Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Ambilikile Mwasapile ~ Tanzanian Herbalist's Loliondo Miraculous Cure
If this man was here in Malaysia, you'd see traffic jams all the way from the North to the South of the Malaysian Peninsular, with hundreds of thousands of people making their way to seek cure for their thousand and one ailments.
I first read about his case here in The New York Times.
You have to watch the video to get a sense of the tremendous desire of hundreds of thousands of sick people who have journeyed thousands of miles just to get to drink a cup of the miraculous herbal concoction.
Truly enough, for every miracle cure that comes up every now and then, there will be voices that will cry foul and accuse the 'healer' of trickery and dubious practices.
This faith healer has his fair share of critics especially from conventional medical practitioners who accuse him of giving false hope to those who are severely sick and suffering from incurable diseases.
Yet out of the thousands who throng to his ordinary mud hut there in the remote hilly area of Northern Tanzania, there are those who claim to have made a miraculous recovery from whatever ailments that they had been suffering for so long!
What can we say?
Human beings are very susceptible to such miraculous cures because we place so much hope on the out of the ordinary.
We are mostly spiritual people and by that we place hope on the Almighty. We expect miraculous cures and focus our hearts and minds to be healed by His Grace and Mercy.
We make our own personal journeys through body and soul and make our pilgrimages to the sacred lands of our individual beliefs.
Throughout history, Man has sought such miraculous faith healing and we go all out to make such a trip, no matter what it takes?
From all corners of the globe, we set out upon such journeys, at least once in a lifetime and we seek redemption. We seek such cures that will cleanse us of our sins, our ailments, our troubles, both real and imagined.
To the Africans queuing up in the 12 km long traffic jams snaking its way through the Northern Tanzania hills just to go get their cup of cure, no matter what anyone says or does, they would pay no heed and just persevere in getting cured.
No matter what faith this old healer professes, people who are sick will just trudge through mud, swim across rivers, brave the dangers that lie in wait along their perilous journeys and push through till they can get their hands on that cup of greenish broth that old Babu @ Ambilikile Mwasapile dishes out!
This is human reality.
Makes me wonder about what the Blessed Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam forewarned us about the coming of the Dajjal. He who will cut a person in two and by the Will of Allah, join again such severed torso and bring it back to life with His Permission.
Who amongst us mankind will not be swayed in his or her belief if we are to witness such an event pending the coming of Yaum al Qiyamat?
Not that many I presume...
For now, the crowds are getting bigger and as the journalist states at the end of the video, Babu is already getting swamped trying to cater to the multitudes of suffering humans making their way to him.
The Loliondo Miraculous Cure....