Sunday, 3 August 2014

Ramadan Journal - Ajwa Dates and My Intention Letter

Before we got married, I was totally unaware of Ajwa dates. When AZ and I went for our first Ramadan fair together here, he bought two kilos of them. After he paid, I was so surprised at the price. That's when he explained on the special attributes of these gems that our Prophet (S.A.W) liked to have.

The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “Whoever has seven Ajwa dates every morning he will not be harmed on that day by poison or magic.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5445) (5768) (5769) (5779)].  

The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “Ajwa dates are from paradise.” [Tirmidhee (2068)

Referring to eating seven Ajwa dates, the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “Hewill not be harmed by anything until he reaches the evening.” [Saheeh Muslim (2047)].

There is a whole list of the benefits of the Ajwa dates here and here, Masha-Allah.

AZ and I always remind ourselves to buy Ajwa dates for Iftar for the the family. Oh yes, this was also part of my intention letter for the 30 days in Ramadan, inspired by Ustazah Su'aidah during the Quran workshop.

This time, we ended up going up the Ramadan cum Eid fair here only towards the last five days - which was a really good thing as we did not do any impulse shopping and spend too much money on things we didn't really need but were just pretty. Alhamdhulilah.

So, I bought a few boxes at a mall near one of our office branches.

Talking about dates, I also saw this brand at the same dates section in the mall and needless to say, was just happy at what I saw (Al-Barakah.:)). So I bought a few packs as well.

Photo courtesy of Sister R.

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