As far as I know, there are several traditions from Shia that mention regarding the harms of eating cheese (lonely), since seemingly it is remarked that you'd better eat the cheese with walnut. I wonder what its reason is that we ought not to eat cheese alone?

And also are those ahadith (about eating cheese) authentic or not?


I think you meant makroh. (Makruh is not haram, but it is better not to do,as discouraged...). I was only able to find this hadith, yet unfortunately without sources. It is a win-win situation, if you are like me cause the combination turns out to be healthy and quite tasty (perhaps you do not agree with the former!).

قال الصادق (عليه السلام) الجبن و الجوز في كل واحد منهما شفاء و إذا افترقا كان في كل واحد منهما داء

Imam Al-Sadiq (عليه السلام): Walnuts and Cheese each have a remedy, if separated in each is an ailment.

In general, hadiths will not provide causality; in this case, they are usually instructions for us to accept and act upon. This is not to say such instructions require blind faith. Rather, they are built on the fact that we have assessed our religious foundation through logic, contemplation, and investigation leading us to accept Islam. I am sure this fact is obvious to you, however it leads us to say these hadiths save us from the negative effects of life without having to conduct our own research. Nonetheless, research on this topic would be interesting to read.

  • would you please show the source of your mentioned hadith ( from ImamSadeq a.s. ) ? Since to be honest, I would choose your answer as my favourite answer, but I saw it has not any source ... . Aug 7 '14 at 9:50
  • @Salamislam Thank you, I will try to find it. If I do, I will be sure to post it here.
    – user5608
    Aug 7 '14 at 20:49

Why eat cheese (alone) will cause some diseases? The collection of narrations that have reached us from the Imams of the Infallibles (AS) about cheese is used. It is makrooh to eat cheese alone, but if it is with walnut kernels, because it is not harmful, eating it is not makrooh. According to some narrations, each of the walnuts (walnut kernels) and cheese, if eaten alone, causes pain, disease and harm, but if eaten with walnuts, it is not only harmless and not disgusting, but it is a useful food that It is interpreted as healing in narrations. Cheese contains a substance called tyramine, a large amount of which in the brain causes mental retardation. In the fight against this substance, the human body produces an enzyme that can eliminate the effect of this substance. To increase the effectiveness of this enzyme, the amount of copper in the body must be increased, and the only way is to eat cheese with walnuts, which are a rich source of copper.

Ref: https://www.islamquest.net/fa/archive/fa1550

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