RAMADHAN REMEDIES – FIGS

FIGS (teen)

Figs/Teen in Arabic
Figs/Teen in Arabic

The Prophet, salah al alaihi wa salem, was presented with a gift of figs he said,
“” Eat” and he ate from them and said ” If I were to say that any fruit descended from paradise, I should say these, for the fruit of paradise has no stones. So eat from them; for they put an end to hemorrhoids and are beneficial for gout.”

Allah subhan wa t’alla, swears by the fig tree in surat 96 At Teen, in the opening line of the surat Allah says

وَالتِّينِ وَالزَّيْتُونِ
Pickthal: By the fig and the olive,
Shakir: I swear by the fig and the olive,
Yusuf Ali: By the Fig and the Olive,
There must be some great significance of these trees for Allah to swear by them.
In Islamic and Ayurvedic medicine the temperament of figs is hot and there are two opinion concerning its moisture.
The best figs according to Islamic medicine, Ibn Qayyim al Jawziyyah, in Medicine of the Prophet, are the white figs, which cleanse the kidney and bladder of gravel and give protection from poisons.
“It is one of the most nourishing of fruits and would be ideal for most visits to sick who have lost their appetite. It cleanses the liver and spleen from the phlegmatic humor of the stomach.
However it encourages lice when eaten in large amounts, so shepherd boys take heed.
Dried figs are beneficial to the nerves and are recommended along with almonds and walnuts..hmm I can see a cake mix for nervous mums coming on.
It is related from Abu Al – Darda, that when the Prophet, salah al alaihi wa salem, was presented with a gift of dates he said,
“” Eat” and he ate from them and said ” If I were to say that any fruit descended from paradise, I should say these, for the fruit of paradise has no stones. So eat from them; for they put an end to hemorrhoids and are beneficial for gout.”

Within the fruit the flesh is best, it makes the feverish thirsty which is a good thing to get them to drink, quieted the cough caused by salty phlegm, good for chronic coughs, it’s a diuretic, eaten on an empty stomach is good for opening up the alimentary passage, the entire passage from the mouth to the anus, especially when combined with almonds and walnuts,”
But eaten them with heavy foods like meat or cheese is bad according to Al-Jawziyyah, may Allah have mercy on his soul ameen

According to The World’s Healthiest Foods website figs have the following health benefits, alhamdulilah
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=24
Help Lower High Blood Pressure
A Sweet Way to Lose Weight
Fruit and Cereal Fiber Protective against Postmenopausal Breast Cancer
An Insulin-Lowering Leaf in Diabetes
Bone Density Promoter
Cardiovascular Effects
Protection against Macular Degeneration (eyes)

We are now nearly a the end of day 10 of ramadhan, alhamdulilah we are doing well mashallah. Its really important to keep our intake of fruits and vegetables high as they provide essential vitamin, minerals and fibre necessary to get  us through the  next 20 days in tip top condition. The race is not for the swift just those who endure the test.

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