Foods from Sunnah to increase Memory and Concentration

Foods from Sunnah to increase Memory and Concentration

Foods  from Sunnah that can increase Memory and Concentration

Assalamu Alaikum, Today, I would like to share some foods from the Sunnah that can increase your Memory and Concentration.These are in a way a Prophetic Medicine to increase Memory . I hope it benefits you.

Read :“The Duas of Studying and getting Top Marks “

The Top foods in the list are :

1- Honey:

Foods from Sunnah to increase Memory and Concentration


Hadith : It is narrated in Sahih Bukhari that the Prophet (sa) said, “Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Quran is a remedy for all illness of the mind, therefore I recommend to you both remedies, the Quran and honey.”

Scientific Research :Research tell us that honey has many antiseptic, antioxidant and immunity-boosting properties that work against cell damage and hence memory loss. Honey is especially beneficial if taken before going to sleep as it acts a fuel source for the brain and helps in preserving memory by preventing nocturnal fasting.our brain needs energy when are asleep. When food sources are not available we experience what is called nocturnal fasting. When honey is consumed before going to bed, it acts a fuel source for the brain and helps in preserving memory.

How to include it in your diet :The simplest way is just to take 1 or 2 spoons either in the morning, half an hour before breakfast, or just before going to bed. When you take honey on an empty stomach before breakfast, it concentrates in the stomach and relives many of the abdominal ailments. Taking it before going to bed stimulates metabolism, which causes good sleep and may help boost memory and even weight loss.You can also take  honey with pepper or cinnamon because it  helps prevent memory loss. Adding honey to a glass of water or milk and drinking it daily is also a good option

2- Olive Oil:

Foods from Sunnah to increase Memory and Concentration

A new study has revealed that people who eat more olive oil or nuts gain higher scores in tests of memory, attention span and abstract thinking. Another study revealed that olive oil improves visual memory and verbal fluency.The researches  on Olives are recent but the benefits of the olive were proclaimed by Allah and His Prophet over 1400 years ago when Allah took an oath by the olive, “By the fig and the olive “ (95:1).

Scientific Research :The research, published in the journal Neurology, has shown that a diet high in monounsaturated fatty acids protects memory performance and guards against decline of the cognitive processing functions that are often associated with ageing.MAKING OLIVE oil part of your diet could prevent memory loss and sustain mental agility,

3- Figs:

Foods from Sunnah to increase Memory and Concentration


You must have heard about the amazing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which are indispensable to the proper functioning of the heart, brain and nervous system. Figs are a phenomenal source of these fatty acids and it is one of the five plants by which Allah swears in the Quran.“By the fig and the olive “ (95:1).

Scientific Research :Figs  serve as “brain food,” because they contain vitamins and minerals (Potassium,Vitamin B6 and manganese) important for proper  brain functioning.

4- Pomegranate:


Allah says in the Qur’an, “Wherein are fruit and palm trees and pomegranates. So which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?”(55:68-69)

Scientific Research :In this latest study, subjects with self-reported memory problems were randomly assigned to receive 8 ounces of pomegranate juice of a placebo with similar flavor. Over a four-week study period, the subjects participated in memory tests, MRI scans, and blood draws.Those participants in the pomegranate juice group saw “significant improvement” in their verbal memory tests and their plasma antioxidant levels. They even showed increased brain activity during memory and verbal testing, suggesting the juice helped encourage increased blood flow to “critical task-related” regions of the brain.

5- Dates and Grapes:

Dates are a fantastic source of fiber and this is extremely important for the brain. Our brain works on 100% sugar but it needs this sugar to be delivered steadily and in proper amounts. Fiber slows down sugar absorption and regulates its supply leading to enhanced memory function.

And Allah says in the Quran “And from the fruits of date palm and grapes, you get wholesome drink and nutrition: Behold in this is a sign for those who are wise” (16:67).

Imam al-Zuhree said: “Whoever wants to memorize hadeeth should eat raisins.” (From al-Jaami‘ by al-Khateeb, 2/394) The scholar Ibn al-Qayyim in his work “The Prophetic Medicine”, mentions raisins as being good for boosting memory.

