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Dr. Jemille: El Gilani Methodology, Part 2 by Khalida

By Dr. Jemille Wasi, Islamic Post Contributing Writer

In the last issue of the Islamic Post, I introduced the second in a series of articles whose objective was to provide a more detailed introduction into El-Gilani Methodology.  The first article [an introduction] highlighted the historical aspects of EGM.  In the second article, I described the method itself and some of the requirements involved in its practice.  The purpose of this current editorial is to expand on the idea of psychiatric diagnosis being the primary area of focus for this treatment system.
A central theme of Sufi psychiatric science, and the basis of EGM, is that the body is a product of the soul. Man is a spiritual being with a physical form.
This differs from the prevailing mainstream dogma that the soul is a product of the body.  In modern psychiatry, man is divine and our consciousness, mind, and souls are derived from our physical self.  In essence, this means that we are physical bodies with a spiritual soul.
Some modern psychiatrists go as far as to exclude the notion of a “soul” altogether; so much so, that inquiries into the non-corporeal facets of human existence negate the current laws of medical and physical sciences. These conventional, modern beliefs comprise the core obstacle that is hindering the curative treatment of psychiatric ailments.  Moreover, these principles led to the error of attributing mental disease to physical phenomena, which in turn, has led to the employment of physical means, i.e., regimens of drug and other therapies, to cure mental disease.  These measures do not provide a cure, and have yielded minimal results in even controlling the symptoms of mental disorders. This symptom control is not identical in all cases treated with the same modality, and the effectiveness varies on a case-by-case basis.
Because EGM is based on Sufi scientific codes, and because Sufi science revolves around the reality of the soul, EGM has been used primarily for psychiatric ailments.  In fact, the effectiveness of EGM in curing psychiatric maladies is due in part to the truth of the first-mentioned idea: we are spiritual beings with physical forms.
All aspects of Sufi psychiatry revolve around the purification of the soul from characteristics such as lust, greed, anger, jealousy, and other inner pollutants.  Possession of these traits spiritually, manifests physically in various forms. The only way to remove these inner pollutants is from the inside out.  Another facet of this is that a person’s negative actions or deeds can serve to  strengthen these characteristics spiritually; so care also needs to be taken in performing good deeds, as part of the inner cleansing. This cleansing process is essential to curing mental disorders.
For the last 40 years, El-Gilani Methodology has enjoyed  tremendous  international success in curing mental diseases, as well as other diseases that are based on one’s deeds, and the condition of one’s soul, such as AIDS.  There are many scientifically proven cases of the effectiveness of this method documented in the book, Quranic Psychiatry by His Eminence, Sheikh Syed Mubarik  El Gilani.  Not surprisingly, the only entities that decrease the effectiveness of EGM are the ineffective physical means currently used to treat mental disorders.  These modalities work similar to how negative actions and bad deeds work in obstructing the cleansing process.
Because EGM focuses on the root of the problem with mental disease, it can effectively stand alone as a treatment option.  One can see that eliminating the concept of the soul as the primary form with an associated physical vehicle, destroys the true essence of the etiology of mental disease at its very root. In order to progress in this field, one has to first acknowledge the above-mentioned Sufi principle, in order to truly understand the mystery of mental disease, its causes, signs, symptoms, and  remedies.
As always, only from Allah, Glorified is He and the Most High, can we be healed!

Dr. Jemille graduated in 1998 with honors from Longwood University, with a Bachelors in Chemistry. In June 2006, he received a Medical Degree from International Quranic Open University (I.Q.O.U.). In September 2006, he received his M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical school. Dr. Jemille is scheduled, this year, to participate fully as a physician at St. Francis Family Residency Program.

For any comments or concerns send an email to Dr. Jemille:
Jemille23@gmail.com

Dr. Jemille Series: The Introduction to El Gilani Methodology Intro| Part 1| Part 2 | Part 3

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Dr. Jemille, The Methodology Behind Qur’anic Psychiatry, Part 1 by Khalida

By Dr. Jemille Wasi, Islamic Post Contributing Writer

In the April 2008 edition of the Islamic Post, I introduced the first of a series of articles whose purpose was to establish El Gilani Methodology (EGM) as a viable, proven treatment option for those suffering from a multitude of disease processes. In that article I focused on introducing the historical background of EGM and the events that were transpiring that necessitated its development. Now we turn our attention to the components of the methodology itself.
Lines of Holy Quran have been used since times past as a means to cure disease. The Holy Last Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) used a compilation of 34 such ayaats (known as the Manzil) to cure mental disease. After the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him), Sufi scientists used the 6 Ayaats of Shifaa, healing various ailments.
EGM was developed from the mold of the practices of the early sufis, including the ultimate sufi, the Holy Last Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him).
EGM is a standardized systematic approach that institutes the application of the healing properties of the Holy Quran for the general population at large. It centers on the use of the projection of a highly concentrated visual image of the name of Allah ta’ala, who is the Most High,  and the name of the Holy Last Messenger (peace be upon him).
Originally it consisted of audiotapes of the method’s founder reciting various ayaats. Although El Sheikh still dispenses treatment, the method now also consists of highly trained therapists administering prescribed therapies on an individual basis, often in person, to the afflicted individual.
Patients are given specific prescriptions for the disease process. Some aspects of each prescription are generic for a particular ailment, but some parts of the treatment regimen  are customized to an individual patient.
As is the case with most formal systems of medicine, the practitioners must take courses specific to the method. This often occurs at one of the many campuses of the International Quranic Open University. Students must pass examinations in order to become qualified therapists and receive certifications. Another facet of the training is that students must adhere to the same principles as the patients, which include a belief in one God, following the Ten Commandments, performing good deeds, and shunning the committing of sinful acts. Once a fully competent therapist, one is released to provide services to all that seek assistance. For difficult cases, the more accomplished therapists are available to render services.
EGM has met some resistance in the past which, I believe, is due to the fact that it is often mistakenly grouped with forms of non-traditional medicine. Unlike these practices, this is a medical system that includes a medical code, texts, and formally trained therapists.
A book called Treatment of Mental Disorders: A Review of Effectiveness, edited by Norman Sartorius, describes how various forms of indigenous medicine often showed greater success rates in healing diseases than did commonly used practices. Westermeyer had reached this same conclusion in a previous study in 1979.
Although EGM is applicable to all forms of disease, its primary focus is the treatment of mental disease. Upon further review of this unique methodology, one will find that it focuses on the true nature of many diseases. If given the proper audience one will find the results of instituting this treatment strategy effective in curing many of the incurable diseases that afflict mankind!!
As always…only from Allah ta’ala can we be healed!

Dr. Jemille graduated in 1998 with honors from Longwood University, with a Bachelors in Chemistry. In June 2006, he received a Medical Degree from International Quranic Open University (I.Q.O.U.). In September 2006, he received his M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical school. Dr. Jemille is scheduled, this year, to participate fully as a physician at St. Francis Family Residency Program.

For any comments or concerns send an email to Dr. Jemille:
Jemille23@gmail.com

Dr. Jemille Series: The Introduction to El Gilani Methodology Intro| Part 1| Part 2 | Part 3