All praise be to Allah.

Some hadith are doing rounds on the internet regarding the benefits of certain foods.

It is said:

1. The Prophet(peace be upon him) said: “pomegranates cleans you of Satan and evil aspirations for 40 days.”

It must be noted that the said hadith is fabricated and we could not find any reference to the said hadith. We have not come across it in any books. However, something similar was mentioned in the following wording: “You should eat pomegranate with its pulp because it coats the stomach and there is no single seed of pomegranate that enters a person's stomach except that it enlightens his heart and repels the whispering of the devil for 40 days."

It is mentioned in the book titled Al-Kamil and was narrated by Ibn ‘Adiyy. It was classed as daaef and fabricated hadith.

2. The Prophet (peace be upon him said):: "None of your women who are pregnant and eat of watermelon will fail to produce off spring that is good in countenance and good in character."

This hadith too is not authentic. The hadith is incorrect and false. We did not come across any such hadith in any authentic source of hadith, not even in daaef narrations!

3. Prophet (peace be upon him) Said: “milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow.”

The said hadith again is not authentic as we were unable to trace any reference to it.

4. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “mushroom is a good cure for the eyes”

We did not come across any hadith stating that Mushroom is a cure for the eye. However, there is a hadith that states “The truffle is of Manna (i.e. it grows naturally without man's care) and its water is a healing for the eye.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. The truffle is a plant with no leaves and stem and it is the one that grows without cultivation.

And Allah knows best.

My dear brothers and sisters, verify what you read online. Not all things are true.