THE NEED FOR…
As salam alaikum, good day to all of you positive beautiful human beings and others
This is an introduction to Islamic Nutrition and in that, healing by the grace of Allah The Creator. As Muslims, like many billions of people we believe in The highest Power God. The Arabic name for God is Allah.
Islamic teaching, guidelines, rules, regulations are from the Quran. The Quran is a Divine book that was revealed by Allah over 1400 year ago to Prophet Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. If you have ever read the Quran from cover to cover you will see that there is no other book like it and its comprehensive topic, history, diversify, poetry and beneficial information for each human being and mankind and jinn as a whole, has not been and cannot be match by any other than Allah.
The Quran was revealed 1400 years ago in Makkah and Madinah, Saudia Arabia.
We are going to break things down into tiny piece so we can all over stand as much as possible of why we need The Islamic Criterion In Nutrition.
We are going to look at the difference between need and desire and see that although needs are necessary some desires are good for us as well and some are jeopardising and neglecting of our self or our cell as some would say.
Are we aware of the difference between need and desire?
I need to breathe or I will die,
I need to drink enough water or I will become dehydrated and die
I need to eat healthy food or I will become sick at some point
I need to wear clothes or I will be arrested for indecency and or attract wrong kind of attention
I need a shelter over my head or I will be exposed to the elements day and night and the beasts of the land
I need to have good relations with my family because that creates good karma, blessings in sha Allah.
I need to have good companions or I will be abuse and or isolated
I need a relationship with my Creator or I will be of the losers
Are you getting the picture?
These are needs or necessities, the basics that every person on this planet should have…
THE DESIRE FOR SEX, MONEY, FOOD
Narrated Sahl bin Sa`d:
The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said, “Whoever guarantees me what is between his legs and what is between his jaws I guarantee him Paradise.” [Sahih al-Bukhari 6807]
What are between the legs are the private parts and the lower sexual desire.
What is between the jaws is the tongue. Most scholars correctly say that this refer to the tongue and what we say, what comes out of our mouths. I would also love to add it is also refers to come goes into pout mouth, what the tongue craves and the food we eat.
Desire in the other hand from need.
Literally hawiya in Arabic means ‘to love’, ‘to desire’ and ‘to become fond of something’. It may either be something worthy or repulsive, or it may be as a result of natural urge.
Desire has to be restrained with reason and The Shariah.
Ask yourself “is it alright for each individual person to do whatever they want whenever they want?”
It is permissible in Islam to desire money but the acquiring of it must be through lawful means and when you go over a basic threshold level you need to pay a percentage of it to charity every year so those less fortunate.
It is lawful to desire a member of the opposite sex but the physical interaction between the sexes must be thought marriage, otherwise it is a major sin, as we see in America half of the children are born out of marriage and this causes so many social problems. I was a single mother before converting to Islam and it is something I would advise against for the sake of the children.
It is halal to want nice clothes that are modest within Islamic guideline but the piling up of things is detested by Allah.
The desire to eat food is a natural urge that is vital for human existence yet we still have laws in Islam regarding what we can eat. There are laws in the Quran and laws in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (salah lahu alaihi wa salem). You may think that Islam is full of rules and regulations, you would be right. But also a Ferrari car comes with a manual that has loads of rules and regulations; what petrol to use, what oil to use, what water to use, where to go to get a service, what various controls are for, how to use them to get the best performance. Instructions of how to take care of the car.
There are laws in The Quran that guide us to eating what is best for our mind body and soul and the variety is comprehensive when you are aware of the choices.
ARE ALL MUSLIMS ISLAMIC?
And finally we need to look what it is to be a Muslim? that adheres to, holds fast to, sticks to these Islamic Guidelines. I am mainly sharing information about food because I’m qualified nutritionist. So let’s go and see what the difference is between being a Muslim and a true follow of Islam , a mu’min…A Believer