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Islamic Voodoos Part 7

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Islamic Medicine Voodoo

CauterizingA note of caution: The contents of this article might offend some readers

Ask any Islamist, and he will tell you that Islam is not only a religion, but it is also a complete code of life. Islamists strongly believe that Islam has the perfect solution for all the human problems—in this world, as well as in the next world. That is, life after death. Non-Muslims might be amazed that there is no field of knowledge where Islam does not have a say. Thus, Islamic Medicine is very much alive, well, and thriving against all odds. Ditto for Islamic Surgery and Islamic Alternative Medicines. Please visit an Islamic bookstore to marvel at the number of books and manuals available extolling the unfailing qualities of Allah’s medicines.

This episode is a concise version of what we might expect from Islamic Medicines.
 
 
Islamic Cauterizing and Cupping
 
Cauterizing is a technique of searing or burning the skin with fire. During Muhammad's time, in the absence of qualified physicians or surgeons, this was a prevalent practice among the Bedouin Arabs. They used this technique to stop bleeding. When a wound became infected the desert surgeons would heat a piece of metal rod, and sear the affected part. Needless to say, this was a very crude, extremely painful, and often dangerous practice. Muhammad, however, proclaimed that cauterization is a surgical method authorized by Allah.
Cautering Tools
Even today such cautery tools are commonly used in Muslim countries

Cupping was another surgical technique used by the desert dwellers of medieval Arabia to heal certain illnesses. In this technique, using a sharp object such as a needle, an incision was made on certain part of the body, usually on the neck or on scalp. Then an experienced cupper would suck the incision to draw out the blood from the body. The Arabs believed that cupping would heal headache. Historical evidence suggests that Muhammad was a chronic sufferer from migraine headache. He had to resort to regular cupping to reduce his pain. Cupping needed experienced cuppers. So Muhammad engaged a number of cuppers to perform this surgery. Some cuppers even drank Muhammad’s blood (read the episode, ‘Islamic Black Magic Voodoo’).
 
Here are two ahadith to demonstrate that Muhammad engaged himself in Islamic cupping:Live Cautery
 
Sunaan Abu Dawud: Vol.ii, Number 2097
Abu Hurairah said: Abu Hind cupped the Prophet (may peace be upon him) in the middle of his head; The Prophet (may peace be upon him) said: Banu Baydah, marry Abu Hind (to your daughter), and ask him to marry (his daughter) to you. He said: The best thing by which you treat yourself is cupping. 
Sunaan Abu Dawud: Vol. ii, Number 1832
Ibn ‘Abbas Said: The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) had himself cupped in his head when he was in the sacred state (wearing ihram) due to a disease from which he was suffering.
 
And here is a summary of a few more ahadith extolling the virtues of Islamic cupping:
 
  • Cupping is the best medical treatment…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 3.3848)
  • Cutting vein (cupping) is a medical treatment…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 3.3855)
  • Muhammad used a cupper and gave the cupper his wages…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2.3416)
  • For headache use cupping; for pain in legs dye them with henna…(Sunaan Abu Dawud,3.3849)
  • Pouring out blood without medical treatment is ok…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 3.3850)
  • Muhammad had himself cupped above the thigh for a contusion from which he suffered…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 3.3854)
 
CuppingThanks to modern surgical methods; today, those two techniques are considered unhygienic, unscientific, and lethal. As such, they are relegated to voodoo medicine category, and, in many countries these crude techniques are banned.
 
But in Islam, both cauterizing and cupping live on; they are Allah’s surgery.
 
Sahih Bukhari (7.71 584, 600, 605) mentions that healing is in three things: a gulp of honey, cupping and branding with fire (cauterizing). Another hadis in Sahih Bukhari (7.71.617) recommends the Muslims to get cauterized as a relief from pleurisy. Sahih Muslim (26.5467) writes that cupping is a remedy for pain. In ibn Majah (5.3478) Muhammad says that cupping softens the backbone and improves the eyesight.
 
