Ruqyah – A Remedy for Illnesses, Evil Eye, Magic and Jinn from the Qur’ān and Sunnah

RUQYAH IN THE QUR’ĀN & SUNNAH

 

 

‘Ruqyah’ is the practice of treating illnesses through Qur’ānic āyāt and invocations as
prescribed by the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم .It provides a cure for evil eye, magic and
physical ailments.
The Qur’ān offers perfect solace to a believer – both spirtually and physically. Ruqyah
should therefore play an essential role in our lives. Allah جل جلاله says: “And say: The truth
has come, and falsehood has vanished. Surely falsehood is ever bound to vanish by its
very nature. And We send down in the Qur’ān that which is a cure and a mercy for
the believers.” (17:81-2)
As well providing a cure, Ruqyah is an excellent way for the believers to build their
Imān and reaffirm their tawhīd for Allah جل جلاله .Indeed seeking treatment through the
Qur’ān demonstrates complete belief in the Book of Allah جل جلاله.
The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Make good use of the two cures: honey and the
Qur’ān.” (Ibn Mājah)
‘Ā’ishah  said: “When the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم was ill, Jibrīl ؑ performed Ruqyah
on him.” (Muslim)
In another hadith, ‘Ā’ishah  informs us that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم entered upon
her and found a woman treating her with Ruqyah (through other than the words of
Allah جل جلاله .(He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Treat her with the book of Allah جل جلاله) “.Ibn Hibbān) She also said:
“The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم used to command me to perform Ruqyah from the evil
eye.” (Muslim)
Once the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم saw a girl whose face had changed colour in the
house of Umm Salamah, so he صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Seek Ruqyah for her, because she has
been affected by the evil eye.” (Bukhārī)
‘Ā’ishah  narrated that whenever the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم would become sick, he
would recite [the last 3 Sūrahs of the Qur’ān] and then blow over his body. She says:
“During his last illness from which he passed away, the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم used to
blow over himself. But when his sickness intensified, I used to (recite and then) blow
over him using his own hands because of their blessings.” (Bukhārī)
In another hadīth, she  mentions that whenever anyone from his family would
become ill, he صلى الله عليه وسلم would blow over them with these three Sūrahs. (Muslim)

‘The Qur’ān is the complete healing for all mental, spiritual and physical diseases; all
the diseases of this world and the Hereafter. But not everyone is guided to use it for
the purpose of healing. If the sick person uses the Qur’ān for healing in the proper
way, and applies it to his disease with sincerity, faith, complete acceptance and firm
conviction, fulfilling all its conditions, then no disease can resist it.’ (Ibn al-Qayyim )

 

METHOD OF RUQYAH

 

Conditions for Ruqyah to be successful :

 

Before Ruqyah

1- Make wudhū, offer two rak‘ats and make sincere du‘ā’. Du‘ā’, especially in tahajjud,
brings great reprieve and assistance from Allah جل جلاله.
2- Make abundant and sincere istighfār (seeking forgiveness from Allah جل جلاله ,(and stay
away from sins. One should restore people’s rights if they have wronged anyone or
taken anything unjustly.
3- Give sadaqah as it wards off calamity (Bayhaqī). The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
“Treat your sick by giving Sadaqah.” (Bayhaqī)
4- Remove animate pictures from the home. Any amulets (ta’wīdh) which contain
illegible text or invokes upon other than Allah should also be taken out and disposed
of in a river.
5- Remain in a state of wudhū through the day and also sleep with wudhū.

During Ruqyah

1- Begin Ruqyah by sending Salawāt (salutations) upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم .Recite the
Ruqyah (see p.4 and p.5) loudly, clearly and with concentration, at least 3 or 7 times.
2- One may recite directly into the hands, blowing into them and rubbing them over
the body. One can also recite whilst placing the hands over the part of the body that
is in pain.
3- One may recite and blow on water. Keep the mouth close to the water, breathe into
it and repeatedly blow over it. This can be used for drinking and bathing (see p.11).
4- Olive oil and other Sunnah medicines can be recited upon and applied to the body.
When reciting on others, place the hand on the forehead of the affected person
(mahram only), or on the part of the body in pain, recite and blow.
5- If one cannot recite, then Ruqyah can be listened to. This should be done with full
concentration. One should listen carefully and ensure that they do not fall asleep .

