Can a woman give Ruqyah to a man?
Restricted Yes. Only if he is a Mahram (Father, Grandfather, father-in-law, Adult son, Adult grandson, Nephew, Brother, or Uncle) (Coursins, like a brother or like an uncle are not acceptable). She must also be in the presence of her own Mahram. She must be Islamically dressed. She must not touch his body.
Can a man give Ruqyah to a woman?
Restricted Yes. As long as she has her own Mahram (Father, Grandfather, father-in-law, Adult son, Adult grandson, Nephew, Brother, or Uncle) physically present with her throughout the session. The male Raqi is prohibited from touching any of her body or seeing her uncovered. When a male Raqi gives Ruqyah to a female, Raqi uses a microphone and speaker. They ask the Mahram of the female patient to put the speaker on the areas involved in the treatment. The Raqi can blow air and spittle in the hands of the male Mahram of a female patient, then the Mahram wipes the patient.
When it comes to medicine as an example when the competency level is the same, a Muslim woman should seek a Muslim female doctor first, if unavailable, then a Non-Muslim female doctor, if unavailable, then a Muslim male doctor, if unavailable, then a Non-Muslim male doctor; and Vice versa for men.
Does a man need a Mahram?
Men do not need a Mahram. For example, if a man and his wife are present together to do a Ruqyah for a woman. The woman must have a Mahram. It makes no difference Islamically whether the man’s wife is present or not.
Can I recite Quran and do Athkar while on my period?
Yes, you can as long as you are not touching the physical book of the Quran. However, you can read and recite Quran and Athkar from your memory or any electronic device like a cell phone.
Can I do my recitations and Athkar while working and moving around?
Yes. You can recite as much as you wish while working, walking, cleaning the house, cooking, driving… etc. provided that you are in a state of Chastity (meaning that you showered after your last wet dream or last intercourse experience). You must not recite Quran or do Athkar in the bathroom.
Can I recite Quran in places where there are pictures and statues?
Yes, it is permissible, but it is better to find a clean place that does not have any of that.
The mother of the believers, Aisha, had a thick curtain (with pictures on it) and she used it to screen the side of her house. The Prophet (ﷺ) said to her, “Remove it, for its pictures, are still coming to my mind in my prayers.” Authentic in Bukhari
Can I recite Quran and Athkar in a place where there is music and songs?
Yes, if you did not choose to be in this environment, and you can’t change your surroundings. For example, if you are on the subway or airplane and there is music playing in the background. However, don’t raise your voice to the point that the recitations mix with music and singing in the background. But if you choose to be in this environment. Then you must leave this place before reciting the Athkar. Your mere presence in a certain place is a sort of unspoken approval of the environment around you.
Can I recite Quran and Athkar while resting at home without Hijab (female Islamic head and body cover)?
Yes, you can recite Quran and Athkar without Hijab while wearing your home gown. You can recite Quran while laying down in bed or on a lounge. Mother Aisha, wife of prophet Muhammed narrated that “The prophet used to rest in my lap and recite Quran while I was menstruating.” Authentic in Bukhari
Can I do my recitations and Athkar while not being in a state of Wudua?
Yes, However, you must be in a state of Wudua if you are going to touch or carry the physical book of the Quran.
Are recorded Ruqiahs as effective as live Ruqiahs?
It depends. Live Ruqiahs are where patients pay the Raqi to recite on them while both being in the same place and same time. The patient pays much more attention and respect to the live Ruqiah because they paid for it. So live Ruqiahs could be more effective in that sense because the patient is more dedicated. If the patient is as focused in a recorded Ruqiah session, then the longer Ruqiah will be more effective whether recorded or live.
However, if the length of the Ruqiah is the same, patient attention is the same, and the content of both Ruqiah is as good, then the live Ruqiah is better. However, recorded Ruqiahs should never be underestimated. So many people were treated at home by listening to recorded Ruqiahs attentively.
Live Ruqiah may have the following advantages:
1- The Raqi places his hand on the forehead of the patient (it is a blessing if the patient is the same sex as the therapist and a curse from Allah if they are of the opposite sex.)
2- The Raqi blows air and spittles which makes a difference in the healing of the patient.
3- Select Raqi can physically feel if the patient is improving or not, so they make changes based on the feedback they feel and hear from the patient.
Is it Halal (permissible) for the Raqi to take a fee?
Yes, it is Halal for the Raqi to specify or take a fee. If a Raqi does not ask for a fee, the patient should still give him/her a generous amount of money for their time or at least give them a valuable gift. They have life expenses just like everyone else. Raqi’s accept high risk for treating patients afflicted with Jinn. Besides morning and evening Athkar, Raqi’s and Hijama Practitioners should fortify themselves by reading Surat Al-Baqarah in full before and after performing a session on an afflicted patient. Some of Raqi’s and Hijama Practitioners are exposed to revenge by the Jinn or Sheitan even if they are pious. It is not uncommon that they get inflicted by vindictive harm (Mas). So it is not just the time for the treatment that they charge for, it is also the before and after session fortification that they have to do.
