Pearl of Wisdom

'Treat yourselves with medicine, for verily Allah has not sent down any ailment except that he has sent down a cure for it with the exception of death and old age.'

Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa [sawa]
Kanz al-'Ummal, no. 28088

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Question : #398 Category: Medical Issues
Subject: medical pills to help short term
Question: If a person - for a temporary cure or killing pain - takes a medicine that significantly advances the time of death, what does Islam say about that?
Answer: If it does precipitate the death, it is not a treatment. In any case, if it is free of any considerable, rational adverse effect, there is no problem in taking it for treating.

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