RUQYAH FROM THE QUR’ĀN

 

1- سورة الفاتحة: « بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ (1) الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ (2) الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ (3) مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ (4) إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ (5) اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ (6) صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ (7)».

( 7 – times)

1- « اللَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلَّا بِمَا شَاءَ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَلَا يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ».

2- «آَمَنَ الرَّسُولُ بِمَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ رَبِّهِ وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ كُلٌّ آَمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَمَلَائِكَتِهِ وَكُتُبِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ أَحَدٍ مِنْ رُسُلِهِ وَقَالُوا سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا غُفْرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ * لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتْ وَعَلَيْهَا مَا اكْتَسَبَتْ رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِنْ نَسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِنَا رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا أَنْتَ مَوْلَانَا فَانْصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ».

3- «إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّماواتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهارِ لَآياتٍ لِأُولِي الألباب * الَّذِينَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ قِيامًا وَقُعُودًا وَعَلى جُنُوبِهِمْ وَيَتَفَكَّرُونَ فِي خَلْقِ السَّماواتِ وَالْأَرْضِ رَبَّنا ما خَلَقْتَ هذا باطِلًا سُبْحانَكَ فَقِنا عَذابَ النَّارِ».
4- «اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ ۖالْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ ۖ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَاكَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ يُوقَدُ مِنْ شَجَرَةٍ مُبَارَكَةٍ زَيْتُونَةٍ لَا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِيءُ
وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌ ۚنُورٌ عَلَىٰ نُورٍ ۗ يَهْدِي اللَّهُ لِنُورِهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ ۚ ويَضْرِبُ اللَّهُ الْأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ».
5- «إِنَّا زَيَّنَّا السَّماءَ الدُّنْيا بِزِينَةٍ الْكَواكِبِ (6) وَحِفْظًا مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْطانٍ مارِدٍ (7) لا يَسَّمَّعُونَ إِلَى الْمَلَإِ الْأَعْلى وَيُقْذَفُونَ مِنْ كُلِّ جانِبٍ (8) دُحُورًا وَلَهُمْ عَذابٌ واصِبٌ».
6- «وَلَئِنْ سَأَلْتَهُمْ مَنْ خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ لَيَقُولُنَّ اللَّهُ ۚ قُلْ أَفَرَأَيْتُمْ مَا تَدْعُونَ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ إِنْ أَرَادَنِيَاللَّهُ بِضُرٍّ هَلْ هُنَّ كَاشِفَاتُ ضُرِّهِ أَوْ أَرَادَنِي بِرَحْمَةٍ هَلْ هُنَّ مُمْسِكَاتُ رَحْمَتِهِ ۚ قُلْ حَسْبِيَ اللَّهُ ۖ عَلَيْهِ يَتَوَكَّل الْمُتَوَكِّلُونَ».
7-  «لَوْ أَنْزَلْنَا هَذَا الْقُرْآَنَ عَلَى جَبَلٍ لَرَأَيْتَهُ خَاشِعًا مُتَصَدِّعًا مِنْ خَشْيَةِ اللَّهِ وَتِلْكَ الْأَمْثَالُ نَضْرِبُهَا لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ (21) هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ هُوَ الرَّحْمَنُ الرَّحِيمُ (22) 8- هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ (23) هُوَ اللَّهُ الْخَالِقُ الْبَارِئُ الْمُصَوِّرُ لَهُ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَى يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ».
9- «وَإِنْ يَكَادُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَيُزْلِقُونَكَ بِأَبْصَارِهِمْ لَمَّا سَمِعُوا الذِّكْرَ وَيَقُولُونَ إِنَّهُ لَمَجْنُونٌ (51) وَمَا هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ لِلْعَالَمِينَ (52) ».
10- «إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَتَنُوا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَتُوبُوا فَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ الْحَرِيقِ».
11- «“قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ ﴿1﴾ اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ ﴿2﴾ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ ﴿3﴾ وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ ﴿4﴾».
«قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ ﴿1﴾ مِن شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ ﴿2﴾ وَمِن شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ ﴿3﴾ وَمِن شَرِّ النَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي الْعُقَدِ ﴿4﴾ وَمِن شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ ﴿5﴾».
«قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ ﴿1﴾ مَلِكِ النَّاسِ ﴿2﴾ إِلَهِ النَّاسِ ﴿3﴾ مِن شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ ﴿4﴾ الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاسِ ﴿5﴾ مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَ النَّاسِ ﴿6﴾».

