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Honey (عسل).

1. In Quran & Hadis it is called as A’sal.     
2. In English it is called as Honey.
3. In Urdu it is called as Shahad.
4. In Hindi it is called as Madh.
5. In Sanskrit it is called as Madhu.
6. Honey bee in Quran is called as NAHL and a whole chapter (sura) is named on honey bee, the chapter no. 16 Al Nahl. (The honey bee).

Quranic references of honey (عسل)


1. Chapter no. 16 Al Nahl, verse no. 69.
2. Chapter no. 47. Muhammad verse no. 15.
3. Chapter no.66. Tah’reen verse no.1.

In chapter no. 16 Al-Nahl, verse no. 69, Allah Ta’lah mean to say that His has taught honey bees to make their combs on top of mountains, trees & heighted Places, & these Bees suck Nectars from all types of flowers, & Allah Ta’lah made the bees to follow the path of their lord (Allah Ta’lah), a fluid of different colour comes out from their bellies, in which there is healing for human.

This is a sign of Almighty so people should admire & pick benefits. This is according to Allah Ta’lah’s creation & laws of nature.

In chapter no 47 Muhammad verse no.15. Allah Ta’lah mean to say that in Paradise (jannat) there will be various gifts and boons, pure best honey streams and fruits of various types.

In chapter no. 66 Tah’reem verse no 1. Allah Ta’lah said to Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم that do not discard the use of honey or else, which Allah Ta’lah has Permitted to eat (Halal) for human.

Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم’s guidance about Honey (عسل)

Arabic words written in below references are the words mentioned in respected Hadees. You can confirm the references of Hadees at sunna.com & Al-Maktab Al-Shamilah (المكتبة الشاملة) also. You can visit my website at www.tib-e-nabi-for-you.com or blog at www.drshakeel-tibenabi.com
Liking of honey & halwa  

1. Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها says that Rasool Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم liked Halwa (الحلوى) (a sweet dish) & Honey (عسل) very much.  : Reference Bukhari: 5431; Book no. 70; In English volume no. 7; Book no. 65; Hadees no. 342.

2. Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها says that Rasool Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم liked Halwa (الحلوى) (sweet dish) & Honey (عسل) very much & amongst drinking things (sharbats), liked Honey water very much & used Honey (عسل) daily whole life & was every time healthy.   : Reference Musnad Ahmed: 24316.

Do not kill the following

3. Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنه says that Rasool Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم denied killing 4 living beings 1. Ants النملته), 2). Honey bees النخلة), 3). Hudhud الهدهد)  & 4) . Mamola birds (الصُّرَدُ). : Reference Abu Dawud: 5267; Book no. 43; In English Book no. 42; Hadees no. 5247. Means prohibited killing four creatures: ants, bees, hoopoes, and sparrow-hawks.

Honey useful in diarrhea  

4. Hazrat Abu Saeed Al- Khudri رضي الله عنه says that Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم guided & insisted to a person, 4 times to use Honey (عسل) for his brother’s illness, his brother was suffering from Diarrhea (loose Motions), each time he came back with a complaint that motions are increasing (of his brother) & each time Rasool Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم advised to give Honey (عسل) to his brother & on the fourth time Rasool Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلمsaid Allah (Ta’lah) is the truth & your brother’s stomach is lair & again Honey (عسل) was given to him & the patient got well.  : Reference Bukhari: 5684; Book no. 76; In English volume no. 7; Book no. 71; Hadees no 588.

Use honey to prevent Balah 

5. Hazrat Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه says that Rasool Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said that any person who licks Honey (عسل) (Asal) in morning at least for 3 (ثلاث) days every month will not suffer from any Balah (البلاء) (illness) in that month (in which honey is taken).      : Reference Ibn Ma-jah: 3576; Book no. 31; In English volume no. 4 Book 31, Hadees no 3450.

