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Illness and medicines


There is concern among doctors that antibiotics, the ‘miracle’ drugs of modern medicine, are becoming less effective.  Over-use of these drugs has led to resistant forms of the organisms responsible for infections.  New forms of illnesses have appeared in recent years which have proved impossible to eradicate with drugs.

Our beloved Sheikh Nazim has said much on the subject of illness and medicines:


“People of the 20th century have lost their patience.  Mankind has no more patience.  They are asking for quick treatment, and treatment through natural medicine takes time, but mankind has no patience ad ask for their pain and suffering to stop quickly.  Therefore they want new artificial strong medicines and it is not important for them if they are damaging their bodies.  Their only interest is to stop their pain and suffering quickly.

An important advice for ill people:  to be patient enough to use natural medicines.  These natural medicines have been used through centuries since the beginning of life on earth.  Mostly they have been taught to the people through heavenly knowledges, through prophets and messengers.  It has been completed by the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammed, peace be upon him....

Mankind must learn to come and declare their humbleness towards the Lord of Heavens.  As long as they are not doing that, as long as they are not declaring their servanthood, they will be punished and nothing will give them any treatment or health even if they kill the whole world with medicines.  The whole world can be filled with doctors and medicines and specialists and still it will be impossible to give mankind any health or rest or peace or satisfaction or take away their sufferings and miseries.

Simple illnesses have simple medicines, but during the development of mankind and the growing up of disobedience, the illnesses also started to be disobedient against the medicines and could not be cured any more.  By permission of Allah Almighty a very grave illness can also be defeated by simple medicine but the more mankind became disloyal and disobedient to Divine Laws, the more illnesses were impossible to cure, even the most simple ones.

All prophets advised their nations, their believers, their followers, to use charities as a protection against illnesses.  It is not only in Islam that we say that charity gives you a shelter against illnesses.  Every religion has declared through their prophets the importance of giving or doing charity.”

From “Natural Medicines” © Sheikh Nazim al Haqqani.

Honey is one of the simple medicines recommended by Sheikh Nazim in the above book.

The Qur'an says:    And thy Lord taught the Bee to build its cells in hills, on trees, and in (men's) habitations;   then to eat of all the produce (of the earth), and find with skill the spacious paths of its Lord: there issues from within their  bodies a drink of varying colours, wherein is healing for men:

(Qur'an 16:68-69)

According to the "Waikato Honey Research Unit" at the University of Waikato in New Zealand:

“That honey has antibacterial properties has been known for more  than a century. Although it has been used as a medicine since ancient times in many cultures, in its ancient usage there was no recognition of its antibacterial properties; it was just known to be an effective remedy. This is not surprising considering that it is only since the latter part of the last century that it has become known that many ailments are the result of infection by micro-organisms. Now it can be seen that the effectiveness of honey in many of its medical uses is probably due to its antibacterial activity. It is well established that honey inhibits a broad spectrum of bacterial species. There are many reports of bactericidal as well as bacteriostatic activity. There have also been reports of honey having antifungal activity. These numerous reports of the antimicrobial activity of honey have been comprehensively reviewed: the collation of data shows that honey is active against a wide range of bacterial and fungal species, many of which cause infections. “

As the Qur'an says, "Verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought." (16:69).



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Malik, son of Dinar, said: Jesus, peace be upon him, and his disciples with him passed by the carcass of a dog.  A disciple said "What a stench this dog makes!"  Then he, (blessings and peace be upon him) said "How white are its teeth!".