Islam full of benefit and wisdom


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Sisters and brothers we often wonder what is the benefit or wisdom behind this.?...Well I guess, I have got few topics which islam emphasizes we muslims to do and their benefits.
I hope that this thread will be beneficial to u all and of course you are most welcome to add anything related to this.Plus, please do remember your ummah in ur duas.

Woman and the display of body

Describing women who are morally decayed, The prophet Mohammed (PBUH) said that they are “women dressed but naked, corrupt and corrupters, their hairs are like the inclined hump of female camel, they do not enter the Heaven nor smell its fragrance” [Refer to Abu Daud].

The prophet also said “the prayer of a mistreating woman is not acceptable until she purifies herself” [Refer to Imam Ahmed, Abu Daud & Ibn Maja]. The modern scientific researches confirmed that the nakedness of women, their body displaying & their moving in an obscene shape is a disaster on them. The current statistics showed that there is a clear spread of the malignant cancer which affects the naked and displayed part of the women bodies particularly those women who dress short clothes.

It was published in the British Medical Magazine that “the melanoma malignant cancer which was one of the rare cancers is now spreading among women. The cases of this type of cancer are increasing among young women. It affects their legs. The medical publication went on saying that the main cause behind the spread of short dress & fashions which expose the body of women to the rays & light of the sun. Moreover, the transparent dress and legs gloves do not help in avoiding this type of cancer. The Medical Magazine appealed to the environment doctors to participate in collecting information about this type of cancer, because it is becoming an epidemic phenomenon.

This reminds us with the Quranic sign which says in the tongue of the obstinate unbeliever “O God, if this is indeed The Truth from Thee, Rain down on us a shower of stones from the sky, or send us a grievous penalty” [8:32].

Now the torture has come down in the form of a malignant cancer. It is caused by the exposition of women’s body to the sunrays and ultraviolet rays for a long time it affects the whole body but with different proportion. Initially, it appears as a dark; small spot on either the foot or the leg, and some times in the eye. Then it spreads all over the body. It attacks the lymph knots at the upper part of the thigh. It also attacks blood and invades the liver & destroys it. It may settle in all the organs of the body such as bones, the belly & perhaps the kidneys. If it attacks the kidneys then the patient will experience black urine as a result of inner destruction of the kidneys. It may get transferred to the child in the womb of his mother. However, this disease does not allows its patient to survive for a long time & it does not respond to surgical treatment like other types of cancers nor it responds to treatment by rays sessions like some other types of cancers. Therefore have we realized the wisdom behind Islamic legislation which aimed to protect women not only from passers by but also from a skin disease called cancer. The subject Islamic legislation called upon women to corner their bodies properly & with loose and not narrow and not transparent clothes. Therefore, Islamic uniform for women protect them from physical diseases, from teasing in the streets & from the torture of life on the judgment day.

Source: “Scientific Miracles in Islam & Sunna Nabaweya” By: Mohammed Kamil Abdel Samad.


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Intermingling between two sexes

The prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) said, “A man should not be alone with a strange woman unless there is a Mehram” [Refer to Bukhari and Muslim].

The term “Mehram” means the husband or the person who cannot marry the subject woman for example, her father, brother, uncle, sister son, brothers son or a brother from sucking. It is a well know fact that the unbridled in term intermingling between strange men and women instigates lower animal instincts in both sexes to such an extent that it can threat the existence and entity of the proper moral and good human society.

