Foods Mentioned in the Qur’an

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March 11, 2024


Foods Mentioned in the Qur’an

بِسْمِ ﷲِ ال َّ رحْمٰنِ ال َّ رحِیْمِ
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

The Qur’an provides guidance not only on matters of faith but also on practical aspects of life. Let’s explore some of these foods mentioned in the Qur’an and their health benefits.


Allah says in the Qur’an: “He causes to grow for you thereby the crops, olives, date palm trees, grapevines, and of all the fruits. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought.” [Surah An-Nahl, verse 11]
Dates are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The Prophet SAWS could stay energetic for days by only eating a few dates.


“A blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire.” [Surah An-Nur, verse 35]
“And [We brought forth] a tree issuing from Mount Sinai which produces oil and food [i.e., olives] for those who eat.” [Surah Al-Mu’minun, verse 20]
Olives are a source of healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins, and more. They are excellent for heart and gut health.


“Feed from the flower of any fruit you please and follow the ways your Lord has made easy for you. From their bellies comes forth liquid (i.e. honey) of varying colors, in which there is healing for people. Surely in this is a sign for those who reflect.” [Surah An-Nahl, verse 69]
Honey has antibacterial properties, aids digestion, and provides energy. The Prophet SAWS recommended consuming honey for various ailments.


“And there is certainly a lesson for you in cattle: We give you to drink of what is in their bellies, from between digested food and blood: pure milk, pleasant to drink.” [Surah An-Nahl, verse 66]
Milk is a superfood containing essential nutrients like calcium, protein, and vitamins. It helps to strengthen bones, support growth, and nourish the body.


“It is permitted for you to catch and eat seafood—an enjoyment for you and the traveler.” [Surah Al-Ma’idah, verse 96]
Fish is a lean protein source rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are beneficial for heart health, brain function, and reducing inflammation.


“From the fruits of date palms and grapes you take sweet juice and wholesome provisions. There truly is a sign in this for people who use their reason.” [Surah An-Nahl, verse 67]
Grapes are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and natural sugars. They also support cardiovascular health and boost immunity.

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