Natural Healing from the Sunnah
Black Seed
Olive Oil
Zam Zam Water

Black Seed (Habba-tu Sawda)
Black cumin; fennel flower
Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him), narrated that Allahs Messenger ( peace be upon him) said:
Use this black seed regularly, because it has a cure for every disease except death. (Reported by Bukhari.)

The Black seed is the common fennel flower plant (Nigella sativa) of the buttercup family. This herb grows
to about 16-24 inches and has finely divided foliage with blue flowers. From this plant, comes a small black seed,
 which is also known as the blessed seed or black seed, and some call it the Arabian seed because of its habitat.
 The Black Seed plant is also known by other names, and they vary between places. The Black Seed has been
used for over two thousand years. It has been said that the Black Seed should be used regularly because it has a
cure for every disease except death.

A special oil is extracted from the seed which is used in the preparation of various medical formulas. It has been
 used to treat bronchitis and coughs. Also it has been used to help increase body tone, as a digestive tonic, to
quell belching, stimulates excretion of urine, dissolves wind, quells colic pain and stomach-gas colic, expels
worms, benefits some skin allergies, stimulates menstrual period, and increases the flow of breast milk. If you
 add a few drops to coffee or tea it can help calm the nervous system, help pertussis, dry cough, asthma, and
bronchial respiratory complaints. If you take the Black Seed oil unmixed or undiluted it can produce gripe, and
 irritate the digestive system. The Black Seed acts as an expectorant by stimulating the body's energy and
helping it to recover from fatigue and dispirtedness. (Medicine of the Prophet)

Black seed is a safe and effective herb that can be used by almost anyone. No irritations or side effects are
caused when the right dose is correctly applied. Its benefits are obtained through consistent use, the effects
are medium to long term. Black seed can be used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus or diabetes caused by
an allergy, but it is recommended that the treatment be supervised because Black seed lowers blood sugar
 levels. Black seed should not be taken by pregnant women.

Black seed contains over 100 valuable nutrients. It is comprised of approximately 21% protein, 38%
carbohydrates, and 35% plant fats and oils. The active ingredients of black seed are nigellone, thymoquinone,
 and fixed oils. Black seed also contains significant proportions of protein, carbohydrates and essential fatty acids.
Other ingredients include linoleic acid, oleic acid, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, selenium, vitamin A,
vitamin B, vitamin B2, niacin, and vitamin C.

The black seed is known in Arabic as the habbutual barakah (the seed of blessing).

Dates were the food that Allah provided for Mary after she gave birth to Prophet Jesus under the palm tree.
Allah inspired Jesus, her blessed infant, and his future messenger to the children of Israel, in one of the early
miracles of his birth to say to her: Shake the trunk of the palm-tree, and it will drop ripe dates on you, so eat,
drink, and comfort your eyes (with what Allah gave you) (Quran 19:25).
Abdullaah bin Jaafar reported that he saw Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him) eating fresh ripe
dates with cucumber (Bukhari and Muslim). Sometimes he also ate a couple of fresh dates with a drink to
sweeten it. He also used to eat a couple of fresh dates for his morning breakfast and before attending fajr
 prayers. When he did not find fresh dates he ate dried ones. Fresh dates stimulate sexual desire, increases
 semen, balances the constitution of people with cold temperament, and in general is extremely healthy and rich
 in benefits for the body, particularly where it is the staple fruit of the land. For those who are not used to eating it,
fresh dates will break down and putrefy rapidly in the stomach, and they will generate excessive heat and boiling
of the blood, causing extreme headache and imbalance of the black bile, and damaging the teeth, hence requiring
 balancing and adjustment of the humors through either food of cold temperament or through purgation.
(Medicine of the Prophet)
It is also reported that Allahs Messenger ( peace be upon him) sometimes ate dates with butter, bread, or alone.
 Dried dates are moist in the first degree. Many of the benefits of eating dates are prominent for the dwellers of hot
climates. As for the dwellers of cold climates, particularly those who are not used to it, eating dates immoderately
can cause glaring of the eyes, headache, and damage teeth. These adverse effects can be overcome by eating
almonds and poppies. (Medicine of the Prophet)
Quran 16:69, honey, in it there is a cure for people.
Hot Lemon and Honey
Take the juice of a lemon and squeeze a few tablespoons into a cup. Add a tablespoon of raw, pure honey.
Then cover with boiling water. Stir it and then sip it. There is a cure in honey and lemon is a cleanser and a
purifier. This mixture is great for sore throats, colds, or just as a general pick me up. Enjoy!

