Dates in Qur’an & Sunnah of Prophet! Find 20 different varieties of dates under one roof
Dates have a special place in Okhlaiites’ diet and hence one will find several dates shops in Jamia Nagar.
Though it is termed as sacred fruit during Ramzan with residents breaking iftar with dates, it is available throughout the year in Okhla and the Arabian Food Bazaar in Nafees Road in Batla House claims to be different with its owner saying if you are a dates lover then our outlet is the best place to find more than 20 different varieties of dates under one roof.
Dates importance can be known from the fact that it is mentioned several times in the Quran. Prophet Muhammad once said: “Respect date palms, which are your relatives [aunt]. Because the first date tree was created with the same mud from which Adam was created.”
There is no doubt to the fact that dates are a source of nutrition and as you Google you will come across several reports on it.
Ibn Umar once narrated: “The Prophet said there is a tree among the trees which is similar to a Muslim (in goodness), and that is the date palm tree.” (Bukhari)
In another Hadith, the Prophet stressed the importance of dates as a major food item, saying, “People in a house without dates are in a state of hunger.” (Muslim), reported a Middle East national daily.