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The Top Recommended Food in Islam (5)

The Top Recommended Food in Islam (5)

Hareera It comes down from a reliable tradition that Imam Sadiq (a.s.) liked porridge (Hareera) made of currants. When currants are added after the preparation of Ash, it becomes currant porridge. Many reliable traditions praise meat-broth in which the bread is put; and also kababs which is supposed to cure weakness and fever and redden the complexion. Even there is praise of the cheekbones, brain and tongue of the goat ... Read More »

The Top Recommended Food in Islam(4)

The Top Recommended Food in Islam(4)

Sattu According to Imam Ja’far-e-Sadiq (a.s.), sattu (a blend of cereal powder or flour) was made with reference to a revelation from God. It increases weight, strengthens bones and is the food of Prophets. Dry sattu cleans and diminishes white spots and when had with olive oil, increases weight, strengthens bones, and freshens complexion and increases sexual strength; and if three tablespoons of sattu are taken in the morning, then ... Read More »

The Top Recommended Food in Islam (3)

The Top Recommended Food in Islam (3)

Milk It is stated that milk was the diet of the Prophets. A person came to Imam Sadiq (a.s.) and said that after drinking milk he did not feel well. The Imam (a.s.) replied that milk was not harmful and that he must have taken something else with milk. A person complained to the Imam (a.s.) about body weakness, at which the Imam (a.s.) ordered him to drink milk as ... Read More »

The Top Recommended Food in Islam (2)

The Top Recommended Food in Islam (2)

Meat According to a reliable tradition from Imam Ja’far-e-Sadiq (a.s.), meat increases the flesh of one’s body and if for forty days a man has not eaten meat, then he should take loan and eat meat and this loan will be returned by the Almighty. A person visited Imam Reza (a.s.) and said that the people of his house do not eat lamb as it creates melancholy (sauda) and also ... Read More »

The Top Recommended Food in Islam (1)

The Top Recommended Food in Islam (1)

Bread According to a reliable tradition from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), one should give due respect to the bread, for it is the result of the hard work of many angels in heaven and men on the earth. It is stated from Imam Ja’far-e-Sadiq (a.s.) that bread should not be kept under the bowl of curry. Another tradition states that the Imam (a.s.) asked people to respect bread. The people ... Read More »

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (10)

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (10)

Manners of drinking water According to Imam Ja’far-e-Sadiq (a.s.), whosoever, while drinking water, remembers Imam Husain (a.s.) and his Ahle Bait and curses his murderers and tormenters, one lakh good deeds will be written in his record, one lakh sins will be forgiven, he will be elevated one lakh times and he will be rewarded to the extent as though he has freed one lakh slaves in the name of ... Read More »

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (9)

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (9)

The types and advantages of water A reliable tradition states that in this world and the world-to-come, there is nothing better than water. Anyone who takes pleasure in drinking water will take pleasure when God gives him the wine of Heaven. According to a tradition from Hazrat Ali (a.s.), Zamzam water is the best water among all the waters of the earth and Burhoot water(which is in Yemen) is the ... Read More »

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (8)

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (8)

The manners and advantages of cleaning one’s teeth (Khilal) A tradition from Imam Ja’far-e-Sadiq (a.s.) states that Hazrat Jibrael (a.s.) brought for the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) Miswak Khilal (toothpick) and horn for vivisection and said that Khilal strengthens the roots of teeth, makes them healthy and increases daily income. A tradition from Imam Ja’far-e-Sadiq (a.s.) states that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) has prohibited the use of pomegranate or any fruit-tree’s ... Read More »

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (7)

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (7)

Manners of welcoming a faithful to one’s home According to Imam Ja’far-e-Sadiq (a.s.), whenever a fellow Momin (faithful) visits one’s house, one should make him have food and if he refuses to have food then one should offer him something to drink and if he does not even accept that, then one should wash his hands with any scented water or just plain water. Another tradition from the same Imam ... Read More »

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (6)

10 Islamic Manners on the Dining Table (6)

 Etiquette to be observed after the meals After the meal, the hands should be washed and rubbed on one’s face so that one’s daily bread may increase and the freckles on the face disappear. Mufazzal ibne Umar states that he complained of pain in the eyes before Imam Ja’far-e-Sadiq (a.s.). The Imam (a.s.) told him that when he washes his hands after the meal, he should keep the wet hands ... Read More »