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Do dates fight poison as Prophet Muhammad claimed?

The sections of this article are:

1-  Prophet Muhammad's claims.
2-  The scientific proofs.
3-  The Glorious Quran's STUNNING Numerical and Scientific Miracles.
4-  Conclusion.

  

  

  

1-  Prophet Muhammad's claims:

I first of all want to make it very clear that I have strong reservations towards the Hadiths' (Sayings of Prophet Muhammad) collections.  Like the Bible, they contain much alterations and corruptions that are man-made.  Ample examples had been given in the following links:

www.answering-christianity.com/warning.htm
www.answering-christianity.com/bible_scientific_absurdities.htm
www.answering-christianity.com/hadiths_of_the_fly.htm

  

The thing that attracts me to the Hadiths though, is that they truly seem to contain some Divine Inspirations.  For example:

1-  The Hadith of the wings of the fly, and how one wing carries a disease, and the other wing carries the antidote to that disease.  Western scientists have researched this very point and found it to be scientifically true.  I am not sure about the part, in this Hadith, about dunking the fly in the drink to be original.  It could be original.  But it also could be an addition by men. 

2-  The amazing Prophecies in the Hadiths that have come to past and are still impressing us today.

3-  Similarly here, the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, here made a statement about dates containing cure against poison:

http://www.exploring-islam.com/hadith-on-eating-dates.html
https://islamqa.info/en/254034
http://www.islamweb.net/emainpage/index.php?page=showfatwa&Option=FatwaId&Id=89646

  
  

Guarantees?

The Hadith says if a person eats seven ajwa dates, then on the day he eats them he will not be effected by poison or magic.  I believe these are additions added by zealot men, since the Sahih Hadiths were finally documented 300 years after Prophet Muhammad [1].  The Prophet also can not make blanket statements about people's safety that can assure people in wholesale like this.  This clashes directly with the Glorious Quran's Commands to the Prophet himself:

[009:051] Say: "Nothing will happen to us except what God has decreed for us قل لن يصيبنا الا ماكتب الله لنا: He is our protector": and on God let the Believers put their trust.
  

[007:188]  Say, “I possess no power to gain any benefit for myself, nor to evade any harm; except whatever Allah wants. If I had any knowledge of the unseen future I could have amassed an abundance of wealth, and no misfortune would have ever touched me. I am only a warner, and a bearer of good news for the believing nation.”

[006:050]  Tell them, “I do not say to you that I possess the treasures of Allah or the knowledge of the unseen future! And I do not claim to be an angel. I only just pursue and follow the revelation sent to me.” Say, “Can a blind man and the one endowed with sight ever be equal? Do you then not ponder?”

  
I do not see how the Prophet could make any guarantee to anyone's personal safety in light of the above Noble Verses and many more like them.  It doesn't make sense for the Prophet to say that if one eats 7 ajwa dates, then on that day he/she is guaranteed that they will not be effected by either poison or magic.  It seems to be a superstitious addition by zealot men 300 years after.  However, like the wings of the fly Hadiths been scientifically proven to be true, the statement about dates do protect you from "poison" is also true.

  

Directly Commanded:

Here the Prophet was directly commanded by Allah Almighty to never utter statements like this.  Yet, we find these superstitious statements in the Hadiths.  We also find them in the Bible.  The right toe and right finger blessing by the priest, and the sprinkling of bird's blood to remove evil, etc....  These things are found in the Bible.  Not Islam.  Please visit:

www.answering-christianity.com/bible_scientific_absurdities.htm
www.answering-christianity.com/warning.htm
www.answering-christianity.com/hadiths_of_the_fly.htm

  

  

2-  The scientific proofs:

Now, having said all of the above, let us now look at the scientific facts about the date fruit:

  

Article #1:

The following article was to me by brother Sama on this website's blog.  May Allah Almighty always be pleased with him.  Ameen.  Notice that it is an article from the American Chemical Society.  Indeed, Dates extract is found to inhibit superoxide and hydroxyl radicals (which are toxins).  You can also further Google Search this:


(Click to enlarge)

  

Article #2:

"Date syrup -- a thick, sweet liquid derived from dates that is widely consumed across the Middle East -- shows antibacterial activity against a number of disease-causing bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.

New research, presented today at the Society for General Microbiology's Annual Conference in Birmingham, showed that, in vitro, date syrup is able to inhibit the growth of bacteria faster than manuka honey, which has previously been shown to have antibacterial properties and is increasingly used in dressings to improve wound repair.

........