RUQYAH FROM THE SUNNAH

 

1-أعوذ بالله السميع العليم من الشيطان الرجيم، من همزه ونفخه ونفثه.

2-أعوذ بكلمات الله التامة من غضبه وعقابه وشر عباده، ومن همزات الشياطين وأن يحضرون.

3-أعوذ بكلمات الله التامات كلهن من شر ما خلق.

4-أعوذ بوجه الله الكريم، وبكلمات الله التامات، اللاتي لا يجاوزهن بر ولا فاجر، من شر ما ينزل من السماء وشر ما يعرج فيها، وشر ما ذرأ في الأرض وشر ما يخرج منها، ومن فتن الليل والنهار، ومن طوارق الليل والنهار، إلا طارقًا يطرق بخير يا رحمن.

5-أُعيذك بكلمات الله التامة، من كل شيطان وهامة، ومن كل عين لامَّة.

6-بسم الله (ثلاثًا)، أعوذ بالله وقدرته من شر ما أجد وأحاذر (سبع مرات).

7-بسم الله الذي لا يضر مع اسمه شيء في الأرض ولا في السماء، وهو السميع العليم (ثلاث مرات).

8-بسم الله أرقيك، من كل شيء يؤذيك، من شر كل نفس أو عين حاسد، الله يشفيك، بسم الله أرقيك.

9-بسم الله يبريك، ومن كل داء يشفيك، ومن شر حاسد إذا حسد، وشر كل ذي عين.

10-بسم الله، تربة أرضنا، بريقة بعضنا، يُشفى سقيمُنا بإذن ربِّنا.

11-لا بأس عليك، طهور إن شاء الله.

12-بسم الله الكبير، أعوذ بالله العظيم من شر كل عرق نعَّار، ومن شر حر النار.

13-اللهم برِّد قلبي بالثلج والبرد والماء البارد، اللهم نقِّ قلبي من الخطايا كما نقيت الثوب الأبيض من الدنس.

14-اللهم أذهب الباس، رب الناس، اشف وأنت الشافي، لا شفاء إلا شفاؤك، شفاءً لا يُغادر سقمًا.

15-اللهم اشف عبدك، وصدق رسولك صلى الله عليه وسلم.

16-اللهم اشف عبدك ينكأ لك عدوًّا، أو يمشي لك إلى صلاة.

17-اللهم عافني في بدني، اللهم عافني في سمعي، اللهم عافني في بصري، لا إله إلا أنت (ثلاث مرات).

18-لا إله إلا الله الحليم الكريم، سبحان الله رب العرش العظيم، والحمد لله رب العالمين.

19-اللهم إني أسألك العافية في الدنيا والآخرة، اللهم إني أسألك العفو والعافية في ديني ودنياي، وأهلي ومالي، اللهم استر عوراتي وآمن روعاتي، اللهم احفظني من بين يدي ومن خلفي، وعن يميني وعن شمالي، ومن فوقي، وأعوذ بعظَمتك أن أُغتال من تحتي.

20-اللهم اهدني، وارزقني، وعافني، وارحمني.

21-اللهم بارك عليه، وأذهب عنه حر العين وبرْدها ووصَبها.

22-اللهم إني أعوذ بوجهك الكريم وكلماتك التامة، من شر ما أنت آخِذ بناصيته، اللهم أنت تكشف المأثم والمغرم، اللهم لا يُهزم جندك، ولا يُخلف وعْدك، ولا ينفع ذا الجد منك الجد، سبحانك وبحمدك.

