“Satan rejoiced when Adam (peace be upon him) came out of Paradise, but he did not know that when a diver sinks into the sea, he collects pearls and then rises again.”
The Wisdom of Ibn Al-Qayyim Jawziyyah
I am proud to bring to you, wisdom of Ibn Al- Qayyim. Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr (more commonly known as Ibn Qayyim or Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah) (1292-1350CE / 691 AH- 751 AH) was a famous Sunni Islamic jurist, commentator on the Qur’an, astronomer, chemist, philosopher, psychologist, scientist and theologian. Although he is commonly referred to as “the scholar of the heart,” given his extensive works pertaining to human behavior and ethics, Ibn Qayyim’s scholarship was focused on the sciences of Hadith and Fiqh.
“If knowledge had a face, it would have been more beautiful than the shams wal qamar (sun and the moon).”
Ibn Al-Qayyim Jawziyyah
“When you make Dua, it is a sign that Allah loves you and has intended good for you.”
Ibn Al-Qayyim Jawziyyah
“When you do not have knowledge, someone could bring you dirt and you will believe it to be gold.”
“Speech remains as a slave to you, but the moment it leaves your mouth, you become its slave.”
“If you wish to check how much you love Allah, then see how much your heart loves the Quran, and you will know the answer.”
“As long as you are performing prayer, you are knocking at the door of Allah, and whoever is knocking at the door of Allah, Allah will open it for him.”
“Women are one half of society which gives birth to the other half so it is as if they are the entire society.”
— Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
Healing with the Medicine of the Prophet is the panacea for those in search of good health. Although it was written by the author, Ibn Al-Qayyim, over six hundred and fifty years ago, it is extremely timely work for our generation in which health and natural health care products have become an important aspect of the lives of so many. The author presents the guidance of the Prophet in dealing with a variety of health issues, including treatment of ailment and preventive remedies to keep the body fit. As the Qur’an and Sunnah are the main sources of Islamic lifestyle, it only stands to reason that they should likewise be referred to in the matters of health and fitness. This is the approach taken by Ibn Al-Qayyim as he presents Verses of the Qur’an and statements of the Prophet as his main reference in these issues of health and medicines. The final chapters the this work include an extremely beneficial glossary of remedies, herbs, foods and other natural substances that aid in the journey towards better health.