ وَالشَّرَابِ 3373 شعب الإيمان للبيهقي

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Umar on Fasting: True fasting is to avoid sins and vain talk

May 28, 2017

Ash-Sha’bi reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Fasting is not merely from food and drink. Rather, it is from lies, falsehood, vain talk, and swearing.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 8683 عَنْ الشَّعْبِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ لَيْسَ الصِّيَامُ مِنْ الطَّعَامِ وَالشَّرَابِ وَحْدَهُ وَلَكِنَّهُ مِنْ الْكَذِبِ وَالْبَاطِلِ وَاللَّغْوِ وَالْحَلِفِ 8683 مصنف […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Charity: A monk is forgiven adultery due to his charity

May 24, 2017

Abu Az-Zar’a reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “A monk worshiped Allah in his hermitage for sixty years. Then a woman came and laid down at his side, so he laid down with her and was intimate (in adultery) with her for six nights. He became regretful and he fled. […]

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Salaf on Fasting: A purpose of fasting is to remember the poor and starving

May 24, 2017

Ibn Rajab reported: Some of the righteous predecessors were asked, “Why has fasting been instituted?” They said, “That the rich will taste hunger and thus will not forget the hungry.” Source: Laṭāʼif al-Maʻārif 1/168 عن ابن رجب وسئل بعض السلف لم شرع الصيام قال ليذوق الغني طعم الجوع فلا ينسى الجائع 1/168 لطائف المعارف لابن […]

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Hadith on Character: Spread peace, offer food, and be modest before Allah

May 11, 2017

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, sent him to a people and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, instruct me.” The Prophet said, “Spread peace, offer food, and be modest before Allah as a man of dignity is modest with his family. If you do a bad deed, then […]

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Hadith on Humility: The Prophet is a humble servant

May 3, 2017

Yahya ibn Katheer reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I eat as the servant eats, and I sit as the servant sits. Verily, I am only a servant.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 5519 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ أَبِي كَثِيرٍ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

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Hadith on Cooking: Recommendation to eat food after it cools down

April 7, 2017

Ibn Shihab reported: Asma bint Abi Bakr, may Allah be pleased with her, when cooking a meal would cover it with something until its boiling and steaming would fade away. Then she would say, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say: Verily, there is greater blessing in it.” Source: […]

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Fudayl on Moderation: Too much food and sleep hardens the heart

April 5, 2017

Ibn Asakir reported: Al-Fudayl ibn Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Two characteristics harden the heart: too much sleeping and too much eating.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 48/422 عن ابن عساكر قال الفضيل رحمه الله خصلتان تقسيان القلب كثرة النوم وكثرة الأكل 48/422 تاريخ دمشق لابن عساكر

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Hadith on Quran: Teach the Quran but do not use it to gain wealth

December 20, 2016

Mu’awiyah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Learn the Quran. When you teach it to others, then do not exaggerate with it, do not be crude with it, do not earn your livelihood from it, and do not accumulate wealth by it.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 15239 Grade: Sahih (authentic) […]

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