Allah Ta‘ala has created everyone unique. We all have different body structures. Each person’s metabolism is also different. Many people eat much but remain slim while others who, despite eating little, just keep putting on weight. In this era of being extremely concerned about the outer physical self, many people have become obsessed with the concept of “goal-weight” (the ideal weight of a person based on his age, height, etc.).

We pass our entire lives trying to look like some model we have seen on the cover page of some magazine. At times we harm our own bodies and health in trying to be what we were never created to be. The end result is depression and ungratefulness. It is time we realise that everyone is unique. I need to realise I am different and I need to be grateful to my Allah Ta‘ala for all his bounties.