In the food items dates have significant importance and even in Islam they have prominent place. There are number of dates grown nationally and internationally. Mostly these are grown in desert areas. Like in Pakistan dates are grown in areas like Sindh and Balochistan. Among all dates Ajwa date have noteworthy importance as these were the favorite dates of our beloved prophet Muhammad (PBHU). The texture of Ajwa is delightfully soft and has very fine white lines in it. This marvelous date is found in abundance from the blessed land of Madina. This khajoor is known to be the date from paradise.
Ajwa Date has multiple benefits as it reduces the pain during child birth, it is a healthy diet for a women giving feed to child. In Quran you can find number of hadiths related to Ajwa Date as in one Prophet (PBHU) said: “He who eats seven Ajwa dates every morning, will not be harmed by any poison or magic on the day he eats them.” (Sahih Bukhari: Vol 7, Book 65, Number 356). Hazrat Aisha stated to Muhammad (PBUH) and said: The Ajwa of Aliya that is the village near Madina consists of heating effects and these are remedy in early morning”. (Sahih Muslim: Book 23, Number 5083).
Ajwa Date is rich in Calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, Vitamins, sulfur, potassium, folic acid, sugar, proteins and vitamin B6. These are also loaded with natural fibers which keep both body and mind healthy. If a woman takes these dates during pregnancy it eases the pain during child’s birth, it also helps in producing milk for nursing mothers and in addition to that it also prevents the loss of blood during child’s birth. In Quran there s a verse related to it that is: “And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm tree. She said, “Oh, I wish I had died before this and was in unconsciousness, forgotten.” But he called her from below her, “Do not mourn; your God has grant beneath you a stream. And shake toward you the trunk of the palm tree; it will drop upon you ripe, fresh dates. So eat and drink and be pleased. And if you see from among sympathy anyone, say, “Definitely, I have promise to the Most Generous abstention, so I will not address today to man.'” (Maryam – 23:26).
If a person daily eats Ajwa Dates it will protect him against atherosclerosis, which is a main reason of heart attack and strokes. More over, this blessing of Allah Almighty the Magnificent also prevents from abdominal cancer. The best quality Ajwa are found in Madina with very fine lines on it but in the market some artificial and inferior quality Ajwa are also been sold.