Processed Foods in al-Sahihain and Its Division According to Fiqh Al-Hadith

  • Siti Sarah Izham
  • Khadher Ahmad Universiti Malaya
  • Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff Universiti Malaya


Food are the most important thing in human life. Its importance is emphasized in Islam. It can be seen in al-Qur’an and Sunnah. In books of hadith, al-sahihain, a special chapter discussing about food and beverages can be found. According to M. Quraish Shihab, food is divided into three: nabati, haiwani and processed. Nabati are food from plants, haiwani are food from animals while processed foods are foods that processed from the original material. However, many researches and discussions about food in hadith relate only to plants and animals. Which means, research about processed food are less popular. Therefore, this research discusses the true understanding of processed foods and the types discussed in the hadith. This research used library research, while the analysis was done based on the hadith of alsahihain and scientific facts. The findings show that there are seventeen of processed foods in the hadith. This study may provide new disclosures about the food in the processed food that are related in a hadith of the Prophet S.A.W.