This book provides Islamic guidance on the spiritual treatment of various ailments using Quran and the many Dua taught in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad. The book's 23 chapters are divided into two parts. The first part provides a background on Islamic treatment and the reality of various ailments including evil eye, jinn possession, sihr (black magic and witchcraft), and others. The book provides Islamic guidance on the treatment of all such ailments including physical and psychological conditions.The second part of this book includes the actual Quranic verses and Dua from Hadith that Islamic scholars have used in the treatment of various diseases and spiritual ailments. These treatments are based on Quran, Sunnah, and the works of many Islamic scholars such as Ibn Al-Qayyim and his works in Attib-un-Nabawi (Prophetic Medicine). The works of many other Islamic scholars is also cited in this book This book covers the following topics Islamic Spiritual Treatment and Healing Islamic Spiritual Healing Versus Medical Science Quranic Ruqyah for Spiritual Treatment Handling Calamities and Challenges in Life The Reality of Jinns and Shaytaan (Satan) The Reality of Sihr (Black Magic) The Reality of “Evil Eye” The Power and Blessings of the Quran and Dua Ruqyah from Quran and Hadith used for treatment Spiritual Treatment for Sihr (Black Magic) Spiritual Treatment for Jinn Possession Spiritual Treatment for Evil Eye Dua for Psychological Problems and Physical Ailments And more
The book provides Islamic guidance on the treatment of various ailments including evil eye, jinn possession, sihr (black magic and witchcraft), and others.It also includes an Islamic prayer book with pictures of how to perform salah.
Praying for health is a significant Islamic custom alongside seeking medical treatment, and has become a vital part of Muslim culture. There are two areas of focus in this book: the methodology and criteria of praying for health, and the results of a study on the effect of prayer on Muslim patients' well-being. This study was conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate in Boston, MA. Twenty-Five Remedies, a work by prominent contemporary Muslim scholar Said Nursi, included in this book, further enriches the scope of the subject of prayer and healing.
Kitab Ash-Shifa bi ta'rif huquq al-Mustafa, (Healing by the recognition of the Rights of the Chosen One), of Qadi 'Iyad (d. 544H/1149CE) is perhaps the most frequently used and commented upon handbook in which the Prophet's life, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, his qualities and his miracles are described in every detail. Generally known by its short title, Ash-Shifa, this work was so highly admired throughout the Muslim world that it soon acquired a sanctity of its own for it is said: "If Ash-Shifa is found in a house, this house will not suffer any harm... when a sick person reads it or it is recited to him, Allah will restore his health." Ash-Shifa gathers together all that is necessary to acquaint the reader with the true stature of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, with the esteem and respect which is due to him, and with the verdict regarding anyone who does not fulfil what his stature demands or who attempts to denigrate his supreme status - even by as much as a nail paring.
Annotation Examines the relationship between spirituality and health from a variety of disciplines. Part 1: faith perspectives and challenges; part 2: spiritual practices in health care; part 3: frontiers and research.
This Manzil is a protection and cure against Magic, Jinn, Shayateen, Witchcraft and other worldly troubles and calamities. The manzil Dua is prescribed to be read one or three times in one sitting. This may be performed once or twice a day, in the latter case once in the morning and once in the evening. This dua is best cure for magic and evil effects. This dua is so powerful for removing every kind of sickness. In the tradition of Prophet Muhammad SAW, he was himself once targeted by sorcerers, but he annulled their effect through the recitation of the verses of the Qur'an. According to various traditions, different parts of the Qur'an are described to have a positive effect on an individual in terms of negating and preventing the effects of witchcraft, or for general well-being and becoming a better practicing Muslim. Eminent Muslim scholar of the India-Pakistan sub-continent Maulana Mohammad Zakariya Ra and Allama Shah Waliullah Dahlawi collected these verses in book form, which were already in use in his family as an antidote to witchcraft. This collection is popularly referred to as Manzil. Manzil is a collection of Ayaat and short Surahs from the Quran that are to be recited as a means of protection and antidote - Ruqya from Black Magic, Jinn,Witchcraft, Sihr, Sorcery, Evil Eye and the like as well as other harmful thing.
