Miracle of healing

The miracle of healing is found in all of God’s religions.


112. Though miracles are not often talked about in the Bahá’í writings, unless to explain that you need to be there to see it with your own eyes, healing, among the many miracles spoken of in the Holy Bible, performed by Christ, is one of the most profound in its effect upon the believers. Miracles were in fact performed by all the other prophets of God, but I find that the performing of the act of healing was the most frequently performed miracle in all the religions of God, and the one most readily observed by the people when one was searching throughout the writings of GodJewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: Deuteronomy 32:39 “See now that I, even I, am He, and there is no god with Me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of My hand.” Numbers 12:13 “And Moses cried unto The LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.” 12:15 And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again. Jeremiah 33:6 “Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.” the cross-5pix Christianity: Matthew 4:23 “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.” Luke 9:6 “And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere.” Luke 9:11 “And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.” Luke 10:8 “And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: 10:9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.” John 9:5 “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:6 “When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,” John 9:7 “And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.”

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Abdu’l-Hamid Khan decided to conduct the Báb to his own home and keep Him in his custody pending instructions from the governor. As he was approaching his house, he was struck by the sound of weeping and wailing of the members of his household. His son had been attacked by the plague and was hovering on the brink of death. In his despair, he threw himself at the feet of the Báb and tearfully implored Him to save the life of his son. He begged Him to forgive his past transgressions and misdeeds. “I adjure you,” he entreated the Báb as he clung to the hem of His garment, ‘by Him who has elevated you to this exalted position, to intercede in my behalf and to offer a prayer for the recovery of my son. Suffer not that he, in the prime of youth, be taken away from me. Punish him not for the guilt which his father has committed. I repent of what I have done, and at this moment resign my post. I solemnly pledge my word that never again will I accept such a position even though I perish of hunger.”

“The Báb, who was in the act of performing His ablutions and was preparing to offer the prayer of dawn, directed him to take some of the water with which He was washing His face to his son and request him to drink it. This He said would save his life.”

“No sooner had Abdu’l-Hamid Khan witnessed the signs of the recovery of his son than he wrote a letter to the governor in which he acquainted him with the whole situation and begged him to cease his attacks on the Báb. “Have pity on yourself,” he wrote him, “as well as on those whom Providence has committed to your care. Should the fury of this plague continue its fatal course, no one in this city, I fear, will by the end of this day have survived the horror of its attack.” Husayn Khan replied that the Báb should be immediately released and given freedom to go wherever He might please.

The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 196)

The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “As the Báb’s fame was being gradually diffused over the entire city of Isfahan, an unceasing stream of visitors flowed from every quarter to the house of the Imam-Jum’ih: a few to satisfy their curiosity, others to obtain a deeper understanding of the fundamental verities of His Faith, and still others to seek the remedy for their ills and sufferings.”

The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 201)

The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “Such were the honours accorded to the Báb in those days that when, on a certain Friday, He was returning from the public bath to the house, a multitude of people were seen eagerly clamoring for the water which He had used for His ablutions. His fervent admirers firmly believed in its unfailing virtue and power to heal their sicknesses and ailments.”

The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 201)

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 57. “O mankind! there hath come to you a direction from your Lord and a healing for the diseases.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  10)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: “He (Muhammad) was told that ‘Ali was suffering from eye-trouble, so he applied saliva to his eyes and invoked Allah to cure him. He at once got cured as if he had no ailment.

(Islam, Hadith, Bukhari Vol 4, Book 52, # 253)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: “Whenever Allah’s (Gods) Apostle paid a visit to a patient, or a patient was brought to him, he used to invoke Allah, saying, “Take away the disease, O The Lord of the people! Cure him as You are the One Who cures. There is no cure but Yours, a cure that leaves no disease.”

