Eating from the Kitchen of Prophet Muhammad (saaw) Vinegar الخل





Eating from the Kitchen of Prophet

Muhammad (saaw) Vinegar الخل



Foods that heal the mind, body and soul : Optimum healing from the inside out

“A household which has vinegar will never suffer from poverty”. “Vinegar is a comfort for man” Narrated by Muslim. “Allah has put blessing in vinegar, for truly it was used by the Prophets before me.
Narrated by Ayesha, Muslim and Ibn Maja.


Dear Readers,


It seems like a life time when we last presented you with a healing goodness from the kitchen of Prophet Muhammad (saaw). Today we bring you the miracles of Vinegar. Vinegar is a powerhouse of nutrition that help the body repair damage. Food is essential in recovery from all kinds of eating disorders.Eating disorders can do a lot of damage to your health. People with eating disorders often don’t get the nutrients their bodies need to stay healthy and work properly. It’s very important to get help for an eating disorder. They can cause many serious health problems. Eating disorders can be treated. Many people can improve their quality of life, or recover from an eating disorder, with support from different health experts. Regular medical check-ups can help identify and treat any concerns about physical health.

Incorporating Sunnah foods in your diet results in optimal healing.  Sunnah diet contains a variety of foods as the cornerstone of healthy eating. I am a strong advocate for Sunnah foods and I believe that these foods not just heal our body, but also your mind and soul. Many people fail to experience satiety during their recovery. Food restriction is a big stress for the body so in recovery you don’t want to trigger that stress again by going overly hungry. Using Sunnah foods in recovery gives you that experience of feeling not just full but also you experience the feeling of tranquillity and satisfaction. You know deep in your heart, what you are eating is pure goodness and pure blessing and that these foods will heal you and energize you, whether it’s superfoods like grapes, walnuts, fenugreek or figs, everything will work miracles for you in your recovery.


Dates: sugary and comfort foods can be a way to sooth the emotional healing process in recovery and dates are a great plant-based source of sweet.  Combine with nut butters  for a snack that sustains longer.



Vinegar الخل



Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, took hold of my hand one day and led me to his residence. Some pieces of bread were given to him and the Prophet said, “Are there any condiments?” They said, “None but some vinegar.” The Prophet said, “Verily, vinegar is an excellent condiment.” Jabir said, “I have always loved vinegar ever since I heard this from the Prophet.” Talha said, “I have always loved vinegar ever since I heard this from Jabir.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2052

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

جَابِرَ بْنَ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ يَقُولُ أَخَذَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِيَدِي ذَاتَ يَوْمٍ إِلَى مَنْزِلِهِ فَأَخْرَجَ إِلَيْهِ فِلَقًا مِنْ خُبْزٍ فَقَالَ مَا مِنْ أُدُمٍ فَقَالُوا لَا إِلَّا شَيْءٌ مِنْ خَلٍّ قَالَ فَإِنَّ الْخَلَّ نِعْمَ الْأُدُمُ قَالَ جَابِرٌ فَمَا زِلْتُ أُحِبُّ الْخَلَّ مُنْذُ سَمِعْتُهَا مِنْ نَبِيِّ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَقَالَ طَلْحَةُ مَا زِلْتُ أُحِبُّ الْخَلَّ مُنْذُ سَمِعْتُهَا مِنْ جَابِرٍ

2052 صحيح مسلم كتاب الأشربة باب فضيلة الخل والتأدم به

Eating Disorders come with many health complications.

Some symptoms of anorexia nervosa are:

  • thin, weak bones (osteopenia or osteoporosis)
  • hair and nails that break easily
  • dry and yellowish skin
  • fine hair growing all over the body (lanugo)
  • low iron levels and weak muscles
  • constipation
  • low blood pressure, slowed breathing and pulse
  • drop in body temperature, feel cold all the time
  • lack of energy
  • (for girls and women) not having periods

Some symptoms of bulimia nervosa are:

  • sore throat
  • swollen glands in the neck and under the jaw
  • decay in tooth enamel and very sensitive teeth
  • heartburn
  • pain in the stomach and intestine
  • kidney failure
  • dehydrated

People who try to get rid of calories after they eat by throwing up (or other forms of purging) will have many of these symptoms.

