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Causes of diseases according to the Qur’an

After receiving several emails from people asking me about the root cause of diseases according to Qur’an, I decided to write this article, which is a chapter of my series Qur’an and health e-books series.

I’m providing it for free to help you understand the real causes of diseases and how to choose between the available treatment options.

This e-book will completely change the way you think about the causes of disease. It’s totally different from what I learned in medical school and it’s different from what you usually hear from medical doctors.

The information you will learn in this e-book is priceless. If you really want to take control of your health, you should read this to the end.

I’ve also included a few tips for healthy people to maintain their health.

What is the real cause of diseases, according to the Quran?

When it comes to the causes of diseases, we learned in medical school to blame bacteria, viruses, fungi, our genes, etc.

But the truth is, you are the only one who is completely responsible for your health and sickness.

Continue reading and you will understand what I mean.

What do most Muslims believe about the causes of disease?

They think that diseases are beyond their control and that they have no ability to change the situation, as if it’s their destiny.

Muslims are used to saying, “Alhamdulillah for everything that’s the will of Allah and I accept it.”

But is that true? Is it the will of Almighty Allah to make you sick?

If not, where do sickness and disease come from?

Is it possible that all diseases – including genetic diseases – are manmade?

If all diseases are manmade, what about the bacterial, fungal, and viral infections over which we have no control?

Let’s see what Almighty Allah said in the Quran about the cause of diseases and then answer the following questions.

The causes of diseases, according to the Quran

Almighty Allah said: “Whatever good befalls you is from Allah, and whatever ill befalls you is from yourself” (Qur’an 4:79)

“Whatever misfortune befalls you, it is because of what your hands have earned; and yet He pardons much” (Qur’an 42:30)

When the Prophet Abraham peace be upon him was praising Almighty Allah, he said: “He who created me, and guides me * He who feeds me, and waters me *And when I get sick, He heals me * He who makes me die, and then revives me” (Qur’an 26: 78-82)

Did you notice that the Prophet Abraham peace be upon him said “created me, guides me, feeds me, waters me, makes me die, revives me” but when he mentioned sickness, he didn’t say “makes me sick”! Instead, he said, “And when I get sick he heals me”.

Almighty Allah also mentioned the story of Prophet Job, who was sick for many years: “And mention our servant Job, when he called out to his Lord, “Satan has afflicted me with hardship and pain” (Qur’an 38:41)

The Prophet Job peace be upon him didn’t say, “O Allah that is your will” or “O Allah heal me from the disease with which you have afflicted me.”

These verses from the Qur’an are clear indications that diseases are not from Almighty Allah. They are a result of your unhealthy lifestyle and stem from a violation of the health guidelines in the Quran and Hadith.

The bottom line is: “You are the only one who is in charge of your health and your sickness.”

You might be wondering “What about hereditary diseases?”

Now you know that diseases are a consequence of what you have earned and a violation of the health guidelines in the Qur’an and Hadith.

Thus, the concept of hereditary diseases is like blaming other people for your own mistakes (with the exception of newborns and children, which I will explain later).

If you were born healthy and got sick later, in your twenties or thirties, you must realize that you have been doing something wrong – something that led to the deterioration of your health.

It’s not the fault of your “genes.” It’s your fault; you are the only one responsible for getting sick.

Here is another reason why hereditary diseases don’t make sense.

We know that justice is one of Almighty Allah’s names; therefore, he will never punish you for the mistakes of others.

Almighty Allah said in the Qur’an: “That no bearer of a burden will carry the burden of another * And that the human being attains only what he strives for * And that his efforts will be witnessed * Then he will be rewarded for it the fullest reward” (Qur’an 53: 38-41)

In the Quran, Almighty Allah also mentioned a group of ancient people and said: “That was a nation who has passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned, and you of what you earn. And you will not be asked of what they used to do” (Qur’an 2:141)

You will get only what you earned and deserve. If you are following a lifestyle that improves your health, surely Almighty Allah will reward you with good health. The reverse applies if you are following a lifestyle that worsens your health.

The good news is that most of your body cells take anywhere from a few days to three or six months to completely rejuvenate and replace themselves with new cells. This means you will have an almost-brand-new body every six months.

If you start following a healthy lifestyle today, you will see amazing results after six months but if you continue the same lifestyle that created your health condition, you will have the same weak cells, the same symptoms, and the same disease.

Children and hereditary diseases

Newborns and children have no control over their diet and lifestyle. They rely completely on their mothers.

Therefore, to have a healthy child with a good immune system, mothers should take care of their lifestyles and diets before getting pregnant, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding.

Mothers should learn about the best health tips and healthy lifestyles.

In today’s world, a lot of misleading information has spread, so before making any decision concerning your health or your child’s health, you must do your own research.

The bottom line is to follow the best health tips that are natural and seem logical.



Is it possible that genetic diseases are manmade?

You might be surprised but the answer is YES.

