عــســل / Honey – Tibb-e-Nabawi

عــســل / Honey

اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَ المَسْألَةِ، وخَيْرَ الدُّعَاءِ، وخَيْرَ النَّجاحِ، وخَيْرَ العَمَلٍ، وخَيْرَ الثَّوَابَ، وخَيْرَ الحَيَاةِ، وخَيْرَ الممَاتِ، وثَبِّتْنِي وثَقِّلْ مَوَازِيني، وحَقِّقْ إيمَاني، وارْفَعْ دَرَجَتي، وتَقَبَّلْ صَلاتي، واغْفِرْ خَطِيئَتي، وأسْألُكَ الدَّرَجَاتِ العُلَى مِنَ الجَنَّةِ آمِينَ.اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ فَوَاتِحَ الخَيْرِ وخَوَاتِمهُ وجَوَامِعَهُ وكوامله وأوَّلَهُ وآخِرَهُ وظَاهِرَهُ وبَاطِنَهُ والدَّرَجَاتِ العُلَى مِنَ الجَنَّةِ آمِينَ. اللَّهُمَّ نَجِّنِي مِنَ النَّارِ، واغْفِرْ لِي مَغْفِرَةً باللَّيْلِ والنَّهَارِ، و أَسْأَلْكَ المَنزِلَ الصَّالِحَ مِنَ الجَنَّةَ آمِينَ. اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أَسْأَلْكَ خَلاصاً مِنَ النَّارِ سَالِماً، وأنْ تُدْخِلَنِي الجَنَّةَ آمِناً.اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أَسْأَلْكَ خَيْرَ مَا آتِي، وخَيْرَ ما أفْعَلُ، وخَيرَ ما اعْمَلُ، وخَيْرَ ما بَطَنَ، وخَيْرَ ما ظَهَرَ، والدَّرَجَاتِ العُلِى مِنَ الجَنَّةِ آمِينَ. اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أَسْأَلْكَ أنْ تَرْفَعَ ذِكْرِي وتَضَعَ وِزْرِي وتُصْلِحَ أمْرِي، وتُطَهِّرَ قَلْبِي، وتُحَصِّنَ فَرْجِي، وتُنوِّرَ لي فِي قَبْرِي، وتَغْفِرَ ِلِِي ذَنبي، وأسأَلُكَ الدَّرَجاتِ العُلَى مِنَ الجَنَّةِ آمِينَ. اللهُّمَّ إنِّي أَسْأَلْكَ أنْ تُبَارِكَ لي في سَمْعِي، وفِي بَصَري، وفي رُوحِي، وفي خَلْقِي، وفي خُلُقي، وفِي أهْلي، وفِي مالي، وفي مَحْيَايَ، وفِي ممَاتِي، وفي عَمَلي. اللهُّمَّ وتَقَبَّلْ حَسَنَاتِي، وأسْألُكَ الدَّرَجَاتِ العُلَى مِنَ الجَنَّةِ آمِينَ.

HONEY

Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam used to drink some honey mixed with water on an empty stomach. There is a wonderful secret behind this practice regarding preserving the health. Only those who enjoy sound comprehension will be able to recognize such a secret. We will mention this subject again when we explain the Prophet’s guidance regarding persevering good health.

A Hadith [narrated by Ibn Majah and others] stated that Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam said:

علَيْكُم بالشِّفَاءَيْنِ‏:‏ العَسَلِ والقُرآنِ

“Make use of the two cures: Honey and the Quran”.

This Hadith joins the material and the divine cures, the medicine of the body and the soul, the earthly medicine and the heavenly cure.

Honey has tremendous medicinal value, because it washes away the harmful substances that might be collected in the veins and the intestines. Honey 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 preserving agent. In addition, honey reduces the bitter taste of other medicines, cleanses the liver and the chest, aids in producing urine, and dissolves the phlegm that is accompanied by coughing. When honey is consumed hot and mixed with rose oil, it cures animal bites and the effects of opium. Taking honey mixed with water helps against the bite of a rabid dog and the effects of eating poisonous mushrooms. If fresh meat is kept in honey, it preserves its freshness for three months. Likewise if gourds, cucumbers and eggplants are kept in honey, they too will be preserved.

Furthermore, honey will keep some types of fruit fresh for six months. It preserves dead corpses, thus deserving to be called, “The true preserver”. When honey is applied to someone that is infected with lice, it will kill both the lice and the eggs. Honey will add softness and beauty to the hair while allowing it to grow longer. When honey is applied to the eye as Kohl (eyeliner), it will strengthen weak eyesight. Honey whitens the teeth, preserves their health and the health of the gums, opens the orifice of the veins along with causing the flow of menstruation. Furthermore, 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, urinary bladder and the liver. Furthermore, honey is the least harmful sweet substance for congesting the liver and kidneys.

Adding to all these benefits that we mentioned, 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.

You may also read the article “Prophet’s guidance on curing Diarrhea” at the following link:

Diarrhea