eeking Cure and Protection through Quran and the Names of Allah
Quran is the Best Cure
Almighty Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ states in the Holy Quran:
وَ نُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْاٰنِ مَا هُوَ شِفَآءٌ وَّ رَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِیْنَۙ-
“And We send down in the Qur’an that which is a cure for the Muslims”
The same has been stated in a blessed Hadith reported by Sayyiduna Ali رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہ that the Holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ said:
“Quran is the best medicine.”
(Ibn -e- Maja)
In the explanation of the aforementioned verse, the Mufassirin (commentators of the Holy Quran) have stated that there are 3 possible interpretations of this verse:
- Quran is a cure for deviance as it has guidance.
- Quran is a cure for physical illnesses because it has blessings.
- Quran is a cure from obligations and rulings as it describes them and makes them easy to follow.
All these 3 explanations are correct and prove that Quran is a cure for the physical and inner illnesses.
Imam Fakhr-ud-Deen Razi and the author of Tafsir-e-Khazin state under this verse that: “The Holy Quran is a cure for physical ailments because by virtue of its recitation, illnesses are removed.”
Proof of Blowing Over after Reciting Holy Words
Sayyiduna Abu Saeed Khudri رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہ reports that Sayyiduna Jibril عَلَیْہَ الصَّلَاۃ ُوَالسَّلَام came to the court of the Holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ and humbly asked: Do you have fever? He replied, “Yes”. So, Jibril علیہ السلام blew on him after reciting these words:
بسم اللہ ارقیک من کل شیء یؤذیک من شر کل نفس او عین حاسد، اللہ یشفیک باسم اللہ ارقیک
“I blow on you with the name of Allah from everything that ails you and from every evil-maker and from the gaze of the envier. May Allah cure you! I blow on you with the name of Allah.”
Proof of Writing Amulets
Imam Bayhaqi has reported a detailed Hadith in Dalail-un-Nubuwwah the summary of which is that Sayyiduna Abu Dujana رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہ complained in the court of Rasoolullah صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ about Jinns disturbing him at night so he صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ ordered him to bring a pen and paper and asked Sayyiduna Ali رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہ to write a few holy words. Thereafter, Abu Dujana رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہ folded that paper, brought it home with him and put it under his pillow before going to sleep. At night, he heard screams of Jinns who begged him to put the amulet away. In the morning, he discussed the matter with Rasoolullah صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. The Holy Prophet said, “O Abu Dujana, take that amulet away from them, for by Allah who has sent me with truth, that nation (Jinns) will remain in pain until the Day of Judgment”.
Proof of Wearing Amulets
عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ شُعَيْبٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ جَدِّهِ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ “إِذَا فَزِعَ أَحَدُكُمْ فِي النَّوْمِ فَلْيَقُلْ أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّةِ مِنْ غَضَبِهِ وَعِقَابِهِ وَشَرِّ عِبَادِهِ وَمِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ وَأَنْ يَحْضُرُونِ . فَإِنَّهَا لَنْ تَضُرَّهُ “ . قَالَ وَكَانَ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ عَمْرٍو يُلَقِّنُهَا مَنْ بَلَغَ مِنْ وَلَدِهِ وَمَنْ لَمْ يَبْلُغْ مِنْهُمْ كَتَبَهَا فِي صَكٍّ ثُمَّ عَلَّقَهَا فِي عُنُقِهِ
The Holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ said, “When one of you becomes frightened during sleep, then let him say:
أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّةِ مِنْ غَضَبِهِ وَعِقَابِهِ وَشَرِّ عِبَادِهِ وَمِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ وَأَنْ يَحْضُرُونِ
‘I seek refuge in Allah’s Perfect Words from His anger, His punishment, and the evil of His creatures, from the whisperings of the Shayatin, and that they should come’
For verily, they shall not harm him.” He said: “So `Abdullah bin `Amr used to teach it to those of his children who attained puberty, and those of them who did not, he would write it on a sheet and then hang it around their neck.”
Allama Zarkashi (d. 794 AH) writes that someone complained about his conjunctivitis in the court of Imam Shafi’ee رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ so he wrote the following on a piece of paper and sent him the amulet:
بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم فکشفنا عنک غطائک فبصرک الیوم حدید للذین آمنوا ھدی و شفاء
When that person wore the amulet, his disease was cured.
The amulets which have been forbidden in the blessed Ahadith are the following:
- The amulet or invocation which contains polytheistic (Shirk) words as has been stated in a Hadith in Sahih Muslim, Kitab-us-Salam.
- That amulet or invocation is forbidden which contains something prohibited and if it does not, then it is permissible.
- Whose meaning is unknown as it may contain something blasphemous.
- Amulets made through black-magic have been prohibited.
- The amulet or invocation which is used for evil purposes such as the ones used to separate a husband and wife.
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