Archive | June 2009

Milh (Salt)

Al-Bzzar narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “You will soon be to the people what the salt represents to food, and the food’s flavor dosen’t become favorable unless there is salt in it.”

 

Al-Baghawi said in his commentary on the Qur’an that Abdullah bin Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) related from the Prophet (peace be upon him) that he said: “There are four blessings that Allah has sent down to the earth from the heavens: iron, fire, water and salt.” This Hadith should only be rlated from Ibn Umar (RA).

 

Salt is favorable for people’s bodies and food. Further, salt is favorable and beneficial when blended with any substance, including gold and silver, as it makes gold more yellowish and whitens silver. Salt decomposes, cleanses, dries the thick humidity, strenghtens and purifies the body and helps against open mangy sores. When used as eyeliner salt, especially gem salt, will remove the excess fat or flesh and the yellowish color from the eye. Salt also prevents malignant infections from spreading, works as a laxative and helps against pleurisy when the stomach is anointed with it. Salt cleanses the teeth, prevents them from decaying, and strenthens the gums and makes them firm. There are many other benefits for the salt.

 

Taken From: Healing With The Medicine Of The Prophet (peace be upon him), by Imam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jauziyah

Difference Between Mary And Miriam

Question

 

It is mentioned in your Qur’an that Mary was the sister of Aaron (pbuh). Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who wrote the Qur’an did not know the difference between Miriam the sister of Aaron (pbuh) and Mary the Mother of Jesus (pbuh), the time span between both of them was about a thousand years.

 

Answer

 

 1.    IN THE SEMITIC LANGUAGES SISTER ALSO MEANS DESCENDANT

 

The Qur’an mentions in Surah Maryam, Chapter 19 verses 27-28

 

“At length she brought the (babe) to her people, carrying him (in her arms). They said: ‘O Mary! Truly an amazing thing hast thou brought!

 

O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!’”
[Al-Qur’an 19:27-28]

 

Christian missionaries say that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) did not know the difference between Mary the mother of Jesus (pbuh) and Miriam the sister of Aaron (pbuh). The time span between both was more than a thousand years.

 

In the Arabic construction of the sentence, sister is also considered as a descendant. Thus, when the people said to Mary, Ukhta Haroon i.e. ‘sister of Aaron’ it actually means descendant of Aaron (pbuh).

 

2.    SON ALSO MEANS DESCENDANT

 

It is mentioned in the Gospel of Mathew, Chapter 1 verse 1

 

“Jesus Christ, the son of David,….”.
[Mathew 1:1]

Gospel of Luke Chapter 3, verse 23

“And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, …..”
[Luke 3:23]

 

DID JESUS (PBUH) HAVE TWO FATHERS?

 

What do you call a person who has two fathers? The explanation of the phrase that Jesus (pbuh) was the son of David (pbuh), is that Jesus (pbuh) was a descendant of David (pbuh). ‘Son’, here means a descendant.