Healthy Living – Prophetic Diet

Yassir Fazaga

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Although they will let him in a shaytani R rajim Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah in the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Most Merciful. All praise is due to Allah and may his peace and blessings be upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam begin by greeting you all salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu. whom this is very timely, that we are addressing the issue of diet, and this inshallah going to be a short a short talk, specifically, because this is December, and it's almost the second half or the last half of December. And that is when most people have a tendency to make their New Year's resolutions, and

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what are their plans for 2022.

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And the most common resolution in the US is anybody knows

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martial law who said lose weight,

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who said lose weight they did wrong, Mashallah.

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So they say that

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lose weight is really on the top five, but people speaking about getting out of debts is really high up there. And depending on the year, some years it is getting out of debts or paying off my debts. And in some other years, I want to lose weight. Some people modify this and they say that I want to become healthier. Whatever the case, whatever the case is, this is a good to good. And as they say that a diet is not a temporary fix, but rather a diet is a lifestyle.

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And we see that in the Quran. The Quran really, really beautiful. You know how the Quran talks about food. Just to give you a short example and we say it's an example for the sake of comparison. In in the Jewish law, for example, there are about 613 Different commandments. The majority of it deal with kosher food, what makes food kosher, I believe over 300 of them, all the different types of regulations, the do's and the don'ts. You can do this you cannot do that you have to fix this. Or even sometimes in order to have your kitchen to be a kosher kitchen, a kosher kitchen, you'd have to have a rabbi present and you know they would look into it and many times people have two sets of

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kitchens one that is kosher, another one that is not nice. And these complications you don't see in you don't see in Islam, that which is forbidden is very simple.

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And that is a major.

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Demand Miss for hon Lima in zero the Quran would speak generally speaking, very short, say anything that died naturally. Anything that is spilled milk or the flesh of the swine, that is forbidden for you. And then the Quran speaks when it comes to food, certain items that are haram, but then everything else is is halal. So we don't worry about what is halal. We only worry about what is haram what is not allowed and then everything else is is halal. Second principle also in Islam is there is no appreciation for self mortification. And by that we mean the idea of depriving yourself thinking that this is how you please Allah in our deen that is not something that is appreciated.

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Therefore will Hadith Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the mafia, Hadith selasa. Haddad mula attesa. Watch how the hula hula Anam of Hillel. Well how do we call a sumo fella after the three companions whom the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard saying that we really want to get closer to Allah. So one makes a vow that they will fast everyday and will never break their fast. Somebody says, I will never get money I will never get married. I will not be after the pleasure of the of the flesh of the physical. And then somebody else said I will dedicate every night for prayers. I will not sleep at night. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came

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and he rebuked them because that is not how you gain the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala it gets even more beautiful where Allah Subhana Allah says, Yeah, you Hannah's Kulu me Marisa canal come holla lumpy mo wala to sorry for all mankind in Surah la cara believe it's verse number 168 or mankind eat of what We have provided for you. Collusion Rubble, eat and drink of what We have provided for you 1234 Do not be excessive. And what is nice. What is nice about this verse, even though this is a verse in Surah, Al Baqarah, which

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means that it is a Madani verse. But yet the Quran here speaks to mankind. The Quran does not say Yeah, are you Allah Xena? And it says yeah, Are you a nurse? As if the Quran is saying, even and when you look into contextually where this verse is, it speaks about the heat. But then it also says, even if you disagree with the beliefs of the Muslims, there is something that the Muslims can offer you. And that is Kulu Isobel wala 234 Eat and drink, but do not do so excessively. Because everywhere you see a you Hannah's this is supposed to be a verse that was revealed in Makkah. In the Quran, it seems to address mostly you have Lavina Ave or you who believe but in this particular one,

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and every time we see you Hannah's the commandment is usually universal after afterwards. So the Haram is very small. That's rule number one, the Haram meaning the forbidden, that is very small. Number two, self mortification is not appreciated in the deed, so depriving yourself that is not how you get the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala restraining yourself from the Haram that's how we get closer to Allah, but depriving and self mortification that is not appreciated in our deen and number three, also we said that the rules are simple. The Haram is this all you need to know is this is haram everything else is halal. And also the fourth principle that we see wherever there is haram,

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there are always alternatives. Yeah, you cannot have this wine cannot have pig meat. But then every other meat is halal. You may not drink alcohol, but then every other drink is halal. Which means that it's not a big deal. Like I you know, as parents, it's important for us to note that it's very easy to say something is haram. But I think what would make it viable is when we bring an alternative to that haram and this is what you see in Islam, for everything that Allah subhanaw taala has declared to be haram. There is a viable alternative alternative for it. And then also what you see in the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and that's why when you get to

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see the Sunnah and how the Sunnah comes comes in play, where the prophet peace be upon him says ma'am Allah Abdullah dama we shall run in botany. It said that a child of Adam has not filled a vessel worse than his stomach.

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And then he said behest with no Adam a min of puram Lokomat in your console bar. He said it would suffice. The child of Adam meaning a human be, you know, some morsels or small mouthfuls that would keep his back straight meaning that you eat in order to keep your your strength. And then he said for in Ghana, well, I would differ Island, and man must eat and if he must eat, then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, First Hulu later army was Hello Felicia Robbie, he was so lonely enough as he then let it be that 1/3 is for his food. 1/3 is for his drink. And then 1/3 is for his or her breathing in Are we ever eating to the point that you could not really breathe anymore? Y'all

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know what I'm talking about? Right? We have had this experience eight until I can't, I can't really breathe anymore.

