Healing with Genuine Honey

The Prophet (saws) said, “There is real healing is 3 things. Hijama, Honey and cauterization (branding with fire). But I don’t like my ummah to do cauterization”. That leaves 2 things with real healing as stated by the Prophet (saws) in this particular hadith – Hijama and Honey. You can get Hijama done on you at Shahclan HijamaHerbs. As for the honey, lets learn more about it before I tell you where to get genuine honey that’s beneficial for your health.

In Surah al-Nahl, or “The Bee,” Almighty Allah alludes to bees and honey in the following verse: “there comes from within their bodies a drink of varying colors, wherein is healing for men: verily in this is a sign for those of thought” (16:69). The Qur’an also mentions honey directly on another occasion (47:15), describing rivers of honey in heaven.

The Prophet (saws) said, “By Him in whose hand is my soul, eat honey, for there is no house in which honey is kept for which the angels will not ask for mercy. If a person eats honey, a thousand remedies enter his stomach, and a million diseases will come out. If a man dies and honey is found within him, fire will not touch his body.”

He (saws) is also reported to have said: “The condiment of drink is honey. It guards the heart, and it drives away cold from the chest.”

He (saws) is also related that he said: “He who desires protection, let him eat honey”

Regarding honey, the Prophet (saws) said: “It sharpens the sight and strengthens the heart.”

The Prophet also told his followers: “There are two cures for you: honey and the Qur’an.” [vi] An Arabic writer, Ibn Majili, quotes the words of the Prophet: “Honey is a medicine for the body and the Qur’an is a medicine for the soul. Benefit yourselves from the use of the Qur’an and honey.”

According to a tradition related by Ibn Ma‘sud, “You have two cures: the Qur’an and honey. The Qur’an is a cure for the soul, and honey is a cure for every illness.” [vii] The Prophet also said that “He who eats three radawat of honey per month will be protected from serious illness (‘azimah al-bala’, literally, catastrophe).

A person came to the Prophet (saws) and told him that his brother’s bowels were loose. Thereupon Allah’s Messenger said: “Give him honey.” So he gave him honey and then came and said: “I gave him honey but it has only made him worse.” He said this three times; and then he came the fourth time, and the Messenger of Allah said: “Allah has spoken the truth and your brother’s bowels are in the wrong.” So he made him drink honey and he was fully recovered.

In another tradition, Abu Sa‘id al-Khudri complained to the Prophet (saws) that his son had a stomach ache. The Prophet told him to “Give him honey.” The Prophet explained to him the importance of drinking honey because it was a cure from Allah.

In another tradition, the Prophet (saws) explains that “Pain in the waist comes from the veins of the kidneys. Whosoever suffers from this ailment must treat himself with honey and hot, boiling, water.”

According to ‘A’ishah, the Prophet (saws) was very fond of honey. He used to drink a beverage made of milk, honey, and raisins. Every morning, he (saws) would consume a glass of water sweetened with honey.

Honey is a sweet and viscous fluid produced by honeybees from the nectar of flowers. Due to its high sugar content, it kills bacteria by plasmolysis. In fact, its single greatest medicinal property is its antibacterial activity which has been widely studied.

What Is Raw Honey?

What’s the difference between raw honey and honey you find in the grocery store? Most of the honey you see on grocery store shelves has been pasteurized to remove yeast and crystallization, and to extend its shelf life. Pasteurization also helps improve honey’s color and taste. Raw honey is superior, however, because there is no pasteurization/heat involved; all the medicinal properties of honey are still intact.

1. Raw Honey Has Antibacterial and Antimicrobial Properties
This is why raw honey is considered food as medicine. When a food can kill off harmful bacteria and microbes, it’s medicine! It’s effective against pathogens like E. coli and salmonella, along with bacteria like staphylococci and streptococci—even antibiotic-resistant strains! Raw honey also accelerates wound healing and it’s helpful with the treatment of burn wounds, bed sores, and ulcers—all part of its healing properties. Because of its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, raw honey is also effective in soothing a sore throat and works as a natural cough medicine. Having a spoonful of raw honey every day will do wonders for your immune system!

2. Raw Honey Has Antioxidants
In a study done at UC Davis, subjects were given 4 tablespoons of honey for 29 days. Nothing else in their diet was changed, and by the end of the study, bloodwork proved that the antioxidant levels in the bodies of the participants were significantly higher due to the polyphenols (antioxidant-rich compounds found in plant foods) contained in honey. This is important because too many free radicals in the body create oxidative stress, which can lead to illness and disease. Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance in free radicals compared to antioxidants. This can cause damage to cells and DNA, which is why it can lead to illness and disease. With the powerful antioxidants in honey, you can fight the free radicals to have a healthier body. The old saying is “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but what about “a spoonful of honey a day keeps the free radicals at bay?”

3. Raw Honey Provides Energy
Think about the sport gels that athletes use to fuel their bodies before a big game. It’s mostly glucose because that’s what the body runs on! Honey is a primarily fructose and glucose so it’s a natural energy source for the body. Along with natural carbohydrate sugars, honey contains nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that all play into providing the body with energy. It’s a perfect way to get a boost of energy or fuel your athletic performance.

MuslimMall’s Recommendations on Honey

Here are MuslimMall’s recommended Honey. The honey listed below are Raw, Unpasteurized and Genuine Honey: (Please use our links below when ordering)

Raw Genuine Yemeni Sidr Honey

Questions? Contact Amin Shah

Phone 617-787-5151
Email – aminshah@shahclan.net