Health Benefits of Dates

The benefits of dates include relief from constipation, intestinal disorders, heart problems, anemia,  sexual dysfunction, diarrhea, abdominal cancer, and many other conditions. Dates are good for gaining weight also. Dates are rich in several vitamins, minerals and fiber too. These delicious fruits contain oil, calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium which are all beneficial for health. Some health specialists have said that eating one day per day is necessary for a balanced and healthy diet.

The massive health benefits of dates have made them one of the best ingredients for muscle development. People consume dates in several ways, such as mixing the paste of the dates with milk, yogurt or with bread or butter to make them even more delicious. The paste is beneficial for both adults and children, especially during a time of recovery from injury or illness.

According to a modern medical survey, it is now accepted that dates are useful in preventing abdominal cancer. Many Muslims break their fast by eating dates and water according to their cultural traditions. Breaking fast by eating dates helps avoid overeating of food after the fast is finished. When the body begins to absorb the high nutritional value of the dates, feelings of hunger are pacified. Also, the nervous system can get a lot of help from consuming dates, since they have such significant amounts of potassium.

Dates are one of the very best sweet and versatile foods that can regulate the digestive process. It can significantly boost energy levels in people within half an hour of consuming it. The American Cancer Society recommends an intake of 20-35 grams of dietary fiber per day, which can be supplied through dates. It is also said that taking one date per a day will help you to maintain your eye health all your life. They are commonly known to be quite effective in guarding against the problem of night blindness.

Nutritional Value of Dates

Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals. Its a good source of energy, sugar and fiber. Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc are found in dates.  It also contains vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K.

Health Benefits of Dates

Constipation: Dates are often categorized as a laxative food. This is why they are so frequently eaten by people suffering from constipation. In order to achieve the desired laxative effect of it, you should soak them in water over night. Then, eat the soaked dates in the morning like syrup to get the most optimal results. Dates have high levels of soluble fiber, which is essential in promoting healthy bowel movements and the comfortable passage of food through the intestinal tract, which can relieve symptoms of constipation.

Bone Health and Strength: The significant amounts of minerals found in dates make it a super food for strengthening bones and fighting off painful and debilitating diseases like osteoporosis. Date contains selenium, manganese, copper, and magnesium, all of which are integral to healthy bone development and strength, particularly as people begin to age and their bones gradually weaken. So, eat your dates and give a boost to your bones!

Dates2Intestinal Disorders: The nicotine content in dates is thought to be beneficial for curing many kinds of intestinal disorders. Continuous intake of dates helps to inhibit growth of the pathological organisms and thus, they help stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria in the intestines. In terms of digestive issues, dates contain those insoluble and soluble fibers, as well as many beneficial amino acids which can stimulate the digestion of food and make it more efficient, meaning that more nutrients will be absorbed by the digestive tract and enter your body for proper usage.

Anemia: Dates have a high mineral content, which is beneficial for many different health conditions, but their impressive levels of iron make them a perfect dietary supplement for people suffering from anemia. The high level of iron balances out the inherent lack of iron in anemic patients, increasing energy and strength, while decreasing feelings of fatigue and sluggishness.

Allergies: One of the most interesting facets of dates is the presence of organic sulfur in them. This is not a very common element to find in foods, but it does have a worthwhile amount of health benefits, including the reduction of allergic reactions and seasonal allergies. According to a study done in 2002, organic sulfur compounds can have a positive impact on the amount of suffering people experience from SAR (Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis), which affects approximately 23 million people in the United States alone. Dates are a great way to somewhat stem the effects of those seasonal allergies through its contributions of sulfur to the diet.

Weight Gain: Dates should be included as a  part of a healthy diet. They consist of sugar, proteins and many essential vitamins. If dates are consumed with cucumber paste, you can also keep your weight at a normal, balanced level, rather than over-slimming. One kilogram of dates contains almost 3,000 calories, and the calories in dates are sufficient to meet the daily requirements for a human body. Of course, you should not eat just dates throughout the day. If you are thin and slim and want to increase your weight, or if you are trying to build your muscles to impress some girl, or you have become weak due to a serious medical problem – you need to eat dates!

