The Qur’an Is A Cure

Allah said that his Prophet Ibrahim (as)  said,

{وَالَّذِي هُوَ يُطْعِمُنِي وَيَسْقِينِ وَإِذَا مَرِضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ}
And He feeds me and quenches my thirst and when I fall sick then He (Allah) cures me. [Soorah Shu’araa: 80]

Some scholars of Tafseer explain that there is a relation between what we eat and drink and falling sick since most people fall ill because of their diet as has been alluded to in this verse of the Quran. This could be a reason why Allah mentioned that Ibrahim (as)  recognized that Allah is the One who provides sustenance for us but that sickness is due to our own self and this is why sickness is mentioned after food and drink in this verse.

{وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآَنِ مَا هُوَ شِفَاءٌ وَرَحْمَةٌ لِلْمُؤْمِنِين}

And We sent down of the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe. [Soorah Israa: 82]

A healing to ‘those who believe’ showing the importance of rectifying our belief and actions such that we are true believers if we want the Qur’an to benefit us.

Ayub (as)  called upon his Lord,


{وَأَيُّوبَ إِذْ نَادَى رَبَّهُ أَنِّي مَسَّنِيَ الضُّرُّ وَأَنْتَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ}

And remember Ayub when he cried to his Lord: Verily, distress has seized me, and You are the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy.[Soorah al-Anbiyaa: 83]

This was when he was inflicted with harm. And the reply came from his Lord:

We answered him and removed the distress that was on him…

[Soorah al-Anbiyaa: 84]

{يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءَتْكُمْ مَوْعِظَةٌ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ وَشِفَاءٌ لِمَا فِي الصُّدُورِ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ}

O mankind! There has come to you a good advice from your Lord (Quran) enjoining all that is good and forbidding all that is evil, and a healing for that which is in your breasts, a guidance and a mercy for the believers [Soorah Yunus: 57]

This shows us that the Qur’an has four benefits:

1.  A good advice.

2.  A Cure for our hearts from all diseases.

3.  A Guidance.

4.  A Mercy for mankind.


{قُلْ هُوَ لِلَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا هُدًى وَشِفَاءٌ}


Say: it (the Qur’an) is a healing for those who believe, a guide and healing…[Soorah Fusilaat: 44]


The Messenger (saw)  said,

” ما أصاب أحدا قط هم و لا حزن ، فقال : اللهم إني عبدك ، و ابن عبدك ، و ابن

أمتك ، ناصيتي بيدك ، ماض في حكمك ، عدل في قضاؤك ، أسألك بكل اسم هو لك سميت

به نفسك ، أو علمته أحدا من خلقك ، أو أنزلته في كتابك ، أو استأثرت به في علم

الغيب عندك ، أن تجعل القرآن ربيع قلبي ، و نور صدري ، و جلاء حزني ، و ذهاب

همي ، إلا أذهب الله همه و حزنه ، و أبدله مكانه فرجا . قال : فقيل : يا رسول الله ألا نتعلمها ؟ فقال بلى ، ينبغي لمن سمعها أن يتعلمها “

There is no-one who is afflicted by distress and grief, and says: 

(O Allaah, I am Your slave, son of Your male and female slaves, my forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every name belonging to You which You have named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the Unseen with You, that You make the Qur’an the harvest of my heart and the light of my chest, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety),’


 but Allah will take away his distress and grief, and replace it with joy.” He was asked: “O Messenger of Allah, should we learn this?” He said: “Of course; everyone who hears it should learn it.”

وَإِنْ يَمْسَسْكَ اللَّهُ بِضُرٍّ فَلَا كَاشِفَ لَهُ إِلَّا هُوَ وَإِنْ يُرِدْكَ بِخَيْرٍ فَلَا رَادَّ لِفَضْلِهِ يُصِيبُ بِهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ وَهُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ

And if Allah tests you with affliction, there is none who can remove it but He…[Soorah Yunus: 107]

{وَيَنْصُرْكُمْ عَلَيْهِمْ وَيَشْفِ صُدُورَ قَوْمٍ مُؤْمِنِين}

And He will give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people.[Soorah Tawbah: 14]






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