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Honey can be the new antibiotic for the 21st century! Thousands of studies and experiments proved this. The Qur’an, however, proved it 14 centuries back.

We all heard and read about the benefits of honey and the healing properties  that Allah the Almighty has given this wonderful substance.  However, very few of us think of using honey to treat diseases.  The reason may be that many of us are not aware of the wonderful healing energy of honey - discovered by western science today.


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The latest news that scientists have about the use of honey in healing.  Islam emphasized on the importance of honey, the word (healing) appeared 4 times in Qur’an, 3 times linked to Qur’an and one time linked to honey.  Allah the Almighty says “Then, eat of all fruits, and follow the says of your Lord made easy (for you). There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for a people who think.” Qur’an.Surah Nahl 16:69



It is narrated in the Sahihan that “A man came to the Prophet peace be upon him and said, ‘my brother is complaining about his stomach’. The Prophet peace be upon him said, ‘give him some honey.’ The man went and came back later, saying, ‘I have given him some honey, but it did not help.’ He repeated this three times, all the while the Prophet peace be upon him continued saying to him, ‘give him some honey.’ In the fourth time he came, the Prophet peace be upon him said, ‘give him some honey.’ And the man said ‘I have given him some honey, but it did not help.’ Then the Prophet peace be upon him said, ‘Allah has said the truth while your brother’s stomach has lied.’” The man gave his brother some honey and he was healed. Tirmidhi Vol 4:2082


The Prophet’s words above indicate the importance of using honey in treating digestion disorders. The stomach complain that came in the Hadeeth above is the closest translation for the original Arabic word ‘istitlaq’, which is known today to be diarrhea. Studies showed that honey kills all types of germs especially the ones exist in the digestion system.  As a result, honey is considered effective in treating Diarrhea and stomach ulcer in a very short time. However, honey has a dual effect, it also treats constipation, it regulates the motion of the colon and influences the colon with the information that Allah the Almighty has designed it with.


Finally, we want to mention a hadeeth [narrated by Al-Bukhari] stated that the Prophet peace be upon him said, “There is cure in three substances, a drink of honey, a slash with a knife used for cupping and cauterizing by fire.  I forbid by nation from cauterizing by fire.” 

Another hadeeth [narrated by Ibn Majah and others] stated that the Prophet peace be upon him said, “Make use of the two cures: honey and the Qur’an[1]



Now Let us carefully study some of the new discoveries about this substance that Allah created for us: Dr. Molan(University of Waikato, in the central North Island, New Zealand, biochemist Professor ) found that all kinds of honey have strong antibiotics; he said that there is no single substance in the world that has antiseptic properties like honey, because the bees produce a stuff called Hydrogen Peroxide through special enzymes that is known for its antiseptic properties.


After 20 years of experiments, this researcher proved that honey has high healing power that can be used for treating prolong constipation without any side effects.  He says that the medical tools he carries in his treatment case are just honey and bandages! Dr. Molan treats so many diseases just with honey! And he says: “honey has a wonderful effect when treating burns and suppuration, it can be applied directly on burns to repair the skin and kill the bad bacteria, it removes the burn marks and you can see the burned part without marks or scars”


Cancer treatment

Cancer specialist Dr Glenys Round has also found honey to be an effective treatment. "We've been using honey to treat fungating wounds, where the cancer has broken through the skin," she said. "The results in that situation have been excellent."


Psychologists confirms that human in nature prefer natural substances for healing diseases, so we find human by nature accept honey and other natural substances more than the chemical ones.
After long experiments, Cancer specialist – Dr. Glenys Round- discovered something new about honey! He discovered the amazing effect of honey in treating cancer. He said that he used honey in treating skin cancer because honey penetrates through the skin and treats the cancer; something other medications failed to do.


He also confirmed that all the drugs failed to cure ulcers but finally ulcer is cured when honey was used. All the patients who were treated by honey were so happy during the treatment because they had no side effects and no pain.

