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By:Razwan Iqbal
Date: Wednesday, 17 February 2010, 1:58 pm


just trying to find all the places in the Quran where it has anything to do with what we can eat
I have got these so far, am I missing any here?

thanks for your help with this...

kind regards


2:173 He has forbidden you: dead meat (carrion), and blood, and swineflesh, and anything (not just meat) that has been dedicated to other than Allah (be it a person, an idol or a tomb 5:3.) But if one is forced by necessity, neither intending disobedience, nor exceeding, it will not be a violation that hurts his personality. Behold, Allah is the Eternal Source of Forgiveness and Mercy.
['Ithm' = A dragging violation = An act that hurts the human personality = Anything that makes it difficult to rise up = An impediment to activity = Beri Beri, a neurological weakness in the camel and in humans caused by Vit B1 deficiency = Any action that depletes individual or communal energy.]
5:3 Forbidden for you (2:173) for dietary consumption are:
- Any Animal that dies of itself.
- Blood.
- The flesh of swine.
- And anything (not just meat) that has been dedicated to any other than Allah (such as an idol, grave or saint).
- Any Animal that has been strangled to death.
- Beaten to death.
- Dies by falling from height.
- Gored to death by horns.
- Animal eaten by a wild animal unless you are able to slaughter it while it is still alive.
-That which is sacrificed on altars (devotional stones or blocks in shrines considered sacred).
Also forbidden is dividing the meat through raffling and games of chance (2:219, 5:90). This Day, the rejecting opponents have given up the hope of eradicating your DEEN, System of Life. Clear distinction in matters of the Lawful and the Unlawful draws a tangible line between their ways and your way. Fear them not but fear Me. This Day, I have perfected your DEEN for you, completed My favor upon you, and chosen for you Islam as the System of Life. (There is no hardship in Islam 2:185). Therefore, if one is forced by hunger to consume the Unlawful, with no intention of exceeding the limits, Allah is indeed Forgiving, Merciful.
5:4 They ask you (O Prophet) what foods are Permissible. Tell them all good things of life are Lawful to you. As for the hunting animals, the catch of your trained dogs and falcons, as Allah has taught you, is Permissible. Mention Allah's name thereupon. Always be mindful of Allah's Laws. His Law of Requital is swift in reckoning.
5:5 This Day, all good food of your choice is made Lawful for you. The food of the People of the Scripture is Lawful for you. And your food is Lawful for them. You are permitted to marry chaste women of the People of the Scripture, (provided they do not indulge in SHIRK i.e. not associate anyone with Allah 2:221). You are permitted to marry the virtuous, chaste women among the believers and the virtuous, chaste women of those who were given the Scripture before. You must give your brides a generous marital gift and live with them in honor, not in fornication as secret lovers. (It must be an honest wedlock 4:24). Anyone who rejects belief, all his work will go vain and he will be among the losers in the Hereafter.

6:142 Among the large and small quadrupeds some are for work and transportation and others for flesh, and their skins for bedding materials. Enjoy what Allah has provided you. And follow not the footsteps of Satan. Satan, your selfish desire, is your open enemy.
6:145 Say, "I do not find in the Revelation given to me, any food that is prohibited for one who wishes to eat except: Carrion (dead meat), running blood as against organ meats, the flesh of swine for it is disapproved, or anything (not just meat) which, in disobedience, has been dedicated to other than Allah.” If one is forced by dire need without being deliberate and without transgressing, your Lord is Forgiving, Merciful. ('Rijs' = Foul = Unclean = Disapproved. 'Fisq' = Drifting from the Command = Disobedience. 2:173, 5:3).
6:146 For those who are Jewish, We had prohibited some edibles, such as animals with undivided hoof, the fat of the cow and the sheep, except that which is carried on their backs or on their intestines, or what is mixed-up in the bone. But that was only a temporary retribution for their disobedience (4:160). We are indeed True to Our Word.

16:114 So enjoy all the Lawful and decent things which Allah has provided for you. And be grateful for Allah’s bounty practically, if it is Him you truly serve.
16:115 He only prohibits for you the dead animal, blood, and swine-flesh and anything that has been dedicated to other than Allah. In a forced situation, provided one doesn't exceed the necessity, remember that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. (6:144).
16:118 To the Jews We had prohibited such things as We have mentioned to you before (6:147). We did them no wrong, but they were used to doing wrong to themselves (following their religious leadership instead of the Revelation).

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Razwan Iqbal -- Wednesday, 17 February 2010, 1:58 pm
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Jawaid Ahmed -- Thursday, 18 February 2010, 9:05 am
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Razwan Iqbal -- Thursday, 18 February 2010, 2:15 pm
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Dr Shabbir -- Thursday, 18 February 2010, 3:05 pm
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Razwan Iqbal -- Thursday, 18 February 2010, 3:08 pm
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Jawaid Ahmed -- Friday, 19 February 2010, 9:16 am
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Hafiz Ramzan -- Saturday, 20 February 2010, 1:55 pm
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Dr Shabbir -- Saturday, 20 February 2010, 3:41 pm