Beautify Yourself – Quran Reflection [7-31]
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so loud 100 in LA Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah one early he will be he will Manuela for Sierra Madre Kumara la Hey obrigado so today we are in Jos number eight, just number eight. We go through to surahs sort of non vs 111 to the end. And so it's off from the beginning until verse number 87. Today's verse in sha Allah to Allah is from Surah to our verse number 31. So amongst penalty Allah says, Yeah, bunny, who Zina takoma in the cul de Masjid. Oh Children of Adam, adorn yourself at every Masjid what kulu what shrub 1234 that and eat and drink and do not be excessive. In Nevada your herbal was riffin certainly a lot does not like those who are excessive. So let's break this
down and shut loads out of this verse. First of all, in the beginning, Allah says yeah, but the other who was iannetta come in the collimated or children of Adam, adorn yourself at every Masjid. I want to start with the word Masjid. Now this can carry two meanings. Number one this this can be a physical mesh did or what we call a mosque what is you know as what's called an English, but mesh it here also carries the meaning of any place that we would make such as that or a place of sizes, a place of prostration at any of that any any place where we would pray would prostrate. That is called a mission. We have the hadith of Jabir bin Abdullah mentioned in sort of a nursery, in which
the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he said during that Leonardo mesti there was the hora, he said, I send them the earth has been made for me as a Masjid. Masjid here meaning a place of prostration the whole earth has been made for me as a place of frustration and a means of purification. And this is something special to the oma Mohammed several I send them that Allah has kind of dalla allowed us to pray anywhere we could literally pray anywhere, with some exceptions. Obviously we have to
if we know there's some impurity there or something like that, then we don't pray there let's be removed the impurity but in general we are the earth is vast and we can pray everywhere. Also the earth has been made as a means of purification. One example of that is TM mum we know that we can make tm room with earth with with dirt and this is a blessing a mercy of Allah has to Allah you know 100 This is a blessing from Allah Subhana Allah for me I know people always say that if you're in the mall, go to the dressing room. I always find that to be very strange and odd. Like I think it's just I like to be as public as possible because I feel like the more and this might just be me might
just be like, you know, a thing in my head, but I'm like, the more you hide it the more like suspicious it feels to me. So I like to do it in a place where like everybody can see me so it's like Hey, I got nothing to hide. I'm here to pray this is my son all you know, as a Muslim I'm praying so I'll do it I won't obviously do it in like the middle of you know, the mall or something but a corner but not so people know, I'm not trying to hide this, you know, but when you go into like a dressing room and stuff, it's like, I don't know, it just to me seems strange. Anyway, point is the earth has been made as a place of prostration a Masjid. And so the first meeting here when
the law says that all children of Adam, adorn yourself or beautify yourself, at every Miche did. Of course, this means that when we go to the Miche did the physical structure itself, that we adorn, adorn ourselves and beautify ourselves, but also, when we are praying, right, wherever we're praying, wherever we are doing our Salah, that there should be that aspect of physical beautification as well. The one of the reflections upon this verse is that without a doubt, our physical beautification has an effect on our spiritual beautification. And what I mean by that is in every way, so when we, you know, look nice, and we dress nice, and we make an effort physically with
our, with our clothes, and you know, our dress, and so on and so forth. That has an effect on our behavior as well. When something is important to us, we tend to dress up for it and that's why you know, when we go to a nice event, we dress up when we go to a wedding, we dress up and that's why I always used to tell like my students in America, I say, look, we should be wearing like our nicest clothes when we come to aluminum seminars, because that that tells me that you know, we this is important to us. This this gathering is it is important to us and that And likewise, you know even Juma we know in the city in Islam, we've been encouraged to make my listen on the day of Juma I'll
wear nice clothes to wear some perfume. Why? Because that is that is supposed to be an important event to us. That is why we dress up and we look nice. Now just to give you a little bit of context regarding this verse.
