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On The Medications Of Jews, Christians, And Magians

Marzuq b. Muhammad al-Ta’i narrated from Faddala b. Ayyub from al-‘Ala’ from Muhammad b. Muslim from Abu Ja’far al-Baqir, peace be upon him, about a man being treated by Christians and Jews and taking medications frum them. He [al-Baqir] replied: “There is no objection to that. Healing is only in the Hand of Allah, the Exalted.”

Ibrahim b. Muslim narrated from ‘Abd al-Rahman b. Abu Najran from Yunus b. Ya’qub, who said: I asked Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon hirn, about a man taking medications which sometimes kill and sometimes cure, those who are cured being more numerous. He replied: “Allah has sent down the illness and the cure. He has not created an illness without making a cure for it. So take it, and take the Name of Allah, the Exalted.”