This article explores the connections between the Islamic faith, farming, and ethical eating through the lives of two Muslim farmers (Zaid and Haifa Kurdieh) in upstate New York. It focuses on the concept of Tayyib, which some Muslims view as a mandate to eat sustainably and healthily, and compares Tayyib with the significantly more widespread Muslim eating mandate, Halal. It traces the history of faith and farming throughout other religious traditions including Judaism and Christianity. Additionally, it touches upon Zaid and Haifa's struggles to secure visas for Muslim farm workers from Jordan and Egypt to work as apprentices on their farm.
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