Grocery Shopping — “The U”

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim
In the Most Holy and Righteous Name of Allah



grocery store layout

(Don’t eat cereals, peanut butter, nuts nor dried fruit nor canned beans. Processed cereals and nuts are hard on the digestive system and you should eat FRESH fruit and dry beans.)

As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beloved and Beautiful Sisters!

Dear Sisters, as the woman of the house, we are responsible for doing the shopping for our family’s needs. We must make wise decisions and avoid impulse shopping and purchasing unhealthy and toxic foods and products.

The best way to shop, when visiting the supermarket is “The U.” If you notice, most grocery stores are arranged according to the diagram above. Fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, breads and fish (which should be the basis of our diet) are located on the perimeter. Avoid the meat section as The Honourable Elijah Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) taught us in How To Eat To Live, that, “No Meat Is Good For You.” But, of course, they’re going to offer it to you because they want to commercialize on that which will kill you. So, use wisdom and shun the meat section.

The processed, packaged, full of preservatives, artificial colors and artificial flavors (slow-death), UNHEALTHY foods are located down the aisles in the center of the store. The only items we should look for on these aisles are such foods as flour and beans.

If you are in the habit of going down every aisle just picking out things that suit your fancy, stop it!! This is impulse buying and it is a wasteful and prodigal practice.

Always make a list

And, stick to the items on your list. Our Beloved Messenger (May the Peace and the Blessings of Allah forever be upon him) taught us that, “Simple foods are the best”.

You do not need to be trying out every new food the devil manufactures. Lest you find yourself trying out a new coffin. Simplify your diet so that you can live a long time in good health and with a youthful and beautiful appearance.

This way your selection of foods will not vary too much and you will become very familiar with the ingredients, location and prices of the foods you purchase. You will find your grocery shopping to be easy, familiar, cost effective and time efficient, going down the aisles very rarely, with most of your purchases being made in “The U”.


*You Can Read HOW TO EAT TO LIVE, BOOK TWO In Its Entirety Here.*

2 thoughts on “Grocery Shopping — “The U”

  1. This is a very use piece Sis. I have been thinking of ways to cut my grocery bill and decrease waste, Sometimes I buy products that the children don’t even like. Allahu Akbar.

    As Salamu Alaikum- continued success.

  2. An older M. G. T. once told me that, “You Save Money in Your Kitchen.”

    You can practically cut your grocery bill in half just by eating one meal every other day, like The Messenger (PBUH) advised us to do.

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