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Watermelon (البطيخ)

Names

1. It is called Bathikh in old Arabic. (البطيخ)
2. In new Arabic Mash melon is called as Bathikh. (البطيخ)
3. In new Arabic watermelon is called as Jabjab.
4. In Hadis watermelon is called as Bathikh. (البطيخ)
5. According to scholars, Bathikh (البطيخ) mentioned in Hadis is watermelon.
6. But many scholars consider Bathikh as Mash Melon (Kharbuza).
7. We can consider both.
8. In English it is called as Watermelon.
9. In Hindi & Urdu it is called as Kalinger, Tarbuz.  
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Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم ’s guidance about water melon (البطيخ)

Arabic words written in below references are the words mentioned in respected Hadees. You can confirm the references of Hadees at sunna.com & Al-Maktab al-Shamilah (المكتبة الشاملة) also.

Neutralizing Hot Potency with cold potency

Bathikh (watermelon) & Rutab dates

1. Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها narrates that Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم used to eat Bathikh (البطيخ) with Rutab (الرطب) (fresh ripen dates) (tazi paki khajur). : Reference Tirmizi: 1843: Book No. 25; In English translation volume no. 3 Book no 23; Hadees No. 1843.
2. Hazrat Anas رضي الله عنه narrated that Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم ate Musk-melon (الْخِرْبِزِ) & dates (الرُّطَبِ) together. : Reference Shama’il Muhammadiyah: 199; Book No. 30; In English translation Book no 29, Hadees No. 190.
3. Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها narrated that Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم use to eat Melon (Bathikh) with dates (Rutab) & use to say heat of the one is broken by the coolness of the other, and the coolness of the one by the heat of the other. : Reference Abu Dawud: 3836; Book no. 28; In English Book no. 27; Hadees no. 3827.

Eating Bathikh (watermelon) on empty stomach

4. Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم guided that eating Bathikh (البطيخ) before meal (empty stomach) cleans the stomach & removes diseases. : Reference Faizul Qadeer: 10014

Content of it

Water, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B2, sulfur, phosphate, sugar, iron, copper, sodium, potassium, calcium, manganese, protein, chlorine & etc.

  1. The green colored is best, (means outer green).
  2. It reduces swell and ascities (water collection in abdomen)
  3. Reduces constipation, cleans the stomach,
  4. Helpful in kidney stones & Increases urine output
  5. If rubbed on face or wrinkles, it is best and it reduces ageing because it is rich in water, vitamin C, vitamin A,
  6. Best in typhoid, joint diseases, rheumatic diseases, skin, removes free radicals.
  7. Helps reducing chances of cancer
  8. It is antioxidant (removes waste and free radicals out from the body).
  9. Good for pregnancy & best in motions and dehydration.
  10. Vitamin B3, minerals, sodium, potassium, sugar, lycopene, fibers, has little protein.

Scientific benefits of water melon

Please note: – The word Rehaan means sweet smelling plant, in India it is Tulsi. In different regions Rehaan are of different types & all parts of it can be used means stem; leaves, fruit, buds, roots etc. Eat it raw or drink juice of it.

Please refer Lesson no. 23 Rehaan.

Science & Hadees regarding melons

Melons are one of the best recommendations for health Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم has given us. Melons are one of the fruits rich in BOTH vitamin C and Beta-Carotene. In addition, half a melon contains 825 milligrams of potassium (24% of the USRDA). The body uses potassium to help eliminate excess sodium, which in large amounts can cause blood pressure to rise. In fact, in an international study of more than 10,000 people, researchers found that those with the highest potassium levels had the lowest blood pressures. In addition, potassium helps keep the body’s LDL (dangerous cholesterol) from sticking to the arterial walls.

Melons also provide a very rare nutrient called folate, B vitamin, which is essential in combating birth defects and heart disease. Prevention’s New Foods for Healing guide mentions a study of almost 4,000 mothers that revealed that those who got enough folate were 60% less likely to have children with brain and spinal cord defects. Additionally, men can benefit from folate too. Folate controls the levels of a chemical called “homocysteine” in the body, which when allowed existing in excess can contribute to artery clogging and thus heart disease.

Watermelon & Dates together

Nutritional value of watermelon. 100 grams of dates has 30 calories only

Water content is dry dates 92%

Total Fat 0.2 g                                                   0%

Saturated fat 0 g                                             0%

Polyunsaturated fat 0 g

Monounsaturated fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg                                               0%

Sodium 1 mg                                                       0%

Potassium 112 mg                                             18%

Total Carbohydrate 8 g                                   25%

Dietary fiber 0.4 g                                              32%

Sugar 6 g

Protein 0.6 g                                                     4%

Vitamin A 11%      Vitamin C 13%       Calcium 0%

Iron 1%          Vitamin D 0%      Vitamin B6 0%

Magnesium 2%

Nutritional value of dates. 100 grams of dates has 282 calories.

Water content is dry dates           10% to 20%.

Total Fat 0.4 g                                                   0%

Saturated fat 0 g                                             0%

Polyunsaturated fat 0 g

Monounsaturated fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg                                               0%

Sodium 2 mg                                                       0%

Potassium 656 mg                                             18%

Total Carbohydrate 75 g                                 25%

Dietary fiber 8 g                                               32%

Sugar 63 g

Protein 2.4 g                                                     4%

Vitamin A 0%      Vitamin C %       Calcium 3%

Iron 5%          Vitamin D 0%      Vitamin B6 10%

Magnesium 10%

  1. Match the nutrition of both & judge both are opposite to each other & both in combination make a perfect nutrition. This is miracle of Sunnats of Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم eating both together.

Conclusion

  1. Eat Rutab (dates) with Bathikh (Melon) together or eat Musk melon with Rutab dates. Coolness of Melon beats the heat of dates. Eat melons on empty stomach.

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