Nawawi Hadith 43: Discouragement of overeating


الحَمْدُ لِلهِ وَالصَّلاَةُ وَالسَّلاَمُ عَلَى رَسُوْلِ اللهِ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَمَنْ وَالَاهُ وَبَعْدُ

Hadith 43: Discouragement of overeating كراهية كثرة الأكل

Hadith 43-46 consist of the additions by imam Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī (rahimahu Allah).

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Al-Miqdam ibn Ma’dikarib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The son of Adam cannot fill a vessel worse than his stomach, as it is enough for him to take a few bites to straighten his back. If he cannot do it, then he may fill it with a third of his food, a third of his drink, and a third of his breath.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2380
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Tirmidhi
عن الْمِقْدَامِ بْنِ مَعْدِيكَرِبَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا مَلَأَ آدَمِيٌّ وِعَاءً شَرًّا مِنْ بَطْنٍ بِحَسْبِ ابْنِ آدَمَ أُكُلَاتٌ يُقِمْنَ صُلْبَهُ فَإِنْ كَانَ لَا مَحَالَةَ فَثُلُثٌ لِطَعَامِهِ وَثُلُثٌ لِشَرَابِهِ وَثُلُثٌ لِنَفَسِهِ
2380 سنن الترمذي كتاب الزهد باب ما جاء في كراهية كثرة الأكل
4/188 المحدث الترمذي خلاصة حكم المحدث حسن صحيح في سنن الترمذي

Notes

If you want to be able to eat a certain way, ask Allah ta’ala to grant it to you, for He is truly the Sustainer and not the food and drink.

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