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Give olives for medical condition disease.

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assalamualikum,my name is kausar,this is my second letter to u.i hope i would get my answer.i just want to know that ,is there r certain things that gives shifa,my daughter is eight years old,she is having boils in her palms,n her hand always sweats a lot.i gave her zaitoon to eat n said .u eat by this intention that allah vl give u shifa vit this,but my son argures vit me n said zaitoon is a fruit it cant give shifa for any desieses,


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Give olives for medical condition disease

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


If the Messenger of Allah (saws) or any of his loved ones fell ill or had a physical ailment, the Messenger of Allah (saws) would himself consult and apply the remedy or treatment recommended by an expert in the field of addition to that, he (saws) would constantly make supplications unto His Lord Most Merciful to make their pain easy for them, reward them for their suffering, and give them a fast and quick recovery.


Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 4.8a

Topic: supplications for illness

Aishah reports that the Prophet (saws) used to seek refuge in Allah for some of his family members. He used to touch them with his right hand, saying: Allahahuma Rabbin nas adhhabal ba'sa, ashfi wa antashafi, la shifa' illa shifa'uka shifa' la yughadiru saqma (O Allah! The Sustainer of mankind! Remove the illness, cure the disease. You are the One Who cures. There is no cure except Your cure. Grant (us) a cure that leaves no illness.)

Related by Bukhari and Muslim.


Uthman ibn Abu Al-'As relates that once he complained of pain in his body to Allah's Messenger (saws). The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: 'Put your hand where you feel pain in your body and say, "Bismillah (in the name of Allah)," and say, "A 'udhu bi 'izzatillah wa qudratihi min sharri ma ajidu wa uhadhiru (I seek refuge in the Might of Allah and in His Power from the evil that I find and that I fear)," seven times'." Uthman continued: "I did that a few times and Allah removed my pain. I always advised my family and others to do the same."

Related by Muslim.


Muhammad ibn Salim reported: "Thabit Al-Banani said to me: 'O Muhammad! When you have any pain, put your hand where you feel pain, then say: Bismallah a'udhu bi'izatillah min shari ma ajidu min waj'i hadha (In the Name of Allah! I seek refuge in Allah's Might from the evil of this pain). Then remove your hand, and repeat the same for an odd number of times. Then he said to me that Anas ibn Malik had told him that Allah's Messenger (saws) had taught this to him."

Related by Tirmidhi.


Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas reports that the Prophet (saws) visited him while he was sick and said: 'O Allah, make Sa'd well! O Allah, make Sa'd well! Make Sa'd well!"' Related by Muslim.


Although the consumption of the zaitoon or olive fruit may have many benefits, neither the Messenger of Allah (saws) nor modern medical science have endorsed that the consumption of the zaitoon or olive fruit by itself is a remedy for the boils in ones palms, or sweat in ones hands, etc.!! If one has boils in ones palms, or one constantly sweats in ones hands, or one has any other physical ailment or diseaseit would only be wise and prudent that one consult an expert in the field of medicine and apply the remedy or treatment recommended by them; and in addition to that one should remain constant in their supplications unto their Lord Most Merciful and beseech Him to grant them shifa from their ailments.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


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