An American scholar called George Balsoshi mentioned in the book “The Sexual Revolution” that the Ex-president of America, George Kenedy has stated in 1962 that the future of America is in danger, because its youth are degenerated, liquid and sunk deep in reckless animal desires. They are irresponsible therefore they can not come up to the responsibility, which they have to bear. He said that among every seven young men who apply for recruitment in Army six are unfit, because their excessive moral degeneration made them both physically and psychologically unfit. A Lebanese Newspaper stated that coeducation in schools and universities makes girl students think only about their lower emotions and the ways of responding and quenching the animal instincts in them. The newspaper went on saying that more than sixty percent of the girl-students failed in exams and the basic reason behind their failure is that they think more about sex than about the academic tasks or even more than thinking about their future. This confirms what Dr. Alkas Karlil had said. Dr. Karlil says that when sexual instinct arises in Man, a kind of hormone is secreted in the blood. This hormone moves to the brain and paralyses the ability to reason … Therefore, those who advocate intermingling of two sexes actually are not guided by the brain and proper reasoning but by their lower animal instincts. They do not take lesson from the moral degeneration that affects other nations who enhanced unbridled personal freedom and illegal relations between man and woman.

A report of American Congress has shown that the crimes committed by the young adolescents are caused mainly by unbridled intermingling of the youth from the two sexes. All these and much more are clearly revealing the advantage of adhering to the sayings of the prophet of Islam Mohammad (S.A.W) the above mentioned saying of the prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) can be taken as a base of establishing and defining a proper, moral and really human social relation in general and between man and woman in particular. Unbridled intermingling is one of the main reasons behind the disappearance of the sense of shy, which was a shield that protects the food woman from wolf-like men. Unbridled intermingling between man and woman has given way to the spread of blind imitation under the name of the so-called civilization and progressiveness that confused the situation and made men like women and vice versa. It became evident that unbridled intermingling leads to abnormal behaviors and crimes. What those who advocate unbridled intermingling between the two sexes would say about scandal of a British ministry of Industry, contemporary to Margret Tatcher, whose secretary has become illegally pregnant from him. Strangely, the British Times Newspaper revealed that Margret Tatcher played an important role in convincing the Minister Barktson not to marry the victim because such a step would affect his reputation. This indicates an implicit admitting of the evils of intermingling between the two sexes without “Mihram” but they are not able to accept the consequence of that unbridled intermingling in which man plays the role of a wolf and woman plays the role a deer, unfortunately woman is accepting this dehumanizing role and consequently she becomes its victim. Many honest people all over the world are calling for reviewing the current state of affairs and re-organizing the relation between the two sexes within a framework that makes human society avoid its evils. This can be considered as a direct return to the guidance of the prophet of Islam Mohammad (S.A.W).

Source: “Scientific Miracles in Islam and Sunna Nabaweya” By” Mohammed Kamil Abdel Samed.


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Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire. It is no less than inspiration sent down to him? (Chapter 53, Verse 3 & 4).

Fourteen centuries ago, our Prophet(peace and blessings be upon him), gave us a prescription of 26 washing movements to be carried out 5 times a day, a total of 130 daily washing movements, to grant us optimum health.

?O ye who believe! when ye prepare for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; Rub your heads (with water); and (wash) your feet to the ankles. If ye are in a state of ceremonial impurity, bathe your whole body. But if ye are ill, or on a journey, or one of you cometh from offices of nature, or ye have been in contact with women, and ye find no water, then take for yourselves clean sand or earth, and rub therewith your faces and hands, Allah doth not wish to place you in a difficulty, but to make you clean, and to complete his favor to you, that ye may be grateful.? (Chapter 5, Verse 6)

Before a Muslim performs his prayers, he carries out the ablution movements mentioned in the above verse as well as others, which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has shown us.

Thus, the ablution comprises of washing the hands, arms right up to the elbow, face, mouth, nostrils, and feet up the ankle, all three times each. The inside and behind the ears, as well as the part of the head above the forehead is wiped once. Done five times a day, it not only cleanses these vital parts of the body from dust and dirt but also "softens" and refreshes them. [Health and Fitness In Islam,]

Interestingly enough, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) also encouraged doing ablution before going to bed. This same ritual is also encouraged by Yoga experts who say that washing important motor and sensory organs such as the hands, arms, eyes, legs, mouth and genitals before sleep using cool water relaxes the body preparing it for a deep sleep. [Avadhuta, Vedprajinananda, Yoga Health Secrets]

