Protector measures against diseases

The prophet Mohammed (PBUH) said “Cover the food vessels and cover water pot, because there is a night in the year when epidemic appears, if it comes across an uncovered food vessel or uncovered water pot it would over whenever it”. [Refer Muslim]. Today modern medicine proved the prophet of Islam (PBUH) was the first who founded the base of hygiene and the measures that protect man against diseases. It is well know that there are many diseases which spread at particular time or season in the year. some of these diseases appear after every many years. This science cannot interpret it even now. For example, measles, poliomyelitis appear in an excessive manner in the months of September and October. Whereas typhoid appears in Summer while cholera takes a duration circle of about seven years and the small-pox may appear every three years. All this exemplify the significance of the above saying of the prophet (PBUH). The prophet (PBUH) also says, “Because of Dust, because it may contain Nasma (Microbes)”. Today and after the discovery of microscope it was found that there are so many epidemics which spread from one person to another are to transferred, mainly by the dust. Microbe hangs with the dust and spreads epidemic from one place to another. This is one of the medical break through which Islam realized before more than 14 centuries. Quoted from “The scientific miracles in Islam & the Sunna” By Mohammed Kamal Abdel Samad. The Big Picture Book of Viruses