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Eating Seven ‘Ajwah For Seven Days


Is it stated in any Hadith that eating seven ‘Ajwah dates every morning for seven days will save a person from being affected with black magic etc.?



The Hadith recorded in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim is as follows:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Whoever eats seven ‘Ajwah in the morning, will not be affected by poison or magic on that day”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 5445-5768 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2047)


This particular Hadith does not specify a duration of seven days.


Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) has alluded to the the following narrations which specify seven days:

1) Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded a Hadith wherein Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) would advise people to eat seven ‘Ajwah for seven days on an empty stomach.


2) Imam Ibn ‘Adiy (rahimahullah) has recorded a Hadith wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Eating seven ‘Ajwah from Madinah for seven days is helpful against leprosy.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 23945, Al Kamil, vol. 9 pg. 224. Refer: Fathul Bari, Hadith: 5769, vol. 10 pg. 239)

The Benefit of Eating Seven ‘Ajwah Daily


Is this Hadith reliable?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever takes seven ‘Ajwah dates in the morning will not be affected by magic or poison on that day”



Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The Hadith is therefore authentic.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 5445, 5768, Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2047)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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