cure for fever
Cure for fever The Nabi (S.A.W.) says:
"Fever is an influence of Jahannam so cool it down with water (ice)". In another Hadith the Nabi (S.A.W.) says: "When someone gets fever then pour cold water over him for 3 days before Fajr".
Imam Hambal (R.A.) reports that when our Nabi (S.A.W.) contracted fever, he would ask for a waterbag of water and sprinkle it over himself. Imam Tirmizi (R.A.) quotes a Hadith of Nabi (S.A.W.) in his book:
"When any of you has a fever, and surely fever is a piece of Jahannam, then it is necessary to cool the fever off with cold water by sitting in a flowing stream (shower) before sunrise and say:
"Bismillaah, Allaahumma ashfiy abdaka wasadaqa rasooluka.”
(In the name of ALLAH. O ALLAH! Cure thy slave and your messenger has spoken the truth) and dive into the water 3 times, for 3 successive days (each day). Then if you are well, it is good, otherwise continue with this cure for 5, 7 or 9 days. But do not exceed 9 days, for by the order of ALLAH you should recover by then."
The Ulema comments that this prescription of Nabi (S.A.W.) should be understood with the Arab people and climatic conditions of the region in which they live. Normally such fever arises from the intense heat of the desert. Thus they are of the opinion that it would not apply to fever arising from cold or from a virus or infection. Yet where one persists in using this cure as a remedy convinced in the truth of Nabi (S.A.W.) saying, then he would surely recover. For as the Quran is of no use to the person who doubts, so also the sayings of our Nabi (S.A.W.).