With regard to the sickness that you have, if you bear it
with patience and seek reward, Allaah will make your sickness an expiation
for your sins.
It was narrated from Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri and Abu Hurayrah
that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “No
tiredness, exhaustion, worry, grief, distress or harm befalls a believer in
this world, not even a thorn that pricks him, but Allaah expiates some of
his sins thereby.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5318 and Muslim, 2573.
We recommend to you some remedies and du’aa’s that are
prescribed in sharee’ah. Remedies include the following:
1 – Honey. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“Then, eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of your Lord
made easy (for you).” There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of
varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign
for people who think”
2 – Indian aloes wood (al-‘ood al-hindi).
It was narrated that Umm Qays bint Muhsin said: I heard the
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “You should
use Indian aloes wood for in it are seven cures.”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5368; Muslim, 287.
3 – Cupping
It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas that the Messenger of Allaah
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was treated with cupping
when he was in a state of ihraam on his head for a migraine that he was
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5374; Muslim, 1202.
Al-Bukhari included it in a chapter which he called: Chapter
on cupping for migraines and headaches.
4 – Black seed
It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “In the black seed is
healing for every disease except death.”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5364; Muslim, 2215.
With regard to the du’aa’s which we recommend to you, we will
mention some du’aa’s from the saheeh Sunnah:
1 – It was narrated from ‘Uthmaan ibn Abi’l-‘Aas that he
complained to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be
upon him) about a pain in his body that he had suffered from the time he
became Muslim. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) said to him: “Put your hand on the part of the body that hurts
and say Bismillaah (in the name of Allaah) three times. And say seven
times: A’oodhu Billaahi wa qudratihi min sharri ma ajid wa uhaadhir
(I seek refuge in Allaah and His power from the evil of what I feel and
Narrated by Muslim, 2202.
2 – It was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased
with her) that when the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of
Allaah be upon him) came to a sick person or a sick person was brought to
him, he would say: “Adhhib al-ba’s Rabb an-naas, wa’shfi anta al-Shaafi,
laa shifaa’a illa shifaa’uka shifaa’an laa yughaadir saqaman (Take away
the pain, O Lord of mankind, and grant healing, for You are the Healer, and
there is no healing but Your healing that leaves no trace of sickness).”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5351, Muslim, 2191.
You should also recite al-Faatihah and al-Mu’awwidhaat, and
in the whole Qur’aan there is healing, as Allaah says (interpretation of the
“And We send down of the Qur’aan that which is a healing
and a mercy to those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism and act on it), and
it increases the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers) nothing but loss”
3 – It was narrated from Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (may Allaah be
pleased with him) that some of the companions of the Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) came to one of the Arab tribes. They asked
them for hospitality but they refused to welcome them. Whilst they were like
that, the chief of that tribe was stung. They said: ‘Do you have any remedy
or someone who can recite ruqyah?’ They said: ‘You did not offer us
hospitality, so we will not do anything until you give us something in
return.’ Then they agreed upon a flock of sheep. Then he started to recite
the Essence of the Qur’aan – i.e., Soorat al-Faatihah – and he collected his
saliva and spat at him (at the site of the injury), and he recovered. The
sheep were brought and they (the companions) said: We will not take them
until we ask the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).
So they asked him and he smiled and said: “How did you know that it is a
ruqyah? Take them and give me a share of them.”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5404; Muslim, 2201.
4 – It was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased
with her) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
used to recite al-mu’aawidhaat and blow over himself during his final
illness, and when he became too ill (to do that), I used to recite them and
blow over him and wipe his hand on him for blessing.
Mu’ammar said: I asked al-Zuhri how he used to blow and he
said: He used to blow on his hands then wipe his face with them.
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5403; Muslim, 2192.
And Allaah knows best.