USING MEDICINES DOES NOT CONTRADICT THE IDEA OF PUTTING ONE’S TRUST IN ALLAH?

USING MEDICINES DOES NOT CONTRADICT THE IDEA OF PUTTING ONE’S TRUST IN ALLAH

USING MEDICINES DOES NOT CONTRADICT THE IDEA OF PUTTING ONE’S TRUST IN ALLAH?

FIRSTLY.

USING MEDICINES IS PRESCRIBED IN GENERAL TERMS. :-

It was narrated that Abu’l-Dardaa’ (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Allaah created the disease and the remedy, so treat disease but do not treat it with things which are haraam.’”

AL-MU’JAM AL-KABEER AL-TABARAANI (HADITH 20153)

SOURCE OF AL-MU’JAM AL-KABEER AL-TABARAANI :-

http://www.islamweb.net/hadith/display_hbook.php?indexstartno=0&hflag=&pid=290831&bk_no=477&startno=75

Usamah bin Sharik said:”Some Bedouins asked: ‘O Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) shall we treat (our ill)?’ He said: ‘Yes, O worshipers of Allah! Use remedies. For indeed Allah did not make a disease but He made a cure for it’ – or – ‘a remedy. Except for one disease.’ They said: ‘O Messenger of Allah (s.a.w)! What is it?’ He said: ‘Old age.'” (Sahih)

SUNAN TIRMIDHI (Vol. 4, Book 2, Hadith 2038)
ADAB UL MUFRAD (Book 14, Hadith 291)

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SECONDLY.

USING MEDICINE DOES NOT CONTRADICT THE IDEA OF PUTTING ONE’S TRUST IN ALLAAH (TAWAKKUL). :-

IBN AL-QAYYIM SAID :-

In the saheeh ahaadeeth there is the command to use medicine, and that this does not contradict the idea of putting one’s trust in Allaah, just as warding off hunger, thirst, heat and cold by means of their opposites does not contradict it. Rather, true Tawheed cannot be attained unless one takes the means which Allaah created and which lead to the ends both in terms of divine decree and in terms of sharee’ah. Neglecting the means undermines the essence of putting one’s trust in Allaah and undermines the Divine command and wisdom, because the one who neglects them thinks that this is a sign of stronger trust in Allaah. But neglecting them is a sign of helplessness which contradicts putting one’s trust in Allaah, the essence of which is the heart’s dependence on Allaah to acquire that which will benefit a person in both his religious commitment and worldly affairs, and will ward off that which will harm him in both his religious commitment and worldly affairs. Alongside this dependence one must also take the means, otherwise one will be ignoring the wisdom and command of Allaah. We should not regard helplessness as putting our trust in Allaah, or putting our trust in Allaah as helplessness.

(ZAAD AL-MA’AAD, 4/15)

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