People with binge-eating disorder (BED) have regular episodes of binge eating (eating large amounts of food, and losing control of their eating). People with BED are at risk of developing:

  • type 2 diabetes
  • high cholesterol
  • high blood pressure
  • digestive problems
  • heart problems

Some of these complications can also be caused by an unhealthy eating pattern —for example, frequent dieting.

Vinegar helps with the following ailments;

  • Arthritic pains
  • Blood pressure
  • Uneven skin pigmentation
  • Bleeding gums
  • Toothache
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Weak/thin Bones
  • Weight gain
  • Cancer
  • Yeast Infections
  • Fungal infections
  • Sore Throat
  • Stomach upset
  • Burping / passing wind due to poor digestion
  • Nasal Congestion

Vinegar for medicinal usage is often prepared by adding 3 or 4 teaspoons of whole black cumin seeds into the liquid, before tightly closing the bottle and then refrigerating this mixture for at least two weeks. The seeds can then be strained out using a piece of muslin cloth and used in cooking or discarded. The resulting vinegar is darker in colour and contains all the natural minerals and goodness from the seeds.


Eating Disorders and Gastrointestinal Issues:

Vinegar is primarily known to help ease indigestion by stimulating the stomach and intestines, helping them work faster. A tonic of one tablespoon of vinegar mixed in a cup of warm water and sipped slowly will help ease indigestion and bloating.


Oral Health, teeth and gums:

Gargling with hot vinegar helps toothache, relieves pain and benefits the gums.


Fungal Infection:

Hot vinegar also helps the healing of fungal nail infections since it is acidic and kills bacteria in the nail and in the nail bed.


Skin Pigmentation:


Vinegar can also be used to help even out skin pigmentation and dark spots, but it has a drying effect so it should be mixed with black cumin seed oil (in equal parts) and the applied to the skin avoiding the eye area. It also helps to exfoliate the skin. It can be left on for an hour and then gently washed off with soap and warm water.


Protecting Heart:

Many heart attacks are caused by high fats and cholesterol in your blood. The fiber in raw vinegar helps to absorb fats and cholesterol by expelling them from the body as waste materials.


Balancing Sugar Levels:


The dietary fibre from the skins and seeds of the original fruits used to make the raw vinegar is also helpful in controlling glucose levels in the blood.


Healing Recipes


Vinegar is a condiment that was favored by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).  It has numerous health benefits and flavors everything from salads and cooked vegetables and acts as a meat tenderizer in marinades and more.




Fig and Roasted walnut salad with

honey balsamic vinaigrette

This incredible salad has all the goodness and is enriched in fatty acids and minerals and has vital ingredients from the kitchen of Prophet Muhammad (saaw) heavenly figs, omega enriched walnuts, blessed honey, olive oil and vinegar.



Dried Figs, red onion and roasted walnuts give this salad plenty of flavour and texture.



    • 1/4 cup walnut pieces
    • 12 dried figs
    • 8 cups spinach
    • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
    • 1/4 cup crumbled feta chees
    • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1.5 teaspoon dijon mustard
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed


    1. preheat oven to 350
    2. place walnut pieces on a baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes or until nuts are golden brown and fragrant. Remove from heat and cool.
    3. In a large salad bowl, toss figs, spinach, onion, feta cheese and roasted walnuts
    4. in a jar, combine olive oil, vinegar, honey, mustard, and garlic. Shake to combine.







This vegetable side dish is as rustic and straightforward as you can get. It is the kind of perfect complimentary  dish when serving some roasted meat or poultry. It has all the goodness and blessed sunnah ingredients like courgette, olive oil and

yield: SERVES 4-6 prep time: 10 MINUTES cook time: 1 HOUR total time: 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES

A peasant style of preparing zucchini



  • 6 Medium Zucchini, Ends Trimmed And Cut Into 1/2-inch Slices
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons  Vinegar


    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
    2. Place the zucchini, oil, salt, pepper, chilli flakes and parsley in an oven-proof casserole dish, then toss to mix well.
    3. Roast the zucchini until very soft and beginning to brown, stirring every so often, for 1 hour.
    4. Remove the pan from the oven and stir in the  vinegar.
  1. Serve warm or at room temperature.


 If you have any medical conditions or questions about adding it into your diet, please consult your health practitioner, before making any changes to ensure that there will be no interactions with your condition or medications you are currently taking. 



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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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