Dates - Beloved Prophet Hazrat Syedina Muhammad Sal-lal-lahu
alaihi wa sallams favorite dates!
of Remedy by Dates - Khajoor
Muhammad (PBUH) gave a special attention for Dates as part of the believers
diet especially during the Holy month Ramadan. Allah Almighty mentioned Palm trees
many times in the Quraan, and made it the food of the dwellers of Paradise, So
what are the secrets of this great nutriment? Is it possible to think of using
dates as remedy for some diseases? What do scientists of today say about dates?
are one of the most nourishing fruits and Its called sometimes Bread
of Desert, More than two third of dates weight is natural sugar. This
fruit was highly esteemed by the ancient civilizations more than 5000 years ago;
ancient Egyptians considered dates as a symbol of fertility, while the Romans
and the Greeks used it to ornament their stately triumph pageants. Today, dates
are widely-grown in the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Egypt, Iraq, Spain, Italy and
the United States. There are more than 600 varieties of dates.
we are going to explore the usefulness of dates to humans throughout the different
stages of their lives.
and the Prebirth period
stimulate the uterus by regulating And brisking it's contractions which facilitate
delivery. The uterus is a relatively large muscular organ and it urgently requires
an adequate supply of natural sugar during labor and delivery. Being laxative,
dates are essential for pregnant women before delivery in order to purge the colon
and intestine and to facilitate delivery. The miraculousness of the Quranic verse
shows evidently as Allah tells Mary: (And shake the trunk of the palm tree towards
thee thou wilt cause ripe dates to fall upon thee) [Mariam 25]
and medicine for children
contain natural sugar which is easily absorbed and digested, thus, it is safe
and comforting for childrens stomach and intestine. And the dates juice
is useful especially if we mix it with Milk to become very nourishing and restorative
drink for children and adults. Dates and honey paste is used for the treatment
of diarrhea and dysentery in children but it should be taken three times a day.
paste also comforts and hardening the gums during teething and facilitates the
is advisable to purchase the good varieties of dates and to wash them thoroughly
before use especially when used as food or remedy for children. Here, we should
mention the prophetic tradition of (Al Tahneek); rubbing the newborns mouth
with a well-chewed date and feeding him with it. Science has proved that giving
the newborn some sugar dissolved in water provides the child with the necessary
nutrition and improves their immunity against diseases.
when we know that sugar in dates is the most easily absorbed and digested type
of sugar so it will be suitable nutriment for newborns but the dates should be
well-chewed or soaked in water to be easy for the newborn to take. This proves
that the great prophet (PBUH) preceded todays doctors to this type of nutrition.
Its no wonder that he preceded them as he is the messenger of their God.
(1) Dates are the best nutriment for newborns since pregnancy and during breast
effective treatment for constipation
can be used in the treatment of intestinal disturbances and it also helps the
intestine perform their function effectively, and helps establishing a colony
of friendly bacteria in the intestines. Dates are also highly beneficial in the
treatment of constipation as the roughage provided by it stimulates sluggish bowels.
They should be immersed in water at night and taken after making them into fine
syrup the next morning to secure laxative effect .
Remedy for Sexual Debility
syrup can be used as a treatment for weak heart. It can also be use for the treatment
of sexual weakness. When its mixed with milk and honey, dates can be used
as a tonic for the treatment of sexual disturbances for both sexes, And such syrup
strengthens the body and raises its energy levels. The elderly would benefit from
this syrup too. It improves their stamina and purges their bodies from the toxins
that have accumulated in their cells along the years.
Ideal Nutriment for Fasters
was very weird that western physicians who treat their patients by fasting advise
them by taking the natural sugar in fruits and water when breaking the fast .
And when we know that dates contain a high ratio of such easily-absorbed sugar
then dates and water are the best nutriments for fasters.
we remember the Hadith of our prophet (PBUH) : (When any of you breaks his fasting
he should eat dates cause dates are blessing, if he didnt find dates then
drink water cause water is purifying) [Narrated by Abo Dawood].Here we see that
the prophet (PBUH) showed us the principles of effective fasting, by eating dates
and drinking water at breakfast centuries before Westerns.
prophetic wisdom out of having Dates for breakfast might be reduce the hunger
and consequently, reduce the amounts of food consumed; therefore the fasting will
be effective and useful. And if we remember that fasting consider the best weapon
to excise toxics out of the body, then having dates ( toxin-resistive ) when you
break your fast represent a real integrated treatment against weakness and fatigue
resulted from the accumulation of toxic chemicals and heavy metals in the cells
of the body.
