References from QUR'AN and HADEETH
ALLAH THE ALMIGHTY says in Holy Qur'an:
"And in the earth are tracts (diverse though) neighboring, and gardens of vines and fields sown with corn, and palm trees – growing out of single roots or otherwise: watered with the same water, yet some of them WE make more excellent than others to eat. Behold, verily in these things there are signs for those who understand!"(13:4)
"And thereby HE brings forth for you crops, and olives, and palms, and vines, and all kinds of fruit. Surely in that is a sign for a people who reflect."(Sura Nahl :11)
"And olive trees and date-palms." (Surah Abas:29)
When Hazrat Maryam (A. S.) the mother of Hazrat Eesa (Prophet Jesus A. S.) was giving birth to him and she was experiencing pain, she was told to: ” Shake the trunk of the palm towards you and fresh, ripe dates will drop down onto you.” (Surah Maryam:23).
"Shake also to thee the palm-trunk, and there shall come tumbling upon thee dates fresh and ripe. Eat therefore, and drink, and be comforted."(Surah Maryam:25-26)
The Prophet (upon be salah and salam) said: “Break your fast by eating dates as it is purifying.” (Narrated by Ahmad)
The Prophet (upon be salah and salam) said: “Whoever finds dates should break his fast with them and the one who does not should break his fast with water because it is pure”
The Prophet (upon be salah and salam) said: "Whoever eats seven date fruits of the high land(Madinah Munawwarah) in the morning, no poison or sorcery shall hurt him that day."
The Prophet (upon be salah and salam) used to combine dates with bread sometimes. At other times he mixed ripe dates with cucumber, or dates combined with ghee. He used to take all varieties of dates, but he preferred the variety called Ajwah.
Ummul Mo'mineen Sayyidah Ayisha (R.A.) used to prescribe dates for those suffering from giddiness.
Intestinal Disorders - The nicotinic content that is present in the dates is said to be beneficial for curing any kinds of intestinal disorders. Continuous intake of dates helps to maintain a check on the growth of the pathological organisms and thus, helps in the rise of friendly bacteria in the intestines.
Constipation - Date is termed to be a laxative food. This is the reason that dates are beneficial for people suffering from constipation. For getting the laxative effect from dates, you need to soak dates for one full night in water. You should consume these soaked dates in the morning like syrup to get their actual advantages.
Healthy Heart - Dates are quite helpful in maintaining your heart in a healthy condition. When soaked for a night and crushed in the morning and consumed, they prove to be quite advantageous for weak hearts. They help in fortifying the heart, if taken twice in a week.
Weight Gain - Dates are said to be a part of healthy diet. They consist of sugar, fats, proteins as well as many essential vitamins. If the dates are consumed with the paste of cucumber, one can easily come out from the problem of over-slimming. One kilogram of dates contains almost 3,000 calories. These calories alone are sufficient to meet the daily requirements of a human body.
Sexual Weakness - Dates are even beneficial for increasing sexual stamina in the human body. A handful of dates, when soaked in fresh goat's milk for the night and then grinded in the same milk with the mixture of cardamom powder and honey, becomes a very useful tonic for increasing sex endurance and sterility caused due to functional disorders. (The Tonic and quality dates including AJWAH is available with Islamicremedies.).
Intoxication - Dates are known as an excellent remedy for alcoholic intoxication. Dates provide quick relief in the case of alcoholic intoxication. They should be rubbed and soaked overnight for getting more nutritious values from them.
Diarrhea - Ripe dates contain Potassium. Potassium is beneficial for controlling diarrhea. They are easily digestible, which helps to cope up with the problems of diarrhea.
Abdominal Cancer - Dates are beneficial for curing abdominal cancer. They work as useful tonic for all age groups. They work as better as the medicines, and are natural and do not bear any side effects in the body. They can be easily digested and used for supplying extra and needed energy.