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Faten Abdel-Rahman Khorshid (who is not a medical doctor) has done over 7 years of research in Saudi Arabia on the use of PM701 (camel urine mixed with camel milk) to treat cancer.  
Her research has earned her the gold medal for innovation in the Kingdom [of Saudi Arabia] in 2008, and the medicine was also chosen as one of the six best innovations at the International Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2009, held in [Muslim] Malaysia.

A hadith narrated by al-Bukhari (2855) and Muslim (1671) stated that the prophet Mohammed cured men of diseases by having them drink a mixture of camel urine and camel milk.

Sheikh Rashid is a Muslim cleric in Ghana who claims he has found in Quran verses 75:13-17 how to cure patients at his health restoration center of HIV/AIDS and Ebola within 24 hours or less.
Quran verses 75:13-15 say that on Judgement Day you will testify against yourself about your bad deeds.
Quran verses 75:16-17 say that you should not move your tongue [say the words out loud] while memorizing the Quran.
One possible explanation is that Rashid’s “treatment” consists of misdiagnosing patients who merely have the flu, telling the patients to confess their bad deeds to him, and then “curing” the patients by silently reciting Quran verses.

The herbal medicine of Pakistan is based on the medical theories of the unani system, based on balance. It has some similarities to the 4 humors (black bile, yellow bile, phlegm and blood) of Hippocrates, and some similarities to Chinese yin yang.
Famous herbalists of Pakistan, some of whom studied organic chemistry in Europe to learn how to isolate individual chemicals from plant extracts, included Salimuzzaman Siddiqui (1897 – 1994), Hakim Muhammad Said (1920 – 1998) and Atta ur Rahman (1942 – ). Muslim countries permit patents on chemicals isolated from plant extracts, but the United States permits patents only on the chemical processes for isolating them or synthesizing them.

The cleric/herbalist Yemeni sheikh Abdul-Majeed A. Zindani claimed he discovered an herb that cured AIDS and heart disease.  

See the embryology post in the biology in the Quran category for the incident of Zindani providing dubious translations to embryology professor Keith L Moore.

The Well of Zamzam is located near the Kaaba.
Hadiths claim health benefits from this water, and modern Muslims support that claim by saying its alkalinity neutralizes stomach acid.
The Mayo Clinic says that for most people ordinary water is best, but that alkaline water might slow bone loss of osteoporosis.
The website reports that tap water from faucets connected by pipe to the Zamzam Well contain levels of arsenic, nitrates and bacteria several times the safe limit.
Saudis provided a sample taken directly from the well to a French laboratory, which determined that the water was safe.
Much of the Zamzam water sold in Muslim stores in Europe is a fraud and does not come from the Zamzam well.


Muslim websites claim that in a hadith the prophet Mohammed mentioned the health benefits of eating almonds long before modern scientists discovered these health benefits. The claim is misleading. The prophet Mohammed mentioned eating almonds as being useful for treating the symptoms of hemorrhoids and gout, but made no other health claims about almonds. Regardless of whether or not the hadith claim is true, these are not the health benefits of almonds that modern nutritionists and medical doctors write about.

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