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Using Saffron in Writing Prayers, Recitations unto...

Question: Some Raqis do recitations unto water, oil, ointment or cream. They also write prayers in saffron on a piece of paper, soak the piece of paper in water and have the patients drink the water or wash their bodies with it. Pieces of paper with such payers are called Aza‘im (incantations). What is the validity of making and using such Aza‘im? Answer: According to a Hadith interpreted by Muhammad Ibn-Abdilwahab, the...

The Means to Protection from Satan (Evil Jinn)

Question: What is the means by which man can be protected from Satan‘s deeds and whispers and which can keep faith intact and behavior sound and straight? Answer: There are two demands for this means. Firstly, one has to continually pray to Allah for protection from Satan‘s evil deeds and whispers, while firmly believing that none but Allah gives refuge from such things. Secondly, one must resolve to rid oneself of the...

Drinking Water, Performing Ruqyas in Menstruation

Question: What is the validity of drinking or washing the body with the water on which Qur‘anic verses have been recited? Is it allowed to perform Ruqyas unto those in Haidh (menstruation), Nifas (parturition) or Janabah (the sate after intercourse when one has not washed yet)? Answer: In the case of Janabah, patients have to do Ghusl (have a bath/shower) so as to be ready for receiving Ruqyas treatment, even if it is only...

The Body Parts through Which Jinn enter and Posses...

Question: While performing Ruqyas, some Raqis command the jinn to get out of the possessed patient. Sometimes the jinn asks to exit through, for example, the eye or the ear, but the Raqi refuses lest the patient‘s ears or eyes should be harmed. Therefore, the Raqi instructs the jinn to exit through the mouth or toes. Is it right to believe that the jinn‘s exit through the patient‘s ears or eyes can be harmful?...

Diagnosis of Illness

Question: Can the Raqi tell if an illness is devil possession or something else? Answer: Obviously, the experienced Raqi has examined and treated such varied cases as well as similar ones that he has become skilful at diagnosing psychological illness through his knowledge of their typical symptoms. However, not all Raqis do have such knowledge. Some Raqis may claim to have it, but in fact they do not, for they depend, when...

Touching the Painful Spot During the Ruqya

Question: There is someone who performs legal Ruqyas in accordance with Prophet Muhammad‘s Sunnah, as mentioned by Ibn-Taimiyah and Ibn-Al-Qayyim. The patients receiving his Ruqyas suffer from physical diseases, such as cancer and ulcers. That Raqi (performer of Ruqyas) recites some Qur‘anic verses, Ruqyas proven to have been recited by Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم and other practiced Ryquas that are...