Monday, August 15, 2011




Buah Zaitun Dalam al-Quran

Surah At Tinn

Mengenai (buah) Tinn & (buah) Zaitun

Pohon Zaitun Yang diberkahi

Pohon Zaitun Yang diberkahi
Surah An Nur ayat 35.
...... Pelita itu di dalam kaca (dan) kaca itu seakan-akan bintang (yang bercahaya) seperti mutiara, yang dinyalakan dengan minyak dari pohon yang berkahnya, (iaitu) pohon zaitun yang tumbuh tidak di sebelah timur (sesuatu) dan tidak pula di sebelah barat(nya), yang minyaknya (saja) hampir-hampir menerangi, walaupun tidak disentuh api. ...

Hadis Rasulullah SAW

(i) "Makanlah buah zaitun dan pakailah minyaknya karena ia berasal dari pohon yang diberkahi." (Sunan At Tirmidzi 7/44, Shahih)

.”Ada minyak zaitun, makanlah, URUT seluruh badan kerana ia berkesan untuk BUASIR”, diriwayatkan oleh hazrat Al-Qama bin Amir.

"Siapa yang makan telur, bawang dan minyak zaitun, akan menambah vitalitas". Riwayat Imam Musa as

Rasulullah SAW pernah bersabda: “Sesungguhnya Allah Ta’ala menurunkan penyakit dan ubatnya, dan menjadikan setiap penyakit pasti ada ubatnya. Maka berubatlah kalian, tapi jangan dengan yang haram.” (HR Abu Dawud)


Probability to Develop Cancer


 There's a 41% probability that

  an individual - male or female - 

   will develop cancer in his - her

  lifetime (or die from it)

Source: The American Cancer Society

Monounsaturated Fat Content in Oils or Fats

For better health, choose oils/fats that are low in saturated fat & high in monounsaturated fat.

The above table lists various oils in decreasing order of monounsaturated fat content.

Olive Oil Benefits

Olive Oil Benefits: Inside and Outside the Body

Olive oil benefits have long been made known many years ago. The use of olive oil is an old practice that continues to exist in the present day. In fact, even medical studies have linked significant findings to olive oil benefits. 

Olive Oil Benefits The Body Internally

One of the main olive oil benefits is the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. If you are fond of reading about the Mediterranean culture, you will surely come across the fact that there is very minimal occurrence of death caused by cardiovascular diseases. Studies conducted revealed that this is owed to the fact that this nation prefers to use olive oil to animal fat-based oils. Thus they experience more of the benefits of olive oil.

Another point that shouldn’t be disregarded when talking about olive oil benefits is with digestion. It aids in the prevention of constipation keeping the digestive tract healthy. Intake of olive oil sustains metabolism due to its high caloric level without the presence of harmful cholesterol. Olive oil also aids in the prevention of stomach ulcers and other diseases that might be harmful to the digestive processes of the body.

Olive Oil Benefits That You Can See Physically

The skin is the most visible example of olive oil benefits to the human body. Olive oil contains essential vitamins that are helpful in delaying the aging process. The healthy fatty acids present in olive oil promote soft and suppler skin, which is an important component of beauty. So, now you have discovered another vital beauty secret that is proven to be safe and effective.

Indeed, olive oil benefits are not only for beauty but more on the healthy maintenance of the body internally. Now, you know the reason why Mediterranean culture continues to practice the old tradition of using olive oil instead of animal fats.


Youth in a Bottle: Olive Oil

This anti-aging superfood has head-to-toe benefits. From heart-protecting properties to healthy fats, olive oil can do wonders for your body, from the inside out. Dr. Oz reveals his favorite olive oil home remedies and beauty tips.



Olive Oil for Dry Skin

I use Olive Oil to Moisturize my Dry Skin Every Day and I Love It!

Olive oil is loaded with skin loving nutrients and is a natural humectant that actually helps attract moisture to your dry skin. Olive oil contains antioxidants, squalene, clorophyll,vitamin e, vitamin k, phenols, oleocanthal and more.

