Making Ruqyah And Using Islamic Healing

What Is Ruqyah?

Ruqyah is a form of Islamic healing. The best translation I’ve heard for it so far is “incantation.” Ruqyah was performed by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and many of his companions.

Generally, ruqyah involves reciting certain verses from the Quran and/or duas (supplications) taught to us by the Messenger of Allah (pbuh). There are several duas one can make that can be used for healing. However, I’ve only found proof of a few verses or chapters from the Quran.

I believe it’s important to note that anyone can make Ruqyah. You don’t have to be a shaikh or scholar. However, since Allah inclines to reward His righteous servants, it is best that Ruqyah is done by a righteous Muslim, and that one understands what they’re saying. You don’t necessarily have to speak fluent Arabic. But you should know the meanings of the words.

It is also essential that one puts their complete trust in Allah when making Ruqyah. If you go into this having doubt, or not completely sure, you’re bound to be unsuccessful. That’s because a Ruqyah is about faith; not science. It is seeking Allah’s help and knowing that He will give you what’s best. If you feel your trust and faith in Allah is too weak, perhaps you should ask a righteous Muslim to do the Ruqyah instead.

That being said, it is definitely best that you strengthen your faith yourself until you have confidence that Allah will provide for you.

I have heard a good formula for Ruqyah from knowledgeable Muslims here in Atlanta. I’ve confirmed their statements with reports from other knowledgeable Muslims and with various hadith. Therefore, I’m confident that the information I’m giving you is valid and authentic. But as always, Allah knows best.

I certainly encourage you to do due diligence and see if these statements do match up with the Quran and Sunnah. At the very least, we can learn from each other, Inshallah.

Before getting into the procedure of performing Ruqyah, let me tell you a personal story.

A member of my family was suffering from a severe skin condition. After attending a lecture where the Imam spoke about Ruqyah, I decided help my family member myself with the same formula.

So far, that person’s skin condition is much better. In fact, the problems seem to go away almost immediately after I do the Ruqyah. But after a day or so they come back, but not nearly as bad as they used to be.

Please note, I’ve only been doing this Ruqyah on him for about a three weeks, and I haven’t been perfectly consistent. I usually perform the Ruqyah once a day, and sometimes I go several days without doing it all.

This is an indiciation that I need to be more diligent and consistent. If his skin has seen this much improvement from my inconsistent Ruqyahs, I can only imagine how much better it will be if I were more regular.

And once again, Allah knows best.

Additionally, I don’t want you to think that you don’t need modern medicine. Definitely, use all the means at your disposal.

But make Ruqyah along with modern medications you’re knowing that it is Allah that allows the medicine to work. The medicine does not work in and of itself. After all, there are many cases of people who use medicines and they do no good whatsoever.

Remember, in the end, it is mostly about putting your trust in Allah.

  • Perform the Ruqyah
  • Utilize the benefits of modern medicine.
  • And put your trust in Allah that He will give you the best outcome.

How To Perform A Ruqyah

Here is the step-by-step procedure that I’ve been taught to do a Ruqyah. There may be other valid and authentic methods, and if you know of any please share them in the comments below. The point of all this is not say my way is better than your way; the point is to share a benefit with our fellow Muslims.

  1. Recite Surah Al-Fatihah over the individual several times. I’ve heard 7 times, but I don’t think there’s any maximum limit. But it appears at least 7 times is best.
  2. After reciting Surah Al-Fatihah, spit lightly into your hands and rub them over the individual. You may also blow into the victims hands and have them rub themselves (in case you don’t want to touch the afflicted area).
  3. If the afflicted area is an open wound and touching it may do harm, just blow over the individual in the general area.
  4. Recite Ayat Al-Kursi. I have not heard of any specific number regarding this. Just recite it and blow over the individual.
  5. Recite SUrah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Naas. You can do this multiple times or just once. Once again, blow into your hands and rub over the individual.

Remember, a Ruqyah is not just for physical illnesses. They can also be used for mental illnesses as well.

How Do Ruqyah’s Work?

I’m not sure if I can answer this question entirely. However, I’ll tell you what I do know.

Most of our sicknesses and illnesses are the result of the evil eye. Of course, the scientific reason behind an illness is usually some sort of bacteria or virus. But spiritually, it is often the evil eye or malevolent wishes or envy from others that cause harm to us.

