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Physical Illnesses & Turning to Allaah

Physical Illnesses & Turning to Allaah

Translated by
Abbas Abu Yahya

Shaykh ul Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah -Rahimahullaah- said:

” كثير من المرضى يشفون بلا تداوٍ بدعوة مستجابة أو رقية نافعة أو قوة للقلب وحسن التوكل”

‘Many sick people are cured without treatment but by a supplication which is answered, or beneficial Ruqqiyah, or strength of heart and good reliance upon Allaah.’

[Al-Fatawa 21/563]

Allaama Ibn al-Qayyim -Rahimahullaah-  said:

” ذِكرُ الله .. والإقبالُ عليه .. والإنابةُ إليه .. والفزعُ إلى الصلاة كم قد شُفِيَ بهم مِن عليلٍ وكم قد عُوفِيَ بهم مِن مريض…”.

‘How many people have been cured from illnesses and how many sick people have been pardoned by the remembrance of Allaah. . . coming closer to Allaah. …… and turning repentantly to Him and hastily turning to standing in prayer.

[Miftah Dar as-Sa’ada 1/250]

Allaama Ibn al-Qayyim -Rahimahullaah- said:

” ما من مرض من أمراض القلوب والأبدان إلا وفي القرآن سبيل الدلالة على دوائه وسببه “

‘There is no illness from the illnesses of the hearts and bodies except that in the Qur’aan there is the path which shows its cure and the reasons for its illnesses.’

[Zad al-Ma’ad 4/352]

Imam Muhammad bin Nasr al-Marwazi -Rahimahullaah-  said: 

” ولا نعلم طاعة يدفع الله بها العذاب مثل الصلاة “.

‘ We do not know of an act of obedience with which Allaah repels punishment like that of standing in prayer.’

He also said:

«تلاوة القرآن تعمل في أمراض الفؤاد ما يعمله العسل في علل الأجساد».

‘The recitation of the Qur’aan brings benefits to illnesses that which even  honey cannot do for sicknesses of bodies.’

[Tabseerah p.79]

Al-Hafidh Ibn Hajr -Rahimahullaah-  said:

” الله يجعل لأوليائه عند ابتلائهم مخارج. وإنما يتأخر ذلك عن بعضهم في بعض الأوقات تهذيباً وزيادة لهم في الثواب “

‘Allaah makes a way out for His Awaliya when they are trialed. However, He delays that exit for some of them, some of the time to purify and increase the reward for them.’

[Fath al-Bari 6/483]

Shaykh AbdurRahman as-Sa’adi -Rahimahullaah-  said:

الدعاء سلاح الأقوياء والضعفاء. وملاذ الأنبياء والأصفياء وبه يستدفعون كل بلاء.

‘Dua is the weapon for the strong and the weak. It is the fortress of the Prophets and the chosen ones and with Dua they repel all trials.’

[Majmoo’ Mualafatihi 23/736]