INTRODUCTIONProphetic medicine('Al-Tibb al-nabaw, ) refers to the actions and words (hadith) specifically of theprophetMuhammad (p.b.u.h)with regards to sickness, treatment and hygiene.Prophetic Medicine has been described as advice by the Prophet (pbuh) to His followers with an objective to maintain health and well-being for their body and soul equally
CLASSIFICATIONAl-Suyuti (born 849AH) divides Propheticmedicine into three classes:Preventative Prophetic medicineTraditional Prophetic medicineSpiritual Prophetic medicine
Preventative Prophetic medicinePreventive measures taught in hadith include: quarantine for epidemics forbidding urination in stagnant water use of tooth stick precautions in the house at nightfire & pests
leaving a country because of its water and climate marriage and mental health,dietary control to avoid excesses, cleanliness and avoiding filth. Recitation of the Quran has beneficial physiological effects.
Moderation in Eating
The Prophet (peace be upon him) advised his nation with moderationwhen hesaid:The son of Adam does not fill a vessel worse than his stomach. A few mouthfuls are sufficient for him in order to keep his back straight. And if he must fill his stomach; then one third for his food, one third for his drink and one third for his air. [At-Tirmidhi]
To always eat to ones fill:leads to sicknesses of the body and soul.is a hindrance to ones worship of Allah and obedience to Himleads to laziness and sleep
excessive eating is dislikedbecause:It restricts the breathing and leads to other ailments such as:High blood pressureDiabetesGoutArteriosclerosis (Hardening of the arteries)Strokes and heart attacks
Traditional Prophetic MedicineFollowing Things are mentioned in TraditionalProphetic Medicine:MiswakDatesHoneyBlack Cumin (Kalonji)Cupping (Hijama)Olive
FigLobanKohl (Surma)Sponging In Fever
MiswakProphet Muhammed () Said: Three things are amongst the practices of the Ambiyaa , application of perfume, Miswaak and marriage'." AHMAD AND TIRMIZI
Benefits of MiswakThe greatest benefit of using miswaak is gaining the pleasure of Allah. The reward of Salaah (Prayers) is multiplied 70 times if Miswaak was used before it. Strengthens the gums and prevents tooth decay. Creates a fragrance in the mouth. Eliminates bad odors and improves the sense of taste. Sharpens the memory.
Is a cure for headaches. Creates luster (noor) on the face of the one who continually uses it. Causes the teeth to glow. Strengthens the eyesight. Assists in digestion. Clears the voice.
DatesProphet Muhammed () Said: Indeed indates there is a cure. Muslim(14/3) ,Ahmad(6/152)
Allah's Messenger ( ) Said: A family whichhas dates will not be hungry. SahihMuslim:5078
Benefits of Dates
Cure for several Ailments: Constipation Intestinal Disorders Weight Gain Healthy Heart Diarrhea Strengthen the Bones Treats Anemia Treatment of hypertension. Reduce cholesterol level (LDL) in the blood Energy Booster Reduce pain during Child birth
HoneyProphet Muhammed () Said:"Healing is inthree things: cupping, a gulp of honey orcauterization, but I forbid my followers to usecauterization." -Sahih Bukhari:585
Benefits of HoneyNature's Energy Booster Immunity System BuilderCholesterol FighterFor Pregnant MomsFor StressSleeplessness For Burns For Anemia
Cure for diarrhea- Mix Honey with hot waterFor Weight Loss- Mix Honey and Lemon with hot waterFor Digestion and bowel movements- Mix Honey and MilkFor hair loss and bad breath. Mix Honey and CinnamonFor Arthritis Mix Honey and VinegarFor Hair Conditioner - Mix Honey and Olive oil For Sore Throats & Cough
Black Cumin (Kalonji)Prophet Muhammed () Said: "There ishealing in black cumin(Kalonji) for all diseasesexcept death. -Sahih Bukhari:5688In Arabic it is called abbat al-barakah 'the seed of blessing. Black cumin is mentioned in the book of Isaih in the Old Testament (Isaiah 28:25) Black cumin is also used in Ayurvedic medicine
Benefits of Black CuminCancer (in drug called cisplatin) Asthma Allergies Cough Bronchitis Emphysema Swine flu Congestion
Joint pain Diarrhea Dysentery Constipation Hemorrhoids Lowering blood pressure Lowering cholesterol levels Boosting the immune system
Hijama (Cupping)Prophet Muhammed () Said: "If there wassomething excellent to be used as a remedythen it is cupping (hijama). Sunan ibnMaajah:3476
What is CuppingCupping is a therapeutic process for removing,'unclean blood' from the body. Cupping is theprocess of applying cups to various points on thebody by removing the air inside the cups to forma vacuum. The blood comes out from theincisions and is collected in a cup from where itis removed.
Benefits of HijamaIt removes toxins and other waste material from the blood. It creates a negative pressure in the applied area thus relieving pain & pressure. It forces body to increase its blood circulation & boost the immune system. It can help those people who are under some magic spell or who are under the influence of some evil beings. Hijama or cupping is a safe, non-invasive and economical way of curing and preventing many diseases.
OlivesOLIVE / ZAITOON (Blessed Tree) ProphetMuhammed () Said: Eat the oil and use iton your hair and skin, for it comes from ablessed tree. Tirmidhi:1775
Benefits of OlivesPrevents heart diseases Protects against cancer Improves brain function Protects against depression: It heals the sinus and fistula very quickly Olive oil lowers the levels of total blood cholesterol No remedy equates the benefits of olive oil in hyper acidity and gas troubles.
The decoction of olive leaves in water is effective against mouth and lips ulcers and allergic dermatitis. The massage of olive oil over the body tones up the muscles and organs, it relieves muscular pains Help against wrinkles and delaying the effects of old age
FigFIG Prophet Muhammed () Said: "If I couldsay that a fruit was sent down from Heaven (toearth), I would say it is figs, because theHeaven's fruit has no stones. Eat it, as it cureshemorrhoids and it is useful for treating gout(osteo-arthritis). Hadith
Benefits of FigFor treatment of chronic hemorrhoids Prevent constipation Remove kidney and urinary bladder stone A mixture of figs and honey is very good for coughs.
Content of Calcium and Potassium in figs prevent bone thinning and helps to increase bone density. Figs are extremely nutritious, and over-all an ideal fruit to overcome stresses and anxieties Figs contain Iron which enriches the blood, and helps to produce it. Fiber present in figs is useful to flush out all the harmful toxins from the body including cancer causing substances
LobanProphet Muhammed () Said: Fumigateyour houses with Loban and Saatar. Baihaqui
Benefits of LobanIt is an excellent repellent used to kill mosquitoes and other harmful insects from your house It is an incense product which is used as fragrance. It is believed that its aroma is good for mind relaxation. Loban is said to remove negative energies from your home like anger, depression, frustration and also grief.
Kohl (Surma)Prophet Muhammed () Said: The best ofyour kohl is antimony (Surma), for it improvesthe eyesight and makes the hair (eyelashes)grow. Sunan ibn Maajah:3497
Benefits of KohlKohl protects the health of the eyes and gives strength and clarity of vision It cleanses the eyes of bad substances. Kohl application at the time of sleeping has more benefits, as it will cause stillness from harmful movements
Sponging in Fever Prophet Muhammed () Said: "Fever is fromthe heat of the Hell, so cool it with water. Sahih Bukhari:3262BenefitsTepid sponging is a time honoured and well known method of reducing the elevated temperature.Tepid sponging is useful as an immediate but transient measure in bringing down the temperature.
Spiritual Prophetic MedicineCure with FatihaDua for fear and InsomniaDua for Depression and AnxietyRuqyah for sores Ruqyah for painRuqyah for UlcersRuqyah for Scorpions stings