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The Principles and Importance

of Spiritual Healing in Islam

In Islamic medicine and healing it is well known that the body is a manifestation of the heart, and that the pains and illnesses of the body are a manifestation of the pains and illnesses in the heart. It stands to reason that until the heart is healed the body will not change its complaints. 

This is corroborated by two prophetic traditions in which it is said that Allah will not change the state of an individual or people until they change what is in their hearts. And that the heart governs the body, when it is in sound health then the whole body is in sound health. 

A third tradition going along with this is that there are two states of being, or lands, the land/state of peace and the land/state of conflict/war. In these three traditions and many others the case for spiritual healing is stated clearly. 

It's increasingly obvious that illness arises from unresolved or suppressed agitation in the self. Something deep is needing to be expressed and is not finding its way out.

At the deepest level and in every individual what is desiring to express itself is soul.

Soul wants to make its own music to establish itself and its own vibratory frequency, to send out its signals and resonate with other souls. I'm Here. I'm here. She sings to an empty auditorium. 

The problem is with the mind. The mind takes itself to be the soul, and in doing so, leaves no room for question. This is referred to as the Unique Mistake - Assuming the Veil to be the Reality. 

So this is the Wisdom, the Science and the Success of Islamic Spiritual Healing. 

It is called Ma`arifat ullah - the Wisdom and Discernment of the Divine, the knowing of what is Truly of Value and to be discerned from all else. It is called Ma`arifat, "that which is recognized" (by the recognizers). It is He, the Source of Life and the "Pearl beyond Price". It is the ability to Recognize God and thereby what is good. 

The only way to be really clear, as to the difference between ego and soul, mind and heart, God and Self, etc. is to be a confirmed knower of truth. This is accomplished by seeking out and keeping the company of the True `Arifs, the "`Arifun billah", the Gnostic knowers of Truth.

Salvation from the pains of life should be sufficient motivation.