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Ramadhaan Activities: Cooking with the Prophet’s Favorite Foods

Ta’aamAs salaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.  It would be nice to cook meals using the Prophet’s (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) favorite foods. They are even a few dishes he preferred that are mentioned in various ahaadeeth. Have your children help with what they can and In Shaa Allaah it’ll be something tasty and fun for the family!
Aboo Moosaa (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) said: Allaah’s Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “Many amongst men reached (the level of) perfection but none amongst the women reached this level except Aasia, Pharaoh’s wife, and Mary, the daughter of ‘Imraan. And no doubt, the superiority of ‘Aaishah to other women is like the superiority of Tharid (pronounced thareed) to other meals.”
{Saheehul Bukhaaree – the Book of Prophets #3181}
Anas bin Malik (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu)  reported that a tailor invited Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) to a meal which he had prepared. Anas said, “I went along with Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) to that feast. He presented to him (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) barley bread and soup containing pumpkin, and sliced pieces of meat. Anas said, I saw Allaah’s Messenger going after the pumpkin round the dish, so I have always liked the pumpkin since that day.”
{Saheeh Muslim 23/5067}
These are just examples, there’s tons of other foods mentioned. Search through Ibn al Qayyim al Jawziyyah’s book “Medicine of the Prophet” for some ideas. Be creative In Shaa Allaah and you’ll have a different healthy meal each night. 

5 thoughts on “Ramadhaan Activities: Cooking with the Prophet’s Favorite Foods

  1. As salaamu alaykum rahmatullahi,

    Have you ever found the recipes of barley bread, tharid and pumpkin with meat? There is alo a dish and the name escapes me and eating it would help the grieving family (after a death). JazakAllahu khayr

  2. Wa ‘alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. I have yet to find the recipes, sorry. I will post them as soon as I find them.

    The dish that relieves sadness and grief is Talbeenah (sometimes written Talbinah). It is an excellent natural remedy. You can Google it or check the books of ahaadeeth for more info.


  3. There is a great misconception regarding the word “Qar'” which refers to both green bottle gourd and pumpkin as they are of the same species. Pumpkin is however native to N America and was only brought to the rest of the world in recent centuries. It is not Sunnah. The Hadith refers to gourd.

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