In this episode of Meals from the Sunnah, we combine dates and cucmbers to make a Prophetic dish.

Abdullah ibn Ja’far reported: 

I saw the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, eating fresh dates with cucumbers.

Sahih Muslim 

Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) combined cucumbers with ripe dates saying: “the heat of the latter is reduced by the coolness of the former.”

(Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood and Ibn Majah)


  1. Date 
  2. Cucumber sliced


  • Deseed date
  • Place thinly sliced cucumber inside date 

More Prophetic Recipes:

  1. Talbina
  2. Saweeq (The Original Date Balls)
  3. Thareed (Favourite Meal of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ )
  4. Nabidh