Question How come it seems most practicing Muslims are FAT???

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Firebrand Mullah, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Firebrand Mullah

    Firebrand Mullah Hanfist Salfist Humblist

    Most pious brothers I've come across carry some extra KG's.

    How come?

    Is it true that once brothers become more religious and praticing they neglect excersizing and lock themselves up in their dorms trying to escape the fitnah of the outside world?

    Or is there some other reason? I am sure non-Muslims love their food just as much as we do. So an increase of passion for food wouldn't be a plausible hypothesis.

    What are you thoughts on this subject?

    BTW: FYI, I have gained a few kg's myself over the years which I desperately tried to loose last summer. I managed to go from 98 kg to 90. But after Ramadan I quickly saw an increase to 92 kg.
  2. Abu Aziza

    Abu Aziza member

    things are changing ya akhi!
    muslims are keeping fit these days but most try to avoid gym because of music and mixing with ladies. hopefully you will also start soon.
    sahabas were monk during the night and horsemen during the day, they had active lifestyle.
  3. AbuSulaiman

    AbuSulaiman New Member

    assalaamu alaikum

    This is so true (and i include myself in it, though at least i cycle 80 miles a week).

    I don't know what the reasons for excess-eating in practising brothers are, but it would be an interesting study. One brother I knew went abroad to study for only a few months. The next time i saw him, you could see a change in his demeanor - he had the talibul-ilm look masha'Allah - but his stomach was way out there.

    I also have a related theory. I think that the ease with which some brothers get a mark of prostration on their foreheadhead is directly related to their overweightedness. Taking myself as an example, i know that i don't pray any large number of rak'aat regularly, so how on earth did i get this prostration mark on my head? (Alhumdulillah, i have it anyway).

    The only explanation I can think of is the extra pressure placed on my forehead in sujood due to my rather large gut. And if i look around at the brothers i hang out with, i think i can see enough evidence to support my theory.
  4. Umm

    Umm New Member

    My husband says that when the local brothers study in Madinah, they always come back huge. But I guess that's Saudi culture: huge portions and no exercise.
  5. AbuSulaiman

    AbuSulaiman New Member

    Oh yeah. Its not just the practising brothers, its also lots of speakers and shaikhs too.

  6. petal

    petal iPetal

    There is no correlation between piety and obesity.
  7. abumuwahid

    abumuwahid <A HREF="showthread.php?t=70991"></A>

    I always thought that pious people would fast more often. Mondays and Thursdays or/and the Three White Day s plus Shaban, Ramadan and six days of shawal.
  8. Yasir

    Yasir لك الله يا مهبط الوحي

  9. petal

    petal iPetal

    Oh boy! There are some gems in that thread :D
  10. AbuSulaiman

    AbuSulaiman New Member

    assalaamu alaikum

    I found these useful notes from a study of a hadith in Jami al-Uloom wal-Hikam by Sh. Salim Morgan:

    On the authority of Al-Miqdaam ibn Maadiy-Karib who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah saying: "No human ever filled a vessel worse than the stomach. Sufficient for any son of Adam are some morsels to keep his back straight. But if it must be, then one third for his food, one third for his drink and one third for his breath."

    Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasaa’I, Ibn Majah – Hadith sahih.

    1. Ibn Masaweh, a Muslim doctor, said after reading this hadith: "If the people only used these words, they would avoid all diseases and maladies and the clinics and pharmacies would be idle."

    2. Another doctor, Al-Harith ibn Kalada said: That which has killed mankind is the introduction of food on top of food before it has been digested.

    3. As for spiritual benefits: humbleness of heart, strength of understanding, lessening of lower desires, lessening of personal opinions and anger, while overeating induces the opposites of all of those. Al-Hassan Al-Basri said: "O, son of Adam, eat with one third of your stomach and drink with one third and leave one third of your stomach to breathe so that you may think."

    4. Ibn Umar: A man said to Ibn Umar: Shouldn’t I bring you some jawarish? Ibn Umar said: What is that? He said: Something which aids in digesting your food after you eat. Ibn Umar said: I have not eaten to being full for four months. That is not because I am not able to do so, but I was with a group of people who were hungry more than they were full.

    5. Not reaching your goals: Muhammad ibn Wasi said: Whoever eats little will understand and make others understand and will be clear and humble. Overeating weighs a person down and keeps him from much of what he wants [to accomplish]."

