Islamic Medicine For Viruses
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
Islamic Medicine for viruses and flu symptoms: In recent times on a regular basis the world seems to be effected by various viruses, in the past SARS, MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome), Swine Flu, Zika Virus, Ebola and currently Coronavirus – Covid-19.
IMPORTANT: our prophet (Saw) forbade us from cursing these viruses, infact when these outbreak occur people should reflect and strive to become a good muslim, if you get infected be patient and as this will wipe away your sins; the following narrations tells us this:
The Prophet (saw) forbade the cursing of fever by saying: “do not curse a fever because it abolishes sins like fire abolishes dirt from iron.”
We as Muslims are very fortunate as we do wudhu regularly throughout the day which means we wash our hands, arms, faces and foot regularly to stay clean, washing your hands is the first step in preventing infections and viruses spreading. What a blessing from Allah (swt) that he gave us Wudhu as a act of worship.
One of the things that our prophet (saw) said in dealing with epidemics is: if there is outbreak of a Plague in a land (such as a viruses), do not enter it and if you are in the land do not leave it. This narration are found in all major hadith books. Therefore quarantine is important part of Islamic medicine, we need to take responsibility, if you fall ill with what ever virus to stay at home and not to spread the illness.
Our Prophet (saw) also gave us a simple remedy which we can use alongside medicine: the narration is: fever is coal from hell, get rid of it by using cold water; drinking plenty of fluids and wetting a towel with cold water and placing on the forehead is a simple and excellent method to reduce fevers and used over the centuries.
Also Islamic medicine provides us with some natural remedies which we can take to strengthen our immune systems and that provide a cure from these viruses. Here we highlight some of them, which we should make sure we use as part of our daily routine:
Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer & Wipes
The Prophet (ﷺ) said : “Use the Black Seed for indeed, it is a cure for all diseases except death.”
The Prophet (saw) said: ‘Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Qur’an is a remedy for all illness of the mind, therefore I recommend to you both remedies, the Qur’an and honey.’
Talbina (Barley) Flour
Prophet (saw) wife said: that she would order that talbina be made for the sick and the one who was mourning a death, and she used to say: I heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) say: “Talbina soothes the heart of the sick and takes away some of the grief.”
The Prophet (saw) said: “Allah has put blessing in vinegar, for truly it was used by the Prophets before me.”
Indian Costus (Qust Al Hindi)
Prophet (saw) “It is upon you to use ‘Al ‘Uood al Hindee’ [i.e. Qist/Costus], for indeed it contains seven cures; it is inhaled through the nostrils to relive throat aches/tonsillitis and placed in the sides of the mouth for the relief of Dhaat al Janb”
QULS To Prevent Ailments
The prophet (saw) used to recite the Quls when ever he fell ill, this is an important practice to do, recite them and blow hard over your body (where the pain is) and also blow into your hands and run this over your body.
Check Our Article On: How To Use The Final Quls Effectively
>>it is important to use Islamic medicine as well as modern day medicine, adhere to advise supplied from medical professionals whether this is local, national or international and make sure you are vaccinated is all part of preventing and treating ourselves from any viruses that are about.