Blessed city of Medina
It was narrated from Abu Moosa that the Prophet (SAW) said: “I saw in a dream that I was migrating from Makkah to a land in which there are date-palms, and I thought that it was al-Yamaamah or Hajar, but it turned out to be Al Madeenah, Yathrib…” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3352; Muslim, 4217.
It is a city of peace and tranquility, a city which has many historic sights and witnessed several islamic historic battles where the sites can be found today. Madinah is also known for it’s rich culture and vast date plantations.
It was narrated from Anas bin Malik that he heard Prophet saying : “Oh Allah! Bestow upon Al-Madinah twice the blessing which you bestowed upon Makkah” (Al-bukhaari 1885, Muslim 1369) The prophet Muhammed (SAW) Migrated to Al-Madinah Al Munawwarah (1H. / 622 A.D), major changes began, the old name of the city (Yathrib) was changed to Al-Madinah the ‘radiant city’ or the ’enlightened city’) or simply called: Madinah the ‘City of the Prophet’ is the second holiest site in Islam after Makkah.
AlMadinah is home to three very important mosques in Islam. The most famous, Masjid AlNabawi – the Prophet’s Mosque was built on the site of his home. Prophet Muhammad and his first two Caliphs – Abu Bakar and Umar are buried under the Green Dome of this mosque. Masjid Quba was the first mosque of islam.
Benefits of Eating Dates
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.
Did you know dates 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.
Dates help in healing the liver from many parasitic diseases and a good medicine for the hepatitis and it contains vitamins B2. They are most definitely good appetiser, perfect for natural snack.
You can even substitute dates with sugar as a healthy sugar substitute? Leave some pitted dates soaked over night in water next day put them all in a food processor to make your date paste and start using them in your baking even!
Benefits of Ajwa
- Narrated Sad: Allah’s Apostle said, “He who eats seven ‘Ajwa dates every morning, will not be affected by poison or magic on the day he eats them.” Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 65 Hadith 356
- Ajwa is a natural food to prevent type 2 diabetes beyond the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, the sugars in Ajwa dates are only monosaccharaides, making the dates beneficial for people who suffer from type-two diabetes.
- Ajwa increases eye sight, it has large amount of vitamin cells which helps keep the rod and cons cell healthy, as a result it is among those natural food which keeps the retina healthy.
- Ajwa improves digestion, it contain high amount of natural fibre, which is effective in aiding digestion.
- Ajwa dates are a good source of mineral potassium, this essential mineral is necessary for the maintenance of muscle contractions in the body. Individuals with constipation and other digestive problems may benefit from Ajwa dates.