During the course of our lives, from birth to death, we suffer from various diseases. Some are acute and others are chronic. However, being Muslims we don’t see as a source of purification for sins, not as a punishment from Allah. S.T. The disease is a source to repent and return back to Allah. However, it is also essential to take proper care of yourself and seek the best and treatment. Ayat e shifa are the solution to these problems.
Ayat e Shifa
Qur’an is undisputedly the most sacred book on the face of the earth and contains numerous dua e shifa. It is a book that not only guides us on the right path but also soothes us. Our Holy Book keeps us from Shaitan and his conspiracies and provides numerous duhae sifa. Moreover, it also helps treat various physical and psychological ailments. Allah S.T has provided us with various supplications in the Holy Qur’an and His Messenger (P.B.U.H) taught us many others to help us fight our illnesses.
An important fact to consider here is that seeking medical treatment is not only encouraged but is also essential alongside spiritual methods. One should not ignore his illness and must go see the best medical practitioner if Allah has given them the knowledge and resources. At the same time, one should not neglect duhae sifa.
However, there some particular verses in the Quran that are the cure of illnesses and therefore are called Ayat e shifa. Here are those Ayats explained.
The contentment of Believers` Hearts against Enemies [Quran, 9: 14]
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, as in this ayat shifa:
“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.”
The above stated Ayat e shifa directs the true disciples of Islam not to hesitate from fighting the rivals of God. The believers will be granted success with the Help of Allah, and eventually, their hearts will be assured with peace and tranquility. This dua e shifa promises Muslims victory against all odds.
Assurance of Hearts, and Seeking Direction and Compassion through Quran [Quran, 10: 57]
The Sacred Book of Quran contains numerous teachings and lessons which stimulate one`s Islamic belief, relieve 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.
“O mankind, there has to come to your 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.
Healing of Diseases through Honey Bees [Quran, 16: 69]
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. He has maintained them for human benefit. Honey is also one of those great phenomena of this world that acts as a great source of remedy. It has numerous medicinal purposes and is a remedy for many kinds of illnesses. The Almighty Lord says in the Holy Quran and these ayat shifa:
“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. This is no less than a duhae sifa, as it enlightens Muslims to make medicinal use of honey.
Remedy for Believers in Quran [Quran, 17: 82]
The Creator of the Universe has repeatedly reminded us of the great advantages of reading and understanding the Holy Quran. It discusses such matters which directly result in attaining peace of mind. These matters also bring one closer to the Almighty and result in gaining uprightness, etc. They are rich in ayat e shifa for bolstering one’s faith.
“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 are dua e shifa tell us that this Sacred Scripture has got much influential content and substance. It can be used as a therapy for different kinds of mental and heartily problems. It is indeed a great cause of getting Allah`s Kindness.
Believing in Allah`s Power to Cure Sickness [Quran, 26: 80]
It is the utmost condition for being a true Muslim is to believe in Allah`s complete Command. it extends 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. It matters not whether it is physical or mental, for this is the standard of Islamic Faith.
“And when I am ill, it is He who cures me.” [Quran, 26: 80]
This ayat e shifa simply directs every true disciple of the Religion of Peace to have a clear conscience. It affirms Allah`s never-dying ability to make every matter easy and heal all sorts of ailments.
Quran as a Guide and Healer for Believers [Quran, 41: 44]
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 the state of misery to attain righteousness. The Holy Book of Quran achieves this.
“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. This manifests in the shape of Furqan-e-Hameed. It is the source of bringing out the ignorant ones from the darkness of evil and immorality. It attracts towards attaining enlightenment of heart and soul.
In short, the entire Holy Quran is full of such Surahs and Verses which are ayat e shifa for Muslims. These blessed ayat shifa help in getting the Almighty`s blessings. They also grant forgiveness and absolution from wrongdoings. Ayat e shifa has information about the healing of all physical and spiritual ailments through His Assistance.