This is a true story of Layla Al Helw, a Moroccan woman who had been afflicted by cancer, and the doctors were completely helpless to cure her. The best specialists of Europe had no hope for her recovery - even Layla herself lost all hope - but Allah Subhanuhu wa ta'ala had the solution
"9 years ago I found out that I have a very dangerous disease, cancer.. everyone here knows even the mention of this name is scary!".. My faith in Allah was very weak. I had completely drifted away from the remembrance of Allah SWT, and I used to think that one's beauty and health shall remain all her life.. I never ever thought I would be afflicted by a disease like cancer.. and so when I found out, it did shake me so strongly from the inside.. I thought of escaping.. but, where? where in the world I can escape from this disease that is inside me whereever I go?
I went to Belgium, and I visited many doctors there.. they told my husband that I first have to go for a surgery, then go on certain medication! I knew that such medication would make my hair fall and my eye lashes and brows to disappear.. it shall also grow a beard on my face and make the nails and teeth fall as well... so I completely refused this solution.I asked the doctors to give me another medication course that is less effective.. and so they did..
I went back to Morocco.. I used the medication course and it did not have any bad effects on my body which made me so happy.. I thought; maybe the doctors were wrong and I didn't have cancer. However, after about six months, I started losing weight quickly, my color started to change and I had a continuous pain..
The doctors told my husband that the disease has spread all over my body, that the lungs were completely infected and that they now have no solution for my case...they said: "you better take your wife back to her country so that she dies there!"..
However, my husband thought of something that we had always forgot, something that was always too far away from our thoughts, sadly.. Allah inspired my husband to take me to His holy house in Makkah ,maybe we can stand in front of Allah and ask Him to help us find away out of this problem...
And we went to Makkah. When I entered the holy mosque and first saw the Kaaba I cried a lot.. the sight of the place of worship of the prophets of Allah, the Holy Mosque, the multitude of Muslims and Majesty, the Bounty and the sheer Splendour of my Lord, Allah...!
I was crying because I couldnt face all this, because I regretted all those past years I had spent without praying and seeking Allah's help... I said: "O' Lord, the doctors were disabled to cure me... (You) have the cure for every disease.. All the doors are locked in front of me.. I have nothing left to seek except Your door, so please.. please Lord, don't close Your door on me..." I kept on praying to Allah and making Dua'a while I was going around the Kaaba.. I asked Him not to disappoint me or send me back with empty hands...
The scholars advised me to make a lot of "Tadhalloo" from Zamzam water (Tadhalloo: is to drink a lot of water until the water reaches your ribs)... They also advised me to mention Allah's name a lot .. In Allah's holy place I felt very peaceful and relieved.
During that time, we rarely slept.. but we drank a lot of "Zamzam" water.. And as the Prophet (Peace be upon him)said, " Zamzam water is what one intends to drink it for. When one drinks it to be healed, Allah heals him; when one drinks it to be full, Allah makes him full; and when one drinks it to quench his thirst, Allah quenches it. " [ Ahmad, and Ibn Majah]
When I came to the holy house of Allah I was very thin, and the upper part of my body was swollen and filled with blood and pus. This was because the cancer had completely spread all through the upper part of my chest, so the sisters kept on begging me to wash the upper part of my body with Zamzam water.. but I was very afraid to even touch it.
On the fifth day, my friends insisted that I should go over my whole body with Zamzam water.. at the beginning I refused.. but I felt something forcing me to do it! I slowly started trying to go through the parts I always avoided, over my chest.. but I became frightened again... then I felt this thing forcing me again.. I hesitated... and on the third turn, I did it.
Something unbelievable happened.. there was no swelling,no blood, no pus!!! I couldn't believe what I felt but that was true!.. I shivered!! But I remembered that Allah SWT is capable of doing anything whatsoever....
I ran to my husband in the hotel and told him of what happened and he couldn't believe it!!.. He cried and cried.. He said: "Do you know that the doctors swore that you shall die within a period of three weeks only"? .. I said: fate is within the Hands and Will of Allah (Praised be He), no one knows what the future is holding for us except for Him SWT
We stayed in the holy house of Allah for one week, I thanked Him for His uncountable Graces Then we went to the Madina, then we traveled to France.
There, the doctors were confused and surprised.. they nearly become crazy!! "Are you the same person?!", they asked me.. I was very proud to say: YESS!! I have returned to God.. and I now fear nothing but Allah SWT.. The fate is from Him SWT.... They told me that mine is a very strange case.. they said they want to examine me again.. They did it again, and they found... nothing! Before, I could hardly breath because of the swelling.. but when I went to Allah's holy place and asked Him to cure me, the cancer had all gone
And when My slaves ask you concerning Me, then I am indeed near.I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me.So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led right. (Qur'an 2:186)
Let us make dua for all our brothers and sisters who are suffering from cancer and other fatal diseases.May Allah alleviate their pain,cure them ,give them the strength to endure this trial with patience and give them a miracolous recovery.
May Allah bless us with the opportunity to go to the Holy Land and get rid of all our pains,Ameen
Prayer for the CURE of all types of SICKNESS & DISEASES
وَإِذا مَرِضتُ فَهُوَ يَشفينِ
Wa iza mariztu fahuwa yashfeen
and when i fall ill ,He (Allah) is the one who cures me
Surah Ash-shu`ara,verse 80