Who is behind OH So Halal?
Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmat'Allah Wa Barakaatahu,
My name is Rana, and I'm a mother of four beautiful children who have changed and challenged my life in so many ways.
What prompted me to start searching out and learning more about the healing of our Prophet's (peace be upon him) medicine, is the fact that all four of my children suffer from allergies, eczema and asthma. After years of following doctors’ advice, giving them every medication on the market, I found that none of them were working to relieve my children of their allergies. I decided, enough is enough! It is up to me to make a radical change in my kids’ lives.
This is how I came to slowly detoxify my home of harmful chemicals. I had come to realize that many of our modern ailments that affect us are brought about by a lack of faith and weakness of belief in our Creator.
I know speaking for myself; I was so used to running to the doctor for prescription medicines, even though most of them had a lot of negative side effects to them. I thought I had no other option. I had totally neglected and didn't even realize the importance of the Sunnah way of healing and living. Allah The Almighty has clearly indicated to mankind that:
"Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes for Allah and the Last Day and Remembers Allah much". (Qur'an, 33:21)
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was sent as a guide, and mercy for all of humankind, and as such was given wisdom by Allah The Almighty that is beneficial to humanity. Allah the Almighty says:
"O Mankind! There has come to you a good advice from your Lord and a healing for that which is in your breasts, a guidance, and mercy for the believers". (Qur'an, 10:57)
After going back to living the Sunnah way of life as much as possible, I’ve come to understand that the medicine of the Prophet (peace be upon him) is not restricted to spiritual healing alone. In fact, it balances the healing of the soul and the physical body in order to prepare man for a better life in the Hereafter.
Sheikh Khidir from Toronto, Canada once gave a very beautiful example on the importance of following the ways (Sunnah) of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He said that Sunnah is like medicine. Usually, when we visit the doctors for treatment, they write on the prescriptions the medicines we need. We take these prescriptions to pharmacists who then sell the medicines to us. Sometimes these medicines are bitter and hard to swallow, but we still consume them as we know that the cure is in them. Similarly, each and every Sunnah has physical and spiritual cure for us in this world and in the hereafter. Even if some Sunnah’s are hard to follow, we should still follow them as the cure is in them.
"...So take what the Messenger gives you, and refrain from what he prohibits you..." Al Quran 59:7
It has been 2 years now, since I have implemented the Sunnah way of life regarding our health and I am happy to tell you since doing all this and of course only with the permission of Allah Almighty, my kids suffer much less from their ailments.