Foods that hold special significance in Islam

 

Foods that hold special significance in Islam
Islamic texts are rich in examples of foods that have held special significance since the birth of Islam.

Even non-Muslims would be well advised to follow the Quran's guidance when it comes to food, which, collectively, provide a well-rounded diet comprised of protein, fruits and vegetables.

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Bernd Debusmann Jr.

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Published: Fri 26 May 2017, 10:30 PM

Last updated: Sat 27 May 2017, 12:33 AM

One of the best parts of Ramadan is sampling the foods of various cultures and regions during Iftar and Suhoor meals. Some foods, however, hold special significance for many Muslims.
Islamic texts are rich in examples of foods that have held special significance since the birth of Islam.
Tharid, for example, is a traditional dish made up of pieces of flat bread layered in a broth of meat and vegetables.
It's a common feature of many Iftar meals - but many people, Muslims included, are unaware that many consider it a favorite dish of the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh). It's even mentioned in some hadith.
Among the other foods mentioned in the Quran as being considered beneficial are vinegar (a "blessed seasoning"), dates ("a family that has dates will not be hungry") and seafood ("anything you catch in the sea is lawful for you, and all food from it for your enjoyment and that of travelers").
Even non-Muslims would be well advised to follow the Quran's guidance when it comes to food, which, collectively, provide a well-rounded diet comprised of protein, fruits and vegetables.
bernd@khaleejtimes.com
 
 


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