Nabeez – The Favourite Drink of Prophet Muhammad

Nabeez was the favourite drink of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). It is a drink made with soaked raisins or dates. Nabeez created with raisins is more delicious.

how to make nabeez drink

How to Make Nabeez

After Isha prayer, soak around 100 grams of raisins or some dates in 1 litre of drinkable / healthy water, & keep the utensil covered with a plate. Manaqqa raisins is the best variety for making Nabeez, but other types can also be used.

Next morning, you can drink the water & eat the soaked fruit, or just use your blender (water + soaked fruit) to obtain a beautiful / cloudy Nabeez.

Nabeez should be consumed within 12 hours after the raisins or dates are soaked in water, but if it is kept air tight inside the refrigerator, it will not spoil for 2-3 days. It becomes more sweeter in refrigerator after 24 hours. Nabeez can be served cold to the guests as an alternative to tea, coffee, soda and juice. This would bring a Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) to life. It is not advisable to mix raisins & dates together; their Nabeez should be made separately.

Hadith on Nabeez

Narrated Ad-Daylami:
We came to the Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) and said to him: O Apostle of Allah, you know who we are, from where we are and to whom we have come. He said: To Allah and His Apostle. We said: Apostle of Allah, we have grapes; what should we do with them? He said: Make them raisins. We then asked: What should we do with raisins? He replied: Steep them in the morning and drink in the evening, and steep them in the evening and drink in the morning. Steep them in skin vessels and do not steep them in earthen jar, for it is delayed in pressing, it becomes vinegar. (From Sunan Abu Dawood)

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin:
Amrah said on the authority of Aisha that she would steep dates for the Apostle of Allah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) in the morning. When the evening came, he took his dinner and drank it after his dinner. If anything remained, she poured it out. She then would steep for him at night. When the morning came, he took his morning meal and drank it after his morning meal. She said: The skin vessel was washed in the morning and in the evening. My father (Hayyan) said to her: Twice a day? She said: Yes. (From Sunan Abu Dawood)

Nabeez is a soothing drink which you should try. It is a Sunnah, so you will get energy as well as reward for drinking it.

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