Bismillah in the name of Allah
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We are not scholars in Islam. We do not necessarily agree to the title of being healers either. This is because we believe that Allah is the Healer of all. We are mere vessels through which healing may manifest with all healing coming from & through Allah always. Every encounter is a Divine exchange that Allah created. Scientifically they can now prove that various parts of this earth, be it soil, a crystal or human touch can reveal proven healing exchanges, however we inherently & intuitively believe & know that Allah is the ultimate source of this magnificent cure, the Creator of all.
Throughout history, humans have sought solace in nature, finding it to be a source of healing and rejuvenation. Recent scientific studies have shed light on the physiological and psychological benefits of immersing oneself in the natural world. For Muslims, this connection to nature goes beyond the realm of science; it is deeply rooted in tradition and spirituality. Nature serves as a means to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Allah's creation and reinforce our connection to the Divine.
Muslims are encouraged to spend time in nature, contemplating the wonders of Allah's creation. Perfect example is how our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) spent time in nature by secluding himself in a cave.
According to Islamic tradition, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) spent a considerable amount of time meditating and praying in a cave on Mount Hira before receiving the first revelations from the angel Gabriel. This event is known as the "Night of Power" or "Laylat al-Qadr" in Arabic.
The experience of meditating and praying in the cave played a crucial role in preparing Muhammad pbuh for his mission as a prophet. It provided him with a deep sense of spirituality, introspection, and contemplation. The practice of meditation, prayer and reflection is highly valued in Islam as a means to attain spiritual growth and closeness to God.
The Quran mentions numerous verses that highlight the beauty and majesty of the natural world, inviting believers to reflect upon the signs of Allah's existence and power. Whether it is the vastness of the mountains, the tranquility of a flowing river, or the intricate design of a flower, nature serves as a constant reminder of the divine presence.
Here are 3 verses we found asking believers of God to reflect on nature to understand deeper spiritual meanings of our existence:
"Do they not see the birds controlled in the atmosphere of the sky? None holds them up except Allah. Indeed, in that are signs for a people who believe." (Qur'an 16:79)
“It is Allah who causes the seed-grain and the date-stone to split and sprout. He causes the living to issue from the dead, and He is the one to cause the dead to issue from the living. That is Allah: then how are you deluded away from the truth?" (Qur'an 6:95)
"And present to them the example of the life of this world, [its being] like rain which We send down from the sky, and the vegetation of the earth mingles with it and [then] it becomes dry remnants, scattered by the winds. And Allah is ever, over all things, Perfect in Ability. Wealth and children are [but] adornment of the worldly life. But the enduring good deeds are better to your Lord for reward and better for [one's] hope." (Qur'an 18:45-46)
We invite you to seek more enlightenment from reading the entire portions of these isolated verses to gain more understanding for yourself.
Beyond the Muslim community, many religious and spiritual traditions acknowledge the healing properties of nature. Practices such as tai chi, qigong, reiki, meditation, and herbal medicine have long been employed by different cultures worldwide. These practices are often performed in natural settings, allowing individuals to tap into the transformative energy present in the environment. Furthermore, activities like hiking barefoot and drinking natural spring water can have grounding effects, reconnecting individuals to the earth and its natural rhythms.
We invite you, wherever you are to make it a regular practice to unplug yourself from the busy, fast-paced, technological working world of your capitalism driven city & connect with the healing that Allah has placed for you in nature. We will be exploring the wonders of the forest world in Cloudcroft camping June 17-18 for a Healing in Nature Retreat.
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