Why was this verse revealed? Or some of the reasons or one of the reasons why this verse was revealed? There's a narration on some of the luck that I wrote, in which he said that in what should he call at the time in Germany times, they would make the walk around the Kaaba, naked. And during the day, it was men. And during the, during the night, it was women, that women would be completely uncovered, or at least from the chest, from the waist up. So bare chested, and once again, apologies for not keeping it completely PG, but that is what would happen. And this is something which was forbidden in Islam. And that's one of the reasons the revelation of this verse, When Allah, Allah
says, Take your adornment or adorn yourself when you go to the masjid. And we have
other narration, narration from other companions as well telling us the same thing that that was actually a practice that occurred in Germany in pre Islamic times, that tells us actually that islamically there's two levels of dress or two levels of beautification. The first level of beautification is to cover our, our, our being that part of our body that is required for us to cover. So the first level of beautification, for us is covering the rock. So a beautiful point here is that even or not even or I should say, I say, covering the hour, is considered beautification. And I say that as as an important point here, because unfortunately, that you know, in the times
that we're living in today, right, we live in a society, we live in a society where some had Allah beautiful beautification is seen in the opposite of that. So the more someone uncovers, the more someone exposes of themselves, the more it is considered beautification. The more nakedness there is, the more it's considered beautification. And it is this is the opposite of our actually our, our, our natural inclination. This is an opposite of beautification in Islam. So covering our our is considered beautification. So that's the first step, the first level where we can say that's the bare minimum, no pun intended, but that's, that's the bit that's the minimum, the bare minimum of
beautification, that beautifying that level of beautification is a requirement for all of us. So when we pray when we go to the masjid, covering our Allah is the requirement. The second level is that which is encouraged and that is beautification that goes beyond covering our our up. That's the additional beautification that Allah has pointed to Allah is instructing us with here. So the first one being obligatory when Allah says yeah, but he Adam, who do Xena tecoma in the Quran, limited our children of Adam adorn yourself at every Masjid first level covering our our required second level additional beautification that is something which is encouraged in Islam. beatific there's a lot to
be said about beautification in Islam, like I said, attended my seminar. There's a lot of detail on that but I'll give you just share with you a little bit a few points in sha Allah to add up. Number one we have the famous hadith of Abdullah and Miss rude or the Allah Allah Allah mentioned a certain lesson in what is often known as the idea of arrogance, or the Hadith, of Kibera. And in this Hadeeth the prophets that uncivilized said them. He said men Kala mechanically can be miscarried with Zara min kibble, a person who has even the tiniest amount of arrogance will not enter Paradise now yet told her Jenna, a person has even the tiny, tiniest amount of arrogance will not enter
Paradise, Upon hearing this one person who was who was there in that gathering? He said, O Messenger of Allah. What about a person likes that their clothes be nice and their shoes be nice? What about that, you know, is that considered arrogance? And that is the question here. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam He replied, in the Lucha Jimmy lawn, where you have bull Jamal, that Allah is beautiful, or certainly a lot is beautiful, and he loves beauty. And so here the prophets I send him is encouraging this companion and saying, look, if you're doing it for the sake of Allah, meaning if you're not doing it out of arrogance, then this is something that is beloved to Allah
who's kind of out and that is why the prophets I send them then defined arrogance and said a Kimbo both on the help of humbleness, he says a life and limb. He said arrogance is rejecting the truth or being averse to the truth or having contempt for people or putting people down. Now what does that mean? That means if a person thinks so highly of themselves, that you know someone comes to them with facts, someone comes
