Eating fruits to have pious child.

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Salamu-alykum brother,


I heard a hadith when i was younger about the prophet Mohammad (SAW) eating some three fruits (pear, watermelon and apple or pineapple I think) before being with one of his wives, not sure whther it was Khadija or Aisha. Cant remember the details but i was told that if you have those fruits before you be with your husband you ll have pious kids or good kids, please could you remind me of the full and true hadith if it does exist? I read it somewhere when i was a kid and cant seem to be able to verify its authenticity as i cant remember the details.

Thank you.


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Eating fruits to have pious child

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


To the best of our knowledge there is absolutely nothing in the authentic and established records of hadiths which state that the eating of some fruits (or anything else!) before one conjugates results in the birth of pious or righteous offsprings!!!7


But there is indeed a dua or supplication taught by the Prophet (saws) which if one recites, Allah Subhanah will protect the off-spring from the Shaytaan.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.493         Narrated by Ibn Abbas

The Prophet (saws) said, "If anyone of you, when having sexual relation with his wife, says: 'Bismillah.  Allah humma jannib nas-Shaytaan wa jannib nas-Shaytaana feema razaktana’ (In the name of Allah. O Allah! Protect us from the Shaytaan and prevent the Shaytaan from approaching our offspring You (may) bestow us) and if he begets a child (as a result of that relation) Shaytaan will not (be able to) harm it."


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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