The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has recommended black seed and honey for the treatment of COVID-19.
The monarch also advised the World Health Organization, WHO, to look into the benefits of black seed which he says Prophet Muhammad recommended as a cure for all sickness.
He said: “On the efficacy of the black seed, the Prophet (SAW) said, as reported by Abu Hurayrah: ‘Utilise the black seed for without doubt, it is a cure for all sicknesses except death.’
He was also reported to have said in Sahih Bukhari, ‘Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Qur’an is a remedy for all illnesses of the mind.
Therefore, I recommend to you both remedies, the Qur’an and honey.’
“So, we urge Muslims and Nigerians at large to take note of this and do the needful when the need arises.
“Honey, on its part, offers remarkable antiseptic, antioxidant and immune-boosting properties for the human body. Apart from fighting infection and helping in tissue healing, honey also reduces inflammation and it is useful for digestive problems also such as indigestion, stomach ulcers and gastroenteritis.”
The Sultan of Sokoto also urged Muslims to abide by the guidelines given by the government and health authorities.
“I call on Muslims to continue to abide by the directives of government and health authorities: wash your hands regularly, keep social distance and avoid crowded places,” he said.