Oh yes. Based on a new understanding of the Islamic texts. Because, as we all know, "In the beginning was the word". Here's Yemeni cleric Abd Al-Majid Al-Zindani on Al-Jazeera, September 21:
TV host: We welcome you to this show, in which we will speak with Sheik [Al-Zindani], about his announcement yesterday that he received an official patent for his cure for AIDS. [...]
Let us begin by talking about your receiving this patent from the World Intellectual Property Organization [WIPO], which is part of the UN and is represented in over 100 countries.
Abd Al-Majid Al-Zindani: Its headquarters are in Europe, and it has 185 member states. [...]
Since the AIDS disease first appeared and to this day, nobody in the world has claimed, to the best of my knowledge, that he has managed to find a treatment that eliminates the AIDS virus. [...]
We have managed to prove, through laboratory evidence, that we have a medicine that eliminates the AIDS virus. [...]
No hadith and no Islamic scholar has ever said that this specific herb cures AIDS. This is something I concluded from various indications. With the grace of Allah, nobody realized this but me.
Many a doctor and many a pharmacist have come across these hadiths, but they did not mention that this herb cures AIDS. But Allah bestowed this breakthrough upon me, and I became the patent holder. This reflects a new understanding of the Islamic texts, as well as a new understanding of the disease and how to cure it.
And that's not all.
Abd Al-Majid Al-Zindani: I would like to announce that I have the cure for heart failure. This disease had no treatment so far except for a surgical procedure, in which they pull out the heart, throw it away, and put in a new one. Many patients die in the best hospitals in the world while waiting for the right heart.
I hereby announce – and Allah willing, it will be just like or even better than the AIDS affair – that I have ten proven cases of people who were cured after taking this medicine for a period of one month and 10 days, or two months, or what was it?
That's it! The heart failure is gone, and there's no need for surgery.