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Ridwaan Ravat
11-14-2015, 04:23 PM
BLESSED FRUITS

Allah Ta’ala has repeatedly made*reference*to the gift of fruit in the Holy Quran.

In one verse Allah Ta’ala says:

“Do you not see that Allah sends down rain from the sky, and we produce therewith fruits of various colours.”

(Surah Fatir: 87)


GRATITUDE FOR ALL BOUNTIES

Fruits and vegetables are great bounties of Allah Ta’ala upon the creation. Some provide nourishment and others are a source of satisfaction and refreshment. As Muslims, we have been taught in the Quran and Hadith to be thankful to Allah Ta’ala -our Sole Sustainer- for every minute bounty of His. It is only becoming of a True Believer that he remembers his Creator during times of enjoyment and happiness just as he turns to Almighty Allah in the times of difficulty and distress.

The practice of Rasulullah ﷺ at the time of receiving the first fruit of the season was that He would firstly show utmost respect for it, He would then recite a supplication to Allah Ta’ala. Thereafter He would not partake of it Himself; instead He would give it to any child that was present.

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah RA, Sayyiduna ibn ‘Abbas RA, Sayyiduna Anas RA and Sayyidatuna Aishah RA have all reported that when the first fruit of the season used to be brought to Rasulullah ﷺ He would kiss it, touch it to his eyes, recite the following Du’a and then give it to the smallest child that was in his presence:

اللهُم كَمَا أَرَيْتَنا أَولَه أَرِنا آخِرَه

*“Allahumma kama araytana awwalahu, arina akhirahu”

Translation:*

O Allah! just as You have shown us the first of it, allow us to see the last of it.

[To be continued...]
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Ridwaan Ravat
11-14-2015, 08:29 PM
EXPLANATION (FRUITS)

[Continuation]

The reason for giving it to the child is either because of the similarity between the two that both are new in the world or because of the extreme joy that a child experiences through this.

(Al-Futuhatur Rabbaniyyah, vol. 6 pg. 235-236)

Hafiz ibn ‘Allan RA mentions that the reason for Rasulullah ﷺ kissing the fruit and touching it to his eyes is because it has been newly created by Almighty Allah. Just as Rasulullah ﷺ used to go out in the rain and open his chest (so the rain may touch him) and he would say:

“Verily it (the raindrops) have only recently arrived from my Lord!’

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2080)

The following Du’a has also been authentically recorded to have been recited by Rasulullah ﷺ upon sighting the first fruit of the season:

اللهم بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيْ ثمرنا، وبَارِكْ لَنَا فِيْ مدينتنا، وبَارِكْ لَنَا فِيْ صاعنا، و بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيْ مدنا

“Allahumma Bariklana fi thamarina, wa*Bariklana fi Madinatina,*wa*Bariklana fi saw’ina,*wa*Bariklana fi Muddina”

Translation:*

O Allah! Grant us Barakah (blessings) in our fruit, grant us Barakah in our town, grant us Barakah in our food that is measured and grant us Barakah in our food that is weighed.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1373)

The Sahabah RA would bring the first produce of their orchards to Rasulullah ﷺ. Many people today emulate that in a way by presenting their first produce to their Teachers , Seniors etc.

[To be continued...]
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Ridwaan Ravat
11-14-2015, 10:42 PM
SELECTED FRUITS

[Continuation]

The following are among the fruits that Rasulullah ﷺ is reported to have consumed in His lifetime:

1. Fresh dates.

2. Dry dates.

3. Grapes. Rasulullah ﷺ would enjoy grapes.

4. Raisins.

5. Pomegranates.

Sayyidunna Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas RA is reported to have commented that in each pomegranate there is a seed from Jannah.

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 5 pg. 45)

In fact, the Quran states that pomegranates will be among the fruit of Jannah.

(Surah Ar-Rahman: 68)

6. Cucumbers. Rasulullah ﷺ would relish this. He would at times prefer to have it with a bit of salt.

7. Melons.

Melons as well as fresh dates are reported to be from the most beloved of fruits to Rasulullah ﷺ

(Subulul Huda war Rashad, vol. 7 pgs. 204-209)

CONCLUSION

Each season of the year brings its own fruits. Lets implement the above sunnah and turn these bounties of Allah Ta’ala into “Blessed Fruits”

Please practice and share..

Al-Miftah
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TMGuide
11-14-2015, 11:13 PM
If you can also add some other foods the prophet (sallaahu alaihi wasallam) ate that would be great!
I heard he (salalahu alaihi wasalam) loved Zaytun (olives) and honey, not sure what else to be honest.
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ajr
11-15-2015, 07:50 AM
Garlic has been mentioned in the Quran

#Quran 2:61
And [recall] when you said, "O Moses, we can never endure one [kind of] food. So call upon your Lord to bring forth for us from the earth its green herbs and its cucumbers and its garlic and its lentils and its onions." [Moses] said, "Would you exchange what is better for what is less? Go into [any] settlement and indeed, you will have what you have asked." And they were covered with humiliation and poverty and returned with anger from Allah [upon them]. That was because they [repeatedly] disbelieved in the signs of Allah and killed the prophets without right. That was because they disobeyed and were [habitually] transgressing.

Benefits of Garlic:
* High Cholesterol
*Athletes foot
*Poor Digestion
*Low Energy
*Blood Sugar
*Blood Cholesterol
*Colon Cancer
*Chronic Bronchitis
*Yeast Infections
*Respiratory Problems
*Antioxidant
*Breast Cancer
*Boost the Immune System
*Increase Absorption of Iron & Zinc
*Coughing
*Cold & Flu
*Leukemia
*Diabetes
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