Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Eating Habits That Have Prevailed Today

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The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had a few eating habits that have prevailed in modern times. The daily habits and routines of the Prophet that Muslims worldwide follow as ‘Sunnah’ are slowly making their way into modern life and being touted as “new” ideas and healthier lifestyle. From how to drink, what to eat and how to eat, these are all habits of the Prophet (PBUH) that have made their way to modern day

Eating Less

The Prophet (PBUH)…

Encouraged the practice of eating less, to prevent sickness from overeating and to promote overall wellness. The Prophet set forth an Islamic concept of eating, to split the stomach into three parts;
A third for food, a third for liquids and a third for breath.
“Nothing is worse than a person who fills his stomach. It should be enough for the son of Adam to have a few bites to satisfy his hunger. If he wishes more, it should be: One-third for his food, one-third for his liquids, and one-third for his breath.” – Prophet Muhammad PBUH

Today…

Hara Hachi bu, a Confucian teaching, is being practiced around the world. It is a practice that promotes eating until you are at a maximum of 80% full and not anymore.

 

Honey

The Prophet (PBUH)…

Every morning, upon waking up the Prophet (PBUH) would drink a cup of warm water with honey before his prayers and breakfast.

وروي عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه قال :عليكم بشراب العسل

Narrated from the Prophet PBUH that he said:
You should drink honey

Today…

Today it has been scientifically proven, and is constantly being recommended by professionals to include honey in your morning routine, in hot water, tea, with breakfast as it helps your immune system, gives you an energy boost, helps your body naturally detox and has great antioxidant properties.

Water

The Prophet (PBUH)…

The Prophet used to drink in 3 sips, breathing between each sip. He would not chug on water or drink it all at once

Today…

Drinking big amounts of water in a short period of time could be hazardous to your health.It can cause hyponatremia (water intoxication) a condition where the levels of salt or sodium in the blood become too low. It is recommended to take sip of water and not chug a whole cup or bottle at a time. Professionals recommend to sip on water throughout the day and not drink it at once, to get the most benefits.

 

Figs

The Prophet (PBUH)…

“If a Fruit ever descended from Paradise, I would say that this is it, as heaven’s fruits contain no pips. Eat from it as it relieves hemorrhoids and treats gout.” – The Prophet PBUH

Today…

Today eating figs is recommended for helping with digestive health problems.Figs are high in fiber, mineral and vitamins and can act as a natural laxative.

 

Pomegranate

The Prophet (PBUH)…

Pomegranate was mentioned not once, but three times in the holy quran. It was definitely a part of the prophet’s diet and the prophet spoke highly of it.

Today…

Pomegranate seeds have very strong anti-oxidant properties, as well as being rich in many vitamins. Pomegranate also helps healthy blood circulation which helps reduce the risk of heart problems.

 

Olive Oil

The Prophet (PBUH)…

Another one of the foods that was mentioned in the holy Quran and included by the Prophet PBUH in his diet
“By the Fig and the Olive, and the Mount of Sinai…”
(Al-Teen 95:1-2)

Today…

Olive Oil is promoted as being part of healthy diet as it is rich in healthy fats, anti-oxidants and is anti-inflammatory.

 

Although a sociologist at heart, Nadine finds her love in nutrition, her passion in Pilates and her purpose in writing. Nadine is a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition and a Pilates-instructor in the making. She is also the founder of health blog, Nourished by Nadine (@nourishedbyn) where she shares her own recipes, as well as health tips.

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