Ramadhan Day 19: Healing With The Medicine of the Quran – Part 1

A friend of mine shared an info on a chat group about how to cure ‘Hemorrhoids’ (buasir). He suggested to us to get the herbs from Darussyifa, and avoid chemically engineered medications from the hospital.

Someone he knew has tried many times to get the best treatment from the hospital, but both the treatment and the chemical medications have failed miserably.

When this person received treatment using Islamic Medicine, he was cured right away.

Few days after receiving the message, I came back home at night with the television turned on. It was Friday night.

There was a program on TV where they invited a doctor, and a practitioner from the Islamic Medicine field, Darussyifa.

I didn’t really pay attention to the programme, until I heard a live call from the home audience.

The question was about the son of the caller. Her son was sick and when they went to the hospital, the doctor was unable to detect his sickness.

She then turned to the Islamic Medicine, where her son was immediately cured.

I was struck by the comment given by the hospital doctor. He said, the one who gives cure is Allah. 

Allah is the one who decides whether the sickness will be cure or not, how, where and when.

If Allah permits the patient to be cured in the hospital, then that patient will be cured after receiving treatment at the hospital.

But if Allah permits that the patient to be cured at Darussyifa, then that patient will get cured after meeting practitioner at Darussyifa, who uses verses from the Quran and/or supplications from the Hadith as the treatment, or after eating herbs bought from Darussyifa (or the practitioner will ask the patient to find the specific herbs).

What impressed me the most is the answer was first came out from the doctor, which was later agreed by Darussyifa practitioner as well.

The next day, on Saturday afternoon, my mom and I went to a wedding. We were invited by my mom’s friend, who is among the first women who learned Islamic Medicine from Darussyifa.

During that wedding, I saw the practitioner who was invited to the TV program the night before, talking to his friends (other practitioners from Darussyifa), whom I have seen couple of times before. Because I was a student of Darussyifa in the year 2014.

So I decided to share about the information that I have heard the night before, plus what I have learned at Darussyifa.

Back to the info shared by my friend on the chat group, I then decided to reply.

Some doctors were angry. They said, they have studied Medicine for years, but yet some people refuse to get the treatment at the hospital and consume the medications prescribed.

Here’s my comment. The treatment used in Islamic Medicine is using verses from the Quran and supplications from the Hadith, plus herbs.

The doctors have to understand, the herbs are created from the Creator (God) and the chemical medicines are created by the Creation (human being).

Sun (created by Creator: God) vs Lamp (created by Creation: Human Being)

Let’s take a look at a lamp.

The lamp is created by Creation (human being), and the sun is created by Creator (God).

The lamp was designed to imitate the function of the sun, created by Creator.

Can we compare the lamp to the sun?

In the morning, we turn all the lights off as the light from the sun is enough to light up the whole house.  

However, at night, how many lamps do we need to turn on to light up the whole house?

The same goes to the chemical medications vs herbs.

Herbs are directly obtained from earth. From the land. From the tilled soil.

It is not comparable to the chemical medications. It directly comes from the Creator.

Chemically medication is created by human being, whose knowledge was given by God.

Besides herbs, the main treatment in Islamic Medicine is using verses from the Quran, words by Allah. He, Himself and supplications from Hadith.

The supplications from the Hadiths were taught by Rasulullah s.a.w, in which has been used during his times to cure sickness.

It has been proven many times over that Islamic Medicine had been effective in the past.

It’d be a loss if we are not to continue these practices.

“Imam al-Ghazali explained the vastness of Allah’s knowledge compared to human being’s knowledge by comparing it with someone who had dipped his finger in the vast ocean, and the droplets of water at the tips of his finger are the amount of knowledge a human being has, while the vast ocean equates to the knowledge of Allah.”

Whatever it is, remember, it is Allah that decides how, where and when a patient will get cured. If Allah decided a patient will be cured by consuming medically engineered medications, then he will be cured. And vice versa.

And our dearest teacher, Ustadh Haron Din emphasized that Islamic Medicine treatment is complementary to the Modern Medical Healthcare. It is not an alternative.

Which means, we take both advices from the doctor at the hospital, and the practitioner at Islamic Medicine field who uses al-Quran and Hadith, plus the herbs as the source of healing.

“And We’ve sent down from within this Quran what is healing and loving mercy for believers…”