Energy Booster: Dates are high in natural sugars like glucose, fructose, and sucrose. Therefore, they are the perfect snack for an immediate burst of energy. Many people around the world use dates for a quick afternoon snack when they are feeling lethargic or sluggish.

Nervous System Health: The vitamins present in dates make it an ideal boost to nervous system health and functionality. Potassium is one of the prime ingredients in promoting a healthy and responsive nervous system, and it also improves the speed and alertness of brain activity. Therefore, dates are a wonderful food source for people as they begin to age and their nervous system becomes sluggish or unsupported, as well as for people who want to keep their mind sharp.

Healthy Heart: Dates are quite helpful in keeping your heart healthy. When they are soaked for the night, crushed in the morning and then consumed, they have been shown to have a positive effect on weak hearts. Dates are also a rich source of potassium, which studies have shown to reduce the risk of stroke and other heart related diseases. Furthermore, they are suggested as a healthy and delicious way to reduce the levels of LDL cholesterol in the body, which is a major contributing factor heart attacks, heart disease, and stroke. Therefore, when taken twice a week, dates can seriously improve the overall health of the heart.

Sexual Weakness: Studies have shown that dates are even beneficial for increasing sexual stamina. Soak a handful of dates in fresh goat’s milk over night, then grind them in the same milk with a mixture of cardamom powder and honey. This mixture becomes a very useful tonic for increasing sexual endurance and reducing sterility caused by various sexual disorders. The science behind this phenomenon is largely due to traditional usage which stimulated formal research. In 2006, Bahmanpour studied the effects of date palms and their oil on sexual functioning and found that the high levels of estradiol and flavonoid components of dates are what increase sperm count and motility, as well as promoting increased testes size and weight. So, if you are looking for a masculine boost, eat some dates, because they are a great natural aphrodisiac!

DatesNight Blindness: The benefits of dates are extensive, and are commonly employed to fight off various conditions affecting the ear, nose, and throat. When the leaves of the date palm are ground into a paste and rubbed on and around the eyes, or when dates are ingested orally, it has been shown to reduce the frequency of night blindness, and this solution is commonly used in rural areas where dates grow as an alternative medicine.

Intoxication: Dates are commonly used as a remedy for alcoholic intoxication. Dates provide quick relief and have a sobering effect in case you feel as though have consumed an uncomfortable amount of alcohol. They can also be used the following morning to prevent severe hangovers. Again, they should be rubbed and soaked overnight for the best results.

Diarrhea: Ripe dates contain potassium, which is known as an effective way of controlling diarrhea. They are also easy to digest, which further helps alleviate the unpredictable nature of chronic diarrhea. The soluble fiber in dates can also help relieve diarrhea, by providing bulk to the bowel movements and promoting normal, healthy functioning of the excretory system.

Abdominal Cancer: Research has pointed towards dates being a legitimate way to reduce the risk and impact of abdominal cancer. They work as a useful tonic for all age groups, and in some cases, they work better than traditional medicines, and are natural, so they don’t have any negative side effects on the human body. They can be quickly and easily digested for a quick boost of energy.

Although dates carry tremendous nutritional values, great care should be taken in their selection because their surface is very sticky, which often attracts various impurities. Therefore, you should only consume dates that are processed and packaged properly. Also, make sure to wash them thoroughly before you eat them, as this will help remove the impurities present on the surface.

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References: American Cancer Society

What do you think?

  • Coco Wonder

    Dates is good, also like Coconut & Cacao has health benefits and healing properties. However they are only effective if the products are 100% natural process, no unhealthy ingredients like Preservatives and Sugar Cane and without artificial or chemical additives when processed!

