Olive, grapes and dates

SHAFAQNA – Ayah 11 of Surah Al-Nahl mentions olive, grapes and dates.


Amongst all vegetables and fruits, Allah (SWT) refers to the above-mentioned three.

Diet experts say very few fruits have the properties of the above-mentioned three.

Ayah 35 of Surah Al-noor describes olive as the blessed tree.

It is narrated from Imam Hassan (AS) who recommended to his child to eat olive [1].

It is narrated from the Prophet (PBUH) who said: In a house with no date, the family are hungry [2].

In another narration, the Prophet (PBUH) said: The best fruit for you is the grapes [3].


God makes a plant grow not the farmer.

Various kinds of plants, trees and vegetation have been created for human being.

Products are signs of the way not for stopping.

Looking and knowing are not enough, thinking and reflecting in creation is necessary [4].

[1] Wasa’elul Shia, Vol. 25, Page 96.

[2] Nemooneh, Vol. 11, Page 172.

[3] As above.

[4] Tafseer Noor by Hojjatol Islam Qara’ati.

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