Vinegar is a liquid produced from the fermentation of ethanol in a process that yields its key ingredient, acetic acid. It is a natural source of B-vitamins, Vitamin C and trace minerals. It is a food beloved by the prophets, the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:
“Allah has put blessing in vinegar, for truly it was used by the Prophets before me.”
Narrated by Ayesha, Muslim and Ibn Maja.
‘The best of condiments or condiment is vinegar’. hadith
condiment is any seasonings used to enhance the flavor of food like salt and pepper.
“A household which has vinegar will never suffer from poverty”.
Narrated by Umm, Tirmidhi, Baihaqi
“Vinegar is a comfort for man” Narrated by Muslim.
Jabir narrated, “The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, took me one day with him to his house. He was served some bread. He asked: ‘Is there any dip?’ They replied ‘No, only some vinegar.’ He said, ‘Vinegar is a good dip.’
Jabir used to say, “I have loved vinegar since I heard it from Allah’s Prophet”.
Naf’a said, “I have loved vinegar since I heard it from Jabir.”
Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasa’i
I think the narrations from our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) should be more than enough to encourage us to keep vinegar in our homes and use it to benefit from this blessed food. It has been proved that vinegar has exceptional properties to cure and help relieve many modern ailments including:
– Help with arthritic pains
– Reduce Blood pressure
– Cholesterol control
– Diabetes – helpful in controlling glucose levels in the blood
– To have strong bones
– To fight yeast infections
– Relieve of chest congestion
– Relieve of sore throat
– Relieve of nasal congestions
It is always in our benefit in this world and for the hereafter that we be grateful and follow the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW), please use and keep vinegar in your homes, a very powerful blessed food with numerous health benefits used by our Prophets.
Nadia Hassan Suleiman
Health Researcher &
Natural Health Advocate