10-Having Just Enough– Awaken- Shaykh Abdullah Misra

In the tenth episode of this series, Shaykh Abdullah Misra covers five hadiths from Kitab al-Riqaq, which convey the cure to a hard heart and provide a means to reach Allah Most High. The first hadith focuses on the underestimated blessings upon awakening from sleep; having safety, health, and provisions. The second hadith provides guidance on the quantity of food and drink to be consumed daily, resulting in optimum health and strength to worship Allah Most High.

In the third hadith, Shaykh Abdullah explains the importance of remembering the reasons for eating since those who are satiated the longest in this world are hungry the longest on the Day of Judgement. The fourth hadith identifies wealth as the spiritual trial of followers of the Holy Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) which can also be manifested in overeating and overindulging.

The last hadith compares the blessings accumulated on Earth by mankind to the small percentage sent forth for the Hereafter. Indeed, the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) was given the gift of true eloquence, characterized by the brevity of speech in combination with a multitude of meanings.



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