PROPHET'S MEDICINE FOR HEALTH
Dr K. S. RAMAKRISHNA RAO, an Indian Professor of Philosophy in his booklet, "Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam," calls him the "PERFECT MODEL FOR HUMAN LIFE." Prof. Ramakrishna Rao explains his point by saying "The personality of Muhammad, it is most difficult to get into the whole truth of it. Only a glimpse of it I can catch. What a dramatic succession of picturesque scenes! There is Muhammad, the Prophet. There is Muhammad, the Warrior; Muhammad, the Businessman ; Muhammad, the Statesman; Muhammad, the Orator; Muhammad, the Reformer; Muhammad, the Refuge of Orphans; Muhammad, the Protector of Slaves ; Muhammad, the Emancipator of Women; Muhammad, the Judge; Muhammad, the Saint. All in all these magnificent roles, in all these departments of human activities, he is alike a hero."
God's Messenger said, "If anyone among you is secure in mind (also, among his family or in his house) in the morning, healthy in body, and has food for the day, it is as though the whole world has been brought into his possession."
Prophets advice for Eating
"In eating, apportion a third of your stomach to food, another third to water, and leave the last third empty. The bowl most distasteful to God is a full stomach."
What I fear concerning my community is a large paunch, oversleep, idleness and the lack of certainty.
'Cleanliness is half of faith (Iman)'.
"Do not lean and eat."
"Wash both hands up to the wrists"
"Do not find fault with the food."
"Remove your shoes before eating."
"When eating, sit with either both knees on the ground or one knee raised or both knees raised."
"Eat with the right hand."
"Whilst eating one should not remain completely silent"
"Drink water in 3 breaths removing the utensil from the mouth after each sip. Do not drink directly from the jug or bottle. One should pour the contents into a glass first and then drink"
"The best drink in this world and the hereafter is water; when you are thirsty drink it by sips and not gulps, gulping produces sickness of the liver."
"Don't eat until you are hungry."
"The blessings of food lie in washing hands before and after eating."
"When a fly falls into the bowl of somebody among you, he should dip it completely in the food before taking it out. For there is disease in one of the fly's wings and cure in the other." (Flies carry microbes. But, when it is submerged in the food with a slight touch, the tiny bag on the other wing bursts open to scatter the anti-bacteria to kill the germs it has already left. This is one of the latest discoveries in medicine.)
Prophets advice for health
"O Servant of God, use medicine, because God hath not created a pain without a remedy for it".
"Use of Medicine is the Decree of God"
"If I bring something to you on your religion, do act according to it, and if I bring you something related to this world, then you have a better knowledge of your own earthly affairs (Maurice Bucaille in 'Quran Bible and Science')."
"Do not neglect having your diseases treated, for God does not send a disease for which He will not send a cure except for old age."
'When you hear about a break of plague in any area, do not enter there and when it has broken in a land where you are, then do not run way from it (and spread elsewhere). '(Principle of quarantine)
"Keep away from the leper as you do from a lion. (To prevent the spread of leprosy.)"
"When a dog has licked a bowl of yours, clean it seven times, first time with earth, the other six with water. (Dogs carry microbes of certain diseases)"
"If dogs were not a separate community, I would order their killing. (For they carry germs harmful to man's health.)"
Before going to sleep:-
1. One should change into some other clothes (e.g. pyjamas).
2. Apply surmah in both the eyes,
3. To brush the teeth with a miswaak,
4. Sleep on the right hand side.
5. Sleep with the right palm under the right cheek.
6. Keep the knees slightly bent when sleeping.
"One must cut one's nails & hairs of the pubic region within every forty days."
"Males must wear the pants above the ankles. Females should ensure that their lower garment covers their ankles"
"To announce ones arrival by coughing, greeting, etc. even though it may be your own house"(A means for avoiding any fear.)"
"If it did not place an excessive burden upon my community, I would command them to clean their teeth with miswaak [a tooth stick] before each of the five daily prayers."
'Disease' he said, 'is not the wrath of God, because Prophets also suffered great pains, much greater than ordinary people. Victims of epidemics like Cholera and Plague are martyrs. '
"Resort to Medicine first and then pray to God to get rid of the diseases."
Prophets medicine for health
--God's Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings, once proclaimed that ten things are intrinsically necessary for men and therefore ordered by the Prophets. Circumcision is one of them. (Scientists admit that the loose fold of the skin at the end of the male sex organ is exposed and susceptible to infections and even to cancer. Therefore, millions of people are circumcised in Europe and America .)