When I was doing my research into the causes of disease, genetic diseases weren’t even on my mind. However, I inadvertently came across various studies that prove genetic diseases are manmade.

Mutagens are a physical or chemical substance that changes the DNA or sometimes RNA of our cells and therefore lead to genetic diseases.

Exposure to radiation (x-rays, C.T. scans, cell phones, laptops, and microwaves) and various chemical substances on a daily basis leads to DNA damage.

Here is a study about The effects of low-dose gamma radiation with respect to DNA damage, chromosomal aberration, and the expression of repair genes in human blood cells

This is another study about the chemical substance which affects our genes.

More scientific studies and details can be found in my series of Qur’an and health e-books.

Almighty Allah said: “He who perfected everything He created and originated the creation of man from clay” (Qur’an 32:7)

“The One Who created, then made (the creation) perfect” (Qur’an 87:2)

“All blessings belong to Allah, the best Creator (Qur’an 23:14)

“It is He Who has created the skies in seven layers. You see no disharmony in the creation of the All-Merciful. So look again. Do you see any flaw?” (Qur’an 67:3)

“Verily, we created human in the best stature” (Qur’an 95: 4)

The creation of Almighty Allah is always perfect. Imperfections take place when we change the Creator’s creation, either intentionally or unintentionally.

What is the result of having the same lifestyle as a family member?

In my opinion, hereditary diseases are the result of family members following the same unhealthy lifestyle – especially following the same unhealthy diet.

Just think about this for a moment. If most modern chronic diseases have hereditary causes, then:

Why did our grandparents experience fewer diseases in their lifetimes?

Why is the health of our children worse than the health of our elderly?

Why do some children have “hereditary diseases” that don’t exist in their family history?

Why do we have more disabled and sick children today than ever before in history?

Our grandparents’ health was MUCH better than our children’s health is today. In the past, there were VERY few cases of diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, autoimmune diseases, or cancer as compared to today.

These diseases were known to affect adults and the elderly but today we see children who have these diseases and who have no family history of them whatsoever. We even see new diseases like autism and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

Here is a study, published in the American Diabetes Association Journal, that highlights The Rise of Childhood Type 1 Diabetes in the 20th Century.

What about the bacterial, fungal, and viral infections over which we don’t have control?

These pathogens are easy to pick up when your immune system is weak. You must make your immune system strong enough to protect yourself from these infections.

We must change the famous statement Muslims around the world say when they get sick: “That’s the will of Allah and I accept it” so that it becomes “None has the right to be worshiped but you oh Allah, glorified are you and truly I have been one of the wrongdoers!” (Quran 21:87), as the Prophet Jonah called out to Almighty Allah when he was in the belly of the whale.

That’s the most appropriate thing to say during a time of affliction that is the result of your own deeds. Almighty Allah said in the next verse: “So We answered him, and saved him from the affliction. Thus we save the faithful.”

Every illness has a cure


Whatever disease you have, there is a cure for it; don’t listen to any doctor who says your disease is incurable. They teach us in medical school that chronic diseases have no cure and that the treatments are only symptomatic.

How could that be possible if our Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him said that every illness has a cure?

I need you to take the first step toward your optimum health, which is recognizing your mistakes, reversing the conditions that created your current health condition, and making a commitment to do whatever it takes to restore your health.

Ask yourself what you have been doing wrong over the past few years that created your symptoms or disease. If you can’t figure out the root cause of your health condition or if you’ve tried everything and nothing has worked, I’m here to help you.

My mission is to provide you with evidence-based natural healing methods and techniques to show you how to take control of your health.

I followed many naturopathic and medical doctors around the world who developed incredible protocols to treat diseases naturally but something was always missing.

Some of them focused on one aspect of health (mostly diet) while others treated their patients holistically without eliminating the root cause of the disease, so their patients were coming back after a few years with the same problems.

Most of them don’t educate the patient about the root cause, the best health tips, how to live a healthy lifestyle or how to prevent diseases in the future.

I focus on eliminating the root cause of your disease, detoxifying your body, and boosting your immune system, which will help your body heal itself naturally.

Most importantly I focus on patient education. I will enlighten you about all the root causes of diseases; provide you with the best healthy lifestyle so that you can have a full control over your health.

I will also provide you with the best health tips that you and your family can follow to prevent diseases and secure your health for a lifetime.

I believe this is the best health insurance you can ever get.

Let’s restore your health now. Get a health and lifestyle consultation.

Tips for healthy people to maintain their health

DO NOT ignore acute symptoms; these symptoms are like warning signs and you should never ignore them.

DO NOT suppress symptoms with pharmaceutical drugs. Learn how to treat your symptoms naturally.

DO NOT rely on the traditional tests of modern medicine to diagnose the early stage of your health condition.

Traditional tests in modern medicine (such as a CBC, a blood chemistry profile, and urinalysis) are used, for most patients, to diagnose a disease. If the results are normal, we tell the patients that they are healthy even if they have severe symptoms and then we prescribe pharmaceutical drugs to shut down the symptoms.

