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Food and Drink
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Nourishment, in solid and liquid form, that sustains life. This topic may be examined in contexts where the following verbal roots frequently occur in the Qurʾān: ṭ-ʿ-m, “to eat,” (fourth form “to feed, nourish”), ʾ-k-l, “to eat,” and sh-r-b, “to drink.” (See agriculture and vegetation for additional terms related to food and drink that deal with some of the major food resources available to the peoples of early Islam, and with …

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Waines, David, “Food and Drink”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00067>



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