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The nutritional benefit of fresh dates and cucumber

Question

Is there any narration that states cucumber and dates helps to gain weight?

 

Answer

Yes. Imam Abu Dawud and Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahumallah) have recorded the following narration:

Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) says, “My mother wanted me to gain some weight before going [to the home] of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Nothing [benefited me] until she fed me cucumber and fresh dates which [helped me] gain weight nicely.”

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3898, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3324)

 

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi concurs.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 185)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar