The excellence of reciting al-Faatihah

Reference: http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/15396

Question: Regarding the excellence of reciting [Soorah] al-Faatihah upon the one who is afflicted [with evil eye or black magic] – is [reciting it alone] sufficient, or should it be repeated more than once?

Response: Yes, [Soorah] al-Faatihah is a ruqyah, and because of this it is called ar-Ruqyah; a beneficial ruqyah which should be recited upon the sick and the afflicted. Because that is from the causes of remedy and cure, and therein is supplication – all of it is a supplication; [And] supplication is a [form of] worship, [just as] it is [a form of] beseeching [Allaah] – and all of it is [considered to be] supplication. And there is no harm in repeating it[s recitation] upon the sick and afflicted because therein is benefit for the sick, because Allaah will cause it to be a cure for him.

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.