Please join us for disussion on advice on food in Quran.
Traditionally people think of only the prohibitions on certain foods in the Quran, neglecting the positive and healthful aspects of Quran’s teaching. Every statement about food in the Quran begins by asking us to eat what is wholesome or pure. For example Sura 16, ayas[masked]:
So eat what God has provided you, lawful and wholesome, and be grateful for the favors of God if it is God that you serve.
God has forbidden to you only what has died of itself, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and anything offered up to other than God. But if anyone is compelled by necessity, without wanting to or being excessive, then God is very forgiving, very merciful.
In addition, there is a strong warning against over-eating in 20:81:
Eat of the wholesome things We provided for you, but not to excess, lest My anger descend on you. And whoever My anger settles upon has already fallen
The significance of these ayas for being a healthy person, and the importance of health in Prophet Muhammad’s practice, will be discussed in our meeting.