Muhammad recommends that the best day to do cupping is Thursday, before eating any food. He also believed that cupping increases intelligence, improves memory, and lowers blood pressure (Sunaan Tirmidhi, 1197).
 
 
The Qur'an and Honey are Cures for All Illnesses
 
Curiously, despite a plethora of Islamic Medicines and Surgery, perhaps the only verse in the Qur’an, which mentions Islamic medicine, is 16:69. In this verse Allah says that He instructs the bees to eat from varieties of fruit; then they release coloured liquid from their stomachs (honey) and this liquid (honey) is healing. Ibn Kathir provides the reason why honey is a good medicine. According to him honey is hot, so it is a cure for all cold diseases, because a disease should be treated with its opposite.
 
In Sunaan ibn Majah (5.3452) we read that Muhammad said honey and the Qur’an are theThe Best Medicine remedies for all disease. The same medical virtues of the Qur'an and honey are repeated in Sunaan Tirmidhi (1196).
 
Here are a few more recommendations on the use of the Qur'an as an Islamic medicine. For more on this please read the episode ‘Islamic Black Magic Voodoo’.
 
  • If you fall ill then recite sura Ikhlas (Sura 112), Sura al-Falaq (Sura 113), and Sura an﷓Naas (Sura 114), blow on your palm and then pass them over your face…(Sahih Bukhari, 7.71.644, 647)
  • When someone in the family falls sick recite Suras 113 and 114 and blow over him…(Sahih Muslim, 26.5439, 5440)
  • Recite Sura al-Fateha (Sura 1) then spit saliva on the affected part…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 3.28.3888)
  • Sura al-Fateha (Sura 1) cures a lunatic…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 28.3892)
 
 
Islamic Herbal and Naturopath
 
Here is a compilation of Islamic herbal medicines.
 
  • The water of Kama (a kind of fungus) is a cure for eye trouble...(Sahih Bukhari, 6.60.5)
  • Black cumin is a healing for all disease except as-sam (death)...(Sahih Bukhari, 7.71.591, 592)
  • Indian incense has healings for seven diseases, viz: throat trouble, pleurisy, and inflammation of lungs...(Sahih Bukhari, 7.71.596)
  • Sea incense is a good medicine...(Sahih Bukhari, 7.71.599)
  • Truffles (underground fungus) heals eye diseases...(Sahih Bukhari, 7.71.609)
  • For loose motion drink honey, if gets worse then it is your abdomen which told the lie not Allah’s medicine…(Sahih Bukhari, 7.71.614)
  • Nigella seed is a remedy for every disease except death…(Sahih Muslim, 26.5489, 5490)
  • Talbina is a remedy for grief…(Sahih Muslim, 26.5491)
  • Ajwah dates are from paradise; it is a cure for poison; truffle juice (a kind of subterranean fungus) is a medicine for the eye…(Sunaan Tirmidhi, 1127, 1194)
 
And here is a list of Islamic Naturopath techniques to cure/avoid illnesses:Ajwah Dates
 
  • Four things that reduce eye-sight are: to look at unclean and impure objects, to see one being hanged, to look at female private parts and to sit keeping Kaba behind….(Ghazali, p.2.19)
  • Four acts that improve sexual power are: to eat the meat of sparrows, to eat big Atri fruit, to eat pistachio, and to eat water-fruit…(Ghazali, p.2.20)
  • Sleeplessness makes the heart bright, pure, and radiant….(Ghazali, p.3.67)
  • Diseases compensate sins. Fever of one day expiates the sins of a year…(Ghazali, p.4.239)
  • A few ansars (Islamic helpers) wanted to get blind because Muhammad said Allah has reserved paradise for a person whose two eyes are blind…(Ghazali, p.4.239)
  • If you love any material object it will cause you blindness and deafness…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 41.5111)
 
 
Cattle Urine, Dung, and Fly Wings are Islamic Medicines
 
Allah has made the body﷓waste of cattle as medicines for humans. In verses 36:71-73 Allah says that he has created domestic cattle to be under the ownership of their owners, some to be used for transport and some to be eaten. To elaborate these verses ibn Kathir writes that cattle urine can be drunk as a medicine (also read part-3, Islamic Animals and Insects Voodoo).
 
