Tuesday 16th January 2018
 
 
Tue 16 Jan
No events for today
Wed 17 Jan
11:00 - 12:00 Mother and Baby Group
Mahfil Mother and Toddler sessions are back on! Join us on Wednesday mornings for play, activities and rhymes.
18:15 - 19:15 Martial Arts
Karate & Taekwondo classes for children aged 7-15. Only £4 a session. To register, please e-mail sports@sicm.org.uk
Thu 18 Jan
20:00 - 21:00 Thursday Programme
Salaat followed by Du'a Kumayl
Fri 19 Jan
20:00 - 22:00 Monthly Personalities
Celebrating the life of Lady Zaynab (AS)

Dinner will be served

8.00pm Salaat
8.20pm Dinner
8:55pm Qasida
9:00pm Qur'an
9.05pm Main talk by Shaykh Mohammed Ali Ismail
9.40pm Questions and Answers

Shaykh Mohammed Ali Ismail, from Peterborough, graduated in Law. He then went to Qum, Iran where he studied in the Hawza for ten years, specialising in Qur'an and Hadith Studies. While in Qum, he regularly taught on short courses and was Manager of the World Federation Islamic Education Board's Qum Office for three years. Having graduated from the Hawza in 2007, he went on to qualify as a professional teacher by completing the Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of Portsmouth. He then moved to Damascus, Syria where for two years he taught and trained future Ministers of Religion at the Islamic Institute for Post Graduate Studies. Shaykh Mohammed Ali resettled in the UK in 2010 and is currently Director of Research and Publications and a lecturer and editor at The Islamic College. He also conducts Personal Development Courses in Islamic fields of study and lectures in Islamic centres.
Sat 20 Jan
No events for today
Sun 21 Jan
06:30 - 08:00 Salaam Centre Meeting
Fajr salaat followed by discussing issues relating to The Salaam Centre. All are welcome. Breakfast will be served.
Mon 22 Jan
No events for today
 

CHAPTER 44

THE BELIEF CONCERNING THE REPORTS REGARDING MEDICINE (at-tib)

Says the Shaykh: Our belief as regards the reports handed down about medicine (at-tib) is that they are of various kinds.

    • Some of them have reference to the climatic conditions of Mecca and Medina, and are therefore not applicable to other conditions.
    • Some are reports from an expert based on his knowledge of the physical condition of the questioner (patient), not living far from his place, inasmuch as he (the 'alim) knew the condition of the questioner better than the questioner himself.
    • Some have been wrongfully interpolated in the books by opponents to show up the religion in false colours.
    • And among them are some regarding which the reporter has fallen into an error.
    • And among them are others concerning which something is remembered and something forgotten.

And what is related about honey ('asal), that it is the remedy for all diseases, is correct. Its meaning is that it is a remedy for all diseases due to cold (barid). And what is related concerning purification (after excretion) by cold water, for him who suffers from piles, applies only in the case of a patient whose piles are due to heat (harara). And what is related concerning brinjal (badinjan) as a curative agent, applies surely in the case of a person who eats dates at the time when they are ripening, and not at other times.

And as for the most effective of medicines for diseases, as reported from the Imams, on whom be peace, they are the verses of the Qur'an and its chapters and prayers, contained in reports, which are handed down by trustworthy authorities and through reliable channels.

Imam Ja'far said: In times past a physician (tabib) used to be called mu'alij (one who cures). Musa b. 'Imran said: 0 Lord, from whom does disease originate? He (Allah) said: From Me. Musa said: And from whom does medicine come? Allah said: From Me. Musa said: And why do the people have the mu'alij (physician)? Allah said: In order to please themselves. And for this reason the physician is called tabib. And the real meaning of at-tib is to treat one's self medically (tadawa).

In the niche (mihrab) of David, on whom be peace, a kind of grass used to grow every day, and it used to say: Take me, for verily I shall be useful for such and such a thing. At the end of his life, David saw a grass growing in his mihrab and he said to it: What is thy name? And the grass replied: I am the kharubiya. And David said: The mihrab is ruined. And thereafter nothing would grow in it.

The Prophet, on whom be the peace and blessings of God, said: He whom (the sura) al-Hamd (Fatiha) does not cure, may Allah not cure him.

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