Being a single young student living in london. I would like to know which foods increase the sexual desire in the human body, and what element in food is responsible for this.
Praise be to Allaah.
We urge you to follow the advice of the Prophet (peace
and blessings of Allaah be upon him) with regard to food. It was narrated
that al-Miqdaam ibn Ma’diYakrab said: “I heard the Messenger of Allaah
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: ‘The son of Adam does not
fill any vessel worse than his stomach. It is sufficient for the son of Adam
to eat a few mouthfuls to give him enough strength. If his desire for food
overwhelms him, then let him fill one-third with food, one-third with drink
and leave one-third for air.” (Narrated by Ibn Maajah, al-At’imah,
3340; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Sunan Ibn Maajah, no.
2704). Hence some of the scholars included this hadeeth under the heading of
controlling desires. You should also fast a lot, heeding the words of the
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “O young men!
Whoever among you can afford to get married, let him do so, and whoever is
not able to do that then let him fast, for it will be a shield for him.”
(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, al-Nikaah, 4677). The Prophet (peace
and blessings of Allaah be upon him) enjoined fasting . So you must also pay
attention to the commands of the Allaah, such as lowering the gaze and
keeping away from places where men mix with women. If you have the means to
get married then hasten to do so, following the command of the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) mentioned above. With regard to
the effects that different foods have, we suggest you refer to the books of
nutritional experts. And Allaah is the Source of strength.