The flower of Maryam

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Q: I like to enquire about the flower of Maryam. Firstly is there such a flower? Secondly, many Muslim sisters seem to put this in water at the time of giving birth? Is this allowed? And lastly women drink this water after the flower has been submerged. I like to enquire is this part of Islam?


A: If it has some medicinal benefits, it will be permissible to use it, however one should not regard it as a Sunnah.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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