Worth reblogging. Cool post.
Don’t you love Ramadan?
The month of fasting, prayer, charity, and dates?
Edible ones, of course. 😉
This blessed month, when the small, sweet fruit seems to be everywhere, let’s take a moment to see how something so small can be so beneficial.
Breaking the fast with dates is a well-known Sunnah of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم :
عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، قَالَ “ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم يُفْطِرُ قَبْلَ أَنْ يُصَلِّيَ عَلَى رُطَبَاتٍ فَإِنْ لَمْ تَكُنْ رُطَبَاتٌ فَتُمَيْرَاتٍ فَإِنْ لَمْ تَكُنْ تُمَيْرَاتٌ حَسَا حَسَوَاتٍ مِنْ مَاءٍ ” .
Anas bin Malik narrated:
“The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم would break the fast with fresh dates before performing Salat. If there were no fresh dates then (he would break the fast) with dried dates, and if there were no dried dates then he would take a few sips of water.”
(Graded Hasan, Jami`…
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