Q: I cannot control my nafs. It has become so difficult. Especially since I eat too much and I know that I am not hungry and I have a serious digestion problem. I know it hardens the heart but I can’t stop. Not only this, in many other matters I have found that I can’t control my nafs. What do I do?
A: Don’t lose hope. Go on trying.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.