When a person suffers from any disease, it is very important to seek healing; treatment from the doctor, medication, patience, as well as careful attitude towards their health and prevention of diseases. There are six Quranic Ayahs for cure called Ash-Shifa. They are:
- And [Allah] shall heal the hearts of the believers. (Surah at-Tawba, 9:14)
- There has come to you a guidance from your Lord and a healing for (the diseases) in your hearts, and for those who believe a guidance and a mercy. (Surah Yunus, 10:57)
- There issues from within the bodies of the bee a drink of varying colors wherein is healing for mankind. (Surah an-Nahl, 16:69)
- And We sent down in the Quran such things that have healing and mercy for the believers (Surah al-Isra, 17:82)
- And when I am ill, it is [Allah] who cures me. (Surah ash-Shu’ara, 26:80) (A supplication of Prophet Abraham [AS])
- And declare (O Muhammad) that [the Quran] is guidance and healing for the believers. (Surah al-Fussilat, 41:44)
Nowadays, in the great flood of information on the internet, some internet sources have accidentally started misquoting Ayah ash-Shifa with Surah an-Najm, 82. But in reality Surah an-Najm does not have 82 verses, it only has 62 verses. Instead of referring to Surah al-Isra 17:82, many people have started referring to it as an-Najm. The image below is one such example:
The above image has been doing rounds on the internet, WhatsApp groups, Facebook pages and timelines, as well as elsewhere on social media. It incorrectly states 17:82 as a reference.
Here are many other sites that are unknowingly making the same mistake (we have attempted to reach out to these sites):
Facebook Recoup Physiotherapy Clinic
It goes without saying that anyone can make a mistake and to err is only human. Therefore, we cannot blame any website or page in particular.
However, it is The Quran, the Word of Allah, that we are talking about here. Before blindly sharing any image, it is our duty to cross-verify the references. One small mistake can cause some people to get confused and, Allah forbid, affect their understanding of The Quran adversely.
The development of technology, the widespread use of the internet, as well as the emergence of smartphones and social networks have created conditions under which everyone can easily find any information in no time. But because of the large amount of information that is out there, it is even easier to become a victim of false and unreliable information – as can be seen in the examples above.
Allah tells us in The Quran (Surah al-Hujurat Ayah 06) just how important it is to verify any piece of information before sharing it with others:
O you who believe! If a wicked person comes to you with any news, verify it, lest you harm people unknowingly, and afterwards become full of repentance for what you have done.
We at Quranic Quotes would like to request our readers to be sure to verify and cross-check Quranic references before sharing them, regardless of the source. May Allah SWT help us in our endeavours.