Did You Know?
If the value of lemons was more known, they would be worth $1.00 each. Lemons are very useful in both health
and sickness. Hot lemonade is one of the best remedies for an incipient cold. It is also excellent in cases of
biliousness. Lemon syrup, made by baking a lemon 20 minutes then squeezing the juice upon half a cupful
of sugar, is excellent for hoarseness and to break up a cold.

As for Honey... there comes forth from their bellies (bees) a drink of varying color wherein is a healing for men.
..{An-Nahl 16-69} Honey is the natural nectar and concentrated sweetness of flowers converted by bees to
a golden rich syrup. The sour of nectar the honey is made from determines its color and flavor, and the best
is the light-colored variety of honey. The best honey is unadulterated by beekeepers, and is collected from
mountainous areas and trees. It is then strained and has most of the impurities removed, except for some
pollen and enzymes. Honey is produced by the worker honeybee who sucks flower nectar with its tongue
like glossa and stores the nectar in its honey stomach. The bee regurgitates the honey and either stores it in
cells or feeds drones. Honey has the ability to absorb and retain moisture, and is an excellent food preservative,
 and certain varieties of honey are used in treating wounds. (Medicine of the Prophet) Honey should be excluded
 from the diet of children under the age of one as they are more prone to develop botulism.

Honey contains 35 percent protein (one-half of all the amino acids), and is considered to be a complete food.
It is highly concentrated source of essential nutrients, containing large amounts of carbohydrates (sugars), the
 B-complex vitamins, vitamins C, D, and E, and some minerals. It is used to promote energy and healing. Two
tablespoons daily is sufficient. It is twice as sweet as sugar and therefore not as much is needed. Only unfiltered,
unheated, unprocessed honey should be purchased.

Diabetics and hypoglycemics should be careful when consuming honey and its by-products. The
blood sugar reacts to these substances as it would to refined sugars. However, tupelo honey contains more
levulose than any other honey and is absorbed at a slower rate so many hypoglycemics can use this type
sparingly. (Prescription for Natural Healing, Balch, J. M.D., and Balch,P.A., C.N.C.)

Honey is a natural source of energy that also offers a unique combination of nutritional benefits. Sugars are
the fundamental unit of energy for our bodies. All carbohydrates, whether simple sugars or complex carbohydrates,
must be broken down to glucose, or blood sugar, before our bodies can use them as energy. The sugars in honey
are primarily glucose and fructose and although the body absorbs them in different manners, both provide the body
with quick energy. Recent studies suggest that this unique mixture of sugars which occurs naturally in honey, works
best in preventing fatigue and enhancing athletic performance.

For a quick source of energy and to reap the benefits of honeys healthful properties, make honey part of your
daily diet along with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Add honey and fresh fruit to low-fat yogurt for an energy-sustaining
snack or stir a spoonful of honey into a glass of water before your daily workout.
Olive Oil (Zayt Zaytun)
The olive tree is a blessed one in the Quran and an olive branch symbolizes a peace offering. Olive oil is
 extracted from the ripe fruit of the olive tree of the Oleaceae family. Its native climate is the Mediterranean basin,
and its habitat extends throughout the Middle East and Southern Europe, and is found in the North African countries
of Morocco and Tunisia as well. (Medicine of the Prophet).

Abu Huraira narrated that Allahs messenger ( peace be upon him) said: Use olive oil as food and as ointment,
for it comes from a blessed tree. (Reported by Imam al-Tirmithi.)
Drinking olive oil benefits in the treatment of food poisoning, moves the bowels, and expels intestinal worms.
All kinds of oil soften the skin, and slow down the hair graying process. The salted water of preserved olives
 benefits skin burns, prevents blistering, strengthens the gums, and is good for herpetiform eruptions, and
some allergic skin conditions. (Medicine of the Prophet)  

Articles on Zamzam Water include:

History of Zamzam Water
Virtues and characteristics of the water of Zamzam  
What is the status of Zamzam water?
A Story of Repentance

History of Zamzam Water

Zamzam is the name of a famous well in al-Masjid al-Haraam [the Sacred Mosque in Makkah],
which is thirty-eight cubits away from the Kabah. It is the well of Ismaaeel the son of Ibraaheem
(peace and blessings of Allah be upon them both), from which Allah quenched the thirst of Ismaa’eel
when he was an infant. His mother looked for water for him, but could not find any. She climbed to the
top of al-Safaa, praying to Allah to help her and give her water for Ismaaeel, then she climbed to the top
of al-Marwah and did the same. Allah sent Jibreel, and he struck the earth with his heels, and water appeared.

