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|Cancer led me to My Creator|
|09/29/02 at 03:59:26|
|Assalaam alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu|
SubhanAllah here is a story which will make u cry , it is beautifull and subhanAllah it will profoundly re-fresh ur eeman !! PLZ take time out to read this ,it's worth every minute !
SubhanAllah it reminds me of our days while we were performing Umrah, when all a person thinks of is His Lord and begs Allah for forgivenenss and Mercy .Truly Allah IS NEAR !
Oh Allah , u say , (and ur words are the TRUTH) , " Call on Me and I shall answer you " , so here i am Oh Allah calling on you and begging u for my needs , so please answer me !
Read on :
Cancer led me to My Creator......
~ A STORY OF REPENTANCE ~
This is an interesting account of a true story of Layla Al Helw, a Moroccan woman who had been afflicted by cancer, and the doctors were completely helpless to cure her. The best specialists of Europe had no hope for her recovery - even Layla herself lost all hope - but Allah Subhanuhu wa ta'ala (SWT) had the solution....
Sister Layla to tells of her 'Imaan-boosting' story in her own words - as it is originally a translation from French, please do excuse any grammatical errors. Translated, edited and abridged from the book titled: "Those who repented to Allah", written by: Ibrahim Abdullah Al Hazemy.
"9 years ago I found out that I have a very dangerous disease, cancer.. everyone here knows even the mention of this name is scary!".. My faith in Allah was very weak. I had completely drifted away from the remembrance of Allah SWT, and I used to think that one's beauty and health shall remain all her life.. I never ever thought I would be afflicted by a disease like cancer.. and so when I found out, it did shake me so strongly from the inside.. I thought of escaping.. but, where? where in the world I can escape from this disease that is inside me whereever I go? I thought of committing suicide! but.. I was deeply in love with my husband and my children.. I did not think of Allah's punishment if I committed such a sin.. because, as I told you before, I was far away from remembering Allah.. It was of Allah's will that this disease was the reason for my guidance and the reason for guiding a lot of people as well..
I went to Belgium, and I visited many doctors there.. they told my husband that I first have to remove my breasts, then go on certain medication! I knew that such medication would make my hair fall and my eye lashes and brows to disappear.. it shall also grow a beard on my face and make the nails and teeth fall as well... so I completely refused this solution.. "I would rather die with my breasts, teeth and everything that Allah has created for me than to live without them", I said... I asked the doctors to give me another medication course that is less effective.. and so they did..
I went back to Morocco.. I used the medication course and it did not have any bad effects on my body which made me so happy.. I thought; maybe the doctors were wrong and I didn't have cancer... However, after about six months, I started losing weight quickly, my color started to change and I had a continuous pain.. My Moroccan doctor adviced me to go back to Europe, and so I did..
There, in Belgium, was the disaster!.. the doctors told my husband that the disease has spread all over my body, that the lungs were completely infected and that they now have no solution for my case... they said: "you better take your wife back to her country so that she dies there!"..
My husband got shocked... and instead of going back to Morocco, we went to France thinking that we might reach to a solution there...... But, we got in France, nothing more than what we achieved to in Belgium!
Finally, we decided to enter the hospital to remove my breasts through a surgical therapy and go on the strong medication (the doctors prescribed before).. However.... my husband thought of something that we had always forgot.. something that was always too far away from our thoughts, sadly.. God inspired my husband to take me to His holy house in Mecca.. maybe we can stand in front of Allah and ask Him to help us find away out of this problem...
We left Paris saying: "Allaho Akbar, La Ilaha Illa Allah" (Allah is the Greatest, No God but Allah)... I was very happy because this was the first time for me to visit the Holy House of Allah and see the "Kaaba".. I bought a copy of the Quran from Paris, I did not even have that with me before that!...
And we went to Mecca... When I entered the holy mosque and first saw the Kaaba I cried a lot.. the sight, of the place of worship of the prophets of God, the Holy Mosque, the multitude of Muslims and Majesty, the Bounty and the sheer Splendour of my Lord, Allah...!
I was crieing because I couldnt face all this, because I regretted all those past years I had spent without praying and seeking Allah's help... I said: "O' Lord, the doctors were disabled to cure me... (You) have the cure for every disease.. All the doors are locked in front of me.. I have nothing left to seek except Your door, so please.. please Lord, don't close Your door on me..." I kept on praying to Allah and making Dua'a while I was going around the Kaaba.. I asked Him not to disappoint me or send me back with empty hands...
