Hadhrat Maseehul Ummat رحمه الله said:
The Saalik should not imitate the Mutaqaddimeen in their eating and drinking habits. The Mutaqaddimeen ate one almond for six months. They would drink so much water that fits in the hollowness of the thumb. They would make Sehri and Iftaar with this amount. They never slept for thirty years! They would commence Nafl at night and finish in the morning, thus not getting the opportunity to sleep.
Today if someone has to do that, then his parents will complain that my child has become insane. Strengths have diminished therefore never follow the Mutaqaddimeen in these aspects. In fact, I heard from Hadhrat Wala that our Dada Peer Hadhrat Haji Saheb رحمه الله used to say: Miyan, eat well and work well!
Ahqar (Hadhrat Maseehul Ummat) says that ‘well’ means a good amount and also good food. This means to eat good food to your stomach’s fill. Through the Taufeeq of Allah this I substantiate from the Qur’aan Shareef:
كُلُوا مِنَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ
EAT FROM THE HALAAL GOOD THINGS