يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُلُوا مِن طَيِّبَاتِ مَا رَزَقْنَاكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لِلَّهِ إِن كُنتُمْ إِيَّاهُ تَعْبُدُونَ
O you who have believed, eat from the good things which We have provided for you and be grateful to Allah if it is [indeed] Him that you worship. [2:172]
- In the previous ayats, Allah SWT invited mankind to follow the Shariah, and they rejected it. Now, Allah addresses the believers.
- This word includes that which is good for the body, soul and intellent [Ibn Tammiyah].
- After eating what should we do? Thank Allah! Prophet SAW said, whoever recites this duaa [click 180] after eating, Allah will forgive his sins [At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawood; authentic].
- How do we thank Allah? By worshipping Him (our energy — i.e. food — should be used for this). This is as sign of a sincere acknolwedgement of the blessings of Allah.