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Nabeez – The Favourite Drink of the Prophet
Nabeez was the favourite drink of our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam. It is made either by dates or raisins, but raisin’s Nabeez is more delicious.
By the simple way of soaking raisins as it was practiced by Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam, you never know the blessings & benefits this drink carries & how it can bring for you the health & drain out the sickness. And if you soak the fruit in morning, drink it at the evening.
Nabeez should be consumed within 12 hours of soaking time, but if it is kept air tight inside the refrigerator, it will not spoil for 2-3 days Insha’Allah. It becomes more sweeter in refrigerator after 24 hours. Serve cold NABEEZ to your guests; instead of tea, coffee, juices & sodas, & tell them the beauty of Sunnah. Never mix raisins & dates together; their Nabeez should be made separately.
How to Make Nabeez
NABEEZ ~ DRINK MADE WITH SOAKED RESINS OR DATES
After Isha prayer, soak around 100 grams of raisins in 1 litre of drinkable / healthy water, & keep the utensil covered with a plate.
(Manaqqa is the best variety for making Nabeez, but other types can also be used).
Next morning, you can drink the water & eat the soaked fruit, OR just use your blender (water + soaked fruit) to obtain a beautiful / cloudy NABEEZ.
Hadith on Nabeez
From Sunan Abu Dawood ~ Book of drinks
We came to the Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) and said to him: O Apostle of Allah, you know who we are, from where we are and to whom we have come. He said: To Allah and His Apostle. We said: Apostle of Allah, we have grapes; what should we do with them? He said: Make them raisins. We then asked: What should we do with raisins? He replied: Steep them in the morning and drink in the evening, and steep them in the evening and drink in the morning. Steep them in skin vessels and do not steep them in earthen jar, for it is delayed in pressing, it becomes vinegar.
Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin
Amrah said on the authority of Aisha that she would steep dates for the Apostle of Allah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) in the morning. When the evening came, he took his dinner and drank it after his dinner. If anything remained, she poured it out. She then would steep for him at night. When the morning came, he took his morning meal and drank it after his morning meal. She said: The skin vessel was washed in the morning and in the evening. My father (Hayyan) said to her: Twice a day? She said: Yes.
Source: Sunnah Health and Fitness
Abba Kaka Shuaibu says
I developed total interest in this drink. But, please can I have more implicit about the preparations especially the source of the ingredients? Thanks.