Channel: Hussain Kamani
Ramadan 2015 – Day 12 – Fasting Of The Stomach
Jun 30, 2015
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100 law. Since the beginning of Ramadan everyday we've been sharing a unique Romani reflection. And these are my reflections are so that we can implement these points that we discuss everyday inshallah, starting from this night for the rest of our lives in sha Allah knows us as a part of our spiritual fast, we talked about how fasting is not simply going through starvation. Rather, fasting is actually a spiritual act with every part of the body is involved. So we talked about the fasting of the heart, the fasting of the eyes, the fasting of the tongue, the fasting of the ears, and today I wanted to talk about inshallah, the fasting of the stomach. Now, most of us are, are thinking
liberty, by me not eating and drinking, I'm already fasting of the stomach, what more can my stomach do, then starving itself, where the reality is that it can do much more than that. Obviously, every time we start our fast until we break the fast, it's engaged in that sacrifice, that very special sacrifice that we're not eating or drinking. And every time we feel hungry while we're fasting, we need to remind ourselves that I am only bearing this hunger because of my love for Allah subhanho wa Taala every time you feel that hunger every time you feel that thirst scratch the back of your throat, every time your head gets heavy and you your vision gets a little blurry, you really need to
lie down, you need to verbally say that Oh Allah, this is for you. And that's where your hunger becomes an a bother because it's now a sacrifice for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we are rewarded our actions when we do them for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala, Omar O'Meara Illa, Ali, Abdullah Feliciano, Dena Hanukkah, as Allah mentions in sort of vegana towards the same thing. Now, another thing is that when we start and break our fast we have meals, and both of these meals have actually been encouraged by the prophets that along while he was sitting there, his virtue and they thought, and there's also great virtue in the prophets that allow only one set of mentions, in
many narrations, the Buttercup having to supplement the pre dawn meal. And likewise, having the the post sunset meal, the entire meal, both meals are very important. Now where we're gaining spirituality by remaining hungry for the full day, it is very important, we do not lose that spirituality through this very same stuck through this very same stomach, the moment we start eating. What do I mean by this? What I mean by this, I'm actually referring to a very, very famous proverb that we use in English, we say, You are what you eat. Have you guys heard of that before? Yes, very common, right, you are what you eat. And from a Islamic standpoint, this statement is very
sound. Because we as Muslims also hold this firm belief that you are what you eat, both physically and spiritually as well. You know, even physically how much you eat also has a very big impact on you. I'm going to allow one to get angry. If you ever saw a person who was overweight. If you saw someone that was heavy, he wouldn't get angry at him. And the reason was, because his thing was that if you're in if you're overweight, you won't be able to worship a lot of property. If there's a need for you to go in the path of Allah subhana wa Tada, you won't be able to go you're going to have excuses. If people in our fat and our communities were told to go on a food in the path of Allah
subhana wa tada without our cars without, you know, all the luxuries. How many of us would be able to physically bear that struggle? How many of us will be able to physically bear that struggle? You know, spiritual and emotional comes later on just physically? Because we're so out of shape? That's the thing here one time the law of wandering is cut off. He saw a person with the big belly, he said to mahaya Rajan, what is this Oh, man. He said, How about amatola This is the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So
he said to him, bajada de la, this is the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala on you, and then I'm going to be a long one, he went on an explanation. He said, The reason why I call this the punishment of Allah is because your stomach prevents you from standing in front of a lot during the nights because you're too busy resting on it. Because if you were lighter, you would wake up you would worship a lot, you'd be more engaged in your Eva. So physically, it definitely plays a toll on us and spiritually as well. When a person main controls what the intake is, how much we eat, what we eat, whether it's hot out or how long the things that we eat, they have an impact on us. Okay. And
how do they have an impact on us spiritually? If a person eats good, it encourages him It gives him the ability and power to do good deeds. Allah subhana wa tada says in the Quran,
yeah, you have kolomela poverty, while Malou Sania Allah azza wa jal instructing the messengers also is plural, Allah subhana wa tada is instructing all the messengers.