--"Khumbi (mushroom) is a part of Mann, Mann actually is from paradise, its water is a cure for the ailments of the eyes."
--"A house without dates has no food - also to be eaten at the time of childbirth."
--"Fig is a fruit from paradise and a cure for piles."
--"None of your women who are pregnant and eat of water melon will fail to produce off spring who are good in countenance and good in character."
--"Pomegranate cleanses you of Satan and evil aspirations for 40 days."
--"The best drink in this world and the hereafter is water, when you are thirsty drink it by sips and not gulps, gulping produces sickness of the liver. "
--"Have regular use of honey for keeping fit."
--"Black Cumin (Hadith; Habb al-Sauda) is a remedy for every disease except death."
--"milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow. It strengthens the back, improved the brain, renews vision and drives away forgetfulness.
--For loss of appetite he frequently advised to take Talbina, a preparation of Barley.
--For constipation he used to recommend the use of Senna.
-- Similarly, for different ailments he would advise for taking herbal drugs like Olive, Black Cumin, Chicory, Fenugreek, Ginger, Marjorum, Saffron, Vinegar, Water-Cress etc.
--"Treat your eyes with kohl, for it nourishes eyes and eyelashes."
--"It is not permissible to eat any unslaughtered chicken. Such chicken will be Harmful" (It's the Scientific fact Jhatka (Blood Clotted Meat) is harmful for Human beings and more painful for the animals (SPINAL CORD disaster before death))
--"I command every woman to have Clothing such as to cover the whole body with the exception of the face and the hands. & that clothing should not be fitting that reveal the shape of the body. (Not exposing the skin is an advice given by the US Department of Health And Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They have sponsored a campaign called "Choose Your Cover for skin", encouraging people to protect themselves from sun's UV rays and skin cancer. The campaign's section on clothing notes that "a long-sleeved shirt and long pants with a thick weave provide the best protection.)
A man asked the Messenger: 'I used to suffer from an illness, and I took alcohol for a remedy. When alcohol was banned, I went to God's Messenger, and asked him whether I would be allowed to continue taking alcohol. No, for it (alcohol) is not a remedy, rather it is the disease itself, God's Messenger declared. A woman asked the Messenger: - 'O God's Messenger, my blood does not stop; shall I abandon the prescribed prayers?' No, you must not, for it is not the menstrual blood, it is a hemorrhage, God's Messenger replied.
Muhammad (pbuh) was nothing more or less than a human being. But he was a man with a noble mission, which was to unite humanity on the worship of ONE and ONLY ONE GOD and to teach them the way to honest and upright living based on the commands of God. He always described himself as, 'A Servant and Messenger of God,' and so indeed every action of his proclaimed to be. (EDWARD GIBBON and SIMON OCKLEY in HISTORY OF THE SARACEN EMPIRES, London, 1870, p. 54)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
The Beneficent, the Merciful.
Master of the Day of Judgment.
Thee do we serve and Thee do we beseech for help.
Keep us on the right path.
The path of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favours. Not (the path) of those upon whom Thy wrath is brought down, nor of those who go astray.[the Holy Quran- Sura # 1,Aayat 1-7] - AMEEN
"Say: we believe in God and in what has been revealed to us, and what was revealed to Abraham, Isma'il: Isaac, Jacob and The Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus and the Prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another, among them, and to God do we bow our will (in Islam).." (Qur'an, Al-Imran 3:84) "So verily with every difficulty there is relief."- [THE HOLY QURAN, 094.005]
"If Allah is your protector, none can overcome you, and if He forsakes you, then who can help you? Trust Allah and have faith in His sovereign power"[Qur'an, Al-Imran, Surah 3:160]
"Faint not nor grieve for you will overcome them if you are(indeed) believers."[ Qur'an, Aal -e-imraan-3, Aayat 139]
"And say "O my Lord! I seek refuge with Thee from the suggestions of the Evil Ones. And I seek refuge with Thee O my Lord! Lest they should come near me." [Qur'an, AL-MUMENOON 023.097-98]
"O ye who believe! Fear Allah and be with those who are true (in word and deed)." [Qur'an, Al-Tauba, 009.119]
Then which of the favors of your Lord will ye deny?
[THE HOLY QURAN, AR-RAHMAN]