This is a two part essay about Quran and healing. Allah has proven the authenticity of the Quran through various platforms; One which is the medical field. Amazingly, what was once considered superstition now is proven true through Allah’s perfect book. We will address within this article several ways that the Quran promotes healing and a balanced society.
Allah is Incorruptible, Whole, Undivided, Complete, Impenetrable, Pure, Oneness. This Supreme Being known as Allah, among other names, revealed a final revelation to mankind called the Quran. The Quran is the final book in a long progression of revelations beginning with the earliest Prophets such as Noah continuing to Abraham, up to Moses and the Prophets of Israel. Allah’s messengers persisted till the completion of the Prophets, Muhammad. The Quran is the seal of the revelations. Prophet Muhammad is the seal of the Messengers. In this revelation there is wisdom and benefit for the human soul: some of these are consciously observable and some are not, but yet it is beneficial and the benefit is realised by many Believers.
The Quran is written in the classical Arabic language. It is very similar to Hebrew. This Holy Book is written in a codified language. It also has a built-in numerical structure. This is especially interesting for those who are involved in numerology. The Quran is recited in a way that is melodious and soothing to the human psyche. When the Quran is heard it lulls the listener into a deep relaxation. If a person is able to understand what the Quran is saying and believes in the Most High then it may even strike them emotionally. The Quran boasts of its ability to not only move the soul but to heal it. It addresses the physical, mental and spiritual needs of a person. The Quran much like other previous books revealed covers dietary laws, metaphysical healing and judicial rulings. All of these combined to heal mankind.
The human being is more than just flesh and blood. The human being is a spiritual entity as well. Humans are comprised of a physical, mental, and spiritual structure1. Thus we exist in these separate areas. Each one of these areas coupled completes the human. These areas comprise the human consciousness. The mannerism of the human being is a culmination of these three things.
There are many areas of our existence that we ignore and some we focus on; namely the physical attributes. When we get sick we go to the doctor. He checks the blood and the body. He then makes an analysis and determines the diagnosis. After the diagnosis the doctor offers treatment but the source of the pain is usually not addressed. Mainly, the symptoms of ailments in western medicine are treated. This is unfortunate because most diseases are caused by a poor diet. The Quran gives detailed methods on what foods are beneficial such as honey and lentils and it warns to abstain from other foods such as pork and any animals that have died of themselves. Abiding by the dietary laws allow the best possible health benefits. However, since the human is not only flesh and blood it would stand to reason that there are other aspects that must be addressed in order to have optimal health.
Many cultures and religions around the world have developed a concept of spiritual healing. Whether it be Qi Gong, Reiki, or simply the power of Prayer, the world has always known that there is more to man and the world around him than meets the eye.
In fact, many ancient writings have surfaced which can be traced back to the earliest writing periods, detailing what knowledge they had concerning the human energy system. For centuries this knowledge has been passed down from generation to generation, each passing generation gaining just a little more insight than the previous or trying to preserve what little they have left. It has been taught that the world consists wholly of energy, and that what we see of the world is in fact, an illusion. It is partially due to this illusion and our acceptance of what we see, touch, taste, smell, and hear alone as real that we are unaware of the other more subtle aspects of the world and how to influence or manipulate it by using our own energy field2. This is ancient knowledge that has reached us today, now being confirmed by science. Many human beings would be surprised that the Quran also confirms it3. Allah challenges man to seek Hū4. Allah states that if man turns to Him then He would unlock his potential and raise him to great rank. One example Allah gives is of the Prophet Jesus: [The Day] when Allah will say,
“O Jesus, Son of Mary, remember My favour upon you and upon your mother when I supported you with the Pure Spirit and you spoke to the people in the cradle and in maturity; and [remember] when I taught you writing and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel; and when you designed from clay [what was] like the form of a bird with My permission, then you breathed into it, and it became a bird with My permission; and you healed the blind [from birth] and the leper with My permission; and when you brought forth the dead with My permission; and when I restrained the Children of Israel from [killing] you when you came to them with clear proofs and those who disbelieved among them said, “This is not but obvious magic.”5
The human being has the ability to transfer his/her own energy across vast distances and to direct it using mere intent. By simply focussing on someone or something we are in fact focusing a certain amount of energy in the direction of our target. If combined with intent, it could actually be used for a specific purpose, to bring about a specific outcome. For example, almost everyone has prayed for a sick friend or relative at some point in their life and has seen how in some instances people were considered ‘miraculously healed’. Many people have been told that they were going to die or that they had an illness or a condition that could not be cured, but found their condition miraculously healed or healed at an accelerated rate compared to others of similar condition when prayed for by others. There have been experiments where people were used to test whether or not focusing the mind on a certain group of plants could affect the rate and the overall growth in comparison with plants which were not intensely focused upon6. The results were that the plants which were focused upon grew much faster and larger than the other plants. Some have documented an increase in haemoglobin and oxygen in plants watered using ‘prayer enhanced’ water7. This power of prayer has been well documented in Quran.
The second part of the essay defines what this means for us. This revolutionary approach to healthcare could benefit society and potentially eradicate all social ills. Once humanity is educated on the unlimited potential of the mind coupled with Quran then there is a chance we will elevate as a people without any diseases and minimum hardship.
1 Mary Kurus, “Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual Health.” Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual Health. April 30, 2012.
2 Baolin Wu, and Jessica Eckstein. Qi Gong for Total Wellness: Increase Your Energy, Vitality, and Longevity with the Ancient 9 Palaces System from the White Cloud Monastery. (New York: St. Martin’s Press),2006.
3 Ganeri, Anita. “50:36.” In The Quran, 4-5. London: Evans, 2002.
4 Ganeri, Anita. “2:61.” In The Quran, 4-5. London: Evans, 2002.
5 Ganeri, Anita. “67:110.” In The Quran, 4-5. London: Evans, 2002.
6, Jameel Kermalli. Islam, the Absolute Truth: A Contemporary Approach to Understanding Islam’s Beliefs and Practices. (Sanford, FL: Zahra Foundation, 2008.)
7, Jameel Kermalli. Islam, the Absolute Truth: A Contemporary Approach to Understanding Islam’s Beliefs and Practices.