The Quran: A Healing for the Believers – Islamic Blog

There has been a new epidemic of illnesses, diseases, continuous misfortunes and life blockages arising with individuals around the globe.

For example, have you ever felt suddenly sick, in pain and aching, only to be told “we can’t see anything wrong with you” by your doctor? Even while complaining and wailing, “we can’t see anything wrong with you”. Insistence and strife then lead to further testing, which frustratingly only confirm the oddly discomforting prior “we can’t see anything wrong with you”. Have you experienced a similar situation?

Well then have no fear, the Quran is here…

Firstly, Islam came to meet the needs of the people in all aspects of their lives, as Abu Dharr (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) left us, and no bird flapped its wings in the sky except that he had taught us some knowledge about it (Narrated by Ahmad).

On a separate occasion, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) has told us that, Allaah has not sent down any disease but He has also sent down a cure for it. The evidence for this is contained in the Hadith of Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah has not sent down any disease but He has also sent down a cure for it.” (Bukhari)

You’re probably thinking that, the above hadith are from the Sunnah, but what about the Quran? Isn’t that the book (Quran) of healing? We need to understand that Muslims believe that what is narrated in the Sunnah from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), complements what is in the Qur’aan. These two sources are the principal sources of guidance for Muslims around the world.

But with regards to cures for various undetected diseases and illnesses, the Qur’aan is a healing for the believers. This includes healing the heart (mental or spiritual disease) and healing the body. The following are some of the verses which indicate that the Qur’aan is a source of healing:

1- Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And We send down of the Qur’aan that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe”

[al-Isra’ 17:82]

I once read an extract on this ayah whereby Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Allaah says “And We send down of the Qur’aan that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe”. The correct view is that the word min (translated here as “of”) serves to explain the nature of the Qur’aan as a whole, not to refer to parts of it and not other parts. 

2-Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“O mankind! There has come to you a good advice from your Lord (i.e. the Qur’aan, enjoining all that is good and forbidding all that is evil), and a healing for that which is in your hearts”

[Yoonus 10:57]

Secondly, the Qur’aan is a source of healing for all mental, spiritual and physical diseases, in this world and the Hereafter, whether detected by a doctor or undetected. But not everyone is guided to use it for the purpose of healing.

I’ve recently been discussing on my Instagram account how to do ‘self ‘Ruqyah’ (self healing) using the Quran and Sunnah alone, instead of paying and waiting around to book appointments with Raaqis (exorcist). If the sick person uses the Qur’aan for healing in the proper way, and applies it to his disease with sincerity, faith, complete acceptance and firm conviction, fulfilling all its conditions, then no disease can resist it, and you can do it all by yourself with the knowledge and experience of everything I’ve learnt.

It blows my mind to think… how can a disease resist the words of the Lord of the heavens and earth which, if He had revealed it to the mountains, they would have crumbled. If He had revealed it to the earth, it would have broken apart? There is no sickness, spiritual or physical, but in the Qur’aan there is that which indicates its remedy, its cause, and how to protect against it for those who are blessed with understanding of His Book.

Subhnallah, the Qur’aan contains the treatment for hearts and souls, and as such, it is a means of expelling all sicknesses from the body. In this regard, the Qur’aan is a source of healing and a remedy for many diseases.

The most mind-blowing part of it all is that this method of using the Quran to heal, is a tried and tested method. Not by me alone, but many others have tried this on many occasions and we have seen that it works wonders in ways that physical remedies do not. 

Finally, because of the outpouring of response from my followers on my social media platform, I feel there is a great need for me to put together a pack with all the verses, background information, and signs and symptoms to look out for. The pack will try to enlighten you on the ways to heal yourself, your home and family members using the Quran as a divine remedy, without the need to pay, background check, and wait around for Raaqis. All this you will be able to do from the comfort of your own home…

Hard work for me but ain’t that great for you?

InshaAllah as I put the pack together I’ll announce it once it’s ready…