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:Importanceofdates&palmtreesinQuran
God,TheAlmightyblesseddatesandpalmtreeswithmanybenefits,where they
arethesourceofwellbeinganddecoy.Quranicversesreferretotheposition of
thepalmtreesamongothertrees.Itisenoughtoprovetheimportance of dates
andpalmtreesbythefactthattheywerementionedintheHoly Quran in many
verses such as "And tall Palm trees with shoots of fruit stalks piled one over
another" (Surat Qaf, Verse No. 10) , And cornfiels and date pals with spathes
nearbreaking(SuratAlShuara,VerseNo.148),Inthemwillbefruitsanddates
and pomegranates (Surat Al Rahman, Verse No. 68). It is also reported in the
Prophets Sayings, that the Prophet said "Take care of the Palm Tree as it is
createdfromthemud,ofwhichAdamwascreated.Asthereisnotreebetterthan
."thepalmunderwhichMiriamgavebirthtoherson
:Importanceofdates&palmtreesinthePropheticSunna
Dateshavespecial positioninthelifeofMuslims.Theyareusedbothasfoodand
medicine.DatesareamongthebestfoodsdescribedandrecommendedbyProphet
Mohammad (May the peace of Allah be upon him) and shown its benefits in so
manySayings.Oneofthepropheticdirectionsregardingdatesarethatthefasting
Muslim should break his fasting by dates, in accordance to the prophet's Saying
narrated by Imam Ahmed, Tirmidthi and Abu Dawood that "The Prophet
Mohammad was breaking his fasting on some dates before praying, if not
available, he will take some hard dates and if not available, he will drink some
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:Importanceofdates&palmtreesfromthescientificaspects
Dates are considered ideal food for human beings, as they contain the main nutrients like
sugars, acids, minerals, fats, proteinsetc. They also contain anti cancerous substances and
sexualstimulants.Whenusedwithmilk,theywillincreasethestrengthandenergyofthebody.
Dates contain phosphorus, which is the nutrient of the reproductive chambers. These in turn,
gives energy. Dates also contain Arginine, an essential amino acid which has its impact on
males,whereitsdeficiencywillleadtodecreasedspermproduction.Therefore,ithas special
importanceforthosesufferingfrominfertilityduetospermdeficiency. Thus, they are good and
important food for males where it helps them to maintain sexual capacity, important hormones
like Petocine hormone which plays a special role in regulating labor in females and stops
bleeding during and after delivery. It also has a hypotensive effect (lowering blood pressure)
when taken by pregnant women. Dates are rich in nutrients important for human beings. One
Kilogramofdatesgivesthreethousandcaloriesi.e.thethermalenergyofonemanwithmedium
activity in one day. In other words, one kilogram of dates gives the same thermal energy given
byonekilogramofmeatandtheenergygivenbyonekilogramofdatesareequaltotheenergy
.givenbythreekilogramsoffish
Havingonlysomeripedatesatbreakfasthasmedicalbenefits,asthefoodwillreachthe
stomachgraduallytillitisreadytoreceiveotherfoodslateron.LateIbnulQayimsaid"Inthe
prophet'sbreakfastonsomedatesorwater,therearegoodarrangement,asthefastingwill
leavethestomachempty,wheretheliverwill find nothingtoattractandsendtootherparts
ofthebody.Thesweetthingsarethemostquickfoodstoreachtheliver,preferablyifitwas
datesastheliveracceptsandprefersthissweetfood."Inhisbook"ZadAlMa'ad",IbnulQayim
statedthattheripedatesstrengthensthecoldstomachandfeedsthebody.Theyareamongthe
bestfruitsandtheirmaster.Itstrengthenstheliverandlubricatesthestomach.Theyareamong
thebestfruitsthatfeedsthehumanbodyandeatingthemasfirstthinginthemorningkill
wormsasitcontainsmedicinalremedies.Whentakenonregularbasisasfirstthingafterwaking
.up,theywillweakenthewormsubstance.Theymakefood,medicine,drinkandconfection
DatescontainsVitamin(A)inabigamountequaltothesameamountfoundinfishoilorbutter.
Vitamin(A)isknowntoincreasestheweightofchildren,sophysicianscallitthegrowthfactor.
It also maintains the eye cooling and make it clear, therefore it combats night blindness. Dates
alsocontainvitamins(B1)and(B2),bothofwhichstrengthenneuronsandlubricatethe blood
vessels, as well as intestines and protect them from inflammation and weakness. Doctors
prescribe Vitamin (B1) for postsurgery patients and athletes, but Vitamin (B2) is prescribed
.forliverdiseases,nailbreakingandskinchapping
Datesarerichinminerals.Dietitiansconcludedthatdatesarerichinphosphorus.Theyarericher
thanapricotsandgrapes,aseach100gramsofdates,have40milligramsofphosphorus,while
in any other fruit, the amount of phosphorus is only about 20 milligrams. Phosphorus enters in
the composition of bones and dents. Dates are used for the treatment of Hypokalemia as they
containshugeamountsofpotassium.Furthermore,somedatesaremoreeffectivethanonebottle
of Iron or potassium injection, as iron and potassium are found naturally in dates in readily
absorbableandeasilymetabolizedforms.Our stomach is reluctant to accept iron and potassium
medicines, as it burdens the mucus membrane and cannot be completely digested. This fact is
.evidentbythedarkdiscolorationstoolofthepatientreceivingironmedicines
Dates also contains magnesium. It is noticed that those consuming good amounts of dates are
not suffering from cancers. One of the important elements in dates is the Boron, which is
important of the growth of live creatures as it plays an important role in vitamins that are
important for rheumatoid treatment. Boron also has effect on the sexual hormones. One of
studiesconductedonthedatesprovedthatitcontainsaBoronrateofabout63milligrams/ 100
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Dates are rich in some types of sugars like glucose, fructose and sucrose with rates reaching
about 70%. Therefore dates are considered as a first class fuel and sugars found in dates are
quickly absorbed and easily metabolized. Their absorption des not need complex digestive and
biochemical processes as in the fatty or carbohydrate materials (found in rice and bread) for
example. Our stomach can digest dates and absorb their sugars within one hour or so. Benefits
ofsugarsfoundindatesarenotlimitedtoprovidingenergy,capabilityandactivitybuttheyare
diuretics which clean both kidneys and liver. Dates contain some cellulose fibers which give
them the special form and help intestines in their movements. Therefore, dates are considered
natural lubricant and help prevent some diseases like hemorrhoids, constipation due to their
richness in fibers. Each 100 grams of dates may give 8.5 grams of fibers. Such fibers are
important in avoiding constipation. In this context, a study published by "Journal of American
Dietetic" an American nutrition gazette, confirmed the benefits of dates in treatment of
constipationandhemorrhoids.DatescontainsomeenzymeslikeAnfertasewhichcausesdatesto
ripen.Itisthemostimportantenzymethataffectsthequalityofdates.Itseffectlastsafterpick
.upofthefruitandcausesittoripen.Thedatesfruitintersintosomestagestillitripens

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