Q 2: We notice that by reciting
certain Ayahs (Qur'anic verses) for patients, they tend to be affected by them. Should we recite these Ayahs
even if it has not been reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him), his Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet), or any of the Salaf (righteous predecessors) ever did this, or should we only adhere to authentic reports in this issue?
All the Noble Qur'an provides guidance and remedy. Allah (Exalted be He) says:
Say: “It is for those who believe, a guide and a healing."
He (Glorified be He) says:
And We send down of the Qur’ân that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe (in Islâmic Monotheism and act on it)
The preposition "of" mentioned in this Ayah, for expressing kind, denotes that the Qur'an itself is remedy and mercy. It does not denote here just some or parts of its whole. Based on this, seeking healing by any Ayahs is permissible, yet this does not oppose the fact that some Ayahs, as stated in authentic Hadiths, have special merit and influence.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions.