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Alhamdulillah, I am happy to announce that our report, Quranic Food: A study of the of the foods and drinks mentioned in the Quran, is ready to be published.

“O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and good on the earth.” [The Quran, 2:168]

I have often thought about making a list of foods mentioned in the Quran. I knew that dates were mentioned a lot. And so were grapes, but what else?

I couldn’t find any comprehensive Quranic food guides on the internet. I decided to make my own.

This is the product of many days of work. I offer it as it is and make no guarantee that it is perfect. If you find a funny mistake or if you think I have left something out, please get up and visit us at to type us a comment there.
I have separated the foods into three categories; drinks, plants and animals.

I have ordered the contents of each category by frequency of their mentioning in the Quran. The one mentioned most is at the beginning.

In some places two items have the same number of mentions. I have put first the one that was mentioned nearer to the beginning of the Quran.

There is a summary on the next page that you can use as a reference, for example for when you want to make a shopping list.

-Ikram Kurdi

Note: The flesh of hoopoe (a bird) is included in the book as halal food however a brother wrote us saying that it is not halal according to Sahih and Abu Dawood ahadith.