The Sultan of Sokoto and President President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has said black seed and honey are a good cure for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
This comes after governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, proposed the combination as a cure for the virus after he was diagnosed with it.
The Sultan stated this in a statement signed by his press team as he argued that Prophet Muhammed once predicted that:
“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.”
He continued: “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.
“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.”
The flu-like virus has claimed eight lives in Nigeria from about 300 infections.