Prophet Muhammad's [PBUH] favorite dates, Ajwa is black soft dates fruit from blessed land of Madinah Monawara. They are delightfully soft and with very fine white lines.
And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm tree. She said, "Oh, I wish I had died before this and was in oblivion, forgotten." But he called her from below her, "Do not grieve; your Lord has provided beneath you a stream. And shake toward you the trunk of the palm tree; it will drop upon you ripe, fresh dates. So eat and drink and be contented. And if you see from among humanity anyone, say, 'Indeed, I have vowed to the Most Merciful abstention, so I will not speak today to man.'" (Maryam – 23:26)
HADITH ON AJWA DATES
The Prophet [PBUH] said, "He who eats seven Ajwa dates every morning, will not be affected by poison or magic on the day he eats them." (Sahih Bukhari: Vol 7, Book 65, Number 356)
The Prophet said, "If somebody takes seven Ajwa dates in the morning, neither magic nor poison will hurt him that day." (Sahih Bukhari: Vol 7, Book 71, Number 664)
Aisha reported Allah's Messenger [PBUH] said, "The Ajwa dates of Aliya (village near Madinah) contain heating effects and these are antidote in the early morning." (Sahih Muslim: Book 23, Number 5083)
BENEFITS OF DATES
Dates contains calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, B6 & other vitamins, folic acid, proteins, sugar and are rich in natural fibers which contribute to healthy body and mind.
Child Birth: Eating dates eases the pain of childbirth, helps produce milk for nursing mother and also prevents blood loss after childbirth.
Healthy Heart: Eating dates daily can protect against atherosclerosis, a major cause of heart attacks and strokes.
Prevents Cancer: Modern medicine has shown dates are effective in preventing abdominal cancer.
There are also imitation and inferior quality dates sold as "Ajwa dates." Authentic Ajwa dates are from Madinah Monwara and have very fine white lines on the them (see below picture).