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FoodinQuran

He brings forth gardens, trellised and untrellised, palmtrees and crops, different to eat, and the olive and pomegranates alike and unlike. when it bears fruit eat of it and pay what is due (the zakat) of it upon the harvest day. but do not be wasteful; he does not love the wasteful. (141) And of the cattle, some are for carrying burdens, and others for slaughter. eat of that which allah has provided you with and do not follow in satan's footsteps; he is your open enemy. (142) 141

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HehasforbiddenyouonlyAlMaytatah(meatofadeadanimal),blood,thefleshofswine,and anyanimalwhichisslaughteredasasacrificeforothersthanAllh(orhasbeenslaughteredfor idolsetc.oronwhichAllh'sNamehasnotbeenmentionedwhileslaughtering).Butifoneis forcedbynecessity,withoutwilfuldisobedience,andnottransgressing,then,AllhisOft Forgiving,MostMerciful.(TheHolyQur'anAlImran3:115116) Oyewhobelieve!EatofthegoodthingswherewithWehaveprovidedyou,andrenderthanks toAllahifitis(indeed)Hewhomyeworship(HolyQur'an2:172). TheApostleofAllah thensaid:Whenoneofyoueatsfood,heshouldsay:O Allah,blessusinit,andgiveusfood(ornourishment)betterthanit.(HadithAbuDawu NarratedAbdullahibnAbbas) TheApostleofAllah prohibitedeatingtheanimalwhichfeedsonfilthand drinkingitsmilk.(HadithAbuDawud,NarratedAbdullahibnUmar)

WhenAllah'sMessenger wasquestionedaboutclarifiedbutter,cheeseand wildasses,hereplied,"WhatislawfuliswhatAllahhasdeclaredlawfulinHisBook;whatis unlawfuliswhatAllahhasdeclaredunlawfulinHisBook;andwhatHehassaidnothingabout belongstothethingsHeignores."(HadithAlTirmidhi,NarratedSalman) Detailoffoodistabulatedasunder: Water ReferencesfromAhadith NarratedAbdullahibnAbbasTheProphet said:Donotdrink waterinonegulp(oronebreath)likeacamel,buttakeitintwoorthree installments(withbreakforbreaths);takethenameofAllah(i.e.recite Bismillah)whenyoustartdrinkingandpraiseHim(sayAlhamdulillah)whenyou finish. ReferencesfromHolyQuran TheQuranicstatementmentionsfruitinadvanceofmeat,inaremarkable referencetothepreviousmeaningwhenaddressingthestateofbelieversin paradise:andsuchfruitsastheyshallchoose,andsuchfleshoffowl(chicken) astheydesire(56:21) . )02( )12(
Squash is among the vegetables mentioned by the prophet Muhammed S.A.W.. A Hadith from Bukhari quotes that Ibn Malik said, "A tailor invited the Prophet S.A.W to a meal that he had prepared, and I went along with the ProphetMuhammed S.A.W. The tailor presented barley bread and soup containing gourd and cured meat. I saw the Prophet Muhammed S.A.W picking the pieces of gourd from around the dish, and since then I have kept on liking gourd.".,

Fruitin advance

Squash

Fruits

ReferencesfromHolyQuran HesendsdownwaterfromtheskyfromwhichWebringforthgrowthofevery kind,andfromthatWebringforththegreenshootsandfromthemWebring forthclosepackedseeds,and,fromthespathesofthedatepalm,dateclusters hangingdown,andgardensofgrapesandolivesandpomegranates,both similaranddissimilar.Lookattheirfruitsastheybearfruitandripen.Thereare signsinthatforpeoplewhobelieve.(SuratalAn'am:99) ReferencesfromHolyQuran Amidthornlesslotetrees,andbananatrees(withfruits),oneaboveanother. Andextendedshade,andwaterflowingconstantly,andabundantfruit,neither interceptednorforbidden.(SuratalWaqi'a:2833) ReferencesfromHolyQuran

Banana

Fastening

FastingRamadanisanobediencetoAllahtheAlmighty,WhosaidinHis HonourableBook;Obelievers,prescribedforyouisthefast,evenasitwas prescribedforthosethatwerebeforeyouhaplyyouwillbeAllahfearing.(2: 183) ( T) ReferencesfromHolyQuran Allahsays: "AllahistheLightoftheheavensandtheearth.TheparableofHisLightisas(if therewere)anicheandwithinitalamp,thelampisinglass,theglassasit wereabrilliantstar,litfromablessedtree,anolive,neitheroftheeast(i.e.,it neithergetssunraysonlyinthemorning)norofthewest(i.e.,nordoesitget sunraysonlyintheafternoonbutitisexposedtothesunalldaylong), whoseoilwouldalmostglowforth(ofitself),thoughnofiretouchedit.Light uponLight!AllahguidestoHisLightwhomHewills.AndAllahsetsforth parablesformankind,andAllahisAllKnowerofeverything."[alNur24:35] InSuratalMuminun,Allahsays(interpretationofthemeaning):"Andatree (olive)thatspringsforthfromMountSinai,thatgrowsoil,and(itisa)relishfor theeaters."[alMuminun23:20]

