Miracle Food Honey and What Holy Books Say About It?
Honey is a miracle food and a long list of its benefits prove that is a God gifted food for humans. Why it is called miracle food? Due to it's amazing healthbenefits or because it is a pure natural food and mentioned in The Holy books?
Well bothe Holy books The Bible and The Quran mentioned about honey and honey bee. This post discusses about the usage of this miracle food for humans and what The Holy books say about it.
Because of its huge versatility, honey was considered a divine creation – a nectar from heaven. Fidele this ancient belief, its miraculous healing powers were not never raced or even today. Honey is mentioned in the Bible 61 times and two times in the Quran.
The Bible clearly uses the words “honey bee” in this famous story about Samson in the Book of Judges:
“(…) Was swept out of the way to live where the vase had fallen lion, and behold, a swarm of bees was in the lion’s corpse and a honeycomb. And in his hand and crashed going about eating of it (…). “(Judges 14:8-9).
The Quran describes the process of its formation by bees and the medical values of it and of the other bees' products. The Quran describes the process of its formation by bees and the medical values of it and of the other bees' products.
"And your Lord revealed the FEMALE Honeybee; build homes in mountains, and trees, and in the hives people built for you.
The Honeybee, then to eat of all the produce and fruits (of the earth), and find with skill the spacious paths of its Lord: there issues from within their bodies a fluid of varying colors (and tastes and characters), wherein is healing for men: verily in this is a Sign for those who are thinking".
The verses not only describe Honey but all the Bees products.The four main products from the bees are:- Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen, Propolis and Honey. They have been used for last few centuries by civilizations around the world to treat a wide variety of ailments and medical conditions.
Bee Products are Mother Nature's most incredible gift to our planet, packed with vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids, bee products may provide us with essential nutrition to help with our fast-paced lifestyles.
It follows that the Quran tells us about the healing effects and the medical values of the Bees products that include the Honey. On the other hand, the Bible says nothing about the Bees products and about their healing effects.
Honey in the afterlife:
In Surah 47:15, Honey is mentioned as a gift to the righteous which believe in Allah.
"(Here is) a Parable of the Garden which the righteous are promised: in it are rivers of water incorruptible; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes; rivers of wine, a joy to those who drink; and rivers of honey pure and clear. In it there are for them all kinds of fruits; and Grace from their Lord. (Can those in such Bliss) be compared to such as shall dwell forever in the Fire, and be given, to drink, boiling water, so that it cuts up their bowels (to pieces)".
Both the holy Qur'an and Hadith refer to honey as a healer of disease.
'And thy Lord taught the bee to build its cells in hills, on trees and in (men's) habitations..... there issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colours, wherein is healing for mankind. Verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought'.
(Translation of Quran 16:68-69)
In addition, the Prophet (PBUH) said:
'Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Qur'an is a remedy for all illness of the mind, therefore I recommend to you both remedies, the Qur'an and honey.'
The reader may be surprised to learn that the above quotation from the Qur'an is mentioned in a well known encyclopedia on honey (reference 3).
In recent years, scientific support is beginning to emerge confirming the beneficial effects of honey on certain medical and surgical conditions.
The ancients used honey as a remedy in all cases, from asthma to arthritis and heartburn, constipation and hangover from catarrh, hemorrhoids, from migraine to ulcers and varicose veins scab wounds suffered in combat. The magic of honey was so great that could prevent infection and accelerate healing.
* A blog about 'Benefits of Honey'