How To Get A Shifa (Healing) From Disease


When disease is confirmed so accept it as a will of ALLAH and Kaffara for sin, and ask Him to remove the affliction. “And if ALLAH touches thee with affliction, none can remove it but He: if He touches thee with happiness He has power over all things.” (Quran 6:17).

Many Muslims won’t seek early medical attention, contrary to the Prophet’s practice and teaching. In Christianity there is a sect believing in faith healing who have let their members die rather than go to the physician. Usamah Bin Shareek (may Allah be pleased with him) reports “I was with the Prophet PBUH and some Arabs came to him asking “O Messenger of Allah (PBUH), do we take medicine for any disease.” He said, “Yes, 0 You servants of Allah take medicine as Allah has not created a disease without creating a cure except for one. They asked which one, he replied old age’.

Increase your knowledge of health and disease, of medications and side effects. This knowledge is not the monopoly of doctors. You can have it and use it in preventing the illness, recognizing it early when symptoms appear, seeking early medical attention, then monitoring the course of the disease, implementing the treatment (i.e. knowledge of diet for diabetics) and recognizing side effects of the medicine.

The following are the true principals of SHIFA / Healing which cure both the heart (soul) & body :

• Healing by Belief (Yaqeen) that Allah Has Sent the disease & Allah is the HEALER, & if the healing is delayed, it is by Allah’s Wisdom & Hikmah

• Healing by Aa’maal-e-Saalehaat, Salaat, Sadaqah, Fast, Quran, Zikr, Duaas & Ruqya, Husn-e-Khulq, abstaining from sins, Istighfaar, etc.

• Healing by the foods of Prophet Muhammad PBUH • Healing by the herbs of Prophet Muhammad PBUH

• Healing by HIJAMAH; which is Sunnah & the best kind of treatment in this world

When all of the above tools are combined together, it is very difficult for any sickness / ailment to withstand the crushing power of Tibb-e-Nabawi. Prophetic medicine is not similar to that offered by doctors and physicians.

Prophetic medicine is indeed the effective treatment and cure provided by the revelation and the guidance of the Prophet PBUH; that is coupled with a sound and perfect mind. In comparison, the majority of remedies prescribed by others are built on hypothesis, observation and experimentation.

It is a fact that many people do not benefit from Prophetic medicine because it will help only those who acknowledge and have faith in it. Thus, they believe that it will help them and they then submit to it. If Qur’an, which is a cure for whatever the heart conceals, is not acknowledged and accepted with faith, it will not provide a cure for the heart. The results and comfort of spiritual therapies comes only from faith and trust in ALLAH. They come through charity, prayer, repentance and seeking ALLAH’s forgiveness. They are aided by doing good deeds, helping the helpless and relieving the afflicted.

The causes for these cures are varied and defy logical analysis. And the resultant cures cannot be explained by scientific experimentation and analysis. All this is in accordance of the law of ALLAH and nothing outside it. When a person’s heart becomes attuned to the Lord of the world, and trusting of the Creator of all ailments and their remedies, medicines which would otherwise be ineffective in an individual who is unbelieving and indifferent of heart become effective,. It has been experienced that when a man’s belief is strong, his body and soul are strengthened and they co- operate in repelling disease and overcoming it. This cannot be denied except by the most ignorant of people.

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