I recently read of a story
of a man who was paralyzed. He remained bed-ridden in his home for years, and
eventually, boredom and a sense of failure overcame him. Doctors were unable to
do anything for him. One day, while alone in the house, a scorpion descended
from the ceiling of his room, and even though he saw it coming, he was unable
to move. After landing on his head, the scorpion repeatedly stung him. His
whole body, from his feet to his head, broke out into convulsions. Slowly, and
to his astonishment, sensation returned to his limbs, and after a short period
of time, he found himself to be walking about in the room. He then opened the door
and went to his wife and children. They could not believe their eyes when they
saw him standing before them. Only when they finally calmed down was he able to
inform them of what had taken place.
How perfect is Allah, Who
caused the scorpion to be a remedy for his ailment!
l mentioned this story to a
doctor and he accepted its occurrence as being plausible. He told me that there
are kinds of poisonous serum that, when their toxicity is chemically reduced,
are used by doctors to treat paralyzed patients.
And Allah has not sent down
a sickness, except that He has also sent down for it a cure.