Performing ruqyah using the Qur.aan & authentic Prophetic prayers & supplications

Reference: al-Fataawa adh-Dhahabiyyah fir-Ruqaa ash-Shar’iyyah, Page 78

Question: What is the ruling of performing the ruqyah with the Qur.aan and authentic prayers and supplications of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?

Response: It is permissible to perform the ruqyah with the Qur.aan and authentic prayers and supplications of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) for purposes of protection and healing from that which inflicts a person in terms of illness. For example, [it is recommended to recite] Aayah al-Kursee, Soorah al-Ikhlaas, Soorah al-Falaq, Soorah an-Naas and Soorah al-Faatihah. And [from the Prophetic prayers and supplications]:

«O Allaah! Lord of mankind, I beg You to remove the suffering. I beg You, as You are the Healer, and there is no healing but Yours to bring about a healing that leaves behind no ailment».

And:

«I seek refuge in Allaah’s perfect words from the evil of all that He has created, from all devils and insects and from envious eyes».

…and that which are similar [to these].

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.