Quranic foods

Water:

References from Ahadith
Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas The Prophet 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.

References from Holy Quran
The Quranic statement mentions fruit in advance of meat, in a remarkable reference to the previous meaning when addressing the state of believers in paradise: “and such fruits as they shall choose, and such flesh of fowl (chicken) as they desire…” (56: 21)

Squash

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.”.,

Fruits

References from Holy Quran
He sends down water from the sky from which We bring forth growth of every kind, and from that We bring forth the green shoots and from them We bring forth closepacked seeds, and, from the spathes of the date‐palm, date clusters hanging down, and gardens of grapes and olives and pomegranates, both similar and dissimilar. Look at their fruits as they bear fruit and ripen. There are signs in that for people who believe. (Surat al‐An’am: 99)

Banana

References from Holy Quran
Amid thornless lote‐trees, and banana‐trees (with fruits), one above another. And extended shade, and water flowing constantly, and abundant fruit, neither intercepted nor forbidden. (Surat al‐Waqi’a: 28‐33)

Olive
References from Holy Quran
Allah says :
”Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His Light is as (if there were) a niche and within it a lamp, the lamp is in glass, the glass as it were a brilliant star, lit from a blessed tree, an olive, neither of the east (i.e., it neither gets sun‐rays only in the morning) nor of the west (i.e., nor does it get sun‐rays only in the afternoon – but it is exposed to the sun all day long), whose oil would almost glow forth (of itself), though no fire touched it. Light upon Light! Allah guides to His Light whom He wills. And Allah sets forth parables for mankind, and Allah is All‐Knower of everything.” [al‐Nur 24:35]

In Surat al‐Mu’minun, Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): ”And a tree (olive) that springs forth from Mount Sinai, that grows oil, and (it is a) relish for the eaters.” [al‐Mu’minun 23:20]

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)

(Chapter 16: AN‐NAHL (THE BEE)
َكِلَذ يِف َّنِإ ِتاَرَمَّثلا ِّلُآ نِمَو َباَنْعَلأاَو َليِخَّنلاَو َنوُتْيَّزلاَو َعْرَّزلا ِهِب مُكَل ُتِبنُيَنوُرَّكَفَتَي ٍمْوَقِّل ًةَيلآ ﴿11﴾

References From Ahdith
Abu Asid said: ”The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: ”Eat the oil and use it on your hair and skin, for it comes from a blessed tree.” (Reported by al‐Tirmidhi, 1775; see also Sahih al‐Jami’)

Yougrt

AbdurRahman was reported to have bought yogurt and butter in the marketplace. ( Bukhari 3:264)

Tirmidhi #4222, Narrated Umm Hani, a hasan gharib tradition a house in which there is vinegar is not devoid of condiments.”

Vinegar

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

Dates

References from Holy Quran
In the earth there are diverse regions side by side and gardens of grapes and cultivated fields, and date‐palms sharing one root and others with individual roots, all watered with the same water. And We make some things better to eat than others. There are Signs in that for people who use their intellect. (Surat ar‐Ra’d: 4)

A voice called out to her from under her: ”Do not grieve! Your Lord has placed a small stream at your feet. Shake the trunk of the palm toward you, and fresh, ripe dates will drop down to you. Eat and drink and delight your eyes …” (Surah Maryam: 24‐26)

References From Ahdith
Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar (Radiyallahu Anhuma) narrated that The Rasulullahsaid, ”There is a tree among the trees which is similar to a Muslim (in goodness). Its leaves do not fall. What is that tree? The Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) himself said, “that is the date palm

tree.”

Hazrat S’ad bin AbiWaqas (R.A) narrated that Rasulullah said, ”He who eats seven dates of Madina (Ajwa dates) everymorning, will not be affected by poison and magic on the day he eats them.”

Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbass (Radiyallahu Anhuma) narrated that the Prophet ) said, “The ‘Ajwah is from Paradise and it is an antidote against poison. The Kamah (truffles) is a type of Manna and its water (extract) cures the eye.

Abdullah ibn Jaafar radiyallahu anhu says, “I saw Rasulullah eating *Qith’a (cucumbers or snake cucumber) with fresh dates.”

Hazrat Aisha (Radiyallah Anha) reports that, “Rasulullah ate watermelon with fresh dates.”

