Do you know the secret of DATES?
Dates are high in vitamins A and B6, folic acid, potassium, natural sodium, iron, and magnesium. Eating dates daily during fasting is like taking a daily multivitamin.
This daily multivitamin can create a stronger and healthier body, one more fit for fasting. It also contains large amounts of dietary fiber, which can prevent any constipation that might result from eating the traditionally rich foods served during fasting. Additionally, dates protect the stomach and intestinal tract from parasites and bacteria, and thus is a good preventative medicine when eating ifthar at unfamiliar locations.
Despite that, dates also have a special place in Islam. in fact, they were one of the prophet’s (SAW) most frequently consumed foods. For this reason, their benefit is most likely spiritual as well as physical, one could perhaps consume any fruit high in natural sugars before ifthar to gain similar benefits. However, the act of following the Prophet’s (SAW) tradition is one way of connecting and remembering him, which is spiritually benificial for Muslims.
So, lets we eat dates!!