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Updated on October 19, 2014

Swine Flu in Islamic Perspective

Today whole world is worried about swine flu and nations trying to control the spread of it. WHO has given clear instruction on how to control it.

I am just looking in to the Islamic thought and scriptures and how to manage it and what are remedies and why such calamities happen. There is very relationship between present financial crisis and swine flue.

Cure and Vaccines Developments

It is very clearly mentioned that there is cure for every diseases. The vaccines and medicines must be developed from pure sources (halal only).

Allah has created medicine for all diseases

Hadith References

Medicine Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 71
582: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "There is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its treatment."

The Islamic concept of contagious diseases

608: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, '(There is) no 'Adwa (no contagious disease is conveyed without Allah's permission). nor is there any bad omen (from birds), nor is there any Hamah, nor is there any bad omen in the month of Safar, and one should run away from the leper as one runs away from a lion ''

615: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, 'There is no 'Adha (no disease is conveyed from the sick to the healthy without Allah's permission), nor Safar, nor Hama." A bedouin stood up and said, "Then what about my camels? They are like deer on the sand, but when a mangy camel comes and mixes with them, they all get infected with mangy." The Prophet said, "Then who conveyed the (mange) disease to the first one?"

Health and Sickness according to Islam

Allah (swt) gave us endless favors and blessings that we can't even count. Thanks to these favours we live happily; without them we would have perished instantly. And even if we spend all our lives praising Allah,just for one single blessing, we wouldn't be able to thank Allah properly.

Our health is the most important favour and one of the greatest blessings bestowed by Allah on us. Our human bodies are great and superb creatures. There are many organs inside and outside of our body - billions of cells and tissues, extremely well-ordered systems and mechanisms, continuous and orderly functions and progresses, biological phenomena and activities that repeat themselves continually in perfect order, our mysterious and marvelous brain, tireless heart, fine nervous system, circulatory systems, physics laboratory lungs, chemical factory liver, kidneys that contain millions of filters, bone structure that is an engineering marvel, layers of assorted muscles that cover all these, skin, eyes to see, ears to hear, nose to smell, sweet speaking tongue, organs to produce new generations, endless mind, limitless and countless senses, wonderful system of reflection, discovery, inventions, arts....

Health is a blessing, sickness is a test. It is necessary to praise Allah for the blessings, and to show endurance during tests.

Many people don't know, but sickness is a blessing according to Islam. For the faithful servant, for a patient and well-behaved Muslim who doesn't flare up or rebel, and for those adept and graceful servants who know that sickness comes from Allah, and who don't oppose the destiny or complain.

Why disease

The Prophet Muhammad, s.a.w.s. said,

  • The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) visited me while I was sick. He said: Be glad, Umm al-Ala' for Allah removes the sins of a Muslim for his illness as fire removes the dross off gold and silver. [Sunan Abu Dawood Book 20, Number 3086]
  • "The more severe the trial and hardship, the greater its reward. When God cherishes love for a group of people, He puts them to trial to cleanse them more and to make them pure. Hence those who acquiesce in the Will of God win the pleasure of God. And those who harbour resentment against God in the hour of trial, God also is displeased with them. [Tirmidhi]
  • " No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that." [Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 70, Number 545]
  • "There is nothing (in the form of trouble) that comes to a believer even if it is the pricking of a thorn that there is decreed good for him by Allah or his sins are obliterated. [Sahih Muslim Book 32, Number 6241]

· "If Allah wants to do good to somebody, He afflicts him with trials." [Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 70, Number 548] Ibn 'Abbas said to me, "Shall I show you a woman of the people of Paradise?" I said, "Yes." He said, "This black lady came to the Prophet and said, 'I get attacks of epilepsy and my body becomes uncovered; please invoke Allah for me.' The Prophet said (to her), 'If you wish, be patient and you will (enter) Paradise; and if you wish, I will invoke Allah to cure you.' She said, 'I will remain patient,' and added, 'but I become uncovered, so please invoke Allah for me that I may not become uncovered.' So he invoked Allah for her." [Sahih Bukhari Volume

591: Narrated Khalid bin Sad: We went out and Ghalib bin Abjar was accompanying us. He fell ill on the way and when we arrived at Medina he was still sick. Ibn Abi 'Atiq came to visit him and said to us, "Treat him with black cumin. Take five or seven seeds and crush them (mix the powder with oil) and drop the resulting mixture into both nostrils, for 'Aisha has narrated to me that she heard the Prophet saying, 'This black cumin is healing for all diseases except As-Sam.' Aisha said, 'What is As-Sam?' He said, 'Death."

