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Food: What is Tayyab?
By:*Dr. Shabbir, Florida
Date: Friday, 25 January 2013, 9:54 am
In Response To: Rat meat is Halaal? (*Dr. Shabbir, Florida)

Please note in the above post how many times Halal appears with Tayyab.

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QXPv glossary: Tayyab = Decent and clean = Of one's liking = Not forbidden in the Qur’an = Good for mind and body = Pleasant.

I have looked at Mufridat Raghib fi Gharib-il-Qur'an (Arabic, 1373 A.H. Maktaba Adnan, Beirut) today for TAYYAB and found additional, detailed meanings.

TAYYAB FOOD:

- Must be Halal.

- Very frequently Halal & Tayyab come to be synonymous.

- It should look pleasing to the eye.

- Of one's liking: only so that one does not feel forced to eat all Halal things.

- When cooked, it generates saliva with its sight, smell, steam and taste.

- And thus it is enjoyable to eat.

- Easy to chew and swallow.

- It pleases the host and the guests.

- It must be pleasing to human 'psyche' and aesthetics.

- All birds except scavengers are Tayyab.

- Should be wholesome, clean and healthy.

- A Tayyab food is always a delight to share with your family and friends.

- Ugly animals can never be Tayyab even after slaughter and cut.

- Allah's frequent inclusion of Tayyab with Halal is an extremely important point for mu'mins to remember.

[Translated from eloquent Arabic, might need editing. Notice how careful the great Imam has been not naming animals except birds as a group. He has not called scavenger birds and animals HARAM, although he states early on that only HALAL food can be TAYYAB.]

Messages In This Thread

Is Rat meat Halaal?
Alam Rizvi,Patna,India -- Thursday, 24 January 2013, 4:04 pm
Re: Is Rat meat Halaal?
Inam Mirza (Canada) -- Thursday, 24 January 2013, 6:56 pm
Is Rat meat Halaal? - Captain/Azizam
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Thursday, 24 January 2013, 9:45 pm
Re: Rat meat is Halaal?
jawaid ahmed,uk -- Friday, 25 January 2013, 8:49 am
Rat meat is Halaal?
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Friday, 25 January 2013, 9:17 am
Food: What is Tayyab?
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Friday, 25 January 2013, 9:54 am
Re: Food: What is Tayyab?
Rizwan Ahmed -- Saturday, 26 January 2013, 11:10 am
Re: Food: What is Tayyab?
jawaid ahmed,uk -- Monday, 28 January 2013, 8:49 am
Re: Rat meat is Halaal?
jawaid ahmed,uk -- Friday, 25 January 2013, 1:24 pm
Re: Is Rat meat Halaal? - Captain/Azizam
Adeel Nawaz, Scotland -- Friday, 25 January 2013, 5:23 pm
Re: Is Rat meat Halaal? - Captain/Azizam
jawaid ahmded,uk -- Monday, 28 January 2013, 9:12 am
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Adeel Nawaz, Scotland -- Monday, 28 January 2013, 4:05 pm
Re: Is Rat meat Halaal? - Captain/Azizam
jawaid ahmed,uk -- Tuesday, 29 January 2013, 8:47 am
Re: Is Rat meat Halaal? - Captain/Azizam
Adeel Nawaz, Scotland -- Tuesday, 29 January 2013, 4:34 pm
Re: Is Rat meat Halaal?
shahalam, TX -- Thursday, 24 January 2013, 7:26 pm
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Azam Khan Lahore -- Thursday, 24 January 2013, 10:16 pm