what is Ruqyah in Islam?  ruqyah in islam, is an invocation of Allah from demons and jinn, and as Ibn al-Atheer defined ruqiyah is the pilgrimage with which the owner of an affliction, such as fever, epilepsy, and other diseases, is ascended.

And Ibn Hajar defined ruqyah quran as a word that cures every accident, as for the terminology, the people of knowledge use it to refer to everything that a Muslim ascends from the Qur’an, supplications, the most beautiful names of Allah, and others.

In order to be cured of diseases of the body and ailments of the soul, ruqyah, in general, are verses and supplications that scholars read to treat people from diseases.

how to do ruqyah in islam?

The ruqyah shariah is that which contains three things:

1- It should be by the words of Allah, by His names and attributes, or by the sayings of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

2- Sheikh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah mentioned a condition, which is that it be in the Arabic tongue and its meaning is not known: Every name is unknown, so no one has the right to ascend to it.

Let alone supplicate with it, even if its meaning is known, because he hates supplications in a language other than Arabic.

And only permits those who do not know Arabic. As for making foreign words, Slogan is not part of the religion of Islam.

3- To believe that the ruqyah does not affect by itself, but rather by the estimation of Allah Almighty.

If these three conditions are combined in the ruqiyah, then it is the legal ruqyah, and he, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said:

“There is nothing wrong with ruqyah as long as it is not polytheism.” Narrated by Muslims, the most beneficial and most effective ruqyah is the ruqyah of the person himself.

And Surat Al-Fatihah is one of the most beneficial things to read on the patient because this great surah contains sincerity of worship to Allah, praise be to Him, the Exalted be He, delegate the whole matter to Him.

Seek help from Him, rely on Him, and ask Him for all kinds of blessings, and because of the texts contained in it, such as the ruqyah of the stung in Sahih al-Bukhari.

ruqyah in Islam dua

There are many hadiths urging and emphasizing ruqyah, and inviting the one who visits a sick person to pray for him to be cured as a kind of ruqyah in islam:

1- The Messenger of Allah, may Allah’s prayers and peace be upon him, said (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah that no righteous or wicked person can transcend.

From the evil of what descends from the sky and what ascends therein, and from the evil of the trials of the night and the day.

2- (I am fortified by the One who there is no god but He, my Allah and the Allah of everything, and I hold fast to my Lord and the Lord of everything, and I rely on the Living that does not die.

And I repel evil without power or strength except with Allah, who is in His hand is the kingdom of everything, and He protects and is not overwhelmed.

3- (In the name of Allah I promote you from everything that harms you and from the evil of every envious soul or eye, may Allah heal you in the name of Allah I promote you).

4- (I ask Almighty Allah, Lord of the Great Throne, to heal you).

how to perform ruqyah in Islam?

The raqi puts his right hand on the place of pain and reads the ruqyah shariah from the Qur’an and Sunnah as we have mentioned, and he can repeat it as he wants. 

The ruqyah in islam is to read from the Qur’an and the Sunnah on olive oil and anointed with it if someone is envious or a helper. 

The ruqyah shariah is read from the Qur’an and Sunnah over water, drunk from it, and bathed with it.

how to read ruqyah on yourself?

 The ruqyah in islam shall be in the following manner:

First: Read Surat Al-Fatihah seven times on your own, or read it on the place of pain in your body, or on the whole body.

Second: After that, recite Ayat al-Kursi seven times.

Third: Reading the words of the Highest from Surat Al-Mulk seven times:

“فارجع البصر هل ترى من فطور، ثم ارجع البصر كرتين، ينقلب إليك البصر خاسئًا وهو حسير”.

Fourth: Reciting the verses from Surah Al-Qalam, Allah Almighty says:

“وإن يكاد الذين كفروا ليُزْلقونك بأبصارهم لما سمعوا الذكر” أيضًا تُقرأ هذه الآية.

Fifth: Reciting Al-Ma’awwidhatayn seven times

“قل أعوذ برب الفلق”، ”قل أعوذ برب الناس”.

Sixth: Reciting Surat Al-Ikhlas seven times

“قل هو الله أحد.

Likewise, the ruqiyah is from the honorable Sunnah of the Prophet, by saying the following supplication seven times:

  • “In the name of Allah, I promote you, from everything that harms you, from the evil of every soul or envious eye, may Allah heal you, in the name of Allah I promote you.”
  • It was also reported by the Prophet, may Allah’s prayers and peace be upon him: “I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the evil of what He created,”.

And the Prophet, may Allah’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “In the name of Allah, with whose name nothing can harm on earth or in heaven, and He is the All-Hearing, All-Knowing.”.

  • The prophet said, may Allah’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “Oh Allah, Lord of people, remove harm and heal, You are the Healer, there is no healing but Your healing, a healing that does not leave disease.”
  • And he said: “I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah, from every devil and vermin, and from every evil eye.”

how to do ruqyah on water?

The verses of the ruqyah in islam are read in the water, by blowing into it, three times before starting, and then after completing the reading of the verses of the ruqyah on the water.

The patient is allowed to drink from this water in the morning, with the permissibility of washing from this water; But with the care that the water on which is recited is disposed of, outside the house or in any clean place.

For males, reading on the water is constantly over the days; But it is required for women to be purified if they intend to read on the water.

It is also obligatory that the whole reading of the ruqyah be aloud, but a sick person must drink at least a glass of this water.

In addition to the obligation of purification in a sick person, if a woman is not in purity, she must wait until she is completely purified, but it is permissible for her to drink.

It is also good for the patient to seek refuge, or to seek the assistance of one of his family and help him in evaporating the water recited on him.

does listening to ruqyah help?

The ruqyah quran is one of the Sunnahs and legal matters on the authority of the Prophet – may Allah’s prayers and peace be upon him -. Imam al-Bukhari mentioned in his Sahih many hadiths.

That indicates its legitimacy, such as the hadith on the authority of Aisha – may Allah be pleased with her – in the chapter on ruqiyah al-Ayn:

 (The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, commanded me He gave salutations or commanded to be erected from the eye).

Moreover, the ruqyah shariah has many benefits, including the following:

1- Ruqiyah is a gift from Allah – the Highest – to His servants, as it contains healing for people; Because it contains verses from the Qur’an because the Almighty said:

(وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ القُرآنِ ما هُوَ شِفاءٌ وَرَحمَةٌ لِلمُؤمِنينَ وَلا يَزيدُ الظّالِمينَ إِلّا خَسارًا)

2- Ruqyah is also one of the rites of Islam because it urged and recommended; To recover from many diseases.

3- Ruqyah in islam is a way out of misfortunes in this world and the hereafter for the one who performs it and the one who is promoted, and whoever performs it will receive a reward from Allah. 

It is a matter of relieving Muslims’ distress, as it imitates the example of the prophets and the righteous, and it repels demons and the evil of sorcerers and sorcerers.

4- The ruqyah quran protects man from touch and magic, and it is a protection for him, by the permission of Allah – the Highest – in addition to the fact that.

It contains a remembrance of Allah – the Highest – and aphoristic supplications, and recourse to Allah – the Highest – with His Names and Attributes.

In the end, the ruqyah in islam is considered prophetic guidance from the guidance of Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s prayers and peace be upon him, when he said about it: (Offer me your ruqiyah, there is nothing wrong with ruqyah as long as it is not shirk), and the Holy Qur’an contains many Qur’anic verses that included ruqyah quran.