Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him, PBUH) has never told us to do something that will not benefit us in a way. Staying healthy is encouraged by Islam because Allah has given us our bodies as Amanah, so we have the responsibility to take care of it, and every Amanah Allah has trusted us with will be asked in the day of judgement.
This video present to us 12 favorite foods of the Prophet and their advantages.
1- Barley as the Prophet PBUH said:
“Good in fever in a soup form.”
2- Dates as the Prophet PBUH said that a house without dates has no food. It should also be eaten at the time of childbirth.
3- Figs as the Prophet PBUH said:
“It is a fruit from Paradise and a cure for piles.”
4- Grapes as the Prophet PBUH was very fond of grapes – it purifies the blood, provides vigor and health, strengthens the kidneys and clears the bowels.
5- Honey because it is the best remedy for diarrhoea 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.
6- Melon as the Prophet PBUH 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”
7- Milk as the Prophet PBUH said that milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow. It strengthens the back, improves the brain, renews vision and drives away forgetfulness.
8- Mushroom as the Prophet said that Mushroom is a good cure for the eyes. It also serves as a form of birth control and arrests paralysis.
9- Pomegranate is an excellent treatment for skin and hair, delays old age and treats inflammation of the stomach.
10- Olive Oil as the Prophet PBUH said it cleanses you of Shaitan and evil aspirations for 40 days.
11- Vinegar, a food Prophet PBUH used to eat with olive oil (this is now a fashion in elite Italian Restaurants).
12- Water as the Prophet PBUH 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.
Such rich foods with rich information that are actually new to me. I did not know before that Prophet PBUH used to eat vinegar with olive oil, which is exactly what Italian restaurants give for appetizers and I love it. How about you, did you know this information before?
Written by Khulood Algafri.