Discipline and moderation in one’s eating

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I am fond of eating food three times a day e.g. breakfast, lunch and dinner and in between these meals I eat some kind of snacks like sandwiches or samoosas etc and I am doing this for a very long time and it has become a habit. I feel shamed and regret for what I am doing but this thing has become so habitual that upon trying to quit I cannot, I can just control for one or two days and again I do the same. Is this a sinful Act? Please advise on this matter. 


A: It is not sinful. However for health reasons it is better for you to create discipline and moderation in your eating habits.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)