‘Ajwah (العجوة) is type of dates which grows mainly in the region of al-Madinah. It has a special place in Islamic tradition, as it is from al-Jannah (Paradise). It has been narrated by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to consume these dates as they improve the health. Consuming seven ‘ajwah dates in the morning protects the person from magic and poison for that day. Recent studies on the ‘Ajwah date has shown that it is rich in nutrition and has numerous health benefits – more than other types of dates.


  1. Sahih Muslim 2048
  2. Sahih al-Bukhari 5779
  3. Sunan Ibn Majah 3456
  4. The Noble Qur’an, Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali and Muhammad Muhsin Khan, Darussalam
  5. Ajwa Dates contain Cancer-Preventing property – King Saud University (KSU)