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Do not eat and drink too much...
« on: April 18, 2018, 11:42:58 PM »
As'salamu Alaikum dear brothers and sisters in Islam,

Here is a new entry that I just entered at the Quran Moral Code article.  See Entry #240.  This one is more for me (me being overweight) than it is for anyone else here:

Do not eat and drink excessively.  Do not be gluttonous.  Do not eat unhealthy food or in unhealthy ways.  Do not embrace bad eating habits.  Do not eat and drink too much.  Allah Almighty does not love those who are excessive:

‏7:31 يابني ادم خذوا زينتكم عند كل مسجد وكلوا واشربوا ولاتسرفوا انه لايحب المسرفين

[007:031] O children of Adam ! take your adornment at every time and place of worship, and eat and drink  كلوا واشربوا, but be not immoderate انه لايحب المسرفين; surely, HE does not love those who are immoderate.

A person who is musrif مسرف, which is what al-musrifeen المسرفين above is derived from, is a person who is evil, corrupt, defiant.  Take the following examples:

7:81 انكم لتاتون الرجال شهوة من دون النساء بل انتم قوم مسرفون

[007:081]  "For ye practise your lusts on men in preference to women : ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds  مسرفون."

Here the doomed sodomites of Sodom and Gomorrah were called مسرفون.  So eating unhealthy food and/or embracing bad eating habits does indeed fall under sarf سرف, because the person is here is doing evil to him/herself via eating and drinking.

Other translations of Noble Verse 7:31 above:

[007:031] O Children of Adam! Look to your adornment at every place of worship, and eat and drink, but be not prodigal. Lo! He loveth not the prodigals.

[007:031] O children of Adam, take your decent apparel at every place of worship, and eat and drink, but be not guilty of excess; for He loveth not those who are guilty of excess.

[007:031] O children of Adam, you shall be clean and dress nicely when you go to the masjid. And eat and drink moderately; Surely, He does not love the gluttons.

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So if you're fat, then lose weight.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah


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