Eat from the bar and talk about many scholars have translated as the wholesome, that which is pure and wholesome, allows I was gonna say eat this, because what will be the result of that while I'm on the side, it will give you the ability, the power to do good deeds. So from this we learned that when a person eats healthy when a person eats good when a person eats holla, automatically he gains ability to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala more now we understand and we have an agreement on this inshallah, that there was no one who worship a lot like the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu. That's an agreement right? There was no one who were allowed like the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam,
endless struggle endless pushing himself. Well we do in the last 10 days of Ramadan is nothing even close to a fraction of an average day of the prophets of Allah hottie of someone's life, you know, the day we really push yourself and you're just really gassed. That's not even a fraction of the the of the prophets that alone will use them. And look at the wholesome diet of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, the average meal, the prophets that allow Hollywood cinemas, dates and water, sometimes dates and milk. You know, there's nothing even to be doubtful about that. It's absolutely hollow, and the Sahaba they say the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, at times, he would never have two
meals in a day, he would either have one meal, and that's it the morning or the afternoon meal, he would rarely have two meals in one day. And the purpose of a lot of it was somewhat rarely have meat to eat anyone he would eat it, he would eat it with a lot of excitement. But even then the look at his diet. It was a very pure wholesome diet. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was so humble when it came to his food, once a hobby invited the process that allowed him to his house. This is one of my favorite narrations. And I think it's a very powerful
once the hobby he wanted, the purpose of a lot of money was for them to come to his house. I mean, who would who doesn't want, like, Who wouldn't want the profits that allow them to come to their house for dinner? You know, who doesn't invite binding Oman to their house would have thought everyone invites them? Because it's an honor. Having the shift coming to your house is the big thing. Everyone's signing up, can you come up? Can you come and then he very selectively chooses where he needs to go. So this person came to the office that a lot of semi sent a messenger of Allah, I would like for you to come to my house. The purpose that a lot of them spot on to look at
is simplicity. He said no problem. He came. Now when he came here, this is a hobby told his wife that a lot of them come to our house now. So she said Why did you call him we don't have anything to feed. She said whatever we have, let's bring it up. Now imagine how shameful he felt. If you invert cars after your house and you put something in front of him, how are you going to feel that I put vegetables. He wasn't put salad in front of him like Dr. Saab was suggesting that the day you're going to feel guilty that I put only salad salad in front of him. This hobby allow us to look at this. All he had was vinegar and bread he put those two things in. And he lowered his head in shame.
He was so ashamed of himself. He had never been I have never felt so bad that I invited the Messenger of Allah that's all I have to put the Lord has had like this. And the purpose of a lot of them saw that he was sad. So he said something so beautiful. He said, now I'm on a damn. Look how beautiful of a dressing Look how beautiful of a sauce. Look how beautiful of a silane this vinegar is. It's the best thing to eat. We love vinegar. You understand you turned it over. rather than letting him feel bad. He said, this is the best thing. I could have asked for anything better than this. And the professor Washington said, the person who has vinegar in his house can never never
complain of starvation. Look how wholesome the diet of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was. The scholars of the past were very particular when it came to eating halal and haram. And are this holiday Haram is the last thing we're worried about. You know, we want it to taste good. We want it to be cheap, and you want to be convenient. What are the three things the three excuses for eating haram? What are they? It needs to be cheap. It needs to taste good, and it must be convenient drive through.
You know most of these drives to places forget it right? I'm not gonna start. Okay. And the scholars of the past are so particular, we've all heard of the narration of I shouted the alarm on some Sahaba who recently accepted Islam the Hasidism body they brought food to the Prophet that allowed his son's house and they delivered meat. And when they delivered meat, look at it shut up. The alarm has stuck. Well look how cautious he was. She says the Messenger of Allah should we eat this meat? The reason why she question whether they should eat the meat or not is because the people who deliver the meat were new to start with the husband he discusses. He says the reason why she brought
this up was because they were new to Islam and she wasn't sure if they knew the proper Islamic way of sacrificing an animal. And she didn't want to have any meat that was doubtful. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to her Ayesha, they will Muslims will send the food say Bismillah needed Why would you doubt another Muslim? Okay, now that's another extreme Not to mention right in our communities Mashallah we have some people who are Mashallah tequila, and taco so Mashallah that even if a Muslim sends food What do they say? But there is this meat holla you invite a Muslim to house brother you know can these come to my house for dinner chef isn't machines are a hand
slaughter. I need to know right now. We should have put in the oven. We should have good thought of another Muslim brother.
