SAKANJABEEN (Honey & Vinegar) – Tibb-e-Nabawi

SAKANJABEEN (Honey & Vinegar)

وفى “سنن ابن ماجه” مرفوعاً من حديث أبى هريرة: “مَنْ لَعِقَ العَسَل ثَلاثَ غدَوَاتٍ كُلَّ شَهْرٍ، لَمْ يُصِبْه عَظِيمٌ مِنَ البَلاءِ” (حديث ضعيف) وفى “سنن ابن ماجه” عن أُمِّ سعد رضى الله عنها عن النبىِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم: “نِعْمَ الإدَامُ الخَلُّ، اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ فى الخَلِّ، فإنه كان إدامَ الأنبياء قبلى، ولَمْ يَفْتَقِر بيتٌ فيه الخَلُّ” (موضوع لكن الجملة الأولى منه ثابتة)

SAKANJABEEN (Honey & Vinegar)

Narrated by Abu Hurairah Radi Allaho Anh : “Whoever sips honey (at an empty stomach) three times in a month, will never be attacked by fatal diseases”. (Weak Hadith)(Ibn-e-Majah)

Narrated by Umm Sa’ad Radi Allaho Anha that Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam said : “Vinegar is the best condiment, O Allah, Descend your blessings in Vinegar, because it was the food of Prophets before me & a house having vinegar (where it is consumed) will never face FAQR (poverty)”. (False Hadith except the first sentence) (Ibn-e-Majah)

Poverty indicated above can be the poverty in actual, PLUS the poverty caused by diseases.

Sakanjabeen is a popular drink in Indo-Pak subcontinent, pronounced with a distorted name of Sakanjwee; it is made by squeezing lemons in water (with sugar). It is mostly taken in Ramadan while breaking the Fast; furthermore, people drink it in summer for quenching the thirst.

But the actual Sakanjabeen from the times of Ibn-e-Seena & Ibn Al Qayyam was quite different, & we can’t understand how it changed with the ingredients mentioned above.

Sakanjabeen is a Persian word, the combination of Sirka (Vinegar) & Angabeen, Angabeen is honey in Persian.

Being so simple, Sakanjabeen is the drink made with honey, vinegar & water, ohhhhhh what a beauty. It has miraculous benefits. It is called Oxymel in English………..

While eating ripe dates (Rutab), Ibn Al Qayaam said : “Ripe dates are the best types of fruit for the people of Madinah al Munawwarah specifically and for all others in general where ripe dates grow. It is a very beneficial fruit for the body. But ripe dates spoil quickly in the stomach (of those who are not used to eating them) and thus produce putrid blood. Eating excessive amounts of ripe dates causes headaches, produces the black bile and harms the teeth. Oxymel (Sakanjabeen ~ a drink made with honey, vinegar and water) helps neutralize the irritants that accompany eating ripe dates”.

Ibn Al Qayyam also wrote that honey does not have any side effects, except for those suffering from bile, who should take it with vinegar to neutralize its harm, it explains that Diabetic patients can have honey combined with vinegar, the rich experience of Ibn Al Qayyam takes you in a new world……………

Bile disorder is the first cause of Diabetes, when liver is unable to process excessive carbohydrates; causing the insulin to jump extra-ordinarily (which results in a damaged Pancreas).

We prepare our Sakanjabeen with ZamZam, Honey and the Ruby Red Pomegranate Vinegar (it is born after thousands of years), ohhhhh you can’t live without these divine cures of Tibb-e-Nabawi…….. Add one tablespoon of Honey & 3 tablespoons of vinegar to a glass of water, mix well & it is ready.


In a glass of water, add a teablespoon of honey & 3 tablespoons of Vinegar