Question 280: What is your opinion concerning reciting the Qur’aan over saffron water, dipping some papers in it, drying them, putting some water on them, and then drinking this water?
Answer: Reciting the Qur’aan over saffron water, dipping some papers in this water, and selling them for people to use them as a cure is not permissible. This should be forbidden, as it involves devouring people’s money unlawfully. It is not a legitimate Ruqyah (reciting Qur’aan and saying supplications over the sick seeking healing) declared by some scholars to be permissible, which is writing Aayaat on paper or any Taheer (ceremoniously pure) substance, and then washing this writing and drinking the water... read more here.
Question 279: Upon performing the Ruqyah (reciting Qur’aan and saying supplications over the sick seeking healing), is it permissible for the person who does it to put his hand on the patient,while playing a cassette tape containing Qur’aan, as there are four tapes in the market that contain supplications and certain Soorahs for healing by the Qur’aan and warding off envy and the like?
Answer: The general rule is that the person who carries out the Ruqyah should recite the Qur’aan himself and should blow his breath over the patient with his own saliva. Doing so is reported in the Saheeh (authentic) book of Hadeeth on the authority of ‘Aboo Sa`eed Al-Khudree (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said... read more here.
Question 278: Is it permissible for a person to write the Name of Allaah, erase it with water, and then drink the water when asking Allaah (Glorified be He) for a certain need?
Answer: We do not know of any Sharee`ah-based evidence that proves the permissibility of this practice. A person is permitted to supplicate to Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) with Islaamically acceptable Du`aa’ (supplications). It is better to refer to the following books for Du`aa’ : Al-Adkaar by Al-Nawawee, Al-Waabil Al-Sayyib by Ibn Al-Qayyim, `Amaal Al-Yawm wal-Laylah by Al-Nasa’ee, and Jaami` Al-Usool... read more here.
Question 277: We notice that by reciting certain Aayaat (Qur’aanic verses) for patients, they tend to be affected by them. Should we recite these Aayaat even if it has not been reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him), his Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet), or any of the Salaf (righteous predecessors) ever did this, or should we only adhere to authentic reports in this issue?
Answer: All the Noble Qur’aan provides guidance and remedy. Allaah (Exalted be He) says: Say: “It is for those who believe, a guide and a healing.” He (Glorified be He) says: And We send down of the Qur’aan that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe (in Islaamic Monotheism and act on it) The preposition “of” mentioned in this Aayah, for expressing kind, denotes that the Qur’aan itself is remedy and mercy. It does not denote here just some or parts of its whole. Based on this, seeking healing by any Aayaat is permissible, yet this does not oppose the fact that some Aayaat, as stated in authentic Hadeeths, have special merit and influence.... read more here.