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reply to post by benrl
Of you read the context of that verse, YAHUSHUA was refutting the washing of the hands, not saying eat whatever you want.
Also people, it's "eat as much as you LIKE", not eat as much as you CAN!
Even if ''all you can eat buffets'' are economically fair, it still promotes a culture of gluttony and wastefulness, which Islam prohibits anyway.
Islam forbids dishonesty in business transactions...whether on the part of the businessman or the customers. That seems to be why the ruling was made against ''all you can eat'' buffets. I am not sure what an ''all you can eat'' buffet offers in terms of value-for-money. I eat in hotels and eateries that offer a fixed serving size in exchange for a certain amount. So how much would one pay in an ''all you can eat'' buffet in comparison to a fixed serving size? Something tells me the people holding these buffets aren't looking to keep people well fed out of the goodness of their hearts.
Wasting food is also frowed upon in Islam and Muslims are advised not to do so. Individual Muslims are guilty of it from time to time, but I highly doubt Muslims would waste food on a cultural level... Like the food fight ''festivals'' in some presumeably rich European countries. Throwing away tomatoes and other food items for ''fun'' is absolutely revolting considering so many people in Africa are starving, (but some people would rather blame God for it.. not their fellow people who have surplus food and are unwilling to share with the less fortunate.)
BuzzyWigs.... Now, if there was a fatwa against wasting/throwing away food, it would make sense....
but this is a strange way to go about it.
Islam forbids dishonesty in business transactions...
Last I checked, Gluttony was one of the seven cardinal or deadly sins in the Christian faith, in particular, Catholicism. To overeat or to be overly obsessed with eating is a sin as it is associated with selfishness and a preoccupation to the pleasure of the self over the need of others.
I always go with how can eating something damn you to hell, the whole, its not what goes into the mouth but what comes out of, because from the heart the mouth speaks.
.another example of religious Priests etc trying to make more rules because they can.