Islamic Medicine

Islamic Medicine has a long history, the focus is on both the physical illnesses and spiritual sickness. The former is cured by taking medication and leading a clean lifestyle, whilst the latter is about purification of the heart, soul and mind. We should focus on curing both illnesses to truly benefit from the prophets (saw) medicine.

Black Seed

The Prophet (ﷺ) said : “Use the Black Seed for indeed, it is a cure for all diseases except death.”

ZamZam Water

The Prophet (saw) said: “The best water on the face of the earth is Zamzam water. In it is food for nourishment and healing for illness.”

Sidr Honey

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.’

Cupping Glass

The Prophet (saw) said:

  1. “I did not pass by an angel from the angels on the night journey except that they all said to me: Upon you is cupping (hijama), O Muhammad.”
  2. “Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping (hijama).

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.”


Truffles – cure for evil eye / ayn / jinn possession

The Prophet (saw) said: “Truffles are like Manna (i.e. they grow naturally without man’s care) and their water heals eye diseases.”

Islamic Pill Box

Apple Vinegar

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”

Islamic Medical Books

Prophet (saw) said: Whoever travels a path in search of knowledge, Allah makes easy for him a path to Paradise.

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