Dad did a barbecue last night and barbecued loads of pieces of beef steaks, chicken, kebabs etc
After I’d eaten to my full I began to think about the amount of meat that is consumed in my household…
On a weekly basis we eat meat, chicken, mince, rice with meat/chicken (biryani), some vegetable with meat/chicken and lentils/kidney beans maybe once or twice a week…its rare for two/three nights to go past without meat being cooked. It’d be impossible for a vegetarian to survive in our household.
If I was to eat out I’d either eat Nando’s chicken, I’d select the beef or duck in our Chinese restaurant and even when eating Lebanese or Turkish food it’s usually meat/chicken that I order…
The Holy Prophet said that “we should not turn our stomachs into graveyards for animals”.
The Asian community does consume a lot of meat…I have never seen any Asian family NOT serving meat when inviting guests over.
Sometimes I think meat has a sense of superiority attached to it…for instance when we send/receive food to our neighbours, it’s always a meat dish….mum has never sent me to anyone’s house with a bowl of lentils. Some say that lentils are the most “humbling dish” or that “it makes one humble”…
Does anyone personally know a Muslim Asian vegetarian?
Of course it’s important to have a balanced diet, but it is possible to derive protein from red kidney beans and certain vegetables…so it is possible to live without meat.
Too much/too less of anything is a bad thing…does anyone else think that the Muslim Asian community consumes way too much meat?
I’m considering becoming a vegetarian for a month.....I wonder how long I’d last :? .