Surah Nahl (16) 13/09/2015

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura Nahl

Verses 114-115

“So eat of the sustenance which Allah has provided for you: lawful and good; and be grateful for the favours of Allah, if it is He whom you serve. He has only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and any (food) over which the name of other than Allah has been invoked. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits, then Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.”

Food is such a basic part of life but so under-appreciated. The Quran lays 2 basic rules: Eat what is lawful (halaal) and also good (Tayyib – wholesome/nutritious)
Be grateful – remember Allah for such blessings.
Here this gratitude is linked to servitude (worship).

The principles of halaal are also simple; unfortunately we often complicate our lives.

Everything is halaal except the items listed in this one sentence. But if a Muslim is in dire circumstances and may be forced to eat something that is not halaal, in order to survive, then Allah in His Infinite Mercy will forgive him/her.

Continues tomorrow ….Salaams/Peace

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