Lesson no. 27 Neutralization of acidic things with alkali things:

Introduction

In chemistry, neutralization (US spelling) or neutralization (UK spelling), is a chemical reaction in which an acid & a base react quantitatively with each other. In a reaction in water, neutralization results in there being no excess of hydrogen or hydroxide ions present in solution.
It is a reaction between an acid & a base, usually yielding a salt & water. Neutralization Reaction is a type of chemical reaction in which a strong acid & strong base react with each other to form water & salt.
Heartburn, as well as an acidic stomach due to eating too much spicy food, can be relieved by taking an antacid. The antacid is alkaline / basic & helps neutralize the stomach's acidic environment. You may have used medicine to ease your heartburn via the process of neutralization.
Neutralization reaction: - For example, hydrochloric acid & sodium hydroxide solution react together to form water & sodium chloride solution. The acid contains H+ ions & Cl– ions & the alkali contains Na+ ions & OH– ions.
A neutralization reaction is when an acid & a base react to form water & a salt & involves the combination of H+ ions & OH- ions to generate water. The neutralization of a strong acid & strong base has a pH equal to 7.
In the reaction, H+ & OH- combine to form HOH or H2O or water molecules. Neutralization is a type of double replacement reaction. A salt is the product of an acid-base reaction & is a much broader term then common table salt as shown in the first reaction.
If we were to evaporate the water from the solution after the neutralization reaction, the remaining will be sodium chloride, commonly known as table salt. In general, the term salt refers to any ionic compound that could be produced by a neutralization reaction.

Nabi ﷺ’s guidance about neutralization -

Neutralizing Hot Potency with cold potency: -

Bathikh (watermelon) & Rutab dates: -

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1. Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها narrates that Nabi ﷺ used to eat watermelon (البطيخ) with fresh ripen dates (الرطب).
[Tirmizi: 1843: Book. 25; English vol. 3; Book 23; Hadees. 1843]
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2. Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها narrated that Nabi ﷺ use to eat watermelon (Bathikh) with fresh ripen dates (Rutab) & use to say, heat of the one is broken by the coolness of the other & the coolness of the one by the heat of the other.
[Abu Dawud: 3836; Book. 28; English Book. 27; Hadees. 3827]
Please refer lesson no. 4 watermelon & mashmelon & lesson no. 10 dates for detail study.

Musk-melon & fresh ripen dates: -

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3. Hazrat Anas رضي الله عنه narrated that Nabi ﷺ ate Musk-melon (الْخِرْبِزِ) & fresh ripen dates (الرُّطَبِ) together.
[Shama'il: 199; Book. 30; English Book. 29, Hadees. 190]

Tamar & Zubd (dried ripen dates & Butter): -

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4. Narrated by 2 sons of Busar that Nabi ﷺ visited Hazrat Busar’s home, they presented Tamar (تمر) (dried ripen dates) & Zubd (زبد) (butter) in honor of Nabi ﷺ because both were liked (together) by Nabi ﷺ.
[Ibn Majah: 3459; Book. 29; English vol. 4; Book. 29, Hadees. 3334]

Qissa’a & Rutab (Fresh ripen dates & cucumber): -

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5. Hazrat Abdullah Bin Jafar رضي الله عنه says that Rasoolullah ﷺ use to eat Qissa’a (القثاء) (cucumber) with Rutab (dates) (الرطب) (fresh ripen dates).
[Tirmizi: 1844; Book. 25; English vol. 3; Book. 23, Hadees. 1844]
6. Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها ate Qissa'a (القثاء) (cucumber) & Rutab (الرطب) (dates) (fresh ripen dates) together to gain weight & she successfully gained weight.
[Ibn Majah: 3449; Book. 29; English vol. 4; Book. 29, Hadees. 3324]

Scientific benefits of Prophet ﷺ eating habits: -

1. The food becomes neutralized when acidic food substances are mix with alkali food substances. Acidic food substances mean hot potency food substances & alkali food substances are cold potency food substances (mostly). The food becomes neutralized means nor hot nor cold. These types of food do not disturb the acid base balance of the body. The food becomes light to digest, easily distributed in body & reaches the cells of the body, easily metabolized in the body.
2. The simplest food we eat (the more) we will be disease free (as per the Sunnah of Prophet ﷺ). Nowadays there are various diseases like diabetes, thyroidism, cancers, auto immune diseases, asthma, allergies, kidney failures, vitiligo & etc are also caused by faulty habits of eating, means against the Sunnah of Prophet ﷺ.
3. We people eat fried, cooked, boiled, fermented (etc) foods together; this causes free radicals in our body & leads to deadly diseases like cancers, diabetes & etc.
4. We Muslims break our fast (iftaar) with a mixture of food substance like fried, cooked, boiled etc food substances, also mix a lot of varieties of fruits together, What will be the result we all know?

Cucumber & dates together: -

Cucumber & dates: cucumber has a cold effect & dates have a hot one. By combining the two it becomes neutralized. From this Hadees we gather that it is recommended that the effect (hot or cold) of things eaten should be taken into consideration. Cucumber is insipid & tasteless & dates are sweet which results in the cucumber also tasting sweet. Both are opposite to each other & cucumber are rich in water contains.
Please match the nutritional facts of both cucumber & dates & see what a combination both are both makes a perfect nutrition & are opposite to each other. This is miracle of Sunnah of Prophet ﷺ eating both together.

Nutritional value of dates. 100 grams of dates has 282 calories. Nutritional value of Cucumber. 100 grams of Cucumber has 16 calories only.
Water content in dry dates 10% to 20%. Water content in cucumber 96%.
Total Fat 0.4 g 0% Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0% Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g  Polyunsaturated fat 0 g 
Monounsaturated fat 0 g  Monounsaturated fat 0 g 
Cholesterol 0 mg 0% Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 2 mg 0% Sodium 2 mg 0%
Potassium 656 mg 18% Potassium 147 mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 75 g 25% Total Carbohydrate 3.6 g 1%
Dietary fiber 8 g 32% Dietary fiber 0.5 g 2%
Sugar 63 g  Sugar 1.7 g 
Protein 2.4 g 4% Protein 0.6 g 1%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C % Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 3% Calcium 1%
Iron 5% Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B6 10% Vitamin B6 10%
Magnesium 10% Magnesium 3%

Watermelon & Dates together: -
Match the nutrition of both & judge, both are opposite to each other & the combination make a perfect nutrition. This is miracle of Sunnah of Prophet ﷺ eating both together.

Nutritional value of dates. 100 grams of dates has 282 calories. Nutritional value of watermelon. 100 grams of Watermelon has 30 calories only.
Water content in dry dates 10% to 20%. Water content in watermelon 92%.
Total Fat 0.4 g 0% Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0% Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g  Polyunsaturated fat 0 g 
Monounsaturated fat 0 g  Monounsaturated fat 0 g 
Cholesterol 0 mg 0% Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 2 mg 0% Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 656 mg 18% Potassium 112 mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 75 g 25% Total Carbohydrate 8 g 25%
Dietary fiber 8 g 32% Dietary fiber 0.4 g 32%
Sugar 63 g  Sugar 6 g 
Protein 2.4 g 4% Protein 0.6 g 4%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C % Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 3% Calcium 0%
Iron 5% Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B6 10% Vitamin B6 0%
Magnesium 10% Magnesium 2%