Please do take the time out to watch the following documentary with your family and share it with your friends. Strange that we need a film to explain this, but we are living in a world where the natural has become unnatural and the unnatural natural. The food and drink that we knowingly consume on a daily basis is slowly killing us and we are leaving behind the same pattern for our offspring to follow. This lively and entertaining documentary illustrates this pattern of behavior, why it is terrible for us and what we can do to turn it around and live a healthier lifestyle, Insha’Allah.
“Eat from the good things with which We have provided you.” (The Noble Quran 7:160)
“No human ever filled a vessel worse than the stomach. Sufficient for any son of Adam are some morsels to keep his back straight. But if it must be, then one third for his food, one third for his drink and one third for his breath.” (Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasaa’I, Ibn Majah – Hadith Sahih, Hadith No. 47)
Really think about following Ayah: Are we just like the Bani Israel who rejected Allah’s bounty and do we also believe that we know what is better for us than He does? Or that we can make any better what He has already made perfect?
“And [recall] when you said, “O Moses, we can never endure one [kind of] food. So call upon your Lord to bring forth for us from the earth its green herbs and its cucumbers and its garlic and its lentils and its onions.” [Moses] said, “Would you exchange what is better for what is less?” (The Noble Quran 2:61)
If this is not convincing enough then chew on this: Are we going to be eating potato chips and drinking pop / cola in Jannah? Is this our idea of the best food? Allah (SWA) gave us the food of Jannah on earth, if we cannot eat it now, how will we enjoy it then?
“The best generation is my generation, followed by the one after them then the one after them. Then will come a people who bear witness but are not asked to bear witness, who swear oaths but do not fulfill them and fatness will appear among them.” (Muslim &Bukhari)
Ash-Shafi’I said: “I have not filled myself in sixteen years because filling oneself makes the body heavy, removes clear understanding, induces sleep and makes one weak for worship.”