Ajwa dates are the most favorite food of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). These are unique kind of dates which are from Madinah Munawwara,the most beneficial and wholesome for the body and mental health. It has been said in Hadith that “Ajwa are the dates of the Heaven.” (Tirmidhi 2068)
Medical science agrees to the benefits of Ajwa and suggests it as cure for harmful diseases.
Here are some Hadiths about benefits of Ajwa dates.
Narrated by Saud; the Messenger (PBUH) said, “If Somebody takes seven ‘ajwa dates in the morning, neither magic nor poison will hurt him that day.” [Sahih Bukhari, Book #71, Hadith #664 (also 663, 672)]
Referring to eating seven Ajwa dates, the Messenger (PBUH) said, “He will not be harmed by anything until he reaches the evening.” [Sahih Muslim (2047)]
‘A’isha (RA) reported Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) as saying: “The ‘ajwa’ dates of ‘Aliya’ contain heating effects and these are antidote in the early morning.” [Sahih Muslim, Book #023, Hadith #5083]
Madinah Dates Keep Away Harm
Amir b. Sa’d b. Abu Waqqas, on the authority of his father, reported Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) having said: “He who ate seven dates (of the land situated) between these two lava plains in the morning, no poison will harm him until it is evening.” (Sahih Muslim, Book #023, Hadith #5080)
Dates In One’s Home
‘A’isha (RA) reported Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) as saying: “A'isha a family which has no dates (in their house) its members will be hungry; (or) ‘A’isha the family which has no dates its members may be hungry. He said this twice or thrice.” (Sahih Muslim, Book #023, Hadith #5079)
Ibn Qayyim in his Tibb al-Nabawi writes: "For the people of al-Medina, dried dates are their staple like wheat is to other people. In addition, dried dates from the area of al-Aliyah in al-Madinah are one of the best kinds of dates ... Dates are a type of fruit that is also used for its nutritional and medicinal value, being favorable for most bodies and for their role in strengthening the natural heat.
Moreover, dates do not produce harmful wastes or excrement like other types of food and fruits. Rather, dates preserve the body wastes from being spoiled and from rotting, especially for those who are used to eating dried dates." (Healing with the Medicine of the Prophet, Translated by Abd el-Qader bin Abd el-Azeez, Dar al-Ghadd al-Gadeed, al-Mansoura (Egypt), 2003 p.121)
Narrated Sa'd: I suffered from an illness. The Messenger (PBUH) - came to pay a visit to me. He put his hands on my chest and I felt its coolness at my heart. He said: “You are a man suffering from heart sickness. Go to al-Harith ibn Kaladah, brother of Thaqif. He is a man who gives medical treatment. He should take seven ajwa dates of Madinah and grind them with their kernels, and then put them into your mouth.” (Sunan Abu Dawud Hadith 3875)