‘Sugar gel’ helps premature babies
Over 1400 years ago, when a child was born, the messenger (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) made it his sunnah to take a small part of a date and place it in his mouth. He would then chew it until it was soft and then he would rub it onto the palate of the new born baby. This is called the tahneek.
Aaishah (may Allah be pleased with her) reports, “new-born children used to be brought to the Messenger of Allah and he would supplicate for blessings for them, and rub a chewed date upon their palate.” (Muslim)
Today, over 1400 years later – the BBC News has reported that “experts” have said – “A dose of sugar given as a gel rubbed into the inside of the cheek is a cheap and effective way to protect premature babies against brain damage”
This is why we as Muslims follow the sunnah of the messenger (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) without questioning it. Everything that the messenger (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) did is the best.
The things we do according to the sunnah (such as fasting Mondays and Thursdays) are only just being recognized as “scientific breakthroughs” – well here’s a newsflash for all the science geeks – we got there first.
Link to the article – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24224206