Stimulating the Biological Rhythms
In an article titled ?Muslims Rituals and their Effect on the Person?s Health?, Dr. Magomed Magomedov, assistant to the department of the Man?s General Hygiene and Ecology in the Daghestan State Medical Academy, speaks about how ablution stimulates the biological rhythms of the body and specifically Biological Active Spots (BASes), very much like the idea behind Chinese reflexotherapy. Presently we know that a man is a complex system of electromagnetic fields, meridians, biological rhythms and so on. Man?s internal organs, in their turn, present a no less sophisticated bioenergetical whole; they all have indissoluble multi-channel bilateral connections with the skin, which hosts special spots, whose functions resemble those of buttons on ?control? and ? recharge boards? responsible for particular organs. These spots are called biologically active spots (BASes). [Magomedov, Magomed, Muslim Rituals & their effect on the person?s health]

While pointing out to the similarities between ablution and the science of Chinese reflexology in his fascinating article, Dr. Magomedov also states the main different points. To become a doctor in reflexology, he says, one has to take a 15 to 20 year course of study, incomparable with the simple learning techniques of ablution.

In another comparison, reflexotherapy was primarily used to cure diseases and very rarely for prevention, while, as we shall see, ablution has many preventive benefits. There was also a negative side to reflexotherapy, he says, one that is not found in ablution; a patient was exposed to traumas since doctors used cauterisation.

?The majority of the most powerful BASes are being washed during the Muslim ritual. It is not the doctor, who had studied for many years, who does it, but every Muslim by himself. Besides, praying five times a day obliges a Muslim to take the preventive measures against diseases beforehand.?[Magomedov, Magomed, Muslim Rituals & their effect on the person?s health]

According to Dr. Magomedov, Chinese medicine says that there are more than 700 BASes, and sixty-six of them have quick reflex therapy effects and are named the drastic (or aggression or antique or prime-elements) spots.

Out of these sixty-six spots, sixty-one of them are located in zones required for ablution while the other five are located between the ankle and knee.

Thus, ablution becomes a kind of treatment complex, which includes the hydromassage of the BAS, their thermal and physical stimulation.[Magomedov, Magomed, Muslim Rituals & their effect on the person?s health]

The BASes in the face (which are washed during ablution) ?recharge? such organs as the intestines, stomach and bladder, in addition to having a positive effect on the nervous and reproductive systems, says Dr. Magomedov in his findings, adding that the BAS responsible for the osseous system, intestine, nervous system, lumbar area, stomach, pancreas, gall-bladder, thyroid gland, solar plexus and others are situated on the right leg, another area reached by ablution.

The left leg has the BAS responsible for the work of the pituitary gland, the brain organ that regulates the functioning of the endocrine glands and controls growing. In the ear?s cochlea are hundreds of BASes that ?harmonize the work of almost all organs, decrease high blood pressure and relieve tooth and throat pain.? Ear ablution is considered Sunna (Prophetic tradition). Another aspect that Dr. Magomedov stresses on is that Prophetic tradition emphasized the importance of massaging and applying pressure during ablution, which is something that has a scientifically-grounded explanation.

Dr. Magomedov said that his studies were triggered by his solemn belief that the five-time-a-day Muslim prayers were bound to have not only an ?indisputable spiritual effect? but were also bound to ?have a purely physical healing effect as well.?

Preventive Cleansing
From a non-alternative medicine perspective, Mukhtar Salem, in his book titled ?Prayers: a Sport for the Body and Soul?, speaks about the health benefits of every aspect of ablution. He does not speak about the BASes in one?s body, but nevertheless, he describes the preventive benefits of ablution.

Ablution, he says, helps prevent skin cancer. This is his explanation: the areas that are washed during ablution are the parts of the body that are most prone to be exposed to pollution, whether it is pollution from the internal secretions of the body on to the skin surface, such as sweat, or whether it is external. Ablution, removes this ?pollution? five times a day, and hence maintains a clean outside layer of skin, which in turn helps the cells underneath to function properly.
Also, washing with water helps invigorate the ends of the blood vessels, as well as the nerves and glands that are near the skin surface, and hence helps them perform their functions efficiently.[Salem, Mukhtar, Prayers: A sport for the soul and body, CAIRO, The Arab Modern Center (1990), pg. 52.]