In Muslim countries, apostasy and blasphemy laws are defended on the grounds that they are based on Islamic Shari'a and intended to protect religion. But blasphemy and apostasy laws can be used both to suppress thought and debate and to harass religious minorities, both inside and outside Islam. This book – comprising contributions from Muslim scholars, experts and activists - critically and constructively engages with the theological, historical and legal reasoning behind the most restrictive state laws around the world to open up new ways of thinking. The book focuses on the struggle within Muslim societies in Iran, Egypt, Pakistan and Indonesia where blasphemy and apostasy laws serve powerful groups to silence dissent and stifle critical thought. The first part of the book covers the development of the law in shifting historical circumstances and surveys the interpretations of Qur'anic verses that seem to affirm freedom of religion. The second part examines the present politics and practices of prosecuting alleged blasphemers and/or apostates in Muslim countries. The third part looks to the future and where reforms of the law could be possible. Debates on Islam and freedom of expression are often cast in polarizing terms of rights versus religion, East versus West. This volume avoids such approaches by bringing together a diverse group of Muslim scholars and activists with the knowledge, commitment and courage to contest repressive interpretations of religion and provide a resource for reclaiming the human rights to freedom of expression and belief.
The book explains Sadrā’s theory of the nature of afterlife. It presents Sadrā’s philosophical premises concerning the nature of human beings and their physical and psychological developments through which Sadrā shows how the afterlife is intimately connected to the nature of the human being and how it is a natural stage of the evolution of each individual in which a corporeal body has no role. Presenting Mullā Sadrā in a new light, the aim of this book is to investigate Sadrā’s metaphysical principles of the Return (al-ma‘ād) that have been either partially presented or misunderstood in most of the existing secondary literature. Focusing on Sadrā’s philosophical works, specifically the Asfār and his commentary on the Quran, this study demonstrates how Sadrā is a philosopher able to carry the premises of the previous philosophical theories to radically different conclusions. Mullā Sadrā and Eschatology demonstrates the manner in which Sadrā explains the Return as presented in the Quran and Hadith, but also shows how he presents the Return as a natural stage of the evolution of human beings in which a corporeal body has no role. Thus, Sadrā offers a plausible philosophical explanation to the problem of bodily resurrection that had occupied Muslim philosophers for centuries. Explaining Mullā Sadrā ‘s distinctive method of "doing" philosophy, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Islamic Philosophy, Religion and Islamic Studies more broadly.
An accessible and accurate translation of the Quran that offers a rigorous analysis of its theological, metaphysical, historical, and geographical teachings and backgrounds, and includes extensive study notes, special introductions by experts in the field, and is edited by a top modern Islamic scholar, respected in both the West and the Islamic world. Drawn from a wide range of traditional Islamic commentaries, including Sunni and Shia sources, and from legal, theological, and mystical texts, The Study Quran conveys the enduring spiritual power of the Quran and offers a thorough scholarly understanding of this holy text. Beautifully packaged with a rich, attractive two-color layout, this magnificent volume includes essays by 15 contributors, maps, useful notes and annotations in an easy-to-read two-column format, a timeline of historical events, and helpful indices. With The Study Quran, both scholars and lay readers can explore the deeper spiritual meaning of the Quran, examine the grammar of difficult sections, and explore legal and ritual teachings, ethics, theology, sacred history, and the importance of various passages in Muslim life. With an introduction by its general editor, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, here is a nearly 2,000-page, continuous discussion of the entire Quran that provides a comprehensive picture of how this sacred work has been read by Muslims for over 1,400 years.
This is a study of madness in the medieval Islamic world. Using a wide variety of sources, from the fields of history, literature, and art, the late Michael Dols explores beliefs about madness in Islamic society, and examines attitudes towards individuals afflicted by mental illness or disability. The book demonstrates the links between Christian and Muslim medical beliefs and practices, and traces the influence of certain Christian beliefs, such as miracle-working, on Islamic practices. It breaks new ground in analysing the notions of the romantic fool, the wise fool, and the holy fool in medieval Islam within the framework of perceptions of mental illness. It shows that the madman was not regarded as a pariah, an outcast, or a scapegoat. This is a comprehensive and original work, whose insights into magic, medicine, and religion combine to open up our understanding of medieval Islamic society.