Both the holy Qur'an and Hadith refer to honey as a healer of disease.
'Your Lord revealed to the honeybee: make home in the hills, on the trees and in the structures they raise' 016:068
'Then eat all the fruits, then go along the pathways of your Lord create easy for you, from their bellies come a drink of varying colours, in which there is cure for mankind. Verily in that there is Sign for people who ponders'. 016:069
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.' (Bukhari)
The above hadith or Tradition and the benefit of honey can be read from islamicsites.com/honey.asp by Dr. Monzur Ahmed.
Honey used to be a must buy item whenever I have a chance to go and see my late father in KT. I normally buy about ten bottles of honey and whenever he still have some bottles honey to spare he asked me to bring a bottle back to KL for my own consumption. He normally add two tablespoons of honey to a small glass of 'cool boiled water', he stirs up the mixture and consumes it twice a day once in the morning and once in the evening. The other must buy item is 'minyak afiat' , an ointment that he used to massage himself before and after sleep.
One fine day, my brother-in- law came to our house in search of pure honey. I was in Sudan then and we have a few bottles of honey that I brought back from Sudan. He took the honey I bought from Trengganu and also those from Sudan. BIL told us later that one of his nieces got a weird sickness.. The boy's stomach got swollen in the evening ( but not any other time though) after he played in one awkward corner of a play-ground in Klang. After many unsuccessful medical treatments, my BIL was recommended to see a Tabligh guy who originates from Middle East in Masjid India here in KL. The guy asked for pure honey as the only ingredient for him to try to cure the boy's sickness.
BIL has bought many bottles of honey from Klang and KL markets but the tabligh guy told him that those honey were not pure enough for him to use. When he brought the many bottles of honey from my house.. The guy said the honey I normally bought in KT for my late father was good enough. We were glad to note that the boy weird sickness has been cured and the honey I bought in KT received some sort of authentification ;)
Now that my father is no longer around I still buy ten bottles of honey from KT once in a blue moon for my own consumption. Sometime I sold some bottles of the honey to my friends who knew about its quality and of late one of my friend paid better price than what I asked him to pay ... saying that it not fair for him to buy the honey at such a low price..;).
I used to sell kain batik and sutera some fifteen years ago to top up the payment of my car installment. I was at time scolded by my siblings for being so 'tamak' or greedy but honestly it was not so much for money now.. It is just a small past time.. I told them I can not even expect to pay a small portion of fuel cost of travelling to KT from KL from the sale of few bottles of honey ;)..
I believe this is my last entry for 2011 and I sincerely want to ask for forgiveness from my dear blog readers and those blogs owners that I commented for any unpleasantness felt from any of my actions..
Wishing you a Happy New Year with or without a bang from Ayoh Wang and family.
May the new year bring the blessing of Our Creator, His Forgiveness and His Pleasure.