  • 匹升中国中国

    What’s up with that dam ad popping up fat lady transorms for her husband wtf that lady is beautiful man nothing wrong with her

  • Melissa Meacham

    I recently purchased some date sugar at a local natural store. Basically, it is ground-up organic dates and that is the only ingredient. I have used it to replace refined white sugar in cookie recipes, muffins and cakes without any other changes to the original recipe. The flavor and sweetness is the same. It is great to know that dates have so many health benefits that bleached white refined sugar does not. I would rather eat something whole and filled with nutrients that “does a body good” than eat something chemically-treated, bleached and refined so much that it lacks any nutritional value at all. Try it!

    • Patricia Hartzog

      Thank you fora great idea! I will also share this with others.

  • asif ahmed shaikh

    I Really Love Dates over All Foods and Fruits in The World

  • Adenike

    Fantastic. I have been taking this once a while not knowing it can address some of my health challenges like wanting to gain weight and actually supplying most of the nutrients I have been diagnosed as lacking. Of course I will still eat other things but I’m glad to know I can keep my dates!

  • scorpio63ish

    I love them ..

  • Kimberly

    I have been addicted to dates and Ate 6 or 7 of them. I’ve had diarrhea for two days. Anyone else have that issue? Kt

    • Angela Simon

      Yes! If I eat more than one a day.

    • Be Fair

      Try to eat it with some yoghurt or Fermented milk” leben”

    • Gizelle Wilkinson

      Diarhea is usually a sign that the body is trying to free itself of toxins and as dates have a laxative effect, it probably stimulated the reaction. So count it as a good thing and be careful what you put in your body from now on. A plant-based diet never fails.

  • I hope people will catch on to the healing benefits of dates and other fruits

  • matthew fofi

    I live on these things… Literally. Go Vegan!

    • Respectfulguest

      Vegan is cool, but so is vegetarian, especially if you don’t absorb nutrients well as it includes more food groups.

  • Ishini_perera

    Daily dates with butter, bunch of plums and 3 pieces of dark chocolates with Tomato Juice ! ^^

  • pamela

    I believe dates are high in INSOLUBLE fibre and has only trace amounts of soluble fibre. It’s the insoluble fibre that aids in constipation, diverticulitis etc. Soluble fibre helps reduce HDL and is found more in grains.

  • Peter

    Dates have really helped me , i used to suffer from terrible wind problems, since i started to consume several pounds of them daily, i have had no trouble since. They also helped to my headaches, when i would feel one coming on i would pop a few dates into my mouth washed down with a gallon of milk , and within half an hour the pain would subside , so thank you.

    • MarkCyst

      Several pounds of dates, daily? Washed down with a gallon of milk? Wow, Peter, you are a legend.

      • John Boy

        a gallon of milk? 3 pounds of dates? jesus.

      • MarkCyst

        I can only imagine the explosive results of such a combination with a high volume dates with milk. If Peter had terrible wind problems before, the resulting blow out would have wrecked him.

      • Ted Trerice

        Right? A whole gallon of milk? You didn’t die from poisoning?

      • Ted Trerice

        Insane.. Says 3000 calories for just a kilogram, and a gallon of milk? Wind problems… Seems like you would still have that issue.

    • Sylvia A Smitherman

      Make sure you drink lactose free milk or you surely will get gas from the lactose. That much lactose is enough to double me over in gas pains.

    • Gizelle Wilkinson

      Do you consume any other foods. Doesn’t sound like there’s room for much else. 🙂

  • Angela De los Santos

    Well, my situation is the different. My Immune System is Over Active and is the
    cause of my Epilepsy. I also have bad memory because of it since it happens on both
    sides of my brain. Because of all the medication, constipation is
    given. Now, I’ve been getting allergies in the summer for
    the past 2 years. They also said I was allergic to Coffee and Peanuts, which are my favorites and that has never happened. Then I started eating/drinking them again and, no allergies. I gained weight since
    they said to eat a slightly heavy meal so the medication doesn’t make me so dizzy. Now, my mom want me to eat 1 date per day. I see you can eat it plain, in coffee or milk. But, are there any other ways. TY

    • Ptah

      I’m sorry to hear that. What’s your diet like?