I heard I should not be asking for Ruqyah
Prophet Muhammed said: “Seventy thousand of my followers will enter Paradise without standing for judgment. They are those who do not ask for Ruqyah and do not see evil omen in things and put their trust in their Lord.” Authentic in Bukhari
Prophet Muhammed himself received Ruqyah from his wife and angel Jibril. Scholars stated that what this hadith means is one of the following:
1- people should not ask others to give them Ruqyah for every little misshapen.
2- Should not ask for Ruqiah for an expected problem that did not occur.
3- Should not ask for Ruqiah while believing that Ruqiah is the cure in itself rather than merely a means of asking Allah for the cure. We are encouraged to do Ruqiah for ourselves by ourselves as much as needed.
Before you recite the Quran you should say “Awuzubillahi Minash Shaytaanir Rajeem” (I seek refuge in Allah against the accursed Shaitan). You do not have to keep repeating this phrase every time you repeat the Ayah (verse) or Surah (chapter), just once in the beginning is enough.
However, it is recommended to repeat “Bismillahir Rahamanir Raheem” (In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful) when repeating each Surah that you recite from the very beginning of it. If you keep reciting and repeating an Ayah from the middle of a Surah, you do not have to keep repeating “Bismillahir Rahamanir Raheem”, just once in the beginning is enough.
Can I do Ruqyah for non-Muslims?
Yes, it is permissible as long as this individual is not fighting Muslims. Ruqyah is from Quran which is a mercy to mankind. Ruqyah in this case serves as proof that this religion is true. It is an invitation to non-Muslims to know about Islam.
Is it permissible to do Ruqyah on animals and objects?
Yes, it is permissible to do Ruqyah for cats, cars, etc.
Why is it important to blow air or spittle during and after recitations?
Yanfuth: From (Nafth) to blow air in the hand or on an object like honey from the mouth after and during reciting verses of the Quran, scholars added, accompanied by slight droplets of saliva.
In Chapter Al-Falaq, Allah commanded us to seek refuge from those who blow (Nafathat, from Nafth) in the knots (to apply evil magic). So, Raqi reverse black magic using the same technique of Nafth while reciting verses from the Quran.
“And from the evil of those who practice witchcraft when they blow in the knots.” [Al-Falaq 113:4]
Does the Sheitan operate in the holy month of Ramadan?
Yes, According to the hadith they are chained up. Scholars explained that this means one of two things 1-Either they are less active compared to other months, despite being performing. 2-The Maradah type (Powerful Repels) are the only ones tied up.
How can I learn more about the types of Jinn, and Sihr and the way they work?
DO NOT learn more than what Allah and his messenger taught us. The less you know, the better. Allah and his prophet have given you the cure and all that you need to know. Do not seek more knowledge outside of Quran and Sunnah. More than that, you will only hear contradicting information that can’t be verified. You will further confuse yourself and delay your healing.
I was told I have a Muslim Jinn
Then I am fine. Right? No. Raqi could never know if you have Muslim Jinn or not. It is impossible. But even if the patient has a Muslim Jinn inside their body, this Jinn is disobedient to Allah because It is forbidden for them to enter the human body. The Raqi who makes such a claim bases it on one of the following: 1- What the Jinn says. However, Jinn should not be believed as they are described as “the most lying” by prophet Muhammed. 2- The jinn is less responsive to the verses of the Quran that glorify the Oneness of Allah. 3- The Jinn mainly inhibits the right foot or hand. But, no evidence remotely suggests the validity of this claim. Even if this claim was correct, Would you not mind a thief stealing your house because the thief is Muslim? Would you support the business of this new bar because the owner is Muslim? Of course not.
Why do I feel worse when I meet another inflicted person?
The Jinn inside the body can realize and sense the presence of the Jinn in the other inflicted person. Jinn have different ranks of power. They fear the aggression of the other Jinn. They also want to show the other Jinn that they are working and not sitting idly in the body. Inflicted Raqi”s struggle through that frequently.
Types of Ruqiah
Ruqiah is not just against Shaitan and Jinn. There is for example “The Revival” Ruqiah رقية الإحياء. It quotes verses from the Quran that address The Revival of the earth and humans. It is used for patients who have physical diseases but their diseases are not terminal yet. There is also the “Tranquility Ruqyah” آيات السكينة. It quotes verses from the Quran that cover Tranquility. It is beneficial for patients who struggle with anxiety. There is a type of Ruqyah called “Jinn advice Ruqyah”. It addresses the purpose of Man and Jinn’s creation, which is to worship the One Lord, and that transgression is forbidden. It talks about the day of judgment and how everyone is held liable for their actions. Believing Jinn responds well to this type of Ruqyah and refrains from harming humans.
Burn Ruqiah, refers to a type of Ruqiah that compiles various verses of the Quran that describes the severity of Allah’s punishment to oppressors in the Hellfire. It quotes verses from the Quran that talk about the severity of Allah’s punishment and the fierce heat of Hellfire. In the world of Jinn, the repetition of these verses feels like fire on Jinn. Shaitan realizes the severity of this type of Ruqiah and acts indifferently for as long as it can, to make the patient feel that their efforts are in vain. With persistence sudden responses and reactions from Shaitan occur as the Shaitan’s Ruqiah tolerance threshold is exceeded. Scholars prefer to start with (Advice Ruqyah) and then escalate when necessary.