Prophetic Medicine – Dates
Ajwa dates are soft and fruity, quite dark in color and tend to be a more of dry variety of date from Saudi Arabia, that is actually cultivated in Madinah Munawwara.
Hadiths about Dates
The Prophet blessings and peace of Allah be upon him said, “He who eats seven Ajwa dates every morning, will not be affected by poison or magic on the day he eats them.” (Sahih Bukhari: Vol 7, Book 65, Number 356)
‘A’isha reported Allah’s Messenger peace and blessings be upon him as saying: “The ‘ajwa’ dates of ‘Aliya’ contain heating effects and these are antidote in the early morning”. (Sahih Muslim)
Dates In One’s Home
The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “O Aisha! A house that has no dates in it their family is hungry. Oh Aisha! A house that has no dates in it their family is hungry.” [Saheeh Muslim (153), (2046)]
Benefits of Dates
Child Birth: Eating Ajwa eases the pain of giving birth. It also helps produce milk for mothers and prevents blood loss after giving birth.
Healthy Heart: Eating dates daily can protect against atherosclerosis which is a major cause of heart attacks and strokes.
Prevents Cancer: Modern medicine has proved that Ajwa are effective in preventing abdominal cancer.
Dates and modern science
Modern medicine states that eating dates regularly helps keep your eyes healthy throughout your life and helps prevent night blindness.
Calcium which is good for bone and teeth and plays a vital role like nerve signal transmission is also found in it.
It regulates blood pressure and helps our kidneys function better.
It contains a high percentage of carbohydrates, 23 amino acids, six vitamins, 15 salts and minerals, 14 types of fatty acids, and many dietary fibers.
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