23-ربنا الله الذي في السماء تقدس اسمك، أمرك في السماء والأرض، كما رحمتك في السماء فاجعل رحمتك في الأرض، اغفر لنا حَوبنا وخطايانا، أنت رب الطيبين، أنزل رحمة من رحمتك، وشفاءً من شفائك على هذا الوجع فيَبرَأ (ثلاث مرات).

24-أسأل الله العظيم، رب العرش العظيم أن يشفيك (سبع مرات).

25-حسبي الله لا إله إلا هو، عليه توكلت وهو ربُّ العرش العظيم (سبع مرات).

26-لا إله إلا الله العظيم الحليم، لا إله إلا الله رب العرش العظيم، لا إله إلا الله رب السموات ورب الأرض، ورب العرش الكريم.

27-يا حي يا قيوم برحمتك أستغيث.

28-اللهم رحمتك أرجو، فلا تكلني إلى نفسي طرفة عين، وأصلح لي شأني كله، لا إله إلا أنت.

29-اللهم إني أسألك أني أشهد أنك أنت الله لا إله إلا أنت الأحد الصمد، الذي لم يلد ولم يولد، ولم يكن له كفوًا أحد.

30-الله، الله ربي، لا أُشرِك به شيئًا.

31-اللهم إني عبدك، وابن عبدك، وابن أَمَتك، ناصيتي بيدك، ماض فيَّ حكمك، عدل في قضاؤك، أسألك بكل اسم هو لك سميت به نفسك، أو أنزلته في كتابك، أو علمته أحدًا من خلقك، أو استأثرت به في علم الغيب عندك: أن تجعل القرآن ربيع قلبي، ونور صدري، وجلاء حزني، وذَهاب همي.

32-اللهم إني أعوذ برضاك من سخطك، وأعوذ بمعافاتك من عقوبتك، وأعوذ بك منك لا أُحصي ثناءً عليك، أنت كما أثنيتَ على نفسك.

33-اللهم آتِ نفسي تقواها، وزكِّها أنت خير من زكاها، أنت وليها ومولاها، اللهم إني أعوذ بك من علم لا ينفع، ومن قلب لا يخشع، ومن نفس لا تشبع، ومن دعوة لا يستجاب لها.

34-اللهم إنا نسألك من خير ما سألك منه نبيك محمد -صلى الله عليه وسلم- ونعوذ بك من شر ما استعاذ منه نبيك محمد -صلى الله عليه وسلم- وأنت المستعان وعليك البلاغ، ولا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله.

35-اللهم صلِّ على محمد وعلى آل محمد، كما صليت على إبراهيم وعلى آل إبراهيم، إنك حميد مجيد، اللهم بارك على محمد وعلى آل محمد، كما باركت على إبراهيم وعلى آل إبراهيم، في العالمين إنك حميد مجيد.

36-اللهم اجعل صلاتك ورحمتك وبركاتك على سيد المرسلين، وإمام المتقين، وخاتم النبيين، محمد عبدك ورسولك إمام الخير، وقائد البر، ورسول الرحمة، اللهم ابعثه مقامًا محمودًا يغبطه به الأولون والآخرون.

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي عَبْدُكَ وابْنُ عَبْدكَ وابْنُ أَمَتِكَ نَاصِيَتي بِيَدِكَ مَاضٍ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ عَدْلٌ فِيَّ قَضَاؤُكَ أسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ سَمَّيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ أَوْ أَنْزَلْتَهُ فِي كِتَابِكَ أَوْ عَلَّمْتَهُ أَحَدًا مِنْ خَلْقِكَ أَوِ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ الْقُرْآنَ رَبِيعَ قَلْوبي وَنُورَ صُدُورِي وَجِلاءَ حُزْني وذهابَ هَمي.

