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Marine Costus (Qust-e-Shireen)


Scientific Name: Marine Costus

قسط شیریں

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The plant of Qust is also known as Costus. It is generally found in a marshy and wet places along the rivers at the eights up to 5000 ft.

These plants bears big serrated leaves but the roots are used for medical purpose. Sea/Marine Qust is a little paler in colour and also milder in taste and more suitable for administering to children.


Marine Costus/Qust In Hadees:


Hazrat Anas Bin Malik رضي الله عنه says that Nabiﷺ said Wet Cupping (الحجامة) and white costus (القسط البحرى) (Qust Al Bahri) are the best of your treatments.

[Musnad Ahmed: 12906]


Hazrat Zaid Bin Arqam رضي الله عنه says that

Rasoolullahﷺ advised, as a treatment for pleurisy (الجنب ذات) (Zaatul Janb), Memecylon (ورس) (Warss), Costus (قسط) (Qust), & olive oil (زيت) (Zait) & take at one side of mouth (يُلَدُّ).

[Ibn Ma-jah: 3596; Book. 31; In Eng vol. 4; Book. 31, Hadees. 3467]

Means the preparation should be taken at the side of the mouth to which side the problem in the body is, means if the problem is the right side of the body then take the preparation in the right side of the mouth.

Maimun Abu Abdullah said:

“I heard Zaid Bin Arqam رضي الله عنه says that Rasoolullahﷺ ordered us to use white costus (القسط البحرى) & olive oil (زيت) for pleurisy (ذات الجنب)

[Tirmizi: 2223; Book. 28; English vol: 4; Book. 2; Hadees. 2079]

Throat Infection:

Hazrat Anas رضي الله عنه says that Rasoolullahﷺ said

“To your children during their throat infection (العذرة) (Azrah), do not press their throat & do not give them pain (Azaab) you have costus (القسط) Qust (use it).

[Bukhari: 5696; Book. 76; English vol. 7; Book. 71; Hadees. 599]

Hazrat Jabir Bin Abdullah رضي الله عنه says that Rasoolullahﷺ said

“Oh! Ladies, it is a matter of sorrow for you, that you kill your children “If any children have throat infection (العذرة) (Azrah) (a type of throat infection) or headache (اووجع براسه), than take dark costus (means dark coloured) (قسطا هندى) put it in (some) water & (the paste) should be licked.

[Mustadrak Al Hakim: 7456]

Hazrat Jabir Bin Abdullah رضي الله عنه says that Rasoolullahﷺ said

“Do not burn the throat of your children, you have dark costus (قسطا هندى) & Memecylon (ورس) (Warss) make your children lick them.

[Mustadrak Al Hakim: 8239.] For Memecylon (Warss) refer lesson no. 32.

Narrated by Hazrat Jabir Bin Abdullah رضي الله عنه says that

“Once Nabiﷺ come to his home, & saw a child who was brought, which was having bleeding from mouth & nose. Nabiﷺ asked about it? Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها replied that the child is suffering from throat infection (العذرة) (Azrah), Nabiﷺ said, Alas! ladies, you use to kill your children like this, In future, any children gets infection in throat (العذرة) or headache (اوو جع فى راسه) rub dark costus (قسطا هندى) & make the child lick. Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها did as said, & the child became healthy.

[Musnad Abi-Yaa’la: 1912]

Narrated by Umme Qais Bint Minsaan رضي الله عنها that she took her son to Nabi ﷺ who was suffering from throat infection & she had press his throat part, Nabi ﷺ saw the child and said

“Why do you press your children & you should use Aloes wood (Al-Ud Al-Hindi), there are 7 cures in it, it should be inhaled for throat infection (Azrah) & taken by mouth for pleurisy (Zaatul-Janb).

[Ibn Ma-jah: 3590; Book. 31; Eng vol. 4; Book. 31, Hadees. 3462]


It was narrated from Hafsah from Umm Atiyyah رضي الله عنها from Nabiﷺ, that

Heﷺ granted a concession to the woman whose husband has died, allowing her to use costus (قسطا) and Azfar when purifying herself following her menses.

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