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Proper eating habits in Ramzaan

Come let’s follow the Eating habits & teachings of Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
in Ramzaan & pick the barkat & be diseases free. Let this Ramzaan be the best Ramzaan of our life. Come join the mission of leaving wrong eating habits & adopt the respected Eating habits & teachings of Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم in Ramzaan so that the whole year will be peaceful for us. Insha Allah. : Reference of all below are in Books of Sunnah.

To confirm the references please refer lesson no. 41 Eating Habits of Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.   
Some wrong eating habits in Ramzaan
1. We eat fruits along with food stuff while breaking the fast; In respected Quran, fruits are mentioned first, that means fruits should be eaten first.
2. We eat fry items, boil items, snacks, cooked food, milk products etc all together or combination of some above said food items, this is against the eating habits of Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم means Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم never ate many items of food at same time. He صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم ate the simplest food.

Narrated by Abdullah Ibn Umar رضي الله عنه that Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم forbade two kinds of food; to sit at cloth on which wine is drunk; and to eat by a man while lying on his stomach. : Reference Abu Dawud: 3774; Book no. 28; In English Book no. 27; Hadees no. 3765.

3. Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم never ate lot of quantity & lot of variety (dishes) together at one time, as we do in Ramzaan while breaking the fast (iftaar).

Malik Bin Dinar relates that Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم never ever filled his stomach with bread, nor with meat except in the situation of dafaf. Malik Bin Dinar asked a Bedouin man: What is dafaf? He responded: That he would eat with the people. : Reference Shamaa’il Muhammadiyah; Book no. 9; Hadees no. 72; In English; Book no. 9; Hadees no. 68.
Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها says that Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم & His family never ate full stomach (barley bread) for two consecutive days. : Reference Shamaa’il Muhammadiyah; Book no. 25; Hadees no.143; In English; Book no. 24; Hadees no. 135.
Miqdam Bin Madikarib رضي الله عنه says that Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said “Human fills no worse vessel than his stomach, few mouthful morsels are enough to keep the spine straight, if you want to fill it then fill 1/3 with food, 1/3 with water & keep 1/3 for air”. : Reference Ibn Ma-jah: 3474; Book no. 29; In English volume no. 4 Book 29, Hadees no 3349.
It is Sunnah & taught by Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم to fill the 1/3 stomach by eating, 1/3 by water & keep 1/3 for air (means empty) & Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم ate only when felt hungry & never ate full stomach. Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم ate simple & inexpensive food. : Reference Shamail e Koebra; volume no. 1; page no. 190 & 200.

4. Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم ate food to maintain the health & to satisfy the hunger & used food to treat diseases, we do not do so.
5. We eat & drink all together while iftaar & fill the stomach. Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم use to drink water after sometime of meals.
6. We eat speedily & do not chew the food properly, & take big morsels (niwala) in hurry to eat & go for magrib salah. Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم use to eat with three fingers (thumb, index & middle) & take small morsels & chew food properly. In hurry & hunger we forget to recite the fast breaking Dua also (Roza kholne ki Dua).

Kaa’b Bin Malik رضي الله عنه said that Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم used to eat with three fingers and not wipe his before licking it (the fingers).  : Reference Abu Dawud: 3848 Book no. 28; In English Book no. 27; Hadees no. 3839.

7. We get involved in eating after aazaan (iftaar) & do not pray (Dua mangna) in haste & greed to eat.
8. Also we do not give answer of aazaan properly while iftaar.
9. We leave the dastarkhwaan as it is and get up after iftaar or meals, The Sunnah is that we should sit first & than spread the dastarkhwaan & than keep eatables on it, & after eating  first, pick up the remaining eatables then pick the dastarkhwaan & than get up & leave the place.

Narrated by A’isha رضي الله عنها that Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم forbade standing up before the food had been cleared away. : Reference Ibn Ma-jah: 3419; Book no. 29; In English volume no. 4; Book 29, Hadees no 3294. (means first pick all the remaining eatables & pick the Dastarkhwaan & than get up).

 10. We gents miss the magrib jamat due to eating.
11. Also we miss esha & tarahbih jamat due to lot of eating & wrong habits of eating.
12. We fell a lot of ill, during Ramzaan & suffer from indigestion, stomach pain, acidity, loose motions, food poisoning & etc due to wrong eating habits in Ramzaan.