Honey & Quran for Shifa

6. Hazrat Abdullah رضي الله عنه  says that Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said that “For you, to get Shifa (الشفاء) (cure) there are two things: HONEY (عسل) & QURAN” (القرآن).  : Reference Ibn Ma-jah: 3578; Book no. 31; In English volume no. 4 Book 31, Hadees no 3452.

Honey amongst the best & a khair & 4 (Four) best treatments  

7. Hazrat Jabir Bin Abdullah رضي الله عنه says that Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said that “Among your Medicines, which have khair (خير) (cures) is Hijamah (مجم) (Wet Cupping) (blood- letting) & a drink of Honey” (شربه عسل) & cauterization, & said it (cauterization) is disliked by Me.  : Reference Bukhari: 5683; Book no. 76; In English volume no. 7; Book no. 71; Hadees no. 587.    Wet Cupping (blood letting) is Hijamah, a therapy in which blood is removed by vacuum method & it is Sunnah. (Refer Lesson no. 44 Hijamah).

4 (Four) best treatments    

8. Hazrat Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنه says that Rasool Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said that “Amongst the treatment you do, the best is to put medicine (دواء) in nose (السعوط), to put medicine (دواء) in one side of mouth (اللدود), Hijamah (الحخامة) (Cupping) & Walking (laxatives) (المشى).  : Reference Tirmizi: 2184; Book No. 28, In English volume no.4; Book 2, Hadees no 2047. Walking here is considered as movement of intestines by Imam Qayyim (r) and senna increases the movement of intestines. (Movement of intestines is called as Peristalsis movement is medical terms).

Boiled water & Honey for kidney problems 

9. Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها says that Rasool Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said that “There is an important part of kidney (called as) khasaura (الخاصرة), when this part gets swelled up, the person gets great pain & problems, treat this with excessively boiled water (الماء المحرق) (muharraq) & Honey (عسل)”. : Reference Mustadrak Al Hakim: 8237; Al-Tibb.

Rule of boiling the boiling our drinks

10. Narrated by Abdullah Bin Yazad Al-khatmi that Umar Bin Al-Khattab رضي الله عنه wrote to him (saying) cook (boil) your drinks until the share of shaitaan is gone, for he has two share & you have one (means boil till 1/3 is left over & 2/3 is evaporated). : Reference An-Nasa’i: 5717; Book no. 51; In English volume no. 6 Book 51, Hadees no 5720.

Use honey & rain water for Shifa in all diseases  

11. Hazrat Anas Bin Malik رضي الله عنه says that Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said that “With your Halal (حلال) (pure) earnings, buy Honey (عسل) & use it (Honey) with Rain water, this will help in Shifa (شفاء) for all diseases”  : Reference Kanz al-Ummal: 28176.

Honey as a medicine    

12. Once Hazrat Khasram Bin Hissaan Bin Ameer Bin Malik رضي الله عنه fell ill & he went to Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم for Blessings & Medicine, Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم gave him Honey (عسل). : Reference Musannaf Ibn-Abi Shaiba: 33159.

Honey gifted    

13.  Hazrat Jabir Bin Abdullah رضي الله عنه says that Honey was gifted to Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم & Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم asked everyone to lick little Honey, as everybody got it, Hazrat Jabir رضي الله عنه  asked for more, & he was allowed by (the respected) Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم to take more. : Reference Ibn Ma-jah: 3577; Book no. 31; In English volume no. 4 Book 31, Hadees no 3451.

Oranges & Honey 

14. Hazrat Masrooq رضي الله عنه  say that he found Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها feeding Hazrat Ibn Umm Maktoom رضي الله عن (a blind) with Atraj (اترج) (oranges) dipped in Honey (عسل). (Hazrat Ibn Umm Maktoom رضي الله عنه was a blind sahabhi for whom chapter (sura) AABASA was send by Allah Ta’lah.   : Reference Mojam Ausaf: 9404.

A preparation for illness  

15. Once Hazrat Saad Bin Abi Waqqas رضي الله عنه fell ill in Makkah, Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم visited him, and asked to call a doctor, Al Haris Bin Kuladah was called, he came and examined  Hazrat Saad  رضي الله عنه , and said he is not serious, and advised to take Tamar (تمر) (dates) (khajur), barley (jaw) & boiled Methi (fenu greek) (الحلبة) water & prepare daliya (soup like gravy) than put Honey (العسل) in it &  give to Hazrat Saad  رضي الله عنه at early morning, garma-garam (warm), And Hazrat Saad رضي الله عنه got well; Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم liked the preparation advised by Al Haris Bin Kuladah. : Reference Ati-Tibbe Nabawi Harful Haa; volume no. 1; page no. 230.

Honey & Rutab (date) the best remedy  

16. Hazrat Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه  says that Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said that in my knowledge Rutab (الرطب) (dates) (fresh ripen dates) are best remedy for excessive menstrual flow & Honey (العسل) is best for patients (المريض).  : Reference Abu Nu-aim 459.
17. Hakim Bin Mu’awiyah رضي الله عنه narrated from his father, that Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said, “Indeed in Paradise there is a sea of water, and a sea of honey, and a sea of milk, and a sea of wine, then the rivers shall split off afterwards.” : Reference Tirmizi: 2771; Book No. 38, In English volume no.4; Book 12, Hadees no 2571.

18. Abdullah Bin Umar رضي الله عنه narrated that Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said “Al-Kausar is a river in Paradise, whose banks are of gold, and it flows over pearls and corundum. Its sand is purer than musk, and its water is sweeter than honey and whiter than milk.” : Reference Tirmizi: 3686; Book No. 47, In English volume no. 5; Book no. 47, Hadees no 3361.

19. Nabi صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم used (شربه عسل) Honey Sharbat & (الحبة السوداء) (Kalonji) Black Seeds together.   : Reference Abu Nu-aim 459.

Scientific benefits of honey

1. It cures diarrhea, helpful in all diseases & all health problems, it is a natural anti-biotic, best in typhoid fever, dysentery, internal & external ulcers & lesions, peptic ulcers, gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers.
2. It reduces secretion of hydrochloric acid, and thus reduces acidity; it has natural enzymes thus helps digestion & digestive disorder & can be used in all types of ulcers, wounds, and lesions, best for urinary tract infections.
3. It is best for colitis, klebsiella germs, effective in burns when applied on burn lesions and when orally used.  It is helpful in diarrhea, duodenal ulcers, acidity, gastric bleeding, vomiting, and nausea, pain in stomach, liver diseases, and skin diseases.
4. It increases Hemoglobin thus cures anemia, relaxes the smooth muscles (Intestinal muscles),
5. Helps in reducing the continuous use of cortisone as eye application in eye diseases, effective in eye diseases like corneal ulcers, dendrifrom ulcers of cornea, scotoma in cornea and conjunctivitis. It reduces dryness of eye. It also helps in herpes opthalmus (viral infection of eyes) & very effective in chronic eye diseases.
6. Also effective for measles, fever, congestion in brain, brain tumors, angina, rickets, bedwetting, calms the nerves, relaxes the urinary bladder, cold & cough, flu diseases, throat infections, chronic liver diseases, insomnia (improper sleeps).

7. It reduces addiction of alcohol. Also increases complexion, treats roughness of skin, cracks of lips, infection of lips, spots on skin, gum infection & reduces skeletal muscles spasm (reduces pain in muscles).

Contents of honey
1. Vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12, vitamin H, dextrose, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus, sulphur, chlorine, Amino acids. Different honey from different regions has variation in nutritive value.