To them with the truth. They're like no, who are you to tell me what's right and what's wrong? That is arrogance. Likewise, to have contempt for people or to put people down think you're so think so highly of yourself that you look look down at other people. That is arrogance. Now, can our clothing and our shoes and our beautification be a source of that? Absolutely. If our clothing makes us think that we are better than other people, and we put people down because they don't dress like us, or they're not as good looking as us or whatever, yes, that becomes arrogance. But simply dressing nice and looking nice and beautifying ourselves is not not only is that not arrogance, it is And not only
is it not impermissible, it is something which is encouraged in Islam, encouraged in Islam, and the level of beautification, as we said, which is covering of our era that is not just encouraged, but that is a requirement in our Deen. So so that is the beautification that we're talking about another Hadith of the prophets, I send them mentioned Timothy Hadeeth, Gulen Armada Morales, Mr. prophets, I send them he said in the law, you had an era I thought I never met he and I did that certainly Allah loves to see the signs of his bounties upon his servant or upon his slave, meaning Allah likes that we speak of Allah's beauty and we like we Allah likes that we beautify ourselves and attribute that
beauty to Allah who's Palawan to Allah? Well, I'm being their mighty Arabic Allah, Hadith as Allah says, As for the favors of your Lord, upon you are the Blessings of your Lord upon you, then speak of them, right and meaning we should we should proclaim the bounties of Allah, the favors of Allah. And amongst That is, if we have something nice, whether it be clothing, or anything else really, for that matter, that Allah likes that we speak of it when we attribute it to Allah who's paired with that. So I know there's a there's a, there's this general feeling amongst a lot of Muslims that if we have to have something nice, they should hide it, because they don't want to show off, right? So
if they get it like a nice car, or they have nice clothes, or whatever it may be like they don't want to show it to people because like, I don't want to, I don't want to think that I don't want people to think I'm showing off, or I don't want to be a show off. Well.
That is not how it should be what the way we should behave is we should we should show those things while attributing it to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. Right? Because that is actually praise of Allah and not praise of ourselves. Yes, it becomes arrogance. When we say, you know, like what the Koran said, in mot to Allah in the Indies and he said, I've been given this because of my knowledge. So he's attributing all of what he has to himself, right? It's because of me because of my abilities, my knowledge that I have everything that I have all the nice things I have in my life they're there because of me. And that yes, that is arrogance but to attribute it to Allah is
something which is praiseworthy in something which is good. That is why we say Masha Allah, we say it is by the will of Allah and sort of gap we have the story of the people with the garden, and you know the person who became arrogant with his garden. The other man he said to him, Well, I would like the halter genetec Masha Allah, that if you were to only enter your pet your your agenda and say Masha Allah, it is by the will of Allah meaning it's not because of anything that I know nothing for me to be proud about, right? That this is me, I did this, I deserve this and so on and so forth. Rather it is by the will of Allah. Now, enough of what I've been that there's no power No, no mite,
other than Allah attributing our blessings to Allah whose penance to Allah, that is when our beautification becomes praiseworthy, that is when our beautification becomes something which is good and praiseworthy, and it's something to feel good about. And the best type of beautification is panela. To really feel good about yourself, and to increase your self esteem, to increase your self worth is to beautify yourself and know that in beautifying yourself, not only like you feel good about the way you look, but you attribute it to Allah has a data so on a material physical level, you feel good, and on a spiritual level, you feel good as well. And that is why it is always
important to make the intention that we are doing this for the sake of Allah. It's kind of a data that we're beautifying ourselves for the sake of Allah that doesn't mean that we don't feel good about the way we look as the Hadeeth that we mentioned. The hadith of arrogance shows us that this person is that what if a person likes that their clothes be nice and their shoes be nice? And the Prophet said that I send them replied directly with in the law jimmied in your head with Gemma, Allah is beautiful and Allah loves and he loves beauty. So there's nothing wrong with feeling good about the way we look and you know, being presentable and nice and you know, all of that, but also
that spiritual aspect of beautification.