13. We buy eatables, snacks etc from stalls which fail to keep hygiene & we get ill. Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said eating in market place is immodesty. : Reference Shamail e Koebra; volume no. 1; page no. 85.

14. We eat a lot of spicy, oily & fatty food substances while iftaar.
15. Due to wrong eating habit & lot of eating after roza, we are criticized by other religions.
16. We have a lot of iftaar parties.
17. Ladies spend a lot of time in preparing various eating items which are not proper for our health & not according to eating habits of Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.
18. We are not able to offer the magrib & tarahbih salah due to wrong eating habits in Ramzaan.
19. We have excessive gas, flatulence & acidity due to wrong eating habits in Ramzaan.
20. We go to sleep after iftaar, Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم prohibited sleeping after meals.
21. And many more wrong things are done.
Proper eating habits in Ramzaan in light of sunnats (teachings of Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) & modern science.

This part of the lesson is very important, let’s perform & spread these teaching so that this Ramzaan becomes the best Ramzaan of our life Aameen.
1. Fruits are mentioned before meat in Quranic verses (chapter Al-Waqia 56: 20, 21. & chapter At-toor 52: 22 in both verses, fruits are mentioned first.
We should eat some fruits of one or two variety only (not much) maximum 3 varieties & 3 to 5 dates & drink a glass of sharbat of jaw sattu, or mix jaw (barley) sattu (2 teaspoon) in milk sharbat or in milk shake or in any other drinks, but do not drink pain water. Do not drink plan water because according to Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم‘s guidance & teachings we should not drink water after eating fruits.
2. Try to break the fast in masjid so that you can give answer of aazan, pray Dua, offer magrib jamat & salah properly, you will not have to run or rush for the jamat which is against the teaching of Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. (But remember the eatables should be fruits & Jaw sattu sharbat only).
This will help us to offer magrib salah peacefully than after magrib do other ibaadats or whatever work you have.
Please note do not eat any eatables till 45 minutes to 1 hour, let the fruits get digested.

Fruits are light to digest & give us instant energy, provide us vital vitamins & minerals which are important for our body, please let the body get the vital nutrition from the fruits.

Than after 45 minutes to 1 hour of breaking the fast with fruits, the fruits will get digested than eat your meal, but the meal should be light like sareed.

I have given below about sareed, talbinah & jaw (barley) sattu.

Dear members please try the new method this Ramzaan & feel the difference, Insha Allah this
Ramzaan will be our best Ramzaan of our life.

After esha & tarahbih salah, drink 1 glass of water every 45 minutes (total 4 glasses of plain water) Remember this time we are in warm climate & Water is essential for the body function.

Try not to eat anything after esha salah because you can eat well in sahri. If you eat after esha salah also, the sahri is very soon the duration between esha & sahri is not much.
The food will not get digested till sahri & this may cause gas, indigestion & many other problems.

And if you do not eat after esha salah than you can eat well in sahri & you will get strength for the whole fasting day.

If you have a strong desire to eat after Esha salah, than eat a light soft diet like custard, pudding or any light homemade thing in little quantity.

Remember Ramzaan is not an eating month. We eat the whole 11 months. If you eat a heavy meal after esha, that will not digest till sahri & you will not able to eat in sahri properly.

In sahri do not eat biscuits, Bakery products, bread etc because they cause gas & get fermented soon in stomach. Eat sareed which I had mentioned in my Lesson no. 28. Jaw (barley) in my Book, or eat talbinah, Talbinah is Sunnah of Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, this will be best, because it will give you the all nutrition required by the body & you will not feel thirsty. I have given detail about sareed, talbinah & jaw (barley) sattu further.

Do not try to over eat because the amount we eat is not important, but how much we can digest that is important. If the food remains in the stomach for a longer period it gets fermented in the stomach and will cause various problems like indigestion, gas, vomiting, motion, pain in stomach, sour blanching, acidity & etc, and we will get irritated the whole day.

Ramzaan is to kill the nafs, & by eating according to our nafs, do not fulfill the aim of Ramzaan. Please do not feel negative, be positive & expect the truth. Pull yourself together and decide to eat iftaar & sahri according to the teaching of Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.