Patients Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 70

Narrated 'Aisha:
(the wife of the Prophet) Allah's Apostle said, "No calamity befalls a Muslim but that Allah expiates some of his sins because of it, even though it were the prick he receives from a thorn."

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri and Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that."

548: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "If Allah wants to do good to somebody, He afflicts him with trials."

552: Narrated Abu Muisa Al-Ash'ari: The Prophet said, "Feed the hungry, visit the sick, and set free the captives."


Having mentioned the role of cleanliness in preventing infectious diseases, we mention here Islâm’s instructions to combat epidemics.

1. Isolation: Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) says in this respect "Infectious cases should not contact the healthy"

2. Quarantine: on cases such as lepers "Leave a space of a spear or two between ye and the leper"

3. Islam also laid basic rules for dealing with an epidemic such as Cholera, plague and smallpox "Do not enter a land of which you hear there is a pestilence, and if ye are in that land do not try to leave it in escape" 2

4. Islam encourages every means of protection from infectious diseases such as immunisation. When the prophet (PBUH) was once asked whether such protective measures prevent God's fate, he (PBUH) said that it is a part of God's will.

Travel and Quarantine instructions from Hadith

624: Narrated Saud: The Prophet said, "If you hear of an outbreak of plague in a land, do not enter it; but if the plague breaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave that place."

626: Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amir 'Umar went to Sham and when h ached Sargh, he got the news that an epidemic (of plague) had broken out in Sham. 'Abdur-Rahman bin 'Auf told him that Allah's Apostle said, "If you hear that it (plague) has broken out in a land, do not go to it; but if it breaks out in a land where you are present, do not go out escaping from it.

665e: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said: The cattle (sheep, cows, camels, etc.) suffering from a disease should not be mixed up with healthy cattle, (or said: "Do not put a patient with a healthy person ). " (as a precaution).

667: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "No 'Adha." Abu Huraira also said: The Prophet said, "The cattle suffering from a disease should not be mixed up with healthy cattle (or said "Do not put a patient with a healthy person as a precaution.") Abu Huraira also said: Allah's Apostle said, "No 'Adha." A bedouin got up and said, "Don't you see how camels on the sand look like deer but when a mangy camel mixes with them, they all get infected with mange?" On that the Prophet said, "Then who conveyed the (mange) disease to the first camel?"


Islam concerned itself with three aspects of the Muslim's food:
a. Forbidding the harmful food
b. Acquainting the Muslim with the beneficial food.
c. Rectifying his eating habits.

A. Forbidden Items:

God announces: -
“Forbidden to ye are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been invoked in the name of other than God. That which hath been killed by strangling or by a violent blow or by a headlong fall, or gored to death; that which hath been partly eaten by a wild animal, unless you are able to slaughter it in due form” 3

Each of these forbidden items has an undisputable scientific argument for being prohibited. It is true there is a controversy around the harm of the swine flesh and the diseases it may cause to human beings because of its dirtiness and its unhygienic nutritional habits. Whereas some people claim that the swine in Europe is being bred in clean pans and under medical supervision there are still some harms in its flesh which science could not overcome such as the excess of cholesterol and its liability to Trichina and Salmonella more than any other animal.

Islam has also forbidden liquor in great as well as small quantities, the harm of which is undisputed. Moreover, its moral and spiritual harm is worse than its physical harm.

B. Un-forbidden Food:

Islam keeps pace with natural disposition. Hence, all food is allowed except what is harmful. But, there are certain foods that Islam recommends for their nutritional benefit such as meat, fish, honey and milk.

Islam is against vegetarian doctrines that forbid eating meat for religious reasons. The argument is that the human body won't be healthy depending only on vegetables because the human intestines are shorter than those of the herbivorous animals. Thus, it does not suffice its need for proteins from a vegetarian meal.

