Bismillahir rahmanir raheem
Extra virgin, cold pressed, or just plain, no one can deny its amazing health benefits.
Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire – Surah Nur ayat 35
SubhanAllah have you ever seen olive oil in the sunlight? The colour is so beautiful.
Eat olive oil and massage it over your bodies since it is a holy (mubarak) tree – Tirmidhi
The Mediterranean diet which incorporates plenty of olive oil is known to be called the best diet in the world. There are claims that it lowers blood pressure, prevents cancer and heart disease as well as slowing down the ageing process.
Olive oil is widely available but as with most things it should be quality over quantity. I choose to buy my olive oil from places like The Palestine Shop on Coventry Road in Birmingham or from MADE in Europe, both Muslim organisations that support our Palestinian brothers and sisters through selling their products. May Allah swt preserve them and make it easy for them, Ameen.
For those that really want to give a helping hand, whilst providing others with olives and olive oil, you can buy an olive tree with Muslim Hands and give it as sadaqah jariyyah inshaAllah.
If a Muslim plants a tree or sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, it is regarded as a charitable gift (sadaqah) for him – Bukhari
Do you have olive oil with bread, or just drizzle it on a salad? Comment below.
Originally posted March 22 2015 and has been edited.