    • The Rocket

      Hi Angela,

      I love putting dates into my smoothie: Try a handful of kale, banana, raspberries, blueberries and some activated almond milk. This smoothie is full of essential nutrients antioxidants and will help regulate your bowels. You can use any combination of the above. Mostly I just have Kale dates and banana smoothie with almond or coconut milk.

      Look at investing in a good blender such as the VITAMIX. its pricey, save your money but a worthy investment for life.

      You should consult a naturopath or holistic nutritionist for further professional advice to improve your health. I’m a health therapist and generally speaking without knowing your medical history you can improve your health greatly by avoiding all animal milk and dairy foods. Switching to a vegetarian plant based diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables will turn your life around. You will need help to do this under the guidance of a health professional to ensure you are getting sufficient nutrients and energy from your diet and in the first few months the vegetarian diet will assist in natural detoxification and your body begins to push out toxic by-products and you may have varying symptoms as your body cleans itself out. You will notice in 3-6-12 months time that you sleep better, have more energy, and feel happier within yourself.

      Best of luck with your health and seek professional advice. You may also like to consider attending a detox cleanse facility and anti-parasite treatment to help with your condition.

      • Karen

        I love to hear new recipes & juicing combinations
        Thx all

    • MarkCyst

      I’ve been making almost exactly the same smoothie, but I also like to add milled golden flax seed and some fresh ginger and carrots to the mix. I try to pre-chop my dates since my blender isn’t really up to the task of taking by on whole dates (minus the pits, of course). It’s healthy and delicious!

    • deixoembranco

      That’s how I like it. I have a VITAMIX. Every morning I cranck it up with dates, a spoon of spirulina, one of chlorella, one of bee pollen, banana, apple, etc. Mix it with either water or some good juice.

    • Respectfulguest

      If you want to eat something that tastes like a dessert, stuff your date with a little organic natural peanut butter…It is heaven in the mouth–sweet and creamy!! Nature’s candy. It beats a Reese’s peanut butter cup anyday.

      • Sylvia A Smitherman

        Sounds yummy.

  • Jay David

    Good luck with your 72 Virgins in heaven ! People are talking about dates and you are talking about Islam perfection. Please dont start that dates are Muslim food

  • Chemogoh James

    This is a very useful medical lesson that you have given me and my family. GOD bless you. Stick to your carrier for, you are healing world. Regard.

    • Now dont go cray and overeat the dates, they are very rich in a lot of things yes, which means they can also be dangerous in too large quantities! Also, dont just go and read positive and assuring things to justify eating things you love to eat, that in itself is dangerous. You must look at it from a neutral perspective, unbiased. Now, enjoy your dates, Im going nuts on a 1kg package lol! Im quite badly constipated and toxic from my medication, this is the perfect solution, almost a complete one! And sooo darn yummy!!!!!! Cheers!!!

  • motisutar

    Dates are one of the most popular fruits packed with an impressive list of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are required for normal growth, development and overall well-being.

  • Richard Prinicpal

    I must get through a couple of 400 gram packets a week, it is a move to take refined sugar out of my diet and to only have natural sugar (like in fruit)

    SUGAR
    I have never had sugar in my tea, I found the taste of tea good when I was a young lad, however the taste of coffee was a bit bitter, it was suggested when I was younger to put a spoonful of sugar in with the coffee, .. then another spoon, it still did not taste all the good, it turned into a sort of bitter-sweet taste. So I went for another spoon, and was quickly told NO! As the years went on, whenever I visited my grandmother other visiting relatives kept telling me my teeth would drop out. So I tried something I dont think a lot of other people have ever tried, I cut back my sugar for the coffee almost half a spoon each week so after a month or so there is no more sugar need for my coffee. At first the coffee might seem a bit bitter but as the week drags on your taste bugs get used of it, until the start of the next week. For most of my life I absolutely hate sugar in coffee. Dont worry about the missing sugar from your diet via drinking coffee or tea, you need plenty of fruit every day if you want to keep your blood pressure down, that has natural sugar in it.