Olive

And thereby he brings forth crops and olives, palms and vines, and all the fruits. surely, in this there is a sign for a nation who think. (11) (Chapter16: ANNAHL(THEBEE)

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ReferencesFromAhdith AbuAsidsaid:"TheProphet (peaceandblessingsbeuponhim) said:"Eattheoilanduseitonyourhairandskin,foritcomesfromablessed tree."(ReportedbyalTirmidhi,1775;seealsoSahihalJami) Yougrt

AbdurRahmanwasreportedtohaveboughtyogurtandbutterinthe marketplace.(Bukhari3:264)
Tirmidhi#4222,NarratedUmmHani,ahasangharibtradition

ahouseinwhichthereisvinegarisnotdevoidofcondiments."

Vinegar Dates

The Prophet has also called vinegar a "blessed seasoning" (Muslim)

ReferencesfromHolyQuran Intheearththerearediverseregionssidebysideandgardensofgrapesand cultivatedfields,anddatepalmssharingonerootandotherswithindividual roots,allwateredwiththesamewater.AndWemakesomethingsbetterto eatthanothers.ThereareSignsinthatforpeoplewhousetheirintellect. (SuratarRa'd:4) Avoicecalledouttoherfromunderher:"Donotgrieve!YourLordhasplaced asmallstreamatyourfeet.Shakethetrunkofthepalmtowardyou,andfresh, ripedateswilldropdowntoyou.Eatanddrinkanddelightyoureyes"(Surah Maryam:2426) ReferencesFromAhdith HazratAbdullahbinUmar(RadiyallahuAnhuma)narratedthatThe said,"Thereisatreeamongthetreeswhichissimilar Rasulullah toaMuslim(ingoodness).Itsleavesdonotfall.Whatisthattree?TheProphet (SallallahuAlayhiWasallam)himselfsaid,thatisthedatepalm tree. said, HazratSadbinAbiWaqas(R.A)narratedthatRasulullah "HewhoeatssevendatesofMadina(Ajwadates)every morning,willnotbeaffectedbypoisonandmagiconthedayheeatsthem." HazratAbdullahbinAbbass(RadiyallahuAnhuma)narratedthattheProphet )said,TheAjwahisfromParadiseanditisanantidoteagainst poison.TheKamah(truffles)isatypeofMannaanditswater(extract)curesthe eye. AbdullahibnJaafarradiyallahuanhusays,IsawRasulullah eating*Qitha(cucumbersorsnakecucumber)withfreshdates. HazratAisha(RadiyallahAnha)reportsthat,Rasulullah ate watermelonwithfreshdates.

Pomegranate ReferencesfromHolyQuran Heproducesgardens,bothcultivatedandwild,andpalmtreesandcropsof diversekinds,andolivesandpomegranates,bothsimilaranddissimilar.Eatof theirfruitswhentheybearfruit,paytheirdueonthedayoftheirharvest,and

donotbeprofligate.Hedoesnotlovetheprofligate.(SuratalAn'am:141) Rabbit ReferencesfromHolyQuran Hesendsdownwaterfromthesky.Fromityoudrink,andfromitcomethe shrubsamongwhichyougrazeyourherds.ByitHemakescropsgrowforyou, aswellasolivesanddatesandgrapesandfruitofeverykind.Thereiscertainly aSigninthatforpeoplewhoreflect.(SuratAnNahl:1011) ReferencesfromAhadith HazratAnasbinMalik(RadiyallahuAnhu)narratedthattheProphet said,"Thereisnotapomegranatewhichdoesnothavea pipfromoneofthepomegranatesoftheGarden(ofJannah)init." HazratAlibinAbiTalib(RadiyallahuAnhu)narratedthattheProphet said,"Pomegranateanditsrindstrengthendigestion (stomach)". ReferencesfromHolyQuran Thereisinstructionforyouincattle.Fromthecontentsoftheirbellies, betweenthatwhichistobeeliminated(fromtheanimal'sbody)and(its) blood,Wegiveyoupuremilktodrink,easyfordrinkerstoswallow.(Suratan Nahl:66) AnimageoftheGardenpromisedtothosewhohavefearofAllah.Initthere areriversofwaterthatwillneverspoil,riversofmilkwhosetastewillnever change,riversofwinedelightfultoallwhodrinkit,andriversofhoneyof undilutedpurity.Inittheywillhavefruitofeverykindandforgivenessfrom theirLord.IsthatlikethosewhowillbeintheFiretimelessly,forever,with boilingwatertodrink,whichlaceratestheirbowels?(SurahMuhammad:15) ReferencesfromHolyQuran Wehaveinstructedmanconcerninghisparents.Bearinghimcausedhis mothergreatdebility,andtheperiodofhisweaningwastwoyears:"Give thankstoMeandtoyourparents.Iamyourfinaldestination."(SuratLuqman: 14) ReferencesfromHolyQuran Anythingyoucatchintheseaislawfulforyou,andallfoodfromit,foryour enjoymentandthatoftravelers...(SuratalMa'ida:96) ReferencesfromHolyQuran Whentheyhadgoneadistancefurtheron,hesaidtohisservant:"Bringusour morningmeal.Trulythisjourneyofourshasmadeustired."Hesaid:"Doyou seewhathashappened?Whenwewenttofindshelterattherock,Iforgotthe fish"(SuratalKahf:6263)

