Nabeela Vadi – Cii Radio |21 Safar 1437/04 December 2015

Have you heard about the fruit that contains a drop of water from paradise in each seed? Known in Arabic as; Ar Rumm, the Pomegranate; is certainly a blessing in disguise.

Mentioned 3 times in the Qur’aan, and a sunnah food of the Prophet Muhammed (SAW), the pomegranate is the fruit of Jannah.

“In both of them [gardens] are two springs, spouting […]In both of them are fruit and palm trees and pomegranates. So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny?” [Quran, 55:66-69]

The Blessed Fruit

Represented as a pink-like outer shell this sweet-sour fruit reveals gems of pink-red pulp-like tissue, once the white leathery skin is removed. These “jelly-seeds” can be plucked loose for a snack or an exotic additive to your drink.

Rich in vitamin C, Vitamin B5, B9, K, potassium, zinc and calcium; this Pandora fruit with its hidden treasures is a nutritious fruit, as much as it is a heavenly treat.

“And He it is who produces gardens (of vine), trellised and untrellised, and palms and seed-produce of which the fruits are of various sorts, and olives and pomegranates, like and unlike; eat of its fruit when it bears fruit, and pay the due of it on the day of its reaping, and do not act extravagantly; surely He does not love the extravagant.” [Quran, 6:141]


Listed hereunder, are a few health benefits of eating pomegranate and/ or drinking its juice

  • Fights Breast Cancer – pomegranate juice destroys breast cancer cells and helps prevent breast cancer cells from forming.
  •  Lung Cancer Prevention – pomegranate juice may inhibit the development of lung cancer.
  •  Slows Prostate Cancer
  • Protects the Neonatal Brain – Studies show that consumption of pomegranate juice may protect the neonatal brain from damage after injury.
  •  Prevention of Osteoarthritis – Several studies indicate that pomegranate juice may prevent cartilage deterioration.
  •  Protects the Arteries – prevents plaque from building up in the arteries and may reverse previous plaque buildup.
  • Assists in Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Lowers Cholesterol – It lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) and raises HDL (good cholesterol).
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Dental Protection – Research suggests that drinking pomegranate juice may be a natural way to prevent dental plaque.
  • Anti-oxidant – Acts as natural anti-oxidant in the body and fights bad bacteria.
  • Immune System Booster – strengthens the immune system and helps prevents colds and flues.

The Best Reason to eat Pomegranates

The Beloved Prophet, Muhammed SAW is reported to have said, “there is not a pomegranate which does not have a pip from one of the pomegranate of the Garden(of Jannah) in it.” [Abu Nu’aim]

And who will miss the opportunity to not have the Mubarak water of Jannah flow in their blood? Eating the pomegranate fruit is a sunnah of Allah’s beloved Rasool SAW and so this is the best reason for us to appease our tastebuds.