Issue no. 09

Editorial

Allah says: “lit from a blessed tree, an olive, neither of the east ( i.e. neither it gets sun rays only in the morning) nor of the west (i.e.  Nor it gets sun rays only on the afternoon, but it is exposed to the sun all day long), whose oil will almost grow forth (of itself), though no fire touched it.” (24:35)

Tirmizi and ibn Majah narrated that Abu Hurairah (R.A) related from the prophet that he said: “ eat the olive and use it as an ointment, because it is produced by a blessed tree.”

 

Olive (zait) is not hot and wet in the first degree. Also, the quality of the oil depends on the tree that produces it. For instance, the best type of olive oil is that squeezed from ripe olives, while oil from unripe olives is cold and dry. Red olives produce oil that is between these while black olives produce hot and wet oil. Olive oil helps against poisons, work as a laxative and rids the body of  worms. Old olive oil leans more towards being hot and decomposing. When the oil is blended with water, it becomes less hot and milder and thus more beneficial. All kinds of olive oil soften the skin and slow the ageing process. The salty water blended with oil helps burned skin against blistering. It also strengthens the gums, while olive oil help against skin infections, sores, septic ulcer and hives. There many other benefits of olive oil.