Tharid (lamb stew) recipe for Ramadan

Although I am not a practicing Muslim, I have read those portions of Islam’s holy book, the Koran, concerning the consumption of food and drink, all in service of my ongoing interest in the nexus of religion and food. I also have read the same in the sacred texts of other religions, notably Christianity and Judaism.

In the Koran, my favorite passages about food are about what Allah states about food quantity and its quality. Of the former, “Eat and drink, but not to excess.” And of the latter, “O you who believe, eat the good things that we have

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