What is the point of view of our religion about the peace-giving and healing effects of the precious stones?
Submitted by on Tue, 26/01/2010 - 23:36
Dear Brother / Sister,
There are some written works about the precious stones, stating that the Quran mentions “pearl, coral, ruby” they tried to determine a value for them. The matter stated in the question is probably, not the “material value of the stones” but the “healing effects” of them.
From this point of view, we do not know any certain stone whose value is especially and clearly emphasized in our religion. However, we do know that people make medicines from the mines, plants and animal products and we use them. They have been found to have healing effects depending on experience and their healing effects have been scientifically and logically explained. However, those drugs are mere causes; the real healer is only Allah. It is blasphemy and infidelity to attribute the healing really to the drugs.
If those precious stones have also scientific, experimental and logical stories, then there is no drawback to using them –appropriately- like other medicines. Of course, as it is the case in medicines, attributing the recovery to an object other than Allah is obvious infidelity and considered to be associating partners with Allah.
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