Tag Archives: Dates

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Dealing in Riba (Interest) is War against Allaah and His Messenger (pbuh)

In the name of Allaah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful Verily, the issue of Riba is one of the most serious matters that should be tackled. In this regard, all of the heavenly revelations have prohibited dealing in it, and Allaah warns those dealing in it with the severest threat. Allaah, Exalted be He, says: "Those who consume interest cannot stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except as one stands who is being beaten by Satan into insanity..." [Quran: Al-Baqarah: 275] In this verse, Allaah decrees for the person, who deals in Riba and accepts its interest that he "cannot stand" from his grave "except as one stands who is being beaten Read more ...
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Ramadan : Obligation of Zakatul-Fitr (Sadaqatul-Fitr)

Obligation of Zakatul-Fitr (Sadaqatul-Fitr) Ibn Umar (radhiAllaahu anhu) narrated: "Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) made obligatory the payment of one Sa' (approx 2.6 Kg) of dates or one Sa' of barley as zakatul-fitr on every Muslim slave or free, male or female, young or old; and he ordered that it be paid before the people went out to offer 'Eid prayer." [Bukhari, 1503] Ibn Umar (radhiAllaahu anhu) said: "The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) made obligatory on every male or female, free man or slave, the payment of one Sa' of dates or barley as sadaqatul-fitr." The people then substituted one-half Sa' of wheat for that. Read more ...

8 Health tips for Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is observed by millions of Muslims around the world. Here are a few tips to ensure good health during this time of fasting and contemplation. 1. Preferably break your fasts with dates. 2. Do not over-eat. 3. Do not consume too much fat and carbohydrates at the same meal. 4. Avoid highly processed foods (e.g. biscuits, white bread etc.) 5. Include all the food groups daily.  A healthy, balanced diet usually includes foods from the different food groups in the correct amounts daily: at least six servings of unrefined starches, four servings of lean proteins, five servings of vegetables and fruits, two servings of Read more ...

Ramadan : Break Fasting (Iftar) with Dates

Ramadan : Break Fasting (Iftar) with Dates It is narrated from Salman ibn Amir (radiyallaahu anhu) that The Prophet (sallallahu 'alayhi wa salam) said; "When one of you is fasting, he should break his fast with dates; but if he cannot get any, then (he should break his fast) with water, for water is purifying." [Dawud: Kitab Al-Siyam (13) Hadith 2348] It is narrated from Anas ibn Malik (radiyallaahu anhu) that The Apostle of Allah (sallallahu 'alayhi wa salam) used to break his fast before praying with some fresh dates; but if there were no fresh dates, he had a few dry dates, and if there were no dry dates, he took some mouthfuls of water. [Dawud: Read more ...

“Each verse is like a date; the more you chew it…”

1 - The Messenger of Allah said: "Whoever wants to to love Allah and His Messenger, then let him read the Mushaf." ['Sahih al-Jami''; # 6289] 2 - Ibn 'Abbas narrated: "al-Walid bin al-Mughirah (a polytheist) came to the Messenger of Allah. The Messenger of Allah recited the Qur'an to him, and al-Walid seemed to become affected and softened by it. Abu Jahl came to know of this, so, he came to al-Walid and said: "Don't you see that your people are collecting charity for you?" He said: "And why is that?" Abu Jahl replied: "So that they can give it to you, as they see that you went to Muhammad to get some of his food." al-Walid said: "Quraysh knows that Read more ...

Ajwa Dates – The Prophet’s favorite dates

Ajwa Dates Keep Away Harm, Poison And Magic Ajwa 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 Read more ...

Ramadan : Benefit of Dates

Some of the prophet's (peace be upon him) kindness on his nation is shown in Dates and in recommending them as he explained the useful things even in such matters. The benefits and utilities of dates are shown as some doctors mentioned the benefits of Iftar on Dates and said: (starting Iftar with dates has a lot of healthy and nutritional benefits, some of these benefits are: Dates are easy to digest so they don't exhaust the fasting person stomach. Dates decrease the great hunger feeling of the fasting person and so he doesn't rush into excessive food eating which causes digestion disorders. Dates prepare the stomach to receive the food after Read more ...

Three Dates for the guest

Aishah, the Blessed Prophets wife, was a very hospitable person. She loved to entertain guests, and spend happy hours talking to them. Once a woman came to visit Aishah, bringing her two daughters with her. Aishah received her, smiling and welcoming and very soon the two women were deep in conversation. However, Aishah was faced with a certain difficulty.. At that time, things were very hard in Madinah. Often the people went hungry, and in the Prophets house (pbuh), no fire was made for days and food was scarce, even dates were short in supply. Aishah decided to search the house thoroughly in order to find something to offer her guest. The room Read more ...