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Dried Dates (baydh)

 


Benefits and Usage


In the Sahih it is narrated that the Prophet sallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said,

"Whoever ate seven dates in the morning from the area of 'Aaliyah will not be harmed by poison by or maji the rest of that day."  

He also said,

"The people of a house where there are no dates are hungry."


Also the Prophet sallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam ate dried dates with butter with bread and alone.

Tamr is hot in the second degree and either wet or dry in the second degree.

Dried dates strengthen the liver, relax the bowels, increase semen production, especially when taken with pine, and relieve sore throat.  As for those who are not used to eating dried dates, such as the residents of cold areas, dried dates cause them clogs, harm the teeth and cause headcahes, unless they are eaten with almonds and poppy.

Dried dates are among the most nutritous fruits, their essence is hot and wet.  Also when one eats dates in the beginning of the day, they help kill worms.  Although dried date sare hot, yet they have the strength of an antidote against worms, killing or at least decreasing their numbers, especially when dried dates are taken on an empty stomach.  Dried dates are a fruit, a type of food, a cure a drink and a sweet.

Taken from 'Healing with the Medicine of the Prophet sallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam', page 259

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