Hais of Cheese+Dates+Ghee – Tibb-e-Nabawi

Hais of Cheese+Dates+Ghee

اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أسْألُكَ تَمامَ النِّعْمَةِ في الأشْيَاءِ كٌلِّها والشُّكْرَ لكَ عليْهَا حتَّى تَرْضى، وبَعْدَ الرضَا الْـخِيرَةَ في جميْعِ ما يَكُونُ فيهِ الخِيَرَةُ وبِجَميعِ مَيْسُورِ الأمُورِ كُلِّهَا لا بِمَعْسُورِهَا يا كَريمُ

Hais of Cheese+Dates+Ghee

“HAIS” was the name of a confectionary (sweet) that was made in the times of Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam.

At the Waleemah of Umm-ul-Mo’mineen Safyah Radi Allaho Anha, a narration states that Hais was prepared with Saweeq (Sattu) & dates, some other narrations have mentioned that it was made with Cheese, Dates & Ghee.

Following Hadith from Bukhari mentions that Umm-e-Sulaim Radi Allaho Anha sent a gift of HAIS to Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam, when he married Zainab Radi Allaho Anha, & that Hais was prepared with Cheese, dates & Ghee.

We have heard from Ulamaa’ that the same HAIS was served at the Waleemah of Ali Bin Ali Talib Radi Allaho Anh.

أقط “IQT” or “AQT” is in fact dried Cheese which you have seen at Masjid-e-Quba sold by some Bedouin women, if “Labnah” is dried, it will also have the same taste of “IQT”.


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Volume 7, Book 62, Number 92m:

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

“Whenever Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam passed by (my mother Um-Sulaim), he used to greet her. Anas further said: While Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam was a bridegroom at his marriage with Zainab Radi Allaho Anha, my mother (Um Sulaim) said to me, “Let us give a gift to Allah’s Apostle .” I said to her, “Do it.” So she prepared Haisa (a sweet dish) made from dates, Ghee and Cheese and she sent it with me to him. I took it to him and he said, “Put it down,” and ordered me to call some men whom he named, and to invite whomever I would meet. I did what he ordered me to do, and when I returned, I found the house crowded with people and saw the Prophet keeping his hand over the Haisa and saying over it whatever Allah wished (him to say). Then he called the men in batches of ten to eat of it, and he said to them, “Mention the Name of Allah, and each man should eat of the dish the nearest to him.” When all of them had finished their meals, some of them left and a few remained there talking, over which I felt unhappy. Then Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam went out towards the dwelling places (of his wives) and I too, went out after him and told him that those people had left. Then he returned and entered his dwelling place and let the curtains fall while I was in (his) dwelling place, and he was reciting the Verses:– ‘O you who believe! Enter not the Prophet’s house until leave is given to you for a meal, (and then) not (as early as) to what for its preparation. But when you are invited, enter, and when you have taken your meals, disperse without sitting for a talk. Verily such (behavior) annoys the Prophet; and he would be shy of (asking) you (to go), but Allah is not shy of (telling you) the Truth.(33-53) Abu Uthman reported that Anas Radi Allaho Anh said, “I served the Prophet for ten years.”