His favourite dishes


Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Hadrat Aishah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala An ha) narrated: The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) once said, “What a nice condiment vinegar is.” [Shama’il-e-Tirmiz]

According to tradition, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) prayed for vinegar to be blessed and mentioned that the former prophets also used the (vinegar) with food. According to another tradition, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) is reported to have said that the house in which there is vinegar, there is no need for a condiment. [lbn-Majah]

Abu Usaid (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: Use olive oil in food as also for annointing, for this comes from a blessed tree. [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) relished the meat of foreleg (and on one occasion when it was offered to him) he took a bite of it, i.e. he did not cut it with a knife or any other thing. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has impressed the desirability of biting the meat. In one of the traditions he has directed to bite the meat, for that is more beneficial and wholesome. [Khasail-e-Nabawi]

In a tradition it occurs that the meat of hip-joint is the best meat. [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

Hadrat Anas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anha) narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) specially relished roast meat and pumpkin as condiment. [lbn-e-Sa’d, Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

Hadrat Aishah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala’anha) narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) had a liking for vinegar, olive oil, sweets and honey. [Zad-ul-Ma’ad]

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) is reported to have eaten chicken, red duck, mutton, beef and flesh of camel. He relished Surd (bread crumbled and mixed with soup which may have pieces of meat in it. He also ate black pepper and spices. He is reported to have eaten dates (raw, ripe or dried) beet and has a (soup made of flour, water and either oil or clarified butter/cheese). Hadrat Anas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anha) narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) liked what was at the bottom of the pot. He used to eat cucumber with dates as Abdullaah Bin Ja’far has reported on the authority of Hadrat Aisha (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anha) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to eat water melon with dates and to say that the heat of the one is broken by the coolness of the other. He liked cold sweet water. He used to drink water and milk as well as water obtained from steeped dates from the same cup. This cup was rough and was made of wood with iron strips affixed on it. [lbn-Sa’d]

He also said that excepting milk there is nothing which could serve both as a food and drink. [Nashrut-Tib]

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