Saturday, January 26, 2008

Milk from Clones: Is it Tayyeb?

Alhamdulillah that Muslims care a lot about consuming halal food, but other than halal, Allah also asked us to consume good and healthy food, i.e. Tayyeb.

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ كُلُوا مِمَّا فِي الْأَرْضِ حَلَالًا طَيِّبًا وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ

O ye people! Eat of what is on earth, lawful and good; and do not follow the footsteps of the Evil One, for he is to you an avowed enemy. [2:168]

Just like milk from cloned cows, is it tayyeb or based on changing the good nature of Allah's creations?

لَعَنَهُ اللَّهُ وَقَالَ لَأَتَّخِذَنَّ مِنْ عِبَادِكَ نَصِيبًا مَفْرُوضًا

وَلَأُضِلَّنَّهُمْ وَلَأُمَنِّيَنَّهُمْ وَلَآمُرَنَّهُمْ فَلَيُبَتِّكُنَّ آذَانَ الْأَنْعَامِ وَلَآمُرَنَّهُمْ فَلَيُغَيِّرُنَّ خَلْقَ اللَّهِ وَمَنْ يَتَّخِذِ الشَّيْطَانَ وَلِيًّا مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ فَقَدْ خَسِرَ خُسْرَانًا مُبِينًا

يَعِدُهُمْ وَيُمَنِّيهِمْ وَمَا يَعِدُهُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ إِلَّا غُرُورًا

Allah did curse him, but he said: "I will take of thy servants a portion marked off;

"I will mislead them, and I will create in them false desires; I will order them to slit the ears of cattle, and to deface the (fair) nature created by Allah." Whoever, forsaking Allah, takes Satan for a friend, hath of a surety suffered a loss that is manifest.

Satan makes them promises, and creates in them false desires; but Satan's promises are nothing but deception. [4:118-120]

So, next time before you get something down your pipes, make sure it's tayyeb.

Additional Resources About Food from Clones:

FDA Cloning Myth
The Center For Food Saftey
NPR Story: FDA Finds Meat, Milk from Clones Safe to Eat

Tags: Halal milk, milk from clones, cloned milk, food from cloned animals, organic food, organic milk, Muslim for organic, don't spoil what Allah has created.

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At 1/27/2008 12:33:00 PM , Blogger EatingRaw said...

Here's a bigger challenge: Products like cloned meat or milk are not required to be labeled. How can the consumers figure out if it's tayyeb?
And yes, cloned meat are out on the market for quite some time already. Don't believe that? Read this article:


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