Milk

Mother Milk

Seafood Fish

Meat

ReferencesfromHolyQuran Apartfromthesescientificfacts,meatisverytasty.Ifsuchanessentialnutrient wasnotthattasty,wewouldbeforcedtoeatit,regardlessofitstaste,inorder to satisfy our need for it. However, as a blessing from Allah, it is delicious. Meanwhile,Allahagainstressesitsworthbymentioningitasoneofthefoods inParadise.(SuratalWaqi'a:21)

MeatHalal

ReferencesfromHolyQuran Oyewhobelieve!EatofthegoodthingswherewithWehaveprovidedyou, andrenderthankstoAllahifitis(indeed)Hewhomyeworship(2:172). Oyewhobelieve!Fulfilyourundertakings.Thebeastofcattleismadelawful untoyou(forfood)exceptthatwhichisannounceduntoyou(herein),game beingunlawfulwhenyeareonpilgrimage.Lo!Allahordaineththatwhich pleasethHim(Qur'an5:1) AndeatnotofthatwhereonAllah'snamehathnotbeenmentioned,forlo!itis abomination.Lo!thedevilsdoinspiretheirminionstodisputewithyou.Butifye obeythem,yewillbeintruthidolaters(6:121). ReferencesfromAhadith OntheauthorityofAbuYa'laShahddadibnAus,theMessengerofAllah said:VerilyAllahhasprescribedproficiencyinallthings.Thus,if youkill,killwell;andifyouslaughter,slaughterwell.Leteachoneofyou sharpenhisbladeandlethimsparesufferingtotheanimalheslaughters (Muslim). InanincidentnarratedbyRafibinKhadij,theProphettoldMuslimswhowanted toslaughtersomeanimalsusingreeds,Usewhatevercausesbloodtoflow,and eattheanimalsiftheNameofAllahhasbeenmentionedonslaughtering them...(Bukhari).

ReferencesfromHolyQuran MeatHaram Hehathforbiddenyouonlycarrion,andblood,andswineflesh,andthatwhich hathbeenimmolatedto(thenameof)anyotherthanAllah.Buthewhoisdriven bynecessity,neithercravingnortransgressing,itisnosinforhim.Lo!Allahis Forgiving,Merciful(2:173).

And(forbiddenisit)thatyeswearbythediviningarrows.Thisisan abomination.Thisdayarethosewhodisbelieveindespairof(everharming) yourreligion;sofearthemnot,fearMe!ThisdayhaveIperfectedyourreligion foryouandcompletedMyfavouruntoyouandhavechosenforyouasreligion AlIslam.Whosoisforcedbyhunger,notbywill,tosin:(forhim)lo!Allahis Forgiving,Merciful(Quran5:3) ReferencesfromAhadith forbadetheeatingof NarratedAbuThalaba:AllahsMessenger themeatofbeastshavingfangs(Bukhari). Honey ReferencesfromHolyQuran AllahtheAlmightysays; YourLordrevealedtothebees:Builddwellingsinthemountainsandthetrees, andalsointhestructureswhichmenerect.Theneatfromeverykindoffruitand travelthepathsofyourLord,whichhavebeenmadeeasyforyoutofollow. Frominsidethemcomesadrinkofvaryingcolours,containinghealingfor mankind.ThereiscertainlyaSigninthatforpeoplewhoreflect(16:68) ) 68 ( ReferencesfromAhadith 'HoneyisaremedyforeveryillnessandtheQur'anisaremedyforallillnessof themind,thereforeIrecommendtoyoubothremedies,theQur'anandhoney.' (Bukhari) ItisreportedbyAlBukhaarithatamancametotheProphet(PBUH)becausehis brotherhadastomachdisorder.TheProphet(PBUH)said:"Lethimdrink honey."Themanreturnedasecondtimecomplainingthatnoimprovement happenedinhisbrotherscase,andagaintheProphet(PBUH)responded:"Let himdrinkhoney."Themanreturnedagain,andsaid:"Ihavedonethatbuttono avail."ThereupontheProphet(PBUH)responded:"Allahhassaidthetruth,but yourbrother'sstomachhastoldalie.Lethimdrinkhoney."Hedrankitandwas cured.(AlBukhari)

