Proof for using Ruqya on people


“Abi Sa`eed. intalaqoo ba`d ashaab an-Nabi (s) fee safarin, “A group of Companions of the Prophet (s) were travelling.” They asked the Arabs (Bedouins) to host them but they refused, which is not the custom of Arabs, and while discussing this the leader of the village was bitten by a scorpion or snake, we don’t know exactly as they didn’t say. His people tried every possible way to save their leader. You know the desert scorpion has a poisonous sting and can kill the person immediately. So they tried everything and couldn’t cure him. Then they said, “Let us ask these people who just came; maybe they have knowledge or something with them that can cure him.”

They approached those people and asked, “O people! Our leader has been bitten. We have tried everything and nothing is working!” So where did they go? They went to a guide, which means you need a guide. When you have a sickness or problem or you have to do business, or you have a question you must go to the one who knows something, not to a charlatan, who is flashy and just showing off, and who will deviate you! No, we are Ahlu ’s-Sunnah wa ’l-Jama`ah and we follow the Prophet (s), the Sahaabah (r) and the Four Imams, and we don’t accept anyone who deviates from Siraat ul-Mustaqeem! You must get a cure from someone who follows Shari`ah.

And they came to that group of Sahaabah (r) and asked if they have anything to cure their leader. One of them said, w ‘Allahi sa urqii, which is ruqya, to recite verses of the Holy Qur’an, which some Arabs call ‘hijab,’ a veil to protect and save you, and some call ‘taweez,’ which is from Holy Qur’an and it means to seek refuge in Allah from Shaytan.This is proof from hadith of the Prophet (s) for those who say to not believe in them. He said, “W’ Allahi, I can recite on the man to cure him but I will not, as you refused to host us. I am not going to recite for you until you give me compensation. If you had hosted us, we would do it and not take anything. Now we will do it, but you have to compensate us.”

So the people discussed what they had to give the Sahaabah, who said, “You have to give one qati`a min al-ghanam, a herd of sheep,” which may have been twenty, thirty or fifty sheep, Allah knows how many there were. They said, “Okay, no problem, we will do it.” Then, one Sahaabi (r) recited Surat al-Fatihah, “Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem. Alhamdullahi Rabbi ‘l-`Alameen. Ar-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem. Maalika yawm ad-deen. Iyyaka n`abudu wa iyyaka nasta`een. Ihdinas siraat al-mustaqeem. sirat al-ladheena an`amta `alayhim ghayri ‘l-maghdoobi `alayhim wa laa dhaalleen. Ameen,” and spat (not blew) on the wound where the leader had been bitten. It was as if that leader had been tied with a chain that was suddenly taken away, and he was able to stand up and walk completely with no pain!

We are quoting from Ibn Qayyim al Jawziyya who was a student of Ibn Taymiyya, in his book Madarij as-Salikeen so those ones who don’t believe can not say what we are saying is wrong.”

Sayyid Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani



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