Uses of Dates (khajoor)

uses of date (Khajur)

Updated: Nov 2015

Family:  Arecaceae
Genus:  Phoenix
Species: P. dactylifera
English Name:  Date palm
Urdu Name:  Khajoor or Khajur

Health Benefits/ Uses / Cures:

۩   Boosting Brain HealthDate palm
۩   Reduced Stroke Risk
۩   A Healthy Pregnancy and Delivery
۩   Promoting Digestive Health
۩   Relieving Constipation
۩   Reduced Blood Pressure
۩   Anti-Inflammatory
۩  Boosting Heart Health
۩  Weight loss
۩  Relieving constipation
۩  supporting regular bowel movements
۩  Promoting heart health
۩  Reducing heart disease risk
۩  Diarrhea
۩  Iron-deficiency anemia
۩  Reducing blood pressure
۩  Impotence
۩  Promoting respiratory and digestive health
۩  Pregnancy deliveries
۩  Hemorrhoid prevention
۩  Chronic conditions such as arthritis
۩  Reducing colitis risk
۩  Preventing colon cancer

Dates in Holy Quran:

۝ “And shake the trunk of date-palm towards you, it will let fall fresh ripe-dates upon you.” [Surah Maryam (Mary) :Verse 25]

۝ Therein are fruits, date-palms producing sheathed fruit-stalks (enclosing dates). (55:11)

۝ Then We brought forth for you therewith gardens of date-palms and grapes, wherein is much fruit for you, and whereof you eat. (23:19)

۝ With it He causes to grow for you the crops, the olives, the date-palms, the grapes, and every kind of fruit. Verily! In this is indeed an evident proof and a manifest SIGN for people who give thought. (16:11)

۝ “Or you have a garden of date-palms and grapes, and cause rivers to gush forth in their midst abundantly; (17:91)

۝  And We have placed therein gardens of the date-palm and grapes, and We have caused springs of water to gush forth therein. (36:34)

۝ And from the fruits of date-palms and grapes, you derive strong drink (this was before the order of the prohibition of the alcoholic drinks) and a goodly provision. Verily, therein is indeed a sign for people who have wisdom. (16:67)

۝  Would any of you wish to have a garden with date-palms and vines(pure). (2:266)

Dates in Hadith:

۞ Narrated Saud (رضي الله عنه):
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “If somebody takes some `Ajwa dates every morning, he will not be affected by poison or magic on that day till night.” (Another narrator said seven dates).
(Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of Medicine, Book 76, Hadith 82)

۞ Narrated A man:
A man from among the Companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) said: The Prophet (ﷺ) forbade (mixing) unripe dates and dried dates, and (mixing) raisins and dried dates.
(Sunan Abu Dawud, Book of Drinks (Kitab Al-Ashribah) Book 26, Hadith 3696,   Grade: Sahih/Authentic)

۞  Narrated Abu Huraira (رضي الله عنه):
Once the Prophet (ﷺ) distributed dates among his companions and gave each one seven dates. He gave me seven dates too, one of which was dry and hard, but none of the other dates was more liked by me than that one, for it prolonged my chewing it.
(Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of Food, Meals Book 70, Hadith 39)

۞ Anas bin Malik narrated (رضي الله عنه):
“The Messenger of Allah would break the fast with fresh dates before performing Salat. If there were no fresh dates then (he would break the fast) with dried dates, and if there were no dried dates then he would take a few sips of water.”
(Jami` at-Tirmidhi, The Book on Fasting, Vol. 2, Book 3, Hadith 696,   Grade: Hasan/Good)

۞  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)

۞ Narrated Ibn `Umar (رضي الله عنه):
I was with the Prophet (ﷺ) while he was eating fresh dates. He said, “From the trees there is a tree which resembles a faithful believer.” I wanted to say that it was the date palm, but I was the youngest among them (so I kept quiet). He added, “It is the date palm.”
(Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of Sales and Trade, Book 34, Hadith 155)

۞  Ibn Umar (رضي الله عنه) reported Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) forbidding the sale of fruits until their good condition becomes evident and the purchase of dates for dates.
(Sahih Muslim, The Book of Transactions, Book 21, Hadith 74)

۞ Narrated Abu Al-Bakhtari (رضي الله عنه) :
I asked Ibn `Umar about Salam (the fruits of) date-palms. He replied, “The Prophet (ﷺ) forbade the sale of dates till their benefit becomes evident and fit for eating and also the sale of silver (for gold) on credit.” I asked Ibn `Abbas about Salam for dates and he replied, “The Prophet (ﷺ) forbade the sale of dates till they were fit for eating and could be estimated.”
(Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of Sales in which a Price is paid for Goods to be Delivered Later (As-Salam), Book 35, Hadith 10)

 ۞  Narrated Ibn `Umar (رضي الله عنه) :
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “There is a tree among the trees which is similar to a Muslim (in goodness), and that is the date palm tree.”
(Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of Food, Meals, Book 70, Hadith 77)

۞ “Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه)  narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
“Al-‘Ajwah is from Paradise and it contains a cure for poison. Truffles are a form of manna, and its liquid is a cure for the eye.”
(Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Chapters on Medicine, Vol. 4, Book 2, Hadith 2066,  Grade: Hasan/good)

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,178 kJ (282 kcal)
Carbohydrates
75.03 g
Sugars 63.35 g
Dietary fiber 8 g
Fat
0.39 g
Protein
2.45 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.

beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(0%)

6 μg

75 μg
Vitamin A 10 IU
Thiamine (B1)
(5%)

0.052 mg

Riboflavin (B2)
(6%)

0.066 mg

Niacin (B3)
(8%)

1.274 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)
(12%)

0.589 mg

Vitamin B6
(13%)

0.165 mg

Folate (B9)
(5%)

19 μg

Vitamin C
(0%)

0.4 mg

Vitamin E
(0%)

0.05 mg

Vitamin K
(3%)

2.7 μg

Minerals
Calcium
(4%)

39 mg

Iron
(8%)

1.02 mg

Magnesium
(12%)

43 mg

Manganese
(12%)

0.262 mg

Phosphorus
(9%)

62 mg

Potassium
(14%)

656 mg

Sodium
(0%)

2 mg

Zinc
(3%)

0.29 mg

Other constituents
Water 20.53 g

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By Admin

Bahria University, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan

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