The Blessed HAIS – Tibb-e-Nabawi

The Blessed HAIS

يا رَبِّ أسْألُكَ مِنَ الخَيْرِ كُلِّهِ، يا رَبِّ افْتَحْ لِي بِخَيْرٍ واخْتِمْ لي بِخَيْرٍ، وآتِنِي تَشَوُّقاً إلى لِقَائِكَ مِن غَيْرِ ضَرَّاءَ مُضِرَّةٍ ولا فِتنَةٍ مَضِلَّةٍ وقِنِي السَّيِّئاتِ ومَن تَقِ السَّيِّئاتِ يَوْمئذٍ فَقَدْ رَحِمْتَهُ وذلكَ هُوَ الفَوْزُ العَظِيْمُ

HAIS ~ A confectionary made with Saweeq (Sattu) and Dates

وفي حديث أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه قال: فخرج بها حتى إذا بلغنا سد الروحاء حلت، فبنى بها. فلما أصبح قال: من كان عنده فضل زاد فليأتنا به، فكان الرجل يجيء بفضل التمر وفضل السويق، حتى جعلوا من ذلك حيساً في نطع صغير، فجعلوا يأكلون من ذلك الحيس، ويشربون من حياضٍ إلى جنبهم من ماء السماء، فكانت تلك وليمة رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم على صفية رضي الله عنها-.

Narrated by Anas Bin Malik Radi Allaho Anh, that on the way when we were returning from Khyber (at Sadd-al-Rohaa’), Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam said in the morning “Whatever food a person has, he should bring it to us”. So a man brought some dates & Saweeq (Sattu). We mixed them together in a small pot & we ate from that Hais & we drank from the ponds around that had rain water, and that was the Waleemah of Safyah Radi Allaho Anha.

حدثنا ابن أبي عمر: أخبرنا سفيان بن عيينة عن وائل بن داود عن ابنه نوف، عن الزهري، عن أنس بن مالك: ” أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أولم على صفية بنت حيي بسويق وتمر

Reported by Ibn Umar Radi Allaho Anh that Anas Bin Malik Radi Allaho Anh said “Waleemah offered by Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam (at his marriage with Safyah Bint Hayy Radi Allaho Anha) was a confectionary (Hais) made with Saweeq (Sattu) and dates.

Hais is no doubt the miracle of my Allah’s creations, & it is the most delicious confectionary of this world, it is the blessed sweet which was served to Sahabah at Waleemah of Umm ul Mo’mineen Safyah Bint Hayy Radi Allaho Anha.

Recipe is as under (first 3 are the chief items, others are optional):

500 g pitted dates

500 g Barley’s Saweeq (Sattu)

250 g of Ghee or Butter

Seeds & nuts of your own choice (lotus seeds, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, ground almonds, fennel seeds, cardamom, pumpkin seeds, melon seeds). Fry pitted dates in ghee, when they change the color, add all the seeds & nuts, fry for few minutes, finally add Barley’s Saweeq (Sattu) & mix well, your hands will get tired. Fry for 10 minutes more & strike with a wooden spoon so that all ingredients are homogenized properly.

Hais is a blessed confectionery & you will love it Insha’Allah.

Fry the dates in Ghee or Butter

You may add nuts of your choice (optional)

Add Barley’s Saweeq & mix well, your hands will get tired

The Blessed Hais, its most beautiful part is the fiber of barley