(Islam, Hadith, Bukhari Vol 7, Book 70, # 579)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 14. “May He come hither to us in order to help (us). May He come hither to us for spaciousness. May He come hither to us to support (us). May He come hither to us to (grant us) mercy. May He come hither to us to cure (us of disease).”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Khorda Avesta – Book of Common Prayer pt. 1)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “The Glory made by Mazda (God), that is both health and strength. I am the best-healing in health-giving.” (The Glory Zarathushtra also known as Zoroaster)

(The Zend-Avesta, Khorda Avesta – Book of Common Prayer pt. 1)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Krishna with a healing hand he tended wounds the bleeding coursers.” “The hand that giveth health and bringeth comfort, Remover of the woe that gods have sent us? O Strong One, look thou on me with compassion.”

(Hindu, Mababharata (R. Dutt, abridged tr, Rig Veda – Book 2)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: “The deaf, dumb and blind will be cured of their deficiencies and will rejoice in their emancipation. Such is the extraordinary virtue of the sustaining power imparted by the Tathagatas.” (Buddha, Lankavatara)

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “Let healing be theirs by virtue.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 20)

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “Rise, our Father, in praise, and lay on me Thy hand of truth and Thy great right hand of healings!” “And Life (God) be praised!” “In the name of The Great Life (Haiyi/God) may there be healing for me, radiance, light and glory which resteth on the mouth of The Great Life!” “Any person sprinkled by this oil on which I have pronounced the name of the Mighty Sublime Life and upon whom I have pronounced these mystic names, will have health (healing) abundant in his body; health abundant and not poor.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 2, 7, 22 and 32)

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “Thou art the Healer above all means of healing.” “Thou wilt bring healing of life to the souls.” “Lord of all healings.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 35 and 72)

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “Be thou a healer to thy devotees, To thy devotees be thou a healer And to him that giveth oblation be thou a helper: On him whom thou hast healed, do thou, My lord, bestow soundness.” “For He will come and will heal me, Will lift me up, raise me and confirm me Will direct my eyes to the Light, And my feet to steadfastness My mouth to wisdom and my heart to vigilance.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 71 and 117)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “In the morning, as we were setting out from Milan, an old woman brought a scald-headed child, whose head was so covered with scabs that it was white down to the neck, and entreated His Holiness to heal him. The guards would have forbidden her but His Holiness prevented them, and called the child to Him. Then He drew a handkerchief over its head and repeated certain words; which he had no sooner done than the child was healed. And in that place about two hundred persons believed and underwent a true and sincere conversion.”

The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 236)

The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “Not so,’ Bahá’u’lláh replied. ‘If this be true, you can be certain that the flame that has been kindled will, by this very act, blaze forth more fiercely than ever, and will set up a conflagration such as the combined forces of the statesmen of this realm will be powerless to quench. The significance of these words Mirza Aqa Khan was destined to appreciate at a later time. Scarcely did he imagine, when that prediction was uttered, that the Faith which had received so staggering a blow could survive its Author. He himself had, on one occasion, been cured by Bahá’u’lláh of an illness from which he had given up all hope of recovery.”

(Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 522)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Bahá’u’lláh, having the power of life and death in His hands, asked His dying son whether he wished to live. He assured him that if this was his wish God would enable him to recover and grant him good health. But the Purest Branch begged Bahá’u’lláh to accept his life as a ransom for the opening of the gates of the prison to the face of the many believers who were longing to come and enter the presence of their Lord. Bahá’u’lláh accepted his sacrifice and he died on 23 June 1870, twenty-two hours after his fall.”

“Soon after the martyrdom of the Purest Branch many restrictions in the barracks were relaxed and several believers who were longing to attain the presence of Bahá’u’lláh did so. And about four months after this tragic event, Bahá’u’lláh and His companions left the prison barracks altogether. As we shall see later, Bahá’u’lláh resided in a house in ‘Akká, and soon many pilgrims from Persia came and attained His presence.” (Adib Taherzadeh, The Revelation of Baha’u’llah v 3, pp. 207 and 210)