Islamic Perspectives on Nutrition by Mohammed Luqmaan Kagee
ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVES ON NUTRITION
This article aims to provide a review of the literature related to nutrition.
I will commence with an overview of the relevant Islamic literature, as well as the contemporary academic literature concerning the Islamic theological injunctions and guidelines existing in the primary sources of Islam, namely, the Holy Qur’an and the prophetic Sunnah.
I will follow this discussion by focusing on the sources of Islamic legislation and the Islamic concept of nutrition, by bringing into perspective the theories of Abū Hamid al-Ghazzali and Hamid al-Takriri.
This explanation will gain further support in some of the commentaries of various authors and intellectuals, who have contributed to Islamic knowledge. In conclusion, this article will provide an analysis of how Islam has considered social solidarity.)
Islam is a universal religion comprising perfect legislation for all aspects and all types of life. Muslims believe that the laws of Islam, contained in the Holy Qur’an and the prophetic Sunnah, are suitable for every era of civilization.
These laws consist of an immense variety of categories about daily life, on a level that interacts with each individual, as well as with communities and with society. Moreover, these Islamic regulations seek to address the basic needs of human beings.