Benefits/harms of the mushroom

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Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said that mushroom is a good cure for the eyes; it also serves as a form of birth control and arrests paralysis.

Is this sound?



Mushrooms being a cure for the eyes have been recorded by Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) in his Sahih (Hadith 4487, 4639 and 5708).

However, the type of mushroom referred to in this Hadith should be verified by consulting specialist herbalists.

As for it being a form of birth control and that it arrests paralysis, this is not mentioned in the narration. To the contrary, Hafiz Ibnul-Qayyim (rahimahullah) has mentioned that it actually causes paralysis.

(Zadul-Ma’ad vol.4 pg.361)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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