Learn more here.
Olive Oil Nutrients and Olive Oil Skin Care
How I use olive oil for dry skin

Every morning after I shower (I use olive oil soap to wash and shave too) but before drying off, I rub olive oil all over my skin. I keep a small container in the shower because the light and heat will diminish its benefits over time. I pour small amounts into the palm of my hand, spread it on my palms and rub it in. It blends with the water left on my skin and spreads more easily and evenly. If I miss a day or two, I really notice a difference.Olive oil has been the best thing for my dry skin.

Olive oil face massage, olive oil hair massage

Olive oil is luscious in salad dressings, and its super good for you,
but it’s also been a natural beauty product for thousands of years.
Use it with sugar for a luxurious face scrub!


2 tablespoons
olive oil
A teaspoon of sugar

Cleanse your face and wet it with warm water.

Massage the olive oil into your skin, then gently rub the sugar over the oil.

Wipe off gently with a warm, damp facecloth until all the sugar is gone.

Top tip:

Is your
hair dried-out from all that fun in the sun and the pool?
Next time when you wash it, massage olive oil into your damp hair after shampooing and rinse.
You can also try rubbing a little olive oil into your palms and using it on dry hair to smooth the frizzles.


Dr Mary Flynn: olive oil, cheese & cake can fight breast cancer

The anti-breast cancer diet is unique in that it has been ­scientifically proven to ­combat breast cancer — and will make you lose weight.

Devised by eminent U.S. dietician Dr Mary Flynn, the anti-breast cancer diet is based on years of research, and is equally effective for healthy women who want to reduce their risk of developing the disease as for those who are recovering from it.

In last week's Good Health, Dr Flynn explained how certain foods — ­particularly healthy fats such as olive oil, deep-coloured vegetables and fruit (which are high in carotenoids), and whole grains and some diary and cheese — can help the body fight breast cancer.


4 Wonders of the Holy Qur’an

“And a tree (olive) that springs forth from Mount Sinai, that grows oil, and (it is a) relish for the eaters
.” (TMQ, Al-Mu’minun – The Believers: 20)

This is the twentieth ayah of Surat Al-Mu’minun (The Believers) which was revealed in Makkah. The main theme of this Surah is Iman (believing in Allah) and a description of those who believe in the Oneness of Allah (tawhid). The Surah provides proofs and indications of the Oneness of Allah and compares true faith to its antitheses of shirk (polytheism) and kufr (disbelief). The Surah is called Al-Mu’minun in praise of those who believe, asserting their virtues and distinguishing them above those who have been led astray by Shaitan (Satan) into the depths of polytheism, doubt and disbelief in Allah.

Tenets of faith in Surat al-Mu’minun:

1. Paradise (Jannah) is real; only the believers (those described in the Surat and after whom the Surah is named) shall inherit and dwell in paradise.

2. Allah is the Creator of mankind and the One who determines the
embryonic phases one after the other until His creation is fully formed. Allah is the Lord and Owner of everything; man’s creation was not pointless and he shall most definitely return to his Lord.

3. All creatures are destined to die.

4. The hereafter is real, as is the resurrection, the gathering of mankind and the reckoning of deeds.

5. The Prophets, Messengers and all the messages sent by Allah are true.

6. There is no God but Allah; all His signs are real. He is the All-Knower of the seen and the unseen. He is the Supreme Lord of the Holy Throne. Associating partners with Allah is disbelief and disbelievers shall never succeed.

7. Allah is the best of Providers; it is He who gives life and death and causes the day and night to vary. He is above needing a wife or child, a partner or equal and above any description that does not befit His Majesty.

8. One must seek refuge in Allah from the devil.

9. There is no return to this world after death except on the Day of Resurrection; the dead are in the barzakh (where the soul remains after death until the Day of Resurrection). At the first blow of the trumpet, every living being will become unconscious and at the second blow, all the dead will be resurrected.

10. Those whose good deeds weigh heavily on the balance on the Day of Reckoning are the successful people whereas those whose good deeds are few are those who lose themselves in this life and their eternal abode will be Hell.

11. One can only ask for forgiveness and mercy from Allah who is the most merciful.

Signs of creation in Surat al-Mu’minun

1. Man was created from clay.

2. The successive stages of the development of the
human embryo are described in extensive detail.

3. Both the male and female reproductive organs are described as being a “safe lodging”.

4. The creation of the seven heavens and the barriers between them.

5. Rainfall in proportion and its subsequent storage in the ground.

6. The sprouting of plant life after it rains, making gardens of
palm trees and grapes as well as other plant life.

7. The
olive tree being described as a tree that provides edible oil; the olive trees that grow in Mount Sinai are mentioned specifically.

8. Cattle are described as being an example for men of understanding; how they produce milk, meat and many other benefits.

9. Reference is made to the possibility of using both cattle and ships as means of transport.

10. Reference is made to the fact that one’s faculty of hearing is created before the faculty of seeing and the heart.

11. Reference is made to the rotation of the earth on its axis before of the sun - "the alternation between day and night"

Mention of olives and olive oil in the Holy Qur’an

and olive oil are mentioned in the Holy Qur’an in seven occasions. The ayahs in which they were mentioned can be translated as:

1. *..And gardens of
grapes, and olives, and pomegranates, each similar (in kind) yet different (in variety and taste). Look at the fruits when they begin to bear, and the ripeness thereof. Verily! In these things there are signs for people who believe.* (TMQ, al-An’am:99).

2. *And it is He Who produces gardens, trellised and untrellised, and
date-palms, and crops of different shape and taste (their fruits and their seeds) and olives and pomegranates, similar (in kind) and different (in taste). Eat of their fruit when they ripen, but pay the due thereof (its Zakat, according to Allah's Orders1/10th or 1/2th) on the day of its harvest, and waste not by extravagance. Verily, He likes not Al-Musrifun (those who waste by extravagance),* (TMQ, al-An’am: 141).

3. *With it He causes to grow for you the crops, the
olives, the date-palms, the grapes and every kind of fruit. Verily! In this is indeed an evident proof and a manifest sign for people who give thought.* (TMQ, an-Nahl:11)

4. *And a tree (
olive) that springs forth from Mount Sinai, that grows (produces) oil, and (it is a) relish for eaters.* (TMQ, al-Mu’minun:20).

5. *Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The Parable of His Light is as( if there were) a niche and within it a lamp: the lamp is in glass, the glass as it were a brilliant star, lit from a blessed Tree, an
olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! God doth guide whom He will to His Light: God doth set forth Parables for men: and God doth know all things.* (TMQ, an-Nur: 35).

6. *Then let man look at his food: We pour forth water in abundance. And We split the earth in clefts. And We cause therein the grain to grow, And
grapes and clover plants (i.e. green fodder for the cattle), And olives and dates, And gardens dense with many trees, And fruits and herbage, (To be) a provision and benefit for you and your cattle.* (TMQ, Abasa: 24-32). 

7. *By the figs and the olives. By Mount of Sinai. And this city of security (Makkah). *(TMQ, at-Tin: 1-3). In this Surah "The Figs"; Allah swears, and He doesn’t need it, by: “the figs, the olives and the Mount of Sinai (the mountain in peninsula of Sinai beside which Moses - peace be upon him - was called) and the city of security (Makkah, the noblest place on earth)”. Allah swore by them all, that He has created man with the inclination to believe in Him, to love goodness and hate evil, to love high moral standards and to hate low manners. Allah made man love observance to reach grades of perfection that would raise him higher than the ranks of angles, only if he observed. Should he deviate from the nature which he has been created for and sink into the humiliation of disbelief, polytheism or aberration and mean morals, he will then be punished by falling deeper into the dungeons of meanness.

are mentioned only once in the Qur’an in Surat At-Tin (The Fig).

Each of the ayahs mentioned above requires separate research. I shall limit this article to a discussion about ayah 20 of Surat Al-Mu’minun. Before I begin, let us have a quick look at some scholar’s interpretations of this ayah.