shouldn't be there as well. And then we add to that, this issue of attaching beautification to acts of worship, then that just takes it to like another like a higher higher level Subhana Allah, that we're going to the masjid and we're beautifying ourselves, we're being involved in an act of worship, and that becomes purely for the sake of Allah who's Penwith to Anna. And that is why,
for me, this has always been one of those points, that, you know, it's, it's not only, it's like one of the really good feel good points that I always try to encourage with, with like, the, especially the younger generation, that, you know, we as Muslims, as believers should really make an effort to look nice and dress nice. And obviously we all have different abilities, and so on and so forth. And it's not just about, you know, you know, our bodies because, you know,
being having issues with our bodies, that's, that's like a whole nother issue. When it comes to you know, our self image, and, and all of that and your body image. That's, that's another issue. But beautification, in terms of what Allah is kind of what Allah has given to us. And the effort that we put into what Allah has, has given to us, that is where we can feel good about ourselves in that effort that we make. And so that's something I do try to, as I said, I do try to encourage with the younger generation, because if we look at the deen of Allah subhanaw taala, it is, is amazingly Li beautiful, in in this, this, this leeway that Allahu Allah has given to us to express ourselves
through our beautification and through our clothes. And not only as I said earlier, to emphasize this point, not only is it to, that we feel good about ourselves, but it is an act of worship to Allah Subhana Allah, when we attribute that to Allah, and especially when we attach it to our, you know, our identity as Muslims, and that should be part of our identity is that we, as Muslims make an effort to, you know, to whatever our ability is it, you know, to look nice, and to dress nice, and so on and so forth. And that is, that's actually one of the reasons why, and I don't really talk about this much, but I will mention it here because this is, this is a special case. That's actually
one of the reasons why I started my own clothing line. Because I looked at, for me, it was very simple. There's actually two reasons. Number one, I have creative needs, I'm a creative person, by nature, that's just, you know, I,
you know, even growing up Subhana Allah, I love to draw and be creative, and so on and so forth. And because of, you know, my dental work and teaching, I don't get a lot of time to express myself artistically. So to be able to design clothes, and I just started actually designing clothes for myself, that allowed me to, to fulfill to fulfill my creative needs. But beyond that I looked, it became very clear to me that if you look at the Muslim space, and if you look at, you know, you can divide up into brothers and sisters, in the sisters space, there's a lot going on, there's like, you know, a million hijab companies and I buy a companies and Muslim fashion and like, women's Muslim,
Muslim, women's fashion, is it like there's so much going on? Right? Everyday, there seems to be a new hijab company and hijab pins and this and that, or whatever it may be. But if you look at the men's space, the brothers, what do we have? Do we have any brands? Do we have anything that in the Muslim space outside the Muslim space? Yeah, there's plenty going on. But in the Muslim space, are there any Muslim men's brands that we can say, you know, what, this is like, this is fashionable, or this is high fashion even? And I was like, Why? Why is why is there such a void here? And, and to me, I was like, okay, we need to, we need to fill this void we need to so part of it is yeah, for
myself, but I also want to inspire young people, young men, because I think men oftentimes get left out of this conversation. Because a lot of times beautification is associated with women and not with men, but you know, mentioned beautify themselves as well. And actually, in trends in my seminar, we actually mentioned examples from the Sunnah. And from the companions of the prophets, I send them who had to take put a lot of effort into into the way they dress and the way they looked, even, you know, we talked about in that seminar, we talked about hairstyles, and we have this, this, this Subhana Allah this,
this idea that all of the Sahaba look exactly the same and dressed exactly the same and, you know, their beards and their hair was exactly the same. And that was absolutely not the case. The Sahaba had different hairstyles, they they did different things with their beards and their hair and their clothes and so on and so forth. Just to mention a few, by the way, since we're on the topic, right, and there's something I like talking about anyway.
Some some Sahaba would comb their hair straight back, some Sahaba would part their hair, some some of the companions, they had shorter hair, some of the competitors had longer hair.
