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Eat and Drink but

waste not by
“And waste not by
extravagance. Verily, He likes
not Al-Musrifûn (those who
waste by extravagance)” (Al-Quran
“But spend not wastefully (your
wealth) in the manner of a
spendthrift. Verily, the spendthrifts
are brothers of the Shayaateen
(devils), and the Shaytaan
(Devil‑Satan) is ever ungrateful to his
Lord” [Al-Quran’ 17:26-27] 
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him)
commanded us to wipe the dish because we do not
know in what portion of our food the blessing lies.
[Sahih Muslim 5049]
Before eating After eating
“So, by your Lord (O Muhammad
SAW), We shall certainly call all of
them to account.” (Al-Quran 15:92)
The Prophet (peace be upon him) never
criticized any food (he was invited to) but
he used to eat if he liked the food, and
leave it if he disliked it. [Al Bukhari 320]
“…eat and drink but waste not by
extravagance, certainly He (Allâh)
likes not Al-Musrifûn (those who
waste by extravagance).” (Al-Quran 7:31)
The Prophet (SAW) has said that the son of
Adam does not fill any vessel worse than his

..If he must fill it, then 1/3 for his food, 1/3
for his drink, and 1/3 for air. [At-Trimidhi 2380]
The one who eats his fill the most, in this world,
will be hungry for the longest time on the Day of
Resurrection. [At-Tirmidhi 2015 ]
Prophet (SAW) said "The food for two
persons is sufficient for three, and the food of
three persons is sufficient for four persons.“ [
Al Bukhari 304]
A Poem



Ever thought of the morsel that got left on our plates

To get it there how much effort it takes
The unconsumed food, be it meat, fruit or bread
Nothing short of amazing, the path it has tread
Let's take the bread, so easy to throw
But the wheat it comes from, took months to grow.

The soil was tilled, the weeds taken out

Fertilizer and nutrients were placed in the ground
Once the seeds were planted, it was important to check
That the plants were free from disease and insects

Many months later came harvest time

When the wheat heads 'nodded' then came cutting time
Then came the shaking out of the heads
The kernel was separated from all of the rest

Once the removal of impurities was done

The wheat was broken down, so that separation
could be done
From coarse particles to flour also took time
It was again a long process to bleach and refine
From the mill to the markets was no short road
From there, to the factory that bakes bread and rolls
It's a lot of hard work, all down the line
Not to mention the money and all of that time
So let's think again when we're tempted to leave
That morsel of food - what a waste it would be!

Be it veggies, fruit, meat, how it got to your plate

It's a similar road like that bread had to take
It's such a shame that others somewhere
Are starving to death, while we don't care
So you and I, let's make a pact
Leaving food on our plates -

No More Of That.