The truth is we do know Ruqyah. We have learnt about it in primary school maddressa. Our Ulama have learnt the Hadith which speak about Ruqyah in our Darul Ulooms. In fact most of us have at sometime in our lives practiced Ruqyah! Shocked? Don’t be!
Have you ever read your “four Quls” and blown on yourself?…Then you have done “Ruqyah” on yourself. If any parent reads “Ayatul Kursi” for protection for their children? Ruqyah again!
So is Ruqyah something new or alien to us? The latest trend to hit our shores? No, quite the opposite. It’s really going back to our roots, going back to the way things were done in the time of our Nabi.
So what exactly is Ruqyah? Ruqyah means reciting Qur’an and supplications (Duas) reported from the Messenger of Allah r over someone as a means of protection, or over the sick as a means of being cured. It is an excellent means of cure. Nabi used to recite over the sick and so did the Sahaabah, may Allah be pleased with them.
– Al Quran Surah Al Isra Chapter no. 17: Ayah no. 80
Simply speaking a Raaqi is a practioner who has studied and understands the science of ruqyah according to the Qur’aan and Sunnah and who has dedicated his or her life to fighting the battle against shirk, sihr( magic), jinn and the treatment of evil eye and envy.
A Raaqi should be able to fluently recite Qur’aan. His belief in the words of the Qur’aan should be strong and he should practice upon it. The more focus is put into the recitation, the more powerful will the ruqya effect be , with the permission of Allah. Now, a level of righteousness on behalf of Raaqi that is powerful enough to remove sorcery and evil eye needs to be defined. The person must have experienced accepted prayers and obtained divine responses at least from time to time in difficult situations. He should also try to solve serious problems by beseeching Allah and amongst others, he should adopt taqwa (piety), be Allah fearing and be a righteous, practicing Muslim. The situation with Ruqyah is similar: the Raaqi appeals to Allah to cure the patient and uses Allah’s words. There are higher faith levels but that is not a condition to cure people, though it is obvious that the more faith we have, the more efficient we will be in healing.
We can recite Qur’aan with speed, but what is more important is to feel each verse and the word we read. With practice, the Raaqi tries to perfect his concentration, begging Allah for the patients’ shifaa, while keeping the meaning of the verses in mind, and reading with emotion, power, speed and of course following the rules of tajweed. We cannot say that a Raaqi must be sinless or make thikr 24 hours a day, but obviously, he must strive to adhere to the orders of Allah, and must try to stay away from all sin.
First and foremost it is very important to reiterate that Allaah alone is The One who gives shifa. There is no might no power Except Allaah. A Raaqi is only a sabab or a means through which Allaah manifests his cure on the ones who are sick.
That been said it’s also necessary to know about the person who is performing the ruqyah. So here is a brief introduction of the raaqi.
Muhammed Sahal is based out of Kannur, Kerala, India whose expertise lies in the field of ruqyah for many years and have treated thousands of patience across Kerala, Bangalore, Hyderabad and many other parts of India as well as overseas. While the field of ruqyah is something that’s been widely misused by individuals with selfish motives, Muhammad Sahal remains one of the few Raaqis who strive to stick to the methodology of the pious predecessors upon the Quran and Sunnah.
The list below are some of the signs of the effects of the evil eye. Please note that with all three inflictions (the evil eye, black magic and jinn) the list of symptoms provided in this treatise is not exhaustive. Also, these symptoms could be caused by other means. It is meant only as general information for educational purposes. For an accurate and comprehensive diagnosis please see a trained professional.
➢ Changing of the colour of the face. The faces of people will go dark, some pale, or a yellow pallor.
➢ Finding it hard to sleep during the night and feeling sleepy during the day. Sweating while sleeping from the forehead, back, hands and feet.
➢ Feeling of boredom, hopelessness and carelessness.
➢ Aspirations feel out of reach. Whatever ambitions you have.
➢ You feel as though you are incapable, or that you should postpone trying.
➢ No zest or zeal for life.
➢ No desire to do things you used to enjoy doing or were good at.
➢ Inability to do things you used to enjoy doing or were good at.
➢ Headaches that move from one part of the head to another.
➢ Weak appetite.
➢ Heat or cold in the limbs.
➢ Palpitations in the heart.
➢ Pain in the lower back and shoulders.
➢ Sadness and anxiety.
➢ Strong reactions due to abnormal fears.
With regards to Sihr there are four main symptoms which are:
➢ Repeated blockages in life (personal and Professional).
➢ Untreatable and/or unexplained medical conditions.
➢ Unusual mental states (excessive anger, depression, or fear).
➢ Specific nightmares or dreams
➢ Feeling relaxed or calm out of your home while feeling anxious, and apprehensive at home/work.
➢ Fighting with your spouse for no reason, or for small reasons.
➢ Unappreciation of good done by the spouse.
➢ Feelings of love when apart from the spouse with feelings of loathing when together.
➢ Inability to produce offspring even though both husband and wife are medically fit.
➢ Hair loss.
➢ Constant headaches and/or body pains.
➢ Stomach/digestive problems.
➢ Rashes, eczema, psoriasis or other skin disorders.
➢ Irregular menstrual periods in females or other gynaecological problems.
➢ Difficulties in having intimate relations between spouses.
➢ Heat in the body or falling asleep during Qur’aan recitation.
The Jinn can cause mental disturbance via. Waswasaa (whispering). They will continue to speak to you in matters of faith/relationships/ and this will be targeted to that particular person. They will address their areas of weakness and will target them to fall into sin. Other symptoms are as follows –
➢ Bad dreams about aggressive animals such as being chased by Snakes, scorpions, dogs, etc.
➢ A feeling of falling when falling asleep.
➢ Feeling lazy for ibadah (worship), you might even probably stop doing ibadah (worship).
➢ Feeling distant from your family.
➢ Being scared for no reason.
➢ Panic attacks.
➢ Burning under the feet.
➢ Feeling a presence with you in the room, or like you are being watched.
➢ See fast moving black shadows from the corner of your eye.
➢ Sleep paralysis.
➢ Person is unable to stand Qur’aan recitation or feels very anxious when reading Qur’aan.
➢ Fainting or seizures when Qur’aan is read.
Ruqyah’ is the practice of treating illnesses through Qur’ānic āyāt and invocations as prescribed by the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. It provides a cure for evil eye, magic and physical ailments.
The Qur’ān offers perfect solace to a believer – both spiritually and physically. Ruqyah should therefore play an essential role in our lives. Allah ﷻ 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)
The last 3 Sūrahs of the Qur’ān are the strongest protection against envy, evil eye, magic and jinn. It is Sunnah to read them three times in the morning and evening, three times before going to sleep, once after every Salāh, and when one is ill. This shows their importance!
‘These Sūrahs are extremely effective in repelling magic, evil eye, and the rest of the evils.’ (Ibn al-Qayyim )
‘The need for a slave to seek Allah’s protection with these Sūrahs is greater than his need for eating, drinking and clothes.’ (Ibn al-Qayyim )
He deadly effects of envy, evil eye, magic and jinn are very common today. To safeguard ourselves, we should adhere to the methods of protection shown by our beloved Prophet ﷺ.