We have to pay for our health. When we get sick, we go to the
doctors and get doctor’s advices and medications .We have to pay for
the doctor advices and medications prescribed by the doctors. In some
cases, we are advised to undergo surgery and we pay for the cost of the
operations. We try to save money by not going regularly to the doctors
for regular medical examination. Some of us choose not to go and see
the doctors not because we want to save money but we fear to be told by
the doctors that we have such and such diseases. We choose detached on
our health and we prefer to go to see the doctors when we are really
sick. We think we can get health when we take the medication prescribe
by the doctors or after surgery has been performed on us. According to
research, men are more reluctant to spend money on their health when
compared with women. Women will see doctors for their health more often
than men will. According to research, men spend money more for their
cars than on their health and women will spend money more on cosmetics
and clothes than on their health. Generally, peoples spend money on
their health only when they are sick. When they take medication, they
usually want to get well as soon as possible. Many do not like to spend
money on health. Many are willing to spend money on health only when
they are forced to do so. Generally, many will only visit a doctor when
they are sick and few will ever visit a doctor because they do not want
to be sick. It is commonly said that prevention is better than cure.
Ideally, the correct practice is to visit a doctor in order you would
not get sick. Nowadays, is the practice of medicines follows the
principle that prevention is better than cure or the practice of
medicines is more to alleviate the symptoms rather than to cure? Is
anyone among you are sick. Is anyone among you are having Diabetic or
Hypertension. What doctors usually say about these most common
diseases? Doctors will often prescribe you some medication that you
have to take until the rest of your lifetime and usually all doctors
would say to you that there is no cure for all these diseases.
Do all of you agree with the doctors, that there is no cure for
these diseases? Doctors are supposed to be the expert on diseases and
medicines. In my opinion, doctors should not say that there are no
cures to all these diseases but they should say that we have not found
the cure to all these diseases. Prophet Muhammad saw used to say, all
diseases have a cure and so there must be a cure to all diseases but we
have not found the way how to cure the diseases. Even experts on
medicine cannot claim to be the experts, as the real expert is Allah
who is the creator of mankind. As human, we have limited knowledge and
we only know what Allah has thought us. I would like to ask all of you
some questions. Is knowledge comes from reading books or knowledge
comes from Allah. Allah thought Prophet Adam and Allah did not teach
all the angels and so when Allah asked Prophet Adam, he can answer all
the questions but when Allah asked the angels, none of them is able to
answer the questions. Allah thought Prophet Khidir on certain matters
which Allah did not teach Prophet Musa and when Nabi Musa followed Nabi
Khidir, many things are not understood by Nabi Musa and Nabi Musa was
advised by Nabi Khidir to remain silence until the journey ends. Many
thinks knowledge comes from reading of books and listening to lectures
but the truth is knowledge comes from Allah and Allah gives knowledge
to those who often think and wonders about the creations of Allah and
often ask the questions why? All the genius in the world has the
qualities of questioning why? , How? Do you have this quality? Most do
not like to think or to ask the questions, they prefer to follow.
Prophet Ibrahim was a person who always thinks and asked the questions
which normal peoples often do not do. He was a person who asked who is
my God and finally Allah gave him knowledge to know that his God is the
one that create him and the creator of the whole world and mankind.
Allah gave knowledge to those who thinks and all thinkers are often the
researcher and scientists. All these knowledgeable persons or
scientists are only knowledgeable on material things but not
knowledgeable on their creator.
Can we ask these questions, why we cannot cure many diseases, what causes some peoples to become sick?
How diseases can be cured and can we have a world without diseases.
Who makes us to become sick and who cure our diseases?
Is it true that germs cause us to have diseases?
It is true that evil spirit or Jinn causes us to have diseases?
Can someone gives us diseases or sent to us something that caused diseases to us?
Knowledge comes from Allah and as the Quran is the words of Allah
and Hadis is the words of Prophet Muhammad saw and it goes without
arguments that we can obtain true knowledge only from the Quran and
Hadis and our research is only to prove that the Quran and Hadis are
the truth. According to the Quran all conditions inflicting a person is
influenced by their actions and that include all the conditions that
inflicted a person in this world and hereafter. A disease comes from
Allah and only Allah can cure all diseases. Other than Allah no one has
the power to inflict any diseases to anyone or to cure any diseases.
Diseases are not caused by germs or jinn or the actions of other human
being. Diseases come from Allah and Allah inflicted a person with a
disease because of their bad habits. Bad actions of a person are the
causes of his or her diseases. When we have negative behaviors, we will
have diseases and when we have positive behaviors, we will get health.
Diseases and Health are the consequences of our own actions and not the
actions of others. If we want to be healthy we must have a correct
actions or in a medical term, a correct lifestyle. If we choose to have
diseases, we follow a bad actions or a wrong life style. Health and
diseases are from Allah but Allah destined us to have health or
diseases according to the lifestyle that we have chosen. It is wrong to
believe that diseases come from Jinn or it comes from the action of
other peoples or it comes as a result of the infection of germs or
viruses. Diseases are the result of our own actions and in children;
they inherit the genetic of their parents
All over the world is moving towards another new paradigm of the
causes of diseases. The whole world used to believe that germs and
viruses and worms cause diseases. All these creatures of Allah are
involved in the process of diseases but they are not the causes of
diseases. Scientist in the olden days used to detect the presence of
germs and viruses and its relation to the occurrence of diseases. When
scientists found penicillin can kill germs, antibiotics were found and
later various types of antibiotics are found to kill bacteria but not
viruses. Men have not found anything to kill viruses. Now there are
many diseases that are not associated with the infection of germs or
viruses. Evidence shows that wrong lifestyle causes diseases. How wrong
lifestyles can cause diseases. When we have wrong lifestyles we will
have both emotional and physical stress. Stresses effect digestion of
food, absorption of foods and elimination of wastes. When a person has
stress that the body cannot handle, production of digestive enzymes
decreases, bad bacteria in the bowel proliferates; stored minerals are
used to counter stress, increase of heart beat, increase blood
circulation, storage glucagon are used to provide extra energy to the
body, absorption of food is reduced and the desire to have food reduced
but in some people it increases.
Prophet Muhammad saw says the centre of the body is the stomach. If
the stomach is good then the blood that flows in the body will be good
and the person will get health. If the stomach is bad, the blood that
flows in the body will be bad and the person will get diseases. When a
person is stress the first part of the body that is affected is the
stomach. Stress is of two types; Emotional and physical stress.
Emotional is related with the mind and soul and physical is related
with the body. Men are made of mind, body and soul. Emotional stress
is conquered by always be happy, forgive and forget, and have no fear,
no frustration, no sadness when not getting what we want, no malice on
anybody, positive outlook, talk positive, and always think positive.
Physical stress is conquered by eating good foods, eating and cooking
foods the correct ways and always do exercises.
Prof. Dr. Nasoha Saabin
Dean of Faculty of Optometry
International University College of Technology Twintech
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia