Question: Dear Shaykh, I married an uneducated orphan girl on Eed Al-Fitr (the Festival of Breaking the Fast) in 1403 A.H. In the beginning of Thul-Hijjah, she was afflicted by a psychological illness whose symptoms are crying to the extent that she sometimes screams and wails. Her father took her to his home and brought a sorcerer to treat her. He treated her with foul smelling smoke and confined her in a dark room for the entire month of Muharram. This type of treatment is called “Hajbah” (screening) and was done without my consent. She was cured and stayed at her father’s during the months of Safar and Rabee‘ Al-Awwal, then returned home in the beginning of Rabee‘ Al-Thaanee. Once again she was attacked by the same illness.
Now I am having her seen by a professional psychiatrist who treats her by the Qur’aan and Prophetic supplications, in addition to other medications. However, her family is not convinced and wants to take her to the sorcerer again. They have even prevented me from reciting Qur’aan over her when she goes into spasms, because the sorcerer told them that I am the one who caused the aggravation of her illness by reciting over her Al-Mu‘awwidhatayn (Suwar: Al-Falaq and Al-Naas) and Aayatul-Kursee (the Qur’aanic Verse of the Throne, Soorah Al-Baqarah, 2:255). What should I do if her father takes her to another sorcerer? Please advise as soon as possible!
Answer: You have done well by treating her with Qur’aan and Ruqyah (Qur’aan and prescribed supplications recited over the sick seeking healing)… read more here.