Quran - A cure for all illnesses
The last miracle, the book that was brought down on the Prophet (PBUH), the Quran, is not just a guidance for humanity in their lives, it is also a complete cure for everything. A cure for illnesses, a cure for diseases, and indeed a cure for bad hearts and souls. It is THE book that when you read, listen or learn will not only make all your problems disappear but will also heal you, fix all your ailments and make your life a better life.
But how indeed does the Quran help us heal? When we talk about healing, it could be of 2 kinds; healing of all your physical ailments and healing of your soul. The beauty of the Quran is that it does BOTH! Allah has said in the Quran:
“And We reveal of the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy for believers though it increases the evildoers in naught save ruin.” (Al-Israa' 17:82)
The above verse talks about the healing of the soul. Allah understands that this perfect world is bound to make us go astray and in order to save our souls from the destruction, it is He who has brought down this amazing book, the Quran that has the power to heal, the Quran that gives the sinner the opportunity to beg for Allah’s mercy, heal themselves, save themselves from ruin and gain paradise.
Allah says in the Quran that reading it and believing in it will also cure all your physical illnesses. The Quran has the power for the treatment of everything that ails you, be it as small as fever or as large as cancer. Allah says:
"And When I am ill, it is Allah Who cures me"
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) recommended to all his followers that when they are ill they should recite the Quran, blow it into their hands and then rub their hands all over their body. This would get rid of their affliction of all physical diseases. The best surahs to read when a person was suffering from illness was Surah Ikhlas and Surah Falak. Hazrat Ayesha also narrated once that when a close family member of the Prophet would fall ill, he would recite the Quran and blow it over them. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) has a tradition that said "There is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its treatment."(Al-Bukhari). And what better cure is there than to read the Quran and embrace the healing hand of the Almighty upon yourself. At numerous places in the Quran Allah has mentioned “honey” as a cure for so many illnesses. If only we but knew!
Hence the power of the Quran reigns supreme in healing and curing, be it physical illnesses or the illness of the soul. Allah says in the Quran,
"And declare (O Muhammad) Quran is guidance and healing for believers"
The question is do we, as Muslims, embrace the Quran and read it in an attempt to heal? Do we embrace the guidance that it gives to clear our soul and to clean our blood of germs? We are believers and the descendants of the Prophet (PBUH). But do we open our eyes and see the benefits of the the most gracious book of Allah, the Quran?'
Allah has said in the Quran about the Quran:
"It is for those who believe, a guide and a healing. And as for those who disbelieve, there is heaviness (deafness) in their ears, and it (the Qur'ân) is blindness for them. They are those who are called from a place far away (so they neither listen nor understand).
Let’s make ourselves believers and not be blind and deaf to the miracle of the Quran. Let us read, listen and understand the Quran and truly and for once, heal ourselves. Ameen.