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01-04-2004 @ 7:02 PM    Notify Admin about this post
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The interpretation of the meaning of Allaah?s statement

 Al-Baqarah (2):168
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ كُلُواْ مِمَّا فِي الأَرْضِ حَلاَلاً طَيِّباً وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُواْ خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ

O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and good on the earth, and follow not the footsteps of Shaitân (Satan). Verily, he is to you an open enemy.

According to Al Imaam, Al Mufassir Muhammad Jamaaluddeen Al Qaasimee - rahimahullaah - in his tafseer entitled ?Mahaasinut Ta?weel commonly known as Tafseer al-Qaasimee the meaning of ?tayyib? in this noble aayah is: ?that which is pleasant and delicious to one?s self without being harmful to their bodies nor their intellect?.

And the Prophet - sallallaahu alaihe wa sallam - said: (There are) four (qualities) of which, if the world in its entirety passed you by there will be no blame on you if you had attained them:

1)- Sidqul Hadeeth: Truthfulness in speech.

2)- Hifdhul Amaanah: Keeping trusts.

3)- Husnul Khuluq: Perfection of character.

4)-?Iffatul Mat?am:  Abstinence (as much as possible) concerning [the] consumption of food.

Collected by Imaam At Tabaraanee and it is saheeh.

The meaning of ?iffatul mat?am? is:

a) that one does not nourish one?s self with the haraam,

b) or that which is not nutritious,

c) nor with that which possesses something doubtful

d) or increases the intake beyond what is sufficient to sustain one?s self even if it is from the halaal,

e) and one should not overeat.

In an authentic narration Abdullaah ibn Mas?ood, radiyallaahu ?anhu used to say:

al-Istihyaa? or shyness regarding Allaah is that you protect your head and what it contains, that you look after your stomach and what fills it, that you remember (constantly) death and decay.

So whoever desires the Here-after abandons the adornments of the world and whoever does that, has in reality become shy regarding Allaah with the utmost of shyness

Dawud Adib

وقال شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية :" الراد على أهل البدع مجاهد"

01-04-2004 @ 8:02 PM    Notify Admin about this post
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What is the difference between (d) and (e)?

Abu 'Abdil-'Azeez al-Misree
أبو عبد العزيز المصري

01-05-2004 @ 4:15 AM    Notify Admin about this post
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May Allaah reward you Abaa Tasneem for these beneficial posts.  I would suggest that someone put together these various benefits from the books of ahlul-'ilm and make them into a book...

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