Excellence of Hunger


The ‘Madani Guard of the Stomach’ is to refrain from consuming Haram (forbidden) food & drink and to eat even less Halal (permissible) food than one’s appetitie.

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Details:  The Excellence of Hunger,

*[A5] Paperback – 157 pages,
by Mawlana Ilyas Attar al-Qadiri.
Translated by Majlis-e-Tarajim,
Published by Dawat e Islami, Karachi.


Madani Guard of the Stomach ‘ !

Dawat e Islami is pleased to present the English translation of the famous urdu book ‘Payt ka Qufl-e-Madinah’! This book is also available in Bangladeshi translation.

What does ”Madani Guard” of the stomach mean ?

The ‘Madani Guard of the Stomach’ is to refrain from consuming Haram (forbidden) food & drink and to eat even less Halal (permissible) food than one’s appetitie. On this subject Hujjat al-Islam (The Proof of Islam) Sayyiduna Imam al-Ghazali, alayhi ar-Rahman w’al-Ridwan, has stated :

Whosoever eats only when he is hungry and withdraws (his hand)
from the food while still hungry, will never be in need of a doctor.
Therefore food should only be consumed when one is absolutely
.” —Ihya Ulum al-Din, Vol 2, PP5.

Complete with references.

Table of Contents :

Du’a for Reading the Book,
—Translator’s Notes,
—Transliteration Chart,

—The Excellence of Hunger,

—What does “Madani Guard” of the Stomach Mean?
—Intentional Hunger,
—The Neighbourhood of the Holy Prophet  in Paradise,
—The Blessed Hunger of the Holy Prophet, Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam,
—Hungry for Many Nights,
—The Food of the Blessed Family,
—Spiritual Insight,
—Two Stones Tied to the Stomach,
—Attainment of Respect,
—Affectionate Sentiments,
—The Hunger of Prophet Musa, ‘alayhi as-Salaam,
—The Hunger of Prophet Dawud, ‘alayhi as-Salaam,
—The Hunger of Prophet ‘Isa, ‘alayhi as-Salaam,
—The Hunger of Sayyiduna Yahya, Radi Allahu ta’ala anhu,
—Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah, Radi Allahu ta’ala anha, would Cry,
—True Devotees Should Reflect,
—The Story of an Islamic Sister,
—Eating Just Once Every Two Days,
—Eating Once a Day,
—How is it to Eat Three Times a Day?
—Eating Once and Fasting,
—Fasting with One Meal,
—Fast with Enthusiasm,
—Gold Equal to Earth,
—A Dining Cloth Made of Gold,
—Condemnation of those who eat 3 times a day,
—Survival on Dates and Water,
—Better than the Whole Night’s Worship,
—The Treasure of Hunger and Gratification for it,
—The Perils of a Doubtful Morsel,
Salah Rejected for 40 Days,
—The Punishment for Consuming a Haram Morsel,
—A Person’s Chest is Filled with Nur,
—Four Pearls of Wisdom,
—The Fear of a Bad End,
—The Cover of Religion,
—The Sweetness of Worship,
—Who will be Hungry on the Day of Judgement?
—The Saint with Green Skin,
—Distribution of Almonds and Sugar at a Funeral,
—The Key to the World,
—Whose Stomach will be Full on the Judgement Day?
—The Blazing Heat of the Day of Judgement,
—His Nafs Took Him to Hell,
—Ten Advantages of Hunger,
—A Banquet on the Day of Judgement,
—The Doors of Paradise and Hell,
—Physical Fitness,
—Six Perils of Filling the Stomach,
—Dry Bread and Salt,
—Excessive Eating Impairs Wisdom,
—The Reason for the Hardness of Heart,
—Seven Morsels,
—The Perils of Filling the Stomach,
—One of the Reasons of Nocturnal Emission,
—Satan Circulates in the Body like Blood,
—Two Rivers,
—Hungry for Forty Days,
—Six Pearls of Wisdom,
—The One who Fills his Stomach is Disgraced,
—Why Emphasis on Remaining Hungry?
—Fearlessness from the Divine Hidden Plan is a Grave Sin,
—Respite from Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala,
—Regarding Sin as a Good Act is Kufr,
—The Du’a of the Holy Prophet, Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam,
—Four from Forty Thousand,
—Seven Intestines,
—The Meaning of Seven Intestines,
—The Difference between a Momin’s Diet and a Hypocrite’s,
—The food of Imam Amad Raza, Radi Allahu anhu,
—Seven Madani Pearls,
—Ritual Ablution (Wuzu) after Twelve Days,
—A Traveller of the Madani Qafilah,
—Hungry for Three Days,
—A Bowl of Milk and Seventy Companions )
—Independence from People,
—Ineffective Advice,
—Smell at the Time of Death,
—When You Eat a Lot, You also have to Earn a Lot,
—No Pleasure in Worship,
—Unconsciousness Due to Hunger,
—A Mysterious Pain,
—If only Hunger could be Purchased,
—Food is being Purchased Everywhere,
—To Eat in Excess is the Attribute of the Disbelievers,
—Strength in Hunger,
—Attainment of Tasawwuf,
—I am the Worst Person,
—They Used to Fall Down Due to Hunger,
—Hungry for Many Days,
—Remaining Hungry for One Year
—How Long can a Person Live without Eating and Drinking?
—How Much Should a Common Person Eat?
—The Cure for a Sick Heart,
—The Bird that Lives a Thousand Years,
—A Mosquito Can Kill a Camel,
—The Fat Mosquito, etc, etc

Actual contents are much greater than above !!

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