May 31, 2012

Eating Healthy

By Ummul Qawaareera


Our bodies are a trust from Allah 
He is the possessor
Of our souls
So we must feed our bodies
With that
Which will make us whole

Our bodies are a trust from Allah
So we must feed our minds
We must feed our hearts
And maintain healthy lives

Our bodies are a trust from Allah
And the character of Islam is modesty
So we must eat in moderation
So our minds can be alive
And our bodies can be healthy

Our bodies are a trust from Allah
With every day as we wake
We must praise Allah
And consume healthy nourishment
For Allaah's sake
With each day as it turns

And as time passes by
We must nourish our bodies
So we can increase in worship
And feel our eeman rise
And when we decide
On what will benefit our souls

We must keep in mind
That for our du'aa to be accepted
Our food must be lawful
And as our bodies are a trust from Allah
And the Hour is decreed
Before we are brought to account
We must take heed

From Allaah we have come
And to Him we shall return
So for the day we have to stand before Allah
Let's aim to be pure

It was related by Muslim on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that Allaah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, Allah is good and accepts only what is good. Indeed, Allaah commands the believers with what He commands the Messengers and He (may He be Exalted) says: O (you) Messengers! Eat of the Tayyibât [all kinds of Halâl foods which Allâh has made lawful (meat of slaughtered eatable animals, milk products, fats, vegetables, fruits, etc.] and do righteous deeds.

And: O you who believe (in the Oneness of Allâh - Islâmic Monotheism)! Eat of the lawful things that We have provided you with.

Then he (peace be upon him) mentioned a man who has travelled on a long journey and is dishevelled and covered with dust; he stretches forth his hands to the heaven, (saying)

"O Lord, O Lord", but his food is Haram (prohibited), his drink is Haram, his cloth is Haram, and all his nourishment is Haram, so how can his Du'aa' (supplication) be accepted?

[Muslim, Sahih, Book on Zakah, no. 1015; Al-Tirmidhy, Sunan, Book on Tafsir, no. 2989; Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Musnad, vol. 2, p. 328; and Al-Darimy, Sunan, Book on heart-softening narrations, no. 2717.]


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