Pomegranate

References from Holy Quran
He produces gardens, both cultivated and wild, and palm‐trees and crops of diverse kinds, and olives and pomegranates, both similar and dissimilar. Eat of their fruits when they bear fruit, pay their due on the day of their harvest, and do not be profligate. He does not love the profligate. (Surat al‐An’am: 141)

References from Holy Quran
He sends down water from the sky. From it you drink, and from it come the shrubs among which you graze your herds. By it He makes crops grow for you, as well as olives and dates and grapes and fruit of every kind. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who reflect. (Surat An‐Nahl: 10‐11)

References from Ahadith
Hazrat Anas bin Malik (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrated that the Prophet said, “There is not a pomegranate which does not have apip from one of the pomegranates of the Garden (of Jannah) in it.”

Hazrat Ali bin Abi Talib (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrated that the Prophet said, “Pomegranate and its rind strengthen digestion (stomach)” .

Milk

References from Holy Quran
There is instruction for you in cattle. From the contents of their bellies, between that which is to be eliminated (from the animal’s body) and (its) blood, We give you pure milk to drink, easy for drinkers to swallow. (Surat an‐Nahl: 66)

An image of the Garden promised to those who have fear of Allah. In it there are rivers of water that will never spoil, rivers of milk whose taste will never change, rivers of wine delightful to all who drink it, and rivers of honey of undiluted purity. In it they will have fruit of every kind and forgiveness from their Lord. Is that like those who will be in the Fire timelessly, for ever, with boiling water to drink, which lacerates their bowels? (Surah Muhammad: 15)

Sea food

References from Holy Quran
Anything you catch in the sea is lawful for you, and all food from it, for your enjoyment and that of travelers… (Surat al‐Ma’ida: 96)

Fish

References from Holy Quran
When they had gone a distance further on, he said to his servant: ”Bring us our morning meal. Truly this journey of ours has made us tired.” He said: ”Do you see what has happened? When we went to find shelter at the rock, I forgot the fish …” (Surat al‐Kahf: 62‐63)

Meat

References from Holy Quran
Apart from these scientific facts, meat is very tasty. If such an essential nutrient was not that tasty, we would be forced to eat it, regardless of its taste, in order to satisfy our need for it. However, as a blessing from Allah, it is delicious. Meanwhile, Allah again stresses its worth by mentioning it as one of the foods in Paradise. (Surat al‐Waqi’a: 21)

Meat Halal

References from Holy Quran
“O ye who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you, and render thanks to Allah if it is (indeed) He whom ye worship” (2:172).

“O ye who believe! Fulfil your undertakings. The beast of cattle is made lawful unto you (for food) except that which is announced unto you (herein), game being unlawful when ye are on pilgrimage. Lo! Allah ordaineth that which pleaseth Him” (Qur’an 5:1)

“And eat not of that whereon Allah’s name hath not been mentioned, for lo! it is abomination. Lo! the devils do inspire their minions to dispute with you. But if ye obey them, ye will be in truth idolaters” (6:121).

References from Ahadith
On the authority of Abu Ya’la Shahddad ibn Aus, the Messenger of Allah said: “Verily Allah has prescribed proficiency in all things. Thus, if you kill, kill well; and if you slaughter, slaughter well. Let each one of you sharpen his blade and let him spare suffering to the animal he slaughters” (Muslim).

In an incident narrated by Rafi’ bin Khadij, the Prophet told Muslims who wanted to slaughter some animals using reeds, “Use whatever causes blood to flow, and eat the animals if the Name of Allah has been mentioned on slaughtering them…” (Bukhari).

Honey

References from Holy Quran
Allah the Almighty says; “Your Lord revealed to the bees: “Build dwellings in the mountains and the trees, and also in the structures which men erect. Then eat from every kind of fruit and travel the paths of your Lord, which have been made easy for you to follow.” From inside them comes a drink of varying colours, containing healing for mankind. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who reflect” (16: 68)

) مث ،نوشرعي اممو ،رجشلا نمو ًاتويب لابجلا نم يذختا نأ لحنلا ىلإ كبر ىحوأوتارمثلا لآ نم يلآ لالذ كبر لبس يكلساف هناولأ فلتخم بارش اهنوطب نم جرخي ،نوركفتي موقل ةيلآ كلذ يف نإ ،سانلل ءافش هيف( لحنلا68

References from Ahadith
‘Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Qur’an is a remedy for all illness of the mind, therefore I recommend to you both remedies, the Qur’an and honey.’ (Bukhari)

It is reported by Al‐Bukhaari that a man came to the Prophet (PBUH) because his brother had a stomach disorder. The Prophet (PBUH) said: ”Let him drink honey.” The man returned a second time complaining that no improvement happened in his brother’s case, and again the Prophet (PBUH) responded: “Let him drink honey.” The man returned again, and said: ”I have done that but to no avail.” Thereupon the Prophet (PBUH) responded: ”Allah has said the truth, but your brother’s stomach has told a lie. Let him drink honey.” He drank it and was cured. (Al‐Bukhari)

Now we know for fact that honey contains antibacterial and antifungal properties, anti‐diarrhoeal, woundhealing and anti‐inflammatory properties and anti‐tussive and expecsstorant properties as well as nutritional value. Just one example of the practical value of the sunnah.

