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Q: I wanted to ask which honey is sunnah to eat? Buckwheat honey, manuka honey, acacia honey? These are all honey obtained from a special tree the manuka tree acacia tree. Which one is sunnah or is the normal honey that’s obtained from all diffrent trees the sunnah?


A: The Hadith explains that Honey is Shifa’. However it will be best for you to consult a hakeem to find out which honey will be most suitable for your condition.

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

عن عائشة قالت كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يحب الحلواء والعسل (سنن أبي داود # 3717)

عن عبد الله قال العسل شفاء من كل داء والقرآن شفاء لما في الصدور (مصنف لابن أبي شيبة #30643)

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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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