Protection from Leprosy

Ibrahim narrated from al-Husayn b. ‘Ali b. Faddal and al-Husayn b. ‘Ali b. Yaqtin from Sa’dan b. Muslim from Ishaq b. ‘Ammar from Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, who said: “Amplitude of the side and [the profusion of] hair in the nose (al-anf) are a protection from leprosy.”

From Salama b. ‘Umar al-Hamdani. who said: I entered Medina and went to Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, and said: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, I brought the people of my house for the Hajj, and I have come to you to seek refuge for them from an illness which has afflicted me - it is the ‘evil disease’.” He [Abu ‘Abd Allah] said: “Stand by the side of [the tomb of] the Messenger of Allah, blessings be on him, and in his sanctuary and protection. Write the sura al-An'am (6) with honey and drink it. It will be removed from you.”

From him, peace be upon him, that he said: “The soil (al-turba) of al-Medina, the city of the Messenger of Allah, blessings of Allah on him and his family, removes leprosy.