تحصَّنتُ باللهِ الذي لا إله إلا هُوَ ، إلهِي وإلهُ كُلِّ شيء ، واعتَصَمْتُ بربِي وربِّ كُلِّ شىء ، وتوكلتُ على الحىِّ الذي لا يموتُ ، واستَدْفَعتُ الشرَّ بلا حَوْلَ ولا قُوَّةَ إلا بالله ، حَسْبِيَ اللهُ ونِعْمَ الوكيلُ ، حَسْبِيَ الربُّ مِن العباد ، حَسْبِيَ الخَالِقُ من المخلوق ، حَسْبِيَ الرازقُ مِنَ المرزوق ، حَسْبِيَ الذي بيده ملكوتُ كُلِّ شىءٍ ، وهو يُجيرُ ولا يُجَارُ عليه ، حَسْبِيَ الله وكَفَى ، سَمِعَ الله لمنْ دعا ، ليس وراء اللهِ مرمَى ، حَسْبِيَ الله لا إله إلا هُوَ ، عليه توكلتُ ، وهُوَ ربُّ العرشِ العظيم.

اللهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ نَرْجُو فَلا تَكِلْنِي إِلى نَفْسِي طَرْفةَ عينٍ ، وأَصْلِح لِي شَأنِي كُلّه , لاَ إلَه إلاّ أنت .

اللهم ذا السلطان العظيم والمن القديم ذا الوجه الكريم ولي الكلمات التامات والدعوات المستجابات عافني وعاف المسلمين من أنفس الجن وأعين الإنس يارب العالمين .

اللهم اصرف عني حر العين ، وبرد العين ، ووصب العين .

اللهم رب الناس أذهب البأس ، واشف أنت الشافي ، لا شفاء إلا شفاؤك شفاء لا يغادر سقما .

بسم الله أرقي نفسي ، من كل شيء يؤذيني ، من شر كل نفس أو عين حاسد الله يشفيني ، بسم الله أرقي نفسي.

ENVY & EVIL EYE

 

Evil eye comes from a resentful and malevolent envy that is manifested by casting a
gaze, stare or look that is envious and ill-wishing. An envier causes harm or misfortune
to an unsuspecting person through his eyes, without needing his hands or tongue. The
intensity of the effect differs according to the weakness of the victim and the power of
the envier’s jealousy, hatred and anger.
The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “The evil eye is true. If anything could outdo the
decree, it would be the evil eye.” (Muslim) He صلى الله عليه وسلم also said: “The evil eye is true. It
can cause a mountain to collapse.” (Ahmad) and he صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Most of those who die
amongst my Ummah do so – after the will and decree of Allah جل جلاله – because of the evil
eye.” (Bazzār)
* How to Protect Oneself from Evil Eye .
1- Recite the Sunnah morning and evening Adhkār (see Ummah Welfare Trust’s Daily
Adhkār book). One should also encourage their associates and also recite over
children.
Ibn al-Qayyim  wrote: ‘The evil eye is an arrow, shot by the one who is jealous,
hitting (the victim) sometimes and missing it sometimes. So if the victim is uncovered
and without the protection (of the adhkār), then he definitely will be affected by it.
But if the victim is taking precaution (through the adhkār), then it will not affect him;
rather it may happen that this arrow is returned back to the envier.’
2- Say MāshaAllah on one’s own blessings and possessions. Seek blessings from
Allah جل جلاله for others (e.g. BārakaAllahu feekum/lakum/’alaykum). The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم
said: “Whoever amongst you sees something in himself or in his possessions or in
his brother that he likes, let him pray for blessings for it, because the evil eye is real.”
(Hākim)
3- To avoid dangerous envy, a believer should be kind and courteous to people. Salam
should be spread, and gifts should be given to families and friends. Displaying lofty
manners will dispel the jealousy of others and remove evil desires from their hearts.
4- Conceal your good. Do not share or spread any good news about yourself except to
those who rejoice at your good fortune. This may even include families and relatives
since it can be those closest to you whose envy can cause you the most harm. The
Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Resort to concealing the fulfilment and success of
your needs, for verily every one endowed with a blessing is envied.” (Tabarānī)
* How to Stop Envying Others
1- Say MāshaAllah/BārakAllahu feek if something pleases you.
2- Give gifts and do good to those whom you envy.
3- Praise them when you wish to criticise.
4- Make du‘ā’ for them even if reluctant to do so.
5- Know how deadly envy is and how it will only return to harm you.
6- Be content with Allah’s decree.

