Ruqyah with Qur’aan, Thikr, and Du`aa’

Question: Some people write Aayaat of the Qur’aan on a blackboard, rinse the writing and then drink the water that was used in rinsing, hoping that they will attain knowledge, earn money, enjoy health and safety and so on by virtue of this deed. Moreover, they write these Aayaat on parchments that are worn around the neck for protection. Is this act lawful or not?

Answer: The Prophet (peace be upon him) permitted Ruqyah (saying supplications over the sick seeking healing) using the Qur’aan, the prescribed Athkaar (oft-recited invocations) and Du‘aa’ (supplication to Allaah); thus, Ruqyah is permitted as long as it is free of any Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or in worship) or meaningless words… read more here.

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