Understanding Hunger

Kamal El-Mekki


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The impact of starvation on people's health and behavior is discussed, including the use of social media and the potential for food shortages. The speakers emphasize the importance of understanding the value of extreme hunger and the importance of avoiding wasteful behavior. They also mention the use of animals as carriers for diseases and the importance of being thankful and using the truth to avoid wasteful behavior.

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hadI had you Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or Sharon UMO remark data to her or coulomb that in Bidda Aquila VEDA atom Bala Wakulla out and for now, Brothers and Sisters in Islam, today are hotbar is titled, understanding hunger. And we want to understand how painful it is when people are at the point of starvation.

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And some of you have seen videos of our brothers and sisters in Philistine and how the hunger has reached a point that we cannot imagine. What is interesting is when you look up hunger, you find videos of doctors and nutritionists talking about the benefits of hunger. And that's understandable because we live in a world where everyone over eats. And they're talking about temporary hunger. And what we're talking about is not temporary, we're talking about starvation we're talking about when people are afflicted with famine, and people don't understand how extreme and how the pain of hunger can be so extreme. And it would cause you to do things that are unthinkable. And as we look at some

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of these extreme examples, we will be telling ourselves, there is no way I would do that. But when you're in the situation, the impossible becomes an option and it becomes possible. And that's why Allah azza wa jal in the Quran, specifically, when he mentioned in surah Quraysh, he mentioned that he saved them from hunger, and he saved them and he gave them security and let the uttama home manure in what manner home and health. And if it wasn't such a valuable thing, it wouldn't be mentioned as one of these two great, great blessings that Allah subhanaw taala has bestowed upon the Quraysh. And we know that when Benny Hashem were sent out, and people boycotted them, and they were

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sent out into the ravines known as shall be authoritative for three years, and they had nothing to eat, but leaves. One of the companions said that he was out answering the call of nature and he says, my foot touched something. And when I reached in the dark, it was the height of a camel that was slaughtered, maybe months ago, maybe years ago, rockhard. He said, I took it home, and I washed it, and I boiled it, and I ate it.

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There is a scholar who lived in Egypt, by the name of taka, Taka, you, Dean and McAleese. And he lived in Egypt and he studied with evanhoe. Dune and some of the some of the great scholars were his students. He wrote a book, a short book about 86 pages by the name of Eros that Aloma because Phil Houma. He experienced famine in Egypt, specifically in Cairo, in the year 806, after the hedgerow, so this is something about 600 years ago or so. And he was in his 40s and he lost his daughter to that famine. So he was a scholar and a writer and an eyewitness, and he wrote this book, and the book talks about how to what are the causes and how to treat feminine and prevent famine and

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starvation. He talks about it economically from the sight of the rulers what they should be doing what they're in charge of. And so he wrote this book in the year 808 After the Hijrah analyzing famines and starvation, starting with the time of no holiday Salaam and then go on to the Prophet use of and during during the time of her own, and the Omega dynasty in the Fatima dynasty in the Ayyubid dynasty. So he analyzed about 20 different cases of starvation that had afflicted Egypt. So he began by mentioning that what caused that famine was the carelessness of the rulers, their concerns were the

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their positions of power. And he mentioned that there were not enough people who are farming and the Nile not flooding much that year. So he mentioned that a piece of bread was for 15 gold dinars for one piece of bread. This is something that would have been a silver hammer so, but it was 15 gold dinars for one piece of bread, and 80 gold dinars for just a measure of flour. He said, then people began to eat cats and dogs, and then the dogs became scarce so that they would sell a dog for five dinars and people would take it and slaughter it and eat it. And then he says, people began to eat one another. And you would think a Muslim city this would never happen. I wouldn't do it. But he

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what as I had and had had Accola now Sue borrowed the home Baba, what the hell was a nurse for cannot provide a phone to Julie Sue be Allah beauty ha Walmart SUNBORN Wahiba loan fee ha colorlib. So he says the situation got to the point where people started to eat one another. And people would go and sit in the rooftops and they had ropes that had calibers which just means hooks, large hooks, for either magrabi him or hudon and kohara. They he went to Shalu, who he worked with Shara hula hula Curlew. So they said specifically, they would wait for old men and four children. And they would swing this rope with the hook and they would attach they would hook onto the human being. And

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they would pull him up to the rooftop. And he said in no time they would cut him up and they would eat him up. Yeah. And it became dangerous to be a child. At that point, people would eat each other up. He says almontaser, who is the Khalifa. He sold everything in his palace, everything of decoration, decorative cushions, and chairs, and even weapons and he would be sitting on the floor. And the woman of the palace will go out into the streets yelling algebra, algebra, hunger, and they would want they wanted to travel to move to Iraq, but they would go to the masala and they would die there of hunger. Some of them would die at the masala die on the roads. He tells of a woman who had

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a necklace that was worth 1000 gold dinars and she tried to exchange it for bread. And he said all the merchants refused Gani. The point is that even gold and jewelry things of great value weren't even worth one piece of bread. So the merchants who had some flour had some bread they would refuse to sell to her. No one's interested in 1000 dinos. everyone's interested in a tiny morsel of bread. She says until someone out of having mercy for her exchange, took the 1000 dinars and he gave her some flour.