Seeking Protection for Children

How to Treat the Evil Eye

Since young children are unable to recite Ruqyah, parents should always recite Āyah
al-Kursī and the last 3 Sūrahs of the Qur’ān and blow on them. Children are more
vulnerable to the evil eye. It’s important therefore to teach them these āyāt as soon
as possible and instruct them to recite and blow on themselves. Furthermore the
Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم used to seek Allah’s protection for Hasan and Husayn by
saying: أعيذكما بكلمات الله التامة من كل شيطان وهامة، ومن كل عين لامة
The evil eye is very common. Imam Ahmad said: ‘Very rarely will a house be found
without anyone being affected by the evil eye or jealousy.’ The method of treatment
is to get the used water of the one who inflicted the evil eye, and pour it over the
victim. However, in many circumstances, this is difficult to do. Therefore, one should
pray Ruqyah on water (see p.4 and 5), especially the last 3 Sūrahs of the Qur’ān and
bathe with it daily for 10-20 days until the symptoms disappear.
Additional Treatment for Magic and Jinn
1- Carry out the Ruqyah method outlined (see p.4 and 5).
2- Alongside the Ruqyah āyāt, one should read Sūrah al-Baqarah, as the Messenger
of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: ‘Recite Sūrah al-Baqarah; to recite it regularly and adhere to it is
a blessing, to give it up is a cause of regret, and the magicians cannot confront it.’
(Muslim)
3- Take a Ruqyah bath with Sidr water. Grind seven green Sidr leaves (lote tree leaves)
and soak them in water. Recite Ruqyah on this mixture, take three sips from it and
then bathe with the remaining water. This method has been mentioned by Ibn Hajar
who quotes Wahb ibn Munabbih as having mentioned this. This process can be
repeated daily until one is cured by the will of Allah جل جلاله.
4-Drink Senna water. Senna should be boiled in water and left to cool. Honey can be
added to this mixture. Ruqyah should be recited on this mixture and then drunk on
an empty stomach. This can be done for seven days.
5- Have cupping (hijāmah) done, especially on parts of the body that are in pain. This
can be repeated as necessary.
6- Rub oil on the head and the body. Ruqyah can be recited over olive oil which can be
rubbed over the body, especially parts that are in pain. Applying oil on the head (a
Sunnah of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم (is extremely effective. Drinking a spoon of olive oil daily
is also beneficial. Black seed oil can be used in a similar manner.
Individuals afflicted by magic can often feel overwhelmed when thinking about it,much to the delight of magicians and evil jinns. It is vital however that a victim remains optimistic. One should never become despondent or think they are incurable. Rather
one must think highly of Allah جل جلاله and have firm hope in Him.

 

Q&A about RUQYAH :

 

1- Can anyone do Ruqyah or is it only for certain people?

There is a misconception that Ruqyah is exclusive to certain individuals. Ruqyah can
and should be performed by every Muslim.

2- Is reciting Ruqyah better than listening to it?

One should recite themselves if they can do so in the proper manner. However Ruqyah
may need to be done for long periods of time and one may be unable to recite for
such durations. One can therefore listen to a Ruqyah audio or have someone recite
over them.
3- How long should the Ruqyah be recited or listened to?

One should recite themselves if they can do so in the proper manner. However Ruqyah
may need to be done for long periods of time and one may be unable to recite for
such durations. One can therefore listen to a Ruqyah audio or have someone recite
over them.
4- Reciting or listening to the Ruqyah is not making a difference.

If reciting or listening to Ruqyah is not making a difference, then one should question
their yaqīn (conviction) and niyyah (intention). One should also do istighfār (seek
forgiveness from Allah جل جلاله (as there may be a sin which is preventing Allah’s جل جلاله help.
Istighfār opens all closed doors.

5- Should illnesses be treated with Ruqyah only?