Nowweknowforfactthathoneycontainsantibacterialandantifungal properties,antidiarrhoeal,woundhealingandantiinflammatorypropertiesand antitussiveandexpectorantpropertiesaswellasnutritionalvalue.Justone exampleofthepracticalvalueofthesunnah. Citrus ReferencesfromAhadith TheProphet hassaid,"Theparableofabelieverwhoreadsthe Koranregularlyislikethatofacitrus:ithasagoodtasteandagoodfragrance". ReferencesfromHolyQuran BymeansofitWeproducegardensofdatesandgrapesforyou,inwhichthere aremanyfruitsforyouandfromwhichyoueat.(SuratalMu'minun:19) ReferencesfromHolyQuran

Grape

Fig

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. by the fig and the olive! (1) and the mount, sinai, (2) and this safe country (mecca)! (3) indeed, we created the human with the fairest stature (4)
ReferencesfromAhadith HazratAbuDarda(RadiallahoAnho)narratesthatRasullullah said,Eatfigforitcuresthepilesandisusefulforrheumatism. HazratAbuDarda(RadiallahoAnho)narratesthatsomeonepresentedthe aplateoffigsandhesaid,Eatfigs!IfIwouldsaya Prophet certaintypeoffruitwassentdowntousfromtheheavensIwouldsayitsafig becauseithasnoseeds.Itends(cures)thepilesandisusefulforrheumatism. (s)mentionedfigsandthenstated,"IfIhadto TheProphet mentionafruitthatdescendedfromparadiseIwouldsaythisisit,becausethe paradisiacalfruitsdonothavepits...eatfromthesefruitsfortheyprevent hemorrhoids,pilesandgout"(Bukhari). ReferencesfromAhadithNarratedSahlbinSadAlSadi(RadiyallahuAnhu): Watermelon Rasulullah ateripedateswithwatermelon.

HazratAbdullahBinAbbas(RadiyallahuAnhu)narratesthatRasulullah said,Watermelonisdietaswellasdrink.Itwashesandpurifies theurinarybladder.Itincreasesthesexualpower. HazratAisha(RadiyallahuAnha)narratesthatRasulullah(SallallahoAlayhi Wasallam)atewatermelonwithfreshdates. Quince ReferencesfromAhadith HazratTalhabinUbaidUllah(R.A)narratedthat Rasullullah(SallallahoAlayhiWasallam)said:(Quince)makestheheart strengthen,makesthebreathpleasantandrelieves(removes)theburdenof thechest said, HazratJabirbinAbdullah(R.A)narratedthatRasullullah EattheQuince(Safarjal)becauseitcuretheheartattack andrelieves(removes)theburdenofthechest. said:the HazratAnusbinMalik(R.A)narratedthatRasullullah burdenoftheheartisremovedbyeatingoftheQuince. said,"Eatquince,foritsweetenstheheart. TheHolyProphet ForAllahhassentnoprophetasHismessengerwithoutfeeding himonthequinceofParadise. said,Feedyourpregnantwomenonquince,forit Rasullullah curesthediseasesoftheheartandmakesthebabieshandsome. ReferencesfromHolyQuran CSrah2.AlBaqarah,Verse.#61:And(remember)whenyousaid,OMs (Moses)!Wecannotendureonekindoffood.SoinvokeyourLordforus tobringforthforusofwhattheearthgrows,itsherbs,itscucumbers,itsFm (wheatorgarlic),itslentilsanditsonions.. ReferencesfromAhadith AbdullahbinJa'far(RadiyallahuAnhu)reported:IsawAllah'sMessenger eatingcucumberwithfreshdates. NarratedAbdullahbinJa'far(RadiyallahuAnhu):IsawAllah'sApostle eatingfreshdateswithcucumber[Bukhari,Muslim, Tirmizi,IbneMaja).

Cucumber

NarratedAisha,UmmulMu'minin(RadiyallahuAnha):Mymotherintendedto makemefattosendmetothe(houseof)theApostleofAllah Butnothingwhichshedesiredbenefitedmetillshegavemecucumberwith freshdatestoeat.ThenIbecameveryfat. AllahDadKhan