Lawful treatment for a spell

Question: What is the treatment for Sihr (witchcraft) approved by Sharee`ah (Islaamic law)? Is it permissible to use nerve-sedatives, which are commonly used for treating patients with psychological disorders, knowing that they contain anesthetics?How should we deal with our mother who is afflicted by Sihr and seeks the help of a sorcerer for treatment? We have advised her that her doing so is considered Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship) and we will read to her your answer, In-shaa’-Allaah (if Allaah wills). Is she considered a Mushrik (one who associates others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship), bearing in mind that when she goes into a fit due to the disease, she becomes so disturbed in her mind that she appears to be mad, but she is sage in the best sense of the word once she regains sanity.

Answer: First, it is not permissible to treat Sihr with Sihr; rather, it should be treated with Ruqyah (recitation for healing or protection) through reciting the Qur’aan and the Prophetic Athkaar (invocations and remembrances said at certain times on a regular basis) reported to be used as Ruqyah and asking Allaah to heal her… read more here.


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