YOUR FOOD NEWS
(by Sister Lateefah Babatunde
Food Technology Expert)
ISLAM AND HEALTHY EATING
Healthy eating simply means eating a variety of foods that give nutrients you need to maintain your health and have energy, these nutrient include carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins and minerals. From an Islamic point of view, it involves more than just the intake of nutrients as it is an aspect of healthy eating an intergral part of healthy living which is an essential part of islam.
- Eating wholesome food:
Ensuring food safety through proper handling, preparation and storage of food to prevent foodborne illness:
Prohibited to you are dead animals, blood, pork, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah, and animals killed by strangling or by a violent blow or by a head-long fall or by the goring of horns, and those from which a wild animal has eaten, except what you [are able to] slaughter [before its death], and those which are sacrificed on stone altars, and [prohibited is] that you seek decision through divining arrows. That is grave disobedience. This day those who disbelieve have despaired of [defeating] your religion; so fear them not, but fear Me. This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion. But whoever is forced by severe hunger with no inclination to sin – then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. (Qur’an Chapter 5 – Verse 3). …..Read More
THE PERMISSIBLE & THE PROHIBITED
God almighty, the creator, cherisher and sustainer of mankind has, in His infinite mercy created the heavens and the earth along with everything that will be necessary to keep it running smoothly. He created the seas, oceans and everything within it and commanded them to work harmoniously with each other and appointed an angel to keep records, making sure nothing goes against the order. He is also the one who has created the land and weather in order that the vegetations, fruits, herbs and plants may be nourished, flowers blossom, and He also created animals, insects, birds of different shades of colors, shapes and sizes who feeds on the vegetations, that there may be balance; that the bushes may not over grow, the trees may not fill the entire land.
He (Allah) is also the one who informed all His angels, about his plan to create a vice-regent of earth, created our fore father… Read More
THE QUR’ANIC HEALING (Ruqiyyah)
Allah(swt) has said in the Qur’an (….. v ….) He has created no sickness except that he had already created the cure….