The Prophet(SAW) said: 'Give him some honey.’ The
man went and came back later, saying, ‘I have given him some honey, but
it did not help,' or he said, ‘it made his diarrhea worse.' He repeated
this twice or three times, all the while the Prophet(SAW) continued saying to him: 'Give him some honey.' In the third or fourth time, the Prophet(SAW) said:'Allah
has said the truth while your brother's stomach has lied. Go back and
let him drink honey.’ This time the ill man recovered.”
has tremendous medicinal value, because it washes away the harmful
substances that might be collected in the intestines and the veins. In
treating diarrhea, honey promotes the rehydration of the body and more
quickly clears up the diarrhea and any vomiting and stomach upsets. The
anti-bacterial properties of honey, both the peroxide and non-peroxide,
are effective against MRSA strains of bacteria which are notoriously
resistant to antibiotics and are sometimes responsible for the closing
of hospital wards.
also dissolves excess moisture, is beneficial as a drink and as an
ointment, it is of great value for the elderly, and those suffering from
phlegm and cold moods or condition (chills). Honey is nutritious,
softens one's bowel movement and is a good presetting agent.
addition, licking honey on an empty stomach will help the body get rid
of mucus and phlegm. It cleanses the stomach and rids it of harmful
substances or mixtures, heats the stomach mildly and opens up the pores.
Honey has similar effects on the kidneys, the prostate and the liver.
Furthermore, honey is the least harmful sweet substance for congesting
the liver and kidneys.
to all these benefits and many others, honey does not have any side
effects, nor harm except for those suffering from bile and who should
take it with vinegar to neutralize its harm.
is no other substance that is more beneficial than honey or that even
rivals its value. This is why the people of old relied on honey, for
most of the books of old do not mention sugar, as sugar was discovered
in modern times.
The Prophet(SAW) used
to drink some honey mixed with water on an empty stomach. There is a
wonderful secret behind this practice regarding preserving the health.
He(SAW) and the divine cures, the medicine of the
body and the soul, the earthly medicine and the heavenly cure.
Back to the story of the man inflicted with diarrhea mentioned above, the Prophet(SAW) repeated
his command to the man to give some honey to his sick brother for a
good reason. The prescribed medicine should be in sufficient doses;
otherwise the ailment will not be fully cured. When the prescribed
medicine is in a larger than necessary dose, it will weaken the body and
cause side effects.
medicine is not similar to that offered by doctors and physicians.
Prophetic medicine is indeed the effective treatment and cure provided
by the revelation and the guidance of the Prophet(SAW) that is coupled with a sound and perfect mind. In comparison, the majority of remedies prescribed by other than the ProphetSAW() are based on hypothesis, observation and experimentation.
is a fact that many people do not benefit from Prophetic medicine,
because it will help only those who acknowledge and have faith in it.
Thus, they believe that it will help them and they then submit to it. If
the Quran, which is a cure for whatever the heart conceals, is not
acknowledged and accepted with faith, it will not provide a cure for the
heart. In fact, the Quran will only add more disease to the hearts of
the hypocrites. This is also applied to the medications that sick people
take nowadays. Specialists stress on the role of psychological factors
in response to treatment. They say that in most cases, the patient
should be convinced that he will be treated through this medication he
has, otherwise the treatment would be ineffective.
medicine is only suitable for good and pure bodies, just as the Quran
is only suitable for righteous souls and feeling hearts. Therefore, when
the people ignore Prophetic medicine, it is like ignoring the help and
guidance of the Quran, which is the most effective medicine. Again, when
the medicine (the Quran and the Prophetic medicine) do not work, it is
due to the negativity in the body and soul that are not suitable for
accepting the medicine, not because the medicine does not work.
is not a medical authority and we advise that patients should be
cautious and well grounded in knowledge and religion when applying
prophetic medicine to ailments. Ultimately, always seek medical
attention and pray to Allah for healing.