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The stomach is the house of illness. (Arabic proverb)

The stomach is the house of illness. (Arabic proverb)

Prophet (s) said:

ما ملأ ابن آدم وعاءً شراً من بطنه

The son of Adam does not fill any container worse than his stomach. (Tirmidhi)

So people say, “I have a stomach ache.” What did you eat? Prophet (s) often told Sahaabah (r) to make sure they reserve one-third of their digestive system for water, one-third for air and one-third for food. He said, “We are a group of people who don’t eat unless we are hungry and we don’t eat to our fill, we leave one-third of the intestine empty.” He said, “The stomach is the house of illness,” because Allah gave him eyes to see what is in the stomach, in which Allah has put all kind of sicknesses and health problems start in your stomach. Just as you have a nervous system, they say there is another in the digestive system, the magz, “lower brain”; if it is not working well your life is miserable.

Allah (swt) gave him to see, which is the beginning of, “I observe the `amal of my Ummah every moment,” which is 24 hours: as the Earth turns, 24 hours of action passes. The Prophet (s) can see and we cannot. Scientists say there are three-trillion cells that Allah rejuvenates every month through a continuous reaction. The digestive system is controlled by 100,000 billion good and bad bacteria; Prophet (s) saw that and said the stomach is the house of sickness. Who is controlling that?

Awliyaullah remind us to say “Bismillah” before we eat to turn our food into barakah, as most of the food has bacteria and problems. As soon as you put the food in your mouth, 300 angels are assigned to every bite to make it digestable! SubhaanAllah, bacteria are a living species. How do angels know the good bacteria from the bad? Prophet (s) told us about it 1400 years ago, and recently scientists discovered there are 100,000 billion bacteria in the gut, each with its own defense, their own compound and soldiers. That is why when our body is under attack, all the defense comes out to defend it. You take antibiotics to strengthen the defense, and Allah granted Prophet (s) to see that. How can we describe it? When Allah gives He gives. Allah is the Creator, He created that complicated system to show His Greatness.

لَخَلْقُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ أَكْبَرُ مِنْ خَلْقِ النَّاس

Truly the creation of the Heavens and the Earth is greater than the creation of Man. (Surat Ghafir, 40:57)

He said, “The creation of Heavens and Earth is more complicated than human beings,” although you have 100,000 billion bacteria in your stomach!

وَمَا أُوتِيتُم مِّن الْعِلْمِ إِلاَّ قَلِيلاً

(O Mankind!) Of knowledge, only a little is communicated to you. (Surat al-Israa’, 17:85)

Whatever we have been given from knowledge is a little bit, and we are amazed there are 100,000 billion bacteria. Where are they living, did you check? SubhaanAllah. He gave knowledge to human beings of what they don’t know.

عَلَّمَ الْإِنسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ

Taught man what he did not know. (Surat al-`Alaq, 96:5)

He said, “With all that knowledge, I gave very little.” The rest of the knowledge He gave to Prophet (s), `Uloom al-Awwaleen wa ‘l-Akhireen, which in Shari`ah means He specified to Prophet (s) everything about science and Prophet (s) gave Shari`ah to his Sahaabah (r).

سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّى يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ

We will show them Our Signs on the horizon and in their own selves until it becomes evident to them that it is the Truth. (Surah Fussilat, 41:53)

How did they count 100,000 billion bacteria? Maybe they took a small piece of intestine smaller than this finger, and then multiplied the mass by the number of bacteria. It was a recent documentary and scientists were amazed. Allahu Akbar! From Allah’s Greatness, put your head in sajda and never lift it up!

Wa min Allahi ‘t-tawfeeq, bi hurmati ‘l-habeeb, bi hurmati ‘l-Fatihah.

Awliyaullah remind us to say “Bismillah” before we eat to turn our food into barakah, as most of the food has bacteria and problems. As soon as you put the food in your mouth, 300 angels are assigned to every bite to make it digestable! SubhaanAllah, bacteria are a living species. How do angels know the good bacteria from the bad? Prophet (s) told us about it 1400 years ago, and recently scientists discovered there are 100,000 billion bacteria in the gut, each with its own defense, their own compound and soldiers.

That is why when our body is under attack, all the defense comes out to defend it. You take antibiotics to strengthen the defense, and Allah granted Prophet (s) to see that. How can we describe it? When Allah gives He gives. Allah is the Creator, He created that complicated system to show His Greatness.

لَخَلْقُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ أَكْبَرُ مِنْ خَلْقِ النَّاس
Truly the creation of the Heavens and the Earth is greater than the creation of Man. (Surat Ghafir, 40:57)

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