Wazifa to Lose Weight
Kindly help me to get slim, I need a powerful wazeefa for losing weight, can anyone help me?
Dear jeddahbased, As-salamu alaykum,
Yes, I have exactly what you need.
1. A Healthy Diet
First, eliminate fatty, greasy and fried foods from your diet. No fast food, and no empty calorie foods such as potato chips, cookies, cakes, candy, ice cream, etcetera. Your diet should consist of healthy proteins such as grilled fish, turkey and chicken breast. Lean beef is acceptable as well but in moderate quantities. Eat lots of vegetables, especially spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and other green vegetables. Whole grains such as brown rice are good as well, but only in moderate quantities. Cut way down on simple carbohydrates like white rice, pasta, and bread - in fact, try to eliminate them altogether. Also eliminate fat-filled foods such as cheese, mayonnaise, and butter.
If you are from the subcontinent, watch out for the sauces. Spices are great - in fact spices like curry, turmeric, pepper and others are powerful antioxidants and can speed up the metabolism, encouraging weight loss. But watch out for sauces with oil or cream. Those should be eliminated.
Most likely you are putting too much on the plate. Reduce your portion sizes by about 30%, and do not eat late at night as it all turns straight to fat.
See this page for a lot of good information on eating a healthy diet:
So, here is the wazifa part. Before you eat say "Bismillah", then after each bite is chewed and swallowed, say Alhamdulillah. This will cause you to slow your eating, which will allow you to feel full sooner, and thereby eat less food.
But make sure you stick to the guidelines I have given above or it will not work!
Following this kind of a diet will not only lead to weight loss. You will have more energy, you will feel better, you will be at much lower risk for almost every disease known, and you will increase your possible lifespan by Allah's will.
2. Daily Exercise
Start exercising at least one hour every day. Vigorous cardiovascular exercise is best, such as walking briskly on a treadmill, or riding a cycling machine. If you have a local gym and they have step class or other cardio classes, those are great for losing weight.
Also add some strength training exercises at least twice a week, in other words weight lifting. If you are a woman and you have visions of huge men lifting hundreds of pounds, that's not what I'm talking about. I mean lifting light dumbbells, doing various exercises for your arms, shoulders, chest and back. Don't worry, this will not make you muscular or bulky. It will tone your muscles and help you to burn more calories by increasing your metabolism.
This can be done at home as well, with little more than a swiss ball and a set of light dumbbells.
This page has a lot of good information about simple strength training exercises that you can do at home with minimal equipment, or at the gym. You won't see all the info on the front page, but make sure you click the links to see specific exercises and exercise plans:
Now, here's the wazifa part: when you are exercising, as you are increasing the difficulty of the exercise (for example warming up or increasing the speed on the treadmill), say Allahu Akbar. Repeat this as often as you can without getting out of breath. As you are decreasing difficulty (or, if you are weight training, taking a break between sets), say SubhanAllah, repeating it as often as you can.
This is from the Sunnah as Jabir said, "We used to say Allahu akbar when we went up a high place, and subhanallah when we went down a valley." (Bukhari)
A Warning About the Concept of Wazeefa
You might think I am being sarcastic with my advice above. Not at all! I am really quite serious about the weight loss advice, and also about thanking and praising Allah which is a part of the Sunnah and something we should do every day.
But I admit I am being somewhat tongue-in-cheek when I call it "wazeefa".
In fact I do not approve of this concept of "wazifa" or "wazeefa". From what I understand, this is a practice found among Muslims in certain parts of the world. Apparently there are so-called shaykhs who claim, "If you say this phrase or dua ten times every day, Allah will give you a promotion," or something like that. Whatever it is you are seeking in life, they "prescribe" for you something to say every day in order to get it.
My concern is that we are treating Allah as if He is a vending machine. If you put in the right number of coins, out pops your reward. It doesn't work that way. This idea of wazeefa sounds a lot like superstition to me. It sounds like typical Indian numerology or astrology with an Islamic flavor.
I think it would be better to dispense with this term "wazeefa" altogether and use the word "dua" as the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) taught us.
Dua' is powerful and can achieve many things, but it's important to stick to whatever the Prophet (pbuh) taught us and not invent anything new. If we claim that a dua' can achieve such-and-such, we must have evidence for that from the Sunnah.
But even when it comes to dua', when we want something we do not make dua' then sit back and wait, doing nothing, for something magical to materialize. We say our dua' then we make our very best effort in the matter, doing everything we can.
Islam and the Science of Weight Loss
The same is true in your case. Say your dua' to Allah. For example you might say something like,
"Oh, Allah, help me to become a healthy human being. Help me to care for the body You have given me, which is an amanah (a trust) from You. Give me the strength to improve my diet, and to exercise every day. Let me not become vain but let me be humble, dedicating my work to You, and showing my gratitude to You for all Your favors."
Along with this dua', put forward your very best, sincere effort to improve your diet and to exercise.
I have given you the keys to the kingdom of health, my brother/sister. It's not a mystery. The science of weight loss is very well known. You must burn up more calories than you take in. It can be summarized in five words: "Eat healthy, move your body." The only thing I have added to this formula is our Islamic consciousness that everything good we have (food, health, opportunity) comes from Allah, and that all strength lies with Allah, and that everything we do is dedicated to Allah, and that we strive for sincerity and purity in all our actions.
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