One-third portion each for food, drink, and breathing

[throughbitsnpcs] one-third food-water-air

Miqdad bin Ma`dikarib (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say: “No man fills a container worse than his stomach. A few morsels that keep his back upright are sufficient for him. If he has to, then he should keep one-third for food, one-third for drink and one-third for his breathing.”

Commentary:  This Hadith dissuades us from overeating as this causes laziness and affects one’s health.

[Riyad us-Saliheen, Book of Miscellany, Chapter 56, No. 516]



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