How to handle patients’ reactions during Ruqiah?

  1. If the patient chokes during Roqiah or hurts himself, the Raqi (Therapist) or the family member accompanying the patient must step in immediately to protect the patient. If the patient is too strong. The Raqi should call the Athan or spray the patient with Ruqiah water.
  2. Certain patients may experience adverse reactions towards the Raqi due to the influence of Jinn. It is not unusual for Ruqiah therapists to encounter attacks from patients. Therefore, it is advisable for patients to have a companion with them who can help in restraining them should they involuntarily become violent.
  3. The potential for Jinn seeking revenge on both the Raqi and the attendees is a serious concern, and they may manifest this vengeance through various means.
    1-Physical Attacks by the Patient During the Session: The Jinn may incite physical aggression from the afflicted patient toward the Raqi or others present during the Ruqyah session.
    2- Attempted Possession: The Jinn might try to possess the Raqi and attendees shortly after the end of the session.
    A common mistake made by some Ruqiah therapists is neglecting to educate the patient’s companion on protective measures against potential retaliation from Shaitan. It is essential for the companion to be in a state of Wudua (ritual purity) and to have recited the Atkhar (protective supplications) in their entirety. However, Ruqiah therapists sometimes hesitate to provide such guidance to the patient’s companion, fearing that knowledge of potential risks might frighten the companion, leading them to decline attendance. The reluctance of the patient’s companion to attend may create a safety risk for the Raqi.
  4. Ruqiah therapists often experience fatigue and exhaustion after performing Ruqiah. According to the scholar Ibn Al-Qayyim, Ruqiah is characterized as a spiritual battle between the spirit of the Raqi and the spirit of Shaitan. Interestingly, if the Raqi recites the same verses without the presence of any patients, they typically do not feel tired afterward. This is a significant reason why many Ruqiah therapists choose to limit their practice to treating only easy cases. However, when faced with more challenging cases, Ruqiah therapists may opt to provide patients with a home treatment program.
  5. Female patients pose unique challenges, particularly due to the psychological and physical reactions that might occur during Ruqiah. There are instances where female patients, upon losing consciousness during Ruqiah, may feel as though they have been sexually violated, a distressing suggestion implanted by Shaitan. This situation is further complicated when female patients unconsciously remove or tear their clothing during episodes of Jinn manifestation, actions Shaitan orchestrates to discredit the Raqi.
    Additionally, it’s not uncommon for female patients to be accompanied by another female relative, such as a sister, who might also be afflicted and experience similar fainting episodes and feelings of violation during the Ruqiah session. It’s crucial to acknowledge that, regrettably, there have been cases where individuals have been sexually exploited by those claiming to be legitimate practitioners but are, in fact, not. This underscores the importance of having a Mahram present during these sessions. (A Mahram refers to a male family member with whom marriage is prohibited under Islamic law, such as a father, brother, adult son, or uncle, ensuring a safeguarding presence. Cousins or non-immediate male relatives do not qualify as Mahram in this context.)

  6. Raqi (Islamic spiritual therapist) should not get offended if they see the patient laugh satirically or recall old jokes. This mindset is triggered by Jinn to frustrate the Raqi.
  7. If the Jinn inside the patient makes verbal threats, The Raqi should not respond physically or verbally in any way, just continue to recite Quran and Ruqyah in peace with a mild smile of confidence on the face.
  8. If the patient stares the Raqi in the eye with hatred and envy, it is the Jinn inside the patient trying to apply Evil Eye on the Therapist, spray the patient with Ruqyah water and ask him to look down to the ground away from the Raqi then recite loudly:
    “And when Our Clear Verses are recited to them, you will recognize rage on the faces of those who disbelieve. They nearly assault those who recite to them Our Verses. Say, “Shall I inform you of something worse than that? The Fire! God has promised to those who disbelieve. And what a wretched destination!” Ayah 72 from Surat Al-Hajj

    وَإِذَا تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُنَا بَيِّنَاتٍ تَعْرِفُ فِي وُجُوهِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا الْمُنْكَرَ ۖ يَكَادُونَ يَسْطُونَ بِالَّذِينَ يَتْلُونَ عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِنَا ۗ قُلْ أَفَأُنَبِّئُكُمْ بِشَرٍّ مِنْ ذَٰلِكُمُ ۗ النَّارُ وَعَدَهَا اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا ۖ وَبِئْسَ الْمَصِيرُ


Gender

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?