Even though By the way, the norm amongst men at that time were that men generally grew their hair long. That was, that was the norm. braids were common. The different types of braids were common, it was a common practice, especially when working and traveling. The men would braid their hair or put their hair in braids, we have a specific narration of when the prophets I send them entered Mecca. During the opening of Mecca, the prophets I send them had three or four braids in his hair. And that was normal. And nobody looked at that and said, Oh, that's odd, right? It's odd that men are being fashionable with their hair. Because they understood that Islam didn't come to change that Islam
gave us certain boundaries, that as long as we stay within those boundaries, we are free to express ourselves in that which Allah has Panama. Allah has made henann right. And that is why we do find different hairstyles and different ways of people combing their hair and making their hair. And even one of the practices that the competitors had was that they would take, like, animal fat. And they would squeeze it into like they had long hair, they would like squeeze it into their hair to bunch their hair together. You know, and we do this today, you know, we have gel and hair products, and so on and so forth. And I know some people I remember I remember specifically, you know, when I first
started public speaking or whatever, some of the comments that I would get online, they're like, what kind of meme? Are you like, what kind of share? Are you like, you put gel in your hair? And you're like, What's going on here? Like, that's so weird. And I was like, wait a minute, like what has happened to our sense of religiosity, that as soon as we see someone that looks nice, we automatically think they must not be a good listener, or they must not be religious, or they must not have knowledge because as a good Muslim, you're supposed to look, you're supposed to look crummy, right? And like when this happened to our oma that we associate looking bad with being
religious or pious, you know, this actually started to panela. In the time of Aristotle, the lover and their mother would notice, it'll be Allahu Allahu he would notice that even in his time. There were those who would, who would wear like tattered clothes and dirty clothes. And sometimes there's a couple of narrations where people would walk with their backs hunched over, you know, and out of a false sense of, of piety out of a false sense of religiosity, and one occasion, Allah and he saw a man walking like this, and he went up to him, he said, What is wrong with you? Are you sick? Are you ill? Like, are you okay? Like, what's the problem? Here? He goes, No, nothing, you know, I just, you
know, I love Allah. And you know, and he tried to make the excuses and remember the law and he got upset with him. He said, he actually left them with the Elena dinner, he said, Oh, my brother Don't kill our religion for us. Meaning don't make are really don't make it into something that is not don't show people that this is what Sam is that to be pious to be in with Tiffany, you have to look like this. Right? That you have to be completely disconnected from the dunya and so on and so forth. This is not what our Dean teaches us. But our Dean teaches us that we make an effort that we pay attention to the way we look and in that and not just for not not for it, hey, I want to look nice
in front of people and so on and so forth. Or because we're slaves to what you know, the society defines as beauty and so on. So for know our standards of beauty go back to what Allah who's how do i do Allah has given to us right and that's why number one is covering our right the Islamic requirements for our for our clothing and dress and so on and so forth. And within that, and within those boundaries within those, within that those those parameters that Allah has given to us, yes, we beautify ourselves for the sake of Allah has kind of like to honor and that's why if for the sake of Allah and also, other good intentions, one of my favorite narrations is the narration of the bus,
or the Allahu Allah and Homer in which he said, he said in the handbook, and as a general name, it came out or entered as a yanagi. He said about the lover and he said, I love to beautify myself, for my wife, just as I love for her to beautify herself, for me. So had a lot Amazing, amazing narration because hear what he's saying is just as I like, that my wife beautifies herself for me, right. And we also had a lot we appreciated when when, you know, a loved one makes an effort or does something nice for us, right? Not all we don't all show that appreciation. But we like it. We like it when someone does something for us. And you know, a spouse, you know, beautifying themselves for their
husband or their wife. That is something that you know, in our bus, he says, I love it. I really enjoy it when my wife just as I enjoy just as I love that my wife makes an effort to beautify herself for me in the same way. I love to beautify myself for my wife. Number one, notice that he is
saying he's talking about equality or equity 14 1500 years ago, right? About You know, in the relationship, we should we have to put in, we have to, we have to match the effort, we have to try to do as much as we can in the relationship just just as just whatever I expect from my wife. He's saying, I want to do that even more. Right? This is what if my boss is saying, This is the level of commitment that boss says that goes into our, into our relationships. And then not only that, he's talking about how he loves to beautify himself, and any any mom or scholar, a public figure that says that today, I can tell you, there's a group of people who are like, what can I eat? Ma'am? Is
this what I can tell you firsthand experience? I've had a lot if you look at a lot of my videos, Pamela that are online.
