Saturday, December 31, 2011

Honey


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.


32 comments:

Oldstock said...

Salam Ayoh Wang,

Semanis madu, sepahit hempedu... when spoken in Malay, this honey story can carry an entirely different slant, hehe...

Nice to have met your acquaintence here in blogosphere this year. May the next 366 days be happy ones for you and your family.

Ezza said...

Salam tahun baru pada Tuan sekeluarga..

Saya selalu di datangi oleh penjual madu bila keluar kota atau ke pasar..Tapi saya tak beli sebab takut tertipu. Bagaimana nak tau rupa sebenar madu asli ni..saya ni kekadang confius gak...

MULAN said...

happy new year ayoh wang...

happy, healthy & dirahmati always..!!

madu yang asli, orang asli yg jual ok kot..

Kama At-Tarawis said...

yohwang, madu yg paling sedap pernah saya rasa ialah madu yemen, yang kami beli semasa buat haji tahun 2008. we bought it from one of our students yg mengaji di mesir (musim haji kebanyakan students ni turun ke makkah untuk berniaga & bertugas jadi tour guides dsb). i hv tried many different types of honey since, tapi masih tidak dapat menandingi madu yemen.

kami juga ucapkan selamat tahun baru kepada yogwang sekeluarga.. semoga Allah berkati sentiasa..

Al-Manar said...

Botol madu tu nampak macam oil samples.

Insya Allah kita jumpa lagi dalam tahun baru

Wan Sharif said...

Salam tahun baru to you too Oldstock,
Come to think of it, honey in Malay can mean a noun not particularly loved by ladies;).
I know that 2012 is a leap year. i.e. it have 365 days and your commented a day before the new year. Argh..my mathematical mind trying to reason out your 366 days ..
I am honoured to know that you think meeting me in blogosphere is nice... Hopefully our path will cross soon and we will be acquaintance(if not friend) in real life too..:)

Wan Sharif said...

Ezza dearest,
Honestly I have been buying many madu yang tak asli. As the madu I have now has been authenticated .. To test for authentic honey.. 1. No ant will not go into the bottle of honey .. 2. The honey will not be frozen in refrigerator.. So they said..
As one of the most important item in Muslim medication it is imperative that we should have one available.. Did you know that six biggest hospitals in Israel and one German doctor in Germany use honey and habbatusSauda as main important medicine for their patients..
They are five things that are recommended.. Or said to be recommended by our Propher SAW.. Honey, habbatussauda.. Badam, kismis.. Air zamzam...
ramai orang bukan Islam yakin dengan perkara ini .... Tapi kita muslim ada yang langsung tak yakin muahahaha..
Kalau hendak saya boleh jual pada Ezza Dua botol RM 50... Kita jumpa di klang No talipon Ezza dah hilang .. Hp saya telah tenggelam dek washing machine .. Call me at 0199819405. Kalau mahu.. Tapi ada 5 botol aja masa nie.. Ha ha ha

Wan Sharif said...

Salam new year to Mulan and may the new year bring you Allah's pleasure and rahmat sokmo sokmo sokmo ;)
Mungkin benar kalau orang asli belum pandai menipu lagi...

Wan Sharif said...

Salam tahun baru to Hajjah Kama sekeluarga..
Kawan saya paid about RM1000 for a kilo of Yemen's honey at a market there a few years ago .. Then he bought a bottle of honey from me.. He paid me higher than my selling price for he is the one who asked me to get the honey ..
He specifically mentioned that the only honey that he find effective ( I did not ask for what) is that yemen honey and the one he bought from me.. He took two bottles the other day and also wanted to sponsor the other two friends who refuse to have anything to do with honey..ha ha ha..
Rasa madu yemen and especially that USD1000 a kilo Hadralmaut honey is of course many many class higher than my RM 25 a bottle honey.. Bien sur ha ha ha.. Ada berani?

Wan Sharif said...

salaam to Abang Hassan sekeluarga..
Pandailah botol madu pun dikatakan sample minyak.. Agaknya kelabu mata pasal baca blog waktu dinihari ha ha ha .
InsyaAllah saya akan keKkalang Maras secepat mungkin untuk belajar buat jam marmalade..

The Tea Drinker said...

i never know if the honey i got is pure or no. have a couple of bottles at home and been taking it like some medicine every morning.

but i do like honey from different places. sometimes they have a hint of some fruit here n there. i find that awesome.

Wan Sharif said...

Dear The Tea Drinker,
Already answered the two tests for honey in my response to Ezza's comments above.
Come to think of it.. Hint of some fruits in honey is already answered by the Quranic verses in the early part of this entry..
Stay easy sahabat.. May The new year find you in good health and bring you Allah's pleasure .

mamasita said...

Salam Wan
Happy New Year 2012 to you and family.
May we all be blessed with good health and lots of happiness always.
Semoga Allah SWT sentiasa ampunkan dosa2 kita yang tak putus2..Ameen.

May the honey which I plan to diligently take from now on because of your posting be original and pure.
Janganlah kena yang tak ori punya..hehe

Thanks for your beautiful friendship Wan!
I hope to continue buzzing at your blog and make you chase me with a bee swatter..:))

Ayu Safieza @ Humaira' said...

http://kitchencolours.blogspot.com/2011/11/jangan-bersedih-sesungguhnya-allah.html

Assalamualaykumwbh Ayoh wang....Mg Allah swt mudahkan urusan Ayoh Wang sekeluarga...A wonderful year ahead...Amen, Insya'Allah. I find the video works for me and I parked it somewhere in my previous entry. Play it numbers of times...try it ya!