Olive Oil and Health Benefits

Why is olive oil so popular?
(Minyak Zaitun Palestine - menjadi pilihan semua)

Scientists believe they have pinpointed the micronutrients in the oil that make it a good heart protector and say introducing it to a diet can have a significant impact. 

New research suggests that Britons are taking the advice on board. Annual sales have hit £104m - up 39% since 2000, according to market analysts Mintel.


1. Malk Williams, Leighton Buzzard, UK

I can't speak for anyone else, but I buy more olive oil these days for four simple reasons: Firstly it imparts a better flavour to the food cooked in it than vegetable oil, secondly, I have young children and therefore tend not to use ground-nut oil any more, thirdly, unlike corn oil, it is highly unlikely to have GM produce in it, and finally the price of it has come down in recent years because more people want it. For roasting and deep frying however, you absolutely cannot beat LARD and DRIPPING!

2. Al, St Albans, UK

 I think this article misses another reason why people buy olive oil: it tastes nice. You can make a simple salad dressing just with olive oil and salt and pepper: it enhances the flavour. Run out of pasta sauces? Throw on some olive oil, seasoning and parmesan (or cheddar for that matter).
3. Robert Harris, Budva, Montenegro. 

As a British expat for a US NGO, I have been working in the Republic of Montenegro since 2003 and more recently one aspect of our work has been on the development/ regeneration of the olive oil industry in the (Mediterranean) coastal regions of this Republic. Part of our work is also to attempt to increase the production and quality of the oil to enable it to get into the export market. I would therefore be very interested to hear from anybody that is interested in hearing more about the presently untapped olive oil industry potential here to see if there would be any areas of collaboration in the near future.

4. Roula, Bradford, UK

 I am Greek and I have olive tree fields that produce about 500 litres of PURE ORGANIC olive oil per year. In addition, my fields are in Peloponnese, which together with the olive oil produced in Crete are accredited as the best olive oils in the whole world! One thing is for sure though, my olive oil, which is of the best quality you could find anywhere, costs maximum £4 per litre! After reading the BBC article above, I am thinking now of marketing my olive oil in UK at £70 per litre and make a profit of £66 (per litre)! Thank you Geoff Davies for the advice!

5. Kate Gilderdale, Stouffville, Ontario, Canada 

As far as I'm concerned, the reason I use olive oil is that it tastes good. I've given up buying anything based on the so-called health benefits, because the 'experts' change their minds on what constitutes good and bad every five minutes.
6. Simon, Works UK 

£65 per half litre! I can't imagine many people in the Mediterranean would be so deluded as to pay that much for oil. No doubt next year they'll be paying hundreds for double fermented vintage soy sauce - if they don't already.

7. Simon, Essaouira, Morocco 

Like most of the foodstuffs available in our supermarkets, there is a massive range of quality in olive oil. Price is usually an indication of quality but not always. Look for and spend a little extra on at least extra-virgin oil but preferably first cold pressed. The cheap stuff may have some taste of olive but it contains about as much of the good stuff as the vegetable oil next to it.

8. Jackie May, FRANCE

I can't understand the fuss - Olive oil tastes, well, *oily* to me, and I don't care for it. I'd rather have my salad with no dressing at all...and I'm pretty sure that's even healthier. Olive oil should be treated with respect as one would treat a good wine. Care should be taken to not overheat olive oil if cooking with it. Here in France we add some water to the oil if it is to be used to 'seal' meat before braising, to prevent the oil from becoming 'harmful' instead of healthy. It should not be used to replace 'cooking oil'.

Kenneth Jessett, Houston, USA

The production of rapeseed oil (comment by Azmina Govindji in this article) is causing the destruction of forest and animal habitats across South East Asia, the production of olive oil, isn't.

