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The Messenger and Food Quality
« on: September 08, 2019, 02:54:58 PM »
Allah touches an extremely important point in the Qur'an when it comes to food consumption:quality

As to food quality, He states:

يـأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُلُواْ مِن طَيِّبَاتِ مَا رَزَقْنَـكُمْ

O people of faith, eat from the pure provisions we have given you

The Prophet of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him and his family) was a careful and healthy eater. His diet was simple, but packed with nutrients.

Among the food he would regularly eat:

- Dates
-Watermelon
-Barley Bread
-Yogurt
-Olive oil
-Cucumber
-Honey
-Milk
-Gourd
-Meat (on occasion)

It is important to note that the Messenger’s diet did not center on meat. It is well known in the modern context as well as through most of the world's wisdom-traditions that excessive consumption of meat can lead to serious physical and spiritual aliments. There is currently a push in America to make every Monday “Meatless”, and this is something we all should join.  The proponents of this initiative cite evidence that keeping our red meat consumption at bay can limit our cancer risk, reduce heart disease, fight diabetes and curb obesity. 

Source: Al-Madina Institute