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is a new idea, a development of the last century; yet; interestingly enough, this information had
already been documented in the Qur'an (Surah Saba', 34:3) which states:
"He [i.e., Allah] is aware of an atom's weight in the heavens and on the earth and
even anything smaller than that..."
Undoubtedly, fourteen centuries ago that statement would have looked unusual, even to an Arab. For
him, the dharrah was the smallest thing there was. Indeed, this is proof, that the Qur'an is not
Another example of what one might expect to find in an "old book" that touches upon the subject of
health or medicine is outdated remedies or cures. Various historical sources state that the Prophet (s)
gave some advice about health and hygiene, yet most of these pieces of advice are not contained in
the Qur'an. At first glance, to the non-Muslims this appears to be a negligent omission. They cannot
understand why Allah would not "include" such helpful information in the Qur'an. Some Muslims
attempt to explain this absence with the following argument: "Although the Prophet's advice was
sound and applicable to the time in which he lived, Allah, in His infinite wisdom, knew that there
would come later medical and scientific advances which would make the Prophet's advice appear
outdated. When later discoveries occurred, people might say that such information contradicted that
which the Prophet (s) had given. Thus, since Allah would never allow any opportunity for the non-
Muslims to claim that the Qur'an contradicts itself or the teachings of the Prophet (s), He only included
in the Qur'an information and examples which could stand the test of time." However, when one
examines the true realities of the Qur'an in terms of its existence as a divine revelation, the entire
matter is quickly brought into its proper perspective, and the error in such argumentation becomes
clear and understandable.
It must be understood that the Qur'an is a divine revelation, and as such, all information in it is of
divine origin. Allah revealed the Qur'an from Himself. It is the words of Allah, which existed before
creation, and thus nothing can be added, subtracted or altered. In essence, the Qur'an existed and was
complete before the creation of Prophet Muhammad (s), so it could not possibly contain any of the
Prophet's own words or advice. An inclusion of such information would clearly contradict the purpose
for which the Qur'an exists, compromise its authority and render it inauthentic as a divine revelation.
Consequently, there was no "home remedies" in the Qur'an which one could claim to be outdated; nor
does it contain any man's view about what is beneficial to health, what food is best to eat, or what
will cure this or that disease. In fact, the Qur'an only mentions one item dealing with medical
treatment, and it is not in dispute by anyone. It states that in honey there is healing. And certainly, I
do not think that there is anyone who will argue with that!
Prophet Muhammad (s) and the Qur'an
If one assumes that the Qur'an is the product of a man's mind, then one would expect it to reflect
some of what was going on in the mind of the man who "composed" it. In fact, certain encyclopedias
and various books claim that the Qur'an was the product of hallucinations that Muhammad underwent.
If these claims are true - if it indeed originated from some psychological problems in Muhammad's
mind - then evidence of this would be apparent in the Qur'an. Is there such evidence? In order to
determine whether or not there is, one must first identify what things would have been going on in his
mind at that time and then search for these thoughts and reflections in the Qur'an.
It is common knowledge that Muhammad (s) had a very difficult life. All of his daughters died before
him except one, and he had a wife of several years who was very dear and important to him, who not
only proceeded him in death but died at a very critical period of his life. As a matter of fact, she must
have been quite a woman because when the first revelation came to him, he ran home to her, afraid.
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