Ajwa dates and its immense medicinal benefits

the virtue of Ajwa date and hadiths on ajwa dates

The Merit and Virtues of Ajwa dates along with reference to the Hadith

Ajwa dates are the most favorite food of Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W). These are the unique kind of dates which are from Madina Sharif, 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. Medical science is agreed to the benefits of Ajwa and suggests it as cure for harmful diseases. Here are some Hadiths about benefits of Ajwa dates.

Ajwa dates-madinaThe Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “Ajwa dates are from paradise.” [Tirmidhi (2068) he said hasan Saheeh and it was authenticated by Shaikh al-Albaani]

It is to be noted that Ajwa dates are special dates from “Al-Aliya “(few fmiles east to madina ) region of Madina And special precaution has to be taken in buying these dates because they are a little more priced than other normal dates. These dates cost around 70-100 Saudi Riyals per KiloGram.There are also “imitations” or some sold an inferior quality dates and “conned” the customers as “AJWA dates” . Here are Tips to Identify the real Ajwa dates and learn about the shelf life of different dates. And they should be ate at regular intervals and in the prescribed manner.

In the article below,We will see  the virtue of eating Ajwa dates from the hadeeth of the Prophet and how We can use it to manage a number of most common diseases.

Ajwa Protects from Magic ,Evil eye and Poison-

Ajwa Al- Aliya dates in Particular has the effect of natural antidote .It is said that if a person eats 7 Ajwa khajur,the first thing in the morning,no magic or poison will effect him,Allah willing.

Narrated by Saud; the Messenger (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) 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 (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “He will not be harmed by anything until he reaches the evening.” [Sahih Muslim (2047)]

‘A’isha reported Allah’s Messenger (May peace be upon him) as saying: “The ‘ajwa’ dates of ‘Aliya’ contain heating effects and these are antidote in the early morning.” [Sahih Muslim, Book #023, Hadith #5083]

Ajwa Dates are for Prosperity

Ajwa dates is recommended by Prophet Muhammad as the best date.It is a date from Paradise . There is a hadith of Aisha which states that every house should have dates .(not Ajwa necessarily).

‘A’isha reported Allah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) 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)

Madinah Dates Keep Away Harm

If you are afraid of something and there is uneasiness in your heart,you can eat Ajwa dates . It acts as a tranquiliser if eaten with the Taqwa that Allah will definately help.

Amir b. Sa’d b. Abu Waqqas, on the authority of his father, reported Allah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) 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)

The Nutritional and Medicinal Value of Ajwa dates

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-Medina 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)

Ajwa dates Increases Immunity :

All Date varieties serve as a good source of natural antioxidants and antimutagenic properties. Selenium prevents cancer and important to immune function, is also found in Dates. Also, Dates contain 23 types of amino acids and at least six vitamins, including a small amount of vitamin C and Vitamin B (1) thiamine, B (2) riboflavin, nicotine acid (niacin) and Vitamin A.

Ajwa Improves digestion

Ajwa dates contain high amounts of natural fiber, which is effective in aiding digestion. Ajwa dates are a good source of the mineral potassium. This essential mineral is necessary for the maintenance of muscle contractions in the body. Individuals with constipation and other digestive problems may benefit from consuming Ajwa dates. It works through providing roughage to the body, which then stimulates the sluggish bowels and relieves constipation [11].

Ajwa dates Increases breast milk in lactating woman

Ajwa dates are useful for lactating women because they assist in enriching breast milk. Furthermore, several studies have shown that kids of mothers who eat Ajwa dates regularly are less susceptible to diseases and infections.

It can Prevent Anaemia

The other huge advantage of consuming Ajwa dates is that they comprise of high iron content. Iron is vital in RBC production and they may also assist to treat and prevent anemia [12]. The current study evaluates the impact of anti-lead toxic effect of Al-Madinah Ajwa (the name of the most famous date in Al-Madinah Al-Monwarah City) extract on oxidant-antioxidant status, hepatic, pulmonary and renal tissue changes through studied animal model to human disease.

Eating dates Helps in Childbirth

Ajwa Dates are also very helpful during the time of child birth by enabling smooth expansion of Uterus muscles, for easy delivery and less pain to mother. Apart from it, Ajwa khjoor benefits in helping increase of mother’s milk production. It prevents blood loss after childbirth and also helps in complete growth of the fetus. It contains a material which reduces blood pressure for pregnant women.

Ajwa can Pevents Cancer too

A new research says it has found evidence that the Ajwa date from Madinah contains active elements useful in the prevention of diseases like cancer. The research was carried out in Riyadh-based King Saud University (KSU) to discover the health benefits of Ajwa dates, which resulted in the finding that the fruit has anti-inflammatory properties similar to commercially available drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin. The study found that the inhibition rate in Ajwa was equal to existing commercial anti-oxidant products available in the market.The research,was published in the 61st issue of the US-based Journal for Agriculture and Food Chemistry .

It Boost Bone Health

As people begin to age and their bones start to become weaker, maintaining a diet high in both calcium and phosphorus can ward off unpleasant bone degradation. Eating Ajwa dates regularly is one way that you can up your intake of calcium and phosphorus.

Ajwa Dates are high in calcium and a food high in phosphorus, which work closely together to build strong bones and teeth. About 85 percent of the body’s phosphorus is in bones and teeth. Phosphorus is needed for the growth, maintenance and repair of all tissues and cells, and for the production of the genetic building blocks, DNA and RNA. Phosphorus is also required to help balance and use other vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D, iodine, magnesium, and zinc.

If You want to control your osteoporosis or you have Osteoporosis running in your family,You may want to take a Precautionary action against Osteoporosis and bone Problems by including Medjool Dates in Your diet.The significant amounts of key minerals found in Ajwa dates make them superstars when it comes to strengthening bones and fighting off painful and debilitating bone diseases .

Ajwa dates are good for intestinal problem

It is reported, though through a weak chain, that ‘Ali –May Allah be pleased with him- said: “And whoever eats seven ‘ajwa dates every day it kills every disease in the stomach.” (Kanzul Ummal, Hadith 28472)

Recommended Nushkha: Every morning in empty stomach eat 11 dates on Waking Up. And do not eat anything foe few hours.

It has Anti oxidant and anti Inflammatory Property

Ajwa dates contain many flavonoid glycosides, which have antioxidant properties. The study found that their inhibition rate is equal to existing commercial antioxidant products available in the market.

Ajwa dates were also found to have a cyclooxygenase inhibitory effect that is similar to commercial anti-inflammatory drugs like Aspirin, ibuprofen, Celebrex and naproxen.

Ajwa is a natural food to Prevents Type 2 Diabetes

Beyond the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, the sugars in Ajwa dates are only monosaccharaides, making the dates beneficial for people who suffer from type-two diabetes.

Ajwa increases Eye sight

Ajwa Khajur has large amount of Vitamin cells which helps keep the rod and the cons cell healthy .As a result is is among those natural food which keeps the retina healthy.

Ajwa increases Weight

Aisha r.a used it to gain Weight. This is evident from the hadith-

It was narrated that Hazrat ‘Aishah (Radiyallahu Anha) Ummul Mu’minin said:
“My mother was trying to fatten me up when she wanted to send me to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) (when she got married), but nothing worked until I ate cucumbers with dates; then I grew plump like the best kind of plump.”
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Chapters on Food, Vol. 4, Book 29, Hadith 3324,)

Ajwa dates Recipie to heal Cardiac Problems.

Only recently has it been discovered that Ajwa dates has such and such nutritional benefit and a study conducted found Ajwa dates to be a beneficial food to manage Cardiac Probblems. But Prophet Muhammad SAW has diagnosed heart Problem in one of his sahaba nad advised an effective remedy .Here is the Hadith –

Narrated Sa’d: I suffered from an illness. The Messenger of Allah –may Allah bless him- 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 ajwah dates of Medina and grind them with their kernels, and then put them into your mouth.” (Sunan Abu DawudHadith 3875)


We have a recipie ( a nushka) that will help the People with Cardiac Problem This Nushka is good for People who want to take precautionary measure for Cardiac Problem due to their risk from genetical inheritance. In Sha Allah ,We will Share it in our next article.

