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Sunnah of Opening the Fast
anyone of you is fasting, let him break his fast with dates. In case he does not
have them, then with water. Verily water is a purifier."
Sunnah of Tahneeq for the New born
The scholars are agreed that it is mustahabb to do tahneek with dates for the child when he is born; if that is not possible then to use some similar kind of sweet. The dates should be chewed until they become soft enough to be swallowed, then the child’s mouth should be opened and a little of the dates put in his mouth. Sharh al-Nawawi ‘ala Muslim, 14/122-123
Dates were among the very first fruits cultivated on earth. A product of dry subtropical climatic conditions
Dates were the food that Allah provided for Mary after she gave birth to Prophet Jesus under the palm tree. Allah inspired Jesus, her blessed infant, and his future messenger to the children of Israel, in one of the early miracles of his birth to say to her:
“Shake the trunk of the palm-tree, and it will drop ripe dates on you, so
eat, drink, and comfort your eyes (with what Allah gave you) (Qur’an 19:25).
is also reported that Allah’s Messenger (
Nowadays, most Saudi women follow her example both before and during labor. It is believed that dates help in delivery by providing substances that support the uterine muscles at the end of pregnancy and that the fruit also helps in easing constipation after delivery and decreasing bleeding.
Dates are also considered very good and natural nutrition for nursing mothers and their babies. Dates are in fact one of the first things Saudi babies taste after milk.
Remembrance Of Death |By Maulana Zakariya Khandalvi
What No Eye Has seen An Exposition of Paradise, Al-Hassani
Prophets Sent by Allah Story of Muhammad (S);] M Zaman
Abu Bakr As-Siddiq;] The First Caliph of Islam
Sa'd bin Abi Waqqas: The Lion in the Deen
Talhah bin 'Ubaidullah: The Living Martyr
Amr bin Al-'Aas;] The Conqueror of Egypt
Khalid bin Al-Waleed: The Sword of Allah, Darussalam
Umar bin Al-Khattab;] The Second Caliph of Islam
But whatever the situation may be, in the recollection of death there is reward and merit. For even the man engrossed in the world benefits from it by acquiring an aversion to this world, since it spoils his contentment and the fullness of his pleasure; and everything which spoils for man his pleasures and his appetites is one of the means of deliverance. From :Al Ghazali on The Remembrance of Death & the Afterlife From Ihya Ilum Ud Din