Only Four Foods Prohibited (16:115 – 16:119)

Only Four Foods Prohibited [16:115] He only prohibits for you dead animals, blood, the meat of pigs,* and food which is dedicated to other than GOD. If one is forced (to eat these), without being deliberate or malicious, then GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful. *16:115 & 118 The most devastating trichinosis parasite, Trichinella spiralis, (also the pork tapeworm Taenia … Continue reading Only Four Foods Prohibited (16:115 – 16:119)

Prohibiting Lawful Food Brings Deprivation (16:112 – 16:114)

Prohibiting Lawful Food Brings Deprivation [16:112] GOD cites the example of a community that used to be secure and prosperous, with provisions coming to it from everywhere. But then, it turned unappreciative of GOD's blessings. Consequently, GOD caused them to taste the hardships of starvation and insecurity. Such is the requital for what they did. [16:113] A messenger had gone … Continue reading Prohibiting Lawful Food Brings Deprivation (16:112 – 16:114)

Preoccupation With This Life Leads to Exile From God (16:107 – 16:111)

Preoccupation With This Life Leads to Exile From God [16:107] This is because they have given priority to this life over the Hereafter, and GOD does not guide such disbelieving people. [16:108] Those are the ones whom GOD has sealed their hearts, and their hearing, and their eyesight. Consequently, they remain unaware. [16:109] Without a doubt, they will be … Continue reading Preoccupation With This Life Leads to Exile From God (16:107 – 16:111)