Salem adds that research has proven that one of the main reasons behind skin cancer is that the skin is exposed to chemicals, especially petrochemicals, and that the best way to prevent skin cancer is by constantly removing these chemicals.

The obvious reason behind washing the mouth during ablution, Salem says, is to remove the food particles, which could cause teeth and gum problems. That is also one of the reasons why siwak (brushing one?s teeth) is also encouraged before ablution.

When washing one?s nostrils, one is also performing a preventive health measure as the germs trapped in the nostrils are removed and do not pass on to the respiratory system.

According to a study conducted by a team of doctors in Alexandria University, the Prophetic tradition, which urges the exaggeration of washing the nostrils by introducing the water in the nostril then blowing it out, positively affects the inner coating of the nostrils. Those who carried out the washing in the correct form had clean, shiny nostrils with no dust clinging to the small hair inside. However, those who did not perform ablution had light colored, greasy nostrils and their nostril hairs fell off easily.

Repeated washing of the face invigorates the facial skin cells and helps prevent early wrinkles as well as having a cleansing effect on the inside of the eyes, which prevents eye infections, says Salem. Washing the ear helps rid them from wax accumulation, which may cause ear infections as well as affecting the inner ear, which eventually causes body imbalances.

The Prophetic tradition of encouraging one to wash between the toes while washing the feet, is also extremely important, says Salem, as it prevents the foot, which in our modern times is trapped most of the day inside shoes, from acquiring athlete?s foot.

Over all, he adds, ablution also has an exercising effect on all the muscles involved in its movement, which are thus being stimulated five times a day or even more according to repetition.

Extinguishing the Fires of Anger
Prophetic tradition, with regards to ablution, is also ecologically friendly, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) repeatedly encouraged water conservation, even if abluting from a running river. Ibn Majah related that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, ?There is a shaytan (devil) for ablution called `walhan', meaning greedy, avoid the waste of water.?

We are also encouraged to make ablution while being in a state of anger for the cooling and refreshing effect of the water, as we are told that anger is from the devil who is made out of fire and can therefore be put off by water.

Finally, there is a moral to this article, besides understanding the benefits of ablution. One should never take things at face value, and must have strong faith that everything that Allah prescribes has a wisdom behind it that we may or may not know.

?And they say: ?We hear, and we obey: (We seek) Thy forgiveness, our Lord, and to Thee is the end of all journeys.?? (Chapter 2, Verse 285). ?Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire. It is no less than inspiration sent down to him? (Chapter 53, Verse 3 & 4).


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And the mothers should suckle their children for two whole years for him who desires to make complete the time of suckling; and their maintenance and their clothing must be-- borne by the father according to usage; no soul shall have imposed upon it a duty but to the extent of its capacity; neither shall a mother be made to suffer harm on account of her child, nor a father on account of his child, and a similar duty (devolves) on the (father's) heir, but if both desire weaning by mutual consent and counsel, there is no blame on them, and if you wish to engage a wet-nurse for your children, there is no blame on you so long as you pay what you promised for according to usage; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah and know that Allah sees what you do.

This is a Quranic command for the mothers to suckle (breastfeed) their children for a period of two years. The wisdom of breastfeeding the children has been instilled in the Muslims through this Qur'anic revelation. Those who followed this Qur'anic command raised mentally and physically healthy Muslim children. Breast-feeding has many advantages.

1-Advantages for the baby

2-Advantages for the mother

1-The advantages of breastfeeding for the baby:
(a) Nutritional Advantages

It has a high concentration of lactose (milk sugar). This is an excellent source of carbohydrates.

The proteins (largely whey proteins) are much more easily digested than the proteins in formula based on cow's milk.