Asking another Muslim brother where his meat comes from Willow Island but my heart feels it's a major crime. That's a dishonor. You're dishonouring. That monster. How could you dare ask that? So that's another extreme. I don't want to talk about that right now what I want to talk about is the importance of eating Hala.
Abu Bakar. seduced by the law one, his slave one day gave a meal he gave him milky drinking. And after drinking his slaves said to him, you know, you're my master every day when I give you anything to eat. You ask where it came from? Today? You didn't ask several workers because your loved one said, Oh, I have confidence in you now that you wouldn't give me anything that was inappropriate. He said, Well, this milk was something special. I woke up and said how he said in my pre Islamic days, I had done something that wasn't good. Some sorcery. And the person who I did the favor for he still owed me. So he paid me back with his bowl of milk. And abubaker scintigraphy alone when he found out
that this milk was actually the payment of something that was haraam. What did he do?
He vomited. Now, someone in our community did that. What would we say? Brother? Come on, man. You're just being extreme right now. There's no need to do that. In some narrations. I mentioned he vomited until blood came out.
Nurses mentioned that that he vomited until there were a lot of them there were there were there were traces of blood blood inside his vomit, which shows us how particular they were in the LA era. There during his life. He heard that there were some goats that were stolen. He stopped eating goats for I think it was 15 years. Because for him, that's how long a goat would live a slice. I'm not sure if it's 15 years or seven years something like this, that the life span of a goat. He waited for all the whole generation of goats to die. And then he went and ate goats again. Because he didn't want to consume a stolen goal. Allahu Akbar Allah.
You've all heard of him? No, we don't have to do it. Right. Grant scholar, great shift. You know, who hasn't heard of him know when
he heard that in the market of the mosque. He was from the rush from Damascus. Allah have mercy on the people of Damascus Namaskar that remove their difficulties and give them all the ease and peace in life. My last and final thought are removed from them that oppression and gloom that's happening on them right now. We should always remember them in our loss. And that the mask is no one's live there. And when he lived there, he heard that the markets were there were transactions taking place with the fruits that were there were some wrong transactions taking place, in particular with the fruits and the biographies mentioned. After that day, ma'am, no, we never had a food again until the
day he died. Look how particular they were with regards to what they ate. And that's how they became what they were. They were so particular on this. We need to be particular on this as well. And at the same time, we know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us that when we eat halal when we eat pure, it has an effect on our
on our law, yes or no. It has an effect on our lives. So many narrations in this regard. The prophets that allamani was sent him, he tells us in the famous honey, that He gives us an example that there is a person who's traveling, there's a person who looks like he's traveling. His hair is all unkept, and he's a he's covered in sand and soil. And, you know, he raises his hands in front of a lot. He's making the law yada, yada be like this guy's going all out all the sacrifice that you can think of. He's raising his hands is he making the law in front of Allah. And while he's making the lotto Allah, he's crying and making the law in front of Allah. But even then,
his was not being accepted. You know, that Hadith reminds me of the 21st century RV. Because we have 3 million people, 2 million people on the 27th night in Harlem. They're raising their hands and they're crying in front of a lion. They're making guajardo be everyone's crying, but no laws are being accepted. Why? What's wrong? You know, there was a time where the Saba just made one.
And that was it. So Monica, he was traveling, famous narration. And what happened while he was traveling them, narrate this the story underneath a verse of a menu Jubilee Mustafa, that of America, he was traveling once and while he was traveling, abandoned, came and robbed him and robbing the band and robbed him. He was about to kill him. And I'm America said Yamaha, Yamaha.