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He tells of a Wazir who got on his mule to go visit the Khalifa. He says when he parked his mule, they ate the mule people came and took the mule and they ate it. So then they found the culprits. culprits and they hang them and they left them hanging he said I'll catch up. And then the next day they came and didn't find the bodies because people came and took the bodies and they cut them up and they ate them.

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Similarly in the year 1327 After the Hijrah, which is 1909 so this is not very long ago, and this is in Hejaz, the areas of Mecca and Medina and Saudi Arabia. So so this is not a long time ago and some of the elderly who are alive today their parents experienced this and they lived through this. So this is a Nigerian it was known as a jewel the year of hunger or starvation. And people ate anything. They ate carcasses of dead animals, whether they were dry or fresh or rotting. And they ate the skins of animals. And they would fight over these carcasses and they will try to find locusts and insects to eat and they would boil leaves from which whatever tree that had some leaves,

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they would boil these leaves and they would eat them. And they mentioned stories like they will find children dead in front of doorways in front of homes. They found a woman who was dead and her two children from starvation and her two children who died on her chest while they were debating which child to eat. They said a dog passed by so they ran after it slaughtered it and they ate it.

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One man tells his wife and this is this is how extreme hunger can be. And you will say I would never put myself in that. I would never even have that thought. But this is how painful hunger can be. One man tells his wife and they had a small child

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He said, I will take the child, and I will kill him, and we will eat him. So first the woman told him, No, it taught a love for Allah. And then she agreed, but she told him to not do it where she could see it. So he says, I took the child out into the desert, and he far out basically. And before I could slaughter him, I found two gazelles or two antelope, who were fighting with each other, and their horns got locked together, and they couldn't break free. So he says, I told the woman that and Faraci I need the ease and the way out has come from Allah azza wa jal. And then she came running and took her child and I slaughtered the two animals and we ate them.

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But the point is that Jonnie hunger can be so extreme, that things that would be unthinkable. And you would think if I'm in that situation, I would never suggest to kill my child, I would suggest to die so my family could eat meat. But it's not the case when you feel extreme hunger. And of course, we have in the life of our Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, an example in everything. Yeah. And in whatever you might experience in this life, the prophets of Allah Salam experienced it. Yeah. And if someone who lost a wife to profit and lost a wife, you lost a child, or a grandchild, or daughter or son in law, you lost homes, wealth, you lost your luggage, the problem lost his luggage you had you

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have a bad neighbor, the problem had three bad neighbors. So whatever example whatever you go through in your life, the process of them went through a similar example. And we all know famously from ordinances obey the law on Houma, that there will be no fire lit in the house of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam for two months. So he's asking his aunt, instead of the Allahu Ana, and she said they would not be a fire lit in the house there and they would not cook for two months. So he asked her how would you survive? And she said, I guess we're done. Dates and water. And we all know this narration but imagine now going with dates and water just on dates and water for two months what

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would happen? And in Sahih Muslim the famous narration that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Paola Narrated by Abu Huraira Harada Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam Delta Yeoman, I will lay Latin for either who will be available Korean War Amara, probably Allah on Houma porcelain went out one day or one night and narrator says, and then he found a book or an aroma for Kodama of Raja Kuma Minwoo Kuma had his what got you out of your homes at this time? Cada Algeria rasool Allah they said hunger or prophet of Allah Khan. We're gonna we're living in fcbd

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Rajani Olivia Raja Kuma,

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Kuma, Kuma, so it doesn't. And he swears by Allah that I was also sent out of my house or what brought me out of my house was the same thing that brought you out of your house. So he says Get up. So for karma, who they got up with him, and they went to a house for one of the men of the unsought and his wife saw them and she welcomed them. So he asked her enough Milan, whereas so and so she said, he went out to get us some water, but he'll be back soon. So while they were there, the man came back, and he welcomed the Prophet sallahu wa salam, and he brought them some dates to eat to start eating with and he took a knife to go slaughter an animal, and the porcelain told him not an

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animal that bears milk so that it would remain for you, you keep drinking from its milk. So he slaughtered an animal and he came and he cooked it for them and they all ate until they got there filled. Then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam tells Abu Bakr and Omar will let the NFC be led by the one in whose hand is my soul Yanni he's swearing by Allah that is a Luna and her the name yo multi Amma, you're going to be asked about the this blessing on the day of judgment that you're you are sent out of your homes because of hunger, then you're going to go back to your homes and you have received from some of these blessings.

