FOOD HADDITH FOR SERIOUS BELIEVERS…WHEAT AND WHITE FLOUR

FOOD HADDITH FOR SERIOUS BELIEVERS…WHEAT AND WHITE FLOUR

 “Allah’s Apostle never saw white flour since Allah sent him as an Apostle till He took him unto Him.”

 

by Karimah bint Dawoud, muslim chaplain and well being writer,authour of “Heavenly ites”

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Heavenly-Bites-Karimah-Bint-Dawood/dp/1847740316

Bismillahir rahmanir raheem 

 Aaouthoo billairhir mina Shatan re regime 

As salaam alaikum wa rhamtulaahi wa baraktuhu 

Any good in this article is from Allah and any bad in this article is from myself, so please forgive me .

The truth is an offence but not a sin .

As some of your know Islamic medicine and nutrition is one of my passions 

This issue is such a passion that I hate for the sake of Allah 

 I woke up at 5 am this morning to write this mail because things have to change and we need to get closer Allah and to what is Quran and Sunnah and stop pretending that we have reach a level of Islam where we can stop learning and improving 

As a revert of over ten years now alhamdulilair rabil alameen, one of the first things I notice about this  friendly Muslim community that embraced me , was the terrible diet, the overeating of refine white flour and the high rate of diabetes and obesity. White flour and bread is a result of colonisation of by the Romansthe Byzantiums, its not part of North African culture, it comes from the Romans who invented white flour for the delicate taste of the “refined” people but its not Islamic.

I hadn’t eaten white flour for years before embracing Islam, alhamdulilair; I was vegetarian and very healthy vegetarian mashallah. Not all non Muslims eat badly, in fact some eat more Islamically than most of the Muslims. 

Let me get to the point, the prophet of Allah salah ala alaha wa salem never ate white flour.

•Narrated Abu Hazim: I asked Sahl bin Sad, “Did Allah’s Apostle ever eat white flour?” Sahl said, “Allah’s Apostle never saw white flour since Allah sent him as an Apostle till He took him unto Him.” I asked, “Did the people have (use) sieves during the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle?” Sahl said, “Allah’s Apostle never saw (used) a sieve since Allah sent him as an Apostle until He took him unto Him,” I said, “How could you eat barley unsifted?” he said, “We used to grind it and then blow off its husk, and after the husk flew away, we used to prepare the dough (bake) and eat it.”  Sahih Bukhari and Tirmidhi

 

 

 

There is so much evidence in this day and age to confirm what the prophet knew nearly 1500 years ago without science. 

To promote the Sunnah of eating unrefined bread which is Islamic and a healthy alternative to refined white flour.

 White bread is made from white flour which is made from semolina which is what is left of the wheat grain after the brain and wheat germ are taken away. 

Hobbs is made from white flour 

White flour is made from semolina 

Cous cous is made from semolina 

White pasta is made from white flour 

Semolina, cous cous, white flour, white pasta have no benefit to the human body except for quick energy in the carbohydrates and they are not Islamic 

White flour today is the staple food for poor ignorant people, 

Ignorant of the Sunnah and ignorant of science. 

Most people in the UK and Western world  are not financially poor, we only think we are poor when we compare ourselves to oil princes, but we are not poor, some  people in this community have one house back home, some have two or three or more than stand cold and empty for most of the year.

It is not a measure of success in this life or the hereafter if you are true believer. 

We own these palaces but we eat like peasants,white flour pasta, cous cous, white bread, 

We are not living in slums of corrugated iron huts anymore; poor people have an excuse to live like tramps because they have no choice. 

But Allah has given us choice. 

If we have enough money to keep on buying houses back home then we have enough money to give our body its rights. 

Living in palaces but there is no honey in the house, no black seed oil, no dates, when children are ill there is no  Islamic medicine  and people are quick to run down the road to the pharmacy for the un Islamic quick fix.

As Muslim we are not supposed to live like our forefathers following tradition and that tradition goes against the Quran and the Sunnah.

 It’s not a sin to eat white flour, it’s not Sunnah and we are only wronging ourselves by doing so. 

The following Sahih Bukhari haddith shows that the prophet , salah la alahi wa saelm did not eat WHITE flour.

Narrated Abu Hazim: I asked Sahl bin Sad, “Did Allah’s Apostle ever eat white flour?” Sahl said, “Allah’s Apostle never saw white flour since Allah sent him as an Apostle till He took him unto Him.” I asked, “Did the people have (use) sieves during the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle?” Sahl said, “Allah’s Apostle never saw (used) a sieve since Allah sent him as an Apostle until He took him unto Him,” I said, “How could you eat barley unsifted?” he said, “We used to grind it and then blow off its husk, and after the husk flew away, we used to prepare the dough (bake) and eat it.”  Sahih Bukhari and Tirmidhi 

HOWEVER EVEN WHEN HE ATE WHOLEGRAIN IT WOULD NOT BE FOR MORE THAN THREE CONSECUTIVE DAYS. 

