The Role of Prophetic Food in The Prevention and Cure of Chronic Diseases: A Review of Literature

  • Aimi Solehah Mohamed Iqbal International Institute for Halal Research & Training (INHART), International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Muhammad Tahir Jan Department of Business Administration, Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Betania Kartika Muflih International Institute for Halal Research & Training (INHART), International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Irwandi Jaswir International Institute for Halal Research & Training (INHART), International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Keywords: Prophetic food, chronic disease, Muhammad (PBUH), Sunnah


Islam is the way of life. It exists in each and every moment and action of an individual. Muhammad (PBUH) is the finest of all examples in every aspect. In Islam, halal and tayyib food is important for individual prosperity and wellbeing. This is because food intake has the potential to influence human growth in terms of akhlaq, morality, and psychology. This paper studies the significance of consuming prophetic food as a healthy diet. A few highlighted issues will be discussed, such as the increasing rate of chronic diseases that have become high causes of death, as well as unhealthy eating habits amongst Malaysians regardless of age and background. Undoubtedly, the ability of nutrition and functional food from the practice of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has proven to be one of the best ways to prevent and cure most chronic diseases with the low side effects. This paper discusses how prophetic food helps in resolving global health issues and combating chronic disease. These issues are extracted from the literature by thoroughly studying published work and research. Finding shows that there is a presence of high medicinal values in prophetic food and evidence provided in The Holy Quran and Hadiths is proven scientifically through available research and citations. The paper provides valuable insights to the Prophetic food consumption among Muslim consumers and the halal industry.

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Iqbal, A. S., Jan, M., Muflih, B. and Jaswir, I. (2021) “The Role of Prophetic Food in The Prevention and Cure of Chronic Diseases: A Review of Literature”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 6(11), pp. 366 - 375. doi: