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Prophetic medicine


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Prophetic medicine ('Al-Tibb al-nabawī,  الطب النبوي‎) refers to the actions and words (hadith) specifically of the prophet Muhammad (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
Al-Suyuti (born 849AH) divides Prophetic
medicine into three classes:
Preventative Prophetic medicine 
Traditional Prophetic medicine
Spiritual Prophetic medicine

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Prophetic medicine

  1. 1. Prophetic Medicine
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION  Prophetic medicine ('Al-Tibb al- nabawī, ‫النبوي‬ ‫)الطب‬ refers to the actions and words (hadith) specifically of the prophet Muhammad (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
  3. 3. CLASSIFICATION Al-Suyuti (born 849AH) divides Prophetic medicine into three classes:  Preventative Prophetic medicine  Traditional Prophetic medicine  Spiritual Prophetic medicine
  4. 4. Preventative Prophetic medicine Preventive measures taught in hadith include:  quarantine for epidemics  forbidding urination in stagnant water  use of tooth stick  precautions in the house at night  fire & pests
  5. 5.  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 Qur’an has beneficial physiological effects.
  6. 6. Moderation in Eating The Prophet (peace be upon him) advised his nation with moderation when he said: “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]
  7. 7. 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 Him  leads to laziness and sleep
  8. 8. excessive eating – is disliked because:  It restricts the breathing and leads to other ailments such as:  High blood pressure  Diabetes  Gout  Arteriosclerosis (Hardening of the arteries)  Strokes and heart attacks
  9. 9. Traditional Prophetic Medicine Following Things are mentioned in Traditional Prophetic Medicine:  Miswak  Dates  Honey  Black Cumin (Kalonji)  Cupping (Hijama)  Olive
  10. 10.  Fig  Loban  Kohl (Surma)  Sponging In Fever
  11. 11. Miswak Prophet Muhammed ()‫ﷺ‬ Said: ‘Three things are amongst the practices of the Ambiyaa — , application of perfume, Miswaak and marriage'." AHMAD AND TIRMIZI
  12. 12. Benefits of Miswak  The 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.
  13. 13.  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.
  14. 14. Dates Prophet Muhammed ()‫ﷺ‬ Said: “Indeed in dates there is a cure”. Muslim(14/3) ,Ahmad (6/152) Allah's Messenger (‫ﷺ‬ ) Said: “A family which has dates will not be hungry.” –Sahih Muslim:5078
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Honey Prophet Muhammed ()‫ﷺ‬ Said:"Healing is in three things: cupping, a gulp of honey or cauterization, but I forbid my followers to use cauterization." -Sahih Bukhari:585
  17. 17. Benefits of Honey  Nature's Energy Booster  Immunity System Builder  Cholesterol Fighter  For Pregnant Moms  For Stress  Sleeplessness  For Burns  For Anemia
  18. 18.  Cure for diarrhea- Mix Honey with hot water  For Weight Loss- Mix Honey and Lemon with hot water  For Digestion and bowel movements- Mix Honey and Milk  For hair loss and bad breath. Mix Honey and Cinnamon  For Arthritis – Mix Honey and Vinegar  For Hair Conditioner - Mix Honey and Olive oil  For Sore Throats & Cough
  19. 19. Black Cumin (Kalonji) Prophet Muhammed ()‫ﷺ‬ Said: "There is healing in black cumin(Kalonji) for all diseases except death.“ -Sahih Bukhari:5688  In Arabic it is called ‫البركة‬ ‫ة‬‫ب‬‫ح‬ ḥabbat 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
  20. 20. Benefits of Black Cumin  Cancer (in drug called cisplatin)  Asthma  Allergies  Cough  Bronchitis  Emphysema  Swine flu  Congestion
  21. 21.  Joint pain  Diarrhea  Dysentery  Constipation  Hemorrhoids  Lowering blood pressure  Lowering cholesterol levels  Boosting the immune system
  22. 22. Hijama (Cupping) Prophet Muhammed ()‫ﷺ‬ Said: "If there was something excellent to be used as a remedy then it is cupping (hijama).“ Sunan ibn Maajah:3476
  23. 23. What is Cupping Cupping is a therapeutic process for removing, 'unclean blood' from the body. Cupping is the process of applying cups to various points on the body by removing the air inside the cups to form a vacuum. The blood comes out from the incisions and is collected in a cup from where it is removed.
  24. 24. Benefits of Hijama  It 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.
  25. 25. Olives OLIVE / ZAITOON (Blessed Tree) Prophet Muhammed ()‫ﷺ‬ Said: “Eat the oil and use it on your hair and skin, for it comes from a blessed tree.” Tirmidhi:1775
  26. 26. Benefits of Olives  Prevents 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.
  27. 27.  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
  28. 28. Fig FIG Prophet Muhammed ()‫ﷺ‬ Said: "If I could say that a fruit was sent down from Heaven (to earth), I would say it is figs, because the Heaven's fruit has no stones. Eat it, as it cures hemorrhoids and it is useful for treating gout (osteo-arthritis).” Hadith
  29. 29. Benefits of Fig  For treatment of chronic hemorrhoids  Prevent constipation  Remove kidney and urinary bladder stone  A mixture of figs and honey is very good for coughs.
  30. 30.  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
  31. 31. Loban Prophet Muhammed ()‫ﷺ‬ Said: “Fumigate your houses with Loban and Saatar.” Baihaqui
  32. 32. Benefits of Loban  It 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.
  33. 33. Kohl (Surma) Prophet Muhammed ()‫ﷺ‬ Said: “The best of your kohl is antimony (Surma), for it improves the eyesight and makes the hair (eyelashes) grow.” Sunan ibn Maajah:3497
  34. 34. Benefits of Kohl  Kohl 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
  35. 35. Sponging in Fever Prophet Muhammed ()‫ﷺ‬ Said: "Fever is from the heat of the Hell, so cool it with water.“ Sahih Bukhari:3262 Benefits  Tepid 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.
  36. 36. Spiritual Prophetic Medicine  Cure with Fatiha  Dua for fear and Insomnia  Dua for Depression and Anxiety  Ruqyah for sores  Ruqyah for pain  Ruqyah for Ulcers  Ruqyah for Scorpion’s stings