Science of Spiritual Healing

Islamic Sufi Spiritual Healing is based on the knowledge extracted from Quran and Sunnah based on the concept of Seek, Send and Heal through Nur. Revealed and taught to us by the beloved friends of Allah Almighty and descended’s of Rasool Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam); The King of Baghdad Huzoor Sayyed-e-na Shaikh Muhi-ud-Din Abdul Qadir Jilani (rahmatullah alaihi), Hazrat Shaikh Khwaja Syed Muhammad Mu’inuddin Chishti Ajmeri (rahmatullah alaihi) and Hazrat Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi (rahmatullah alaihi). People mostly deem Islamic Spiritual Healing as with Sufic Healing or Sufi Healing. Renewed interest in spiritual healing methods will only help to further the state of modern medicine as we benefit from the experiences and knowledge of our predecessors in this noble field of healing.

The Sufis are high rank spiritual teachers within Islam, whose one of their responsibility is to maintain and transmit the hidden, deeper knowledge contained in the Holy Qur’an. For the Sufis, the supreme object of life is to serve and obey Allah, to emulate His divine attributes, and thereby to earn His pleasure. Among the service to humanity, that which the Sufis consider superior to all others is the healing of the sick. Their method is called the Sufi Healing.

The Sufi healing method is an Islamic healing method using Divine spiritual power practiced exclusively by the Sufis for centuries. The basic principle in Sufi Healing is that the True Healer is Allah Himself, the Sufis only act as mediators.

The physical healing methods of the Sufis derive first from the Holy Qur’an and second from the traditions and actions of the Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) The Sufis use four things in their treatment of diseases: prayers, medicine, by practicing something, or using specific things.

Prayers in Islam is known as salat, a specific practice combining body movements and reciting of Qur’anic verses and supplications, which must be performed five times a day. While the true purpose of salat and fasting are to reach Allah’s proximity, it can also give spiritual nourishment and harmonize the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual life, if done properly.

Traditional medicine or therapy (water therapy, aromatherapy, etc.) sometimes also used by the Sufis depending on the condition of the patient.

Zikr, simply translated as “Divine remembrance”, is also practiced as a method to cure mental or physical illness. It is performed by repeating holy verses or Allah’s attributes either individually or in a group, usually under supervision of a Sufi teacher.

The Sufis also combine the using of Allah’s attributes and holy verses with prayer in a specific and complex method. The formulations may be written on a paper, bone, or leather, which is called wifq. Those things are to be put it in a glass of water to be taken by the patient or buried in the ground, or carried around by the patient. The formulations can also be spoken aloud or in heart, or using many other ways. This can be applied not only to cure mental or physical illness, but also to solve family, financial, or social problem.

This last method uses power from Allah’s angels for constructive purposes only, and it is not the same with voodoo, black magic, or witchcraft which use the power from jinn or evil spirits which can be used for destructive purposes.

“O ye who believe, be conscious of Allah
and keep the company with those who are truthful.” (9:119)

Holy Quran Zumar {39: 53,54}
{Allah’s Order to Rasullullah to teach Creation}
Say: “O my Servants, who have transgressed against their souls!
Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins:
for He is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.

The Science Of Spiritual Healing

  • The Sufi Spiritual Healing process rejuvenates the body’s life force and strengthens it through several focal points throughout the body.
  • The spiritual technique produces a neuro-psychological effect which leads.
  • The central nervous system to produce a carefully orchestrated endocrine response which relieves pain, heals the disease of the affected areas, and balances the entire body.

Health as Related to Physical Fitness and Activity The human body requires food and drink, however not all such matters are digestible and they do not all become part of the human body.

  • Instead precipitates of unconverted nutrients may settle as sediment and since the body cannot dispose of them naturally, with time, their accumulations can cause various illnesses.
  • Initially, such accumulations may manifest as localized accumulations before they affect the blood and are transported through the blood stream to accessible parts of the body.

Though initially one’s condition may manifest in the form of bowel problems,

  • With time, any greater buildup of such sediment becomes more dangerous and manifests as localized illnesses that may spread in the body at later stage.
  • Hence comes the importance of studying the pathology of disease and the history of its development. Acknowledging physical malaise causing bowel problems, one may accustoms ones self to strong purgative resulting in further complications.
  • In fact, most of such drugs are toxic and can interfere with and eliminate both the good and bad. Addictions to such drugs can further complicate one’s condition because they are hot and interactive and they can weaken the immune system,
  • Predispose patients to arrhythmia’s, affect the kidney and develop various disorders and deficiencies. Appropriate physical exercise is necessary to refresh the organs, ease the flow of food and nutrients, enhance digestion, and prevent such accumulations.

Furthermore, natural and methodical control of movements and muscular actions

  • Lightens the spirit, refreshes the mind, rejuvenates the body organs, improves one’s self, strengthens muscular tone,
  • Prevents callousness of the joints,
  • Strengthens the tendons and ligaments,
  • Lessens the possibility of somatic disorders, and abates most illnesses.
  • This also depends on the level of physical exercise, their balance, moderation, or intensity.

In general, routines dedicated to any particular limb strengthen it just like dedicating one’s thoughts to a specific subject strengthens one’s memory. Hence, each part of the body requires specific routines.

The lungs require reading exercise and their levels began from reading silently, and advancing gradually in intensity and loudness.

Hearing exercise require careful responsive attention by stimulating the auditory nerves and ears, and it develops to the pint where sound either increases in volume or decreases by distance or by intensity of one’s wavelength.

Speaking exercise increases oral command; and besides helping recognition by physical and mental vision, eye exercises enhance one’s vision, strengthens the ocular muscles and in some cases can help correct nearsightedness and farsightedness.

Thus, hiking, swimming, normal walking exercise at moderate pace, riding on horseback, archery, and similar sports, are most healthy for the entire body.

Adopting such programs of physical exercise even can

  • Infectious diseases
  • Ulcers and colic among others

Origins of Sufi Spiritual Healing

Spiritual healers inherited the methods that Allah’s messengers were using, and from one generation to another have practiced these methods up to the present time. In the Islamic tradition, healers utilize both medicinal remedies and spiritual means. The spiritual techniques follow scientific principles which utilize the patient’s latent energy and the power contained in the devotions and supplications and meditations of the prophets, messengers, and “wise men” of Allah.

Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was once in a session where he was curing people through spiritual methods when he was asked whether or not remedies should be sought from medicines. He said, “Yes, you must seek remedy from medicine, because whatever disease Allah has created in this world, He has also created its remedy as well. But there is one disease for which He has not created any remedy, which is old age.”

Each and every prescribed Quranic verse has its unique healing property which differs from those of other verses.

Check short quranic duas  which are some examples of verses used in Sufi Spiritual Healing.


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