The evil eye and its dangers deserves an entire article unto itself, so I won’t go into too much detail right now. Suffice it to say, it is real and we need to know how to protect ourselves from it, Inshallah.

Narrated Ibn Abbas: The influence of an evil eye is a fact; if anything would precede the destiny it would be the influence of an evil eye, and when you are asked to take bath (as a cure) from the influence of an evil eye, you should take bath.

Sahih Muslim

Here’s a hadith regarding using Ruqyah’s against the evil eye:

Narrated Aisha: The Prophet ordered me or somebody else to do Ruqya (if there was danger) from an evil eye.

One last word on the evil eye. One may harm another person even without intending to do so. The evil eye is usually the result of envy. Hence, we are told to seek refuge in Allah from envious people in Surah Al-Falaq. And as we’ve seen above, this is one of the Surahs we should use in our Ruqyahs.

If you see someone who has been blessed with something, be careful not to envy them. Even if you don’t say words of envy, some small elements may develop in your heart.

Therefore, it is suggested that whenever you see someone has been blessed with something (a good job, a good spouse, a beautiful child, knowledge, wealth, health, etc) ask Allah to bless them in it. Simply say:

Barakallahu Feehi (May Allah bless you with it.)

This will keep your envy at bay and protect you from harming others, unintentionally, with the evil eye.

And if you are being praised or lauded about something good that you’ve been blessed with, then you should also protect yourself by saying:

Mashallah (What Allah has willed)

So we should be very careful about giving and seeking praise from our fellow humans. Too much praise can lead to arrogance (within ourselves) and envy (within others).

Narrated Abu Musa: The Prophet heard someone praising another and exaggerating in his praise. The Prophet said, “You have ruined or cut the man’s back (by praising him so much).

And Allah knows best.

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40 Responses to Making Ruqyah And Using Islamic Healing

  1. Bismillahir rahmaanir Rahim

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  2. If someone has buried something using one name to harm u.how do u get. It out, if u don’t know the place. Or is it just read the necessary ayat to kill it off .

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  4. Salaam, from what i know of ruqya, the following is done. Allah knows best!
    Surah Fatiha x3
    surah ikhlas
    surah falaq
    surah nas
    Ayutul Kursi
    barakallahu fikum

  5. Wow.. thank you so much:) may ALLAH(swt)bless you. It was really easy to understand and I really needed that as I have been suffering from many skin problems lately and my test results were also normal but now inshALLAH I think everything will get back to normal Cuz its getting worse day by day 🙁

  6. On anRuqyah internet I have seen many reciting Ruqyah like Sudais , Mishari and some others but the lenghth of it is totally different. Like Sudais recites for 43mins , Mishari recites 1:13mins so who is correct and authentic plzz tell me. JAZAKALLAH

    • Sister
      Ruqyah has no time limit. It only depends on the type of sickness or jinn possession, how long the person is suffering from it, the truth (faith) of the one performing the Ruqyah, the faith of the one the Ruqyah is been perform on, and the qur’ani ayaat that are been recited. Do not make up your mind that you are the healer. No. It is Allah who will heal you

      • Jazakallahu khairan, this is indeed a very sound answer to the question of the required length of ruqiyah period as some Jinns react or go out on sighting the RAQI(the person performing the ruqiyah)

  7. AoA

    I came across that there are many reciters of Ruqyah with different length. Like i have downloaded Ruqyah Recited by Shaikh Sudais and the length was 43mins likewise when i downloaded Ruqyah recited by Mishari it was 11Hour and 13mins. Who is correct who to follow i am confuse there are numbers of reciters but don’t know which one to follow. Please guide

  8. can we tell any non muslim to do ruqya on himself, by teaching him the procedure.what are the necessary steps i should follow. or it should not be practiced?

    • As-Salaamu Alaikum Sister Aisha,

      A big part of using these Ruqyah is the belief that they work. Allah knows best, but I don’t think a non-Muslim could use them on themselves since they most likely won’t believe they will work.

      However, you or another Muslim could do it for a non-Muslim as you do believe, and there are hadiths in which the companions used Ruqyah on pagans and it worked.

      Here’s a hadith regarding this event.

  9. walaikumussalam brother, thank u very much i got the reply, i am happy.
    i would like to pose one more
    is it wrong in saying ” insha allah u will be alright” and if i use medicine or do ruqya and say insha allah i will be alright.
    because, i read that we should not use insha allah, in dua.

