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Green Dates (busr)


Benefits and Usage

In the Sahih it is narrated that when the Prophet sallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam Abu Bakr and Umar radhi 'Allaahu 'ahuma were guests of Abu Haitham bin at-Taihan radhi Allaahu anhu he bought them a cluster of dates, which is similar to a cluster of grapes.  The Prophet sallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said:

"Why do you not choose some ripe dates for us?"

Abu Haitham bin radhi Allaahu anhu at replied, "I wanted you to choose whatever you like of its green ad ripe dates."

Busr is hot and dry and its drynes is more than its hotness.  Also, the busr dries out exces moisture, coats the stomach, relieves the bowels and helps the gums and mouth.  The most beneficial type of busr is tender and sweet busr. Yet excessive eating of busr regularly causes obstructions or clogs in the intestines.

Taken from 'Healing with the Medicine of the Prophet sallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam', page 256

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