The Intercession of the Qur'an

The Messenger of Allah (S) said:

'Intercessors are five in number: the Qur'an, the bond of kinship, trustworthiness, your Prophet, and the people of the household of your Prophet.' 181

Al-Imam al-Saadiq (a) said:

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'The Qur'an warns those who seek to reach their Lord through their desire for what He has with Him. The Qur'an is an intercessor whose intercession will be accepted.' 182

The Qur'an as a Cure

The Messenger of Allah (S) said:

'He who seeks a cure in other than the Qur'an will never find a cure.' 183

He (S) also said:

'Honey is a cure for every illness and the Qur'an is a cure for what is in the heart so take the two cures - honey and the Qur'an.' 184

He (S) also said:

'The Qur'an is the cure.' 185

Amir al-Mu'minin 'Ali (a) said:

'In the Qur'an there is a verse which contains the complete medicine: {Eat and drink but not to excess.} 186 187

Al-Imam al-Saadiq (a) said:

'The cure is in the knowledge of the Qur'an.' 188

He (a) also said:

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'Treat your diseases through charity and seek a cure with the Qur'an for whoever the Qur'an cannot cure there is no cure for him.' 189

Imam al-Kaadhem (a) said:

'In the Qur'an is the cure for every illness.' 190

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