Cook thin salan (gravy) soup like, with little spices, little fats (not much). Dip pieces of chapatti in it & eat, by this the food will get in equal condition, it will be light to digest & will keep us free from acidity & other problems; It will keep you free from excessive thirst.

Do not drink milk with meals. Special non vegetarian diet, do not eat meat & egg together, do not eat meat & milk together, and do not eat many varieties in sahri.

Muslim Brothers please try to break the fast In masjid because you will be free from following

Rushing & run for magrib salah, Missing magrib salah, not doing Dua, not giving answer of aazan, eating in haste, waiting for woozoo, Not getting place for magrib salah, joking while iftaar, I and you will be free from much more.

Jaw is very good for health and prevents thirst, Please drink any sharbat or juice containing jaw sattu as you get up for sehri & than pray Tahaj’jud salah & do other ibaadats. Than eat sahri. (Sareed it best for sahri), Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم liked sareed very much amongst all dishes, Lets alive his Sunnah this Ramzaan. (Eat sareed twice a week at least).

Scientific benefits of Islamic fasting. (Roza)

1. Islamic fasting strengthens the immune system.
2. Protects the body against many diseases.
3. Improves function of lymphatic cells.
4. Increases in number of T lymphocytes.
5. Increases antibodies in blood.
6. Protects us from obesity.
7. Improves metabolism of the body.
8. Increases physical energy.
9. Reduces chances of kidney stones because by fasting, sodium in blood increases & prevents crystallization of calcium in kidneys.
10. Removes accumulated toxins out of the body.
11. Controls sexual desire.
12. Controls cholesterol, testosterone levels.
13. Prevents thrombosis, diabetes, atherosclerosis, blood pressure, heart diseases, peripheral vascular diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, acidity & etc
14. Acts on healing of ulcers
15. No harm to pregnant& nursing ladies
16. Improves digestion & absorption.
17. It gives rest to all systems of the body like digestive system, endocrine system & etc.
18. It gives the body a chance to use out the stock & stores of the body like vitamin, fats, minerals & etc that were stored for the last 11 months.
19. A fresh storage system gets activated after the stores are empty.
20. Reduces fats if the bod.
21. Improves function of endocrine glands.
22. Reduces blood glucose & controls diabetes.
23. Improves fertility in women & men.
24. Improves ability to learn & memory.
25. Sick & weak cells are destroyed.
26. Improves muscles function.
27. Improves heart rate.
28. The stores get empty like liver & etc.
29. The body gets a retro grade change Retro grade changes means opposite to normal way. Means for the last 11 months we eat in day & fast at nights & in ramzaan we fast in day & fast at nights naturally. This is retro grade changes, & it is very necessary according to modern science for all functions & systems. Example retro grade rotation is found in mars planet & other planets. And earth is going to have a retro grade rotation also, according to Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم‘s sayings. There are many more scientific benefits of Islamic fasting.

Method of preparing Talbinah

1. Take 2 to 3 teaspoon of jaw (barley) sattu. I will explain later how to prepare sattu.
2. Add the sattu in 1 glass milk & mix vigorously in mixer or manually.
3. Than boil the mixture properly on a low flame for 10 to 15 minutes till the mixture gets thick & fumes of jaw & milk comes.
4. Than let it cool a little and add 3 to 5 teaspoon of honey in it.
5. Then use it in Luke warm condition & again & again.
6. Give talbinah to ill patient, old, pregnant & etc.
7. Always prepare fresh & serve.
8. Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم many time break the fast with talbinah

How to prepare jaw (barley) sattu

1. Take some jaw (barley) grain with husk.
2. Take a pan put some pure ghee in it & heat the ghee little
3. Then put the jaw (barley) grains in the pan and roast them a little
4. Then keep them for self cooling
5. Then grind them into flour (Also you can roast the flour), and store (This is sattu).

What is sareed & how to prepare it?

1. Take some meat of goat or lamb, cut the meat into small pieces than boil it, as we do while preparing soups.
2. Smash the boiled meat into small fibers (specially of lamb or goat). Add required amount of water & put the smashed meat in it along with the soup obtained while boiling the meat & prepare soup in routine way.
3. When the soup is read put small pieces of jaw (barley) chappati or jaw bread init & cover the vessel with a plate for 5 minutes. Than serve it.

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