“By the Fig and the Olive…” (Qur’an, Sura 95)
I love this time of the year, alhamdulillah, really, there are so many blessing just in the variety of food this season provides. The figs are ripe now and so are the pomegranates: lovely and sweet, fresh and juicy, red and delicious!
And they all have so many benefits in them. Have you ever thought of all the blessings God gifted us within just a single fruit? Subhanallah!
Figs are good against insomnia, memory loss, fatigue, constipation, blood pressure, stress, and they are very healthy and beneficial for the skin, the heart, our bones and the digestive system.
“… and We bring forth gardens of grapes, and the olive and the pomegranate, alike and unlike.”
The pomegranate (named several times in the Qu’ran, for example in Sura 6, verse 99 and 141) settle palpitations of the heart, it prevents and even destroys breast and other cancer, and it lowers bad cholesterol and helps against Alzheimer disease and osteoarthritis.
It is also reported that one who eats three pomegranate in the course of a year will be inoculated against inflammation of the eye for that whole year, and its said that pomegranate “cleanses you of Satan and from evil aspirations for 40 days.”
“There is not a pomegranate which does not have a pip from one of the pomegranate of the Garden (of Jannah/paradise) in it.”[Abu Nu’aim]
So we enjoy now, just as we did last year, and hope not to loose a single one of those sweet little pips that are a promise of paradise from our Lord.