True Gratitude For Food

Every age has its considerations and our age is one of encouragement, instilling hope and gratitude. With this Shaykh Faraz Rabbani begins this brief but beautiful podcast about why it is from the Prophetic example to be grateful for every morsel of food we are blessed with.

Photo by Kārlis Dambrāns.

The Need For Wisdom and Knowledge – Fath al-Mawsuli and Imam Ghazali

On the Heart, Wisdom and Knowledge

Fath al-Mawsuli (Allah have mercy on him) said:

Doesn’t a sick person who is deprived of food and drink die?… It is the same with the heart: if it is kept from wisdom and knowledge for three days, it dies….”

Imam Ghazali (Allah have mercy on him) comments:

He has spoken the truth, for the nourishment of the heart is knowledge and wisdom, and it is through them that the heart has life.

[Ghazali, Ihya’ `Ulum al-Din, 1.7]