To be sure that Allah did not make any mistakes in designating cattle urine/dung to be used as Islamic medicine, there are a number of ahadith where Muhammad has emphatically confirmed this divine medicine. Here is a partial list of ahadith to illustrate this guaranteed medicine of Allah:
 
  • Horses’ dung and urine are pure: there are rewards for keeping a horse for Jihad; for what the horse has eaten, drank, and for its dung and urine...(Sahih Bukhari, 4.52.105)
  • Drink camel’s urine and milk, they are good medicines…(Sunaan ibn Majah, 5.3503)
 
Allah did not forget the magical healing power of Muhammad's body-waste. Ali Dashti writes that many Muslims believed that Muhammad's urine and faeces were pure. Ali Dashti mentions that Umm Ayman (Muhammad's wet nurse) drank Muhammad's urine (Dashti, p.67). To learn more about the magical power of Muhammad's urine and faeces please read the episode (episode 5) Islamic Black Magic Voodoo.
 
Perhaps, the most intriguing Islamic medicine is the healing power of a housefly. Sahih Bukhari (4.54.337) writes that one of the wings of a fly has a disease; its other wing has the cure. So if a fly falls in a drink dip it in the drink, and gulp the water.
 
Here are two more ahadith to confirm that the hadis quoted is strong and authentic.
 
  • If a fly falls in a vessel, dip all of it and then throw the fly away, for in one of its wings there is a disease and in the other there is healing…(Sahih Bukhari, 7.71.673)
  • One wing of a fly contains poison; the other wing contains medicine, so if a fly falls on your drink dip it inside the drink…(Sunaan ibn Majah, 5.3504, 3505)
 
 
Human Saliva, Dust, and Ash are Islamic Medicines
 
Islam does not overlook the healing power of human saliva. Available everywhere, in many ahadith, we read about these powerful and extremely cheap Islamic medicines. Here is a partial list of ahadith extolling the healing power of Islamic saliva and Islamic ash.
 
  • For excessive bleeding, apply ash of burnt palm leaves…(Sahih Bukhari, 7.71.618)
  • For any pain, mix saliva with dust, and then apply on the affected part…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 3.28.3886)
  • Muhammad spat on a wound, and there was no pus…(Ash Shifa, p.178)
 
Just to ensure that Islamic saliva, Islamic ash, and Islamic dust are indeed Allah’s medicine to cure many diseases, here is a short list of citations on Muhammad's healing power of his saliva:
 
  • Muhammad spat on dust, a dying man drank it and that healed the man…(Ash Shifa, p.178)
  • Muhammad spat in the eye of a blind man; the blind man regained his sight…(Ash Shifa, p.178)
  • Muhammad spat in Ali’s eye, the affected eye healed…(Ash Shifa, p.178)
  • During the battle of Khaybar Muhammad spat on the thigh﷓wound of Salam ibn al﷓Akwa’; this healed Salam ibn﷓Akwa…(Ash Shifa, p.178)
  • Muhammad spat on the broken thigh of Ali ibn al﷓Hakam; his thigh healed immediately…(Ash Shifa, p.178)
  • Muhammad spat on the severed hand of Mu’awwidh ibn Afra, the hand joined…(Ash Shifa, p.178)
  • Muhammad’s mouth-wash healed a child…(Ash Shifa, p.178)
  • Wash-water from Muhammad’s black shirt cures disease…(Ash Shifa, p.183)
  • Muhammad spat in a well of Medina; the water became the sweetest among all wells in Medina…(Ash Shifa, p.183)
 
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This episode is part - 7 of the series Islamic Voodoos. Abul Kasem writes from Sydney. Send your comments to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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