Prophet Muhammad ﷺ used to eat dates with watermelon, saying:
“The hotness of this substance [dates] neutralizes the coolness of that [watermelon].”
Green watermelon is cold, wet and sweet. It works as a cleanser for the stomach and intestines. Watermelon relieves the stomach more quickly than cucumber and quickly blends with whatever is present in the stomach. While it is beneficial to eat it when it is warm, it is preferable to have cold watermelons with ginger to offset its harm.
Healing with the medicine of prophet [pbuh], Second edition, pg. 254
By: Imam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jauziyah.
Maktab Dar-Us-Salam, 2003.
Written by: Mateeba Quazi
Edited by: The Editorial Team