The scholars (may Allaah have mercy on them) agreed that it is mustahabb 
(recommended) for pilgrims on Hajj and Umrah in particular, and for all 
Muslims in general, to drink Zamzam water, because of the saheeh hadeeth 
in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) is reported to have drunk the 
water of Zamzam. (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 3/492). According to the 
hadeeth of Abu Dharr (may Allaah be pleased with him), the Prophet (peace be upon him) said
concerning the water of Zamzam, It is a blessing, and it is food that satisfies.(Reported by Muslim, 4/1922). 

Al-Tayaalisi (61) added, in a version that he narrated: and a cure for the sick. I.e., drinking the water
of Zamzam means that a person does not need to eat, and it will cure his sickness , but this is when he
drinks it with faith and sincerity, as proven in the hadeeth of Abu Dharr al-Ghifaari who stayed in Makkah
for a month without any nourishment except Zamzam water.

Al-Abbaas ibn Abd al-Muttalib (may Allaah be pleased with him) said:
The people used to compete over Zamzam during the time of Jaahiliyyah. 
People who had children used to bring them and give them to drink, and this
 was their early-morning victuals. We used to used to think that it was a 
help for people who had children. Al-Abbaas said: During the Jaahiliyyah, Zamzam was known
 as Shabaah (satisfaction). Al-Allaamah al-Abbi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: (The water)
 is for whatever purpose it is drunk for, and Allaah made it food and drink for Ismaaeel and his mother
Haajar. Ibn al-Mubaarak entered Zamzam and said, O Allaah, 
Ibn al-Muammal told me, from Abu-Zubayr from Jaabir that the 
Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: The water of Zamzam is for 
whatever purpose it is drunk for, so, O Allaah, I am drinking it (to quench) my thirst on the Day of Resurrection.

Virtues and characteristics of the water of Zamzam

The two angels washed the heart of the Prophet (peace be upon him) when he was a child,
after they had taken it out, then they put it back. Al-Haafiz al-raaqi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
The reason why the Prophets chest was washed with Zamzam water was to make him stronger so that
 he could  see the kingdom of heaven and earth, and Paradise and Hell, because one of the special
qualities of Zamzam is that it strengthens the heart and calms the soul. The report about the chest of the
 Prophet (peace be upon him)  being washed with the water of Zamzam is proven in the hadeeth of
Abu Dharr (may Allaah be pleased with him), who reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
My roof was opened when I was in Makkah, and Jibreel (peace be upon him) came down and opened my chest, 
then he washed it with Zamzam water. Then he brought a gold basin 
full of wisdom and faith, poured it into my chest, and closed it up again. 
Then he took me by the hand and ascended with me into the first heaven.
(Reported by al-Bukhaari, 3/429).

It is sunnah to drink ones fill of Zamzam water and to quench ones thirst.
The fuqaha have mentioned the etiquette that is mustahabb (recommended) 
when drinking Zamzam water, such as facing the Kabah, saying Bismillah, 
pausing to take a breath three times, drinking ones fill, praising Allaah after one finishes,
and sitting whilst drinking it, as one should do when drinking other kinds of drinks. As regards the
hadeeth of Ibn Abbaas (may Allaah  be pleased with him), who said, I gave the Prophet (peace and
 blessings  of Allaah be upon him) Zamzam water to drink whilst he was standing, (reported by al-Bukhaari, 3/492),
it is taken to mean that it is permissible  to drink whilst standing, and the disapproval of doing so is
understood to  mean that it is makrooh. The scholars also recommended that the person  who drinks
Zamzam water should sprinkle some of it on his head, face and chest, make lots of duaa when drinking it,
and to drink it for a purpose that will benefit him in this world or the next, because of the hadeeth in which the
 Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: The water  of Zamzam is for whatever
purpose it is drunk for. (Reported by Ibn  Maajah, 2/1018; see Al-Maqaasid al-Hasanah by al-Sakhaawi, p. 359).

