Camel urine medicine.
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I have seen and took it by surprise that urine of Camel (Bowl) is being sold & people use to drink to cure so many disease & i am being informed by one Arabic friend that their is one verses on this & it also mention in Sahi Bukhari. how it possible to drink some waste which i can undrstand. please educate me on this subject with the light of Quran & Hadees
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Camel urine medicine
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Hadrat Anas ibn Malik (r.a.) said: "A group of people from the tribes of Ukul came to Madinah and became ill in their stomach. The Prophet (saws) prescribed them to get a milking she-camel and drink a mixture of its milk and urine."
Related by Ahmad, al-Bukhari and Muslim
There is indeed mention in the records of authentic hadeeths that the Messenger of Allah (saws) once prescribed some people who were ill in their stomachs to drink a mixture of camel-milk and its urine as a remedy for their ailment.
One must understand that the Messenger of Allah (saws) was not sent by Allah Subhanah as a doctor to treat the physical ailments of mankind…. But he (saws) was sent as a Mercy from the Most Merciful to heal the people of the spiritual diseases like ‘kufr’ (disbelief), ‘shirk’ (polytheism), etc.
Its not that everyone who had a physical problem at the time of the Prophet (saws), like a sore throat, or a bleeding arm, or a physical disease, etc. came to the Messenger of Allah (saws) for treatment! About matters which can be learnt through experience, or through experiments in the laboratories, or through advancement of technology, etc. one should use the best available opinion or remedy of the time available! Even the Prophet (saws) himself used to turn to the available doctors or ‘hakeems’ of the times, when he (saws) or any of his family members had any physical ailments; and used the available medicine of the times.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 5832 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik ; Aisha
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Beloved brother, other than this one incident whereby the Prophet (saws) told the visitors to drink a mixture of camel-milk and its urine as a remedy for their stomach ailment, there is absolutely no other evidence in the authentic and established Sunnah whereby the drinking of animal urine is prescribed as a cure for a physical ailment. It is possible that these specific visitors had a specific ailment in their stomach, and the drinking of a mixture of camel-milk and its urine was the best available medicine to cure their ailment in those times….and Allah Alone Knows Best.
Your Question: how it possible to drink some waste which i can undrstand.
Urine, medically referred to as "plasma ultrafiltrate" is a by-product of blood filtration, not waste filtration.. Modern research suggests that ‘urine’ is a derivative of the blood itself, made by the kidneys--whose principal function is not excretion but regulation of all the elements and their concentrations in the blood.
Nutrient-filled blood passes through the liver where toxins are removed to be excreted as solid waste. Eventually, this blood undergoes a filtering process in the kidneys, where excess water, salts, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antibodies, urea, uric acid and other elements not usable at that time by the body are collected in the form of a purified, sterile, watery solution that is urine. The function of the kidneys is to keep the various elements in the blood balanced. The important elements in the blood are not filtered out because they are toxic and harmful to the body, but simply because the body does not need a particular concentration of an element at that specific point in time.
Clinical studies have proved that the thousands of critical body chemicals and nutrients that end up in urine when re-utilised, these chemicals and nutrients act as natural vaccines, antibacterial, antiviral and anticarcinogenic agents, as well as hormone balancers and allergy relievers.
If one today has a physical ailment or disease, it would only be prudent and in accordance with intelligence that one consult and act upon the advice and remedy offered by an expert in the field of medicine rather than utilize the remedy which was used in the times of the Prophet (saws) 1400+ years ago…..but if one seeks a remedy for the spiritual diseases like ‘shirk’ or ‘kufr’ or one wishes to be guided to the Straight Path, this guidance cannot be learnt by man through experience, nor through research in the laboratories, nor through the advancement of technology, etc.….for Allah is our witness brother, the only remedy for the spiritual diseases like ‘shirk’ and ‘kufr’ can only be sought through the Divine Sources of Guidance: the Quran and the Sunnah.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,