What are the “TAYYIBAAT” mentioned in the Quran?

Opening the fast by the ocean with Tayyibaat:)

While writing my last article on What is Tayyab, I tried to get to the essence of what Allah Subhanawataala means when he offers us “Tayyibaat” as a very special gift in this world. I asked my Arabic Professor to expound on it and here is what he wrote:

ASA doctorah,

As I told you, you can write a dissertation about this beautiful word, it is beautiful, may Allah SWT consider you under Tayyibaat category.(JazaikAllah HuKhairan Ya Professor)





Verbal noun








There is no real equivalent in English except the word GOOD which means Jayyid in Arabic. The word Tayyibaat  طَيِّبَاتِ has a spiritual meaning which has a touch of sanctity, purity, cleanliness, morals, ethics, halaal, beauty, chasteness …. Depending on the context …. commodities or goods that are beneficial to the human being physically, mentally and spiritually, which had been granted by Allah SWT , whether food, land, home, air, trees, children, spouses, rizq, children, health …

The antonym of Tayyibaat is Khabaa’eth خبائث (malice) …

…………and much more, here are some of the meanings or uses in the Noble Qur’an:

Therefore, when Islam identified this word and its antonym, it took into consideration the benefits for the body and the soul.

1: الحلالُ Halaal: ﴿كُلُوْا مِنْ طَيِّبَاتِ ما رَزَقْنَاكُم وَاشْكرُوا لِلّهِ﴾. 172 سورة البقرة

 O ye who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you, and render thanks to Allah if it is (indeed) He Whom ye worship.

 وقوله سبحانه: ﴿والطَيِّباتُ مِنَ الرِزْقِ﴾ 32 سورة الأعراف

And the good things of His providing

2: المنّ والسّلوى: ﴿وَأَنْزَلْنَا عَلَيْكُم المَنَّ والسَلْوىٰ كُلُوْا مِنْ طَيِّبَاتِ ما رَزَقْنَاكُمْ﴾57 سورة البقرة

And We sent down on you the manna and the quails, Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you

وقوله سبحانه: ﴿ وَرَزَقْنَاهُمْ مِنَ الطَيِّباتِ﴾93 سورة يونس .

And did provide them with good things

3: الشُّحومُ ولحومُ كل ذي ظفر.fats and and everythink with nails (or claws: ﴿فَبِظُلْمٍ مِنَ الَّذِيْنَ هَادُوا حَرَّمْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ طَيِّباتٍ أُحِلَّتْ لَهُمْ﴾ 160 سورة النساء.

Because of the wrongdoing of the Jews We forbade them good things which were (before) made lawful for them,

 وقوله سبحانه: ﴿ويُحِلُّ لَهُم الطَيِّباتِ ويُحَرِّمُ عَلَيْهمُ الخَبَائِثَ﴾157 سورة الأعراف

He will make lawful for them all good things and prohibit for them only the foul

4: الذبائح sheeps, cattles to be slaughter: ﴿قُلْ أُحِلَّ لَكُمْ الطَّيِّبَاتُ﴾4 سورة المائدة

(All) good things are made lawful for you.

5: الحسن من الكلام good talk: ﴿وَالطَّيِّبَاتُ لِلطَّيِّبِيْنَ وَالطَّيِّبُوْنَ لِلطَّيِّبَاتِ﴾26 سورة النور

Good women are for good men, and good men for good women

6: الرزق الطيّب good rizq: ﴿وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِيْ آدَمَ وَحَمَلْنَاهُم فِي البَرِّ وَالبَحْرِ وَرَزَقْنَاهُمْ مِّنَ الطَيِّباتِ﴾70 سورة الأسراء.

Verily we have honored the children of Adam. We carry them on the land and the sea, and have made provision of good things for them

7: أنواعُ الطيبات على الإطلاق: ﴿لاَ تُحَرِّمُوْا طَيِّباتِ مَا أَحَلَّ اللهُ لَكُمْ﴾87 سورة المائدة

O you who believe! Forbid not the good things which Allah hath made lawful for you

 وقوله سبحانه: ﴿يَا أَيُّهَا الرُّسُلُ كُلُوْا مِنَ الطَّيِّباتِ﴾(51 سورة المؤمنون).

O you messengers! Eat of the good things                                                                                            End

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