Allah said in the Quran:
[Shakir 5:87] O you who believe! do not forbid (yourselves) the good things which Allah has made lawful for you and do not exceed the limits; surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits.
Shaykh of shias allama al-Majlisi in “Uyunul Hayat” (1/348) narrated:
Narrated Ali ibn Ibrahim WITH AUTHENTIC CHAIN, in his Tafseer commentary of verse ” O you who believe! do not forbid (yourselves) the good things which Allah has made lawful for you” from Abu Abdullah (alaihi salam): It was revealed about commander of faithful (alaihi salam), Bilal and Uthman ibn Maudhun.
And commander of faithful (alaihi salam) promised that he would never sleep at night, as for Bilal, he promised that he never would eat during the day, as for Uthman ibn Maudhun he promised that he never would marry (meaning he would never have intercourse with wife).
And wife of the Uthman ibn Maudhun entered upon Aisha, and she was beautiful woman. Aisha asked: Why I see you upset?…. His wife said: By Allah, my husband didn’t approached me from such and such time….. (when prophet sallalahu alaihi wa ala alihi wa sallam entered to Aisha, she said that to him)
He went out, and called to congregational prayer. People gathered, and minbar was set, he praised Allah, then said: What happen with group which prohibited upon themselves pure things? HEAR, I AM SLEEPING AT NIGHTS, MARRY (WOMAN) AND EAT DURING THE DAYS. AND WHOEVER WOULD GO ASTRAY FROM MY SUNNAH IS NOT FROM ME.
A’udhu Billahi Min Al-Shaytan Al-Rajim Bismillahi Al-Rahman Al-Rahim assalamu ‘alaykum
Effendi you really run a disappointing blog, and I pray if you want to refute us that you give your readers better quality material than this. Firstly, I think you mean ‘Ayn Al-Hayat, not ‘Uyun Al-Hayat. Secondly, I know the nawasib there on islamic-forums.net, and the blogs by members of it quote books like this saying “Oh look, an authentic narration”. However, ‘Ayn Al-Hayat and any book by Al-Majlisi other than Mir’at Al-‘Uqul and Miladh Al-Akhyar has lenient and unreliable gradings. Basically take it like Sunnis have gradings from Ahmad Muhammad Shakir. Better luck next time.