Yes, a man can do Ruqyah to a woman under specific conditions. It is permissible provided she has a Mahram (such as a father, grandfather, father-in-law, adult son, adult grandson, nephew, brother, or uncle) physically present with her throughout the session. The male Raqi is not allowed to touch any part of her body or see her uncovered. When conducting Ruqyah for a female, the Raqi should use a microphone and speaker, directing the Mahram of the patient to place the speaker on the areas requiring treatment. The Raqi may blow air and spittle into the hands of the female patient’s Mahram, who then can wipe it over the patient as part of the treatment.

In situations where medical competency is equivalent, the preferred order for a Muslim woman seeking medical care is to first look for a Muslim female doctor. If one is not available, then a non-Muslim female doctor should be sought. If neither is available, the next preference is a Muslim male doctor, followed by a non-Muslim male doctor. The same hierarchy applies in reverse for men seeking medical care.


Does a man need a Mahram?

While men do not require a Mahram for Ruqyah sessions, women do. For instance, if a couple is conducting Ruqyah for a female, it’s mandatory for the female receiving Ruqyah to have her Mahram present.


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.


Environment

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 such imagery.

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 find yourself in an environment with music playing involuntarily, such as on a subway or airplane, you may still recite the Quran or Athkar. However, it’s important not to raise your voice to the extent that your recitations mix with the music or singing in the background. On the other hand, if you willingly choose to be in such an environment, it’s preferable to leave before engaging in recitations. 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?

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.


Miscellaneous

How do I know the Jinn has left me?

Most patients misinterpret the sudden jerky movement of the Jinn inside the body during Ruqiah as Jinn departure. So let us shed some light on what should the patient expect to feel during the separation of the Jinn. This is not an inclusive list, we will only focus on the most common occurrences. When Jinn leaves, patients typically feel some intense sudden wind leave away from any point on their body or out of the mouth, vagina, anus, or even the eye. It feels like the release of air from a balloon that exploded. There could also be a vibration associated with an outward wind movement. At other times patients feel an electric current, with or without wind, move outward and away from their limbs associated with a sudden jerky movement.

Other patients especially those inflicted with Ayn, experience unusual sudden involuntary yawning that is too sudden and strong to the point that their jaw muscles hurt for a few days. In other cases, they could feel a very strong piercing sensation, so strong that one could fall down. Others feel that something heavy separated from their head, chest, or shoulders. A foul odor is emitted from their body even though they did not pass gas. Some patients do not experience any of the above but they see in their dreams that they were able to overcome something evil. Note it is common that there could be multiple Jinn in the body.


Are recorded Ruqiahs as effective as live Ruqiahs?

Recorded Ruqiah work for as long as the patient is listening in a quiet place while lying down on his back with his eyes closed. Selecting the right choice of verses is important, for example, if someone is inflicted with Creep Sex Jinn, listening to Evil Magic Ruqiah may not yield the requested results.

The effectiveness of Ruqiahs, whether live or recorded, depends on various factors. In live Ruqiahs, patients pay the Raqi to recite on them, and both are present in the same place and at the same time. Live Ruqiah tends to be more impactful as patients often pay more attention and show greater respect, leading to increased dedication.

Regarding recorded Ruqiahs, the efficacy of recorded Ruqiahs is not to be underestimated, as many individuals have been successfully treated by attentively listening to Ruqiah recordings. If the patient’s attention and dedication are equal in both live and recorded sessions, and the content is of similar quality and duration, then the live Ruqiah might be considered better.

When a patient performs Ruqyah for themselves, their adversaries often become familiar with their techniques and weaknesses. However, seeking help from a therapist (Raqi) brings a different and surprising dynamic. The therapist might start by spraying the patient with holy water, reciting the Athan directly into the patient’s ear, tapping on their hands with a stick, or even reciting Quran and spitting. Applying pressure on the patient’s hand or head is also a possibility, all of which are unexpected and challenging for the demons.

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 responding or not, so they make changes based on the feedback they feel and hear from the patient.

4- The spirit, the intention, the piety, and the resolution of the live Raqi plays a detrimental role in the efficacy of the Ruqyah.


Is online live Ruqiah effective?

Ideally, it is better if the therapist is physically present with the patient. This allows them to watch the patient’s reactions, track movements of the eyes, hands, and feet, and notice any changes in the voice. Although Raqiah sessions can be conducted online, they might not be as effective.


