Sunday, October 29, 2006

On over-eating

Umar (ra) would encourage exercise, and was against obesity. He said:

'O people, beware of over-eating. Because it makes you lazy in your salah. And it makes your body weak. And it makes you unhealthy. And Allah dislikes the obese man. And you should be modest in your food. Because it is closer to righteousness, and further from excess; and makes you stronger in worshipping Allah. And you will perish when your desires become more likeable to you than Allah (or religion).'

Note: Obesity here refers to obesity caused by over-eating.


Source: Umar ibn AlKhattab His Life & Times, Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki

3 comments:

H said...

May Allah SWT reward for everytime we read your blog

-H

Humairah Irfan said...

Hehe Hafsa.. you're my only reader! :)
Jazakillah for the duas... I hope this blog becomes an inspiration for you, me and many!

H said...

nah, im sure you have many more anonymouse users! :P