It was reported that when Ibn Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) 
drank from the water of Zamzam, he said: O Allaah, I ask you for beneficial knowledge, plentiful
 provision and healing from every disease.
Al-Daynoori reported that al-Humaydi said: We were with Sufyaan 
ibn Uyaynah, and he told us the hadeeth about the water of Zamzam 
being drunk for whatever purpose it is drunk for. A man got up and 
left the gathering, then he came back and said, O Abu Muhammad, 
is the hadeeth which you told us about the water of Zamzam saheeh?
He said, Yes. The man said, Just now I drank a bucket of Zamzam 
so that you would tell me one hundred hadeeths. Sufyaan said, Sit down,
so he sat down and he told him one hundred hadeeths.
Some fuqaha recommended that people should take some Zamzam 
water back with them to their countries, because it is a cure for those
who seek healing. Aaishah reported that she took Zamzam water home
with her in bottles, and said, The Messenger of Allaah (peace and 
blessings of Allaah be upon him) took some of it away with him, and 
he used to pour it on the sick and give it to them to drink.
(Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 4/37).

The fuqaha agreed that it is permissible to use Zamzam water
to purify oneself, but they advised that it should not be used for 
any inappropriate purposes such as removing najaasah (impurity) 
and so on. Al-Allaamah al-Bahooti (may Allaah have mercy on him)
said in his book Kashshaaf al-Qinaa: Only this (using Zamzam water
to remove najaasah) is considered to be makrooh, out of respect, but it 
is not makrooh to use it to purify oneself, because Ali said: The Messenger of Allaah
peace be upon him) departed (from Muzdalifah) and called for a bucket of Zamzam water.
He drank from it, then did wudoo.  (Reported by Abd-Allaah ibn Ahmad with a saheeh isnaad).
(See Nayl al-Awtaar, Kitaab al-Tahaarah, Baab Tahooriyyat al-Bahr).

Al-Haafiz al-Sakhaawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in 
Al-Maqaasid al-Hasanah: Some people said that the virtue (of Zamzam water) 
remains only so long as it is in its place (of origin), and that when it is taken away, it changes.
This is an idea that has no basis. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
wrote to Suhayl ibn ‘Amr: If my letter reaches you at night, do not wait until morning, and if it
reaches you during the day, do not wait until evening, to send me some Zamzam water. He
sent him two containers full, and at that time he was in Madeenah, before the Conquest of Makkah.
This hadeeth is hasan because of corroborating evidence. 

Aaishah also used to take Zamzam water away with her, and she reported 
that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to do this; he used to carry it
in small vessels and buckets, and pour it onto the sick and give it to them to drink. Whenever a guest
visited Ibn Abbaas he would honour him by giving him Zamzam to drink. Ata was asked about taking
 Zamzam water away, and he said: The Prophet (peace be upon him), al-Hasan and al-Husayn all
took it away with them. And Allaah knows best. (See: Fath al-Baari,3/493; al-Mughni, 3/445;
Nihaayat al-Muhtaaj, Shifa al-Gharaam bi Akhbaar al-Balad al-Haraam, by al-Iraaqi, 1/258)

The Virtues of Zamzam Water

Imaam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
Zamzam water is the best and noblest of all waters, the highest in status, 
the dearest to people, the most precious and valuable to them. It was dug 
by Jibreel and is the water with which Allaah quenched the thirst of Ismaaeel.
It was reported in Saheeh Muslim that the Prophet  
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to Abu Dharr, who had 
stayed near the Kabah and its coverings for forty days and nights 
with no food or drink other than (Zamzam): How long have you been 
here? Abu Dharr said: I have been here for thirty days and nights.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, 
Who has been feeding you? He said, I have had nothing but Zamzam 
water, and I have gotten so fat that I have folds of fat on my stomach. 
I do not feel any of the tiredness or weakness of hunger and I have not
 become thin. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) 
said: Verily, it is blessed, it is food that nourishes.
(Narrated by Imaam Muslim, 2473).
Other scholars added, with their own isnaads,  and a healing 
for sickness. This was narrated by al-Bazzaar (1171, 1172) and 
al-Tabaraani in al-Sagheer (295).