Is it Halal (permissible) for the Raqi to take a fee?

Yes, it is considered Halal (permissible) for a Raqi to specify and take a fee for their services. Even if a Raqi does not explicitly request a fee, it is recommended for the patient to offer them a generous amount of money for their time or provide a valuable gift. Ruqiah therapists, like everyone else, have living expenses, and recognizing their efforts is considered appropriate.

Therapists undertake a high level of risk when treating patients afflicted with Jinn, and their work goes beyond the actual session. In addition to the morning and evening Athkar (remembrances), Ruqiah therapists and Hijama Practitioners should strengthen themselves by reading Surat Al-Baqarah in its entirety before performing a session on an afflicted patient. This practice is essential for fortifying themselves spiritually.

It’s noteworthy that some Ruqiah therapists and Hijama Practitioners may still be exposed to revenge by the Jinn or Shaitan, even if they lead a pious life. They might experience vindictive harm (Mas), highlighting the risks associated with their work. Therefore, when Ruqiah therapists charge for their services, it encompasses not just the time spent on the treatment session but also the spiritual fortification they must undertake before and after the session.


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, repeating “Bismillahir Rahamanir Raheem” (In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful) is recommended 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?

Correct, it is permissible as long as the individual in question is not engaged in hostilities against 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 combat Jinn using the same technique of Nafth while reciting the Quran. Spittling delivers the power and blessing of the words of Allah to diseased areas and individuals.

“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?

Stick closely to the teachings of Allah and His Messenger, as they have provided the cure and all necessary knowledge. Avoid seeking information beyond the Quran and Sunnah. Venturing further can lead to contradictions and unverifiable information, potentially causing confusion and hindering your healing process.


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 guess 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- Raqi may claim that Muslim 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 idle in the body. Inflicted Raqi”s struggle through that frequently.


Why are some Raqi and Hijama Therapists avoiding me?

If a therapist intentionally avoids you, it’s best to move forward without dwelling on it. This situation may arise if both the therapist and the patient are affected by Jinn. If the Jinn within the patient holds a higher rank than the Jinn within the therapist, the therapist may experience pain, discomfort, and anxiety when interacting with the patient, even during short phone calls while scheduling appointments. It is noteworthy to mention that if the Raqi feel unwell after Ruqiah, this means that he is inflicted.


Could the extensive recitation of the Quran impede the healing process?

Certainly not; Quran expedites the healing process. Quran is a source of healing and remedy, deriving its potency from being the word of Allah, the All-Hearing, All-Knowing. Quran is not a blind force, its verses drive away evil entities while bringing serenity and tranquility to the body, heart, and mind.

These types of lies, circulated by fake therapists, suggest that extensive Quranic recitation weakens the Jinn to the extent that they become unable to leave the body. When the Jinn is manifested on the patient, it seeks to mislead the Raqi and the patient by making such claims to make the patient feel reluctant to seek therapy. However, the truth is that, during the Ruqiah or even a few hours after Ruqiah, the Jinn can autonomously exit the body if it wants to and even if the Jinn is tied inside the body, the Quran breaks away its shackles. The therapists who propagate such ideas may seek to foster dependency in their patients.


Angels and Demons: Roles, Diversity, and Protection

Angels and demons are diverse in their roles and nature. Some angels are tasked with safeguarding humans, ensuring that harm only befalls them if it is divinely ordained. Others are responsible for recording our deeds, both good and bad. Angel Azrael holds the unique role of the angel of death, tasked with collecting souls.

Certain angels, specifically those that bring blessings and peace to homes and souls, and those that ward off demons, do not enter homes containing photographs, statues of living beings, or dogs.

However, this does not refer to all angels. Some angels will be always present regardless, such as those angels in charge of recording the good and evil deeds of humans or the protective angels who persevere humans against everything except for what is decreed by Allah.

On the other hand, the realm of demons includes entities like the Qarin, an evil companion assigned to every person. This Qarin remains steadfast in disbelief regardless of the human’s piety. While Prophet Muhammad advised measures to protect oneself against and expel the Shaytan, the Qarin is an exception, as it can only be subdued, not never expelled.


Is it permissible to seek assistance from God’s Angels?

Unlike humans and Jinn, Angels do not have the free will to act or speak independently. It would rather make sense to ask Allah directly for help against the evil of demons.

