Muslim Doctors Who Fight Disease or Save Lives!!! Abandon Headlines That May Inflict The Heart With Deadly Self-amazement; Rather Say, “We Found a Cure And Successfully Treated People By The Will of Allaah”.  

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Allaah [The Most High] stated that Ibraaheem [alayhis salaam] said: [وَإِذَا مَرِضۡتُ فَهُوَ يَشۡفِينِ – And when I am ill, it is He [Allaah] Who cures me]. [Surah Ash-Shu’araa. Aayah 80] – Meaning: When I become sick, none is able to heal me, except Allaah, by way of the means that may lead to recovery [i.e. by His Will]. [Ref 1]

Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood [radiyallaahu-ahu] said, “Allaah’s Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam said, ‘Allaah did not send down any disease except that he also sent its cure.” In another narration, the Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said, ‘One who has knowledge of it knows it, and one ignorant of it is ignorant’” [Ref 2]

The Messenger [sallal laahu aalayhi wasallam] said, “Treat your sick by giving Sadaqah”. [Ref 3] AbuBakr Al-Khubaaziy [rahimahullaah] said, “I had a very dangerous illness, so a neighbour of mine saw me and said, ‘Act upon the statement of Allaah’s Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam], ‘Treat your sick by giving Sadaqah’. It was summertime, so I bought many watermelons and gathered a group of poor people and children. They ate and then supplicated for me to be cured. By Allaah! I did not reached the next morning except that Allaah granted me wellbeing’”. [Ref 4]

Allaah [The Most High] said:

[لَّيۡسَ عَلَى ٱلۡأَعۡمَىٰ حَرَجٌ۬ وَلَا عَلَى ٱلۡأَعۡرَجِ حَرَجٌ۬ وَلَا عَلَى ٱلۡمَرِيضِ حَرَجٌ۬ – There is no restriction on the blind, nor any restriction on the lame, nor any restriction on the sick….. [24:61]

Allaah mentioned the diseases of the body when He [The Most High] spoke about Hajj, Fasting and Ablution due to a marvellous underlying reason – a reason that will reveal to you the Greatness of the Qur’aan and suffices the one who understands it. The principles of physical medicine are three: preservation of health, protecting [the body] from what might cause harm and removal of harmful substances; and Allaah [Glorified be He and free is He from all imperfections] mentioned these three principles in those three places [i.e. when He (The Most High) spoke about Hajj, Fasting and Ablution)] [Ref 5]

لا حول ولا قوة الا بالله

Abu Moosaa Al-Ash’aree (radiyallaahu-anhu) said, “The Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said to me, ‘O Abdullaah Bin Qais! Shall I tell you a word which is one of the treasures of Paradise? It is [لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ  – (i.e. There is neither might nor power (to alternate from one state to another nor move from one thing to another) except by Allaah’s Will]. [Bukhaari 6384 & Muslim 2704]

Al-Harwee [rahimahullaah] said that Abu Haytham [rahimahullaah] said, “Al-Hawl [i.e. might] is Al-Haraka [movement], meaning, there is no movement nor ability except by the Will of Allaah”. And it is said, “There is no might to repel evil nor any power to reach good except by the Will of Allaah”. [Ref 6]

Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [hafidhahullaah] said: “One of the treasures of paradise”- Meaning: Its reward is great and that is paradise; and Paradise is the greatest thing sought after. This shows the virtue of the statement  [لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ ].

And why does it carry that reward? That is because it necessitates surrendering all of one’s affairs to Allaah, manifesting one’s inability and poverty in the presence of Allaah, and that indeed Allaah is The One Perfect in Strength and The One Fully Able to do all things [and has power over all things]. It is a great statement, easy to utter and repeat on the tongue. [Ref 7]

إياك نعبد واياك نستعين

[ إِيَّاكَ نَعۡبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسۡتَعِينُ  – You (Alone (i.e. Allaah) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything)]. Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [rahimahullaah]) said: This necessitates having knowledge of the path leading to [servitude to Allaah], which is nothing else other than worshipping Allaah alone through the [deeds] He loves and is pleasing to Him, and seeking His help to worship Him [alone]. [Ref 8]

[إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ–You alone we worship] is based on four foundations: Fulfilling what is beloved and pleasing to Allaah and His Messenger- through speech of the tongue, belief in the heart, deeds of the heart and actions of the limbs. Therefore, [إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ–You alone we worship] is compliance with the rulings (attached) to these four foundations and consenting to them. On the other hand, [ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ  –And you alone we ask for help] is to seek Aid and Assistance in these affairs and asking to be blessed with the ability to [act upon them]. [Ref 9]

He [Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah)] also said: I used to hear Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) often saying: [إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ–You alone we worship] repels Riyaa and [ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ  – And you alone we ask for help] repels pride.[Ref 10]

Shaikh Abdur Razzaaq Al-Badr [hafidhahullaah] said: The statement [إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ – You (Alone) we worship] is an actualisation of the statement ‘There is no deity worthy of worship except Allaah’, and the statement [وإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ – and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything] is an actualisation of the statement ‘There is no power nor might except with Allah’. [Ref 11]

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Ref 1: Tafseer Ibn Katheer

Ref 2: Sunan Ibn Mājah 3438 and declared authentic by Imaam Albaanee in Sisilah As-Saheehah 4/208

[Ref 3: Hadeeth declared Hasan by Imaam Albaani [rahimahullaah] in Saheeh Al-Jaami As-Sagheer Wa Ziyaadah 3358

Ref 4: Siyar A’laam An-Nubulaa 18/44

Ref 5: An Excerpt from At-Tib An-Nabawiy of Imaam Ibnul Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) with comments by Al-Allaamah Muhammad Haamid Al-Faqee (rahimahullaah): page: 3]

Ref 6: Sharh Saheeh Muslim 4/87]

[Ref 7: [An Excerpt from Tasheelul Il’haami Bi-Fiqhil Ahaadeeth Min Bulooghil Maraam’ page 335’ Vol 6’ by Shaikh Saaleh al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him)].

[Ref 8] Al-Fawaa-id: page: 41

[Refs 9 and 10. Badaa-I At-Tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu Al-Imaam Ibnul Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah: pages: 41, 53: Vol: 1]

[Ref 11: Sharh Ad-Duroos Al-Muhimmah Li-Aammatil Ummah’ page15

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