to Quran and Sunnah
The Apostle of Allah
one of you eats food,
he should say: O Allah, bless us in it, and give us food (or
better than it.
Hadith - Abu
Dawud, Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas
Hadith - Abu
Dawud, Narrated Abdullah ibn
Apostle of Allah
eating the animal which feeds on filth and drinking its milk.
questioned about clarified butter, cheese and wild asses, he replied,
"What is lawful is what Allah has
declared lawful in
His Book; what is unlawful is what Allah has declared unlawful in His
and what He has said nothing about belongs to the things He
[Ibn Majah and Tirmidhi
transmitted it, Tirmidhi saying this is a gharib tradition which,
to the soundest opinion, is mawquf].
Noble Qur'an Al-Imran
has forbidden you only Al-Maytatah (meat
of a dead animal), blood, the flesh of swine, and any animal which is
as a sacrifice for others than Allâh (or has been slaughtered for idols
etc. or on which Allâh's Name has not been mentioned while
But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, and not
transgressing, then, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
say not concerning that which your tongues put
forth falsely: "This is lawful and this is forbidden," so as to invent
against Allâh. Verily, those who invent lies against Allâh will
||Abdur-Rahman was reported
to have bought yogurt and butter in the marketplace.
||Bukhari 3:264, 3:265
was seen eating cucumber with fresh dates. ||Muslim #5072
said: A family which has
dates will not be hungry.
said: For him who say:
Holy is Allah and to Him belongs all praise, a date tree is planted in
- The ajwah dates come from Paradise,
and they are a remedy for poison.
said: When one of you is
fasting, he should break his fast with dates; but if he cannot get any,
then (he should break his fast) with water, for water is purifying.
- The Prophet
said, "If somebody takes
some 'Ajwa dates every morning, he will not be effected by poison or
magic on that day till night." (Another narrator
said seven dates).
Narrated Aisha, r.a.
Abu Huraira, Trasmitted Tirmidhi, a hasan tradition
Abud Dawud, Narrated Salman ibn Amir
Bukhari 7:663, Narrated Saud
||Unlawful to kill, eat, or use for
medicine. (Is medically known to be harmful to passage of semen until
one dies) ||Abu
heard Anas bin Malik saying, "A tailor invited Allah's Apostle to a
meal which he had prepared. " Anas bin Malik said, "I accompanied
Allah's Apostle to that meal. He served the Prophet with bread and soup
made with gourd and dried meat. I saw the Prophet taking the pieces of
gourd from the dish." Anas added, "Since that day I have continued to
like gourd." ||Sahih
Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 34, Number 305. Narrated Ishaq bin 'Abdullah
bin Abu Talha |
your Lord inspired the bee, saying: "Take you habitations in the
mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. "Then, eat of all
fruits, and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you)." There
comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is
healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for people who think.
||Qur'an an-Nahl 16:68,69
||The Apostle of Allah
used to eat melon with fresh dates, and he used to say: The heat of the one is broken by
the coolness of the other, and the coolness of the one by the heat of
the other. ||Abu
Dawud, Narrated Aisha |
|'Abdullah bin Mas'oud narrated that God's
said: "Drink cow milk, for
cows graze on every kind of plant." (Sunan) |
Narrated Ibn 'Abbass, r.a., God's Messenger
said that the fat of milk was bad for the feverish and for those who
suffer from headache.
It is recommended
to rinse one's mouth with water after drinking milk.
Qur'an 16:66: And
verily! In the cattle, there is a lesson for you. We give you to drink
of that which is in their bellies, from between excretions and blood,
pure milk; palatable to the drinkers.
|Sahih Bukhari and Muslim
was reported to have been pleased when once drinking goat milk.
|Olive Oil ||Allah's
said, "Eat olive oil and anoint
yourselves with it, for it comes from a blessed tree."
Hadhrat Abu Hurayra narrates that Rasulullah (saaws) stated, "Eat the olive oil and apply it (locally),
since there is cure for seventy diseases in it, one of them is Leprosy."
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|Mishkat, Narrated Abu Usayd
al-Ansari, transmitted by Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and Daarimi
||Permissible and enjoyed by the Prophet
||Eaten by the Prophet
||Bukhari 3:746 and Muslim
house in which there is vinegar is not devoid of condiments."
||Tirmidhi #4222, Narrated Umm
Hani, a hasan gharib tradition |
said: Do not drink water in one gulp (or one breath) like a camel, but
take it in two or three installments (with break for breaths); take the
name of Allah (i.e. recite Bismillah) when you start drinking and
praise Him (say Alhamdulillah) when you finish. ||Transmitted by Tirmidhi, Narrated
Abdullah ibn Abbas |
was reported to have bought yogurt and butter in the
The Noble Qur'an
to you (for food) are: Al-Maytatah (the
dead animals - cattle-beast not slaughtered), blood, the flesh of
and the meat of that which has been slaughtered as a sacrifice for
than Allâh, or has been slaughtered for idols, etc., or on which
Allâh's Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering, and that which
has been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong
or by the goring of horns - and that which has been (partly) eaten by a
animal - unless you are able to slaughter it (before its death) and
that which is sacrificed (slaughtered) on AnNusub (stone altars).
(Forbidden) also is to use arrows seeking luck or decision, (all) that
Fisqun (disobedience of Allâh and sin). This day, those who disbelieved
have given up all hope of your religion, so fear them not, but fear Me.
day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon
and have chosen for you Islâm as your religion. But as for him who
is forced by severe hunger, with no inclination to sin (such can eat
above-mentioned meats), then surely, Allâh is OftForgiving, Most
corpse of locusts, fish, the livers, spleen of blood are lawful. So
the Prophet (SAW) said: He has made two dead things and blood lawful:
the locusts and the fish, the liver and the spleen.
- Baihaqi and others have recorded it as 'marfu'
type of hadeeth as also 'mauquf' type. The 'isnad' od 'mauquf' is
authentic and it is as good as 'marfu' tradition, since it is not
stated in the form of a 'ra'y' (decision based on one individual's
judgement not on Qur'an and Sunnah).
Noble Qur'an - Al-An'am
(O Muhammad SAW): "I find not in that which has
been inspired to me anything forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to
it, unless it be Maytatah (a dead animal) or blood poured forth (by
or the like), or the flesh of swine (pork, etc.) for that surely is
or impious (unlawful) meat (of an animal) which is slaughtered as a
for others than Allâh (or has been slaughtered for idols, etc., or
on which Allâh's Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering). But
whosoever is forced by necessity without wilful disobedience, nor
due limits, (for him) certainly, your Lord is OftForgiving, Most
Sunnah has forbidden many things not mentioned in the verse
mentioned above, as for example in the saying of the Holy Prophet
(SAW): All predatory animals with tusk and every bird with claw are
forbidden for consumption. There are other traditions which have
forbidden the consumption of such animals as the Prophet (SAW) is
reported to have said on the Day of Khayber: Allah and His Messenger
have prohibited the consumption of domesticated asses, for they are
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