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Re-posted from Seerah blog   The date fruit and tree were dear to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the word “date” (and date-palm) is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an more than 20 times. While the date palm tree is called “nakhl,” the fruit is called “tamr” in Arabic. The date palm, mentioned more … Continue reading

Bring blessings to the food

Before starting to eat, we should pronounce Allah’s name saying, “Bismi ‘llah – with Allah’s name (I eat).” ‘Umar Bin Abi Salamah reported that he was a young boy under custody of Allah’s Messenger, and that while he ate, his hand used to roam all over the plate. Allah’s Messenger instructed him: ‘Young boy! Pronounce … Continue reading

The Fiqh of Halal and Haram Animals

Islam is a religion of mercy and compassion. It only commands and prohibits that which is in the best interests of the human being. The human mind however, due to it being very limited and restricted, may not be able to understand the logic behind every ruling. It may not be able to comprehend properly … Continue reading

Seafood: Halal or Haram?

The use of the term ‘seafood’ in this article refers to all non-plant life coming from permanent bodies of water, including rivers, lakes, seas and oceans. There are a number of differing opinions when it comes to the Halal or haram status of seafood. The Quran states: Lawful to you is the pursuit of water-game … Continue reading

Etiquette For Eating and Drinking

by Abû Bakr Jâbir al-Jaza’iry A Muslim considers his food and drink means to something else. They are not a goal and pleasure in themselves. He eats and drinks in order to keep his body healthy so that he may worship Allah the Almighty. This is the worship that will make him qualified for the … Continue reading