Somewhere in that video, there's going to be a comment about about my, my, my dress, like the way I'm dressed, or my hair or something like that. It's always it's always something in there's about, like, what kind of man is this like, what kind of like it's always there, it's come to a point now, in our own, that so many people don't understand this, this very point. And this false sense of, of piety, of you know, we have to look, we can't look nice, you know, if we are religious or pious or anything like that. And so here, you know, this, this, this area here is a very clear indication where Allah to Allah is telling us that tie between our our worship our acts of worship and looking
nice and dressing nice. And then Allah says, What Kudu was shabu will add 234 and eat and drink. But don't be excessive don't do is set off. Now. Let me quickly just define here, what is soft means we'll talk about general is soft, and then it's stuff that is specific to food and drink. So So general is set off is any one of three things, number one to spend on anything, which is how long or impermissible is considered is that off, right? Even if it's the tiniest amount, even if it's $1, or a pound or a euro, or wherever you live, whatever the currency is, even the smallest amount of that currency or a penny, right? It's not about the amount it's about what we're spending on. So to spend
upon something that Allah has made impermissible is considered is set off. Number two is to spend beyond one's means to spend beyond what one is capable of spending. And generally, what that means is, is to spend upon a to spend on something which is not a necessity, when there are necessities that we should be spending on, for example, and this is an example I give in my class, I do think it is is slop, or do you think it is excessive to spend $120 on a haircut? Oh, by the way, talking about men here not not women, I know, you know, women's prices for you know, going to the salon or whatever may be different for men, is it considered excessive to spend? Is it considered as soft to
spend $120 on a haircut, it very much depends. It depends on who is spending those 100 or $120. If a person is wealthy, and they can afford it, and they're taking care of their responsibilities, they're taking care of their needs and their age, and they're comfortably able to spend $120. And let's say, you know, this person gives charity and so on and so forth, then for them to spend $120 on a haircut is not considered soft. On the other hand, a brother who's struggling to pay the bills to provide for his family, a brother who's struggling to pay for his children's education and to and to provide for his wife, for that person to go out and spend $120 on a haircut would be considered a
sell off. So it depends on the individual here. Number three is to spend on something which has 000 value, which is pretty much just to waste your money. So let's say someone took like a crisp
$100 bill and threw it in the lake, right? That would be considered as soft. No matter how wealthy this person is to spend on something that has no value whatsoever, it would be considered a sell off. Now, when we talk about value, a value can also be subjective, right? So some people may value something over another I know there's plenty of things that I've spent money on that my wife personally does not value at all to her that's it there's no value like why would you spend this money on that and likewise, my wife will sometimes spend money on something that I have no value for it so that is subjective but we're talking about something that is objectively has no value right so
like the flush some money down the toilet that is considered as soft or just throw away one's money that brings no benefit, no value to anyone. That is something which is considered Islam. So in general, any of those three things is considered Islam and Islam is something which is
prohibited and forbidden in Islam insists specifically when it comes to his stuff in food and drink, it's also three things number one, to consume something that Allah who's peddling to Allah has made how long that will be considered is set off, even if someone takes a single sip or a single bite that is considered itself number two, to consume that which is harmful to our bodies or are harmful to us. And in general, one and two can be together one and two can be considered together. And number three is to consume beyond what would be sufficient to us and this is where we get into the topic of like over eating and things like that. Now I just want to clarify a couple of issues here
