Eating Disorder Healing Recipe: Barley Porridge Talbeenah





There is no doubt that barley has many benefits, some of which have been discovered in modern studies, such as: lowering cholesterol, treating the heart, treating depression, treating high blood sugar and high blood pressure, softening the stools and soothing the colon. Studies have also demonstrated the importance of barley in reducing the incidence of colon cancer. 

Dr. Sahba’ Bunduq said – after noting the benefits mentioned above and discussing them in detail: 

In this sense, talbeenah is a protection against diseases of the heart and circulatory system, as it protects the arteries from arteriosclerosis – especially the major arteries of the heart. It also protects against angina, reduction of blood supply and cardiac infarction. 

As for those who have actually been affected by these vascular and cardiac problems, talbeenah, with its health benefits, can play an important role in preventing their symptoms from getting worse. This shows the miraculous nature of the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “Talbeenah soothes the heart of the sick.

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Please find below a healing Sunnah Recipes by Muslim Hands: Talbeenah.  Talbeenah is a broth that is made from two spoonfuls of barley flour with bran, then a cup of water is added to that and it is cooked over a low fire for five minutes.

Some people add a spoonful of honey to it.

We hope you’ll you’ll use this amazing healing recipe in your journey to recovery and healing, I’m a huge believer of incorporating Sunnah Foods in Journey to Well-being. If it wasn’t for Sunnah foods and especially dates, I wouldn’t be where I am in life today. Talbeenah is an amazing staple in Breakfast and as a snack. It can be consumed hot or cold, depending on your pallet and weather. The benefits of Talbeenah are numerous.

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Sunnah Recipes: Barley Talbeenah

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Struggling to keep up our strength is a feeling we know all too well during this blessed month. The Prophet (saw) showed us that there are ways to deal with the internal battle between our hearts craving Allah and our stomachs craving sustenance – simply eating the right foods. Prophet Muhammad (saw) avoided such fatigue by eating foods that are high in energy with proven individual healing qualities. Using the foods that the Prophet (saw) enjoyed eating, we’ve compiled a number of different delicious recipes and treats to try out this Ramadan




Talbeenah – A porridge prepared using barley and milk


1 cup of milk

1 & 1/2 tablespoons of barley flour

Honey to sweeten


1. Put the milk in a pot on medium heat and throw in the barley flour. Use the finer particles of the flour.

2. Cook for about 10-15 minutes. Constantly stir to avoid lumpiness.

3. The mixture will thicken a bit.

4. Sweeten with honey and serve.


  • Add elachie powder for extra taste
  • 2-3 chopped dates per cup of milk can also be added
  • Raw honey tastes much better than normal honey in talbeenah

Besides the immense health benefits outlined above, our greatest rewards really lie in following the Sunnah. Allah said to His Messenger (saw): ’Say (to mankind), if you love Allah, follow me – Allah will love you and forgive your sins’ (Qur’an 3:31).


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Islam and Eating Disorders founded in 2012 – run by Maha Khan, the blog creates awareness of Eating Disorders in the Muslim world, offers information and support for sufferers and their loved ones.

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