Magic and evil eye can often cause physical illnesses. These need to be treated
medically alongside the Ruqyah. Along with conventional medicine, one should adopt
a healthy lifestyle and implement the sunnah prescription of eating less but more
wholesome foods. Our consumption and the means to obtain it should also be halāl.
After Ruqyah, one may feel weak. Eating foods which are high in energy, including
Talbīnah (barley porridge) is therefore helpful.

6- The person afflicted refuses to recite or listen to the Ruqyah.

One who does not want to listen to Ruqyah should be compelled as the shaytān is
stopping them from seeking treatment. If it’s still difficult, then one can recite on their
behalf and blow on water and oil. The afflicted person should be made to drink and
use these.

7- How does one know if they’re afflicted with evil eye, etc?

The best gauge for knowing whether one is afflicted is the Qur’ān. Nothing can hide
from the powerful and supreme words of the Almighty جل جلاله.
One may feel pain while reciting or listening to Ruqyah. One may also feel restless or
scared. Other symptoms may include itching, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, sweating, an
urge to urinate or feeling sleepy. If these symptoms arise, continue reciting or listening
to Ruqyah, especially the āyāt that exacerbate these symptoms.

8- Are there specific āyāt in the Qur’ān that have more impact? 

The Qur’ān has many āyāt of Ruqyah. The strongest are Sūrah al-Fātihah, Āyah al-Kursī
and the last 3 Sūrahs of the Qur’ān. Listen to these for hours if possible. If certain āyāt
elicit greater symptoms, then these should be repeated at least 7 times if possible.
One can also add other verses which mention the Greatness and the Oneness of Allah
such as 2:164, 3:18, 7:54, 23:118, 72:3, 37:1-10, 59:24, Sūrah al-Mulk and al-Rahmān.

9- Do the Sunnah morning and evening adhkār help?

The morning and evening adhkār (Sunnah remembrances after Fajr and ‘Asr) are
the best means of safeguarding oneself from evil eye, magic and other afflictions. If
someone is already afflicted, then these adhkar should also be read along with the
Ruqyah treatment.
The morning and evening adhkār are highly important and should never be abandoned.
One who is cured by Ruqyah will always remain exposed to evil afflictions if they
neglect these adhkar.

10- Why should one blow after reciting Ruqyah?

Blowing with the saliva is an important part of the Ruqyah. This physical element should
not be underestimated, as Ibn al-Qayyim  explains in Zād al-Ma‘ād. “Blowing is done
by both pure and evil souls, as Allah جل جلاله said: ‘And from the evil of the blowers in knots.’
(113:4) Those who do magic tie knots and blow onto them words of magic, mixing
them with their saliva which work on the victims even in their absence. However, the
pure souls counter this by blowing with the powerful words of the Almighty جل جلاله .This
is because the pure souls and the majestic words of the Almighty جل جلاله clash with and
destroy the ‘evil’ from the evil souls (whether they are magicians, evil jinns or enviers).”

Having Reliance upon Allah

‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Abbās ؓ said: “One day I was behind the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم) on a
camel) and he said to me:
‘Son, I will teach you some words: Be mindful of Allah جل جلاله and He will be mindful of you.
Be mindful of Allah جل جلاله and you will find Him in front of you. When you ask, then ask Allah
جل جلاله .When you seek help, then seek help from Allah جل جلاله .Know that if the nation gathered
together to benefit you with something, they would only benefit you with something
that Allah جل جلاله has already written for you. If they gathered together to harm you with
something, they would only harm you with something that Allah جل جلاله had already written
against you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.’” (Tirmidhī)

 

**Dangers of Social Media

 

Your Shield: The last 3 Sūrahs of the Qur’ān Social media has become an integral part of today’s life. Unfortunately it has made us much more vulnerable to evil eye. We should be wary of posting pictures of ourselves, our possessions or our children on social media. Similarly we should not wistfully gaze at the blessings of others and envy them for it. We should reflect on how using social media affects our health, family relations, spirituality and ultimately our relationship with Allah جل جلاله.

To listen to Al- Ruqyah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoTjgptz4VY

 

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