Gluttony

Gluttony is the over-indulgence and over-consumption of food, drink, or wealth items to the point of extravagance or waste. A lot of gluttony is born of boredom and feeling emptiness inside. Christians consider it as one of the seven deadly sins and all of the Muslim scholars, those who authored books on Spirituality (Tasawwuf) and those who didn’t, spoke about ‘Gluttony’ as being a spiritual disease.

The way of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and His companions was to minimise food intake to that which keeps one’s back straight; to eat only when necessary. And the ⅓ of food, ⅓ of drink and ⅓ for air, is the upper limit which Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and many of His companions *never* had.

About 25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations; that’s about 9 Million people a year.

During this blessed month of Ramadhān we can easily control our diet, cultivate our desires, remember the needy and donate at least £1/day.

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