Food Habits and Prohibited Elements

Quran 2:[173] He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of Allah. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits, then is he guiltless. For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

Quran 5: 3] Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah; that which hath been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by being gored to death; that which hath been (partly) eaten by a wild animal; unless ye are able to slaughter it (in due form); that which is sacrificed on stone (altars); (forbidden) also is the division (of meat) by raffling with arrows: that is impiety. This day have those who reject Faith given up all hope of your religion: yet fear them not but fear Me. This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. But if any is forced by hunger, with no inclination to transgression, Allah is indeed Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

C. Timing and Quantifying Meals:

Islam prompts people not to be extravagant in eating The Prophet (PBUH) says "The stomach is the worst vessel to fill" The Quran says 4 “Eat and drink but beware of extravagance, God dislikes those who are extravagant.”

Islam originated Ramadan, a whole month of fasting yearly, the benefits of which cannot be denied whether physically or spiritually.

On the other hand, Islam is against doctrines that urge people to discard food or to over-fast to the extent of weakness. The prophet (PBUH) announces: "Fast for good is not proper fasting" He (PBUH) also declares "Every morsel a Muslim eats is a deed of charity"

Tibe E Nabavi and Plants for Cure

Zaitoon (Olive) is Cure for Seventy Diseases Dr. M. Laiq Ali Khan
Zaitoon (Olive) the sign of peace and friendship in this world has its description in Holy Qur’an Allah (swt) says:
1. By the fig and olive
2. And the mount of Sinai
3. And the city of security
4. We have indeed created man in the best of moulds
5. Then do we abase him (to be) the lowest of low
6. Except such as believe and do righteous deeds for they shall have a reward unfailing
7. What then, can after this, make you deny the last judgment
8. Is not Allah the wisest of judges” (The Fig, Surah 95)
Olive oil is a good preservative for other eatables too. Sardine and other fishes are tinned and preserved in olive oil. The smoke-less burning of olive oil is a peculiar feature, which produces a bright light. Holy Qur’an stresses the importance of Zaitoon on several occasions: (141-M-AlInaam-6), (99-K-AlInaam-6), (11-K-AlNahl-16), (AlNoor-35), (Moominoon).
Hazrat Sayyed Al-Ansari narrates that the Prophet (saws) said “Eat the olive oil and massage it over your bodies since it is a holy (mubarak) tree.” (Tirmizi, Ibn Maja)
Hazrat Alqama Bin Amir narrates that Prophet (saws) said, “ There is olive oil for you, eat it, massage over your body, since it is effective in Haemorrhoids (Piles).” (Ibn Al-Jozi, Zanbi)

Hazrat Aqba Bin Amir narrates that the Prophet (saws) stated, “You have the olive oil from this Holy (mubarak) tree, treat yourself with this, since it cures the Anal fissure (Basoor).” Khalid Bin Saad narrates “I came to Madinah with Ghalib Bin Al Jabr. Ghalib became ill during the journey. Ibn Abi Ateeq came to see him and told a narration from Hazrat Aisha that the Prophet (saws) told about the cure in Kalonji. We crushed a few seeds of Kalonji and mixed it with olive oil and dropped in both nostrils, after which Ghalib became healthy.” (Ibn Maja, Bukhari)

Hazrath Abu Hurairah (t) narrates that the Prophet (saws) stated, “ Eat the olive oil and apply it (locally), since there is cure for seventy diseases in it, one of them is Leprosy.” (Abu Naim)

Hazrat Zaid Bin Arqam narrates “ We have been directed by the Prophet (saws) that we should treat the Pleurisy with Qust-e-Behri (Qust Sheerin) and olive oil.” (Tirmizi, sanadeAhmed, Ibn Maja)

Olive oil has a place in Governmentt Pharmacopeia of USA and Britain (British Pharmacopeia). Both of these countries have given prime importance to olive oil for the treatment of various ailments and have fixed standard parameters to evaluate its purity.

It contains Palmatic Acid, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Steanic Acid, Myristic Acid and Glycerides. It is not dissolved in water but in Alcohol, Ether, Chloroform and Liquid Paraffin.

Medicine and cure for diseases

592: Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "There is healing in black cumin for all diseases except death."

Dua for Cure and Healing

630: Narrated 'Aisha: (the wife of the Prophet) that she asked Allah's Apostle about plague, and Allah's Apostle informed her saying, "Plague was a punishment which Allah used to send on whom He wished, but Allah made it a blessing for the believers. None (among the believers) remains patient in a land in which plague has broken out and considers that nothing will befall him except what Allah has ordained for him, but that Allah will grant him a reward similar to that of a martyr."

638: Narrated 'Abdul 'Aziz: Thabit and I went to Anas bin Malik. Thabit said, "O Abu Hamza! I am sick." On that Anas said, "Shall I treat you with the Ruqya of Allah's Apostle?" Thabit said, "Yes," Anas recited, "O Allah! The Lord of the people, the Remover of trouble! (Please) cure (Heal) (this patient), for You are the Healer. None brings about healing but You; a healing that will leave behind no ailment."

639: Narrated 'Aisha: The Prophet used to treat some of his wives by passing his right hand over the place of ailment and used to say, "O Allah, the Lord of the people! Remove the trouble and heal the patient, for You are the Healer. No healing is of any avail but Yours; healing that will leave behind no ailment."

640: Narrated 'Aisha: Allah's Apostle used to treat with a Ruqya saying, "O the Lord of the people! Remove the trouble The cure is in Your Hands, and there is none except You who can remove it (the disease) . "

Reason behind the epidemic

Tafsir IBN Kathir Quran Chapter 7

(132. They said ﴿to Musa: "Whatever Ayat you may bring to us, to work therewith your sorcery on us, we shall never believe in you.'') (133. So We sent on them: the Tuwfan, the locusts, the Qummal, the frogs, and the blood (as a succession of) manifest signs, yet they remained arrogant, and they were of those people who were criminals.)

How To Fight Swine Flu

You can protect yourself from viral infections like Flu by strengthening your immunity. This is the opinion of 85% of doctors in a recent survey* by IMRB.

Have you noticed that some of us are prone to catch infections, be it Swine Flu or common cold? The difference is in IMMUNITY, i.e. the internal resistance of your body against sickness. 

Ways to boost Immunity

There are many ways in which you can boost your immunity to help protect your family and yourself.

HEALTHY DIET: Have a diet that includes fresh vegetables and fruits rich in anti-oxidants to keep your immune system strong.

WATER: Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water to flush out toxins from your system.

SLEEP: Try to get adequate sleep (6 to 10 hours every night); sleep has been linked to balanced hormone levels.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY / EXERCISE: Moderate exercise can support the immune system by increasing blood circulation and oxygenating the body.

AYURVEDA: Ayurveda recommends a number of herbs to boost immunity. Chyawanprash, a time-tested, age-old formulation has a number of herbs like Amla, known to be one of the best antioxidants, Giloy (Guduchi) known to have immuno modulatory properties, and has more than 40 other natural ingredients, to boost immunity.




Adequately feeding your immune system boosts its fighting power. Immune boosters work in many ways. They increase the number of white cells in the immune system army, train them to fight better, and help them form an overall better battle plan. Boosters also help to eliminate the deadwood in the army, substances that drag the body down. Here are the top eight nutrients to add to your family's diet to cut down on days missed from work and school because of illness.

Vitamin C

 Vitamin E







Food Source of Zinc

Serving Size

Zinc (in milligrams)


6 medium


Zinc-fortified cereals

1 ounce



3 ounces



3 ounces


Turkey, dark meat

3 ounces



1/2 cup




  2 cups milk or soy or rice beverage

  1 cup plain nonfat yogurt

  1 serving of a multinutrient supplement

  one frozen banana, cut up

  1/2 cup frozen blueberries

  1/2 cup each of your favorite fruit, frozen (e.g., organic strawberries, papaya, mango)

  1 tbsp. flax oil or 2 tbsp. flaxseed meal

  3 ounces tofu

  10 mg. zinc

  100 mcg. selenium

  50-100 IU vitamin E

  1 serving soy isolate powder (optional)

  2 tbsp. peanut butter (optional)

Combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve immediately after blending while the mixture still has a bubbly milkshake-like consistency.

Eat Enough Calories

Get Sufficient Rest

Consume More Glutamine

Strengthen Your Stomach

Protect Your Entry Points

Drink More

Natural Ways to Develop Your Immunity

Amla (Phyllanthus emblica)

The Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica, syn. Emblica officinalis) is a deciduous tree of the Euphorbiaceae family. It is known for its edible fruit of the same name.

