The Holy Quran is the last and final Sacred Book of Allah SWT that He revealed on His Last Prophet, Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ over the course of 23 years. It does not only contain parables from previous nations of the Prophets to learn from them, but also includes such Chapters and Verses that inculcate spiritual cure from many of worries and ailments of heart and soul. Being a true believer in the Religion of Islam, one must have complete faith in God, the Exalted being Enough for removal of all the hardships it is facing in this world. The Almighty Lord says in the Holy Quran:
وَعِندَهُۥ مَفَاتِحُ ٱلْغَيْبِ لَا يَعْلَمُهَآ إِلَّا هُوَ ۚ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا فِى ٱلْبَرِّ وَٱلْبَحْرِ ۚ وَمَا تَسْقُطُ مِن وَرَقَةٍ إِلَّا يَعْلَمُهَا وَلَا حَبَّةٍ فِى ظُلُمَٰتِ ٱلْأَرْضِ وَلَا رَطْبٍ وَلَا يَابِسٍ إِلَّا فِى كِتَٰبٍ مُّبِينٍ
“And with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him. And He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but that He knows it. And no grain is there within the darknesses of the earth and no moist or dry [thing] but that it is [written] in a clear record.”
[Quran, 6: 59]
As Furqan e Hameed is nothing but the conversation of the Creator of the universe with His servants, so one should have absolute conviction in its verses and get benefited from them. The above mentioned Ayah tells us that there does not exist any Supreme Power like that of Allah SWT. The worldly sorrows and diseases are part of life, and so are the moments of joy and happiness, the key is to keep believing in everything that is happening around is in the Control of the Almighty. The Quranic lines keep on reminding us of this fact:
وَإِن يَمْسَسْكَ ٱللَّهُ بِضُرٍّ فَلَا كَاشِفَ لَهُۥٓ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ وَإِن يَمْسَسْكَ بِخَيْرٍ فَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
“And if Allah should touch you with adversity, there is no remover of it except Him. And if He touches you with good – then He is over all things competent.”
[Quran, 6: 17]
It means that all the matters are in Hands of Allah, and no one else could ever alter them. He grants adversity or bliss to whoever He wants to test. He makes things easy for all directly or with the intercession of someone else, like usage of medicines to cure illnesses, when actually man has made such sources of remedy only with the Help of the Almighty. There are many Chapters in the Divine Manuscipt of Quran, which also serve as means of therapy for certain ailments of emotions and spirit. Surah Al-Fatiha is also called Al-Ruqya (the Spiritual Cure) as it contains verses which consist of Veneration of God and seeking the right path, so it leads to sacredness of one`s mind and thoughts with the Assistance of Lord. “From the traditions of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, comes the story of the man whom the Prophet sent on a mission. He camped close by to some people who did not show him any hospitality. When the leader of the nearby camp was bitten by a snake, they went to Prophet Muhammad’s companion for help. He recited the opening chapter of the Quran over the afflicted man and he arose “as if released from a chain” (Bukhari) The recitation of Surah Baqarah results in keeping Satan away from one`s house as per Sahih Muslim Hadith, which also brings about mysticism and holiness. There are many other sections of Furqan e Hameed, which also have their own implications of spirituality and cure.
Quranic Verses on Healing
As Muslim had to fight the disbelievers who were their worst enemies and wanted to wipe them out, so, Allah SWT disclosed many of the instructions regarding combating them without any fear.
قَٰتِلُوهُمْ يُعَذِّبْهُمُ ٱللَّهُ بِأَيْدِيكُمْ وَيُخْزِهِمْ وَيَنصُرْكُمْ عَلَيْهِمْ وَيَشْفِ صُدُورَ قَوْمٍ مُّؤْمِنِينَ
“Fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands and will disgrace them and give you victory over them and satisfy the breasts of believing people.”
[Quran, 9: 14]
The Sacred Book of Quran contains numerous teachings and lessons which stimulate one`s Islamic belief, relieves stresses, act as a great source regulating one`s life, and listening, learning and reading of Quran verses prove as means of getting Allah`s Clemency.
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ قَدْ جَآءَتْكُم مَّوْعِظَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَشِفَآءٌ لِّمَا فِى ٱلصُّدُورِ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
“O mankind, there has to come to you instruction from your Lord and healing for what is in the breasts and guidance and mercy for the believers.”
