Food filled with barakah

Food filled with barakah

‘Muslim cuisine, once the envy of the world, produced in the homes of the believers with love and remembrance of Allah’s blessings, is being replaced with techno-food, which is not produce or livestock but a pre-packaged product bereft of barakah (blessing). Muslims have forgotten that food is the foundation of behaviour, according to our scholars’ understanding of Allah’s words:

‘O you Messengers, eat of pure things, and do righteous deeds’ (23:51)

Pure food is being replaced with fast food made with haste and waste, two attributes of the devil. Sugared sodas replace natural milk, water, and juice. Corporate fast food chains, with their mass-produced, disease-ridden, pathogenic food, now appear everywhere, even in the sacred cities of Mecca and Medina. Meanwhile, Muslims, for centuries ate food filled with barakah, made by people with loving hearts who found joy in feeding others, now line up to consume “products” with less nutritional value than dog or cat food.’

РAn Agenda to Change Our Condition, Hamza Yusuf and Zaid Shakir 

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