بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْم
الرَّجُلُ يُطِيلُ اسَّفَرَ أَشْعَثَ أَغْبَرَ يَمُدُّ يَدَيْهِ إلَّى السَّمَاءِ يَا رَبِّ يَا رَبِّ وَ مَطْعَمُهُ حَرَامٌ وَ مَشْرَبُهُ حَرَامٌ وَ مَلْبَسُهُ حَرَامٌ وَ غَذِيَ بِالحرَامِ فَأَنِّى يُسْتَجَابُ لِذَلِكَ
“Someone who is long-traveled, crumpled and crumpled, he raises his hand to the sky, ‘O Rabb (My Creator), O Rabb.’ The food is forbidden, the drink is forbidden, the clothes are forbidden, and consumes illicit goods. How could his prayer be granted?” (Shahih. Narrated by Muslim no. 1015 from Abu Hurairah.)
The above hadith is imprinted in our hearts whenever we are in a country where the majority of the population are non-Muslim. Although Bangkok has a significant Muslim population, with mosques and halal restaurants everywhere, high tolerance towards Muslims, as well as fairly large Muslim settlements; but still not a Muslim country. This is what prompted us to share information about halal restaurants to all brothers and sisters in Islam. Maybe you are in Bangkok or going to get there.
Halal food itself is not an option that we can take or leave. Steer clear of illicit food is God’s command, as consuming halal food again is also a good command. Consuming unclean food risks damaging one’s body, character, or religion. If you are curious, try to learn what diseases that descend the alcoholics and pork lover. This command can be seen in Surat al-Maidah verse 88,
وَ كُلُوأ مِمَّا رَزَقَكُمُ اللهُ حَلَلاً طَيِّبًا وَاتَّقُ اللهَ الَّذِىٰ أَنْتُمْ بِهِ مُوْمِنُوْنَ
“And eat the fine food of the good that God has given you, and fear Allah that ye have faith in Him.”
Several halal restaurants in Bangkok
1. Al-Sana Restaurant Muslim Food near Baiyoke Sky Hotel.
2. Sultana Thai Muslim Cuisine at MBK Mall 5th floor.
3. Saman Islam in Jatujak Weekend Market. The location near the clock is great.
4. Quality Home Made Halal Food (Myanmar, Thai and Italian cuisine) at food court of Mall Palladium.
5. Two halal restaurants in food court of Mall Platinum.
6. Royal India at Mall Siam Paragon.
May what we share useful for our religion, the world, and our hereafter. We do not share except in order to obey God’s command in mutual help in truth and piety.