In Sunan Ibn Maajah (al-Manaasik, 3062)
it was reported from Jaabir ibn Abd-Allaah that the Prophet 
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: 
The water of Zamzam is for whatever it is drunk for. The Salaf 
and ulamaa acted upon this Hadeeth. When Abd-Allaah ibn al-Mubaarak 
went for Hajj, he came to Zamzam and said, O Allaah, Ibn Abil-Mawaali
told us from Muhammad ibn al-Munkadir from Jaabir (may Allaah be 
pleased with him) that Your Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) said, The water of Zamzam is for whatever it is drunk for.
I am drinking it to ward off thirst on the Day of Resurrection. Ibn Abil-Mawaali 
is thiqah (trustworthy) so the hadeeth is hasan (good).
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Myself and
others tried seeking healing with Zamzam water and saw wondrous
things. I sought healing with it from a number of illnesses, and I was
healed by the permission of Allaah. I saw someone who nourished 
himself with it for a number of days, half a month or more, and he 
did not feel hunger; he performed Tawaaf along with the other people
 just as they did. And he told me that he consumed nothing but 
Zamzam water for forty days and he had the strength to have 
intercourse with his wife, to fast and to perform Tawaaf numerous times.
Zaad al-Maaad, 4/319, 320.

Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen (may Allaah preserve him) said:
So you should have the intention of what you want to gain by 
drinking this water. He should drink his fill, i.e., fill his stomach with it
until it is filled to the ribs, because this water is good. A hadeeth has 
been narrated concerning this: the difference between the believers 
and the hypocrites is drinking ones fill of Zamzam water. (Narrated by
 Ibn Maajah in al-Manaasik, 1017; al-Haakim, 1/472).Al-Boosairi said: 
this is a saheeh isnaad; its men are mawthooqoon [trustworthy].
This is because Zamzam water is not sweet; it is somewhat salty, 
and the believer only drinks this somewhat salty water out of faith,
 believing that there is barakah (blessing) in it. So when he drinks 
his fill of it, this is a sign of faith. (Sharh al-Mumti, 7/377, 378, 379).
Perhaps Allaah did not make it sweet so that people would not 
forget that the meaning of drinking it is an act of worship. Whatever 
the case, its taste is fine and there is nothing wrong with it. We ask 
Allaah to quench our thirst from the Cistern (al-Hawd) of His Prophet 
on the Day of the greatest thirst. May Allaah bless our Prophet 
Muhammad, Ameen.

From Abu Muntasir,
A Story of Repentance

Layla Al Helw, a Moroccan woman, had been afflicted by cancer,
and the doctors were completely helpless with no hope in her case.
She lost hope in all but Allah subhanah wa taala, whom she has never sought His
help before and so she went to His holy house (in Mecca).
and there was the answer.

Now, dear reader, I leave you with sister
Layla to tell you all about her story herself.
She says, 9 years ago I found out that I have a very dangerous disease, cancer,
everyone here knows this name is scary, and in Morocco we usually call it  Al ghoul
(ogre) or the wicked disease!  My faith in Allah was very weak.  I was
completely drifted away from the remembrance of Allah subhanah wa ta'ala, and I used to
think that ones beauty and health shall remain his/her life.  I never ever thought
I would be afflicted by a disease like cancer  so when I found out, it did
shake me so strongly from in the inside. I thought of escaping but, where?
Where in the world I can escape from this disease that is inside me
wherever I go??  I thought of committing suicide! But  I was deeply in love
with my husband and my children  but I did not think of Allahs punishment
if I commit such sin . Because, as I told you before, I was far away from
remembering Allah.  It was of Allahs will that this disease was the reason
of my guidance and the reason of guiding a lot of people as well.

I went to Belgium, and I visited many doctors there.  They told my husband
that I first have to remove my breasts, then go on certain medication! I knew
that such medication would make my hair fall and my eye lashes and brows
to disappear. It shall also grow a beard on my face and make the nails
and teeth fall as well  so I completely refused this solution.  I would rather
die with my breasts, teeth and everything that Allah has created for me than to
live without them, I said. I asked the doctors to give me another medication
course that is less effective  and so they did.