Ajwa Khajur Recipie to treat Infertility

Yes,Ajwa Khajur can treat infertility in Particularily those  Couples whose medical tests are fine but there is an unknown problem somewhere which is not letting them have children.

There is a recipie from Ajwa Khajur which can be given to the couple to remove infertility. It is rich in nutrition and increases strength and Vigor . For the recipie ,please Wait for our next post.

Ajwa Khajur recipie to loose weight

If you are concerned about weight issues, You can tae ahwa seed powder. These do not increase Weight .Ajwa khajur Energy bars can also  be made and stored for many weeks.Energy bars are a convenient, on-the-go snack to toss in your gym bag, but they can be full of added sugar and other not-so-desirable ingredients. These Ajwa dates Energy bars are Perfect alternatives to the energy bars you buy from supermarkets. Here is a Simple ecipie to make it-

Ajwa Dates -Anti ageing cream recipie

Ajwa dates contain Vit A and other nutrients in fairly good amount .I came along this recipie in one of the Pakistani tv show which I wrote down instantly . This is a Very effective treatment for treating dull skin with fine lines and swrinkle. It is a cheaper alternative to the best beauty treatment available .On using this recipie for a month a younger looking skin is expected .It also prevents sagging of skin and improves complexion.

The Recipie will be shared in sha allah .

How to Eat Ajwa dates ?

Eat 7 Ajwa dates the first thing in the morning

۞  Narrated Sa`d (رضي الله عنه):
I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying, “Whoever takes seven ‘Ajwa dates in the morning will not be effected by magic or poison on that day.”
(Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of Medicine, Book 76, Hadith 91)

Eat Dates with Cucumber

۞ ‘Abdullah b. Ja’far reported:
I saw Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) eating cucumber with fresh dates.
(Sahih Muslim, The Book of Drinks, Book 36, Hadith 204)

۞ It was narrated that Hazrat ‘Aishah (Radiyallahu Anha) Ummul Mu’minin said:
“My mother was trying to fatten me up when she wanted to send me to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) (when she got married), but nothing worked until I ate cucumbers with dates; then I grew plump like the best kind of plump.”
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Chapters on Food, Vol. 4, Book 29, Hadith 3324,)

In his work on Prophetic Medicine, the great scholar Ibn al-Qayyim mentioned the health benefits of cucumbers. He quoted the Prophetic Hadith relating that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam) used to eat qiththa (cucumber) with rutab (fresh dates). [Tirmidhi At’ima 37]

Do not eat as such-

Narrated: Ata bin Yasar
Yahya related to me from Malik from Zayd ibn Aslam from Ata ibn Yasar that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade preparing nabidh from nearly ripe dates and fresh dates together, and from dates and raisins together.
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Take benefit from our home medicine with ajwa dates-

In sha Allah it will be shared in our next articl.

Take it from commercial available ajwa seed powder-

If you do not have access to Ajwa dates, you can Order  Ajwa seeeds powder from Amazon.They have long shelf life and you can  use it as medicine

How  to take ajwa seed Powder- suggestions:

You can eat the ajwa dates seed as-

  • Miz 1 tsp of ajwa seeds powder with warm water and drink it empty stomach.
  • Mix it  with milk, honey, or your favorite drink
  • Sprinkle over salad, fruits, yogurt or any other food
  • Stuff inside dates after removing the seed


DescriptionAmount (per 50g)
Dietary Fiber28.5g
Omega-9 Fatty Acids1.80g
Monounsaturated Fat1.80g

 ajwa dates seed powder

Hope this informations helps You. Do Check the Ajwa Khajoor Recipies for Cardiac cleansing,dabetes and good skin.Here

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  • https://news.ksu.edu.sa/en/node/103234
  • http://www.omicsonline.org/antioxidant-and-tissue-protective-studies-on-ajwa-extract-dates-from-al-madinah-al-monwarah-saudia-arabia-2161-0525.1000163.pdf
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