THAREED (Lamb soup with Barley Bread)

We have checked many Hadith in Shamail Tirmizi & we have come to the opinion that the bread mostly consumed by Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam & his family was BARLEY BREAD. When it is combined with meat, Thareed becomes the superior most food of this world.

Virtue of Thareed over other foods is compared with the virtue of Aisha Radi Allaho Anha over other women.

We have seen that some people prepare Thareed with wheat bread, but it never provides the healing results as exhibited by Thareed made with barley bread.

ثريد : ثبت في الصحيحين عنه ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ أنه قال‏:‏ ‏(‏فضل عائشة على النساء كفضل الثريد على سائر الطعام‏)‏‏.‏ والثريد وإن كان مركبًا، فإنه مركب من خبز ولحم، فالخبز أفضل الأقوات، واللحم سيد الإدام، فإذا اجتمعا لم يكن بعدهما غاية‏.‏ وتنازع الناس أيهما أفضل‏؟‏ والصواب أن الحاجة إلى الخبز أكثر وأعم، واللحم أجل وأفضل، وهو أشبه بجوهر البدن من كل ما عداه، وهو طعام أهل الجنة، وقد قال تعالى لمن طلب البقل، والقثاء، والفوم، والعدس، والبصل‏:‏ ‏‏أتستبدلون الذي هو أدنى بالذي هو خير‏‏ ‏[‏البقرة‏:‏ 62‏]‏، وكثير من السلف على أن الفوم الحنطة، وعلى هذا فالآية نص على أن اللحم خير من الحنطة‏.‏


In the Sahi’hain it is narrated that Messenger of Allah Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam said “The Virtue of Aisha (Radi Allaho Anha) as compared to other women, is like the virtue of Thareed as compared to the rest of foods”.


Thareed is composed of some bread, which is the best food, and meat which is the best flavoring. When these two are combined together, no other food can surpass them. There are conflicting opinions regarding which is better, either the bread or meat. The correct opinion is that bread is used more while meat is better & superior to bread. Also the meat resembles the true essence of the human body more than any other food. It is also the food of the people of paradise. Allah Said about who sought to eat herbs, cucumbers, FOOM (wheat or garlic), lentils & onions:

‏‏أتستبدلون الذي هو أدنى بالذي هو خير‏ (‏البقرة‏:‏ 62‏)

Would you exchange that which is better for that which is of a lower degree?

Many among the Salaf said that FOOM is wheat. Hence this Ayah states that the meat is better than wheat. Allah Has the best knowledge.

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