Avoiding recitations for healing or protection that violate Sharee`ah (Fake Ruqyahs)

From `Abdul-`Azeez ibn `Abdullaah ibn Baaz to all Muslims in the district of Al-Far` and other districts of Al-Madeenah Al-Munawwarah, may Allaah guide you to have insight into the religion of Islaam, Aaameeen.

May Allaah’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you! To proceed:

I have been informed that in your district there is an incantation against scorpions and other poisonous creatures, and that this incantation contains statements of Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship). That is why I see I have to warn you against such Ruqyahs (recitations for healing or protection).

The following is the text of some of such Ruqyahs referred to above:

(In the Name of Allaah! O Allaah’s Words! By the seven heavens and the revealed Aayahs that rule but not ruled! O Sulaymaan Al-Rifa`y! O fighter of scorpions’ poison! Call scorpions in the name of Al-Rifa`y, both female scorpions and male ones, both long scorpions and short ones, both red scorpions and white ones, and both big scorpions and small ones against the evil of scorpions creeping both in the evening and in the morning. I seek help against them from Allaah, His Aayahs, ninety nine prophets, Faatimah, the Prophet’s daughter and her offspring)… read more here.