As I said before, I was completely ignorant regarding the religion of Allah, so I went to the scholars there and asked them to guide me to the little books and supplications that can be easy to read.. They adviced me to read as much as I can from the Quran.. They have also adviced me to make a lot of "Tadhalloo" from Zamzam water (Tadhalloo: is to drink a lot of water until the water reaches your ribs)... They have also adviced me to mention Allah's name a lot and make Salat on the prophet SAAWS.. In Allah's holy place I felt very peaceful and relieved.. I asked my husband to allow me to not go back to the hotel and stay in the "Haram" all the time(the holy mosque).. He gave me his permission to stay there.. In the holy mosque, there were some Egyptian and Turkish sisters beside me, who saw me crying a lot.. They asked me about the reason.. I told them that I came to the holy house of Allah and I never thought I would love it that much! I also told them that I have cancer.. They kept beside me all the time and did not leave me.. they also took the permission of their husbands to stay with me at the mosque... During that time, we rarely slept.. we ate very little quantities of food.. but we drank a lot of "Zamzam" water.. And as the prophet SAAWS said, "Zamzam water is for whatever you drink it for, If you drink it for the intention of being cured, Allah SWT shall cure you.. If you drink it because you are thirsty, Allah shall quench you out of thirst..." etc. and so we didn't feel hungry.. We kept on doing Tawaf (going around the Kaaba)continuously.. and read Quran a lot.. This was the way we were day and night..
When I came to the holy house of God I was very thin, and the upper part of my body and my breasts were filled with swells, blood and pus... This was because the cancer had completely spread all through the upper part of my chest... so the sisters kept on begging me to wash the upper part of my body with Zamzam water.. but I was very afraid to even touch it.. I was afraid to remember my sickness, because then that sickness shall occupy my thoughts instead of remembering Allah and worshipping Him in complete submission.... hence I was always washing my body without touching the part affected by cancer..
On the fifth day, my friends insisted that I should go over my whole body with Zamzam water.. at the beginning I refused.. but I felt something forcing me to do it! I slowly started trying to go through the parts I always avoided, over my chest.. but I became frightened again... then I felt this thing forcing me again.. I hesitated... and on the third turn, I forced my hand to the upper part of my body and finally went over my breasts! Something unbelievable happened.. there were no swells.. no blood.. no pus!!! I couldn't believe what I felt.. I went over my breasts with my hand again, and it was true! Yes that was true!.. I shivered!! But I remembered that Allah SWT is capable of doing anything whatsoever....
I asked one of my friends to touch my body with her hand and look for the swells.. she did! ..and they all automatically shouted: Allahu Akbar.. Allahu Akbar!! I ran to my husband in the hotel... When I saw him, I tore my shirt up and said: "look at Allah's Mercy!" I told him of what happened and he couldn't believe it!!.. He cried and cried.. He said: "Do you know that the doctors swore that you shall die within a period of three weeks only"? .. I said: all fate is within the Hands and Will of Allah (Praised be He), no one knows what the future is holding for us except for Him SWT..
We stayed in the holy house of Allah for one week, I thanked Him for His un-countable Graces.. Then we went to the prophet's mosque in Medina.. then we traveled to France..
There, the doctors were confused and surprised.. they nearly become crazy!! "Are you the same person?!", they asked me.. I was very proud to say: YESS!! .. and this is my husband.. we have returned to God.. and I now fear nothing but Allah SWT.. The fate is from Him SWT.... They told me that mine is a very strange case.. they said they want to examine me again.. They did it again, and they found... nothing! Before, I could hardly breath because of the swells.. but when I went to Allah's holy place and asked Him to cure me, the cancer has all gone...
I looked for the "seerah" (biography) of the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) and his companions (may Allah be pleased with them).. I read them and I cried a lot.. I cried, as I was regretting all what I have missed in my past life.. I missed the love of Allah and His prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam)... I, a humble slave of My Lord, who should have Loved Allah with all my soul, had spent my love, for all these years, on meaningless things of this world.... I cried for the time I have wasted away from Allah SWT, my Creator..... time which we should all spend worshipping Allah whilst loving Him truly, and loving the Messenger by following His Noble Example, his Sunnah and the Hadiths...
I ask Allah to forgive me, my husband and all Muslims... and to accept me as His sincere worshipper.
And when My slaves ask you concerning Me, then I am indeed near.I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me.So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led right. (Qur'an 2:186)
The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) has said that: " Zamzam water is what one intends to drink it for. When one drinks it to be healed, Allah heals him; when one drinks it to be full, Allah makes him full; and when one drinks it to quench his thirst, Allah quenches it. " [ Ahmad, and Ibn Majah]
"What is the life of this world but play and amusement? But best is the home in the Hereafter for those who are righteous. Will you not then understand?" (6:32)
Jazak Allah kahir
|Re: Cancer led me to My Creator|
|09/29/02 at 09:45:20|
|[color=Pink]What a beautiful story!! I first heard of Zamzam water here and it is a miracle how just water just keeps on replenishing, but its the first time I heard of a miracle like this. Are there lots of stories of miracle cures happening like this? |
|Re: Cancer led me to My Creator|
|10/01/02 at 11:42:21|
Sister Ameerah: Here is something more about ZamZum Water.