Wan Sharif said...

Amiin to all you kind doa's. Doakan supaya mamasita and her loved one will be on top - healtwise and spiritualwise.Honestly I did not do anything much other than write nice comment or do not write anything not so nice.. Afterall we are supposed to keep our counsel if we have nothing good to say;)

Wan Sharif said...

Waalaikumussalam warahmatuLlahiwabarakatuh wamaghfiratuh...
Thank you for those kind doa's.. May Allah accept the doa and reward you and yours better than what you have doa for me..
Have tried and read your nice entry and will come back for more insyaAllah.. Going back to Dungun this CNY and would be glad to have a chance to meet fellow bloggers there.. You would find my HP no in my comment to Ezza above .. Boleh berhubung kalau sudi..

Ummie said...

The boy's sickness reminds me of Tina*.
She is supposed to have her honey supplement every day to rid of negativity in her stomach. (Currently, she's consuming the one from Yemen).
But honey, being tibbin nabawi (other t.n. too), is what she finds it hard to swallow - To her, it smells urine, and has a peculiar aftertaste.

Noir said...

Salam Wan Sharif

I would consume honey only when coaxed, although I know the khasiat. the whole family loves honey but I somehow do not quite fancy the taste.

I guess too late for new year wishes :) May 2012 brings us more blessings and peace.

Wan Sharif said...

Salam Ummie,
Heard from my Chinese colleague ..his late grandma used to gave him honey for stomach problem and other minor ailments. There are some other honey that might suit her taste but honestly I bought a few bottles from South Sudan and like my friends who did the same.. The honey we thought very highly of have turned to some unconsumable stuff after a few years of storage.. Looks like that those honey are not pure honey..

Wan Sharif said...

Wa'alaikumussalam Noir,
Ummm interesting case you have there.. You do not quite like something that you know is good for you;) Maybe there are some exported and a lil bit expensive honey in fancy supermarts that may be suitable to your fancy?..
Thank you for you kind wish.. To me it is never late to kindly doa for friends:))) .
So may You and yours be blessed with Allah's Pleasure, His Forgiveness and his Rahmah/Barokah sokmo sokmo.

Sir Pök Déng said...

Orang kata kalau nak tahu madu tu asli atau tidak, ada satu cara.

Bila kita bawak balik madu, bini marah.

True story.

Wan Sharif said...

He he he Pok Deng.. Pok Deng,
Guane pulok yang Sir Pok Deng tahu berdooh pasal ini .. Ayohwang ingat ingat la Pok Deng dok bbining lagi.. You must be listening to many wise old guns;)

Cheqna said...

Salam Ayoh Wang,

I try to take honey as regularly as possible esp. when I'm not well..and nowdays I got the supply from a trusted friend for the pure one...where do you get it in KT?

Alhamdulillah that your BIL's niece has gotten better.

btw, if I go back during CNY do come over to Losong area :-)

Wan Sharif said...

In KT I go to pasar Kedai Payang... To get the honey from longtime acquaintance..;) now I also tried from supermart testing the honey by putting it in the freezer.
I am yet to decide whether I will definitely be in KT this CNY as we have a wedding reception on 22nd Jan in Kuantan and another one in Marang on 28th.. Have to save energy and time.. as age is catching up and children would like to have their say as well ;).. But how do I get to contact you .. No matter since you have my number ...Non?

Dmarie said...

I'm a big fan of honey...but it has gotten quite expensive. raw honey, that is, but I expect you are right that it is worth the expense. I wish you a Happy New Year as well. May this one be your best yet!

Wan Sharif said...

Dmarie,
There are people who said that there few hospitals and many medical practitioners used honey as the main ingredient or medication...
Thank you for your kind wish, may Our Creator gave you what you wish for me :)

Cheqna said...

Ayoh Wang,

As of today, no CNY trip back to KT for me either, so insyaAllah next time.

Salam, Have a good week ahead.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Wan Sharif, very interesting posting. My wife and I have been taking instead of honey, Bee Pollen, the past 35 years. Without fail.
It helps slows down aging, wrinkles, hati muda....ha ha ha.
So far so good. No health problems.....
And yes, pure honey is very good.....gives instant energy too.
Best regards.
Lee.
ps, hey, you nasib baik your comment box no hiccups like mine and many others.

Wan Sharif said...

I am answering your comments at my sis place in Kubang Baruh.. Still searching for tukang urut sendi for my dislocated shoulder..
As we have met before at my place before .. I felt obliged to pay you a return visit.. As we are not " written" to meet yet I will be waiting for a time we can meet again... at the cats or at ninot!?.. . How about that ?;)

Wan Sharif said...

Brother Lee..
I guess the bee pollen may be much better that the honey itself;). Hati muda have something to do with the mind.. Self confidence and relevant experience as well... Those qualities...From you writing .. you have plenty;))
I guess I do not have much problem with comment box.. I do not put any restriction on it.. I know I might have to face nasty or unwelcomed comments ..but then again. No pain no gain..

petronuts said...

honey reminds me that they used to say "no money,no honey" when we are waiting for the sweet bird of freedom, the chopper, to fly us into town from the oil rig or literally "tak dok pitih, tok leh ja'aak".

salam.

Wan Sharif said...

Wah... the honey reminded you of the old days when they used ball bearings to add imaginany pleasure... Alhamdulillah.. we have been guided not to get involved in many rowdy and unworthy activities ;)