Dr Ara Kanekanian from Cardiff Metropolitan University, who leads on this research, said: "While this work is currently in vitro, it suggests that date syrup could exhibit health benefits through its antibacterial activities, similar, or in some cases, better than honey. At this stage, this has mainly been attributed to the presence of phenolic compounds.(Source)

By the way, Allah Almighty called honey as "medicine" in the Glorious Quran:

  • http://www.answering-christianity.com/honey_healing.htm
  • http://www.answering-christianity.com/what_do_bees_eat.htm
  •   

    Article #3:

    "....Earlier studies have shown that constituents of dates act as potent antioxidant, anti-tumour as well as anti-inflammatory, provide a suitable alternative therapy in various diseases cure. In this review, dates fruits has medicinal value are summarized in terms of therapeutic implications in the diseases control through anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and ant-diabetic effect."  (Source)

    Antioxidants fight poison in the body:

  • Ample research on Google.
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    Article #4:

    "(Dates Truly Are the Fruit of Paradise)

    According to the research presented at the Society for General Microbiology's Annual Conference in Birmingham, UK, date syrup has antibacterial properties and can fight against a number of disease-causing bacteria. This includes bacteria like Staph aureus which is one of the leading causes of skin and soft tissue infections and E coli which is usually found in a person's lower intestine.

    Research found that date syrup is able to inhibit the growth of bacteria faster than manuka honey, which has previously been shown to have antibacterial properties and is increasingly used in dressings to improve wound repair."  (Source)

      

      

    3-  The Glorious Quran's STUNNING Numerical and Scientific Miracles:

      

    Quran's STUNNING Divine Miracles: [1]

    Here are some of my favorite Stunning Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran from among the tens (10s) that are listed in the main sections, below:

    1-  Here is one stunning Numerical Miracle, from the 10s below, for you:

    The Glorious Quran has 114 Chapters. The sum of those Chapters is 6555 (1+2+...+114 = 6555). There are also 6236 Noble Verses in the Glorious Quran. Now, IF YOU ADD EACH CHAPTER # with the number of its Verses, then you get a list of numbers. So 1 (first Chapter) + 7 (# of its Verses) = 8. Do this for all Chapters.

    1-  The sum of the odd numbers from the list = 6555.
    2-  The sum of the even numbers from the list = 6236.

    See the XLS file for 100% confirmation.
      

    2-  The Great Miracle.  Allah Almighty in the Holy Quran called the Number 19 Miracle "One of the Mighty Ones (Miracles)" (74:30-37) [1] [2].  See the 100s of Noble Verses that clearly testify to this Great Miracle.  Also, did you know that Allah Almighty Said in Surat Nuh (that's Noble Chapter Nuh (Noah)) that Prophet Noah lived for 950 years among his people. 

    Yet, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty Alone, the entire Noble Surah is exactly written in 950 Letters [1] [2]!  You can thoroughly see this in the scanned images that thoroughly verify every single Noble Letter, in the links.  Click on the links to see the many other Numerical Miracles in the Holy Quran.  Also, see the Numerical Miracles section along with all of the other great sections.  Also, 1,000s of examples in zip & PDF (fonts) files all demonstrated in this article!

      
    3-  19 X 115 = 2185 Number 19 and BASMALA Miracle.  The total numerical value of Noble Verses 74:30-37 themselves, which are the heart of the Number 19 Miracle, has a stunning Miracle in it.  The value of these Noble Verses matches the multiplication of the BASMALA's number of letters (19 Letters) and their total numerical values (115): 19 X 115 = 2185.  The Basmala, which full text in Arabic means "In the Name of Allah The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful" is the Key to the Glorious Quran.  It is recited first before reading the Holy Quran, and it is also obligatory upon every Muslim to start with the Basmala before starting any task.  Again, 1,000s of examples in zip & PDF (fonts) files all demonstrated in this article!

      
    4-  Please also checkout the many hundreds (100s) of Great Numerical Miracles, and the many tens (10s) of other Great Scientific Miracles:

      

    Quran's STUNNING-Miracles Section: [1]

    Click on the following numbers:

    1-    Geology, Earth's spherical expansion, formation, Mountains and Oceanology.
    2-    The Universe, Time, Astronomy, UFOs and Space Shuttles.
    3-    Embryology, Human Anatomy, Formation, and Creation.

    4-    STUNNING Numerical Miracles in the Glorious Quran.  With 1,000s of examples! [4]

    5-    Medicine, Humans, Insects and Animals.
    6-    Life, Origins of life from water and dust in the Noble Quran, Plants and their origins.
    7-    Psychology.
    8-    Archeology and History.
    9-    Great Web Sites and Online Books.

    10-   Rebuttals.
    11-   General articles.

    12-   STUNNING Prophecies, and Allah's Divine Promises to reveal the Quran's Miracles.
    13-   Audios and Videos.
    14-   Other.

      
    For example:

    1-  The explosion of the Universe, Galaxies and Stars bring about Smoke.
      
    "When the sky disintegrates, and turns rose colored like paint (
    وردة كالدهان)." (The Noble Quran, 55:37) [2] [3]
      

      

    The Glorious Quran declares that the earth is spherical: [1]
      
    Allah Almighty in the Glorious Quran said that earth is:

           -  Spherical: "egg-shaped" [1].
           -  Is rotating around itself.
           -  Is moving in space in curvy orbits [2].
           -  Is in constant motion.
           -  Is suspended in space.
           -  Is swimming in space.
           -  Is traveling through the constantly expanding universe [3].
           -  The sunsetless North Pole miracle in the Glorious Quran [4]. 

  • At the top of the North Pole, the sun never sets, and I showed the video for that, and also quoted the scientific sources for that. Also in the lands near by, it almost never sets either, and I quoted sources for that as well, and also showed pictures of the "polar night" skies on these lands.
  •        -  The Glorious Quran also speaks about many earths [5] and not just earth.
           -  The Glorious Quran predicts
    11 planets in our solar system [6].

      
    This is also all demonstrated in good details in the following
    video file and articles:

    www.answering-christianity.com/egg-shaped_earth.htm
    www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links
    www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm.  I used seven encyclopedic dictionaries:


    This is a picture of the seven encyclopedic dictionaries that I
    used that thoroughly demonstrate the Noble Words that contain
    the Scientific Miracles in them, and how they were used by the
    Arabs of old before and after Islam.  Ample quotations, sayings,
    proverbs and examples quoted from these dictionaries at:
    www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm

      

    5-  The Glorious Quran's Perfect Preservation despite all of the odds and the many challenges to corrupt It.

  • Hafs vs Warsh, and Ahruf vs Qiraat thoroughly compared here.
      
  • Also, the produce Surah like it Quran challenge to all.  Click here.
  •   

      

    4-  Conclusion:

    Dates were scientifically proven to have the ability to fight and stop bacterial infections.  Bacterial infections are a form of poisoning.  Therefore, the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, is scientifically correct.  The Glorious Quran is the True and Divine Word of Allah Almighty.  This Holy Book contains 1000s of Numerical and Scientific Miracles [1] that had been documented in the links in the following table.  The Glorious Quran is the Book of Allah Almighty that had been perfectly preserved, as Allah Almighty precisely promised.  See also the links at the end of the following table for clear proofs:

      

    Quran's STUNNING Divine Miracles: [1]

    Here are some of my favorite Stunning Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran from among the tens (10s) that are listed in the main sections, below:

    1-  Here is one stunning Numerical Miracle, from the 10s below, for you:

    The Glorious Quran has 114 Chapters. The sum of those Chapters is 6555 (1+2+...+114 = 6555). There are also 6236 Noble Verses in the Glorious Quran. Now, IF YOU ADD EACH CHAPTER # with the number of its Verses, then you get a list of numbers. So 1 (first Chapter) + 7 (# of its Verses) = 8. Do this for all Chapters.

    1-  The sum of the odd numbers from the list = 6555.
    2-  The sum of the even numbers from the list = 6236.

    See the XLS file for 100% confirmation.
      

    2-  The Great Miracle.  Allah Almighty in the Holy Quran called the Number 19 Miracle "One of the Mighty Ones (Miracles)" (74:30-37) [1] [2].  See the 100s of Noble Verses that clearly testify to this Great Miracle.  Also, did you know that Allah Almighty Said in Surat Nuh (that's Noble Chapter Nuh (Noah)) that Prophet Noah lived for 950 years among his people. 

    Yet, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty Alone, the entire Noble Surah is exactly written in 950 Letters [1] [2]!  You can thoroughly see this in the scanned images that thoroughly verify every single Noble Letter, in the links.  Click on the links to see the many other Numerical Miracles in the Holy Quran.  Also, see the Numerical Miracles section along with all of the other great sections.  Also, 1,000s of examples in zip & PDF (fonts) files all demonstrated in this article!

      
    3-  19 X 115 = 2185 Number 19 and BASMALA Miracle.  The total numerical value of Noble Verses 74:30-37 themselves, which are the heart of the Number 19 Miracle, has a stunning Miracle in it.  The value of these Noble Verses matches the multiplication of the BASMALA's number of letters (19 Letters) and their total numerical values (115): 19 X 115 = 2185.  The Basmala, which full text in Arabic means "In the Name of Allah The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful" is the Key to the Glorious Quran.  It is recited first before reading the Holy Quran, and it is also obligatory upon every Muslim to start with the Basmala before starting any task.  Again, 1,000s of examples in zip & PDF (fonts) files all demonstrated in this article!

      
    4-  Please also checkout the many hundreds (100s) of Great Numerical Miracles, and the many tens (10s) of other Great Scientific Miracles:

      

    Quran's STUNNING-Miracles Section: [1]

    Click on the following numbers:

    1-    Geology, Earth's spherical expansion, formation, Mountains and Oceanology.
    2-    The Universe, Time, Astronomy, UFOs and Space Shuttles.
    3-    Embryology, Human Anatomy, Formation, and Creation.

    4-    STUNNING Numerical Miracles in the Glorious Quran.  With 1,000s of examples! [4]

    5-    Medicine, Humans, Insects and Animals.
    6-    Life, Origins of life from water and dust in the Noble Quran, Plants and their origins.
    7-    Psychology.
    8-    Archeology and History.
    9-    Great Web Sites and Online Books.

    10-   Rebuttals.
    11-   General articles.

    12-   STUNNING Prophecies, and Allah's Divine Promises to reveal the Quran's Miracles.
    13-   Audios and Videos.
    14-   Other.

      
    For example:

    1-  The explosion of the Universe, Galaxies and Stars bring about Smoke.
      
    "When the sky disintegrates, and turns rose colored like paint (
    وردة كالدهان)." (The Noble Quran, 55:37) [2] [3]
      

      

    The Glorious Quran declares that the earth is spherical: [1]
      
    Allah Almighty in the Glorious Quran said that earth is:

           -  Spherical: "egg-shaped" [1].
           -  Is rotating around itself.
           -  Is moving in space in curvy orbits [2].
           -  Is in constant motion.
           -  Is suspended in space.
           -  Is swimming in space.
           -  Is traveling through the constantly expanding universe [3].
           -  The sunsetless North Pole miracle in the Glorious Quran [4]. 

  • At the top of the North Pole, the sun never sets, and I showed the video for that, and also quoted the scientific sources for that. Also in the lands near by, it almost never sets either, and I quoted sources for that as well, and also showed pictures of the "polar night" skies on these lands.
  •        -  The Glorious Quran also speaks about many earths [5] and not just earth.
           -  The Glorious Quran predicts
    11 planets in our solar system [6].

      
    This is also all demonstrated in good details in the following
    video file and articles:

    www.answering-christianity.com/egg-shaped_earth.htm
    www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links
    www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm.  I used seven encyclopedic dictionaries:


    This is a picture of the seven encyclopedic dictionaries that I
    used that thoroughly demonstrate the Noble Words that contain
    the Scientific Miracles in them, and how they were used by the
    Arabs of old before and after Islam.  Ample quotations, sayings,
    proverbs and examples quoted from these dictionaries at:
    www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm

      

    5-  The Glorious Quran's Perfect Preservation despite all of the odds and the many challenges to corrupt It.

  • Hafs vs Warsh, and Ahruf vs Qiraat thoroughly compared here.
      
  • Also, the produce Surah like it Quran challenge to all.  Click here.
  •   

    Indeed, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty alone for making the Noble Quran be the Perfect and Everlasting Miracle, for us humans, out of all of His Divine Miracles!  And may Allah Almighty send His Peace, Mercy and Blessings upon our Beloved and Blessed Prophet, Teacher and Role Model, Muhammad.  Ameen.

      

      

      

      

    The Overwhelming Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran.

    The Miracle of the Date fruit: (1) Cures the wombs; (2) Helps in regenerating lost blood in the body; (3) Calms the nervous system, and much more.

    Scientific Miracles in the Quran Regarding Mary eating Date.

    What do bees eat according to the Glorious Quran?

    Honey was proven to be a healing medicine for humans as was mentioned in the Noble Quran.

    The amazing Prophecies of the Glorious Quran and Islam.

    Ask me any question section.

    Islam and the Noble Quran - Questions and Answers.

    Rebuttal sections: [1] [2].

    Dhul Qarnayn's story.  Sunrise and sunset.  Also Why حمئة and not حاميةٍ.  Dhil Qarnayn's journey is detailed with scientific and geographical maps that are more 1000 years old.

  • The sunsetless North Pole Miracle in the Glorious Quran [1].
  • Sunrise and sunset in the Hadiths.
  • The iron gates of Dhul Qarnayn were found.
  • The overwhelming Scientific and Numerical Miracles in the Glorious Quran.
  • The North and South Poles, and Prayer and Fasting Times.
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    What do bees eat according to the Glorious Quran?  In the article, you'll also see the following video:
  • Do bees really feed off of fruits and sweet things?  "all manner of fruit (من كل الثمرات)" also means all sweet-tasting things, for bees pursue all natural-sugar-tasting things, which exist heavily in fruits.  Watch this bee eat from the fruit in slow motion, along with other bees eating other fruits.  This video also covers the healing and medical benefits of honey, a "healing for men" (فيه شفاء للناس):

          
           (Click to play clip)

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