Eating from the Kitchen of Prophet Muhammad (saaw) Zaitoon Olive Oil





Prophet Muhammad


Zaitoon: In Our Recovery We are Inspired by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).


Zaitoon: Abu Aseed said “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Eat the oil and use it on your hair and skin, for it comes from a blessed tree.”

(Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 1775; see also Saheeh al-Jaami)




Dear Readers,
Please find below another great healing miracle from the Kitchen of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Olive, Zaitoon. Zaitoon holds a significant place in Islam, it’s a cure for 70 diseases.  Zaitoon is an excellent source of nutrition and one must endeavor towards using it in recovery  for mind, body and soul. Holy Qur’an stresses the importance of Zaitoon on several occasions in Surah AlInaam, Surah Al-Nahl-AlNoor-35), (Moominoon). According to Dr. M. Laiq Ali Khan: “Zaitoon (Olive) the sign of peace and friendship in this world has its description in Holy Qur’an Allah (swt) says”
By the fig and olive
And the mount of Sinai
And the city of security
We have indeed created man in the best of moulds
Then do we abase him (to be) the lowest of low
Except such as believe and do righteous deeds for they shall have a reward unfailing
What then, can after this, make you deny the last judgement
Is not Allah the wisest of judges”
(The Fig, Surah 95)


Some Amazing Benefits of Olive Oil

The Vitamin E contained in Olives is the body’s primary fat-soluble antioxidant. Anti-oxidants help to strengthen the body’s immune system; reducing the severity of asthma, cancer, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, premature ageing, as well as delaying the effects of ageing.

Olives contain compounds called polyphenols that appear to have significant anti-inflammatory properties. Imam as-Suyuti comments that in using olive oil as a balm, you fortify your limbs and as a result reduce inflammation.



The Prophet (saws) stated that it is a good remedy for intestinal inflammations. Therefore it was used in the cases of G.I.T ulcers and found very much effective. It is also observed that no remedy equates the benefits of olive oil in hyper acidity and gas troubles.


Taken from The Miracle Of Olive Oil Watkins Publishing


Helps with Indigestion
Olive oil stimulates the production of bile in the liver and its expulsion from the gallbladder into the intestine.
This means it can help prevent indigestion caused by the poor digestion of fats.Consume one to two tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil with each fatty meal. 

Blocked Ears

Olive oil can soften wax that is blocking the ear. Put one or two drops of warm oil into the affected ear twice a day for a week.


AcneThe antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of extra-virgin olive oil can help with this common skin problem. Apply to the area two or three times a day.DandruffAntifungal properties in extra-virgin olive oil can help alleviate this condition. Apply oil to the scalp and cover with a shower cap or plastic carrier bag. Relax for an hour then shampoo hair. Repeat twice a week.
Flavonoids in the oil can stop this virus from multiplying. Apply extra-virgin olive oil to the wart then cover with a plaster. Repeat twice a day for three to six weeks.

Some Amazing Benefits by Dr Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

Supports Heart Health

Olive oil has nutrients that support the heart and brain, and the Omega-3s in olive oil make blood flow easier. The antioxidants found in the oil protect against aging by reducing damage from free radicals and oxidative stress. [1] Populations who consume the highest amounts of olive oil enjoy low rates of coronary heart disease.

A Natural Sunscreen

Next time you go to the beach, skip the chemicals and use olive oil for protection from the sun. It’s what people around the world have done for thousands of years. Recent studies support this traditional use as olive oil has a higher SPF than other natural oils. [11]

Promotes Smooth Skin

Rubbing a little olive oil on the skin provides essential vitamins and nutrients, keeping the skin nourished and smooth. This could mean fewer wrinkles. Studies have also found consuming olive oil regularly affects the overall health of the skin, possibly protecting against aging and wrinkles. [12]


Watch This Amazing Video on Olive Oil for Hair Growth

Olive Oil For Beauty

Incorporate Olive Oil in Your Diet

The juice of the olive, otherwise known as olive oil (Zayt), is a delicious source of antioxidants. This oil is monounsaturated, and it has a positive effect on the cholesterol level in our blood streams, by helping to reduce it. Monounsaturated fats are an important part of our diets. These oils act to keep cholesterol from sticking to our artery walls, and thus combating against diseases such as heart disease and strokes. Not only that, but they help to control blood sugar, a big plus in offering protection against Diabetes.

As regards to the Zaytun tree, Allah (Ta’ala) says:

”And a tree that grows on mount Saini which provides oil – and enjoyment for those who eat it”


Simple Recovery Snack
The beloved Prophet Muhammad used to eat bread dipped in Olive Oil. Why not try Bread dipped in peppery olive oil with fresh herbs and sea  salt…It’s one of the most amazing culinary delights.


Or farm fresh salad with all kinds of chopped vegetables, sprinkled with lemon and peppery olive oil…


RECIPE: Taken from Green Prophet

Lebanese Okra in Olive Oil Zaitoon


Okra in Olive Oil


3 cups tender young okra pods
10 pearl onions
3 medium sized tomatoes
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (coriander leaves)
8 cloves garlic
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper

Crush garlic. Add cilantro and chop it finely, together with the garlic.

Trim the pods of their hard stem ends. Wash well, drain, and tumble in a clean towel to dry them.

Slice the tomatoes thickly.

Fry the okra in deep, hot olive oil until just tender. Remove the okra and fry onions in same oil till soft and golden. Pour off most of the oil and fry the cilantro mixture for 1 minute.

Cover the bottom of a large pan with a layer of sliced tomatoes. Cover the tomatoes with the okra. Scatter the onions over it. Pour the lemon juice over the vegetables, and spoon the cilantro mixture over all.  Make a depression in the center of the okra and fill it with the onions. Spoon the cilantro over all. Season with salt and pepper.

Cover and bring the vegetables to a gentle boil over medium heat. Turn the heat down immediately and simmer, uncovered, until most of the liquid is reduced. Check the seasoning.

Spoon the cooked okra into a serving dish. Cover, chill, and serve cold.

Zaitoon Persian Lime Salad Dressing


Most vinaigrettes get the majority of their flavor from vinegar. However, this simple vinaigrette gets a burst of citrus from Persian Lime Fusion extra virgin olive oil, which is rounded out with the sweet tang of a balsamic vinegar. Even better, you can decide how much citrus you want in your dressing by adjusting the amounts of the non-flavored or fused extra virgin olive oil you use.


3 T  Balsamic Vinegar

1 T mild extra virgin olive oil

2 T Persian Lime Fusion Olive Oil



1. Pour the balsamic into a bowl and get out a whisk.

2. Slowly drizzle in the Persian Lime Olive Oil. Taste the dressing. If you like it, stop.

3. If it has too strong of a citrus flavor, begin drizzling in the mild olive oil until it has the right taste.






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