    • Eating sugar in a coffe once or twice a day is not that bad. If your coffee is very bitter, it also means youre making it too strong, possibly, or the roast is very dark and as such, bitter.

  • Abdul majid

    I eat 1kg dates per week with milk.. Hope that’s not too bad

    • Patrick

      How do you prepare it?

    • a_pos

      I eat about 1lb a day without milk.

  • akash kashyap

    how many dates should we eat daily and at which time to increase sexual stamina…?

  • November 25, 2014

    Dear Sir,

    I intend to quote some sentences from the article, Nutritional Benefits of Dates, published in your site Organic Facts in the second edition of my book on Medicine and Pharmacy in the Prophetic Traditions. The book was published in two volumes by International Islamic Publishing House, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia this year. I therefore, want to know the name of the person who posted the information in your site so that I can make appropriate reference to the website. Does the article belong to American Cancer Society?
    Please also let me know the publishing details of the article and treat the matter urgent.

  • Jehangir Khan

    The most important about dates: prevent us from heart attack

  • imam fahrudin

    Dates are full of sugar and calories which is not good for those want to loose weight. You can enjoy dates but Eat less. If you want to enjoy eating dates then 2 dates are enough but not on daily basis.

    • Annahel

      The dates are wonderful to eat and they are NATURAL. They a naturally balanced therefore the body can break it down easily and can dispose of any excess with ease. You can lose weight on a raw foo diet of pure fruits and vegetables.

  • Mamatha Noble

    YES ,if we are not eating dates means we r going to invite health problems.

  • Dave Cox

    thanks very much guysI eat a lot of dates like I didn’t know I was on the right track thank you

  • Anna Rowe

    I am anemic. My immune system is weak. Have scorisis arthritis. my eyes weak too. I am 54years.

    • Nitin Byas

      Have 5 dates daily. Increase the diet as u feel better.

  • me

    Dates have helped me in so many ways. I eat them alone with nothing else. I have had major problems with my tummy/digestive and these helped more than anything.

  • me

    Dates have helped me in so many ways. I eat them alone with nothing else. I have had major problems with my tummy/digestive and these helped more than anything.

    • Meenakshi Nagdeve

      Its good to know that Dates helped you

  • I normally use dates to boost my energy, whenever I get exhausted after long classes with my clients. Thank you for the taking the time to explain all the details of dates, some of them I was really unaware about these.

  • Jeannie Lee

    I normally use dates to boost my energy, whenever I get exhausted after long classes with my clients. Thank you for the taking the time to explain all the details of dates, some of them I was really unaware about these.

  • Coolstorybro

    Must be nice for a fruit to relieve someone of their abdominal cancer.

  • Coolstorybro

    Must be nice for a fruit to relieve someone of their abdominal cancer.

  • Amenda

    You have the word ‘nicotine’ in the paragraph that helps with intentional disorders, did you mean ‘niacin’? I am new young Muslim revert from Christianity of just over a year and now began to eat 3-7 dates every morning as the Sunnah of the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam and not just during fast breaking. I feel so much better.

    Lorrina, with all due respect, it may be mentioned in the bible but at the age of 46, no time in my Christianity practice was there mention that we should eat dates daily as part of our practice. There is really no guide in Christianity in how we are supposed to live our daily lives except to show mercy and no judgement upon others and of course pray, but when, how often, how?

    Islam is the perfected religion by Allah because it is more then just belief it is a specific daily guide in how to live our daily life in every situation, 24 hours a day, even upon waking in the middle of the night, there is a prayer, a prayer for waking from dreams, a prayer for turning over in our bed at night. There is a remembrance to Allah for every step of the way, and each step we take gets us closer to Paradise Insha’Allah.

