Writing Aayaat with rose water or saffron on a piece of paper, then immersing it in water, and then drinking it

Question 293: Some of those who treat people by Ruqyah (reciting Qur’aan and supplications over the sick as a cure) ask the afflicted person to offer two Rak`ahs (units of Prayer) then recite specific Qur’aanic Soorahs or Tasbeeh (saying: “Subhaan Allaah [Glory be to Allaah]”) in the hope that they will see a vision identifying the persons who placed the spell on them, where they live, and how to break the spell. To what extent is this permissible?

Also those who treat people by the Ruqyah ask the afflicted person to recite some Soorahs (Qur’aanic chapter) such as Soorah Ikhlaas, Al-Mu`awwidatayn (Soorahs Al-Falaq and Al-Naas) and Aayat-ul-Kursee (the Qur’aanic Aayah of Allaah’s Throne, Soorah Al-Baqarah, 2:255) a hundred times and count the times on a Misbahah (counting beads used when remembering Allaah). It should be noted that some people are against this practice and say it is a Bid`ah (innovation in religion).

It is also said that it is Bid`ah to recite the Qur’aan on black cumin oil, honey, or milk, or to massage the body with musk or rose-water after reciting Qur’aanic aayaat on them. It should be noted that these things have their practical effects on the Jinn; such as help in burning the Jinn, by Allaah’s Grace. Is this a permissible way of treatment by the Qur’aan, or is the treatment by the Qur’aan a Tawqeefee (bound by a religious text and not open to personal opinion) matter which requires the person to adhere to the religious texts?

Answer: The practices mentioned in the question about those who treat people by asking them to offer two Rak`ahs (units of Prayer) then recite specific Soorahs of the Qur’aan and tasbeeh with hopes of seeing a vision about the bewitched person, and ask them to recite some Soorahs a hundred times on the Misbahah etc – all these practices are Bid`ahs which have no origin in Islaam. There is no proof in the Book of Allaah (the Qur’aan) nor in the Sunnah of His Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) to support these practices. The permissible Ruqyah has some conditions such as: A Ruqyah should include either the Words of Allaah, His Names or Attributes. It is permissible to seek treatment through the Qur’aan and through the Sunnah, as the Messenger did when reciting Ruqyah on himself or his Sahaabah (Companions)... read more here.

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