Seeking cure and help from other than Allaah

Question 225: In Egypt, there is a spring in Sinai said to be the same spring at which Allaah enjoined Prophet Ayyoob to strike the ground with his foot when he was afflicted with disease then Allaah (Exalted be He) cured him. A woman in our neighborhood was afflicted with disease and wanted to go to the spring to strike the ground with her foot just as Ayyoob, Allah’s Prophet, (peace be upon him) did. Is it permissible for her to wash with the water of this spring to be cured? Or would it be Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship) and Isti`aanah (Seeking help) from things other than Allaah?

Answer: This story is not true. The place where Ayyoob washed his body is unknown. So it is not permissible for her to go to the spring known as Ayyoob’s Well. more here.


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