Without a scintilla of doubt, the Muslims all over the world have lagged behind in all walks of life as compared with the European and other nations. One of the fields in which the West is light years ahead of us is medicine. The reason why we are backward in this very field is evident from this fact that we have silently ignored the golden teachings of our holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Tibw-i-Nabvi is a comprehensive encyclopaedia which pertains to the treatment of almost every malady under the sun. I would like to mention here some of the benefits of Ajwa dates. Fourteen hundred years back, the Prophet of Islam rightly said, "One who takes seven Ajwa dates in the morning, he remains under the protection of Allah from magic and poison for whole of the day". Yet on an other occasion, the Prophet said to his wife, "The home where there are no Ajwa dates, the inmates remain hungry". The modern research has vividly shown that the Ajwa dates not only prevent different cardiac problems like tachycardia and mycardial infarction but also have a therapeutic value. The history of Ajwa dates goes back to 5000 BC. A female tree of Ajwa dates has the potential to yield 170 pounds of this delicious fruit each year. As many as seven Ajwa dates comprise 120 calories. Those who have made it a habit to take 5 to 7 Ajwa dates without fail everyday are less susceptible to carcinoma and circulatory diseases. The Ajwa dates are fraught with 70 percent of sugar and 30 percent of floric acid, sulphur, protein, copper, iron fibre and potassium. When taken with milk Ajwa dates are an excellent balance diet. I personally know a person who was afflicted by a severe cardiac ailment and the cardiologists opined that the patient's disease had exacerbated and his days were numbered. My uncle gave that person a salutary advice to take the powder of Ajwa dates' stones with milk. After a few weeks, the symptoms of the heart disease disappeared and the doctors were stunned by the miraculous recovery. The purpose of writing all this is to focus the kind attention of the minister of Education to include Tibw-i-Nabvi in the academic syllabus of 9th and 10th class so that our young generation is able to derive maximum benefit from the golden teachings of the Prophet (PBUH) of Islam. MUBUSHAR ALI SULEHRIA, Wah Cantt, April 9.