Playing recordings of Qur’aan recitation for hours for a sick person

Question 287: What is your opinion concerning playing recordings of Qur’aan recitation for hours for the sick, and playing specific Aayaat that remedy Sihr (sorcery), `Ayn (the envious eye) and Jinn (creatures created from fire)?

Answer: Playing recordings of the Qur’aan and Du`aa’ (supplication) cannot be a substitute for Ruqyah (reciting Qur’aan and supplications over the sick as a cure), because Ruqyah requires conviction while performing it and being face to face in order to blow over the patient’s body. This cannot be achieved merely through playing recordings on a device... read more here.

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Seeking the help of Jinn in finding out whether a patient is stricken by an evil eye or spells

Question 286: What is the ruling on seeking the help of Jinn (creatures created from fire) in finding out the `Ayn (envious eye) or spells [i.e., who cast it and what type it is]? Is it permissible to believe a Jinn who has possessed a person in what he says about sorcery and `Ayn, and take an action based on that?

Answer: It is not permissible to seek the help of Jinn in finding out what the problem is and how to treat it, because seeking the help of Jinn is Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship). Allaah (Exalted be He) states, ‘And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the males among the jinn, but they (jinn) increased them (mankind) in sin and transgression. Allaah (Exalted be He) also states... read more here.

Reciting Ruqyah through a microphone or a telephone

Question 285: What is the ruling on using a microphone or a telephone to recite the Qur’aan for Ruqyah (reciting Qur’aan and saying supplications over the sick seeking healing), or reciting Ruqyah over a large number of people at the same time?

Answer: Ruqyah should be recited directly over the patient, not through a microphone or a telephone. This contradicts what was done by the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him), his Sahaabah (Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them) and their Taabi`oon (Followers, the generation after the Companions of the Prophet). The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, Anyone who introduces anything into this matter of ours (Islaam) that is not a part of it will have it rejected.... read more here.

A patient smelling the leather of wolves on the pretext that this reveals the existence/non-existence of Jinn

Question 284: What is the ruling on people who have a patient smell the leather of wolves under the pretense that this reveals the existence/non-existence of Jinn (creatures created from fire). They claim that Jinn fear wolves, flee from them and are troubled by their presence.

Answer: It is not permissible for a person who performs Ruqyah (reciting Qur’aan and saying supplications over the sick seeking healing) to use the leather of wolves to have patients smell it to be able to diagnose their illness. This is a form of deception and corrupt belief; therefore, it should be totally prohibited. Moreover, saying that Jinn fear wolves is a baseless superstition... read more here.

Stamping papers with large seals incised with Aayaat, invocations and statements of thikr

Question 283: What is the ruling on putting large seals in which Aayaat (Qur’aanic verses), invocations and supplications are written to ward off Sihr (sorcery), envy, or jinn? The seal is dipped into water containing saffron to stamp papers that will be dissolved later and soaked in water to be drunk as a kind of Ruqyah (reciting Qur’aan and saying supplications over the sick seeking healing).

Answer: This is not permissible because one of the conditions of a lawful Ruqyah is that the intention of both the person who makes the Ruqyah and the person on whom it will be performed, should be seeking cure from Allaah’s Book by writing the Aayaat... read more here.

Touching any part of a woman’s body while performing the Ruqyah

Question 282: Is it permissible to touch a woman’s hand, forehead, or neck for treatment? This is done by doctors in hospitals on the pretext of trying to put pressure on the Jinn (creatures created from fire) and get rid of it. What are the restrictions concerning this matter?

Answer: It is not permissible for a person doing Ruqyah (reciting Qur’aan and supplications over the sick seeking healing) to touch any part of a woman’s body if the latter is using this treatment method, because this involves Fitnah (sedition). In fact, this person should use Ruqyah without touching her. Moreover, there is a difference between a person using Ruqyah and a doctor, because the latter may not be able to treat the patient except by touching the place in need of treatment, unlike the former whose work depends on recitation and blowing and does not require touching... read more here.

Seeking the help of person’s Qareen (a personal Jinn) to verify who has casted the evil eye

Question 281: Is it correct that a sick person can visualize the `Ayn (one who casts an evil eye) as a result of Qur’aan being recited over him, or the person who does the Ruqyah (reciting Qur’aan and saying supplications over the sick seeking healing) asking his Qareen (a personal Jinn companion for humans) to show the sick person the one who cast an evil eye on him?

Answer: The claim that the sick person can visualize the one who cast an eye on him while the Qur’aan is being recited over him, or the reciter’s telling him to do so is a devilish action and is not permitted, because it denotes seeking the help of Satan. The jinn is the one who makes the patient visualize the person who afflicted him with the evil eye, and this is Haraam (prohibited), because it entails seeking the help of Satan, and this could cause enmity, fear and terror. This falls under the Aayah (Qur’aanic verse), ‘And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the males among the jinn, but they (jinn) increased them (mankind) in sin and transgression.... read more here.