What these tests really say is that you don’t have a “diagnosable disease” YET.  You can’t rely on these tests to diagnose the early stages of any disease.

In fact, the acute symptoms are more than enough for you to realize that your health is deteriorating. They should be considered as signs for an early stage of a disease.

The biggest mistake people make when dealing with their health conditions and how you can avoid it?

The key to optimum health is in your hands; don’t search for it in the wrong places. Symptoms are just the consequences and the root cause is your lifestyle.

Here is an example of how most people deal with their health conditions.

A man loses his key in a dark room with no electricity. He looks at the window and realizes that there is a light outside the room.

He decides to search for the key outside, where there is light. That way, he will find the key faster! Surely he will never find the key outside his room, right?

The key is his health, the dark room is his awareness and consciousness, and the electricity is the best health tips from reliable resources.

If he gets the electricity, he will get the light and hence find the lost key EASILY.

You can search for reliable resources to increase your awareness and get the best solutions for your health condition.

Or you can do what everybody else is doing and search for solutions in the wrong places.

You might be wondering, “How can I find the best health tips from reliable resources?” 

Here is the golden rule.

If your doctor is not taking the time to address the root cause of your health condition and if she/he prescribes a lifetime of medications instead of giving you a clear solution based on a holistic approach (mind, soul, spirit, and body) to restore your health, you will need to immediately seek a second opinion.

Always do your own research. Talk to naturopathic doctors and holistic healers before making any decision concerning your health.

Are naturopathic doctors, holistic healers, herbalists, and chiropractors really quacks?

This topic needs an article of its own. There are endless mutual accusations between medical doctors and alternative medicine practitioners.

My conclusion, as a medical doctor who spent five years comparing modern and alternative medicine, is that those who set up the medical system are the real quacks.

They are using the media to spread their propaganda and call the real healers who are trying to save people’s lives “quacks.”

I’m not against the whole medical system. I believe that emergency doctors and surgeons are doing a great job.

But the statistics show that modern medicine has failed miserably when it comes to chronic diseases. There is no cure for chronic diseases in modern medicine AT ALL.

Whereas alternative medicine remedies support your body in its process of natural healing.

If alternative medicine is not effective, “why the British royal family uses homeopathy?”

I ask all medical doctors to take the time and read about the guidelines natural healers are following before calling these incredible healers quacks.

Follow your innate feeling

We all have an innate feeling that tells us whether we made the right decision.

If you feel completely comfortable with your choice after doing your own research and consulting with alternative medicine practitioners, go for it.

But if you still confused or lost between two choices, you need to pray Istikhara.

Consult with your creator through Istikhara prayer

This powerful prayer seeks Allah’s guidance in making the right decision and the best choice when you are not sure exactly which way to go, such as in choosing the right treatment, deciding on a surgery, accepting a job, getting married, choosing a house, moving to another country or any other situation in which you can’t decide between two choices.

You are literally asking Almighty Allah for a consultation to choose the best option for you.

How to pray Istikhara

Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah said:

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to teach us the way of doing Istikhara, in all matters as he taught us the chapters of the Quran. He said, “If anyone is thinking to do any job he should pray two Rakat other than the compulsory ones and say (after the prayer):

O Allah! I seek guidance from your knowledge and with your power (and might) I seek strength and I ask for Your great blessings, because you have the Power and I do not have the power. You know everything and I do not know, and you have knowledge of the unseen.

O Allah! If in your knowledge this action (name it) is better for my religion, for my life and the hereafter then make it destined for me and make it easy for me and then add blessings [baraka’] in it, for me.

O Allah! In your knowledge, if this action (name it again) is bad for me, bad for my religion, for my life and the hereafter then keep it away from me and keep me away from it and whatever is better for me, destine that for me and then make me satisfied with it.”

Here is a quick three-minutes video about the conditions of Istikhara prayer and what signs you may see after praying Istikhara.

Take your time and do not rush to decide about a treatment

Medical doctors may say you don’t have much time, that you must accept their treatments or otherwise you will die within a few months or years, as they always say to cancer patients.

This is your health, your body, and your choice. Don’t let medical bullying and fear influence your decision.

Ironically, studies show that those who refused chemotherapy lived longer than those who underwent chemotherapy and radiation.

Worse than that, there is not a single cancer patient who has ever been cured by chemotherapy. Not a single documented case in the history of Western medicine.

So take your time to make your decision.

Your health is your wealth 

It’s strange how people conduct research for weeks or even months before choosing which house or car to buy but don’t put in half that effort when it comes to their health.

Your health is your wealth. Do intensive research into possible natural alternatives before you follow any treatment based on “pharmaceutical drugs” only.

The bottom line is that you are the one who created your health condition and you are the only one who can reverse it by learning more about the root cause of your health condition and correcting your lifestyle.



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