Common names of this tree include amalaka in Sanskrit, aavalaa (आवळा) in (Marathi), amla in Hindi, amlaki (আমলকী) in Bengali,

Amla C herb - Natural Vitamin C

Amla or Emblica Officinalis is a natural, efficacious, an antioxidant with the richest natural source of Vitamin C. The fruit contains the highest amount of Vitamin C in natural form and cytokine like substances identified as zeatin, z. riboside, z. nucleotide. Its fruit is acrid, cooling, refrigerant, diuretic and laxative. The dried fruit is useful in hemorrhage, diarrhea and dysentery. It is antibacterial and its astringent properties prevent infection and help in the healing of ulcers. It is used as a laxative to relieve constipation in piles. It is used in the treatment of leukorrhea and artherosclerosis.

Composition of amla:

The amla fruit contains more than 80% of water. It also has protein, carbohydrate, fibre, minerals and vitamins. It also contains Gallic acid which is a potent polyphenol.

Rich Source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is important for human beings. It is necessary for the synthesis of the inter cellular cement "collagen". Collagen is responsible for keeping the cells of the body together. 100 Gms of amla contains - 700 mg Vitamin C. If amla is dried in the shade then much of the vitamin C is retained. To get the maximum out of amla it should be taken raw with very little salt.

Indian Gooseberry:
• Amla or India Gooseberry, which is the main ingredient, is highly regarded in India for its health and nutritional benefits.
• Its juice contains almost 30 times as much vitamin C as orange juice. Its fruit contains moisture, proteins, minerals (calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, thiamine, riboflavin and vitamin C), fibers and carbohydrates and therefore a very effective antioxidant and rejuvenator.
• It has been mainly used as a Rasayana to prevent aging, and promote health to eyes and hair.
• Its use is also recommended in heart diseases and other debilitating conditions.
• It is also known to improve intelligence and memory.


Chyawanprash is a wonderful Ayurvedic heath tonic, which is increasingly gaining popularity in India. It boosts the energy levels and strengthens the immune system of the body. Chyawanprash is truly an elixir of life, as it helps to prolong the longevity of life. Known for its nutritional value, it is highly beneficial for the human body and also helps to get rid of various forms of diseases.

Chyawanprash is spelled differently by people. Some call it Chyavanprash or chyavanaprasha, while others pronounce it as chyavanaprasam and chyawanaprash. Talking about the origin of Chyawanprash, the credit for the initial preparation of this herbal tonic can be accredited to Chyawan Rishi. In fact, this tonic has been named after him. To know about the uses of Chyawanprash, read further.

Chyawanprash has anti-oxidant properties & strengthens your body's internal defense mechanism, the immune system, thereby protecting you from everyday infections, cough, cold & stress etc.

At a time when flu and viruses are everywhere, your immunity system provides the best prevention from these deadly diseases. Chyawanprash, a time-tested, age-old formulation has a number of herbs like Amla, known to be one of the best antioxidants, Giloy (Guduchi) known to have immuno modulatory properties, and has more than 40 other natural ingredients, to boost immunity.

Chyawanprash Ayurvedic Tonic
Known as the elixir of life, Chyawanprash is of great value in Ayurvedic treatment. It is an ancient Ayurvedic tonic that serves as the best and the most natural health supplement for the human body. Well, Chyawanprash is a brown colored sticky paste that is quite thick in consistency. It has a blend of sweet and sour taste and this is what makes it quite popular amongst the youngsters.

Chyawanprash Benefits
Chyawanprash is a reservoir of benefits. There are distinct ways of defining Chyavanprash such as energy booster, rejuvenator, health tonic and many more. It offers a multitude of health benefits for which it has become so popular in India. In today's times, people are leading such an unhealthy lifestyle that is characterized by improper diet, lack of exercise and sedentary job.

Biotechnology for SWINE FLU
Biotechnology for SWINE FLU
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Amla Fruit
Beautiful Green Amla
Beautiful Green Amla
Amla on Tree
Amla on Tree
Green Amla
Green Amla


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      Its really very informative and useful.

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