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The Benefits of Honey

The Benefits of Honey
The Benefits of Honey

It is mentioned in many ahadith and sayings of the Sahaabah (r) that Allah (swt) sends revelation to the bee regarding where to go and find its nectar. Allah (swt) reveals to the bee which flower to go to in order to find its food. Scientists say a bee can fly up to 400 km to reach its food, and it also knows the way there and the return. We say, they know the way through Divine Revelation and they can smell where their queen bee is and they follow that light to reach there, because light emits from the hive. Honey is shifa’a, as imentioned in the Qur’an:

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءتْكُم مَّوْعِظَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَشِفَاء لِّمَا فِي الصُّدُورِ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
Yaa ayyuha ‘n-naasu qad ja’atkum maw`izhatun min rabbikum wa shifaa’un limaa fi ‘s-sudoori wa hudan wa rahmatun li ‘l-mu’mineen.

O Mankind! There has come to you a guidance from your Lord and a healing for (the diseases) in your hearts, and for those who believe a guidance and a mercy. (Surat Yunus, 10:57)

َيخْرُجُ مِن بُطُونِهَا شَرَابٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهُ فِيهِ شِفَاء لِلنَّاسِ
Yakhruju min butoonihaa sharaabun mukhtalifun al-waanuhu feehi shifaa’un li ‘n-naas.

There issues from within the bodies of the bee a drink of varying colors, wherein is healing for Mankind. (Surat an-Nahl, 16:69)
Allah (swt) has put a cure for human beings in honey, not only for the physical body, but also the spiritual body. That is why it is recommended to take a spoon of honey every day

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