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Eat cumin seeds for every illness.

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I have a question about the hadise of profit (pbuh) which says in Sahih Al bokhari that " there is cure for every illness by eating black cumin seed (Negaila seed)"


I have tried it, but no cure, is there any explanation for this?


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Eat cumin seeds for every illness

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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.591 Narrated by Khalid bin Sad

We went out and Ghalib bin Abjar was accompanying us. He fell ill on the way and when we arrived at Medina he was still sick. Ibn Abi 'Atiq came to visit him and said to us, "Treat him with black cumin. Take five or seven seeds and crush them (mix the powder with oil) and drop the resulting mixture into both nostrils, for Aisha has narrated to me that she heard the Prophet (saws) saying, 'This black cumin is healing for all diseases except ‘As-Sam’.' Aisha asked 'What is As-Sam?' He (the Prophet (saws)) replied 'Death.'


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.592 Narrated by Abu Huraira

I heard Allah's Messenger (saws) saying, "There is healing in black cumin for all diseases except death."


Respected brother in Islam, first and foremost, the above quoted hadiths are indeed considered authentic by the scholars and jurists in Islam.


Your Question: I have tried it, but no cure, is there any explanation for this?

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chatper 16 Surah Nahl verses 68-69:

68 And thy Lord inspired the bee to build its houses in hills, on trees, and in (men's) habitations;

69 Then to eat of all the produce (of the earth), and find with skill the spacious paths of its Lord: there issues from within their (the bee’s) bodies a drink (honey) of varying colors, wherein is healing for men: verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought.


Respected brother in Islam, Allah Subhanah, the Lord and Creator Himself Declares in His Glorious Quran that there is a healing or ‘shifa’ in consuming honey…..and although many a times the Messenger of Allah (saws) would recommend honey as a cure for some diseases, it was not the practice of the Messenger of Allah (saws) to prescribe or recommend ‘honey’ as a cure for all diseases or ailments.


Every disease has a particular remedy, and the general practice of the Messenger of Allah (saws) was to seek the advise of the best medical expert of the times and apply the remedy recommended by them.


Sahih Muslim Hadith 5831 Narrated by Rafi' ibn Khadij

Allah's Messenger (saws) came to Medinah and the people had been grafting the trees. He (saws) said: ‘What are you doing?’ They said: We are grafting them, whereupon he (saws) said: ‘It may perhaps be good for you if you do not do that’, so they abandoned this practice (and the date-palms) began to yield less fruit. They made a mention of it (to the Prophet (saws)), whereupon he (saws) said: ‘I am a human being, so when I command you about a thing pertaining to religion, do accept it, and when I command you about a thing out of my personal opinion, keep it in mind that I am but a human being. You have better knowledge (of a technical skill) in the affairs of the world.’


The Lord Most Majestic did not appoint His Messenger (saws) to teach man the technical skills of the world, or things which man could learn from his own experience or experiments….nor did the Messenger of Allah (saws) come as a ‘medical doctor’ to assign remedies for one’s physical ailments and disease!

Allah Subhanah sent His Messenger (saws) and His Guidance to guide mankind to the Straight Path that leads to His Doors of Mercy, warn the disbelievers of the fate that awaits them if they deny and reject Allah and His Message, inform mankind about some of the things of the ‘unseen’ like the Day of Judgment, Paradise, Hell Fire, Angels, etc..


Just as Allah Subhanah has declared that there is a healing in ‘honey’, the Messenger of Allah (saws) guided that there is a healing in black cumin…..but that should not mean that if one has a serious disease like cancer, etc. one leaves all medical advise and treatment and starts consuming or applying ‘honey’ or ‘cumin seeds’!


Respected brother, if the consumption of ‘cumin seeds’ has not helped alleviate your disease, it would only be prudent that you seek the advise of an expert in the field of medicine for your ailment, and apply the treatment or remedy recommended by them.


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,





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