Infants fed human milk tend to have stools that are less foul smelling and softer than those of infants who are fed cow's milk or soymilk based formula. This is due to the different bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract of infants who are solely breast fed. Constipation, defined as hard stools (not the absence of a daily stool), does not occur in healthy breast fed infants.

The composition of the milk of mothers who are breastfeeding varies during the time of the day and during the feeding. The hind milk (latter part of a breastfeeding) has a much higher fat content than milk produced during the beginning portion of the feeding.

The odor and/or taste of breast milk may change depending on the mother's diet. This may help infants get used to different tastes.
(b) Bonding and Psychosocial effects:

Bonding is the emotional tie from parent to infant. It begins during pregnancy and increases with birth. This attachment enables parents to make sacrifices for their infant.

Many women maintain that their breastfeeding experience was a very special time during their life and they valued this closeness to their infant.

If a woman is unable to breastfeed her infant she needs to be reassured that she will still be able to bond with her infant.
2- The advantages of breastfeeding for the mother:
(a) Economics:

In all countries of the world it is cheaper to breast feed a baby than to feed the baby formula. In the United States, one day's supply of a cow's milk based formula costs approximately $2.50. Women who are breastfeeding need about 500 extra kilocalories per day in their diet. This can be supplied by a peanut butter sandwich and 8 oz. of milk. In the developing world, actual formula costs are comparable to those in the United States, but the family's income may be only the equivalent of $200 US per month. Formula for one infant could thus require around 40% of the family income.

In a study from Scotland and the United States, infants who were exclusively breastfed for the first three months of life are estimated to save $330 to $475 in health care costs during the first year of life
(b) Uterine involution:

Breastfeeding causes the release of prolactin and oxytocin. Oxytocin is a hormone that causes uterine contractions. The release of oxytocin while breastfeeding speeds uterine involution. This may also cause cramps while breastfeeding in the postpartum period.
(c) Bonding and psychosocial effects:

Please refer to the Bonding and Psychosocial Effects section in the Advantages of Breastfeeding for the Baby for an introduction to this topic.

Let us see what the western scientists and various researches in the west say regarding breast feeding. These researches make the benefits ample clear. Many Christian missionaries and atheist try to convince the people that the Muslim's claim that the Quran has many scientific miracles is a fake. They say that it is the muslim scientist, doctors who present these scientific researches and facts and these are there 'own'. There is no truth in it. In fact, this claim of the Christian missionaries is a fake claim. Only not in this example but it in all cases we see that Quran presents those miracles which are part of established science. Here are a few researches and reports regarding breastfeeding :

Mothering Magazine

"The Evidence in Favor of Breastfeeding There is no evidence that breastfeeding a child beyond infancy is harmful. Quite the opposite is true: breastfeeding benefits toddlers and young children, both nutritionally and psychologically. Breast milk remains a valuable source of protein, fat, calcium, and vitamins well beyond two years of age. (1) Immunities in breast milk become more concentrated as nurslings mature; (2) at the same time, the likelihood of allergies decreases. (3) Mothers who nurse past infancy derive benefits as well, including a decreased risk of breast and ovarian cancer the longer she continues nursing. (4) Breastfeeding is a warm and loving way to meet the needs of toddlers and young children. It not only perks them up and energizes them; it also soothes the frustrations, bumps and bruises, and daily stresses of early childhood. In addition, nursing past infancy helps little ones make a gradual transition to childhood. In fact, prolonged nursing is associated with better social adjustment. Breastfeeding past infancy is as old as humanity.

Extended Breastfeeding and the Law, Elizabeth N. Baldwin, Esq. Mothering magazine, spring 1993

Dr William Sears

"We have noticed that children who have been weaned too early show what we call diseases of premature weaning: aggression, anger, more tantrum-like behavior, anxious clinging to caregivers, and less ability to form deep and intimate relationships. Breastfeeding seems to mellow out the aggressive tendencies of toddlers and restores balance into their behavior." – Dr William Sears, The Discipline Book, 1997

Dr.James Prescott

"…, it has been my challenge to the criminal justice system to find one murderer, rapist, or drug addict in any correctional facility in America who has been breastfed for 'two years and beyond', as recommended by the World Health Organization." – Dr James Prescott, 'Touch the Future', Spring 1997.

