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His sayings

His sayings

Muhammad’s sayings and teachings are highly influential as they cover most aspects of life: spirituality, morals, social matters, commerce, and more.

His sayings emanate from a base of wisdom and divine revelation.


Muhammad’s sayings, actions, and attributes are known as sunnah and are embodied in collections of sayings, or hadith.

The sunnah represents the second source of Islamic legislation after the Quran.

" Your companion [Muhammad] has not strayed from the path of truth nor has he been deluded. Nor does he speak out of whim." Quran, 53:2-3


Here is a selection of his sayings in relation to various life matters.

"Avail five before five:

  • Your youth before senility (old age)
  • Fitness before sickness
  • Wealth before poverty (needy)
  • Free time before busy time Life before death."






Although Muhammad was not a physician, his sayings in relation to food, healthy eating habits, treatment with herbs were collected in books later known as "The Prophetic Medicine"

Muhammad indicated on several occasions that the belly is the worst pot to fill. Small meals and a few bites that satisfy hunger will be better than filling the stomach. They help a great deal avoid health complications.

He encouraged his companions to eat and drink in moderation, avoid obesity and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. He recited God’s Words in this context. Verse 31, Chapter 7 in the Quran states:

“O Children of Adam! Wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink: but do not be prodigal (waste by excess). He (God) does not like prodigals (extravagant people).”




Today, there is a great deal of research that demonstrates the amazing health benefits of barley. Barley grass is a whole food supplement.


It contains a wide spectrum of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and all eight essential amino acids including tryptophan, which helps prevent depression.



Muhammad recommended barley soup (talbinah) for stomach disorders and indicated in his undisputable sayings that it helps relieve sorrow and depression. His wife Aisha used to recommend the close relatives of a deceased person to have talbinah soup in order to relieve sorrow. (Narrated in Sahih Bukhari)



According to medical research, depressive illness is found to be caused by a decrease of certain chemicals or neurotransmitters in the brain that are responsible for mood. Antidepressants stimulate chemical changes that increase the levels of these neuro-transmitters.


The three main neuro-transmitters associated with mood are serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. Barley was found to influence serotonin in a positive way that relieves depression. The prescription of barley by Muhammad 1400 years ago was definitely incredible.

It is revealing that Muhammad did not indulge in regular wheat consumption, but ate instead mostly barley and bread made from barley flour.



It has been discovered that whole grain barley has many health benefits. It can regulate blood sugar, prevent tiny blood clots, and reduce the body’s production of cholesterol.




Zamzam is the name of mineral water that comes out of a well 20 meters east of Ka'bah in the Sacred Mosque in the city of Makkah. Muslims believe that it was miraculously generated thousands of years ago when Ibrahim’s son Ishmael was thirsty and kept crying and kicking the ground until water gushed out (after his mother Hagar spent a lot of time looking for water).


Zamzam water is slightly alkaline (pH=7.5) and has a distinct taste. (Please note that drinking de-mineralized water such as distilled waters will create an acid pH in the stomach and intestines. Also, it will aggravate acid reflux.)


Muhammad said that Zamzam water is a blessed water from God. It is a lavish meal and a healer from many diseases(Narrated by Bazzar and Tabarani)


Mineral water is classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Authority as having at least 250 parts per million (ppm) (total dissolved solids TDS).


Chemical analysis of Zamzam water revealed that it has an average of 1000 ppm of mg/L, TDS. However, it complies with World Health Organization standards for potable water.



It is a plentiful meal that contains a range of minerals that the human body needs such as calcium, (which is needed for strong bones and for the heart, muscles and nerves to function properly), fluoride, which is necessary for teeth and bicarbonates, which helps food digestion.

Zamzam water is one of the richest potable waters with calcium. It has 195200 mg/L calcium (this is about 20% of the average recommended daily intake of calcium for adults). It is higher than many known mineral waters on the earth such as “Evian” (78-80 mg/L calcium) and “Perrier” (147-150 mg/L calcium).


Mineral water has a wide range of therapeutic functions that can relieve and treat muscle and joint inflammation, rheumatism and arthritis.




Muhammad said: “Truffles are a kind of ‘Manna’ (sent down upon the children of Israel) and their juice is a medicine for the eyes." Narrated by Bukhari, Muslim & Tirmithi


Truffle is a fleshy fungus mushroom-like plant that belongs to the Agaricaceae family. It grows in groups under the surface of the soil (2-50 cm deep) in desert moist areas without leaves or roots. It has a distinct smell and can be white, gray or brown in color.


According to the analytical research, 77% of the truffle is water and the remaining part is a mix of protein, fat, carbohydrates and other materials.


However, modern science discoveries indicate that the liquid of truffles has an effective curable effect on many eye diseases including trachoma, which is an infectious eye disease that causes damage to the cornea cells.



Muhammad described olive oil as coming from a blessed tree. He recommended his companions to eat olive oil and to anoint or smear it over their body skin. (Narrated by Tirmithi)


All modern scientific discoveries confirm that olive oil is full of health benefits. Most of the fatty acid “building blocks” that make up olive oil come from monounsaturated fat (good fat), which offers protection against heart disease by controlling LDL (bad cholesterol) levels while raising HDL (the good cholesterol) levels


Olive oil is very well tolerated by the stomach. Its protective function has a beneficial effect on treating ulcers and gastritis.


Extra virgin olive oil, from the first pressing of the olives, contains higher levels of antioxidants, particularly vitamin E and phenols, because it is less processed.


Today, olive oil is considered a good remedy for skin problems and an effective moisturizer.


Those at risk of diabetes are advised to combine a low-fat, highcarbohydrate diet with olive oil. Studies show this combination is superior at controlling blood sugar levels compared to a diet that consists entirely of low-fat meals.


Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth; the example of His light is like a niche in which is a lamp; the lamp is enclosed in a glass; the glass is as if it were a star shining like a pearl, kindled by the blessed olive tree; neither of the east nor of the west; whose oil would almost glow (get ablaze) by itself although the fire does not touch it; light upon light; Allah guides towards His light whomever He wills; and Allah illustrates examples for mankind; and Allah is Knower of everything.The Quran, 24:35