بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
و لا تقتلوا أنفسكم إنَّ اللهَ كان بكم رحيمًا
“…And do not kill yourselves, surely Allah is Ever Merciful with you.” [An-Nisaa: 29]
Imam Ash-Shawkaani states, while commenting on this verse: “O Muslims some among you should not kill others among you, unless it is for a reason firmly established in the legislation. Or (its intent is) do not kill yourselves by way of perpetrating sins, or the intent of the prohibition relates to an individual literally killing himself. In reality, there is no restriction on anyone applying this verse in coincidence to all of these meanings.
From what alludes to this is Amr ibn-ul-Aas adopting it as proof for not taking a bath with cold water while in a state of major ritual impurity during the battle of Dhaatus-Salaasil, as the Prophet -sallahu alayhi wa sallam- acknowledged his proof. This (hadith) is found within the musnad of Ahamd, and the sunan of Abu Dawud.” [فتح القدير]
The hadith referenced is as follows:
Amr ibn-ul-Aas said: “I had a wet dream on a cold night during the war expedition of Dhaatus Salaasil, and I feared that if I bathed I would be destroyed (die as a result), thus I made tayammum instead, and prayed fajr. So they (those present) mentioned this to the Prophet -sallahu alayhi wa sallam- as a result he said, “O Amr did you pray with your comrades while in a state of ritual impurity?” So I informed him of that which prevented me from bathing and subsequently said, indeed I heard that Allah said –And do not kill yourselves, surely Allah is Ever Merciful with you-. The Prophet -sallahu alayhi wa sallam- laughed and did not say anything (that indicates disapproval).”
In light of this, I advise my brothers and sisters in Islam to be cautious from certain ingredients found in a lot of consumer products that are, in reality, poison and possibly toxic. They are as follows:
1: Trisodium Phosphate
It is an inorganic salt like compound, a chemical, most notably used as paint thinner which is harmful and considered hazardous to the environment. Unfortunately the FDA declared this chemical safe for consumption in very small doses, thus it is found in some cereals (like Cheerios), toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.
2: BHT and BHA
Both are chemically made preservatives that the FDA as once again declared (foolishly) to be safe in small doses. Both are toxic, both are difficult for the liver to metabolizes. The World Health Organization labeled them both as potential carcinogens.
3: Hydrogenated Oils/ Partially Hydrogenated Oils
Another chemical that is one molecule away from being plastic, that contributes to high blood pressure and cholesterol.
Marketed as a natural food dye alternative to artificial dyes, however research suggests it causes as many adverse intolerance reactions as artificial color additives.
5: Propylene Glycol
A chemical placed in antifreeze, yet found in a lot of sweets here in the US. Banned in Europe as a food additive.
6: Olestra or Olean
A fat substitute that adds no calories, nor cholesterol. Proven to cause severe side effects like abdominal cramping and loose stool.
A chemical found in varying types of bread like products from bread, hot dog and burger buns, pizza dough, bagels, etc. It is used to bleach flour and is banned in some countries.
8: Potassium Bromate
Linked to thyroid and renal cancer, deemed to be possibly carcinogenic.
9: Brominated Vegetable Oil
Its main ingredient bromine, is poisonous and corrosive, and is linked to numerous major health deficiencies from birth defects, growth problems, organ system damage, etc.
O Muslim avoid these additives. Protect yourself from throwing yourselves into destruction and ruin with your own hands.
Compiled by Najeeb Al Anjelesi