British Medical Journal

A research, published in The Lancet - a British Medical Journal (Vol. 357, of Feb. 10, 2001, pp. 413-419) suggests that babies fed infant formula grow up to have higher blood pressure than those given breast milk. The scientists found that the diastolic blood pressure reading- the lower number- was 3.2 points lower in the teens fed breast milk than in those given pre-term formula. The systolic reading - the higher number - was 2.7 points lower. An elevation in either reading is bad. Major American heart disease studies have found that if adults' diastolic blood pressure was lowered just two points, the prevalence of high blood pressure would drop by 17 percent, the risk of heart disease and heart attacks would drop by 15 percent. "The most likely thing is there is something in breast milk that protects," Lucas said. (Alan Lucas is a co-author of the article along with Atul Singhal and Tim J Cole). Studies in the 1990s have shown that breast milk is associated with improved intelligence quotient, and cognitive development. On the other hand early childhood anemia is associated with mild or moderate mental retardation.
Ideal Period for Suckling

From the above sources the benefits of Breast feeding become clear to us and this is why we Quran emphasizes on it. Also the period of suckling ordered by Allah is the ideal period. World Health Organization and UNISAF Organization performed many researches on infants, and got a result from these researches that the ideal period is two years, because, during the first two years, the infant needs urgently sterilized milk like mother's milk as his immunity system can't confront any probable disease before two years of his age.

Scientists discovered mother's milk contains immune substances counteraction to germs, knowing an embryo in the womb takes these immune substances during pregnancy, and then when he comes out, he is surrounded with many infectious factors so he needs additional immunity where he can't find but in mother's milk.

Health World Organization held a conference titled "Complementary feeding" in 2001 and the conclusion comes:

The first two years of the infant's life is a critical window during which the foundations for healthy growth and development are built. Infant and young child feeding is a core dimension of care in this period.

Also, in the conclusion of the conference, the ideal period for suckling is two years, because the infant needs urgently the immune bodies to develop his immunity system during this period, he can't find these bodies but in mothers milk.

From the above reports of "authentic" sources, we see that the modern science tells us that for the better nourishment of the baby and the mother, the baby should be breastfed from at least six months and up to 2 years and to derive the best benefit the baby should be fed for 2 years like the US Surgeon General has stated that it is a lucky baby who continues to nurse until age two.


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that was a beneficial read and so true.

the segregation between the sexes is only for our best interests and, as you said in your thread, this society promotes one to release their feelings by resorting to sex outwith marriage leading to societal decay.

today I see 13 year olds requesting the morning after pill (contraceptive) and I think: can this world fall any further? sadly, society thinks that the cure is: release your desires but be 'protected'. As the number of cases of STDs rise, we only need to remember the hadeeth of the Prophet peace be upon him who said that Allah will inflict diseases which were never heard of in previous generations: e.g Aids.


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The Miracle of Honey

honeyMore than 1,400 years ago Allah and His messenger (PBUH), told us that honey can heal a variety of medical problems.

The Prophet (PBUH) said, "Make use of the two remedies: honey and the Quran." (Tirmithi)

Modern medicine is only just learning of this fact. People knew honey from ancient times and long before they began to process refined sugar. Honey's natural properties also make it an excellent replenisher and a solvent; it opens the pores of blood vessels and eases menstrual discharge, forces out phlegm, and opens obstruction of the liver, kidney, and bladder.