Kenneth Jessett, Houston, USA

Andrew Plumb, Bollington, Cheshire/ Los Angeles, USA
 It's only in the UK, not surprisingly that olive oil is seen as almost glamorous. Elsewhere, all over the world, it is a staple product, and therefore cheap. And what does the premium oil have to offer over the less refined/blended ones?
9. Seb Sheppard, Zufre, Huelva, Spain

The health properties of olive oil are only found in Virgin or Extra Virgin olive oil (less than 1ยบ acidity). Beware of buying other olive oil, as it is only recycled and has gone through industrial cycles that destroy these great properties.

11. Sean Brown, Dundee, UK 

My love of Olive Oil started with the first episode of Popeye.

2. Louise, Lancashire
 I am 28 and for the last 5 years have used Olive oil. I think the man running in the Olivo advert does it for me. We all have to take healthy living on board and although I have no heart or health problems I believe prevention is better than cure and wish the government would clamp down on unhealthy foods and make it less expensive for the healthy foods. That way people from deprived areas have the option also.

13. Chris, London

There is probably not that much wrong with consuming olive oil, but in terms of fighting heart disease the correlation is weak at best. Far better advice would be to avoid using vegetable oils and margarine (containing hydrogenated fat).

14. Alan J. Brown, Glasgow, Scotland

My girlfriend is highly allergic to olives, and by extension olive oil. What used to be a minor inconvenience has now effectively seen us barred from most restaurants. Even should be safe-havens like Indian and Mexican foods are becoming no-go.

15. Peter, Nottingham

3,000 years ago Greece & Southern Italy were lush green lands. Now they're barren. The culprit isn't global warming- its the olive tree. Olive tree's have a single big root that doesn't bind the soil properly. Olive groves lead to massive soil loss. The rise in olive oil consumption isn't all good news.


Olive Oil Reduces the Risk of Breast Cancer

Written By: jihan on December 30, 2009

Pure, extra virgin olive oil is not only a light and delicate addition to many wonderful dishes, it is one of the most health-promoting types of oils available.

Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fat, a type of fat that researchers are discovering has excellent health benefits.

The health benefits of virgin olive oil are numerous like:

# Protection Against Chronic Degenerative Disease

Protection against heart disease
# Helps to lower blood pressure
# Provides a protective effect in people with high cholesterol
# Lowers the risk of breast cancer
# Provides better blood sugar control
# Prevents belly fat and improves insulin sensitivity
# Anti-inflammatory benefits
# Helps prevent bone loss
# Protects DNA from free radical damage
# Supports gastrointestinal health
# It is a fat that helps you lose fat.

Olive oil has been found to reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Oleic acid,
the main monounsaturated fatty acid in olive oil, has been shown to reduce the expression of the Her-2/neu oncogene, which is associated with the aggressive growth of breast cancer tumors.

High levels of Her-2/neu are found in one-fifth of breast cancers, especially those that are resistant to treatment.




One of the foods to which attention is drawn in the Qur’an is the olive. Research in recent years has revealed that the olive is not just a delicious food but also represents an important source of good health. In addition to the olive itself, olive oil is also an important source of nutrition. Attention is drawn to the oil of the olive tree in these terms in the Qur’an:

"Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The metaphor of His Light is that of a niche in which is a lamp, the lamp inside a glass, the glass like a brilliant star, lit from a blessed tree, an olive, neither of the east nor of the west, its oil all but giving off light even if no fire touches it. Light upon Light. Allah guides to His Light whoever He wills and Allah makes metaphors for mankind and Allah has knowledge of all things."
(Qur’an, 24:35)

The expression “mubarakatin zaytoonatin” in the above verse describes the olive as being “plentiful, sacred, auspicious, providing countless blessings.” Olive oil, referred to in the term “zaytuha,” is known as one of the most highly recommended types of oil by all experts, especially for coronary and arterial health. Its health benefits may be summarised as follows:

Benefits for Coronary and Arterial Health:

Most of the fatty acids in olives and olive oil are mono-unsaturated. Mono-unsaturated fatty acids do not contain cholesterol. Therefore, olive oil does not raise cholesterol levels but instead keeps them under control. Olive oil also contains omega-6 linoleic acid (EFA: essential fatty acid), which is essential for the human body. Due to this feature, health-related bodies (such as The World Health Organization) recommend that at least 30% of the fatty acid consumed in societies in which hardened artery and diabetes levels are high should consist of omega-6. This increases the importance of the olive still further.

