In this post I shall discuss another important quality which is required to become a successful Muslim spiritual healer.
Besides being punctual in offering Salaah 5 times daily, a healer should preferably be an amil for the simple reason that only an amil can be well-versed with Ilm-e-Taweez. Taweez or amulets play an important role in Muslim spiritual healing. They are prepared painstakingly keeping in mind certain conditions such as the phases of the Moon etc. They are made for various purposes such as to tackle physical ailments, psychological ailments, such as fear in children or to protect someone from the evil eye or the onslaught of black magic jinns. Preparation of the taweez, which have Quranic verses written on them, is a difficult task which cannot be done by a layman. So a Muslim spiritual healer should also be an amil.
There has been much propaganda against the use of taweez, which have the Quranic verses written on them, on the pretext that they promote shirk or that they are worn in dirty places, such as the toilets. However, a taweez, which has the verses from the Holy Quran written on them for the purpose of protection, can never be referred to as shirk or bidaah/ innovation. How can a Quranic verse promote sins such as innovation? Moreover, the amulets are completely sealed so there is no harm in wearing them. There is no point in making a mountain out of an ant hill. As a matter of fact, our soul is also a spiritual, heavenly entity but we are not supposed to leave it outside the toilet before entering it. Here is the necessary evidence from the Holy Quran to substantiate my point:
Allah (swt) says in the Holy Quran:
“And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: ‘I am going to create a man (Adam) from sounding clay of altered black, smooth mud. When I have brought him to perfection and breathed My spirit-into him, you should bow down before him all together’. (TMQ- 15:28-29)
So, besides the physical body, a man also possesses a spirit, which is breathed into his body by his Creator, Allah (swt). However, out of necessity, we have to attend nature’s calls, by going into a toilet. Likewise, there is seemingly no harm in wearing a taweez that is totally sealed; out of necessity, 24/7.
Coming to my next point, i.e. a Muslim spiritual healer should also preferably be a Kamil, I shall explain it by giving an example. If a person falls sick and has to consult a good doctor then he will be satisfied to see that the doctor is an MBBS. The patient will be happy to see that he is in safe hands and not in the hands of a quack. On the other hand, if the patient comes to know that the doctor also has other qualifications such as an MD, MS or a FRCS degree then the patient will be more than happy. Likewise, if your spiritual healer is an amil then it is good for you but if he also happens to be kamil then it will be a great option for you. More knowledge, expertise and experience make an amil a kamil or perfect. Therefore, it would be the best option to consult an amil-kamil for the purpose of spiritual healing.