Al-Hasyr [59:21]: If We had sent this Quran down to a mountain, you [Prophet] would have seen it humbled and split apart in its awe of God: We offer people such illustrations so that they may reflect.
When Rasulullah s.a.w received the revelation while sitting on a camel, the camel had to sit to down. The camel is not strong enough that it can’t bear the ‘heaviness’ of the revelation. Just like the verse mentioned in surah al-Hasyr above, “If We had sent this Quran down to a mountain, you [Prophet] would have seen it humbled and split apart in its awe of God…”
Explanation on Point #1 and Point#2
Please note at the end of the verse, in Point #1:
That they may reflect.
That they may reflect.
That they may reflect.
We emphasize the ending “That they may reflect.” In fact, a lot of verses in the Quran, always mention something alike repeatedly – “Why don’t you think?”, “So that they may think.” “Why don’t you reflect?”
Quran is the book that emphasize on thought. Think. Think. And Think. Not just read and close the book without giving any thought.
Have we given any thought on that verse – how could a mountain split apart if the Quran was sent down to a mountain? That is a kind of illustration that Allah had given us in order to understand how powerful the Quran is.
Now, take a look at this verse: Al-Isra’ [17:82] “And We’ve sent down from within this Quran as healing and loving mercy for believers…”
What do you think? Is it true that Quran is a source of healing?
I was talking to someone who suffered from several diseases. And I said, try the treatment from Islamic Medicine. She replied, her diseases must be treated by hospital only.
That’s not the first time I encountered with someone who did not believe in Islamic Medicine. Its not her fault that she didn’t believe in healing through verses of the Quran. I personally believe that the reason people don’t believe that Quran can heal is because:
(1) We don’t read the translation of the Quran. We just read the Arabic and we don’t bother to check what it means.
(2) Even when we read the translation, we don’t give much thought on it. We read it blindly, without stopping and thinking. This is really important as Allah repeatedly emphasize in the Quran, “Why don’t you think? Why don’t you reflect? So that they may think.”
Verses in the Quran are words by Allah.
Al-Baqarah [2:2]:This is the Book in which there is no doubt, containing guidance for those who are mindful of God.
The treatment used in Islamic Medicine is using verses from the Quran and supplications from the Hadith, plus herbs. The herbs are created from the Creator (God) while the chemical medicines at the hospital are created by the creation (Human Being).
For the scientific explanations, we refer to the research by Abduldaem Al-Kaheel, a researcher in the Scientific Miracles of the Quran and Sunnah.
[We copied part of the research to be included on this website. To read the full research, please refer to: Data Medicine – The Quran and Sunnah Perspectives]
Allah almighty says: “He has created everything, and has measured it exactly according to its due measurements” [Al-Furqan: 2].
Since the first moment of creation, Allah (SWT) structured everything in an organized system so that each of the universe’s atoms have a job it must do. Such as the atom that is specialized to be a part of a star, or the atom that is or to be a part of a planet, a soil or a part of a cell in the human brain…everything in this universe was created for a purpose.
Allah (SWT) says: “Everything with Him is in (due) proportion” [Ar-Rad: 8].
According to this insight, the atom can’t accomplish any work unless the necessary information has been stored inside it! The idea of the research is that Allah Almighty has stored within everything information or programs to guide the creature and direct it what to do.
Allah (SWT) said speaking of Musa: “Our Lord is He who gave to each thing its form and nature, then guided aright” [Ta-Ha: 50], which means that Allah (SWT) created everything (gave to each thing its form and nature) and placed information to guide them (then guided aright). Without this, we would not see this amazing universe.
The information that has been stored inside each creature of this universe will direct it to practice its job according to rules it must follow. For example, the seed that is thrown in the soil has a program that contains important information which will cause the cells of the seed to divide and grow and become a specific plant that gives new seeds, leaves and fruits. Hence, the journey of this life continues as Allah (SWT) decreed.
Returning to the subject of disease and healing; how does a disease occur? What guides the virus as it attacks the cell and leads it to divide and multiply causing diseases in human? What guides the human immune system to defend and protect the body via attacking the virus and causing the body to heal? How can medicine cure the ill body? How can honey, for instance, be capable of healing a certain disease and, at the same time, another medicine is capable of accomplishing the same job? How can the Koranic words influence disease and heal the body…what is happening inside the cells?
To be able to answer, we must search for the reason of the existence of bacteria and viruses and why they contain systems directed toward the healthy cell? We must search for the information inside this virus, and on the other hand, search for the information the cell carries. Then we must search for the information against this virus and inserts it inside the cell to be capable of destroying the virus. Or, we can search for methods to inactivate the systems the virus carries rather than thinking always of destroying it completely.
We know that there are certain types of bacteria that don’t carry systems against cells, so they are not harmful. There are also some types of bacteria that contain useful systems for the cells and their existence is necessary for the human body, and yet there are some bacteria that are dangerous and capable of destroying and killing the cell; but why?
