The claim that Allah's Names help in treating diseases
Q: All praises are due to Allah Alone, and may peace and blessings be upon the Prophet (Muhammad) after whom there is no prophet.The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' has studied the letter that was sent to His Eminence the Grand Mufty (Islamic scholar qualified to issue legal opinions) by the inquirer `Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al-Luhaydan, Head of the Department of Da`wah, and Guidance, and which was referred to the Committee by the Secretariat General of the Council of Senior Scholars with the number (95/S) and dated 2/11/1421 A.H.. The inquirer asked a question in which he said: I refer to Your Eminence what was sent to me and it is currently discussed especially in some girls' schools and our educational guidance centers. It is about a sheet of paper on which an issue related to Al-Madinah Newspaper is written. The holder of the papers mentions that he found out the following:
Allah's Most Beautiful Names have an immense healing power that cures
a great number of diseases.- Each Name of Allah's Most Beautiful Names has the power to stimulate the immune system to work effectively in a certain organ of the human body.- And he mentions his son and a number of volunteers as a practical successful example that proves his claim; in their case repeating certain Divine Names for ten minutes was proved effective. (Part No. 2; Page No. 413) - That the same Names of Allah, the Exalted, which cure diseases can also be used for prevention.- That the healing power is doubled when reciting the curing Ayahs (Qur'anic Verses) after Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah) by Allah's Most Beautiful Names.The publisher asks people to try this and tell him the result.Consequently, I would like Your Eminence, may Allah protect you, to explain this matter and clarify it to people, so that they will be on true guidance with regard to the Attributes of their Lord.
After the Committee had studied this Fatwa request, it answered as follows:Allah, the Exalted, says,
And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allâh, so call on Him by them, and leave the company of those who belie or deny (or utter impious speech against) His Names. They will be requited for what they used to do.
Moreover the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
Allah has Ninety-Nine Names; whoever makes Ihsa' of them [by learning them by heart, knowing their meaning and acting according to them] will go to Paradise.
These Names include Allah's Greatest Name, by which if He is called on, He responds; and if He is asked, He grants. No one knows the number of the Names of Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) but Him, and they are all Most Beautiful. These Names and their indication to the Perfection, Glory and Greatness of Allah should be emphasized. It is forbidden to deviate in regard to them by denying them, denying the attribution of some of them to Allah, denying their indication of perfection and glory, or denying (Part No. 2; Page No. 414) what they comprise of the Great Attributes of Allah. An example of deviation with regard to Allah's Names, is what was claimed by a person called Sayyid Karim, his student, and his son in the sheet of paper which he distributed among people. It is claimed in this paper that Allah's Most Beautiful Names cure a huge number of diseases. Moreover, by using different accurate measurement methods to measure the energy inside the human body, he was able to find out that each Name of Allah's Most Beautiful Names stimulates the immune system to work efficiently in a certain organ of the human body. By applying the law of resonance Dr.
Ibrahim Karim allegedly managed to discover that mentioning one of Allah's Most Beautiful Names leads to the improvement of the biological energy cycles in the human body.He said: It is known that pharaohs are the first who studied and set the measurements of the biological energy cycles in the human body by the pharaonic pendulum. Afterwards he mentioned a group of Allah's Names written on a table assuming that each one of them has a certain benefit for the body or even cures a certain disease. He manifested that by drawing a human body and he wrote one of Allah's Names on its different organs. In fact, this act is Batil (null and void); because it is a sort of deviation regarding Allah's Names and abusing them. It is only permissible to supplicate to Allah by His Names, according to the Ayah in which Allah says,
...so call on Him by them
Moreover, it is permissible to emphasize Allah's Great Attributes they indicate; because each Name of them comprises an Attribute of Allah (Exalted and Glorified be He) and it is not permissible to use them in anything else (Part No. 2; Page No. 415) except supplication. There should be evidence from Shar` (Islamic Law) to prove otherwise. In regard to the assumption that they are useful in such-and-such cases or cure such-and-such diseases without any evidence from Shar`, it is considered like saying things about Allah of which you have no knowledge.Allah, the Exalted, says,
Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): "(But) the things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are Al-Fawâhish (great evil sins and every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse) whether committed openly or secretly, sins (of all kinds), unrighteous oppression, joining partners (in worship) with Allâh for which He has given no authority, and saying things about Allâh of which you have no knowledge."
Consequently, this sheet of paper must be destroyed.The above mentioned people should repent to Allah from such an act and never practice it again for its association with `Aqidah (creed) and legal rulings.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.