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The nutritional benefit of fresh dates and cucumber

Is there any narration that states cucumber and dates helps to gain weight?



Yes. Imam Abu Dawud and Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahumallah) have recorded the following narration:

Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) says, “My mother wanted me to gain some weight before going [to the home] of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Nothing [benefitted me] until she fed me cucumber and fresh dates which [helped me] gain weight nicely.”

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3898, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3324)


Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi concurs.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 185)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

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Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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