Being a parent is hard.
Being a good parent is even harder…
Being parent of a “healthy child” is not always easy.
Being parent of a disabled or sick child is not easy at all.
When your “healthy” little one is struggling with a running nose, does your heart not ache?
Just imagine how it feels for a parent when the disease, the condition or disability is overwhelming, when there seem to be no way out…
At this point, the heart is not simply aching but the heart is breaking helplessly.
Allah Wa Ta Ala informed us that he would test us through our children and he did it with me. However, instead of constantly moaning, I like to focus on the idea that behind any hardship, there is a Khayr, and behind any illness, there is a cure!
When we are looking for a cure for our children, we tend to run to our GP or to quickly grab some “modern” medication (which is good Alhamdulillah, I am not saying that we shouldn’t)
However, our minds are going so much all over the place that we often forget about The Holy Quran which is a Shifaa (a cure) in itself. We are also prone to neglect the natural remedies and practices taught by the Best of Men, our Prophet, Mohammad, Alayhi Salam.
As instructed by our dear Prophet Alayhi Salam, make sure that your family holds firm to the Quran:
_Recite it and meditate
_Play it at home and turn off the Blasting TV
_Do your Adhkaar
_ Seek Allah’s protection for your children with the Dua that can be found in Fortress of the Muslim*
_ Perform Ruqyah on yourself if necessary
Working on your relationship with your Creator, nurturing Imaan in your children and experimenting the sweetness of Imaan will inshAllah reflect on your family’s health and well-being. And this is first a reminder for myself.
Now, below is a list of the Islamic remedies that I am using for my daughter:
||To treat my daughter ‘s bowel movements/constipation issues. Generally in an infusion. Not to be taken regularly as it is quite strong
|Black Seed oil
||As many Autistic children, my daughter’s immune system is quite weak. A spoon every day in her Orange juice or mixed with some honey. Black Seed oil is known for many other benefits, just google it!
||My daughter hates the vigorous feel of the toothbrush. So I always try to be quick. But too quick means risk of caries. So on top of it, I am using the Miswak which she finds quite amusing because of its form.
|“The Prophet (Alayhi Salam) said: “Eat the oil and use it on your hair and skin, for it comes from a blessed tree.” (Reported by al-Tirmidhi)
For more info about the benefits of these remedies, please go to Google.com!
Also, this is a very tiny list, there are many other remedies mashAllah! Islamic medicine is so fascinating! Just go for it!