Worldly sufferings and sicknesses are a part of life, as are moments of joy and delight; the key is to remain thinking that everything that happens around you is under the control of the Almighty Allah.
For this worldly sickness, Quran has some verses known as Ayat-e-Shifa, which can heal any sickness and illness. This article tells about Ayat-e-Shifa and its importance.
What is Ayat-e-Shifa?
Ayat-e-Shifa is a collection of 6 verses from different chapters of the Quran, which are called the Healer verses. These six verses are given below with their Arabic translation and a brief description.
1. Contentment in the Hearts of Believers in the Face of Enemies
وَيَشْفِ صُدُورَ قَوْمٍ مُّؤْمِنِينَ
And [God] shall heal the breast of the believers.
Islam is a peaceful and loving faith. It teaches people to be friendly and humble to everyone and to love one another. In Islam, forgiveness is highly valued, and Allah SWT appreciates it when people forgive others.
There are two kinds of opponents in Islam: 1) internal foes and 2) external enemies (enemies from the outside). Inner enemies are our inner urges, which drive us to sin and down the wrong road, whereas exterior enemies are those who physically harm us.
Islam teaches Muslims to combat their inner demons and Shaitan, a Muslim foe. In contrast, it urges us to forgive our adversaries and put everything in the hands of Allah.
Because Muslims had to confront their deadliest adversaries and desired to wipe them out, Allah SWT revealed several guidelines for battling them without fear.
2. Heart Assurance and Seeking Direction and Compassion via the Quran
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءتْكُم مَّوْعِظَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَشِفَاء لِّمَا فِي الصُّدُورِ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
Mankind there has come to you a guidance from your Lord and a
healing for (the diseases) in your hearts, and for those who believe a guidance
and mercy. (Surah Al-Yunus, 10:57)
The Sacred Book of the Quran offers countless teachings and lessons that excite one’s Islamic belief, reduce tension, and serve as an excellent source for managing one’s life. Hearing, studying, and reading Quran verses prove to be a way of obtaining Allah’s Clemency.
It indicates that the Gracious God has given us the chance to tremendously profit from His Instructions to get rid of all types of troubles and anxieties hidden inside our hearts, as well as acquire the Almighty’s Supervision and Forgiveness.
3. Disease Remediation Using Honey Bees
َيخْرُجُ مِن بُطُونِهَا شَرَابٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهُ فِيهِ شِفَاء لِلنَّاسِ
There are issues from within the bodies of the bee, a drink of varying
colors wherein is healing for mankind. (an-Nahl, 16:69)
People used to heal ailments using organically cultivated herbs long before modern medicine and pharmacy. The natural ecology of the world preserves many of Allah SWT’s benefits that He has preserved for human benefit. Honey is another one of the world’s significant phenomena that may be used to treat various ailments.
It demonstrates that honey bees generate honey for us as a tremendous favor from the Gracious God through their distinct characteristic fluids. This eventually leads to the cure of complicated disorders and is scientifically proved in this regard.
4. Quranic Remedy
وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ مَا هُوَ شِفَاء وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
And We sent down in the Quran such things that have healing and
mercy for the believers (an-Najm, 17:82)
The Almighty has constantly reminded us of the numerous benefits of reading and comprehending the Holy Quran. It tackles topics that immediately result in achieving peace of mind, bringing one closer to the Almighty, and gaining uprightness, among other things.
According to the above-mentioned Quranic verses, this Sacred Scripture has much influential material and substance that may be used as a therapy for all mental and emotional issues. It is a tremendous source of receiving Allah’s Kindness.
5. Belief in Allah’s Healing Power
وَإِذَا مَرِضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ
And when I am ill, it is [God] who cures me.” (ash-Shu`ara, 26:80)
The most crucial need for becoming a sincere Muslim is to believe in Allah’s total control over all aspects of life and the cosmos. This conviction should be maintained, and one should remain calm amid any form of agony, whether physical or mental because this is the norm of the Islamic Faith.
This verse instructs every faithful follower of the Religion of Peace to be aware of Allah’s never-failing ability to make any situation easier and heal any sickness.
6. The Quran as a Guide and Healer for Muslims
قُلْ هُوَ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا هُدًى وَشِفَاء
And declare (O Muhammad) that [the Quran] is a guidance and
healing for the believers. (al-Fussilat, 41:44)
People used to worship several gods before Islam and had forgotten the teachings of the previous Prophets. So, via the Holy Book of Quran delivered to His Messenger, Prophet Muhammad, the Almighty Lord assisted people in recovering from their state of sorrow and attaining righteousness. According to the verse mentioned above, Muslims have received a tremendous benefit from Allah SWT in the form of the Holy Quran, which is the source of leading the ignorant out of the darkness of evil and immorality toward gaining heart and soul enlightenment.
Significance of Ayat-e-Shifa
As Ayat-e-Shifa is known as healer verses of Quran, it can cause a significant impact on the life of Believer if they recite it with full passion and has a solid and firm belief on Almighty Allah that He has the supreme power to cure any illness or sickness.
Each verse of the Quran is full of miracles, but you have to believe in it with your whole heart and mind. There is no set of numbers to recite this Dua. A person can recite this Dua any time, but most Islamic Scholars say that they recite it after Fajr and Asr prayers.
Recite this Dua during any illness and medical treatment, and you can see good results.
Read more about Dua After Jummah Prayer.