He said that three times. And he saw a person come with a spear on a horse, and he stabbed the rabbit and ran away and he was leaving. So when he said, Stop, stop, stop. Where did you come from? Warren. We didn't see you. I just said Yama even three times and he just popped up from nowhere. He said the first time you said yeah, Amara, he mean, the gates of gender begin to tremble. And the second time you said yahama Rahimi, Allah subhanho wa Taala asked, Who will go to help my server? And I said, I will. And the third time you said yeah, however, I mean, I was here in front of you and I heard to put this person to the ground. And Mooji will macabre Dada, we actually for soup
allows you to see these were people they're simple to our so powerful entity, we have an entire nation making law, we need to ask ourselves, obviously allows accepting every one of our laws and we know otherwise rejected tells us that, but where's the effect of that Diwan? Maybe we're doing something that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us not to do. And the Hadees mentioned that this person is raising his hands and he's making a lot of love. And a lot of these crazy, insane Muslim, and while he's raising their hand saying, oh my lord yada, yada be the purpose of the law says why isn't his law being accepted? What's wrong? his food is drunk.
Food is hot on his drink is hot on his clothing is hot on everything's hot bottom. So how can this law be accepted? This is what the these were the words of the purpose that allowed them. So how will the call the entered of this person find nice avocado How can it be accepted when he's soaked inside Hello. So we need to be very careful in this matter and make sure we consume Hello, we should be people of Hello inshallah Aziz, I want to narrate another very beautiful Hadith in front of you started with your loved one sadness of your loss of your loved one, the one who is one of the 10 companions who was promised paradise at the time of the Prophet said a lot of them. This Hadith
isn't the one. He said the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Oh sod, purify your food and Allah subhanho wa Taala will accept all of your laws.
I'll tell matamata the coolmuster Java, he said purify your food. It's not make it hard on us to make it for you. To make your food pure, make it proper make fake diapers a stage above Holla Holla is granted. Make your food Hello and thank you. And Allah will accept all of your laws. And it was known by this Havas that salad. Viva Casa de la one was a person that if he made a law, what would happen?
Immediately his law would be accepted. One person came to a minimum we need and made complaints against your class with your loved one that he did this, he did that he did this, he did that. And there were all lies and soften up your class and your loved one said if you're lying, this punishment will come to you. And the Sahaba they say we saw that punishment came to come in before that person died. They say hi Jasmine. So if you only feared one person from this hub, and that person was stopped and if you were constantly alone, he feared him. He never touched him. And obviously, many reasons, but one of the Grand reasons was because he was afraid that his loss would
be accepted that upside that it will cost me one law, that would be the end of him. So we need to be more particular in regards to the things that we if we can be more particular in this inshallah is we have hope that our laws will also be accepted, like the draws of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So, the first thing we need to be mindful of what we inshallah has is the second thing, we need to be also mindful of the money that we use to purchase our food as well. But it doesn't bother forever, that having halaal income is also very important. Parents who are doubtful of their income, they need to ask themselves, what are we doing by feeding that haram or doubtful income to our
children? Don't we know the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Timothy, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says narrative cabinet legito the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said liahona agenda digested in
the body which has been nourished by haram cannot enter into paradise. We need to make sure our income is hot offers. Many of us know that our income is doubtful or haram but we're just too scared to ask because we know if we ask the chef's gonna say it's haram and we're gonna have to do something about it. Okay, it's straight. So we need to make sure we make sure our incomes Halong first inshallah. Then we eat halaal Anthony, not cheap, convenient. And it was the third thing I said and tasted, not those three things, right. Sometimes it may be the opposite of those three things, but it's okay. Let's make sure we'd have plenty. And the last thing when we do eat, we
should eat and portions. We should eat correctly, moderately. Maybe we can discuss that at another time. inshallah, if Allah subhanaw taala wills with history pray that Allah subhanaw taala gives us a tool to act on what has been said so far a lie behind the Houston Chronicle along with a shadow Allah Allah Hill and the stuff that we're gonna do with it after the ANA and hamdulillahi Rabbil aalameen assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.