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  • Melon ( battikh )
    Said the Prophet (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) : “Whenever you eat fruit, eat melon, because it is the fruit of Paradise and contains a thousand blessings and a thousand mercies. The eating of it cures every diseases. None of your women who are pregnant and eat of watermelon will fail to produce offspring who are good in countenance and good in character.” The Prophet (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) took melons with fresh dates.

  • ALLAH has said, “There comes forth, from within [the bee], a beverage of many colors in which there is a healing for you.” Mixed with warm water, and taken in several small doses, honey is considered the best remedy for diarrhea. The Prophet (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) once said, “By HIM in whose hand is my soul, eat honey. For there is no house in which honey is kept for the angels will not ask for mercy. If a person eats honey, a thousand remedies enter his stomach and a million diseases will come out. If a man dies and honey is found within him, fire [burning of hell] will not touch his body.” The Prophet (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) himself used to drink a glass of honey and water each morning on an empty stomach

  • One Hadith reports that nothing is dearer to ALLAH than Henna. The holy Prophet (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) recommended it for many conditions : bruises, pain in the legs, infection of nails, burns, and to beautify the hair. Henna is noted for its great heat and its ability to excite the passion of love. The perfume made from Henna flowers is considered to be one of the finest in the world. The dyeing of hands, nails, and feet is a common practice in the East, especially for weddings and feasts.

  • Coriander ( habb al-suda )
    The most respected book of traditions state that the Prophet Muhammad (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) said, “ Make yours the seed of coriander, for it is a cure of all diseases except swelling [cancer], and that is a fatal disease.” It is also reported ALLAH informed the Prophet, “ She has been given everything.” And then ALLAH revealed that “she” is coriander. Coriander alleviates flatulence and resolves fevers. It is effective in the treatment of leukoderma, and it opens the subtlest networks of the veins. Excess moisture in the body is dried up by the coriander, and it increases milk flow, urine, and menses. It is particularly useful when a person has cold. The oil of coriander is a treatment for baldness and scalp problems, and prevents grey hair. The smoke of the burning seeds is an insect repellent.

     

     

  • Fenugreek ( hulbah ) it is reported that Prophet Muhammad (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam)once said “If my people knew what there is in Fenugreek, the would have bought and paid it weight in gold.” Fenugreek seeds are also known for their anti-diabetic property. They are also considered excellent to treat arthritis and to reduce blood cholesterol. They also increase breast milk production in breastfeeding mothers. Fenugreek contains natural expectorant properties and is considered ideal for treating sinus and lung congestion. It also helps in loosening and removing excess mucus and phlegm. The mucilage content of the seeds help to cure external boils, burns and ulcers.

  • The term “scampi” is used for different things:

    (a) in America (and sometimes elsewhere), “scampi” refers to a shrimp dish made with garlic butter. Given the permissibility of shrimp, according to the sounder position in the Hanafi school, this dish would be permitted. [ Please search SunniPath Answers (http://qa.sunnipath.com) for related answers on shrimp or prawn. ]

    (b) in much of Europe, “scampi” is used to refer to a type of lobster dish. Given the impermissibility of lobsters in the Hanafi school, this “scampi” would be impermissible.

    However, the following important details:

    “… but here in the US, especially in the popular Red Lobster seafood restaurants, shrimp scampi is made with garlic butter and white wine.

    “Although Red Lobster’s website doesn’t mention it, if you go into the actual restaurant, the menu will tell you that the shrimp scampi is made with white wine.

    “I’ve included a couple websites that feature shrimp scampi. Please note the use of white wine.
    http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/527/Red_Lobster_Shrimp_Scampi44256.shtml
    http://southernfood.about.com/od/shrimprecipes/r/bln81.htm

    Generally, when dining out, it pays for people to ask the food server what’s in the recipe. You’d be amazed at the number of dishes that contain alcohol or pork, the latter being very prevalent here in the South.” [End of Ustadha Zaynab’s words]

    And Allah alone gives success.

  • Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullah,

    Allah has lifted accountability for genuine errors and mistakes. However, one should beware of remissness, and seek refuge in Allah from acting without caution.

  • In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

    All types of plants and vegetation are lawful (halal) to consume, except when fermented to contain alcohol, intoxicants or other ingredients that may be harmful. As such, consuming mushroom is permissible.

    Sayyiduna Sa’id ibn Zayd (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that he heard the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) say: ‘Mushroom is from the al-Mann, and its water is a cure for the eyes.’ (Sahih al-Bukhari, no. 5381)

    The great Hadith master, Imam Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani (Allah have mercy on him) gives two interpretations for the Messenger of Allah’s (Allah bless him & give him peace) statement ‘Mushroom is from the al-Mann’ in his monumental Fath al-Bari.

    1) It refers to the al-Mann and Salwa that was sent down on the people of Sayyiduna Musa (peace be upon him) Banu Isra’il as a bounty from Allah Most High.

    2) al-Mann is from the root word imtinan, which means blessings, favour and graciousness, meaning mushroom is a gift from Allah Most High, in that it grows after rain without having to do any farming. (See: Fath al-Bari, 10/202)

    Thus, consuming mushroom is Halal. However, certain species of wild mushroom are poisonous for human consumption; hence one should exercise caution and avoid consuming such mushrooms.

    And Allah knows best

  • Is Shark Meat Halal?

    In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

    Indeed and something that is agreed upon by all four Sunni Schools of Islamic law. All the four major Sunni Madhabs are in agreement that consuming all types of fish is without doubt Halal, due to the explicit mention of this in the Qur’an and Sunnah.
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  • Why Can’t I Eat Elephant?

    In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

    One of the principles in the Hanafi School concerning animal consumption is that all terrestrial predatory fanged animals are considered haram, such as a lion, cheetah, tiger, leopard, wolf, fox, dog, cat, etc.
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