Over 1436 years ago, when a child was born, the Prophet (PBUH) made it his sunnah (recommended religious habit) to take a small part of a date and place it in his mouth. He would then chew it until it was soft and then rub it onto the palate of the new born baby. This is called Tahneek.
The date fruit has an extremely high sugar content, 93g in a single fruit.
“Abu Burdah reported from Abu Musa, who said: `I had a new-born baby; I took him to the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, who called him Ibrahim. The Prophet chewed a date then he took it and rubbed the inside of the baby’s mouth with it.'” – Ref
Today, BBC News has reported that “experts” have said – “A dose of sugar given as a gel rubbed into the inside of the cheek is a cheap and effective way to protect premature babies against brain damage.”
This is why Muslims follow the sunnah of the messenger without questioning it. ?
Science is only now discovering a tradition that was introduced 1436 years ago because Islam was and still is the forefront of development.
Link to the BBC article – http://www.bbc.com/news/health-24224206
Let this be known to Modern Muslims that all Fashion & all Science ends from where Sunnat begins.
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