Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I am having health problems from some months and recently doc did sonography for me and there was a simple cyst found near my ovary. Anyways doctor is given me medicines for this and we are doing treatment. My sister she talked to some apa and apa has suggest me to say ayat-e-kareema 7 times and make wheat balls and then put them in sea and fishes will eat them and it seems it wil remove the health problems. i dont believe in such stuff but still i wanted to ask whether is this right? should we do it? i dont know whether this is islamic way or no... but my parents and sis want me to do it. Please reply soon.
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Cure in the unseen
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah says in the Holy Quran in Chapter 67 Surah Al Mulk verse 2:
He (Allah) created death and life that He may test you, to see which of you is the best in deeds.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 155-157:
155 Be sure We shall test you with something of fear, and hunger, some loss in goods, or lives, or the fruits (of your toil); but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere.
156 Who say when afflicted with calamity: "To Allah we belong and to Him is our return."
157 They are those on whom (descend) blessings from Allah and Mercy; and they are the ones that receive guidance.
Abu Hurairah reports that Allah's Messenger (saws) said: "For every misfortune, illness, anxiety, grief, or hurt that afflicts a Muslim -even the hurt caused by the pricking of a thorn - Allah removes some of his sins."
Ibn Mas'ud said: "I visited the Messenger of Allah (saws) while he (saws) had a fever. I exclaimed: 'O Messenger of Allah (saws) ! You have a high fever!' He (saws) said: 'My fever is as much as two among you [might have].' I asked: 'Is it because you have a double reward?' He (saws) replied: 'Yes, that is right. No Muslim is afflicted with any hurt, even if it is no more than the pricking of a thorn, but Allah wipes off his sins because of it and his sins fall away from him as leaves fall from a tree'."
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.545 Narrated by Abu Said Al Khudri and Abu Huraira
The Prophet (saws) said, "No fatigue, no disease, no sorrow, no sadness, no hurt, no distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that."
Sahih Muslim Hadith 6244 Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah
Allah's Messenger (saws) visited Umm Sa'ib or Umm Musayyib and said: ‘Umm Musayyib, why is it that you are shivering?’ She said: ‘It is fever and may it not be blessed by Allah’, whereupon he (the Prophet (saws)) said: ‘Don't curse fever for it expiates the sin of the posterity of Adam just as furnace removes the alloy of iron.’
Allah Subhanah has bestowed human being with the faculties of wisdom and intelligence; thus when afflicted by some illness, there is absolutely no harm and it is absolutely lawful in Islam if one seeks the advice and treatment of a qualified professional in the field of medicine; but at all times keeping their full trust and belief that their affliction is no more than a trial from their Lord Most High, and its removal is in the Hands and Power of none save Him.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 17:
17 If Allah touch thee with affliction none can remove it but He; if He touch thee with happiness He hath power over all things.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 3:
And put your trust in Allah Alone; and enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.
To seek any sort of cure for an affliction or illness from anyone or anything in the ‘unseen’ other than Allah Subhanah would not only be devoid of wisdom and intelligence, but without an iota of a doubt, be a clear manifestation of the abomination of ‘shirk’ in the Sight of Allah Subhanah! What possible connection or relation can the making of ‘wheat-balls’ and putting them in the sea for the fish to consume have on the removal of a health problem of an individual????
Dear and beloved Sister, these and all such supposed and self-invented remedies from the ‘unseen’ are no more than the figment of someone’s imagination, and based on the whims, fancies and conjectures of the utter and absolute ignorant people…. These unscrupulous people take advantage of the fears of the unsuspecting people who, instead of keeping their faith and trust absolutely firm and unshakeable in the Power and Ability of their Lord Creator Alone, are willing to try almost anything, regardless of however ridiculous and foolhardy it may seem to be, in search for a relief for their affliction!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 51:
Say: "Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has Decreed for us: He is our Protector"; and on Allah let the believers put their trust.
We absolutely assure you in the Name of the Blessed Lord that to seek this or any such cure or treatment from any quarter of the ‘unseen’ other than from Allah Subhanah would be a clear and manifest act of the abomination and unforgivable crime of ‘shirk’ in the Sight of the Lord Most Majestic!
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,