In the USA, researchers could not find cure for some kind of germs, but now they try to utilize the antibiotics that exist in honey for disinfecting hospitals because they know for sure that they are one of the best antibiotics available. [2]


Honey usage can save money

Experts confirm that 6 Billion Dollar is spent per year on treating injuries and burns, and a big percentage of this money can be saved if honey is used instead, so honey can save money too.
Researchers found that honey had a healing power for treating stomach ulcer and throat infection. They found that germs usually stick together in a way to assure their existence and concentration, the scientific research proved that honey aparts, disintegrates, and weakens these germs defences so the body can kill them.  Lately, the scientists discovered stuff in honey that stops oxidation and therefore honey helps treating Cholesterol

the Almighty provided each bee with a special programs in its brain cells, which means that it performs something that has been already planned for it, and this is what is expressed in the Qur’an: “And your Lord inspired the bees.” Qur’an.Surah Nahl 16:68. This is a way planned earlier for the bee, it is an inspiration from Allah the Almighty in a method that we human cannot understand!


Scientists wonder about the hidden healing power found in honey which can treat incurable diseases, and they ask: how does healing happen? What does honey do inside the cells of our bodies that lead to a sudden stop of cancer, cease the growth of so many bacteria in the body and activate the immunity system and make it more efficient? What does happen? No one knows accept Allah


Allah the Almighty says, ‘And your Lord inspired the bees, saying: “Take you habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect.” “Then, eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you).” There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for people who think’. Qur’an.Surah Nahl 16:68-69


Despite the huge number of bees that participate in making the hive, we cannot see problems or conflict in their work.  Scientists are amazed by how accurate their organization skills are, where they learned these principles, and how the bees can perform all these responsibilities efficiently without being trained to do so.  A bee is “programmed” to do this job: does not this witness omnipotence of Allah the Almighty?


Contents of Honey

Honey contains vitamin (B1) that is important for treating polyneuritis and limbs’ numbness.  It also contains vitamin (B2) needed for treating mouth ulcers, lip tearing, and Ophthalmia. Honey also contains various minerals like potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphor, sulphate, which are required to calm patients with psychical disorders.

Honey is very important for infants to protect them from anaemia, cripple and enuresis. For infants below the age of one year, small amount needs to be taken.  Chewing little beeswax with pure honey helps to treat cold, coughing, throat infection, sinusitis, and rhinitis. Honey can also be used to treat muscular overstress, myospasm, liver diseases and toxicity.

The bees take good care of their babies while at the same time produce honey.  Scientists say that a bee carries a very complex program in its brain; coincidence cannot make such a program which is superior to a human brain in some aspects.  A bee is skilful beekeeper that takes care of the eggs and feeds the babies, protects them and looks after them until they grow.  Glory to Allah the Greatest! Despite all these proofs and there are still people who refuse to admit that Allah the Almighty exists!


Honey cures the following diseases

  • Anxiety and lack of sleep can be treated by drinking a class of water that has a spoon of honey dissolved in it (honey drink). Scientists found that drinking water with honey has a very calming impact on people.
  • Honey can be used to treat lips tearing, skin wrinkly, in cosmetics, and flabby skin stimulation.
  • One spoon of honey everyday can protect you from a deadly heart attack.  This has been proven by new studies made on honey where scientists noticed that honey helps to regulate the work of the heart.
  • In a recent research, doctors suggested to have one spoon of honey everyday to treat prolonged coughing effectively instead of other known medications.
  • Another research mentioned that honey proved to treat medical cases like Asthma, infection of the lungs and the respiratory tract; which chemical medication failed to treat.
  • Honey has a wonderful energy in regulating and reducing the symptoms of anxiety, polyneuritis, and other disorders that can be found in the body, in addition to its calming effects.
  • Honey can be used to treat ulitis and caries. Some experiments showed that massaging the gum with honey strengthens the weak gum, stimulates the blood flow, and kills the bad bacteria in the mouth.
  • Researches proved that honey can be used to treat impotency and infertility because it is effective in stimulating and regulating the sexual status in men and women.  Other researches mentioned the important role that honey has in treating infertility.
  • If you suffer from allergy, you can drink some honey dissolved in water (honey drink) after reciting some audible verses of Qur’an on it with submission and reflection.  After sometime – can reach 3 months- you will find that the allergy that medicine failed to treat disappeared with Allah’s will.


We recall the statement of Qur’an, Allah the Almighty says: “There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for people who think. (Qur’an.surah Nahl: 69). With Allah the Almighty will, the drink becomes more effective to heal from diseases. [3]



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