Breakfast # 1 ~ Talbinah

اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أعُوذُ بِكَ مِن فِتْــنَةِ النِّسَاءِ، وأعُوذُ بِكَ مِن عَذَابِ القَبْرِ


Breakfast # 1 ~ TALBINAH

With our junk breakfasts composed of sandwiches, Parathas, etc. that induce acidity & flatulence, it is better to seek help from Tibb-e-Nabawi's foods & there is a lot of colorful variety that you can enjoy. We shall introduce at least 7 different breakfasts so that you can rotate them throughout the week.

Your first meal of the day is the most important, it either builds or destroys your health, so wrong choices can be dangerous in the long run.

One of the best breakfasts in this world is TALBINAH, the barley porridge made with milk & honey.

Talbinah powder sold at some shops is nothing but barley flour with packing, they write the directions as boiling the flour in water & then in the milk, but if you have the Saweeq (roasted barley flour), you never need to boil it twice, just take 2~-3 tablespoons of Sattu (made by barley only, don't use wheat) & add to 250 ml of milk, mix vigorously so as to avoid any lump formation, once they homogenize, take the mixture on stove & boil, the porridge will thicken, pour it down into your bowl & add honey, that is all, your Talbinah is ready.

TALBINAH is a cure for (1) Heart patients, and (2) Depression / sadness...

And TALBINAH is the food for which Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam has SWORE by Allah, such a vital food should not be ignored.

فى الصحيحين من حديث عروة عن عائشة رضى الله عنها انها كانت اذا مات الميت من أهلها ، واجتمع لدلك النساء ثم تفرقن أمرت ببرمه من (تلبينة ) فطبخت ، وصنعت ثريدا ، ثم صبت التلبينة عليه ، ثم قالت كلوا منها فاءنى سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول.. التلبينة مجمة لفؤاد المريض ، تذهب ببعض الحزن. أخرجه البخارى ومسلم ، وعن عائشة رضى الله عنها ايضا كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم اذا قيل له ان فلانا وجع لا يطعم الطعام ،قال عليكم بالتلبينة فحسوه اياها ، ويقول والذى نفسى بيده ، انها تغسل بطن أحدكم كما تغسل أحداكن وجهها من الوسخ

Following are 5 authentic narrations about Talbinah:

Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) used to recommend talbina for the sick and for the one grieving over a dead person. She (may Allah be pleased with her)  used to say, "I heard the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) saying, 'The Talbina gives rest to the heart of the patient and makes it active and relieves some of his sorrow and grief.' " [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5325)].

Aisha (may Allaah be pleased with her) said that whenever one of her relatives died, the women assembled and then dispersed (returned to their houses) except her relatives and close friends. She (may Allah be pleased with her) would order that a pot of talbina be cooked. Then Tharid (a dish prepared from meat and bread) would be prepared and the talbina would be poured over it. Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) would say (to the women),"Eat from it, for I heard the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) saying 'The talbina soothes the heart of the patient and relieves him from some of his sadness.' " [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5058)].

Hisham's father (may Allah be pleased with them) said, "Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) used to recommend Talbinah and used to say,' It is disliked (by the patient) although it is beneficial.'' [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5326)].

The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "I encourage you to use that which is disliked but beneficial (Talbina) for by the One whose hand Muhammad's soul is in, it cleans the stomach of one of you just as dirt is cleaned from the face with water." [Mustadrak of Haakim  (7455), Saheeh as Dhahabi mentioned in 'Talkhees' taken from Maktaba Shaamilah, See also Mustadrak (8245) whose chain is upon the condition of Bukhaaree as Dhahabi mentioned].

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Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated, "If any of the Messenger's (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) family became ill, the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) would say, 'It soothes the grieving heart and cleanses the ailing heart just as one of you cleans dirt off his face with water.' " [Saheeh Sunan Ibn Maajah (3445), hadeeth hasan].

Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "You should eat the beneficial thing that is unpleasant to eat (Talbina), meaning broth. If any member of the Messenger of Allaah's family was sick, the cooking pot would remain on the fire until one of two things happened, either the person recovered or died." [Saheeh Sunan Ibn Maajah (3446) hadeeth hasan]

Barley's Saweeq / Sattu ~ The basic ingredient of Talbinah

Barley's Saweeq / Sattu

Add 2 ~ 3 tablespoons of Barley's Sattu in 250 ml of milk. Heat for 10-15 minutes till the milk boils while stirring the porridge with a spoon continously.

Talbinah on the stove

Pour the hot porridge in a bowl & finally add honey as per your taste, your Talbinah is ready.

Finally, add honey

A wonderful breakfast, Talbinah with a glass of Saweeq / Sattu drink

Talbinah with Saweeq / Sattu drink


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