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So you're going to be asked about it on the day of judgment. And this is like how Allah Allah says in the Quran from mellitus Aluna yo, Ma, Ethan, and in and on that day, you're going to be asked on the Day of Judgment, you're going to be asked about all the blessings that you received. But not only that, not only as we know that our religion encourage us to feed and to feed others and expressed the dangers and the pain associated with extreme hunger. But even with animals as the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, that was the but imra fee Hara a woman was tortured meaning in the Hellfire because of a cat. So Ginetta had done that she imprisoned the couch. She trapped it in an

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area in a cage until it died.

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So Allah took her to the Hellfire because of torturing this animal.

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The point is that our religion, we has put this value on not just human life, but even the life of animals. So, what about humans and with the with the famine, other problems with hunger, other problems occur, food is scarce. So, food becomes impossible to, to afford as we saw in the examples of the price of bread. So when it becomes impossible to afford then theft occurs then murder occurs and so on and so forth.

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So with that we ask Allah azza wa jal to make use of those who hear the truth is clear truth and follow the best of it. A hula colada was tougher Allah Allah the money welcome menjamin Pharaoh fire hose Al Mustafa serene ask Allah azza wa jal first forgiveness Indeed, those who ask for his forgiveness shall prosper.

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah Hill, I mean, while he was gonna be a domain, I'm about. So some may ask them, What is the benefit of understanding extreme hunger and the pain associated with extreme hunger and starvation? And how do we benefit from this topic, the first thing, and the first point was for us to appreciate what we have, just like in the Hadith, after they ate the porcelain told them that you're going to be asked about these blessings on the day of judgment. And we're in a world where people are dying from overeating, and getting all kinds of illnesses because they consume too much food. And in that same world, people are dying because they

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have nothing to eat. And they're eating their body parts. Yeah, neither videos of people who ate their hand, because they're so hungry and starving. So when you appreciate what you have, then you naturally become more thankful. And this is a reminder to myself and to everyone that become more thankful don't take it for granted, every meal, every bite, that we're so used to complaining about how one ingredient was missing. And so many things are often we get so angry about it, we tell seven people, and they go tell seven people, but become more appreciative. The third become less wasteful. And those who don't appreciate they throw away the blessings of Allah azza wa jal, and it's a good

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time to bring this up. Because some of you don't understand how wasteful we are in Ramadan. And I'm not talking about in our homes, just from what we visibly see here in the masjid, the insane amount of wasted bottles of water. Like every night, we'll throw 2030 bottles of water, each one someone just took a simple sip out of them and just left them there so much, and there's nothing to do with it. Yeah, they don't told me benefit from it like to feed the plants. The plants need water. It's raining all the time. And what have sprinklers, what do we do with it put in the fish tank, but how big is this fish tank. And if there's nothing to do with it, we just dump it in the sink, we throw

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it away. And even sometimes when a surprising number of people come for Iftar. So we announced please just take for your whoever's present, because we may not have enough food for everyone, you will see a man sitting with his wife, and they have four boxes of food are taking later for the whole time this guy's been fasting, he doesn't have any these things are embarrassing alive to mention. But it just happens. Every Ramadan. Every year, we see amount of food wasted and people just throwing or they'll have children's meals, but people will have four little kids and they'll give each one of them an adult meal. And then the child will just strip one of the pieces of chicken

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off and then the whole thing we throw it in the trash. And this is not befitting of people who have their brothers and sisters starving in other parts of the world, we need to become more aware of this. And the final point. And the reason behind this topic is that when we're aware of these extreme conditions, and we're aware of what has happened to believing men and women in history, where they start hunting each other like like their food,

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we will have the notion to want to feed more. And in sha Allah when the borders and all the organizations are allowed to enter freely and to bring much more into Philistine. Let's give them our top priority because of our understanding because we want to eliminate hunger from the men, women and children and the prophets of Allah Salam encouraged this 1400 years ago, he said a Yohannes of Shu A salaam a few Salah Yanni spread greetings amongst one another without mo

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Huh, and feed one another will suddenly be Laylee when NASA neon and pray at night while the majority of people are asleep, what's the result that the whole janitor be Salam you enter a Jana with ease with no problem with no issues with that we ask Allah azza wa jal to make us of those who recognize the truth as clear truth and follow the best of it and to make use of those who recognize falsehood as clear falsehood and abstain from it for Lahoma Anahata convers alternativa were original bottle bottle and Murdoch machi Nava Allahu Murata Jalla dunya kumara Homina. Well, I'm a beloved Elmina whether it anonymous Sirona Allah almanzora one and I fear

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