Being Fit for the Sake of Allāh

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These times these difficult times where so much illness and death is around us, because of the re emergence of this pandemic, or laws that protect us all. It is now become something that people have begun to appreciate more than before, the blessing of having a good, healthy body, especially when we hear that those that end up dying from this virus are usually people that are weak, that are frail, or that have underlying health conditions.

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For many people being healthy and fit is a desire, because it makes them look better. It makes them more attractive. It makes some people it makes them somebody who is appealing to look at on the outside. For other people being healthy is important because they get to play games and sports and these kinds of things.

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But Allah Subhana Allah, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they taught us to look at the blessing of good health in a more holistic way to appreciate it from many perspectives.

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The first interesting question to ask is, why is it that

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we only appreciate good health when you fall sick?

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Why does it have to take an accident or some illness was to think back and realize you know what, being healthy, being able to stand up properly, being able to breathe properly, being able to move freely, was such a big blessing.

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So there is a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to demonstrate how heedless most people are about such a huge blessing.

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He said now I'm attorney, mother, born Kathy Roman, a nurse, female Kathy Roman, a nurse, a special tool for us

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to blessings

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about which most people are heedless, our good health, and free time.

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Most people, it takes something bad to happen to them, or maybe to happen to a loved one for them to realize, you know what, having a healthy body was such a big blessing from Allah subhanaw taala. And then maybe regret.

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Start so if only I looked after myself, maybe now I wouldn't be suffering as much, maybe now I'd be able to recover quickly.

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And one of the ways that we end up insulting this blessing of Allah

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is by over indulging in food and over eating. How many of us are guilty of this? I know I am.

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But then we read that the prophets have said he warned us about this. Today we know that overeating can lead to obesity, obesity can lead to cardiovascular diseases, it can lead to diabetes, it can lead to so many

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ailments of the body.

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But the promise of seldom he told us that the worst vessel a man can fill is what his stomach

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that he said a person should eat only as much as is needed to keep him going. What does that mean, to keep him going? It means just to eat enough so that they you can do the activities that you need to do need to go out to work you to look after someone, you can do all those things, you have enough food to sustain you to that level. Which means that there is no over eating whatsoever. In fact, it's probably eating less than what satisfies you.

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And then he said if a person cannot do that, cannot hold themselves to that level. What should he do

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for solos only, masala Shara buffaloes, only knifes he said then a third should be for food and a third for drink and a third he should leave for himself.

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And even thinking about that now. He said the most a person should do is when they eat is just have enough so that a third of your hunger is satisfied. And maybe add to that something to drink. But then at least a third is left empty.

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Now you think to yourself.

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Why is overeating such a bad thing? I mean, okay, maybe it's extravagant What if I can afford it? What if it doesn't make me sick? What's wrong with it? Well, the scholars they say, when you over eat, what happens is usually become lazy. If you become lazy, you don't really feel like worshiping Allah. You don't really like feel like waking up in

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Night and bring the legend. If you are used to eating a lot, then you're not really going to be so happy about fasting. You're not going to be that eager to fast on Monday and Thursday.

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So the promises Elam is teaching us that look, being healthy, is not just about being attractive about being able to play sport. It's also about being a better worship of Allah subhanaw taala.

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And people that are active, who go to the gym, who maybe don't over indulgent food, they will tell you that you know, what actually makes you feel better up here, your mind feels sharper, you feel more energetic, you feel more productive.

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And that can then translate to you wanting to worship Allah more, wanted to pray to Allah more.

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There is another Hadith of the process of

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encouraging us and teaching us that actually, being healthy, being fit. Exercising,

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can be a form of worship,

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and can actually be a way of earning rewards.

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In the heaviness, the promises of them said a lot mineral away hiren was in a law he made money by equal inside. He said that the strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than the weak one, even though in all of them there is goodness.

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What does that mean strong believer. It can mean strong, physically, mentally, spiritually. But the idea is that if you are strong physically means you can pray more. If you are strong physically, it means you can force more, it means you can go to hedge more often, or amaura more often, to stand for justice, to be able to defend your honor and the honor of your family.

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But it's when we lose that blessing. We start to appreciate these things. I remember, there was a man, a young man, he was involved in a very horrific car accident,

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which left him paralyzed from the neck down. He

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couldn't move his body couldn't move his neck, he could just speak and move his eyes.

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He had been like that for a long time. And somebody interviewed him

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and said to him, tell me what do you wish you could do now?

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He said, I wish for three things.

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The first thing I wish I could do is I wish that I could use my fingers to turn the pages of the Quran sapan Allah, because now I have no ability to touch the most half.

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The second thing

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I wish I could do is to feel the flow on my forehead when I make such stuff. Because now I pray with my eyes, I cannot feel or move into the position of sudo

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and the third, I miss being able to hug my mother. I can no longer place my arms around her and feel her wounds. sapan ally love him. I'm telling you how many of us have ever said Alhamdulillah for being able to turn the poor on with our fingers. How many of us, none of us.

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How many of us will hamdulillah for being able to make such them and to be able to bow down and prostrate to Allah subhanho wa Taala What does that mean? It means we're all guilty of not being truly grateful to Allah Subhana Allah Allah. May Allah grant us understanding. May Allah Subhana Allah make us of those who do not insult his blessings, while others suffer. lalibela common asylum is seen for suffering foo in the Hall of Fame

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Shafi Nambiar mursaleen Nabina Muhammad in while early he was sorry he was married and my bed every morning and every evening. The profits are seldom used to make $1

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he would say allama in the bigger mineral castle was sued in Cuba

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along the road to becoming a castle was sued in Kiba. Allah I seek refuge in You from laziness and from the evil of old age. What does that mean? Evil of old age. First of all, many people do not make this to our Shame on them. They are missing out. Secondly, those who do they usually mispronounce this? It is so l key bar not su l keeper.

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keeper me

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pright key bar with the photog means old age. What happens in old ages is so bad, you become weak, you become frail, you become dependent on other people.

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Some people become so sick, they need someone to help them to go to the loo. How does it affect a person's dignity? How does it affect a person's sense of honor, that I can't do anything I need other people to help me. And then you see the faces of those that are hoping you sometimes are like oh man, not again.

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How destroying is that for the soul? The professor said, and he recognized that, Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You from laziness, and from the evil of old age.

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And this is another thing to consider when you are young.

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But if you look after the blessing of good health, by eating well, by keeping fit, insha Allah, Allah will honor you in your old age.

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Allah will grant you dignity until the day you die in sha Allah. In fact, it knowledgeable humbling, he said, I have come across many who have lived to the age of 100. And I asked them, What is your secret you are 100 and you are still fit and well. He said they all say when we were young, we looked after these limbs in the obedience of Allah. And so Allah looked after us in our old age, Allahu Akbar.

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You using this health? For the sake of Allah, being fit for the sake of Allah is something that you will reap the benefits of. In this life when you are old. And for sure in the US, as well. We ask Allah subhanaw taala photofit and for understanding ANOVA I'm not unfortunately while Dr. Phil and then aku Nanda Minh ha serene urban Allah Taku Bara Bara data data habarana Milan karasuma Inna cantle Wahab, Tina

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