The Life of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)
All Praise is for Allah. Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon the Best of Creation, Sayyiduna Muhammad al Mustafa SalAllahu Alayhi Wassalam. Ameen Ya Rabal Alameen.
Milk: The Prophet Peace Be Upon Him said that milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow. It strengthens the back, increases the brain, augments intelligence, renews vision & drives away forgetfulness.
Honey: Considered to be the best remedy for diarrhoea when mixed in hot water. It is the food of foods, drink of drinks & drug of drugs. It is used for creating appetite, strengthening the stomach, eliminating phlegm, as a meat preservative,hhair conditioner, eye salve & mouthwash. It is extremely beneficial in the morning in warm water & is also a sunnah.
Olive oil: Excellence treatment for skin and hair, delays old age, treats inflammation of the stomach
Mushroom: The Prophet Peace Be Upon Him said that mushroom is a good cure for the eyes, it also serves as a form of birth control and arrests paralysis.
Grapes: The Prophet was very fond of grapes, it purifies the blood, provides vigour & and health, strengthens the kidneys & clears the bowels.
Dates: The Prophet Peace Be Upon Him said that a house without dates has no food, also to be eaten at the time of childbirth.
Figs: It is a fruit from paradise and a cure for piles.
Barley: Good for fever in a soup form
Melon: Melon contains 1000 blessings & 1000 mercies, the Prophet SAW said “None of your women who are pregnant & eat of water melon will fail to produce offspring who are good in countenance & good in character.
Pomegranate: The Prophet Peace Be Upon Him said it cleanse you of Satan and evil aspirations for 40 days.
Water: The Prophet Peace Be Upon Him said the best drink in this world & the next is Water. When you are thirsty drink it by sips and not gulps. Gulping produces sickness of the liver.
Black Seed: The one who is fully aware of the affairs of His creation decreed that trials and tribulations would affect us, and from these trials are some which may affect our health and wellbeing. Therefore from His bounty He made for every ailment a cure and from these cures He made the blackseed. This is supported by the prophetic narration on the authority of Abu Hurairah that the prophet said “Use the black seed, because it contains a cure for every type of ailment except death.” ( at-tirmidhi and others).
Senna:Senna has been mentioned in the Sunnah alone. Asmaa Bint Umais, may Allah be pleased with her, said: The Messenger (upon him be salah and salam) said “with what do you relieve constipation?” She said: “With the shubrum.” He said “(It is) hot and strong.” She then said: “I also relieve it with the Senna,” So he said “If there was a thing (which) cures from death indeed it would be the Senna.” [Ibn Maajah 3461; Shaykh Al-Albaani graded it daeef. The two Arnaoots mentioned that this hadeeth is strengthened by the following narration.]
The Prophet (upon him be salah and salam) said “Upon you is the Senna and the Sanoot (cumin) for indeed in the two of them is a cure for every disease except Saam” He was asked “O Messenger of Allah, What is Saam?” He said “Death.” [Saheeh Ibn Maajah 3457]
Siwaak:here are many ahadeeth mentioning the importance and virtues of using the siwaak such as the hadeeth of Ibn Abbass that the Prophet (upon him be salah and salam) said : “I was ordered with the siwaak until I thought that something would be revealed in the Qur’aan in regards to it” [Musnad Ahmad ]
Ruqyah: The evidence for using Qur’aan for Ruqyah and it’s effectiveness in treating both physical and spiritual diseases is established in the statement of Allah: “And We send down of the Qur’ân that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe ” [017:082]
The practise of Ruqyah pre-dates the appearance of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula and was refined and purified by the Prophet (upon him be salah and salam). In one Hadeeth, a family from the Companions came to the Prophet (upon him be salah and salam) and read to him a Ruqyah, seeking his approval, which they employed for scorpion stings. After hearing the Ruqyah and seeing that it contained nothing polythiestic, the Prophet (upon be salah and salam) said: “I see no harm in it, whoever among you is able to help his brother, should do so.” [Bukhaaree]
Hijama:Abdullah ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “I did not pass by an angel from the angels on the night journey except that they all said to me: Upon you is cupping (hijama), O Muhammad.” [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3477).