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Honey was proven to be a healing medicine for humans as was mentioned in the Noble Quran:
The sections of this article are:
1- Honey is a
healing medicine and not just merely beneficial
like other fruits and food according to the Noble Quran.
2- Scientific articles proving the Noble Quran's claims about honey being a healing medicine.
1- Honey is a healing medicine and not just merely beneficial like other fruits and food according to the Noble Quran:
The Noble Quran is filled with scientific statements and notions. These are statements of Allah Almighty describing how He created things on earth and in the Universe. What's most amazing is that all of these scientific statements and notions had been proven to be in perfect agreement with science and our modern-day scientific discoveries. Allah Almighty made the Noble Quran be Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) Everlasting Divine Miracle and proof for Prophethood. The Holy Book certainly stood the test of time 1,500 years ago with Its Claims, Prophecies and Miraculous language eloquence, and it does again and again in our day today with Its overwhelming agreement with science and discoveries that were not known to man 1,500 years ago.
With this said, notice in the Noble Verses below how Allah Almighty said that honey is a healing medicine. It is not just only beneficial like most fruits. No, it is also healing. Let us look at Allah Almighty's Divine Claims in Noble Verses 16:68-69. As we clearly and indisputably see below, Allah Almighty declared that honey contains healing and medicine for mankind.
|Noble Verse(s) 16:68-16:69|
[016:068] And thy Lord taught the Bee to build its cells in hills, on trees, and in (men's) habitations;[016:069] 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 bodies a drink of varying colours, wherein is healing for men: verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought.
Dr. Munir Munshey (one of www.answering-christianity.com's authors):[016:068] And your Lord inspired the bee to build its hive on the hills and the trees, and on the rooftops of buildings.
[016:069] And (He inspired the bee) to suck the nectar of all kinds of fruit, and follow the smooth path laid down by your Lord. Extracts of varying colors, having medicinal properties for people, ooze out from its body. Surely, there is a sign in it for any nation that ponders!
Transliteration:[016:068] Waawha rabbuka ila alnnahli ani ittakhithee mina aljibali buyootan wamina alshshajari wamimma yaAArishoona
[016:069] Thumma kulee min kulli alththamarati faoslukee subula rabbiki thululan yakhruju min butooniha sharabun mukhtalifun alwanuhu feehi shifaon lilnnasi inna fee thalika laayatan liqawmin yatafakkaroona
Arabic (from right to left):16:68 واوحى ربك الى النحل ان اتخذي من الجبال بيوتا ومن الشجر ومما يعرشون
16:69 ثم كلى من كل الثمرات فاسلكي سبل ربك ذللا يخرج من بطونها شراب مختلف الوانه فيه شفاء للناس ان في ذلك لاية لقوم يتفكرون
Sher Ali:[016:068] And thy Lord revealed to the bee :`Make thou houses in the hills and in the trees and in the trellises which they build,
[016:069] `Then eat all manner of fruits, and follow the ways taught to thee by thy Lord and which have been made easy for thee.' There comes from their bellies a drink of varying hues. Therein is a healing for mankind. Surely, in that is Sign for a people who reflect.
Shakir:[016:068] And your Lord revealed to the bee saying: Make hives in the mountains and in the trees and in what they build:
[016:069] Then eat of all the fruits and walk in the ways of your Lord submissively. There comes forth from within it a beverage of many colours, in which there is healing for men; most surely there is a sign in this for a people who reflect.
Pickthall:[016:068] And thy Lord inspired the bee, saying: Choose thou habitations in the hills and in the trees and in that which they thatch;
[016:069] Then eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of thy Lord, made smooth (for thee). There cometh forth from their bellies a drink divers of hues, wherein is healing for mankind. Lo! herein is indeed a portent for people who reflect.
Sale:[016:068] Thy Lord spake by inspiration unto the bee, saying, provide thee houses in the mountains, and in the trees, and of those materials wherewith men build hives for thee:
[016:069] Then eat of every kind of fruit, and walk in the beaten pathes of thy Lord. There proceedeth from their bellies a liquor of various colour; wherein is a medicine for men. Verily herein is a sign unto people who consider.
Muhammad Al-Hilali & Muhsin Khan:[016:068] And your Lord inspired the bee, saying: "Take you habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect.
[016:069] "Then, eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you)." There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for people who think.
Palmer:[016:068] And thy Lord inspired the bee, 'Take to houses in the mountains, and in the trees, and in the hives they build.
[016:069] 'Then eat from every fruit, and walk in the beaten paths of thy Lord;' there cometh forth from her body a draught varying in hue, in which is a cure for men; verily, in that are signs unto a people who reflect.
Arberry:[016:068] And thy Lord revealed unto the bees, saying: 'Take unto yourselves, of the mountains, houses, and of the trees, and of what they are building.
[016:069] Then eat of all manner of fruit, and follow the ways of your Lord easy to go upon.' Then comes there forth out of their bellies a drink of diverse hues wherein is healing for men. Surely in that is a sign for a people who reflect.
Khalifa: (why is he here?)[016:068] And your Lord inspired the bee: build homes in mountains and trees, and in (the hives) they build for you.
[016:069] Then eat from all the fruits, following the design of your Lord, precisely. From their bellies comes a drink of different colors, wherein there is healing for the people. This should be (sufficient) proof for people who reflect.
