SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – There are certain conditions mentioned in Islamic teachings regarding consumption. These are outlined below.
- As mentioned in Ayah 88 of Surah Al-Ma’edah: Eat of the things that are provided by God as Halal and clean.
- Ayah 31 of Surah Al-A’araaf said: Eat and drink but do not waste as God does not like wasters.
- Ayah 172 of Surah Al-Baqarah stresses that: O’ you who believe; eat from the clean sustenance which God provided for you.
Therefore the first condition is that whatever to be consumed by a believer in Allah (SWT) must be Halal and clean. Believers are those who are introduced in Ayah 2 of Surah Al-Anfaal: Believers are those whose hearts pulsate when God is mentioned. So if people remember at all the times that on the Day of Judgment they must account for their deeds carried out during the lifetime, then they will look for Halal things.
Explanations by: Hojjatol Islam Qara’ati