Honey is abluent and an aperient. It contains detergent and tonic properties that cleanse the arteries and bowels of impurities. It opens obstructions of the liver, kidney, and bladder. It is also a general preservative, and it helps to preserve the potency of salves among other natural medicinal remedies. Honey is also a curative for a depraved appetite, and when taken as a drink mixed with hot water and a pomace made from sweet roses, it helps the treatment of rabies, and is considered a safeguard from further infections. Honey is also used as detoxicant for drug users, and as an antitoxin to treat accidental eating of poisonous plants of the nightshade family (Hyoscymus niger), or wild fungus, among others. As a preservative, honey can be used to preserve meat for up to three months, and is used in pickling cucumbers, squash, eggplant, and various kinds of fruits for up to six months. Known as "LIM trustworthy preservative".

Traditional uses of honey have included honey mixed with lemon for sore throats. Honey coats the throat and reduces throat irritation. Research has already shown that honey blocks the growth of oral bacteria. Honey has also been used for stomach pains and problems. Modern research shows that honey is effective when used in the treatment of gastric or peptic stomach ulcers. Research has also revealed that honey is effective in the treatment of various wounds and infections because of its anti-microbial (antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal) properties.

Researchers are not absolutely sure why honey heals but they are learning new things about honey everyday. We do know that honey contains a variety of sugars and minerals. Honey is also considered an antioxidant. This means it allows the blood to circulate better and provide more oxygen to areas of the body such as the brain. Honey can also be used externally to promote healing when applied to wounds, even postoperative wounds. Honey has also been effective in its use to treat burns. It has even been shown to be low in calories and useful as a sweetener for diabetics, people with heart-disease, or those overweight.

Although there is healing in honey for a variety of medical disorders, certain precautions should be taken. Children under the age of one year never should be given honey due to the possibility of infant botulism.

As Muslims, we must acknowledge and accept that Allah and His Prophet, (PBUH), know better and have revealed the truth. We should, therefore, study the research that is available, not to confirm or deny the truth that has been revealed by Allah (SWT) and his Prophet (PBUH), but to learn of new ways we can use honey.

Allah says in the Quran, "And Your lord inspired the bee, to build your dwellings in hills, on trees, and in (human's) habitations. Then, to eat of all the produce and follow the ways of your Lord made easy. There comes forth from their bodies a drink of varying color, wherein is healing for men: Verily, in this is a sign for those who give thought." [Qur'an 16:68-69]

beeThe imperative "build" above is the translation of the Arabic word "attakhithi", which is the feminine form (Arabic grammar unlike English, differentiates between the sexes). The feminine form is used when all of those it refers to are female, whereas the masculine is used when a group consists of at least 1 male.

Therefore the Quran is in fact saying "build, you female bees." A swarm of bees, which collect honey and build the hive, are female only.

Thus, the phrasing of this command is in agreement with the scientific fact that male bees do not partake in the construction of the hive. Microscopes were not invented until 1610, when Galileo invented one of the first microscopes almost a thousand years after Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The Prophet (PBUH) has also told us of the healing found within honey for a variety of medical problems, including stomach ailments. One hadeeth, reported by Bukhari, states that a man came to the Prophet (PBUH) because his brother had a stomach disorder. The Prophet said "Let him drink honey." The man returned a second time and again the Prophet (PBUH), responded again, "Let him drink honey." The man returned again, and said "I have done that". The Prophet then responded, "Allah has said the truth, but your brother's stomach has told a lie. Let him drink honey." He drank it and was cured.

Honey indeed has great nutritional value and is the drink of drinks, a sweetener of sweeteners, an ointment of ointments, and there is no other food among what Allah has created for us that equals honey value, and nothing is close to its constitution.


