Ajwah Dates are the most popular among Muslims today and there are many important reasons why, they are a delightfully soft and fruity, quite dark in color and tend to be a more of dry variety of date from Saudi Arabia, that is actually cultivated in Madinah Munawwara.
There are some interesting hadith relating to the Ajwa dates in particular
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) also said, “Ajwa dates are from paradise.” [Tirmidhi (2068) 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 (RAA) 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 Narrated Sa’d: The Prophet said, “If somebody takes some ‘Ajwa dates every morning, he will not be effected by poison or magic on that day till night.” (Another narrator said seven dates). (Sahih Bukhari)
Below are some Benefits given to Dates:
1- Dates are considered as a natural resource for nutrition, it provides the body with high percentage of proteins, minerals and vitamins e.g. Vitamin A, B1, B2 and BB which are constructive ingredients for building up the body tissues and muscles.
2- Dales also help in pregnant women’s delivery; it activates the womb muscles in the months of pregnancy and helps in the womb movement at the time of delivery as well dates minimize the post-natal blooding.
3- Dates help in healing the liver from many parasitic diseases and a good medicine for the hepatitis and it contains vitamins B2.
4- Dates vitalize the aging so it delays the aging elements and it provides immunity against brain and body tiredness.
5- Dates are easy to digest, Stimulates the urine, clean the kidneys and useful to the liver
6- Dates are good appetizer. Dates are the perfect natural snack
When I researched Ajwa Dates, I found they are good to use for the following things:
1- Effective in preventing abdominal cancer.
2- To prevent anemia.
3- To strengthen the nervous system and increase of energy production.
4- For the treatment of hypertension.
5- For healthy bones.
6- For healthy skin and eyesight.
7- Protecting from pellagra, (a disease which is manifested as dermatitis.)
8- To treat dementia and fatigue.
9- To reduce triglycerides and cholesterol levels (LDL) in the blood.
10- To protect the heart and the circulatory system.
11- For protection against atherosclerosis and heart problems, and for protein metabolism.
I’m not a doctor or anything so I don’t know what some of the above things are and you can’t automatically believe everything you read online so I do erg anyone who is serious in knowing true facts about the medical benefits to go out there and do their own research insha Allah.
As for me, the fact that it is clearly recommended by the prophet saaws himself, that is enough reassurance for me to believe in the great rewards in eating them bi idthni LAH.
Either way, I hope you found the post useful, please share any other info you think can be of benefit insha Allah.