"And by it He makes crops grow for you and olives and dates and grapes and fruit of every kind. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who reflect."
(Qur’an, 16:11)

Studies in this area have revealed much lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and higher antioxidant levels in people who consume 25 millilitres (about two dessertspoonfuls) of natural olive oil a day for one week.128 Antioxidants are important as they neutralise the harmful substances in the body known as free radicals and prevent cell damage. It has also been established in a great many studies that the consumption of olive oil reduces cholesterol levels and prevents heart disease.

Olive oil is also recommended for patients with heart and artery disease since it reduces the level of harmful cholesterol (LDL) in the bloodstream and raises that of useful cholesterol (HDL).130 In countries with high occurrences of heart and artery diseases, saturated fats with high cholesterol content are generally consumed.

In addition, olive oil does not disrupt the proportion of omega-6 to that of omega-3. It is very important that omega-3 and omega-6 be present in the body at specific levels because any imbalance in these proportions can lead to progression in many diseases, especially those of the heart and immune system and cancer.

For all these reasons, many people enjoy good health thanks to olive oil. The American Heart Association suggests that in order to reduce the risk of heart disease high mono-unsaturated fats can be an alternative to a 30% reduced fat diet.

Cancer Prevention

One study, published by The Archives of Internal Medicine, showed that women who consume high levels of mono-unsaturated fat have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.133 Another study by scientists at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York demonstrated that b-sitosterol, a fat found in vegetable oils such as olive oil, helps prevent the formation of prostate cancer cells. The researchers concluded that b-sitosterol strengthens the internal communication system of the cell that issues the command for the cells to divide and that cancer can thus be prevented before cell division reaches an uncontrollable level.

A recent study by doctors at the University of Oxford has shown that olive oil has a protective effect against intestinal cancer. The doctors discovered that olive oil enters into a reaction with stomach acid in order to prevent intestinal cancer from beginning. At the same time, the University of Oxford researchers also established that olive oil reduces the level of bile and raises that of DAO (the enzyme diamine oxidase), thus protecting against abnormal cell growth and cancer.

Prevention of Arthritis

According to researchers’ reports, people who consume large quantities of olive oil and cooked vegetables can have a reduced risk of rheumatic arthritis, a chronic inflammatory disease of the joints.

Olive Oil Assists Bone Development

The vitamins E, A, D and K contained in olive oil are particularly important from the point of view of assisting bone development in adults and children, and in strengthening the bones by fixing calcium. It is also recommended for the elderly as it is easily digested and through its minerals, it assists with the use of vitamins in the body. It also prevents calcium loss by stimulating bone mineralisation.135 Bones are the organism’s mineral structure storehouses and an absence of mineral accumulation in the bones can lead to serious complications such as bone softening. Olive oil has a most beneficial effect on the skeleton in this regard.
Prevention of Aging

Since the vitamins contained in olive oil have a cell renewing effect they are also employed in the treatment of the elderly, as well as nourishing and protecting the skin. As foodstuffs are transformed into energy in our bodies, certain substances known as oxidants are formed. With the high levels of anti-oxidants it contains, olive oil prevents damage by harmful substances, renews our cells and delays aging in the tissues and organs. Olive oil is also rich in vitamin E, which suppresses the free radicals that destroy the cells in our bodies and cause aging.

A study conducted by Dr. Niva Shapira from Tel Aviv University in Israel and Bob Kuklinski of Rockstock University in Germany found that olive oil, along with other components of a Mediterranean diet, may contribute to the prevention of malignant melanoma. Malignant melanoma, which is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, may be slowed down by consumption of olive oil, which is rich in antioxidants.
The research showed that the body develops a resistance to the damaging rays of the sun due to carotenoids. Carotenoids are the color pigments found in fruits and vegetables such as watermelons, tomatoes, pumpkins and carrots. Olive oil has also been found to protect the skin against the damaging effects of UV rays.

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