Thursday, August 27, 2009

Surah Al Maida (5:87) – Prohibiting the Lawful



يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ لاَ تُحَرِّمُواْ طَيِّبَاتِ مَا أَحَلَّ اللّهُ لَكُمْ وَلاَ تَعْتَدُواْ إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يُحِبُّ الْمُعْتَدِينَ

O you who believe! do not forbid (yourselves) the good things which Allah has made lawful for you and do not exceed the limits; surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits.

Prohibiting what is Lawful

Allah is forbidding the believers from making things prohibited for themselves which Allah has made lawful.
Abstaining from a particular type of food in case of some diseases does not fall in this category. There are many golden sayings of Prophet (SAW) which lead us to conclude safely that 'prevention is better than cure'. Allah also says in the Quran, "and cast not yourselves to perdition with your own hands"
(Surah Baqarah 2:195). This particular verse also tells us that prohibiting something which Allah has made lawful is an act which exceeds the limits and whenever we exceed the limits we harm ourselves. It is a fact that there are certain questions which the vegetarians can never answer. One of those many questions is that there are geographical locations which are too cold for planting and harvesting vegetables there. What will the humans of those societies do if they become vegetarians? It would be too expensive too transport vegetables there and of course if vegetable is the only food meant to be eaten a genuine question is: what should have the Eskimos eaten when there was no transport facility in the past? So be not of those who exceed and follow what Allah says in the next ayat

وَكُلُواْ مِمَّا رَزَقَكُمُ اللّهُ حَلاَلاً طَيِّبًا وَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ الَّذِيَ أَنتُم بِهِ مُؤْمِنُونَ

And eat of the lawful and good (things) that Allah has given you, and be careful of (your duty to) Allah, in Whom you believe. (Surah Maida 5:88)




See the complete list of Scientific Miracles in Surah Al Maida here


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