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Prophet Muhammad's Sleeping Posture

the Amazing Sunnah Of The Prophet Muhammad's(peace be upon him) Sleeping Posture

814. Al-Bara' ibn 'Azib said, "When the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to retire to his bed, he would lie on his right side and then say, 'O Allah, I surrender my soul to You and I turn my face to You and I entrust my affair to You and I seek Your support with hope and fear of You. There is no refuge from You but to You. I have believed in Your Book which You sent down and Your Prophet whom You sent.'" [al-Bukhari]

815. al-Bara' ibn 'Azib reported: 'The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said to me, 'Whenever you go to bed, do wudu' as you do wudu' for the prayer and then lie down on your right side. Then say...'" and he mentioned the rest of it and in it is, "Make that the last of the words that you utter." [Agreed upon]

816. 'A'isha said, "The Prophet , may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to pray eleven rak'ats at night. When it was dawn, he would pray two quick rak'ats and then lie on his right side until the mu'adhdhin came and gave the adhan." [Agreed upon]

818. Ya'ish ibn Tikhfa al-Ghifari said, "My father said, 'Once while I was lying on my stomach in the mosque, a man moved me with his foot and said, "This is a position which Allah hates."'" He said, "I looked up and it was the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace." [Abu Dawud]

128. Chapter: On the permission to lie on one's back and put one leg across the other when one's private parts are not exposed, and the permission to sit cross-legged and sitting with one's legs drawn up

820. 'Abdullah ibn Zayd reported that he saw the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, lying on his back in the mosque with one foot on top of the other." [Agreed upon]

So from these Hadith we see that it is okay and recommended to sleep on one's back and right side. However, not recommended to sleep on one's stomach. There is no prohibition of sleeping on the left side, however it seems that the Sunnah is on the right side or back.

What does science today tell us about sleeping positions?

In my experience, vagal maneuvers have worked sometimes to terminate my AF, but usually not on the first try. Light exercise can also terminate AF, particularly when it has lasted into the morning or early afternoon. Several posts to the atrial fibrillation message board have also reported that sleeping on the left side can trigger AF during the night (this has also been my experience), and I have found that I can avoid AF by sleeping on the right side or on the back. It can also help to elevate the head and upper part of the body when sleeping, either by using several pillows or a bed that can be adjusted to do this.

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Sleeping on one side
Question: I am a 50-year old male. I can only get to sleep lying on my right side. I always wake lying on my right side and my bed partner says I spend the whole night on my right side. Is this normal or harmful.

Answer: This is very normal and not harmful.

Gilbert found that if researchers had pooled the results of the oldest studies and analyzed them, they might have gotten a big hint by 1970 that putting babies to sleep on their stomachs raised the risk of SIDS. Instead, that observation did not become convincing until the late 1980s.

Researchers now know that sleeping on the stomach raises the risk of SIDS sevenfold. That realization led to "Back to Sleep" campaigns in Britain in 1991 and in the United States in 1994.

Between 1970 and the unveiling of that advice, 11,000 British infants -- who might have survived if sleeping on the back had been the norm -- died of SIDS. In the United States, Europe and Australia, "at least 50,000 excess deaths were attributable to harmful health advice," Gilbert and her colleagues wrote.

Today science tells us that it is best to sleep on the right side or back and not on the left side and stomach. Glory be to Allah, how did the glorious Prophet Muhammad know this back in his time? Truly he is a great example for us all to follow (Surah 33:21) for all time.


Junior Member
that was a beneficial read and so true.

the segregation between the sexes is only for our best interests and, as you said in your thread, this society promotes one to release their feelings by resorting to sex outwith marriage leading to societal decay.

today I see 13 year olds requesting the morning after pill (contraceptive) and I think: can this world fall any further? sadly, society thinks that the cure is: release your desires but be 'protected'. As the number of cases of STDs rise, we only need to remember the hadeeth of the Prophet peace be upon him who said that Allah will inflict diseases which were never heard of in previous generations: e.g Aids.

May ALLAH save our children from falling on to haraam acts.

Absolute truth

لا إله إلا الله
Assalam Alykum

Great thread.

Doctors usually advice GERD patients. to sleep on their right side.Subhan Allah !

Please, brothers and sister, i am sure that you have more to add
Come on and let us get benefit !


Junior Member
Its shows us that islam realy is from god coz of its wisdom and knowledge of humans and the rules god has given us to help us.