Tag Archives: Medicine

February, 2021

  • 22 February

    Practising medicine without having knowledge

    Question Is this Hadith authentic and can it be quoted? من تطبب ولم يعلم منه طب قبل ذلك فهو ضامن Whoever gives medical treatment and he is not known to be [a doctor/medical practitioner] then he is liable  

December, 2020

  • 22 December

    An unreliable Hadith regarding sitting in direct sunlight

    Question Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advised people to avoid sitting in direct sunlight because it spoils the clothing, causes a person to smell with perspiration and also causes suppressed illness to surface. (Mustadrak: 8264)

June, 2020

  • 25 June

    Using medical treatments and medication

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Sayyiduna Usamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Some Bedouins asked: ‘O Messenger of Allah, can we treat our ill [by using medication]?’ He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘Yes, O servants of Allah! Use remedies, for indeed Allah did not make a disease but He made a cure for it’ or he said ‘a remedy’, except for …

October, 2019

  • 2 October

    The best medicinal treatments

    Question Is this a reliable narration? In Kanzul ‘Ummal quoting from Bayhaqi, a narration mentions that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) suggests that the best of all medicines are hijama, laxative and leeches.

November, 2018

  • 6 November

    The fly falling into a utensil

    Question I read a Hadith somewhere that states (something to the effect) that if a fly falls in something, one should dip it fully and then drink that because there is disease in one wing and cure in the other. Can you please explain?

April, 2018

November, 2017

February, 2015

  • 27 February

    Question regarding Hadith numbers in Sahih Muslim

    Question I read the following Hadith in an email: Sayyidatuna Asma bint Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anha) had a garment that belonged to Rasulullaah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). Whenever anyone fell ill in Madinah, the garment would be washed, the water given to the ailing person to drink and the garment draped over his body. The person would then be cured. [Sahih Muslim, Hadith number: …

May, 2014

  • 19 May

    Prohibition of using haram medicine

    Question Please provide the reference for the following Hadith. Allah Ta’ala has sent down both the disease and the cure, and He has appointed a cure for every disease. So treat yourselves, but use nothing unlawful.

April, 2014

  • 21 April

    Is Cupping (hijamah) outdated?

      Question What is the status of cupping /hijamah in Islam? Is it a ‘forgotten’ Sunnah? In which case, is it’s revival a commendable act worthy of great potential reward or would it now be seen as an outdated therapy that no longer applies given the advances of modern medicine?