[Quran, 10: 57]
It means that the Gracious God has given us the opportunity to benefit greatly from His Instructions in order to get rid of all kinds of problems and worries kept inside our hearts, and also gain Supervision and Forgiveness of the Almighty.
Long before the modern advancement in medicine and pharmacy, people used to cure diseases through naturally grown herbs. The natural environment of the earth keeps many of the blessings of Allah SWT that He has maintained for human`s benefit. Honey is also one of those great phenomena of this world that acts as a great source of remedy for many kinds of illnesses. The Almighty Lord says in the Holy Quran:
ثُمَّ كُلِى مِن كُلِّ ٱلثَّمَرَٰتِ فَٱسْلُكِى سُبُلَ رَبِّكِ ذُلُلًا ۚ يَخْرُجُ مِنۢ بُطُونِهَا شَرَابٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَٰنُهُۥ فِيهِ شِفَآءٌ لِّلنَّاسِ ۗ إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَءَايَةً لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ
“Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for you].” There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing for people. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought.”
[Quran, 16: 69]
It shows that it is the great favor of the Gracious God upon us that honey bees make honey for us through their unique characteristic fluids. This ultimately leads to curing complex diseases and is also scientifically proven in this regard.
The Creator of the Universe has repeatedly reminded us about the great advantages of reading and understanding the Holy Quran. It discusses such matters which directly result in attaining the peace of mind, brings one closer to the Almighty, and results in gaining uprightness etc.
وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ ٱلْقُرْءَانِ مَا هُوَ شِفَآءٌ وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ ۙ وَلَا يَزِيدُ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ إِلَّا خَسَارًا
“And We send down of the Qur’an that which is healing and mercy for the believers, but it does not increase the wrongdoers except in loss.”
[Quran, 17: 82]
The above mentioned Quranic lines tell us that this Sacred Scripture has got much influential content and substance which prove as a therapy for different kinds of mental and heartily problems, and is indeed a great cause of getting Allah`s Kindness.
It is the utmost condition for being a true Muslim is to believe in Allah`s complete Command over each and every matter concerning life and in the entire universe. One should remain steadfast on this conviction and stay calm in every kind of misery whether it is physical or mental, for this is the standard of Islamic Faith.
وَإِذَا مَرِضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ
“And when I am ill, it is He who cures me.”
[Quran, 26: 80]
This verse simply directs every true disciple of the Religion of Peace to have a clear conscious about Allah`s never dying Ability to make every matter easy and heal all sorts of ailments. The Holy Prophet ﷺ is reported to have said:
“There is no disease that God Almighty has created, except that He also has created its treatment.”
Before Islam, people used to worship many gods and had forgotten the instructions of the previous Prophets. So, the Almighty Lord helped them recover from state of misery to attain righteousness through the Holy Book of Quran revealed upon His Messenger, Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ.
وَلَوْ جَعَلْنَٰهُ قُرْءَانًا أَعْجَمِيًّا لَّقَالُوا۟ لَوْلَا فُصِّلَتْ ءَايَٰتُهُۥٓ ۖ ءَا۬عْجَمِىٌّ وَعَرَبِىٌّ ۗ قُلْ هُوَ لِلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ هُدًى وَشِفَآءٌ ۖ وَٱلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ فِىٓ ءَاذَانِهِمْ وَقْرٌ وَهُوَ عَلَيْهِمْ عَمًى ۚ أُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ يُنَادَوْنَ مِن مَّكَانٍۭ بَعِيدٍ
“And if We had made it a non-Arabic Qur’an, they would have said, “Why are its verses not explained in detail [in our language]? Is it a foreign [recitation] and an Arab [messenger]?” Say, “It is, for those who believe guidance and cure.” And those who do not believe – in their ears is deafness, and it is upon them blindness. Those are being called from a distant place.”
[Quran, 41: 44]
The above cited verse indicates that Muslims have been given a great favor from Allah SWT in shape of Furqan e Hameed, which is the source of bringing out the ignorant ones from darkness of evil and immorality towards attaining enlightenment of heart and soul.
In short, the entire Holy Quran is full of such Surahs and Verses which not only result in getting the Almighty`s blessings, and forgiveness of wrongdoings, but also has enough information about healing of all physical and spiritual ailments through His Assistance.