Lesson no. 36 Masoor Dal (Adas) (عدس)

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1. In Hadees they are called as Adas (عدس)
2. In Hindi & Urdu they are called as Masoor Dal.
3. In English they are called as Lentils.
4. In Latin they are called as Lens culinaris.


Lentils in English refer to 6 or more types of Dals, combination of Masoor Dal, Mung Dal & Urad Dal.
According to scholars Adas in Hadees refers to Masoor Dal.

Types of Masoor Dal: -

There are mainly 3 types of Masoor Dal, with variation of colour in different countries.
1. Brown Masoor Dal, it is called as Masoor Dal whole, & in Hindi Akhkha Masoor.
2. Orange Masoor Dal, it is called as Split Masoor Dal, means it does not have the outer husk. Its orange colour differs from places to places.
3. Yellow Masoor Dal, It also differs in yellow colour from places to places.


1. With husk
2. Without husk (with husk is more better for health)

Nabiﷺ’s guidance about Adas (عدس):-

Merits of Pumpkin, Masoor Dal: -

1. Hazrat Wasila رضي الله عنه says that Nabiﷺ said that Kar’a (القرع) (long pumpkin) is present for you, which increases the intelligence (الدماغ) and masoor daal (العدس) is also present for you, which was eaten by more than 70 Prophet of Allah Ta'ala.
[Tabraani: 152]

Contents of it: -

It has carbohydrate, sugar, dietary fibers, fats, proteins, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, C & etc.

Scientific benefits: - :

1. Strengthens the body, muscles, bones, organs.
2. Best in diabetes.
3. Light to digest.
4. Best in all season, all age.

Science & Hadees regarding masoor dal: -

Masoor Dal contains high levels of protein, including essential amino acids isoleucine and lysine and is an essential source of inexpensive protein diet. It also contains fiber, folate, vitamin B1 and minerals. It helps to lower the cholesterol and helps in managing blood sugar levels & their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. They are good source of potassium and iron.

Conclusion of Hadees: -

Masoor dal was eaten by more than 70 previous Prophets. This lesson has 1 Hadees.