A true Muslim is the one who loves what his Creator Allah Almighty loves and he hates what his Creator hates. Similarly a True Muslim loves Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and the things he loves and hate the things which Prophet (Peace be upon him) disliked.
When it comes to Sunnah Foods or the Foods most liked by Prophet (Peace be upon him) everybody must have a knowledge what foods are most liked by our Prophet (Peace be upon him) and what are the health benefits of these Sunnah Foods?
Every food has its own benefits. But there are numerous foods which are most favorite of our Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him).
Than No Doubt there benefits are much much more than the rest because these foods are liked by our Prophet. Some of them are also mentioned in Qur’an.
1. Barley ( جو jau):
Good in fever, while use in a soup form.
Barley is the first recommendation for hot in-temperament diseases. Barley is soaked in water, which is drunk for coughs and sore throats. The soup made from barley given to anyone suffering from the pain of fever is good.
Prophet (Peace be upon him) recommend barley to cure grief of heart and ailments of the kidney.
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: In the life-time of Allah’s Apostle , we used to give one Sa’ of food (edible things) as Sadaqat-ul-Fit,r (to the poor). Our food used to be either of barley, raisins (dried grapes), cottage cheese or dates. (Book #25, Hadith #586)
2. Dates ( کھجور ):
The Prophet (SAW) said that a house without dates has no food. It should also be eaten at the time of childbirth.
Dates are free from cholesterol and contain very low fat. Dates are rich in vitamins and minerals. Good source of dietary fiber,tannins, vitamin-A, iron, Potassium, calcium, mangnanese, copper and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6)
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) used to plant date trees himself. Dates should be eaten with almonds to annul any adverse effects. Fresh dates should also be eaten at the time of childbirth. It helps increasing the blood and weight as well and good for anemic.
The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: “He who eats seven ‘Ajwa dates every morning, will not be affected by poison or magic on the day he eats them.” [Sahih Bukhari]
3. Figs ( انجير ):
It is a fruit from paradise and a cure for piles.
Fig fruit is low in calories, Good for bones
Fresh figs are preferred to dried. Although quite nourishing, they are very hot. So eat of it, for it is a cure for piles and helps gout. It’s a very good cure for stomach disorders. It helps in curing from different kind if cancers.
Allah SWT says in Qur’an: “I swear by the fig and the olive” [Surah At-Tīn (the fig)]
4. Grapes ( انگور ):
The Prophet ( ﻢﻠﺳﻭ ﻪﻟﺍﻭ ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻰﻠﺻ) ) was very fond of grapes – it purifies the blood, provides vigor and health, strengthens the kidneys and clears the bowels.
5. Honey ( شہد ):
Prophet Muhammad (ﻪﻟﺍﻭ ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻰﻠﺻ ﻢﻠﺳﻭ) said. “Honey is the cure of every stomach disease”. He use to drink
honey + water in morning. 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.
“Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Qur’an is a remedy for all illness of the mind, therefore I recommend to you remedies, the Qur’an and honey” [Bukhari]
6. Melon ( تربوز – خربوزا – سردا ):
The Prophet (ﻢﻠﺳﻭ ﻪﻟﺍﻭ ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻰﻠﺻ) said: ‘None of your women who are pregnant and eat of water melon will fail to produce off spring that is good in countenance
The Prophet(ﻢﻠﺳﻭ ﻪﻟﺍﻭ ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻰﻠﺻ) 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.
Allah has mentioned:
Rivers of milk the taste whereof does not change” [Qur’an 47:15]. And again He said, “Pure milk, easy and agreeable to swallow for those who drink” [Qur’an 16:66].
The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) loved milk
8. Mushroom ( کھمبي ):
The Prophet (SAW) said that mushroom is a good cure for the eyes; it also serves as a form of birth control and arrests paralysis.
9. Olive Oil ( زيتون )
It is mentioned in Quran. Prophet Muhammad ( ﻢﻠﺳﻭ ﻪﻟﺍﻭ ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻰﻠﺻ) said ““ Eat the olive oil and apply it (locally), since there is cure for seventy diseases in it, one of them is Leprosy.” Olive’s are said to be the food of Prophets. Olive oil is Excellent treatment for skin and hair, delays old age, and treats inflammation of the stomach.
Green olives are the most nourishing, and counteract auto intoxication. Black olives cause the spleen to overproduce bile and are hard on the stomach. Olive leaves can be chewed as treatment for inflammation of the stomach, skin ulcerations, and eruptions of herpes and hives.
Allah has said of the olive tree: “And a tree that grows out of Mount Sinai which produces oil and a condiment for those who eat. For olive oil is the supreme seasoning.” Allah has also called it the Blessed Tree [Qur’an 24:35]
10. Pomegranate ( انار ):
The Prophet (SAW) said it cleanses you of Satan and evil aspirations for 40 days.
11. Vinegar ( سرکہ ):
A food Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used to eat with olive oil.
12. Water ( پاني ):
The Prophet ( ﻢﻠﺳﻭ ﻪﻟﺍﻭ ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻰﻠﺻ) said “fever is (like) vapor of hell. so cool it with cold water” and “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 etc
a. Meat (ﺖﺷﻮﮔ):
Prophet Muhammad (ﻪﻟﺍﻭ ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻰﻠﺻ ﻢﻠﺳﻭ) said.”Meat is the king of foods”,
(sayed ut Tawam). It is rich in protein, iron, zinc, selenium. Good for bones, teeth, strengthening the immune system, body tissues and many more.
b. Pumpkin (اليقطين):
Pumpkin can lower the risk of prostate cancer. Protect against joint inflammation and arthritis. Have a cup of pumpkin seeds per day to prevent appearance of wrinkles. Stimulates the kidneys and prevents the formation of calcium oxalate stones. Having pumpkins prevent depression.
“The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) amongst all other foods, liked pumpkin. [Tirmidhi]
All of these foods are proved to be really useful for human health and different parts of body. Milk, Honey are specially very important. So we should try to use these foods regularly because these are not just Sunnah but also useful.
Narrated Sahl bin Sad: We used to be happy on Fridays, for there was an old lady who used to pull out the roots of Silq and put it in a cooking pot with some barley. When we had finished the prayer, we would visit her and she would present that dish before us. So we used to be happy on Fridays because of that, and we never used to take our meals or have a mid-day nap except after the Friday prayer. By Allah, that meal contained no fat. ( Sahih Bukhari book 65 295)
Narrated ‘Aisha : The Prophet (pbuh) died when we had satisfied our hunger with the two black things, i.e. dates and water. ( Sahih Bukhari Book 65 295)
Narrated ‘Aisha: Allah’s Apostle(pbuh) used to love sweet edible things and honey.
( Sahih Bukhari Book 65 342)