Allah (SWT) provided medicine for every illness except death. And since He Almighty has put systems and information inside the bacteria, viruses and parasites to attack the healthy cells, He (SWT) Has also put contradictory information in plants, herbs, fruits, honey, yogurt and oil to deactivate the virus’s action and stimulate the cells activity. Hence, the whole process is an “information war.” And since doctors do not yet understand these information systems and the opposing systems, traditional medicine still relies on nutrients, chemicals, x-rays, surgeries and the like. The new method that we are eager to discover is “Data medicine” which is to study the information Allah (SWT) has placed in pathogens, and on the other hand, to study the information Allah (SWT) has placed in herbs, chemical, oils and others. Also, at the same time, to study the information Allah (SWT) has set in the body cells, and choose the treatment based on these studies.
Allah (SWT) provides medicines for all of the diseases that exist in the earth. Hence, the contradictory information for diseases is available in the nature surrounding us, and we must search for the information that Allah (SWT) placed in honey for example, in other words “to target the map information of honey.”
Also, investigating the materials, plants, water, herbs, insects, and everything Allah (SWT) has created around us, since all creatures are subjected to serve human-kind. Allah (SWT) says: “And has subjected to you all that is in the heavens and all is in the earth; it is all as a favor and kindness from Him. Verily, in it are signs for a people who think deeply” [Al-Jathiyah: 13]. And the sentence (all that is in) means that all creatures around us, even dirt, is subjected to serve us. If we discovered the map information of plants, we will be able to use it to cure a certain disease; Allah has created both the disease and the medicine!
He Almighty made the honey a healing material, He said: “There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying color wherein is healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for people who think” [Al-Nahl: 69]. He (SWT) subjected everything to serve us for free, so we should search in the plants, herbs, and trees. They all contain healing information that is capable of treating a certain disease. And Allah Almighty placed some of His Words unto all His creatures. He said: “Verily, Our Word unto a thing when we intend, is only that we say unto it: “Be!” and it is” [Al-Nahl: 40]. Visualize with me the sentence “We say unto it: “Be!” and it is”. It means that Allah (SWT) speaks to these microbes and commands them (Be!) so they follow the order. We must look at everything surrounding us as accumulated information. The time for discovering the information and using the information to heal diseases has arrived Insha’Allah.
Another practical example:
Now the question is if Allah (SWT) has provided information unto everything, what about the Noble Quran? The Quran is Allah’s almighty saying, hence, each verse contains great and effective information. He (SWT) has signs for the existence of healing power in the noble Quranic verses. He (SWT) said: “O mankind! There has come to you a good advice from your Lord and a healing for that which is in your breasts, -a guidance and mercy for the believers” [Yunus: 57]. This means that the Quran is capable of curing people. He almighty also says: “And We send down of the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe, and it increases the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers) nothing but loss” [Al-Isra: 82] from here we can conclude that the Quran is a healing for believers, but atheists who mock and deride the Quran will not gain anything but misery and loss.
While the Quranic verses contain healing information for believers, these same verses also contain information directed against atheists. If the Quran was revealed on a mountain, it will wipe out it and demolish it on the ground. That is the reason why we say that the best way to persuade atheists is the Quran. There are certain verses that can have an effect on them and depreciate their points of view.
We can say that there is powerful information in the Quran’s verses; there is a hidden language in each verse that we can’t see with our eyes, but can perceive in our hearts after really understanding the Qurans’ verses. The proof for this hidden language is in Allah’s (SWT) saying: “And we send down of the Quran…” how could the mountain understand the Arabic language? And since the mountain has a special language to glory Allah Almighty, Allah (SWT) has provided in the Quran language that enables the mountain to be affected and cracked.
As Hamza Yusuf, explained it in his book, Purification of the Heart:
“The actual sounds of the language of the Qur’an—the breathtaking rhythms and words—are a medicine. From the perspective of energy dynamics, every substance has a resonance at a specific wavelength. A medicine resonates in order to cure the disease. So, too, do the sounds of recitation of the Qur’an: “O humankind, there has come to you from your Lord counsel and healing for what is in the breasts, and a guidance and a mercy to the believers” (QUR’AN , 10:57). When one recites the Qur’an, one moves his or her tongue pronouncing revealed words of the Lord of the heavens and the earth. And these words have a powerful and unique sound. People are often amazed at the sound of the Qur’an when they hear it for the first time. The beauty of the Qur’an is in its meanings as well as the sound of its recitation.”
The copied research above is taken from:
Data Medicine – the Quran and Sunnah Perspectives
If you are interested to learn more about this, please refer to:
Healing from the Quran: Medicine of Information
Quranic Recitation and Healing Effects Part 1
Quranic Recitation and Healing Effects Part 2
Quranic Recitation and Healing Effects Part 3