it is. So over eating in general is something which is discouraged. In Islam we have so many narrations so many Hadith of the prophets I send them we're overeating is is discouraged. For example, we have the famous Hadith mentioned is Timothy and imagine others in which the prophets I send them he said the child of Adam doesn't feel any vessel worse than the stomach. It is sufficient for the child of Adam to eat enough to basically in the head it says to keep their their back upright, but basically enough to sustain that to keep going and to be comfortable. And then the prophets I said I'm said that if they must, then they should eat a third of their stomach. They
should feel a third of their stomach with food. A third with drink and a third should be enough see him eating and it's enough for temporary that almost as if it is left empty. This is the norm for a believer. This is the norm in how we should be eating with another Hadith mentioned in this pain the prophets I seldom said the food for one is enough for to food for two is enough for three and food for three is enough for four. In general What this means is whatever you think is enough, cut it down a little bit right whatever you think, Oh, this is a meal for me. Cut it down a little bit from that that good habit if you want to implement the Sunnah every time you got to eat with your friends
implement the Sunnah, right? So if there's if there's three of you order enough food for two, there's four of you enough order enough food for three and so on and so on so forth, to implement the Sunnah of the Prophet I sent him and what you will find Subhana Allah is Baraka is Baraka in his blessings, in this food that you're going to eat one statement by Miss chef, Allah to Allah. He said, I have not filled my stomach in 16 years, which some had a lot to hear something like that. And in in the world, in the society we live in today is almost unheard of when people you know, live in it and come belong to a social class that can comfortably eat. Most people don't live like that.
But remember shafter he said in 16 years, I have not filled filled my stomach. He says because what does it do? It makes the body heavy. It removes clear understanding, it makes one sleepy, and it makes one lazy or tired or weak in their worship, in any member Shafi was known to have an amazing and amazing memories of how Allah and people think that almost that it is impossible for someone in this day and age to have a memory like that. But you also have to look at the lifestyle of Michel ferry, how he lived his life. And something like this gives us some insight into why. You know, mm chef, he was given that blessing of having an amazing memory. And not only that, an amazing
understanding of the dean.
Dean amazing understanding of the deen of Allah subhanaw taala. Now, that being said, is it how long to eat till you're full? No, it's not how long to do that. It is dis it is discouraged. It is highly discouraged, depending on how will we get there are narrations where there are Sahaba, who ate until they're full. And so what that teaches us is that to eat till you're full every now and then is okay is fine. But that shouldn't be our norm. And so and which is the opposite of the way we live today. A lot of people live where every day they eat until they're full, every now and then they'll eat less and they'll be like, Oh, I feel great about myself today. I feel so healthy. I know because I
ate less today, right? It should be it should be the other way around that Subhan Allah that is our norm should be that we don't fill ourselves up till the point where we can't breathe. You know, we feel heavy. We feel burdened, someone said itis and said Whoever said itis knows exactly what I'm talking about here, right? You got the itis meaning like you're done, right? You need to lay down food coma you need to pass out. It's okay to do that now and then. And there's one narration we're supposed to send them aloud and had a companion do that. But that companion was actually very poor and was not able to eat very much in their life. And that was the end
exception to the norm. So every now and then in shall load data it is okay to do that but our general lifestyle should be that we don't eat until we're till we're to were full. So this, this verse says, Look Kudu was terrible, that eat and drink meaning it is it is okay and it is good to enjoy the blessings of Allah Subhana Allah once again, as long as we're attributing just like our clothing and dress and beautification, as long as we are attributing those blessings to Allah who's petawawa Allah, we don't restrict our eating and drinking in the sense in the sense of making things hard on upon ourselves that Allah has Penwith to Allah has not made a harm, right? But at the same
time being moderate and balanced in the way we eat, to take care of our bodies and to take care of our selves.