Thursday, July 12, 2012

Eating to Fast [Not fasting to eat]


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,

It is reported that once, some good food was served to Anas [Ibn Mâlik] – Allâh be pleased with him, and [the person who served the food] was well off enough to afford good food. As he was eating, he kept a morsel of the food in his mouth for a while, then looked at the people and began to cry. Then he said, “By Allâh, I have accompanied people who, if they could get hold of this kind of food, would have fasted even more often, and spent less time not fasting. One of them would find only milk mixed with water [as food], which he would drink and then fast on.”

Al-Mu’âfâ b. ‘Imrân, Kitâb Al-Zuhd article 215.
Source: Sayings of the salaf

4 comments:

Rahmah Saad said...

as salamu alaykum....sister...MasyaAllah...love your blog...jazakAllah khayr....take care sis.. May this Ramadan brings us barokah & make us stronger & more patient...Ameen :)

Dana said...

wa'alaykum assalam :) wa eyaki sis, Ameen to your Dua. Insha'Allah ya rabb. xxx

Hani@Craftionary said...

Very well said! Have a wonderful Ramadan. :) Found your blog via a facebook friend.
I have a Ramadan and Eid party supplies giveaway going on right now! Come and participate.
http://www.craftionary.net/2012/07/lantern-court-ramadan-and-eid-giveaway.html
Have a nice day!

Dana said...

Thank you Hani! Nice to meet you too :) I will have a look. Have a lovely day too ;)

Post a Comment