Maryam Flower for Labour Pains
Some people suggest that soaking Maryam Flower (Maryam Booti, Maryam Phool) in water is beneficial at the time of child-birth. This involves soaking it in water and allowing the flower to open up fully and also drinking the soaked water. It is also believed that the leaves are also used to strengthen the womb and good for conception. Is there any reality to this Flower in the Sunnah?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
We have not come across this flower in the books of ḥadīth and some ḥadīths attributed to the Prophet ﷺ in this regard are unsubstantiated. As for the plant, if it has benefits from a medical perspective, it is permissible to use.
قال ابن القيم في المنار المنيف (ص ١٣٠): ومن ذلك أحاديث فضائل الأزهار كحديث فضل النرجس والورد والمرزنجوش والبنفسج والبان وكلها كذب، انتهى۔
Allah knows best
11 Shawwāl 1443 / 12 May 2022
Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir