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Health Blessings of Sunnah Foods


Sunnah Foods should be the staple of our lives as this is how the Prophet ate and he taught us by his daily actions.  He also taught us how to eat, drink and live.

Some things to remember is:

Do not eat very cold foods with very hot foods.
Do not eat sour fruit with sweet fruit.
Do not drink with the Meal.
Do not have milk with meat, fish or eggs.
Do not stand up with drinking.
Eating with your fingers is best and on the floor seated.

There will always be those who agree or disagree with the foods of the Prophets, but this listing should help you understand better. While I am an advocate of the Dr. Sebi Vegan plan and he is against some of these foods, I choose to follow the Prophetic healing.

Sunnah Foods:


Fenugreek (Hulbah): it is reported that Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi 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 and treatment of kidney problems.   They are an aphrodisiac and so be careful if you are not married :)  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. (IBN QAYYIM)

Coriander: The most respected book of traditions state that the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi 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 (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam), “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.   Coriander comes in many forms including dried which is easy to consume:  Powder

Henna
One Hadith reports that nothing is dearer to ALLAH than Henna. The holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) 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.


Honey
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 (s.a.w.s.) 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 (s.a.w.s.) himself used to drink a glass of honey and water each morning on an empty stomach

Melon
Said the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) : "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 (s.a.w.s.) took melons with fresh dates.   Also he said to eat melon alone and before the meal.


Pomegranate

Sweet pomegranate are preferred over the sour. The juice stems coughs. All kinds of pomegranate settle palpitations of the heart. Hazrat Ali(r.a.) said that the light of ALLAH is in the heart of whoever eats pomegranate. It is also reported that one who eats three pomegranate in the course of a year will be inoculated against ophthalmia for that year. Said the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) : Pomegranate "cleanses you of Satan and from evil aspirations for forty days."   Enough right there.  Pomegranate is the fruit of jannah (heaven).
 
Vinegar
The Prophet (s.a.w.s.) was reported to have once remarked that vinegar was the seasoning of all the prophets who came before him. Vinegar is both cold and hot, nearly balancing between the two. Mixed it with rose water, it is an excellent remedy for toothache and headache. Vinegar dissolves phlegm. Another Hadith states that a house containing vinegar will never suffer from poverty.  Mixing vinegar with black seeds and then brushed on the liver area will rid the body of parasites.

 Thyme
In the time of the Prophet (s.a.w.s.), it was customary to fumigate houses by burning frankincense and thyme. Thyme is cold and dry in the third degree. An excellent digective aid to heavy foods, thyme beautifies the complexion, annuls intestinal gas, and benefits coldness of the stomach and liver. When drunk as an infusion, it is said to kill tapeworms

 Quince
It is said that to eat Quince on an empty stomach is good for the soul. Cold and dry, Quince is astringent to the stomach, and it checks excessive menstrual flow. A few seeds placed in water will, after a few minutes, form amucilage which is an excellent remedy for cough and sore throat, especially in the young. Quince is also excellent for pregnant woman, gladdening their heart. The holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, "Eat Quince, for it sweetens the heart. For ALLAH has sent no Prophet as HIS messenger without feeding him on the Quince of Paradise. For Quince increases the strength up to that of forty men."

Milk: The Prophet (SAW) said that milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow. It strengthens the back, increases the brain, augments intelligence, renews vision & drives away forgetfulness.

Barley:The Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) recommended talbina (a meal made from powdered barley) for the sick and grieving.   We were also told to cook Swiss Chard with Barley for the sick and to drink only the water when sick and to not eat fruit when sick.


Honey: Considered to be the best remedy for diarrhea when mixed in hot water. It is the food of foods, drink of drinks & drug of drugs. It is used for creating appetite, strengthening the stomach, eliminating phlegm, as a meat preservative,hair conditioner, eye salve & mouthwash. It is extremely beneficial in the morning in warm water & is also a sunnah.

Olive oil: Excellence treatment for skin and hair, delays old age, treats inflammation of the stomach

Mushroom: 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.

Grapes: The Prophet was very fond of grapes, it purifies the blood, provides vigour & and health, strengthens the kidneys & clears the bowels.

Dates: The Prophet (SAW) said that a house without dates has no food, also to be eaten at the time of childbirth.

Figs: It is a fruit from paradise and a cure for piles.

Water: The Prophet (SAW) said the best drink in this world & the next is Water. When you are thirsty drink it by sips and not gulps. Gulping produces sickness of the liver.

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