1. In Hadith & Quran it is called Sidr (السدر)
2.In English it is called as Jujube, lote tree, lotus tree.
3. Botanical name is Ziziphus spinachristi and Ziziphus jujube.
4. In Hindi it is called as Ber.
The Sidr tree is an ancient tree, mentioned four times in the Qur’an.
Quranic references of Sidr (السدر)
It is mentioned 4 times in Quran: –
1. Sura Saba, verse no 16.
2. Sura Waaq’ah, verse no 27 to 33.
3. Sura Najm, verse no 7 to 12.
4. Sura Najm, verse no 16-17.
It is mentioned as an Earth tree.
Also in one reference it is called as Paradise tree.
🌿Sidr the first eatable of Hazrat ADAM (عليهالسلام) on earth
Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said that Hazrat Adam (a.s) ate this (السدر) fruit the first, on earth among other fruits. : Reference Abu Nu-aim: 805.
🌿Our Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم’s guidance of Sidr (السدر)
Sidrat Al-Muntha at Miraaj Night
1. Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم saw Sidrat Al-Muntha (sidr (lote) tree of the utmost boundary) on miraaj night; its fruits were like pitchers Hajar (like pots).
Reference At-Tibbe Nabawi: 803.
Jannah’s Sidr: –
2. Hazrat Saleem Bin Aamir رضي الله عنه says that, once a man asked Rasulullaah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, that Allah Ta’lah has spoken about sidr tree in Quran, and this Sidr has thorns which gives pain to people, Rasulullaah ﷺ assured him that sidr tree of Jannah will not have thorns & fruit will be in place of thorns, they will have 72 types of colour & taste, & all will be different from each other.
Reference Tafseer Ibn Kaseer volume no. 7; page no. 525.
🌿Benefits of Sidr
It is mentioned in Fathul Bari that Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم guided that, there is no comparison of Sidr (السدر), and there are main 3 benefits (Ausaaf) (اوصاف) of it.
1.Its shade is cooling and (ممدود ظل) is relaxing for the people,
2. Its fruit is delicious (لذيذ طعام)
3.It has sweet smell (ذكيه واءحة).
Fathul Bari volume no. 7; page no. 313.
🌿Bath the dead body with Sidr water
🔹️Hazrat Umme Atiya رضي الله عنها says that one daughter of Rasulullaah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم died, & Rasulullaah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم told us to give bath to his daughter’s body for odd numbers of time 3 or 5 or more times if you think necessary, with water boiled with Sidr leaves & lastly apply Kaafur (الكافور) or anything made from Kaafur (الكافور سدر) & when you finish inform me.
Reference Bukhari: 1263; Book no. 23; In English volume 2; Book no. 23; Hadees no. 353. According to Bulugh Al-Maram: 544; Book no, 3, In English book no.3; Hadees no. 12 that daughter was Hazrat Zainab رضي الله عنها.
🔹️Narrated by Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنه that once a sahabi died due to a fall from a camel, his neck got broken and he died, Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم asked to bath his body with water & leaves of sidr (السدر). (This happened at the time of hajjatul wida).
Reference Bukhari: 1265; Book no. 23; In English volume 2; Book no. 23; Hadees no. 355 & Tirmizi: 990. (Water boiled with sidr leaves is to be used).
🔹️Hazrat Qais Bin Asim رضي الله عنه narrated that he accepted Islam and Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم ordered him to perform Ghusl with water and Sidr. : Reference Tirmizi: 605; Book no. ; In English volume no. 2 Book No. 1, Hadees no 605.
Content of it
🔹️ It is nourishing and energetic.
🔹️It has all nutritive values.
carbohydrates, sugars, fibers, protein, vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B7, C,A, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, selenium, copper, volatile oils, sulphur Etc.
Scientific benefits of Sidr
🔹️The Sidr leaves, which are rich in calcium, iron and magnesium ,have a therapeutic effect that fights many ill health conditions.
🔹️Their strong anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties are used in the making of natural wound disinfectants while the oil extracted from the resin is used for deodorants.
🔹️Moreover, the leaves are strong components of a herbal shampoo that treats dandruff as well as head lice.
🔹️As an anti-inflammatory agent, the Sidr leaves soothe swollen eyes, abscesses, furuncles
🔹️ it combats obesity as well.
🔹️Even when the Sidr tree is turned into ashes, it is a health benefactor which is used in the treatment of snakebites.
How to use Sidr (jujube) powder
1. Sidr for Ghusl
“It is Mashru` (Islamically prescribed) for anyone who wants to embrace Islam to first say Shahadah then perform Ghusl. This is according to many Hadees. It was narrated by Qays ibn `Asim Radiallahu anhu that when he wanted to embrace Islam, Prophetﷺ ordered him to perform Ghusl using water and Sidr & also to give bath to dead body with it, because it has Natural cleansing agent like soap (Contains saponins, tannins, anti-bacterial agents and alkaloids).
2. Sidr for washing the dead: Add one cup of sidr powder to a bucket of water. Make it frothy with your fingers before using.
3. Sidr for hair and body:
🔹️Sidr leaf powder is an excellent hair and skin cleanse. Can be used as face mask and hair mask. Must try
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🔹️You could do it every 3 to 4 days and then wash out the hair. In between put Blackseed oil only
Sidr powder for hair
♦️washes hair delicately
♦️is a moisturizing conditioner
♦️strengthens the hair
♦️makes hair more silky and voluminous
♦️anti inflammatory- soothes itchy, irritated,
♦️anti infective. Treats dandruff
♦️prevents herbal hair dye washout
Sidr powder for skin
♦️ deep cleanses delicately
♦️purifying and astringent
♦️soothes and freshens skin
♦️ideal for acne, combination and dry skin
♦️treats and prevents eczema, dermatitis and
🔹️Add 1 tablespoon of powdered sidr to approximately 1 cup of warm water. Mix it vigorously with your fingers to make it frothy and like soap suds. Wash your hair with it, leave on for a few minutes while washing the rest of your body, then rinse out completely. A day after hair has been washed with sidr it will be shiny and full of volume Insha Allaah!
🔹️Sidr with lukewarm water and blackseed oil .make a paste and apply in hair .wear a showercap for about 20 minutes n rinse off! Alhamdulillah amazing amazing results in 1 use.. truly the sunnah ways of our beloved Nabi ﷺ is proving right alhamdulillah Simply mix with lukewarm water and add blackseed oil for extra benefits..apply as face and hair mask. Wear a showercap leave for half n hour n rinse
🔹️Alhmd im doing so well with the blackseed my allergies at total bay. i do have a sudden onset but definately not near as bad as it was! when i do, i increase my intake of the blackseed orally, and also make a paste with Sidr Leaf powder and Blackseed oil and apply it. Super soothing and totally anti inflammatory. was the best thing i added to my daily routine.