Praise be to Allaah.
referred to by the questioner is a saheeh hadeeth, in which it says that
some people came to Madeenah and fell sick. The Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) told them to drink the milk and urine of
camels, and they recovered and grew fat. In the story it also says that they
apostatized and killed the camel-herder, then the Muslims caught them and
executed them. Narrated by al-Bukhaari (2855) and Muslim (1671).
to the health benefits of drinking the milk and urine of camels, they are
many, and they are well known to the earlier generations of medical science
and they have been proven by modern scientific research.
of al-Qanoon (the Canon) – i.e. the doctor Ibn Seena
(Avicenna) – said:
beneficial of urine is the urine of Bedouin camels which are called
najeeb. End quote.
al-Ma’aad (4/47, 48).
Emirati newspaper al-Ittihaad (issue no. 11172, Sunday 6 Muharram
1427 AH/5 February 2006) it says:
One of the
most important things for which camels are raised is their milk, which is
efficacious in treating many illnesses, including hepatitis, and the
digestive system in general, various types of cancer and other diseases.
article by Dr Ahlaam al-‘Awadi, which was published in al-Da’wah
magazine, issue no. 1938, 25 Safar 1425 AH/15 April 2004 CE, about the
diseases which can be treated with camel’s milk, as proven by experience, it
says that there are many benefits in camel’s milk. There follows some of
what was said in the article by Dr. Ahlaam:
urine is efficacious in the treatment of skin diseases such as ringworm,
tinea and abscesses, sores that may appear on the body and hair, and dry and
wet ulcers. Camel’s urine brings the secondary benefits of making the hair
lustrous and thick, and removing dandruff from the scalp. Camel’s milk is
also beneficial in treating hepatitis, even if it has reached an advanced
stage where medicine is unable to treat it. End quote.
al-Jazeerah al-Sa’oodiyyah newspaper (issue no. 10132, Rabee’ al-Awwal
1421 AH) there is a quotation from the book Al-Ibl Asraar wa i’jaaz
(The camel: secrets and wonders) by Darmaan ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azeez Aal Darmaan
and Sanad ibn Mutlaq al-Subay’i:
camel’s urine, the book suggests that it has numerous uses which are
beneficial for man. This is indicated by the Prophetic texts and confirmed
by modern science … Scientific experiments have proven that camel’s urine
has a lethal effect on the germs that cause many diseases.
uses of camel’s urine, many women use it to wash their hair, to make it
longer, and to make it lighter and more lustrous. Camel’s urine is also
efficacious in the treatment of swelling of the liver and other diseases
such as abscesses, sores that appear on the body and toothache, and for
washing eyes. End quote.
‘Abd al-Fattaah Mahmoud Idrees says: With regard to the benefits of camel’s
urine in treating disease, Ibn Seena said in his Qanoon: The most
beneficial of urine is the urine of the Bedouin camels known as najeeb.
Camel’s urine is beneficial in treating al-hazaaz, and it was said
that al-hazzaz is a pain in the heart caused by anger and so on.
Camel’s urine, especially the urine of a young she-camel – is used as a
cleansing substance to wash wounds and sores, to make the hair grow, to
strengthen and thicken it and to prevent it falling out, and it is used to
treat diseases of the scalp and dandruff. In a Master’s thesis by an
engineer in applied chemistry, Muhammad Awhaaj Muhammad, that was submitted
to the faculty of applied chemistry in the al-Jazeerah university in
Sudan, and approved by the Dean of science and postgraduate studies in the
university in November 1998 CE, entitled A Study of the Chemical
Composition and Some Medical Uses of the Urine of Arabian Camels,
Muhammad Awhaaj says:
tests indicate that camel’s urine contains high levels of potassium,
albuminous proteins, and small amounts of uric acid, sodium and creatine.
study, he explained that what prompted him to study the medicinal properties
of camel’s urine was what he had seen of some tribesmen drinking this urine
whenever they suffered digestion problems. He sought the help of some
doctors in studying camel’s urine. They brought a number of patients and
prescribed this urine for them, for a period of two months. Their bodies
recovered from what they had been suffering from, which proves the efficacy
of camel’s urine in treating some diseases of the digestive system.
proves that this urine is useful in preventing hair loss. He says:
urine acts as a slow-acting diuretic, but it does not deplete potassium and
other salts as other diuretics do, because camel’s urine contains a high
level of potassium and proteins. It has also been proven to be effective
against some types of bacteria and viruses. It brought about an improvement
in the condition of twenty-five patients who used camel’s urine for dropsy,
without disrupting their potassium levels. Two of them were cured of liver
pain, and their liver function was restored to normal levels, as well as the
tissue of the liver being improved. One of the medicines used to treat blood
clots is a compound called Fibrinoltics which works by changing a substance
in the body from its inactive form, Plasminogen, to its active form,
Plasmin, in order to dissolve the substance that causes clotting, Fibrin.
