Editorial: Unprecedented Medical History: Establishment of the First Institute of Quranic Therapy in the World


Reprint of the Saudi Arabian daily, Al-Nadawa, article by Hamaad Al Salimi, printed in Makkah al Mukarramah, 1976:

International Quranic Open University

By Safiah A. Salaam

For the first time in the world, healing with the Holy Qur’an has been proven [scientifically]. A complete wing has been established in the Shahar Mental Hospital, Taif, where this type of therapy is being practiced. This project commenced last month [1976] under the supervision of a group of qualified doctors, headed by one Dr. Osama Radi, who are healing various [mental and physical] conditions through selected lines of the Holy Qur’an.

Dr. Mubarik Jilani* is the physician who has formulated this Qur’anic therapy. Dr. Munir Jaber is the assisting general physician, and Professsor Abdullah Taufeeq, who controls the research development and serves as the project registrar. Mrs. Ahlam Midah is the project nurse. Another group of doctors and nurses are cooperating with the members of this project.

Invitation to the Islamic Ulema and Ummah
“Healing Through the Holy Qur’an” -this was the topic on which Sheikh Saleh bin Lehyan lectured last Monday [also in 1976], and many notables were present. This topic, for the first time, opened the way for such scientific investigations. The Honorable Sheikh Mubarik Jilani also successfully removed all doubts which had been raised by some people about the therapy. Following this, details of the formation of the new project laid down a month ago in Shahar Hospital were narrated [during the lectures.]

I was thinking [writes the author], after the lecture, that although this type of therapy has been known since the days of the Holy Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), what would be its shape nowadays? Before I could put my question, Dr. Osama Radi announced that whosoever wished to participate in the completion of the research project should cooperate with the medical group to whom it had been assigned.

But when would this wing be established? When would the healing start? What would be the results? What type of diseases would be cured? I asked many such questions, as I was eager to receive their immediate reply. [Below are the eventual answers to the author’s query.]

Case Study: Patient Suffering From Continuous Epileptic Fits Healed Through Holy Qur’an
A person suffering from severe epileptic fits for one full month was rendered speechless, nor could he take any foods or liquids. He was unable to walk or attend to his own hygiene. With his first Qur’anic Therapy treatment, the patient showed immediate improvement. After the second treatment, he was able to speak and take meals. Normally, the conventional treatment for such a condition –the use of electric shock and medicines– would take up to one full year to show improvement, yet this patient became normal in some weeks’ time.

By virtue of Allah’s Might, and the effect of the Wisdom contained in the Holy Qur’an, clear results were achieved.

Case Study: Experiment Conducted on Two Trees
During my visit to Pakistan, I met my friend, Dr. Mubarik Jilani who is a physician in this department. He conducted an experiment before witnesses, myself one of them, using two plants of the same species grown in the same soil. Dr. Jilani began reciting lines of Holy Qur’an over one plant, and something other than Holy Qur’an over the other plant. The plant over which Holy Qur’an was read grew to double the size of the other, although their nurturing and care was identical.
This tangible experiment was conducted during my visit in Pakistan and I witnessed it with my own eyes.

The Beginning of the Project
Dr. Osama Radi states: “This experiment began, here [in Saudi Arabia], after an in-depth study by the Mental Health Conference which was organized by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) in Cairo, Egypt from the 24th to the 26th of Safar, 1396 A.H., which clarified all doubts and stood in defense of Qur’anic treatment. The Mental Health Conference supported the research procedures for this treatment and the resolution was adopted to continue research in this method of healing and present the findings at the next conference, God willing. We are to present modern, literary, scientific means to continue this noble research.”

Saudi Arabia Instead of America
Dr. Mubarik Jilani received many invitations from American institutions and universities, inviting him to conduct his research proving the benefits of healing the sick with Holy Qur’an.

So what happened?
Dr. Radi further elaborated; “He (Dr. Jilani) wrote to me regarding going to America and completing the experiments there. I requested him to carry on here [at the Institute in Taif]. He is, of course, working solely for Allah’s pleasure, and is not taking any fees or salary.” In reality, [Dr. Jilani’s stay] was due to the treatment with the Holy Qur’an, which demands the majority of his time.