 Scientific research :Scientists noted that the group that was given the grape-enriched diet also exhibited increased metabolism in other areas of the brain that correlated with individual improvements in attention and working memory performance, compared to those on the non-grape diet.(ref)

6- Black Seed (kalonji): 

The Prophet Muhammad  (saw) said: ‘Use the black seed because it has a relief of all diseases, but death.’ Need I say more?

Scientific Research :In a study recently published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology,After taking two 500 mg capsules of pure ground black seed powder each evening for 9 weeks, 20 healthy men in their 50s tested markedly better on measures of memory, attention, and cognition than 20 placebo-popping counterparts.

How to Include it in your Diet : Add kalonji (black seeds) to everything you cook. It is hardly noticable. A few drops of black seed oil are typically paired with honey or boiled mint to blunt the bitter flavor

islam hashtag
ghana man on hajj

Ghanian Poor man spotted a drone and wished he could go to Hajj . Turkey sponsored his Hajj

Ghanian Abdullah's dream to go to Hajj comes true . Allah calls to hajj whom he wills. Al-Hassan Abdullah, a poor Ghanaian villager whose story went viral on Turkish social media .A turkey news channel was recording a video with their drone and eventually this drone fell in front of this old man's house.The journalist ran to get the drone back and saw it in the old man's  hand . He innocently  asked the Turkish film crew flying a drone with a camera in his village in Ghana if they had "a bigger one of this that would take him to [Saudi Arabia]" where millions of Muslims go every year for the hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage. As his story went viral on social media, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu intervened and helped arrange a hajj journey for Abdullah, who is impoverished. He arrived in Istanbul from Accra on Friday and ...
Continue reading
dhul hijja

What to do in the best 10 days of Dhul Hijja – A checklist for Non-Hujjaj

Why is the first "10 days of Dhul Hijja "the Best Days of Islamic year Allaah has preferred the first 10 days of dhul hijja over all the other days of the year.This is evident from the following Hadeeths. Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him and his father) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these ten days." The people asked, "Not even jihaad for the sake of Allaah?" He said, "Not even jihaad for the sake of Allaah, except in the case of a man who went out to fight giving himself and his wealth up for the cause, and came back with nothing." (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 2/457). Also (Reported by al-Daarimi, 1/357; its isnaad is hasan as stated in al-Irwaa’, 3/398). Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning)"That they might witness things that ...
Continue reading

Muslim woman wins $85,000 lawsuit after police forcibly remove her hijab

The city of Long Beach, California, will pay $85,000 to settle a 2016 lawsuit filed by a Muslim woman after an officer forcibly removed kirsty Powell's hijab, or headscarf, when she was in police custody. The incident started when Kirsty Powell and her husband were pulled over by police for driving a "low rider" car, according to the lawsuit. Powell was the passenger, but was arrested after police found a warrant under her name for a shoplifting incident.Powell's husband requested a female officer handle the arrest, according to the suit, but the arresting officers denied the request and told Powell she had to remove her hijab. Powell spent the night in prison without her headscarf. It was returned when her husband posted her bond.The lawsuit states Powell was "forced to appear in a publicly available booking photo without her religious headwear." Adding," As a result of the foregoing deprivations of ...
Continue reading
islam hashtag
About Aafia 307 Articles
Assalamu Alaikum. I am Aafia , a student of Deen. Our Prophet (Peace be upon him) has commanded us to Acquire knowledge and impart it to the people. Islam Hashtag is an endeavor to create a Positive Image of Islam and to impart the beautiful lessons learnt in the course of Studying Islam. If You found this post Interesting do leave a Comment below . JazakAllahu Khair


  1. Pls my fellow Muslim please help me to pray to God over my exam for success, let me pass the exam for this site z one of the best. xo as long is talking about islam

  2. Salam
    I’m trying to sign up with my email but everyone I do it takes to Error page. Thanks for your help.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.