One of the components of this compound is called Urokinase, which is
produced by the kidneys or from the urine, as indicated by the name “uro”.
The dean of
the Faculty of Medical Science in the Sudanese al-Jazeerah university,
Professor Ahmad ‘Abd-Allaah Ahmadaani, has discovered a practical way of
using camel’s urine to treat dropsy and swelling in the liver. Its success
has been proven in treating those who are affected by these diseases. He
said in a seminar organized by the al-Jazeerah University:
experiment began by giving each patient a daily dose of camel’s urine mixed
with camel’s milk to make it palatable. Fifteen days after the beginning of
the experiment, the patients’ stomachs grew smaller and went back to their
He said that
he examined the patients’ livers with ultrasound before the study began, and
he found out that the livers of fifteen out of the twenty-five were in a
cirrhotic state, and some of them had developed cirrhosis of the liver as
the result of bilharzia. All of the patients responded to treatment with
camel’s urine, and some of them continued, by their own choice, to drink a
dose of camel’s urine every day for a further two months. At the end of that
time, they were all found to have been cured of cirrhosis of the liver. He
said: Camel’s urine contains a large amount of potassium, as well as albumen
and magnesium, because the camel only drinks four times during the summer
and once during the winter, which makes it retain water in its body so as to
preserve the sodium, and the sodium causes it not to urinate a great deal,
because it keeps the water in its body.
that dropsy results from a deficiency of albumen or potassium, and the urine
of camels in rich in both of these.
that the best type of camels for using the urine as a remedy are young
al-‘Awadi, a specialist in microbiology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
supervised some scientific papers that dealt with her discoveries in the
usage of camel’s urine for medical treatment, such as the papers by ‘Awaatif
al-Jadeedi and Manaal al-Qattaan. During her supervision of the paper by
Manaal al-Qattaan, she succeeded in confirming the effectiveness of using a
preparation made from camel’s urine which was the first antibiotic produced
in this manner anywhere in the world. Concerning the features of this new
product, Dr. Ahlaam said:
It is not
costly, and it is easy to manufacture. It can be used to treat skin diseases
such as eczema, allergies, sores, burns, acne, nail infections, cancer,
hepatitis and dropsy with no harmful side effects.
urine contains a number of healing factors such as antibiotics (bacteria
that are present in it, salts and urea). The camel possesses an immune
system that is highly equipped to combat funguses, bacteria and viruses,
because it contains antibodies. It may also be used to treat blood clots and
fibrinolytics may be derived from it, and it may be used to treat dropsy
(which is caused by a deficiency in albumen and potassium, as camel’s urine
is rich in both). Camel’s urine may also provide a remedy for abdominal
complaints, especially those of the stomach and intestines, as well as
asthma and shortness of breath. It caused a noticeable reduction in
patients’ sugar levels. It is a remedy for low libido, and it aids in bone
growth in children and in strengthening the heart muscles. It may be used as
a cleansing agent for cleaning wounds and sores, especially the urine of
young she-camels. It also helps the hair to grow and become strong and
thick, and it helps to prevent hair loss and baldness, and can be used to
treat dandruff. Camel’s urine may also be used to combat disease by using
bacteria extracted from it. It was used to treat a girl who was suffering
from an infection behind the ear, that was accompanied by pus weeping from
it and painful cracks and sores. It was also used to treat a girl who was
unable to extend the fingers of her hands because of the presence of so many
cracks and sores, and whose face was almost black with pimples. Dr. Ahlaam
urine may also be used to treat the digestive system and to treat some cases
of cancer. She stated that the research that she had undertaken on camel’s
urine proved that it was effective in destroying micro-organisms such as
fungus, yeast and bacteria.
al-‘Ulyaani, who is also from Saudi Arabia, carried out tests on rabbits
infected with bacteria in the colon. She treated each group of rabbits with
a different kind of medicine, including camel’s urine. There was a
noticeable regression in the rabbits that were treated with other medicines,
except for camel’s urine, which brought about a clear improvement.
al-Jundi al-Muslim, issue no. 118, 20 Dhu’l-Qa’dah
1425 AH; 1 January 2005 CE.
upon us to ponder the creation of the camel, as He says (interpretation of
not look at the camels, how they are created?”
pondering is not limited to the outward form of the camel, or even to the
inner workings of its body, rather it also includes that which we have
discussed here, which is the benefits of the urine and milk of the camel.
Modern scientific research is still discovering for us many of the wonders
of this creature.