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Every now and then they say that this is acceptable, but it cannot be a lifestyle. They say it is acceptable based also on another prophetic tradition. Where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was invited Abu Hurayrah and they were they had a small bowl of milk. And it was so small that the Prophet peace upon him said who go and invite the people and Abba Herrera is looking at the word said, invite people for this, really for this. And then he said that people kept drinking and drinking and drinking until it was my turn. And then our Ira started drinking. And then he handed the ball over to the Prophet peace be upon him. And the prophets Allah wa sallam said Asia drink and

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then he drank again. I handed the ball over to the Prophet peace be upon him. And the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, drink some more. And then he drank. And he gave it back to the Prophet peace upon him and for the first time the Prophet peace upon him said drink. And then Abu Huraira said, wala Hilah Abdullah whom a slacker is led by Hola, no more space, like it's like really just all the way full to the top. So they say that every now and then, a person may

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You may do so, but it cannot be a life, a lifestyle. So he would speak about this. It all really boils down into the notion of moderation. It really boils down to moderation. And then the Quran makes two requirements for any food to be consumed by us. And that is halal. And by Eva, what we eat must be halal. Either Halal in content or it must be halal in the way that it was acquired. And as you know that there are two types of haram. Haram Elisa T will Mahamudra up things that are intrinsically haram, the very being is haram, such as swine Prinzip. It is intrinsically haram, the very being of it is haram. But then, a stolen cow is haram. Not that the cow is intrinsically haram.

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It was haram because of the circumstances through which it was acquired. So now it says that what we consume must be halal. So the source of it must be halal. And the content of it must also be halal.

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And then the other condition ALLAH SubhanA, Allah said, by Yeva, it must be by him, it must be good, wholesome, because he sometimes thinks may be halal, but they're not necessarily good for you, a person who's diabetic and consumes sugar. Sugar is halal. But for a person who is diabetic, it's not a Yep. It's not good. It is not wholesome. So what you want to do is that you want to consume that which is halal. And simultaneously, that which is a Yep, as well. I was reading about sugar consumption in in the United States. And they spoke about 100 years ago, the average person would be lucky in the US, if they consumed 10 pounds of sugar in their lifetime. That would be like really,

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really good for that. This is like a very, very fortunate person.

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And then they speak more and more and more. So much so that they say that nowadays, the average person that would be us, our consumption of sugar is about 100 pounds a year. So where where do you find sugar? And it's amazing. I remember one time I made a vow No, I said you shouldn't but I did one time I was getting very blessed mashallah, if you don't know what I mean, I was getting big and I said in sha Allah who Allah He for 10 days, I will not consume any sugar. So when I started reading, you know what is there? I could not find a single item that did not have sugar in it.

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Milk, ketchup, meat, you name it, everything has some kind of shoe simply because it's very addictive. Okay, so it can be halal. But not necessarily a Yep, it is lawful, but it's not good. It is not, it is not wholesome. And then the Quran of course makes us

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people who are responsible, you know, our body is an Amana, as it was beautifully said, it's not your body, and it's not your money. In Islamic you know, for people who think Islamically it's neither my body nor it is my money. But rather these are things that I have been entrusted with, by Allah subhanho wa taala. And my job is to take to take care of it and the idea of maintaining the body. Finally, say that one time a group of scholars were sitting and they say which Hadith do you find to be most difficult for you to practically apply on your life?

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And you know, people started saying, me personally Islam and moderator, Kumala Jani. It is a part of a person's excellence in their religion, that they do not concern themselves with that which they do not busy themselves with that that does not concern them. Some people say Man, my curiosity man, I just, I am just so curious. I'm just constantly trying to find out and I find this very difficult. Somebody else said, Man, mankind. Mirabella Julio will follow up on Hi, Ron Alia, smart, let he or she who believe in Allah on the Day of Judgment, speak either well, that which is good, or to remain silence and man got difficulty doing that. And somebody said then, my most difficult hadith is where

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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for in nearly

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Africa Alec helped put in a little bit garlic help were in the labor Danika Alec a help for articles he helped and helped. He said the most difficult headaches for me to practically apply is where the prophet peace be upon him said, Allah has rights upon you. Your own body has rights upon you, your family has rights upon you. So give everyone their due rights. And he said, Man, I just I have not been able to do that, especially when it comes to the idea of giving my body its due rights, beginning with the intake, that what we put in, and of course, we're maintaining our body, the the, the exercises, and, and what have you, we live in an era where food production is unbelievably

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humanity has never known so much food production at this point. People speak all the time about not just we have a lot of food, but we also have a lot of unhealthy food that we are consuming, it takes a lot of self control, it takes a lot of self discipline to consume that which is halal. And that which is the Yep, that which is halal and that which is healthy. And once we pass this one, then we go into the second one and that is do so in moderation. Whether 234 Do not do it excessively. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam finally says, you know, be aware of these three thirds 1/3 is for the food. 1/3 is for the drink and 1/3 is for breathing. And if I remember correctly, man

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is the only mammal that eats beyond their full. You know, animals. Once they eat, and they reach their full, what do they do?

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They walk away

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they walk away. But we not only eat what happens when we eat our food, our full and if the food is good and free.

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Then the tendency is that we do what we eat more of it, despite the fact that we are despite the fact that we are full May Allah Subhana Allah help us uribl Alameen in making healthy choices, may Allah Subhana Allah make us of those who apply the Quranic and the prophetic principles in what we consume your apply Lamine May Allah keep us and our loved ones healthier but Allah mean physically spiritually financially, emotionally healthier, but Eileen does Aquila hair either Allah Allah mas Allah Allah and Urbino