    So the mention of dates in the Bible is good, but where is the practice with the knowledge and guidance? This is one of many reasons why Christianity is a misguided religion, Islam is the truth, but the only way to know this is to study and then practice and know why you are doing it. Jesus peace be upon him practiced Islam (submitting to God), not Christianity that was named after him much later.

    • Esther

      Hi there, firstly your post has NOTHING to do with the subject being discussed.

      Secondly, to set the record straight, since it seems the intention of your post is to blatantly mislead people, the reason there is no “guide in Christianity for when and how often to pray” is because it is not supposed to be a mechanical ritual or obligation but a sincere and personal relationship with our creator. In the same way that no one gave you an instruction manual for how often and when to talk to your wife / child / mother / father / friend, it’s the same with God. Talk to Him how often you want and when you want. It’s between you and Him. No one can dictate that! Speak to Him like a counsellor, a best friend or someone equally close to you. Speak to Him in the name of Jesus which is kinda like name-dropping the verbal VIP pass that gets you past the bouncers, since He already paid your tab (aka your moral criminal record) and is the sole reason our guilty self-loving selves are even worthy of a one to one with the King (Creator) in the first place! When you approach Him like that, sincere, humble, real and on the level (rather than reciting ready made prayers) – for sure you will KNOW He exists because he doesn’t waste time to respond to things you spoke to Him about and you will actually be amazed just like I was!! THAT’S how He wants us to relate to Him. But when you try to systemise your prayers, all you achieve is repetition, boredom (both you and God) and alot of useless empty words that say nothing at all, just speaking for the sake of fulfilling a ritualistic religion and nothing happens but you continue the routine out of a holy fear and yet still nothing happens, then you start to wane in your belief and practice because God seems distant or no longer seems real!! Try it and see for yourself!

      Lastly, no true Christian could claim the bible has no guide for how to live our daily lives – because by default of that statement you would clearly have to have bypassed ALL of the new testament including Jesus’ teachings since this was ALL he spoke about (e.g. forgiving, not repaying evil with more evil, not envying, showing love & compassion, helping others, being a giver and so on). But even if you remembered NOTHING else but what He summarised as the 2 greatest commandments: (1) love God, your creator ABOVE all else and (2) love everyone else LIKE yourself – if everyday you strove to do just these 2 things and asked yourself whether each action you were about to take was fulfilling these criteria, you would have practiced the essence of the whole bible, all the commandments and all of Jesus’ teachings. May God bless and enlighten you!

  • Amenda

    You have the word ‘nicotine’ in the paragraph that helps with intentional disorders, did you mean ‘niacin’? I am new young Muslim revert from Christianity of just over a year and now began to eat 3-7 dates every morning as the Sunnah of the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam and not just during fast breaking. I feel so much better.

    Lorrina, with all due respect, it may be mentioned in the bible but at the age of 46, no time in my Christianity practice was there mention that we should eat dates daily as part of our practice. There is really no guide in Christianity in how we are supposed to live our daily lives except to show mercy and no judgement upon others and of course pray, but when, how often, how?

    Islam is the perfected religion by Allah because it is more then just belief it is a specific daily guide in how to live our daily life in every situation, 24 hours a day, even upon waking in the middle of the night, there is a prayer, a prayer for waking from dreams, a prayer for turning over in our bed at night. There is a remembrance to Allah for every step of the way, and each step we take gets us closer to Paradise Insha’Allah.

    So the mention of dates in the Bible is good, but where is the practice with the knowledge and guidance? This is one of many reasons why Christianity is a misguided religion, Islam is the truth, but the only way to know this is to study and then practice and know why you are doing it. Jesus peace be upon him practiced Islam (submitting to God), not Christianity that was named after him much later.

    • Konfi

      don’t be trying to convert us to islam on a health site. Go somewhere else if you want to talk about your religion.

