A person does not fill a container worse than his stomache…

The Prophet Muhammad
(sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said:


مَا مَلَأَ آدَمِيٌّ وِعَاءً شَرّاً مِنْ بَطْنِهِ

A person does not fill a
container worse than his stomache


بِحَسْبِ ابْنِ آدَمَ أَكَلَاتٌ يُقِمْنَ صَلْبَهُ

A few bites suffice the
son of Adam to strengthen his back (or keep himself fit)


فَإِنْ كَانَ لَا مَحَالَة

But if he must eat more


فَثُلُثٌ لِطَعَامِهِ

Then a third of the
stomach should be for his food


و ثُلُثٌ لِشَرَابِهِ

And a third for his drink


و ثُلُثٌ لِنَفَسِهِ

And a third for his breathing


Imam at Tirmidhee
collected it in his Sunan at Tirmidhi and said it was Hasan Saheeh.
Shaikh Albanee collected it in Irwaa al Ghaleel (
إرواء الغليل ) and said it had a
connected, authentic chain of narrators (
إسناده صحيح متصل )


Find a hadeeth: http://dorar.net/enc/hadith/

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