An Apple a Day!

Jabir b. ‘Umar al-Saksaki narrated from Muhammad b. ‘Isa from Ayyub b. Faddala from Muhammad b. Muslim, who said: Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, said: “If people knew what there was in apples, they would treat their sick only with it. Surely it is the quickest thing to benefit the heart, particularly its…Read more An Apple a Day!

Could Bread be the Forbidden Fruit?

QUESTION: If Adam and Hawwa (Eve), peace be upon them, ate wheat, could bread be the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge?

What was the “Forbidden Fruit” in the Garden of Eden?

A popular misconception is that the "forbidden fruit" was an apple, neither the Qur'an or the Bible substantiate this claim. As for what the fruit was, no one really knows but some popular candidates proposed by scholars are the pomegranate, fig, grape, citron, and even wheat. Ironically the latter, which isn't even a fruit, may well…Read more What was the “Forbidden Fruit” in the Garden of Eden?

By Virtue thereof, He causes crops to grow