DATES/ تمر/ Khajoor

Saniya Shanawaz Petkar
Thursday, March 2, 2023

Dates play a very important role in our body. There are ample of benefits of dates. The powerful health benefits of dates include providing an energy boost, increasing iron in the body, and aiding digestion rich in various nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants, dates are popular throughout in the world.

Dates are energy booster for our body. Dates are high in natural sugars like glucose, fructose, and sucrose etc. The high energy present in them can be attributed to the high sugar content. People who follow Islam and observe fasting break their fast by eating dates along with water. This also helps avoid overeating of food once the fast is over.

Dates also help to relieves constipation. Dates help to reduce blood pressure. Dates consumption may reduce the risk of colon cancer. Dates are an anti-oxidant power house. Studies suggest that eating dates are a part of balanced diet. Dates may help improve brain functions and promote brain health. Dates may help women in labor.

You can eat dates as snack while having a break from work. There are many types of dates known with different names Ajwa Dates (known as prophet preferred date and it is mentioned in the holy Quran too. It is also known as the king of the dates.) Metjool Dates (suitable for diabetes patients and they are known as queen of the dates) Mabroom Dates, Barhi Dates, Amber Dates (it is a date from the holy land of Madina), Zahidi Dates, Sukkari Dates, Anbara Dates, Deglet Noor Dates. Eating seven Ajwa Dates a day protects us from black magic or from poison if eaten on regular basis islamically Muslims believed this because our prophet said this and this is mentioned in the Quran too.

حَدَّثَنَا جُمْعَةُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، حَدَّثَنَا مَرْوَانُ، أَخْبَرَنَا هَاشِمُ بْنُ هَاشِمٍ، أَخْبَرَنَا عَامِرُ بْنُ سَعْدٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ مَنْ تَصَبَّحَ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ سَبْعَ تَمَرَاتٍ عَجْوَةً لَمْ يَضُرُّهُ فِي ذَلِكَ الْيَوْمِ سُمٌّ وَلاَ سِحْرٌ ‏"‏‏.‏

“Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "He who eats seven 'Ajwa dates every morning, will not be affected by poison or magic on the day he eats them."

My grandmother’s family mashallah always have dates in a special way. They wash the dates and fry them with a teaspoon of butter/ghee and it turns really tasty and yummy too even we started having the same way, everyone have their different recipes of eating dates, sometimes we even drink milk with dates syrup and it is very healthy for our bones too. I would suggest everyone to have dates every day.

“A family who has dates will not suffer starvation”

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