    6. Al-Hassan Al-Basri: The test of Adam, peace be upon him, was food and it is your test until Qiyama. And, it used to be said: Whoever takes control of his stomach gets control of all good deeds. And: Wisdom does not reside in a full stomach. One day, Al-Hassan offered some food to his companion who said: I have eaten until I am no longer able to eat. To which Al-Hassan said: Subhaana Allah! Does a Muslim eat until he is no longer able to eat?

    7. Allah grants this world to those whom He loves and those He does not love but only grants hunger to those whom he loves.

    8. Ash-Shafi’I said: I have not filled myself in sixteen years because filling oneself makes the body heavy, removes clear understanding, induces sleep and makes one weak for worship.

    9. In Muslim and Bukhari: "The believer eats with one stomach while the kafir eats with seven stomachs." Meaning: The believer eats with the manners of Islam and in moderation, while the karif eats based on desires and gluttony and so he eats with seven stomachs.

    10. Also: "Food for one is enough for two and food for two is enough for three and food for three is enough for four."

    11. Also: From Aisha: The family of Muhammad (sas) never filled themselves with wheat bread three days in a row from the time he came to Madinah until he passed away."

    12. A Muslim should not merely follow his appetites. Allah said: {Then, they were followed by generations who neglected the prayer and followed their appetites. They will encounter a pit of fire except for those who repent…} Maryam 59-60.

    13. The best generations didn’t. "The best generation is my generation, followed by the one after them then the one after them. Then will come a people who bear witness but are not asked to bear witness, who swear oaths but do not fulfill them and fatness will appear among them." (Muslim &Bukhari).

    14. From Abi Barza that the Prophet (sas) said: "My greatest fear for you is the appetites of transgression with regard to your stomachs and your privates and the inclinations which lead astray". (Ahmad and others and its narrators are people of sahih)
  11. Abu Idris Al-Albani

    Abu Idris Al-Albani New Member

    I don't know about where you guys are at, but too much great halaal food here in NY keeps brothers fat. lol
  12. Umm Ahmed

    Umm Ahmed 2C oursels as ithers C us

    Food tastes great, but I guess this is the test on knowing when to stop.
    For muslims food is the only addiction they have, also they wear loose baggy clothes, these do not pinch you like a belt if you eat too much.
    Also I think people who are really into the deen stay indoors more, a lot of the immams that are local look a bit grey from how much they don't go out.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2009
  13. petal

    petal iPetal

    'Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food ' Hippocrates
  14. fatima_bintu_islam

    fatima_bintu_islam يا مسلمين فروا إلى الله

    The same applies to muslim sisters wallahu a'lam. Non-muslim ladies strive of hunger to show their beautiful bodies to men , while muslim females neglect their bodies since they r always walking in large clothes ( this is for unmarried sisters, married one have reasons to keep their fitness ) I beleive staying at home for women and lack of exercise is the second main reason behind it .
  15. Basil al-Mamluk

    Basil al-Mamluk is not a salafi

    sedentary lifestyle, processed food. sheikh tamim al-adnani (rahimahullah) had a lot of barakah mashaAllah :D
  16. murdiyyah

    murdiyyah [x]

    This is pretty sad. We should be striving to stay fit both to fulfill our trust to Allaah for the bodies and health He has given us and to look our best for our loved ones (and ourselves). Besides, staying fit has so many benefits, one being that it increases your energy and confidence in your work throughout the day and strengthens your will power. Exercising takes guts. Ask the people who don't work out. Staying fit can be a healthy stress due to slight diet control and routine exercise. No one is saying go anorexic, just maintain a good habit as we do in everything else in life.
  17. Abu Abdallah al-Bulghari

    Abu Abdallah al-Bulghari <A HREF="showthread.php?t=70991"></A>

    I think that drifting to the discussion of sister's bodies is a little dangerous. Let's keep it about brothers.
  18. fatima_bintu_islam

    fatima_bintu_islam يا مسلمين فروا إلى الله

    I beleive u're right , barakallahu feeka brother.
  19. Abu Aziza

    Abu Aziza member

    the answer to this topic is simple

    jihad fi sabilillah!!

    you dont need to be skinny like a footballer, as long as you can run /sprint n keep your upper body strong n able to carry heavy stuffs.
    abandonment of jihad has led most of us to live easy life, we dont even have in mind that one day we will need that extra strength to make sacrifice for the sake of Allah.
  20. Abu Aziza

    Abu Aziza member

    dr sudais will never advice you to do pressups, he doesnt think he needs it himself.

    its for khawaarij

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