Citrus

References from Ahadith
The Prophet has said, ”The parable of a believer who reads the Koran regularly is like that of a citrus: it has a good taste and a good fragrance”.

Grape

References from Holy Quran
By means of it We produce gardens of dates and grapes for you, in which there are many fruits for you and from which you eat. (Surat al‐Mu’minun: 19)

Fig

References from Holy Quran
AT‐TIN (THE FIG) 1‐4
ِميِحَّرلا ِنَمْحَّرلا ِهَّللا ِمْسِب ِنوُتْيَّزلاَو ِنيِّتلاَو ﴿1﴾ َنيِنيِس ِروُطَو ﴿2﴾ ِنيِمَأْلا ِدَلَبْلا اَذَهَو ﴿3﴾ ْدَقَلٍميِوْقَت ِنَسْحَأ يِف َناَسنِإْلا اَنْقَلَخ ﴿4﴾

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)

References from Ahadith
Hazrat Abu Darda (Radiallaho Anho) narrates that Rasullullah said, “Eat fig for it cures the piles and is useful for rheumatism” .

Hazrat Abu Darda (Radiallaho Anho) narrates that someone presented the Prophet a plate of figs and he said, “Eat figs! If I would say a certain type of fruit was sent down to us from the heavens I would say it’s a fig because it has no seeds. It ends (cures) the piles and is useful for rheumatism.”

The Prophet (s) mentioned figs and then stated, ”If I had to mention a fruit that descended from paradise I would say this is it, because the paradisiacal fruits do not have pits… eat from these fruits for they prevent hemorrhoids, piles and gout”(Bukhari).

Water melon

References from Ahadith Narrated Sahl bin Sad Al‐Sadi (Radiyallahu Anhu): Rasulullah ate ripe dates with water melon .

Hazrat Abdullah Bin Abbas (Radiyallahu Anhu ) narrates that Rasulullah said, “Water melon is diet as well as drink. It washes and purifies the urinary bladder. It increases the sexual power.

Hazrat Aisha (Radiyallahu Anha) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam) ate water melon with fresh dates .

Quince

References from Ahadith

Hazrat Talha bin Ubaid Ullah (R.A) narrated that
Rasullullah (Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam) said: (Quince) makes the heart strengthen, makes the breath pleasant and relieves (removes) the burden of
the chest

Hazrat Jabir bin Abdullah (R.A) narrated that Rasullullah said, “Eat the Quince (Safarjal) because it cure the heart attackand relieves(removes) the burden of the chest”.

Hazrat Anus bin Malik (R.A) narrated that Rasullullah said: the burden of the heart is removed by eating of the Quince .

The Holy Prophet said, ”Eat quince, for it sweetens the heart. For Allah has sent no prophet as His messenger without feedinghim on the quince of Paradise .

Rasullullah said, “Feed your pregnant women on quince, for it cures the diseases of the heart and makes the babies handsome”.

Cucumber

References from Holy Quran
C Sûrah 2. Al‐Baqarah, Verse. # 61: And (remember) when you said, “O Mûsâ (Moses)! We can not endure one kind of food. So invoke your Lord for us
to bring forth for us of what the earth grows, its herbs, its cucumbers, its Fûm (wheat or garlic), its lentils and its onions.” .

References from Ahadith
Abdullah bin Ja’far (Radiyallahu Anhu ) reported: I saw Allah’s Messenger eating cucumber with fresh dates.

Narrated Abdullah bin Ja’far (Radiyallahu Anhu ): I saw Allah’s Apostle eating fresh dates with cucumber [Bukhari, Muslim,Tirmizi, Ibne Maja ).

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin (Radiyallahu Anha): My mother intended to make me fat to send me to the (house of) the Apostle of Allah But nothing which she desired benefited me tillshe gave me cucumber with fresh dates to eat. Then I became very fat

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