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The importance and status of Ta’am (food) from the perspective of Holy Quran
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Background and purpose: Nutrition is one of the issues which has a special chapter in many medical schools. The relationship between food and the spirit is one of the issues mentioned in monotheistic worldview mainly in Islam. The aim of this study was to determine the status and importance of food from the Qur'an view because more attention might be paid to the nutrition, hereby.
 Materials and Methods: With reference to the digital versions of the Quran, to the related interpretations and to the search of terms related to nutrition, including food, wine, Alcohol and its derivatives, the related verses were collected based on related topics and the comments of commentators.
 Findings: totally, the word “Ta’am” (food) and its derivatives, “Akal” (eating) and the word “Sharab” (wine) have been repeated 48, 107 and 39 times, respectively. In addition, the general principle of lawful food (Halal) is directly pointed 6 times among verses related to food. Among different interpretations of the Quran, the importance of body feeding is emphasized than spirit feeding.
 Conclusion: According to many scholars and commentators, the issue of food is beyond its material aspects. Issues such as spiritual health through lawful business, gaining knowledge and thinking in the creation of man and food, reflection on the food formation and its change in human body and the use of natural food sources can be considered as the dimensions of food importance and status.
Keywords: Key words: Food, Nutrition, Quran, Halal, Islam
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