I went back to Morocco.  I used the medication course and it did not
cause any bad effect on my body which made me so happy. I thought;
may be the doctors were wrong and I didn’t have cancer.  However, after
about six months, I started losing weight quickly, my color started to change
and I had a continuous pain.  My Moroccan doctor advised me to go back
to Belgium, and so I did.

There was the disaster!  The doctors told my husband that the disease has
spread all over my body, that the lungs were completely infected and that
they now have no solution for my case. They said, You better take your wife
back to her country so that she dies there!  My husband got shocked  and
instead of going back to Morocco, we went to France thinking that we might
reach to a solution there.  But, we have reached to nothing more than what we
reached to in Belgium! Finally, we decided to enter the hospital to remove
my breasts through a surgical therapy and go on the strong medication (the
doctor prescribed before).

However my husband thought of something that we forgot, something that was
always away from our thoughts.  (God) has inspired my husband to take me to
His holy house in Mecca.  Maybe we can stand in front of Allah and ask Him to
help us find a way out of this problem.

We left Paris saying, Allahu Akbar, La Ilaha Illa Allah (Allah is the Greatest,
No God But Allah).   I was very happy because this was the first time for me
to visit the Holy House of Allah and see the Kaba.   I bought a copy of the
Quran from Paris! And we went to Mecca.  When I entered the holy mosque
and first saw the Kaba I cried a lot.   I cried because I regretted all the past
years I spent without praying and seeking Allahs help.   I said, O Lord,
the doctors were disabled to cure me.  (You) have the cure for every
disease.  All the doors are locked in front of me.   I have nothing left to
seek except Your door, so please, please Lord, don’t close Your door
on me.  I kept on praying to Allah and making Duaa while I was going
around the Kaba.   I asked Him not to disappoint me or send me back with
empty hands.

As I said before, I was completely ignorant regarding the religion of Allah,
so I went to the scholars there and asked them to guide me to the little
books and supplications that can be easy to read.   They advised me to
read as much as I can from the Quran.  They have also advised me to
make a lot of Tadhalloo from Zamzam water (Tadhalloo is to drink a lot
of water until the water reaches your ribs).   They also advised me
to mention Allahs name a lot and make Salat on the prophet (peace be upon him).
In Allahs holy place I felt very peaceful and relieved.  I asked my husband
to allow me not to go back to the hotel and stay in the Haram
(the holy mosque).  He gave me the permission to stay there.

In the holy mosque, there were some Egyptian and Turkish sisters
beside me, who saw me crying a lot.  They asked me about the reason.
I told them that I came to the holy house of Allah and I never thought
I would love it that much! I also told them that I have cancer.  They
kept beside me all the time and did not leave me.  They also took the
permission of their husbands to stay with me at the mosque.  During that
time, we rarely slept, we ate very little quantities of food  but we
drank a lot of Zamzam water.  And as the prophet (peace and blessings of
Allah be upon him) said, Zamzam water is for whatever you drink it for,
 If you drink it for the  intention of being cured, Allah subhanah wa taala shall
cure you.  If you drink it  because you are thirsty, Allah shall quench
you out of thirst etc. and so we didnt feel hungry.  We kept on doing Tawaf (going around
the Kaba) continuously and read Quran a lot.  This was the way
we were day and night. When I came to the holy house of God I was very thin,
and upper part of my body was filled with swells, blood and pus!
For the cancer was completely spread all through the upper part of my body
so the sisters kept on begging me to wash the upper part of my body with
 Zamzam water but I was very afraid even to touch it.   I was afraid to remember my sickness that shall
occupy my thoughts instead of remembering Allah and worshipping Him in
complete submission so I was always washing my body without touching that

On the fifth day, my friends insisted that I should go through my body with
Zamzam water  at the beginning I refused but I felt something forcing me to
do it! I slowly started trying to go through the parts I always avoided.  I
became frightened again then I felt this thing forcing me again.  I
hesitated and on the third turn, I forced my hand in my upper part and went
through my breasts! Something unbelievable happened  there were no swells,
no blood,  no pus!!! I couldnt believe what I felt.  I went through my upper
part with my hand again, and it was true! Yes that was true! I shivered!!

