PROPHETIC MEDICINE IS THE SAFEST, CHEAPEST AND MOST EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO HIGHLY ACTIVE ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF AIDS – A REVIEW
Muhammad Musharraf Hussain*
Prophetic medicine or Medicine of the Prophet (peace be upon him) comprises the divinely inspired words of therapy of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The Prophet (pbuh) made specific statements on 37 ailments and 61 medicinal plants, herbs and shrubs while making prescriptions for the sick people. Therefore, although the Prophet‟s arrival was not as a physician or pharmacist he was inspired by Allah (God) to make nearly 1000 statements on healing for the benefits of humankind, because, man needs to remain well, free from sickness to fulfill his brief mission on earth. However, it is amazing that not a single statement of the Prophet (pbuh) is found to be contradictory to the basic principles of modern medical science. The Qur‟an says, “He does not speak anything of his own desire. It is only a Revelation revealed” (An-Najm 53:3-4). So, traditions of the Prophet (pbuh) on healing are also true, and modern science has proved it through research. About Nigella sativa (black seed) Abu Hurayrah (ra) narrates that the Prophet (pbuh) said: "Hold on (use this seed regularly)! Because it is a remedy (cure) for every disease except death." (Sahih Al Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Ibn Mâjah and Aḥmad). This amazing statement generated tremendous interest among the world‟s scientific community. Their question was, how an unlettered man of the desert without having any pen and paper, could make such a wonderful statement on medical science? The Prophet (pbuh) did not have to carry out any laboratory research to make this statement. Moreover, the Prophet (pbuh) made the statement at a time when there was no chemistry, no science, no pharmacy. The statement finally led the scientific community to carry out extensive phytochemical and biological investigations on Nigella sativa seed and its oil. However, the researchers after having carried out hundreds of scientific researches around the globe finally came to the conclusion that so far this tiny plant seed is reported to have effectively cured 129 different types of ailments including 17 types of cancer, AIDS, hypertension and diabetes. This large number of diseases curable by Nigella sativa demonstrates the authenticity of the Prophet‟s statement. About honey Allah says in the Qur‟an, “in honey there is healing for men.” On the other hand, Abu Hurayrah (ra) narrates that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “If someone licks honey in the morning and evening for three days a month, he will not meet any incurable disease.” (Ibn Mâjah) Abu Hurayrah (ra) further narrates another hadith where the Prophet (pbuh) said, “Allah (God) did not send down a disease without having sent down its cure.” (Sahih Al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim). This Prophetic statement indicates that Allah (God) has already created remedies for every disease. He created the remedies first, then the disease. But all remedies are yet to be discovered by scientists. So, there is room for continued scientific research. No scientist or physician created any disease or ailment. Doctors only discover or identify an illness on the basis of symptoms and manifestations and prescribe medicines. The Prophetic tradition further indicates that since AIDS is a disease, although disastrous and fatal, it is not incurable. Recent scientific research shows that Prophetic medicines can effectively cure AIDS within six months without causing any harmful side effects. Therefore, in this paper the learned readers will be enlightened with findings of modern scientific researches followed by case studies about how a combined therapy of black seed and honey can effectively cure AIDS.
Keywords: Prophetic medicine, Nigella sativa seed oil and extract, black seed, black cumin, thymoquinone, honey, propolis, HIV, AIDS, antiretroviral drug.
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