    • alexander323

      You made a BIG MISTAKE!

    • Respectfulguest

      You must not know of Orthodox Christianity, because we have beautiful ancient prayers for everything. The reason there is no manual for every mundane thing of the day in Christianity is because Jesus was concerned more for how to live life as a God loving, spiritual person. There is no greater and more beautiful philosophy ever written than: ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. Yes, we submit to God but with free will…in all things prayed for, Jesus taught us to say ‘they will be done’. Be well, and peace. God bless….

    • Joe Roberts

      For me the main flaw with both Islam and Christianity is the agression with which they prostelyze, “there should be no compulsion in religion”, so why lable another misgiuded? This is compelling people, rather than allowing them to reach their own conclusions! If it is the true religion, people will come to it for it’s merit, not because you have told them the religion of birth of their family and friends is misguided. Islam has degraded badly since the prophet died… sunni orthodox anyway, opposes nearly everything he actually taught! You should rebuke yourself for your arrogance and chauvinism “seek knowledge, even if it be in China”

    • Esther

      Hi there, firstly your post has NOTHING to do with the subject being discussed.

      Secondly, to set the record straight, since it seems the intention of your post is to blatantly mislead people, the reason there is no “guide in Christianity for when and how often to pray” is because it is not supposed to be a mechanical ritual or obligation but a sincere and personal relationship with our creator. In the same way that no one gave you an instruction manual for how often and when to talk to your wife / child / mother / father / friend, it’s the same with God. Talk to Him how often you want and when you want. It’s between you and Him. No one can dictate that! Speak to Him like a counsellor, a best friend or someone equally close to you. Speak to Him in the name of Jesus which is kinda like name-dropping the verbal VIP pass that gets you past the bouncers, since He already paid your tab (aka your moral criminal record) and is the sole reason our guilty self-loving selves are even worthy of a one to one with the King (Creator) in the first place! When you approach Him like that, sincere, humble, real and on the level (rather than reciting ready made prayers) – for sure you will KNOW He exists because he doesn’t waste time to respond to things you spoke to Him about and you will actually be amazed just like I was!! THAT’S how He wants us to relate to Him. But when you try to systemise your prayers, all you achieve is repetition, boredom (both you and God) and alot of useless empty words that say nothing at all. Speaking for the sake of fulfilling a ritualistic religion and nothing happens but you continue the routine out of a holy fear and yet still nothing happens, then you start to wane in your belief and practice because God seems distant or no longer seems real!! Try it and see for yourself!

      Lastly, no true Christian could claim the bible has no guide for how to live our daily lives – because by default of that statement you would clearly have to have bypassed ALL of the new testament including Jesus’ teachings since this was ALL he spoke about (e.g. forgiving, not repaying evil with more evil, not envying, showing love & compassion, helping others, being a giver and so on). But even if you remembered NOTHING else but what He summarised as the 2 greatest commandments: (1) love God, your creator ABOVE all else and (2) love everyone else LIKE yourself – if everyday you strove to do just these 2 things and asked yourself whether each action you were about to take was fulfilling these criteria, you would have practiced the essence of the whole bible, all the commandments and all of Jesus’ teachings. May God bless and enlighten you!

  • Karen Jerusha

    Does dates helped for hair growth and hair fall.

  • Karen Jerusha

    Does dates helped for hair growth and hair fall.

  • EJ

    According to Hadith, The Prophet (SAW) broke his fast in Ramadan with dates.

  • EJ

    According to Hadith, The Prophet (SAW) broke his fast in Ramadan with dates.

      • raj

        thank i got a lot of details from this

    • madelyn

      i
      love eating dates and i thought it cn help me not to gain weight …now i know im wrong i should limit taking dates too much,,

      • isaac adjei

        that’s mr. mohammed long tym no see

    • umair asmil

      i like dates very much.i will never forget to eat dates 1 in a day

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