What are some of the Sunnah foods mentioned in Ahadeeth? Here is an informative visual series designed exclusively for Hiba by Afrah Awan.
Allah says in Quran: “The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp; the lamp is within the glass, the glass as if it were a pearly (white) star lit of (the oil of) a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor west, whose oil would almost flow even if untouched by fire.” (An-Nur 24:35)
The Prophet (sa) said: “Eat Olive oil and rub yourselves with it; it is from a blessed tree.” (Ahmad)
Aisha (ra) narrated, “When Allah’s Messenger was brought some milk, he would say, ‘How much is there in the house, one blessing or two?'” (Ahmad and Ibn Majah)
The Black Seed
Allah’s Messenger (sa) said: “A black seed has the cure for every ailment, except a fatal one.” (Ibn Majah)
The Prophet (sa) said: “He who eats seven ‘Ajwa dates every morning, will not be affected by poison or magic on the day he eats them.”(Bukhari)
Al-Qurtubi says: “On the surface, Ahadeeth specify the dates of Madinah as preventive of poison and witchcraft. A generalization of this is made by analogy with the specific meaning.” Ibn Hajar finds that, “The more likely meaning is that it is particular to the dates of Madinah.”
The Prophet (sa) said: “There is a tree among the trees which is similar to a Muslim (in goodness), and that is the date palm tree.” (Bukhari)
The Prophet (sa) said: “Truffles are like Manna (i.e. they grow naturally without man’s care) and their water heals eye diseases.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
In the Quran, our Lord inspired the bee, saying: “Take you habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. Then, eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you).” There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for people who think.” (An-Nahl 16:68-69)
Allah’s Messenger (sa) is reported to have drunk water of Zamzam in a number of true Ahadeeth. (Bukhari)
The Prophet (sa) drank Zamzam (water) while standing and said: “It is blessed. It is filling food.” (Muslim)
He also said: “Verily, it (the water of Zamzam) is blessed; it is a food that nourishes (or satisfies).” (Muslim)
In another narration the Prophet (sa) said: “The water of Zamzam is for whatever it is drunk for.” (Ibn Majah) Therefore, the scholars recommend that one should make lots of Dua while drinking the water of Zamzam and he should drink it for a purpose that will benefit him in this world and the next.