But I remembered that Allah subhanah wa ta'ala is capable of doing anything what
so ever.  I asked one of my friends to touch my body with her hand
and look for the swells, she did!  and they all automatically shouted,
Allahu Akbar.  Allahu Akbar!!! I ran to my husband in the hotel.
When I saw him, I tore my shirt up and said, look at Allahs mercy!!!
I told him of what happened and he couldn’t believe it!! He cried and cried.
He said, do you know that the doctors swore that you shall die within a
period of three weeks only?  I said, all the fate is within the Hands
and Will of Allah (Praised be He), No one knows what the
future is holding for us except for Him subhanah wa taala.

We stayed in the holy house of Allah for one week. I thanked Him for His
uncountable Graces. Then we went to the prophet mosque in Medina, then we
traveled to France. There, the doctors were confused and surprised, they had
nearly become crazy!! Are you the same person?!, they asked me.  I was very
proud to say, YES!! and this is my husband,  we have returned to God  and I
now fear nothing but Allah subhanah wa taala.  The fate is from Him. They told me that mine
is a very strange case,  they said they want to examine me again, and they
found nothing! Before, I could hardly breath because of the swells  but
when I went to Allahs holy place and asked Him to cure me, this all has
gone.  I looked for the seerah (biography) of the prophet (peace and blessings
 of Allah be upon him) and his companions (may Allah be pleased with them).
I read them and I cried a lot. I cried regretting all what I have missed in my past life.
I missed the love of Allah and His prophet.  I cried for the time I have wasted away from Allah
subhanah wa taala. I ask Allah to forgive me, my husband and all Muslims  and to accept me
as His sincere adorer.

Translated from the book titled, Those Who Repented To Allah by Ibrahim
Abdullah Al Hazemy.



Talbinah is mentioned in a number of saheeh ahaadeeth, such as the following:

It was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah, the wife of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him),
that if a member of her family died, the women would gather together, then they would depart, except her
own relatives and close friends. She would order that a pot of talbeenah be cooked, then some thareed would
be made and the talbinah would be poured over it. Then she would say: Eat some of it, for I heard the
Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Talbinah soothes the heart of
the sick person, and it takes away some of the grief.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5101; Muslim, 2216.

It was narrated from her (may Allaah be pleased with her) that she would order that talbeenah be
made for the sick and the one who was mourning a death, and she used to say: I heard the Messenger
of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Talbinah soothes the heart of the sick
and takes away some of the grief.”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5365; Muslim, 2216

It is clear from these two hadeeths that talbinah is used to treat the sick and to reduce the grief of
one who is grieving, soothing his heart and giving him energy.

Talbinah is a broth that is made from two spoonfuls of barley flour with bran, then a cup of water is
added to that and it is cooked over a low fire for five minutes.  Some people add a spoonful of honey to it.

It is called talbinah because it is like milk (laban) in its whiteness and consistency.

Ibn al-Qayyim said:

If you want to know the virtue of talbinah, then think of the virtue of barley water, for it is barley water
for them. It is a soup that is made from barley flour with bran. The difference between it and barley water is
that the latter is made from whole grains, whereas talbinah is made from flour, which is more beneficial
as the properties of the barley are released through grinding. We have mentioned above that habits have
an effect on whether medicines and foods are of benefit. It was the habit of the people to drink barley water
made from flour rather than whole grains, which is more nourishing and effective.

Zaad al-Ma’aad, 4/120

Al-Haafiz ibn Hajar (may Allaah have mercy on him) said, describing talbinah:

It is a kind of food that is made from flour or bran, to which honey may be added. It is so called because
it resembles milk in its whiteness and consistency. Its benefit is that it is soft and well-cooked, not hard
and raw.

Fath al-Baari, 9/550

There is no doubt that barley has many benefits, some of which have been discovered in modern studies,
 such as: lowering cholesterol, treating the heart, treating depression, treating high blood sugar and high
blood pressure, softening the stools and soothing the colon. Studies have also demonstrated the
importance of barley in reducing the incidence of colon cancer.

Dr. Sahba’ Bunduq said – after noting the benefits mentioned above and discussing them in detail:

In this sense, talbinah is a protection against diseases of the heart and circulatory system, as it
protects the arteries from arteriosclerosis – especially the major arteries of the heart. It also protects
against angina, reduction of blood supply and cardiac infarction.

As for those who have actually been affected by these vascular and cardiac problems, talbinah,
 with its health benefits, can play an important role in preventing their symptoms from getting worse.
This shows the miraculous nature of the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him):
“Talbinah soothes the heart of the sick.”