Ajwa Dates – The Prophet’s favorite dates

Ajwa Dates Keep Away Harm, Poison And Magic

ajwa-khajoorAjwa is a soft dry variety of date fruit from Saudi Arabia. It is cultivated at Madinah Munawwara. A delightfully soft and fruity date with fine texture.

Narrated by Saud; the Messenger (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, “If Somebody takes seven ‘ajwa dates in the morning, neither magic nor poison will hurt him that day.” [Sahih Bukhari, Book #71, Hadith #664 (also 663, 672)]

The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “Ajwa dates are from paradise.” [Tirmidhi (2068) he said hasan Saheeh and it was authenticated by Shaikh al-Albaani]

Referring to eating seven Ajwa dates, the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “He will not be harmed by anything until he reaches the evening.” [Sahih Muslim (2047)]

‘A’isha reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: “The ‘ajwa’ dates of ‘Aliya’ contain heating effects and these are antidote in the early morning.” [Sahih Muslim, Book #023, Hadith #5083]

These dates cost around 70-100 Saudi Riyals per KiloGram.

ajwa-datesThere are also “imitations” or some sold an inferior quality dates and “conned” the customers as “AJWA dates” To know whether its AJWA, look closely at the dates. There are very fine white lines on the dates.

Madinah Dates Keep Away Harm

Amir b. Sa’d b. Abu Waqqas, on the authority of his father, reported Allah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) having said: “He who ate seven dates (of the land situated) between these two lava plains in the morning, no poison will harm him until it is evening.” (Sahih Muslim, Book #023, Hadith #5080)

Dates In One’s Home

‘A’isha reported Allah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) as saying: “’A’isha a family which has no dates (in their house) its members will be hungry; (or) ‘A’isha the family which has no dates its members may be hungry. He said this twice or thrice.” (Sahih Muslim, Book #023, Hadith #5079)

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