Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah, having experienced a brief spiritual drought, it was nice that I could have 'breakfast' with Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, albeit virtually. But "in the realm of spirit, there is no distance" really - that's quoting Shaykh Ibrahim al-Battawi (1924-2009).
Shaykh Hisham was giving a sohba from Washington DC, 8.00 p.m. local time, 8.00 a.m. Malaysia - broadcasted live on Sufilive. He spoke about people having all sorts of psychological issues and that it might be good to make a habit of eating 7 dates and drinking a cup of milk at about 11 a.m. each day. Reason being, recent experiments have shown that such a diet, 7 dates, not 6, not 8 and 1 cup, not an extra large cup, as practised by Prophet Muhammad s.a.w would emit a kind of purple light that goes right up to the head and under the skin. Scientists realize that purple is an effective color for those having mental sickness as it makes them normal again.
These days, according to Shaykh Hisham, most people do not have normal brains, people tend to have some sort of psychological problem. Some may get (psychologically) disturbed in a minor way while others may be completely sick. So everyone has a problem and we all have to fix our minds.
Likewise, he said, if you have an allergy which often manifests itself in the skin, the blueish light from the dates and milk combination would be able to absorb allergies there.
That's sunnah of the Prophet s.a.w some 1400 years ago, giving solution to current illness.
Allahuma salli wasallim wabarik ala Sayyidina Muhammad.
Click here to watch Shaykh Hisham's sohba dated 18 Nov 2009 @ Sufilive.