(2) Date lose 1/3 of their water content when dried in the sun. Dried dates contain
a high ratio of natural sugar hence; they are the best food for fasters
Treatment for Obesity
wide variety of nutritious elements in dates makes it hunger-resistive! And when
we know that the cause behind Obesity is a persisting feeling of hunger and an
appetite for food which drives a person to consume larger amounts of fats and
sugar when he eat his meal. So treatment by eating few dates when feeling hungry
helps reduce hunger and be filled. These dates will provide the body with the
necessary sugar and stimulate the intestine which reduce hunger greatly, and eventually,
reduce food consumption. The miraculousness of the prophets saying shows
as he said: (A household that has dates doesnt feel hunger) [narrated by
Muslim]. We can conclude that dates can be used to treat Obesity!.
Remedy for Lever and Inflammations
remedy Lever and purge it from toxins, Breaking the fast with dates, is one of
the most magnificent of natural remedies for the maintenance and purging the Lever
from accumulated toxins. And also drinking dates juice could be used in the treatment
of sore throat, various types of fever, rhinorrhia and common cold.
Remedy for Intoxication
are an excellent remedy for alcoholic intoxication. In such a case, drinking water
in which fresh dates have been rubbed or soaked will bring quick relief. Here
wed like to mention one of the prophets (PBUH) Hadith in which he
referred to dates as a remedy for intoxication. Prophet (PBUH) said: (Who eats
7 pressed dates in the morning, will not be inflected with witchcraft or poisoning
that day) [Narrated by Abu Dawood]
we deeply study the medical implications of the Hadith, we realize its miraculousness:
The prophet (PBUH) used the number 7. This number has significance in the universe,
the Quran and the prophetic tradition. Its enough to know that the first
number mentioned in the Quran was Number 7.
7 dates weigh approximately 70 grams which provides a sufficient intake of a wide
variety of minerals, salts and vitamins for the body.
This amount is sufficient to purge the body from the accumulated toxins in the
cells; like heavy metals, lead as an example. The accumulation of toxins has increased
nowadays due to widespread water, air and food pollution.
The Hadith implicitly referred to the toxins entering the body as (Poison). He
also indicated that eating dates reduces the dangers such toxins impose the body
As for the word (Witchcraft); only God knows what was meant with it.
The Hadith doesnt imply that taking poison after eating seven dates would
be completely harmless, In fact, doing this deliberately is considered as harming
ones self on purpose and this is forbidden in Islam. But we have to undersand
that Hadith means that eating seven dates each morning reduces the harmful effects
of toxicants. In order to make the process more effective, regularity with eating
seven dates in the morning should be maintained. As our Prophet (PBUH) asked us
we should understand from the Hadith that eating dates everyday regularly And
in order will effect our psychological state and make it more stable, God only
know the truth.
(3) All the parts of the palm tree are beneficial! The leaves are for building
house roofs; the wood is for heating; dates are highly nutritious, even date seeds
can be immersed in water and given to horses, camels and hens as perfect food.
high medical and nutritious value, dates are expected to be the best food for
the future. Dates contain as high a percentage as 88% of carbohydrate (starch),
(2.5-5%) of fat, (2.3-5.6%) of Protein and (6.4-11.5%) of Vitamins and dietary
fibre. The flesh contains (0.2 5%) of oil, whereas the seeds weight
is (7.7 -9.7%) oil. The weight of the seed is (6.6 14.2%) of the dates
contain Vitamins A, B1 and B2, And contain Fluorine who defeats teeth decay. Other
minerals that are found in various proportions in dates include boron, calcium,
cobalt, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorous, sodium and
zinc. Additionally, the seeds contain aluminum, cadmium, chloride, lead and sulphur
in various proportions. Selenium, element believed to help prevent cancer and
important in immune function, is also found in dates.
all of the previously mentioned benefits, date is the ideal food for the future.
The fruits production has increased 3 times over 40 years, whereas the world
population has only doubled, an indication to the rapid growth of the production
of this ideal fruit.
Believer if you are feeling weak, dont hesitate to take 7 dates in the morning
as the prophet (PBUH) recommended. those Seven dates weigh around 70 gm, so if
you take them, then you actually took 70 milligrams of calcium - which is very
useful for the bones, joints and nerves, 35 milligrams of phosphorus which is
nutritious to the brain and 7 milligrams of iron which is strengthens the body
in general and the heart in particular.
also suitable for reducing weight as it only contains 0.25 gm of fat. So if you
suffer from Obesity, then this meal is the right thing for you. This prophetic
meal regulates and stimulates the bowels with the10 gm of dietary fiber it contains.
wont you say yes to the prophetic advice?!