This dish is considered by many modern day Arabs to be a holiday dish. In Medieval Middle Eastern times this dish was claimed by the prophet Muhammad to be the best of all dishes and there for entered into Tradition (sunna), to be respected, passed down and maintained. (Zaouali, pp. 68)
There are as many ways to make Tharid as there are to make modern day lasagna. The basics are a tender meat with crumbled/broken bread that has been moistened with broth. The meat, bread, spicing, vegetables etc vary widely from region to region and person to person. There are spicy, plain or sweet Tharids available. Some thing for everyone’s taste.