Zumzum Water - A Miracle
Research by Tariq Hussain, Riyadh
By Moin Uddin Ahmed
Come the Hajj season, and I am reminded of the wonders of Zumzum water. Let me go back to how it all started. In 1971, an Egyptian doctor wrote to the European Press, a letter saying that Zumzum water was not fit for drinking purposes. I immediately thought that this was just a form of prejudice against the Muslims and that since his statement was based on the assumption that since the Ka'aba was a shallow place (below sea level) and located in the center of the city of Makkah, the wastewater of the city collecting through the drains fell into well holding the water.
Fortunately, the news came to King Faisal's ears who got extremely angry and decided to disprove the Egyptian doctor's provocative statement. He immediately ordered the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources to investigate and send samples of Zumzum water to European laboratories for testing the potability of the water.
The ministry then instructed the Jeddah Power and Desalination Plants to carry out this task. It was here that I was employed as a desalting engineer (chemical engineer to produce drinking water from sea water). I was chosen to carry out this assignment. At this stage, I remember that I had no idea what the well holding the water looked like. I went to Makkah and reported to the authorities at the Ka'aba explaining my purpose of visit.
They deputed a man to give me whatever help was required. When we reached the well, it was hard for me to believe that a pool of water, more like a small pond, about 18 by 14 feet, was the well that supplied millions of gallons of water every year to hajis ever since it came into existence at the time of Hazrat Ibrahim A.S., many, many centuries ago.
I started my investigations and took the dimensions of the well. I asked the man to show me the depth of the well. First he took a shower and descended into the water. Then he straightened his body. I saw that the water level came up to just above his shoulders.
His height was around five feet, eight inches. He then started moving from one corner to the other in the well (standing all the while since he was not allowed to dip his head into the water) in search of any inlet or pipeline inside the well to see from where the water came in. However, the man reported that he could not find any inlet or pipeline inside the well.
I thought of another idea. The water could be withdrawn rapidly with the help of a big transfer pump which was installed at the well for the Zumzum water storage tanks. In this way, the water level would drop enabling us to locate the point of entry of the water. Surprisingly, nothing was observed during the pumping period, but I knew that this was the only method by which you could find the entrance of the water to the well. So I decided to repeat the process. But this time I instructed the man to stand still at one place and carefully observe any unusual thing happening inside the well. After a while, he suddenly raised his hands and shouted,
"Alhamdollillah! I have found it. The sand is dancing beneath my feet as the water oozes out of the bed of the well." Then he moved around the well during the pumping period and noticed the same phenomenon everywhere in the well.
Actually the flow of water into the well through the bed was equal at every point, thus keeping the level of the water steady. After I finished my observations I took the samples of the water for European laboratories to test. Before I left the Ka'aba, I asked the authorities about the other wells around Makkah.
I was told that these wells were mostly dry. When I reached my office in Jeddah I reported my findings to my boss who listened with great interest but made a very irrational comment that the Zumzum well could be internally connected to the Red Sea. How was it possible when Makkah is about 75 kilometres away from the sea and the wells located before the city usually remains dry? The results of the water samples tested by the European laboratories and the one We analysed in our own laboratory were found to be almost identical.
The difference between Zumzum water and other water (city water) was in the quantity of calcium and magnesium salts. The content of these was slightly higher in Zumzum water. This may be why this water refreshes tired hajis, but more significantly, the water contains fluorides that have an effective germicidal action. Moreover, the remarks of the European laboratories showed that the water was fit for drinking.
Hence the statement made by the Egyptian doctor was proved false. When this was reported to King Faisal he was extremely pleased and ordered the contradiction of the report in the European Press. In a way, it was a blessing that this study was undertaken to show the chemical composition of the water. In fact, the more you explore, the more wonders surface and you find yourself believing implicitly in the miracles of this water that Allah (God) bestowed as a gift on the faithful coming from far and wide to the desert land for pilgrimage.
Let Me Sum Up Some of the Features of Zumzum Water.
This well has never dried up. On the contrary it has always fulfilled the demand for water. It has always maintained the same salt composition and taste ever since it came into existence. Its potability has always been universally recognised as pilgrims from all over the world visit Ka'aba every year for Hajj and umrah, but have never complained about it. Instead, they have always enjoyed the water that refreshes them. Water tastes different at different places.
Zumzum water's appeal has always been universal. This water has never been chemically treated or chlorinated as is the case with water pumped into the cities. Biological growth and vegetation usually takes place in most wells. This makes the water unpalatable owing to the growth of algae causing taste and odour problems.
But in the case of the Zumzum water well, there wasn't any sign of biological growth. Centuries ago, Bibi Hajra (AS) searched desperately for water in the hills of Sufwa and Murwa to give to her newly born son Hazrat Ismail (AS). As she ran from one place to another in search of water, her child rubbed his feet against the sand. A pool of water surfaced, and by the grace of God, shaped itself into a well which came to be called Zumzum water.
Jazak Allah Khair
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