Whole grain breads

(457) Narrated Aisha: The family of Muhammad had not eaten wheat bread to their satisfaction for three consecutive days since his arrival at Medina till he died.  (Book #65, Hadith #327)


(460) 
Narrated Aisha: The Prophet did not do that (i.e., forbade the storage of the meat of sacrifices for three days) except (he did so) so that the rich would feed the poor. But later we used to keep even trotters to cook, fifteen days later. The family of Muhammad did not eat wheat bread with meat or soup to their satisfaction for three successive days.  (Book #65, Hadith #349) 

Passing on these un Islamic unhealthy ways of eating to our children when we shpould be educating them to eat enough fruit and vegetables from a young age. 

We are quick to blame the non Muslims for the defects of our children education but are we feeding their brains a healthy diet in the years before they go to school???

 Which is where some of the main growth of the brain takes place relative to the diet we feed them.

It’s not Islamic to feed your kids junk and just say bismilliar when Allah has given us a choice.

Please take a look at the following link for ASDA supermarket and compare the prices per 100g for flour, in all case the cheap white flour is 3.7p per 100grms compared to the Islamic whole meal which is about 10p per 100 grms 

http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/shelves/Flour_In_ASDA.html 

There is so much evidence in this day and age to confirm what the prophet knew nearly 1500 years ago without science. 

To promote the Sunnah of eating unrefined bread which is Islamic and a healthy alternative to refined white flour.

Narrated Abu Hazim: I asked Sahl bin Sad, “Did Allah’s Apostle ever eat white flour?” Sahl said, “Allah’s Apostle never saw white flour since Allah sent him as an Apostle till He took him unto Him.” I asked, “Did the people have (use) sieves during the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle?” Sahl said, “Allah’s Apostle never saw (used) a sieve since Allah sent him as an Apostle until He took him unto Him,” I said, “How could you eat barley unsifted?” he said, “We used to grind it and then blow off its husk, and after the husk flew away, we used to prepare the dough (bake) and eat it.”  Sahih Bukhari and Tirmidhi 

“Whoever revives an aspect of my Sunnah that is forgotten after my death, he will have a reward equivalent to that of the people who follow him, without it detracting in the least from their reward.” [Reported by al-Tirmidhi] 

http://www.healthy-eating-politics.com/white-flour.html 

After the harvesting of the wheat is done, the wheat grain or “berries” are stored in bins which have been coated with insecticides. If any bugs are still hanging around at that point, the farmer will then fumigate the grain.

Processed white flour

It is from this pesticide soaked grain that commercial flour is made.

Once the milling process starts, more damage is inflicted.

A wheat grain kernel is composed of three layers: the bran, the germ, and the endosperm layer.

The bran is the outside layer where most of the fibre exists. Most of the nutrients and fats are in germ layer. The endosperm is the starchy middle layer.

The natural nutrition associated with whole grains exists only when these three layers are eaten together. Old time stone mills ground the flour slowly, and the resulting flour had all three layers mixed in. (This result is called “100 percent stone-ground whole-wheat flour”).

But in mass production flour mills, stone grinding isn’t efficient enough, so high speed, high temperature steel roller mills are used.

These high speed mills remove the bran and germ, and the resulting flour is made up of mostly the starchy endosperm layer.

Ironically, much of the bran and germ “waste product”, which is the most nutritious part of the grain, is sold as animal feed.

The resulting white flour contains just a fraction of the nutrients of the original grain, with the heat of the steel rollers also playing a role in the nutrient destruction.

The Prophet of Allah did not do thing just because he fancied it, it is well known that he had an intention , a purpose for why he did thing, think about it,would he of ate a whole cake ? No because then people would think this was  a Sunnah and we know gluttony is not from Islam.

These is wisdom in the Sunnah of Islamic medicine for those who are heedful and care about this life and the next, may allay make it easy for us to appreciate this aspect of the Sunnah ameen

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. imamhassan says:

    subhanallah very informative we here in the caribean as returnees to Islam are heavily influence by the Asian food culture curry ect especially roti from white flour any event especially the two eids would you give any info on basic eid diets from north Africa or Ghana

    1. as salaam alaikum, i only know about eid diet from morocan from north Morocco and its full of white flour, pancakes, differerent forms of white flour and fat and sugar all day until meat is killed, its realy unhealthy and unislamic, ghana i cannot tell you, i think when you think eid you need to think celebration

    2. jamila says:

      I love roti but i know make it from wheat ,i am venturing to make barley roti .May Allah bless you and all muslims to change their bad ways of eating .Ameen

  2. Aleem says:

    MaShaAllaha very informative. May ALLAHA give all Muslims good health.

  3. Prof. Rafiq Islam says:

    Exactly the same logic should be used to state that the use of pesticides, non-organic fertilizers, and GMOs are haram. Also, the reference to ‘science’ is a testimony that we don’t understand ‘new science’ and/or Islam as new science is anti-Islam and anti-real science (ILM).

  4. habibullah haroon says:

    Masha Alllah, your article is very informative for all. The most nutritive portion i.e. the first and second layers are “discarded” (to animals) as “wastes”.
    We need education at every step. I have seen very few people who are in search of stone grounded flour of wheat. Her in KPK Pakistan, the villagers eat the whole grain flour and posses very sound health.

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