Eating 7 dates (Ajwa) Protects Muslims from Magic and Poison?

Any one who claimed to be a prophet of God in the Bible brought a message which would be accurate and come to pass. Otherwise if the message didn’t come to pass as was said that person would be called a false prophet. Additionally, anyone who worships another “god” other than Yahweh would also be false.

In this article we’re going to put one of Muhammad’s prophecies to test and see if it is from God? According to the Sunnah (sayings of the prophet) Muhammad taught that if Muslims ate 7 dates (Ajwa), they would be protected from magic or poison.

The above Hadith is Sahih meaning it’s authentic, here Muhammad claims by eating dates a person will not be effected by magic of poison. One can only imagine that for Muhammad to teach this means he himself keeps this practice, otherwise he would be teaching something that he himself is not willing to practice.

As we’ve stated earlier in order for a person to be a prophet of God their teaching must be without any error. But there’s a problem because Muhammad was effected by black magic, we find this in Sahih al-Bukhari 3175

Muhammad had to be suffering from delusions, there are even other hadith’s which elaborate on this one saying that Muhammad thought he had sexual intercourse with his wives, but it was not true as he only imagined it.

If Muhammad thought he had sexual intercourse with his wives but in-fact he didn’t (he was living in a fantasy world), what kind of black magic was he under for him for him to think he had intercourse when he really didn’t? How can any Muslim be confident in the Qur’an coming from a delusional man. Additionally, Muhammad was under the influence of black magic for a long period of 6 months possibly 1 year.

In Fatwa Number: 65087 which speaks about Muhammad under the influence of black magic reads: It has been proven in the two Sahihs and others that the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, bewitched Labid bin Al-A’sam from the Jews of Zuraiq, and the period during which the magic struck him was forty days. In some accounts, it is six months. Some scholars combined the two accounts that the duration of the operation from its beginning to its end was six months; But its direct impact on him, may God bless him and grant him peace, was only forty days. Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar reported in Al-Fath on the authority of Ibn Sa’d that he said: When the Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace, returned from Al-Hudaybiyah in Dhu Al-Hijjah and entered Muharram in the year seven, the chiefs of the Jews came to Labid bin Al-A’sam, who was an ally in Bani Zuraiq and was a magician. We bewitched, and we bewitched Muhammad, and we did nothing, and we make for you that you bewitch him for us to bewitch him, so they made him three dinars, so he stayed forty nights..and in a narration…six months, and it can be combined that the six months from the beginning of his change of mood, and the forty days from its firmness. This text shows the year in which the magic took place, as well as its duration, and that it is forty days, or six months, and we did not find a statement that exceeds six months, which indicates that the saying of a full year is incorrect.

فقد ثبت في الصحيحين وغيرهما أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم سحره لبيد بن الأعصم من يهود زريق، وكانت ا التيفقد ثبت في الصحيحين وغيرهما أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم سحره لبيد بن الأعصم من يهود زريق، وكانت المدة التي أصابه فيها السحر أربعين يوما. وفي بعض الروايات أنها ستة أشهر. وجمع بعض أهل العلم بين الروايتين بأن مدة العملية من بدايتها إلى نهايتها كانت ستة أشهر؛ لكن تأثيرها المباشر عليه صلى الله عليه وسلم كانت مدته أربعين يوما فقط. ونقل الحافظ ابن حجر في الفتح عن ابن سعد قال: لما رجع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من الحديبية في ذي الحجة ودخل المحرم من سنة سبع جاءت رؤساء اليهود إلى لبيد بن الأعصم، وكان حليفا في بني زريق وكان ساحرا فقالوا يا أبا الأعصم: أنت أسحرنا وقد سحرنا محمدا فلم نصنع شيئا ونحن نجعل لك جعلا على أن تسحره لنا سحرا ينكؤه، فجعلوا له ثلاثة دنانير، فأقام أربعين ليلة.. وفي رواية … ستة أشهر، ويمكن الجمع بأن تكون الستة أشهر من ابتداء تغير مزاجه، والأربعين يوما من استحكامه. فهذا النص يبين السنة التي وقع فيها السحر كما يبين مدته، وأنه أربعين يوما، أو ستة أشهر، ولم نقف على قول يزيد على ستة أشهر مما يدل على أن القول بمدة عام كامل غير صحيح.

You can read the Fatwa by Muslims for yourself at the following link

In the above Hadith we ‘re told that Muhammad suffered from being poisoned and died because of such the food he ate at Khaibar which was supplied by a Jewish woman.


Certain questions are raised if Muhammad is a prophet of god and taught that eating 7 dates would protect from black magic and poison, then why was he under black magic and poisoned to death? If Muslims want to say Muhammad didn’t eat dates the days in which he was effected means Muhammad is not following his Sunnah. Therefore, he would be a hypocrite for teaching others to follow his teachings yet he doesn’t follow it himself.

Islam has to be the most illogical belief ever, Muslims claim Muhammad is the best of the prophets, they even go as far to say he’s the best of Allah’s creation. Yet Muhammad died like a false prophet according to the Qur’an. Allah said if Muhammad were to give any false sayings he (Allah) would cut Muhammad’s aorta.

And in the above Hadith (Sahih al-Bukhari 4428) that speaks of Muhammad’s death by poison and he (Muhammad) said he feels like his aorta is being cut from the poison. Lastly, why did Allah allow for Muhammad to die in this way, Islam teaches that Allah decrees how a person will die which means Allah choose for Muhammad to die like a false prophet.

And if Muhammad is the greatest of the prophets why didn’t Allah save Muhammad just as he saved Isa according to the Qur’an, doesn’t this mean that Isa (fake Jesus) is greater than Muhammad?

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