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In so far as health is concerned, it is the Hukm (order)
of Allah Ta’ala that we take care of the gift of health and
well being. The body is the ‘vehicle’ given to us by
Allah Ta’ala. It will, via the ‘fuel’ of Imaan
and Amal-e-Sawlih (good deeds), transfer us safely to our
home in Jannat (Heaven in Urdu), Insha-Allah.
…We should just reflect on the fact that we pay for spectacles,
medication, ointments, etc. yet for this breathing, eyesight, hearing
and other blessings, no bill has been posted to us. …Imagine
if Allah Ta’ala had to send us a bill for every ne’mat (bounty)
that He grants to us ?
Nevertheless, it is a Sunnah of Nabi Muhammad e and
his companions to take treatment.
Rasulullah (SAW) had stated : “Allah has sent down both the
disease and the cure, and He has appointed a cure for every disease,
so treat yourselves, but use nothing unlawful.”
Therefore, seek some cure and take treatment, but believe firmly
that cure is in the ‘hands’ of Allah Ta’ala.
Hazrat Ibraheem (‘Alaihis Salaam) has also taught
us this trust and faith in Allah Ta’ala :
“And when I am ill, it is He who cures
me.” [Surah Ash-Shu’ara 26 : 80]
I had mentioned in a previous talk that there is effect in dua and ‘dawa’ (medicine).
Whilst cure will only come by the will of Allah Ta’ala, the
dua will never go to waste. It may be that Allah Ta’ala will
give the person something better than what he had desired.
A Mu’min (Believer) is satisfied under all conditions.
In fact, Nabi has mentioned : “The
Mu`min is indeed wonderful. When goodness comes to him, he praises
Allah and offers shukr (gratitude), and when misfortune strikes him,
he praises Allah and adopts sabr (patience).”
However, due to our weakness, we need to ask Allah Ta’ala
for Aafiyat (well being), good health, long life, happiness,
contentment and prosperity. Thereafter, whatever conditions befall
us, we then accept.*
* For more on this subject. Click here, ‘Tafweez’;