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Curing Fever

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Excerpt from the book  The prophetic medicine by Ibn Al Qayyim It has been narrated in the Sahihain that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “Verily Fever- or severe fever- is a breath of the Hell Fire, so cool it using water. The body benefits from the fever more so than it benefits from taking medicine. This is because, the fever heats ... Read More »

The Prophet’s guidance on food and drink contaminated by flies

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In the Sahihain [ only Imam Bukhari narrated it in his Sahih] it is narrated that the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahua alaihi wasallam) “ If a housefly falls In the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it ( in the drink), for one of its wings has a disease and the other has the cure for the disease.” ... Read More »

Neutralizing the harm of various food and fruits

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In the Sahihan it is narrated that ‘ Abdullah bin Ja’far said, “ I saw the Messenger of Allah (sallalaahu alaihi wasallam) eat ripe dates with cucumbers.” Dates are hot while cucumbers are cool, and each is suitable for the other and In addition neutralizes each others harm. This is a type of balancing off the harm of one substance ... Read More »

Sea-Costus (Indian Costus)

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The doctors divide pleurisy into two types, real and unreal. The first type is an infected growth that appears in the pleura that coats the ribs. The second type causes a similar pain and attacks the pleura as a result of thick, congested flatulence between the peritoneum’s (smooth transparent membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and part of the pelvic ... Read More »

Euphorbia piteous (Shubrum)

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At Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (sallalaahu alaihi wassallam) asked Asma bint Umais, “how do you deal with constipation” She said, “By using Shubrum (euphorbia piteous)” The prophet (sallalaahu alaihi wassallam), it is hot and to strong laxative.” She then said. “ I In addition use Senna.” And the prophet replied,” If there is a ... Read More »

Senna

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Senna is a plant that grow in Al- Hijaz (Western Arabia) and the best kind of it grows in Mecca, Senna is hot and dry in the first degree and it is a good, mild medication that does not cause any side effects. Senna helps against bile and black bile ailments and strengthens the heart, which is another good quality ... Read More »

Dates

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Dates in general and dried dates in particular, especially from Medina, possess tremendous qualities and are especially effective in treating from heart ailments. Using seven dates is another quality that can only be known through the revelation. In the sahihain it is narrated that Sa’d bin Abu Waqqas said, “ The Messenger of Allah (sallalaahu alaihi wasallam) , “ Whoever ... Read More »

Henna

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Crushed henna blended with vinegar and applied to the forehead will relieve the headache. Henna in addition soothes the nerves when used as a bandage. Not only henna is favorable to relive headaches but also for the various organs of the body and for the hot tumors and inflammations when used as a bandage. Henna is useful in treating burns. ... Read More »

Aloes

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Abu Ubaidah said,” Tonsillitis,  is a blood related throat irritation.: It was in addition said that tonsillitis is an ulcer that appears between the ear and the throat that especially afflicts young boys. Administering scrubbed aloes through the nose helps against tonsillitis, which is essentially composed of blood related phlegm that accumulates in the bodies of young boys. Costus or ... Read More »

Cupping

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“Cupping is among your best remedies” The benefits of cupping include cleansing the exterior parts of the body more than puncturing the veins. Cupping entails removing blood from the internal parts of the skin. Using either cupping or puncturing the veins depends on the time of year, the area, the age and state of the ailing person. For instance, cupping ... Read More »