Sunnah Foods

  • Health and Prophetic Counsel Regarding Beef and Milk Consumption

    Hadīth About Bovine Meat

    There is no Hadīth available to us that I am aware of which confirms that the Prophet in fact ate beef. I have asked this of a few of my Teachers, who are experts on Hadīth collections, who have also confirmed the same.

    However, we do have a number of authenticated statements of the Prophet, which does confirm that beef, i.e., cow’s meat (also called bovine meat), contains illness and its milk, and in fact its fat and milk contains cure and healing.
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  • “Permissible and enjoyed by the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم”

    (Sahih Muslim Hadith 5068)

  • Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم said: A family which has dates will not be hungry.
    The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: For him who say: Holy is Allah and to Him belongs all praise, a date tree is planted in Paradise.
    The ajwah dates come from Paradise, and they are a remedy for poison.
    The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم 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.
    – Muslim, Narrated Aisha, r.a.
    Transmitted Tirmidhi
    Narrated Abu Huraira, Trasmitted Tirmidhi, a hasan tradition
    Abud Dawud, Narrated Salman ibn Amir
    Bukhari 7:663, Narrated Saud
  • Herbs that Heal

  • The Apostle of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم used to eat melon with fresh dates, and he used to say: “The heat of the one is broken by the coolness of the other, and the coolness of the one by the heat of the other” – Abu Dawud, Narrated Aisha (ra)

  • I heard Anas bin Malik saying, “A tailor invited Allah’s Apostle to a meal which he had prepared. ” Anas bin Malik said, “I accompanied Allah’s Apostle to that meal. He served the Prophet with bread and soup made with gourd and dried meat. I saw the Prophet taking the pieces of gourd from the dish.” Anas added, “Since that day I have continued to like gourd.”
    (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 34, Number 305. Narrated Ishaq bin ‘Abdullah bin Abu Talha)

  • “The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: Do not drink water in one gulp (or one breath) like a camel, but take it in two or three installments (with break for breaths); take the name of Allah (i.e. recite Bismillah) when you start drinking and praise Him (say Alhamdulillah) when you finish.”

    (Transmitted by Tirmidhi, Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas [ra])

  • Goat ‘s Milk

    Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم was reported to have been pleased when once drinking goat milk.
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  • Yogurt

    “Abdur-Rahman was reported to have bought yogurt and butter in the marketplace.”

    (Sahih Bukhari 3:264)

  • Health tips from Tib Al Nabawi (Medicine of the Prophet)
    (Especially for Muslims, others can read too and benefit)

    12 favorite foods of Rasullah (s.a.)

    (as mentioned in AL Tib-al Nabavi book)

    Rasullah’s (s.a.) life had been most comprehensive and perfect and can serve as an ideal for men and women of all ages, at all times. His habits and advice have been absolutely perfect and shows moderate way of life and meets all the needs of man.

    Barley: Good in fever, use in a soup form.

    Dates: Rassullah (s.a.) said that a house without dates has no food. It should also be eaten at the time of childbirth.

    Figs: It is a complete fruit and a cure for piles.

    Grapes: Rasullah (s.a.) was very fond of grapes – it purifies the blood, provides vigor and health, strengthens the kidneys and clears the bowels.

    Honey: Considered the best remedy for diarrhea when mixed in hot water. It is the food of foods, drink of drinks and drug of drugs. It is used for creating appetite, strengthening the stomach, eliminating phlegm; as a meat preservative, hair conditioner, eye soother and mouthwash. It is extremely beneficial in the morning in warm water.

    Melon: Rasullah (s.a.) said: “None of your women who are pregnant and eat of water melon will fail to produce off spring that is good in countenance and good in character.”

    Milk: Rasullah (s.a.) said that milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow. It strengthens the back, improved the brain, renews vision and drives away forgetfulness.

    Mushroom: Rasuallah (s.a.) said that mushroom is a good cure for the eyes; it also serves as a form of birth control and arrests paralysis. Not all mushroom are edible.

    Olive Oil: Excellent treatment for skin and hair, delays old age, and treats inflammation of the stomach. Good in patients with heart diseases.

    Pomegranate: Rasullah (s.a.) said it cleanses you of Satan and evil aspirations for 40 days.

    Vinegar: A food Rasuallah (s.a.) used to eat with olive oil. [That’s now a fashion in elite Italian Restaurants]

    Water: Rasullah (s.a.) said the best drink in this world is water, when you are thirsty drink it by sips and not gulps, gulping produces sickness of the liver.

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