“There are many angels in the heavens whose intercession will be of no benefit unless God grants such permission to whichever of them He wants.” Al-Najm 26


Could there be a cure without Allah?

There is a thin line between reality and illusion, where illusion for humans can be as real as reality. This is how jinn hurt humans. Similarly, to fight the jinn back, the therapist builds a new reality for the jinn to destroy and restrict them. This approach might work in a casual, occasional setting, but the thing the jinn look for before considering leaving is asking, “What is the superpower that the patient is resorting to?” Even Shaytan recognizes Allah as the only true divine authority. If jinn find that one has no true divine superpower to protect them, they perceive them as spineless and further attack.


Could acts of worship make me worse?

Mas (being targeted by Shaitan) could go incognito and dormant for many years. The Shaitan destroys the targeted person discreetly. The victim may not find himself being physically attacked by Shaitan. But something evil keeps building up inside the victim and then suddenly you hear that this person committed suicide, rape, developing psychotic disorders, etc. The toxic whispers and temptations of the Shaitan have been simmering in the victim’s heart for years. Remember that Shaitan hates the entire mankind including his followers and aims at taking them along with him to Hellfire. Shaitan would rather not make the victim realize its presence. Acts of worship like Umrah and fortifications like Athkar, torture and disclose the Shaitan. Shaitan will fight directly because it does not need to hide as much. For example, if someone pretends to be your friend but always spies on you and spreads rumors about you behind your back, but you catch him doing this, he turns into an upfront enemy.

When people recognize Shaitan as their enemy, Shaitan confronts them face-to-face instead of attacking them discreetly. Once you fight Shaitan, whispers and temptations may become less evident, while physical pain on the other hand becomes harsher. It is as if Shaitan is asking its victim, to stop the additional acts of worship, and in return, it will eventually stop its physical attacks on the victim. In other words, Shaitan is asking the victim to give it the chance to destroy the victim discreetly without the victim even realizing it. The recommendation is to always carry on, stay the course, and win over Shaitan even if you experience temporary repercussions.


Why did not the Ruqiah work?

Ruqiah serves merely as a conduit; it is Allah who possesses the ultimate power to cure and heal. However, there could be various reasons why the desired response from Ruqiah hasn’t been attained. Here are some examples:

  1. Shaitan knots within the body could act as a protective barrier against Ruqiah.
  2. Sometimes, superior Jinn chain and tie weaker evil Jinn within the body, preventing their departure despite their desire to leave.
  3. Major sins, such as involvement in usury, wearing tight or revealing clothes, viewing pornography, etc might impede progress.
  4. Proper protocol during Ruqiah, like lying down on one’s back with eyes closed, may not have been followed by the patient.
  5.  Listening to Ruqiah verses that do not match the patient’s condition, like listening to Ruqiah that address Evil Eye when the patient is struggling with Creepy sex Jinn.

How does a Raqi (Ruqiah therapist) become a patient?

It is not uncommon for a popular and successful Raqi to suddenly disappear and stop accepting patients. Surprisingly, they sometimes become patients themselves. So, why might a Raqi lose his divine protection?

1. Females: An inappropriately dressed woman can be seen as problematic during Ruqiah. Ruqiah therapists should ensure that all women attending sessions are appropriately dressed as per Islamic guidelines. Furthermore, it is necessary that female clients are accompanied by a male guardian to prevent any improper conduct that could arise during the session.

Prophet Muhammed said, “I have not left behind any trial more challenging for men than women.” Authentic in the book of Muslim

2. Humility and Recognition: Ruqiah therapists who develop a large ego may start to accept credit and praise from their patients, gradually coming to believe that they are the source of healing, rather than attributing it to Allah. It is vital for Ruqiah therapists to maintain humility and recognize that their healing powers are a gift from Allah, not a personal attribute.

3. Interactions with Jinn: Ruqiah therapists who engage in conversations with Jinn and believe their deceptive statements may eventually be manipulated by Jinn. It is crucial for Ruqiah therapists to remain vigilant and skeptical of the information provided by Jinn to maintain their integrity.

4. Fortification: Ruqiah therapists who fail to adequately prepare themselves spiritually before conducting Ruqiah put themselves at risk. Proper spiritual fortification through prayers, rituals, or other protective practices is essential to safeguard their well-being against Jinn retaliation.