Uses of honey for general health

1. Mix honey in Luke- warm water in winter season and drink early morning and in summer mix honey in normal water and drink early morning. You can very safely use honey lifelong. You can mix 1 or 3 teaspoon honey, in half cup of water & drink.
2. Or lick honey early morning, but mixing in water is best & beneficial, can be used 1 time early morning empty stomach or also at evening 6:00 pm. Honey can be mixed with fruit & eaten. Can be mixed in milk and taken.

Uses for diseases

1. For throat infection, gums & teeth infection lick honey, 1 big teaspoon, 3 times a day. For all diseases mix honey 20 ml, in 30 ml water and use it on empty stomach, 3 times a day keeping 8 hours interval.
2. Honey can be mixed with fruit & eaten or honey can be mix in fresh rain water & used. For weakness in joint or body, mix honey in milk & drink.
3. Honey can be injected intra muscular, subcutaneous or intra venous route. But use 2.5 cc honey & 2.5 cc distal water for intra muscles route or subcutaneous route. For intra venous, mix honey 5cc or more in 100ml distal water or normal saline water. (A great research is on, throughout the world). Always start with low dose.
4. Honey has many enzymes, anti bacterial properties & many things which are yet not discovered & have several health benefits. It is an amazing natural medicine.

Uses of honey for complexion

1. Wash your face with Luke warm water & take 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp rose water, 1 tsp of olive oil, 1 tsp aloe Vera juice, 1pinch salt, 1 tsp cucumber juice, 1 tsp watermelon juice mix all & apply face pack for 1 hour and wash the face with warm water. (Prepare the above & apply instantly, do not store)
2. Eat one banana daily with breakfast. Eat watermelon at 6:00pm empty stomach one slice daily. Eat 1 small size cucumber daily.

Uses of honey on skin lesions

1. Honey can be applied on burns, ulcers, diabetic ulcers, & can be put in eyes for eye diseases. It can also be used for complexion with other things.

Indications: – 1. All age, 2. All season, 3. It can be used in all diseases.

Types & qualities of honey

1.  Natural or jungle honey is best where there are lot of flowers, greenery & healthy climate.
2. Honey of neem tree, babool tree, jaamun tree, apple tree etc are best can be used in various diseases (ex. Jaamun tree honey may be best in diabetes, neem tree honey may be best for stomach diseases and infective diseases.

Science & Hadees regarding honey

Honey offers incredible antiseptic, antioxidant and immune boosting properties for our body and health.  It not only fights infection and helps tissue healing but also helps reduce inflammation and is often used for treating digestive problems such as indigestion, stomach ulcers and gastroenteritis.
Researchers from around the world are discovering new and exciting medical benefits of honey and other healing items produced in the hive such as propolis, royal jelly and bee pollen.
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 other natural medicinal remedies. Honey also helps to break up excess moisture in the bowels, such as in diarrhea. Honey is superior to sugar in many respects, and it is less sweet but stronger, and if taken excessively, it can be harmful to the bile, unless it is mixed with vinegar. Honey is good for the aged; it is a cough suppressant and is used in medicine to treat corrupted phlegm in the stomach and to soften the general constitution of the body. 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. When taken as a drink mixed with hot water only, it helps as a remedy for dog bites. 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 “the trustworthy preservative”, honey was also used as a principle ingredient in embalming the dead.
The study of pollens and spores in raw honey (melissopalynology) can determine floral sources of honey. Because bees carry an electrostatic charge and can attract other particles from nature.
Modern medicine has only recently discovered the fact that honey is a remedy to many diseases. 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 antimicrobial (antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal) properties.
Researchers are not absolutely sure why honey heals but they are learning new things about honey every day. As mentioned in the beginning, 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.

Conclusion of Hadees

1. Honey is all time best remedy for all diseases, can licked or taken mixed in water, warm water, milk or add in medicines, best if used with Quranic verses, best time to take is empty stomach early morning, can be taken with fruits, excessive boiled water (reduced to 1/3) mixed with honey is best for kidney disorders, can be taken by all.

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