Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, has urged the World Health Organisation (WHO) and medical researchers to consider using honey and black seed as a cure for COVID-19.
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He said the formula was first recommended by Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
“Utilise the black seed for without doubt, it is a cure for all sicknesses except death.” He was also reported to have said in Sahih Bukhari, “Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Qur’an is a remedy for all illnesses of the mind. Therefore, I recommend to you both remedies, the Qur’an and honey,” Abu Hurayrah quoted him to have said.
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The Sultan’s advise is hinged on the testimony of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State who recently recovered from COVID-19. He had said he was given black seed oil which he mixed with honey. He drank the mixture twice daily to boost his immunity.
“My very good friend and brother, Dr Muyideen Olatunji, is the one in charge of the primary health care for Oyo State. He came to me and said, look, I am going to send you this black seed oil, it boosts immunity. So I mixed it with honey and took one tea spoon in the morning and in the evening. So, there are local solutions to boost immunity. Our people should not fret. Just as I have been able to get the virus out of my system, so will it be for majority of our people,” Makinde had said.
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The Sultan said generations of Muslims after the prophet have continued to use the black seed for the treatment of respiratory conditions and digestive disorders, including gas, colic, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation and hemorrhoid. Other health conditions which the black seed can be used to treat include asthma, allergies, cough, bronchitis, emphysema, the swine flu and congestive heart disease.
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“Honey, on its part, offers remarkable antiseptic, antioxidant and immune boosting properties for the human body. Apart from fighting infection and helping in tissue healing, honey also reduces inflammation and it is useful for digestive problems also such as indigestion, stomach ulcers and gastroenteritis,” he stated.