Should modern medical treatment be avoided in favour of the Prophetic Medicine? (Sh Fawzaan)

Q:

There are some people who advise with using the Prophetic Medicine and they warn against some modern day medical treatments, and we have seen that some patients have come to harm as a result of this warning, so what would you advise concerning this?

A:

The Prophetic Medicine which is authentically established is true and it is beneficial, and it should not stop you from using permissible medical drugs. It does not stop you from this. You can take both. They are all from that which Allaah has made to be a healing, as he sallAllaahu’alaihiwasallam said:

“Allaah did not send down a disease except that he sent down a cure for it – whether you are aware of it or not.”[1]

And he sallAllaahu’alaihiwasallam said:

“Take medical treatments and do not seek treatment in that which is haraam (impermissible).”[2]

So that medical treatment which is established and beneficial, then there is no problem in using it, along with using the Prophetic Medicine. They are both beneficial.

 


[1] Saheeh – see asSaheehah no.s 451 & 1650

[2] Sh al-Albaanee declared this wording of the hadeeth to be weak – see Da’eef-ul-Jaami’ no. 1569 & Da’eef Abee Daawood 3874. However other wordings of the hadeeth which encourage taking medical treatments are authentic such as:

“Take medical treatments, servants of Allaah! For indeed Allaah the Most High did not create a disease except that He made a treatment for it, except for one disease – old age”

Saheeh-ul-Jaami’ 2930

 

 

(Translated by Adnaan ibn Salman).

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