In Islam, the body of a human being must be honoured and respected. This importance is derived from the Holy Qur’an wherein Almighty Allah says: “And verily we have honoured the children of Adam.” (Surah al-Isra, V.70)
As Muslims we seek the best of this world and the Hereafter. Every person desires good health and seeks protection from illness as taught to us in the Quran and Hadith. However, Allah Ta'ala in His Wisdom decides what is better for a person. At times, Allah Ta'ala afflicts a person with illness that becomes a means of forgiveness, cleansing and elevation.