Rodwell:[016:068] And thy Lord hath taught the BEE, saying: "Provide thee houses in the mountains, and in the trees, and in the hives which men do build thee:
[016:069] Feed, moreover, on every kind of fruit, and walk the beaten paths of thy Lord." From its belly cometh forth a fluid of varying hues, which yieldeth medicine to man. Verily in this is a sign for those who consider.
2- Scientific articles proving the Noble Quran's claims about honey being a healing medicine:
Let us now see if Allah Almighty's Divine Claim about honey containing healing and medicine for humans is true.
"There are numerous anecdotal tales on the medicinal benefits of honey. Recent scientific studies provide convincing proof that honey is indeed a medicine as well as a wonderful tasting food. This book documents information that takes honey out of the realm of "folk medicine" and places it firmly in the realm of "modern medicine."
The antibacterial properties of honey are covered in detail. For many, incorporating honey into their daily diet can result in considerable savings by reducing the amount of money spent on prescription drugs.
Honey for athletes is also discussed with citations of studies showing improved athletic performance when honey is consumed.
Several chapters acquaint the reader with the many and varied flavors of quality honey. Besides being a major ingredient of a healthy lifestyle, honey is an inexpensive gourmet treat that can be enjoyed by all." (Source)
"Honey will heal all stomach ulcers and if applied on skin will heal skin ulcers. Applied on skin burns will help healing and infection. Honey will heal all burns better then available medication. Honey contains anti oxidants, multi-vitamins and demonstrates antiviral, antibacterial properties. Honey is great medicine for the skin. It is now showing great promise as a skin moisturizer. Not only does it help retain moisture, it resembles the skin's natural moisturizing factor." (Source)
"Spring brings a picture-perfect day. You're enjoying yourself on a well-deserved vacation. Then you fall, a victim of loose gravel. Your leg is a mess. At the local hospital, you're given a cream to apply two times a day to keep infection at bay. Returning home after a week of pain and aches, your leg isn't healing as it should. A call to the local herbalist or homeopath and it's suggested that you apply honey to the wound. That's too simple. "How can honey do anything to help this?" you ask. The reply, "Honey not only can heal, it will improve your overall health."
Sweeteners come in many forms, but none as sweet as honey. Honey remains the one confection offering life-giving qualities not found in any other sweetener. Sugar has more calories. Artificial sweeteners can ultimately do more harm than good. But honey is a natural choice, even for diabetics (in moderation). The bear in the woods knew what he was doing when he fought the bees to get to his favorite sweet stuff.
Native Americans learned from the animals around them. As they watched a bear walk through swarms of bees, pulled like a magnet to the hive despite being stung many times over, they had to observe the pain the animal endured to get the sticky stuff. When they finally got their own hands on honey, they discovered that it not only tasted great, but it healed their bee stings and other cuts, too. The women used it on their faces. Taken for colds, it soothed sore throats. Given to children in the evening, honey was found to keep many an animal skin dry by morning.
Modern creams and antibiotics may help heal, but they often have the disadvantage of killing tissue and causing scabs and scars. But not all of us think to put honey under that Band-Aid or bandage. Results of a three year clinical trial at the University Teaching Hospital in Calabar, Nigeria, showed that unprocessed honey can heal wounds when more modern dressings and antibiotic treatments fail. In 59 patients treated for wounds and external ulcers, honey was effective in all but one case. Topical applications kept sterile wounds sterile until they had time to heal, while infected wounds became sterile within a week. Honey was also shown to remove dead tissue from persistent wounds, helping some patients avoid skin grafts or amputations.
"Honey provides a moist healing environment yet prevents bacterial growth even when wounds are heavily infected," notes Dr. Peter Molan of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. "It is a very effective means of quickly rendering heavily infected wounds sterile, without the side effects of antibiotics, and it is even effective against antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria." " (Source)
"Honey can heal wounds says Dr.Probhas Banerjee
A 10-year detailed clinical study carried out on 345 patients at Bannerji Biomedical Research Centre in West Bengal, using honey on different and complicated wounds has proved that honey is capable of healing various kinds of wounds." (Source)
Please visit Dr. Harun Yahya's detailed scientific article at: http://www.miraclesofthequran.com/scientific_68.html.
Allah Almighty's Divine Claim is confirmed!
Indeed, Allah Almighty's Divine Claim about honey containing healing and medicine to mankind was indisputably proven to be true! All Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty alone!
Again, the Noble Quran is filled with scientific statements and notions. These are statements of Allah Almighty describing how He created things on earth and in the Universe. What's most amazing is that all of these scientific statements and notions had been proven to be in perfect agreement with science and our modern-day scientific discoveries. Allah Almighty made the Noble Quran be Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) Everlasting Divine Miracle and proof for Prophethood. The Holy Book certainly stood the test of time 1,500 years ago with Its Claims, Prophecies and Miraculous language eloquence, and it does again and again in our day today with Its overwhelming agreement with science and discoveries that were not known to man 1,500 years ago.
Allah Almighty's Divine Claim about honey containing healing and medicine to mankind was indisputably proven to be true!
Indeed, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty alone for making the Noble Quran be the Perfect and Everlasting Miracle, for us humans, out of all of His Divine Miracles! And may Allah Almighty send His Peace, Mercy and Blessings upon our Beloved and Blessed Prophet, Teacher and Role Model, Muhammad. Ameen.
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