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Unreliable Hadith on Milk

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Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘Milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow. It strengthens the back, improved the brain, renews vision and drives away forgetfulness.’

Is this authentic?


Firstly, the word that appears in this Hadith is luban (frankincense), which has been misunderstood as laban which translates as milk!

Nevertheless, this narration has been classified as very weak and should not be relied upon.

(Tanzihush-Shari’h vol.2 pg.262)

Having written the above, I would like to point out that several Sahabah (radiyallahuanhum) have prescribed luban (frankincense) to treat a weak memory.

(Zadul Ma’ad, vol.4 pg.355)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. 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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