[At this point, more doctors joined the research project, and the qualifications were deliniated.] A physician cannot read except on eight conditions. Every condition has its specific lines and special recitation. When Dr. Jilani presented this to us from our respected scholars who have these capabilities, we welcomed them, and extended to them this sacred opportunity. We have professors of psychology and they are Dr. Zaki Hassan and Dr. Muhammad Choudry who are, without doubt, beneficial in this scientific field.

What are the kinds of cases currently being treated? –A. Panic, Schizophrenia, Chronic Depression
1- Chronic Mental Schizophrenia: From these cases, as was previously discussed, a patient was experiencing a reoccu,rrence of chronic schizophrenic seizures dozens of times over, but with the treatment this debilitating condition was stopped. El Sheikh [Jilani] read [specific portions of Holy Qur’an] over him and gradually the [psychiatric] drug treatment was put to an end. Now that his condition has improved, the patient has commenced work in the hospital cafeteria without treatment.

2 – Chronic Depression: Another patient was treated with a host of drugs which cured him to a certain degree, but after a number of sessions with El Sheikh [Jilani] his condition improved greatly to the degree that his drug treatment also came to a halt.

3 – Chronic Anxiety: A soldier was diagnosed with extreme panic, or fear, of wearing his uniform. His fear increased whenever he donned his uniform. He was treated with drugs, but his condition did not improve. When he underwent Qur’anic treatment his condition improved and he returned to his previous job.

Furthermore, Dr. Sheikh Mubarik Jilani was assisted by Dr. Radi in translating the explanation of the Jilani Methodology into English. Dr. Jilani said, “I respectfully invite every one who wants confirmation of the effectiveness of this methodology to visit this department and observe the patients’ therapies before and after treatment. Indeed, with Holy Qur’an I am able to conduct any conceivable experiment even on iron.”

[El Sheikh Dr. Jilani]  continued [to explain the reason many become afflicted with spiritual ailments]: “You know, Satan is more active outside the Islamic countries. In Europe and America, he is definitely present in many places, as there are quite a few who worship him. Sorcery returned and Satan was firmly established through priests outside of Islamic countries, [whose inhabitants] began following these people –the real mediums of Satan… They began to overpower the masses by spreading evil, to steer people away from religion. There are hosts of Satan who work with all of their might in the United States and in other places to wage war on Islam and disrupt the people.

“Satan made some of his worshipers –who were the original heretics– call to the people claiming that they were reformers and modern-day prophets. Many people followed them and thus Allah, the Most High, became angry with His servants [i.e., mankind] who left the true religion.” [Hence those who leave the true religion by adopting ways that are contrary to it, are the first to fall prey to the designs of Satan.]

[Dr. Jilani continues by explaining] that Qur’anic therapy, in essence, stands up against the] “originators of destruction and tyranny and… reaffirms the scientific research regarding the influence of the abilities of Holy Qur’an: that it is the Word of Allah, the Most High, sent down to the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him)” [as a Mercy to the entire world.]

“Also, from the affirmation of this research, [we have confirmed] that the knowledge of Holy Qur’an is the source from which all important sciences evolved, and all of the advancements of modern sciences originate from the Holy Qur’an. The  Holy Messengers of Islam [i.e., all the Messengers sent by God] were informed of this knowledge before the world knew of it.
“Holy Qur’an is the solver of all modern day problems and the spreading of degradation. Those who attempt to stop the Mercy of Holy Qur’an and the belief in it as a sacred book that heals all of the worldly, political, social, medical and scientific problems will never be successful, and we will confirm that [Holy Qur’an can effectively heal and solve these problems] scientifically in from any panel, from any part of the world. We will confirm the miracle of Holy Qur’an by the Will of Allah, the Most High. We will continue this unique medical experiment, and we hope with all of our hearts for its dazzling success, in order to respond to Allah, the Most High, Who says, “And we sent down the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe [in monotheism and act on it].”

*Jilani is the Arabic spelling of His Eminence, Dr. Gilani’s name.