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Did the the prophet of Islam say that black seeds can cures diseases?

  • That is not the reason the question was closed on Skeptics.StackExchange. This was not even the question asked. – Oddthinking Jun 6 '16 at 2:09
  • It's a slightly different question. Still it's related. Because if Muhammad truly said that and it's written in one of the most reliable hadiths (=gospel in christianity), then it is a very notable claim. – user4951 Jun 6 '16 at 3:01
  • I did mention if I asked in skeptic stackexchange whether the statement is true or not. I asked in islam stackexchange if muhammad really said it at all because they are the one that know what hadiths are – user4951 Jun 6 '16 at 3:02
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    be polite when you call a prophet's name. include the good title, such as Prophet or Nabi. – Ari Jan 16 at 9:27
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All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions,

Yeah it is true,

Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) said: "Use this black seed. For indeed it contains a cure for every disease except As-Sam" And As-Sam is death.(Tirmidhi)

And

Abu Hurairah narrated that he heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say: “In black seed there is healing for every disease, except the Sam.” "Sam means death. And black seed is Shuwniz."(Ibn Majah)

Allah Swt and His Messenger knows best.

  • what language is asam? – user4951 Jan 26 '17 at 13:44
  • @JimThio Its in Arabic. – Faqirah Jan 26 '17 at 20:48
  • so, arabic words for death is sam? And Muhammad must be talking to the other guy in arabic. So why translate the whole sentences except "sam"? – user4951 Jan 27 '17 at 10:31
  • Word "Sam" has some different meanings too. – Faqirah Jan 27 '17 at 13:49
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    "Sam" actually refers to the poison , Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said that it has healing for every disease except for the "poison" and poison would lead to the death. – Faqirah Jan 27 '17 at 16:42
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Yes, there are many hadiths that say this. Narrated Abu Huraira:

I heard Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) saying, "There is healing in black cumin for all diseases except death." Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 5688


Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) said: "Use this black seed. For indeed it contains a cure for every disease except As-Sam" And As-Sam is death.

Grade: Sahih, Reference: Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Book 2, Hadith 2041


It was narrated that ‘Uthman bin ‘Abdul-Malik said: “I heard Salim bin ‘Abdullah narrating from his father that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘You should eat this black seed, for in it there is healing from every disease, except the Sam (death).’” -- Source


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 (ﷺ) saying, 'This black cumin is healing for all diseases except As-Sam.' Aisha said, 'What is As-Sam?' He said, 'Death."

Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 5687

P.S There is, in fact, some scientific evidence to suggest that black seed might help boost the immune system and thereby acts as a remedy for all diseases. WebMD writes regarding the use of black seed for medical purposes:

Today, black seed is used for treating digestive tract conditions including gas, colic, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, and hemorrhoids. It is also used for respiratory conditions including asthma, allergies, cough, bronchitis, emphysema, flu, swine flu, and congestion.

Other uses include lowering blood pressure, lowering cholesterol levels, treating cancer, and boosting the immune system.

...There is some scientific evidence to suggest that black seed might help boost the immune system, fight cancer, prevent pregnancy, and lessen allergic reactions by acting as an antihistamine...

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