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Our Prophet (Peace be upon him) Favourite Foods [Benefits]

by | May 13, 2013

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A true Muslim is the one who loves what his Creator Allah Almighty loves and he hates what his Creator hates. Similarly a True Muslim loves Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and the things he loves and hate the things which Prophet (Peace be upon him) disliked.

When it comes to Sunnah Foods or the Foods most liked by Prophet (Peace be upon him) everybody must have a knowledge what foods are most liked by our Prophet (Peace be upon him) and what are the health benefits of these Sunnah Foods?

Every food has its own benefits. But there are numerous foods which are most favorite of our Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him). So, No Doubt there benefits are much much more than the rest because these foods are liked by our Prophet. Some of them are also mention in Qur’an.

(From Traditional Sources)

Barley and its Benefits:

Barley is the first recommendation for hot in-temperament diseases. Barley is soaked in water, which is drunk for coughs and sore throats. The soup made from barley given to anyone suffering from the pain of fever is good.

Prophet (Peace be upon him) recommend barley to cure grief of heart and ailments of the kidney.

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:

“In the life-time of Allah’s Apostle , we used to give one Sa’ of food (edible things) as Sadaqat-ul-Fit,r (to the poor). Our food used to be either of barley, raisins (dried grapes), cottage cheese or dates.” (Book #25, Hadith #586)

Dates and its Benefits:

Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) used to plant date trees himself. Dates should be eaten with almonds to annul any adverse effects. Fresh dates should also be eaten at the time of childbirth. It helps increasing the blood and weight as well and good for anemic.

The Prophet (Peace 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]

Figs and it’s benefits

Fresh figs are preferred to dried. Although quite nourishing, they are very hot. So eat of it, for it is a cure for piles and helps gout. It’s a very good cure for stomach disorders. It helps in curing from different kind if cancers.

Allah SWT says in Qur’an:

“I swear by the fig and the olive” [Surah At-Tīn (the fig)]

Honey and it’s benefits

Best remedy for diarrhea when mixed in hot water. It is used for creating appetite, strengthening the stomach, eliminating phlegm, as a meat preservative, hair conditioner, eye soother and mouthwash. Also It is extremely beneficial in the morning in warm water.

“Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Qur’an is a remedy for all illness of the mind, therefore I recommend to you remedies, the Qur’an and honey” [Bukhari]

Milk and it’s benefits

Our beloved Prophet (PBUH) said that milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow.Because It strengthens the back, improved the brain, renews vision and drives away forgetfulness.

Allah mention in the AlQuran:

“Rivers of milk the taste whereof does not change” [Qur’an 47:15].

And again He said,

“Pure milk, easy and agreeable to swallow for those who drink” [Qur’an 16:66].

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) loved milk.

Olives and it’s benefits

Olive oil is an excellent treatment for the skin and hair, and it delays old age. Green olives are the most nourishing, and counteract auto intoxication. Black olives cause the spleen to overproduce bile and are hard on the stomach.So, Its leaves  can be chewed as treatment for inflammation of the stomach, skin ulcerations, and eruptions of herpes and hives.

Allah has said of the olive tree:

“And a tree that grows out of Mount Sinai which produces oil and a condiment for those who eat. For olive oil is the supreme seasoning.” Allah has also called it the Blessed Tree [Qur’an 24:35]

Pumpkin and it’s benefits

Pumpkin can lower the risk of prostate cancer. Protect against joint inflammation and arthritis. Have a cup of pumpkin seeds per day to prevent appearance of wrinkles. Stimulates the kidneys and prevents the formation of calcium oxalate stones. The pumpkin prevent depression.

“The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) among all other foods, liked pumpkin. [Tirmidhi]

All of these foods are proved to be really useful for human health and different parts of body. So, Milk, Honey  are specially very important. So, we should try to use these foods regularly because these are not just Sunnah but also useful.

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