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Laws of Islam Concerning Food

 

Summaries, with complete referencing, of key source texts

for the laws of Islam concerning food.

 

 

The sources used to prepare this work are discussed at Source Texts Used for Laws of Islam. They are: the Holy Qur’an, the 9th century hadith collections of al-Bukhari and Muslim, The Distinguished Jurist’s Primer by the 12th century Islamic scholar Ibn Rushd, and two works of jurisprudence from the Shafi‛i school of Sunni Islam: Risala: Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence by al-Shafi‛i and Reliance of the Traveller and Tools of the Worshipper by Ibn Naqib, dating from the 9th and 14th centuries respectively.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1.  Introduction to the Laws of Islam Concerning Food

 

2.  Forbidden Foods – General Rules

 

3.  Rules Concerning Dead Meat

 

4.  Prohibition against Consuming Blood

 

5.  Rules Concerning Swine

 

6.  Reciting Divine Names

 

7.  Fanged Beasts, Birds with Talons, Domestic Donkeys and Other Prohibited Animals

 

8.  Intoxicating Beverages

 

9.  Ritual Slaughter and Hunting of Animals

 

10.  Eating from Gold and Silver

 

11.  Permitted Foods Not Liked or Eaten by Muhammad

 

12.  Some Good Foods

 

13.  Support of Nursing Mothers and Wives

 

14.  Medicinal Foods and Drinks

 

15.  Food from Gambling or from Non-Muslims

 

16.  Eating Game when on Pilgrimage

 

17.  Humane Treatment of Animals

 

18.  Table Manners

 

19.  Avoiding Excessive Consumption

 

20.  Sharing Food and Taking Charity

 

Source Texts Used for Laws of Islam

 

 

 

 

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Updated October 14, 2016