  10. assalamualaikum brother muttaqi ismail..
    i want ur email address to know the answer for my health condition, i want to know ruqya regarding that. reply soon.

  11. Salam,
    I need to ask that how to cure homosexuality with ruqyah? My father is a homosexual and has been doing really bad and unacceptable things. He does not know that i have knowledge of him being a gay. So i want to know how to perform ruqyah on a person without their knowledge. Please help me. Send me the procedure of doing this type of ruqyah where the victim does not knows. May Allah bless you. He would surely grant you a place in Jannah as you contribute to helping others.
    JazakAllah!

  12. Assalamualaikum , My wife suffering from mental illness since has our first child 6 years age. Time to time she becomes unwell and tell things in advance what is not happened yet. Her mood goes very high. Please tell me step by step how can I do ruqyah.

    • to give her water with Manzil dua to drink 3times dayly
      read Manzil dua into warm water and wash totaly
      read Manzil into olive oil and rub after washing totally
      read or listen to Bakara 2 times dayly and read Manzil on her 3 times dayly per 20 min.

      for protection read ayat Kursi mornings and evenings.

  13. salam alaykum, my things are missing always and it is not that i dont know where i kept them, please what should i do

  14. I always feel too lazy to do anything I’m always tired I feel like their is something heavy on my body i can’t even do the simplest things Im just tired all the time and extremely lazy. I do go to bed at a good time and wake up at good time so what is wrong with me.

  15. GENERAL RUQYA

    General Ruqya is not just a means of treatment for spiritual afflictions such as Jinn possession, Evil Eye, Envy or Black Magic as most people believe, but rather, it is a permissible means of treatment for all types of illnesses and harm a person may experience such as anxiety, sadness, depression etc. We find in an authentic Hadith narrated by Abdullah ibn Masood (RAA) that the Prophet ﷺ said: “There is no one who is afflicted by distress and grief, and says: ‘O Allah, I am Your slave, son of Your slave, son of Your maidservant; my forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every name belonging to You which You have named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the Unseen with You, that You make the Qur’an the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety,’ but Allah (SWT) will take away his distress and grief and replace it with joy.” (Al-Kalim al-Tayyib by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah, edited by Shaykh al-Albaani, p. 72)

    THE FOUNDATION
    These fundamental steps serve as the foundation that must be implemented before seeking treatment for any type of affliction

    RECOGNISE ALLAH AS YOUR CREATOR – Recognise that everything is decreed by His will and everything is in His hands

    MAKING DUA / SUPPLICATIONS TO ALLAH (SWT) FOR HIS HELP

    REPENTING & SEEKING FORGIVENESS

    TAWWAKUL & TAQWA

    SPIRITUAL & PHYSICAL PURITY

    PATIENCE

    RUQYA PROGRAM FOR BLACK MAGIC (SIHR)
    1. Recite Surat Al-Baqarah once daily (twice or three times a day if possible). For those of us that struggle with the recitation itself or with difficulty completing the recitation during one session, it is advised to listen to an audio recitation and put your finger on the words of the Mushaf following the reciter.

    2. Recite Surat Al-Falaq throughout the day (even while doing chores, shopping etc)

    3. Recite the following verse frequently: “Sorcery, Allah will surely make it of no effect” (Part of verse 81: Surat Yunus) or a simplier way to remember it is: Magic, Allah will destroy it.

    4. Listen to the Sihr Ruqya audio on http://www.ruqyainlondon.com/audio

    5. In addition to listening to the Ruqya audio, one should listen to the audio specific to the problem. For example if one is unable to have children they should listen to the audio’s of Talaq (divorce) and the womb. (http://www.ruqyainlondon.com/audio)

    6. Keep in mind that in the beginning you may not know where the sihr is and what type of Jinn you have etc. However once you start doing the Ruqya and continue to make lots of dua to Allah (SWT) things will become more apparant. During the course of the program, one may be guided by a dream regarding the location of the sihr. Examples are if you see mountains in your dreams or if you react to Afreet during your Ruqya then you should listen to the Ruqya audio of mountains in addition to the sihr audio. Likewise you should listen to the Ruqya audio of the ocean if you find yourself swimming or the Ruqya audio of the birds if you see birds etc.

    7. Daily words of remembrance for the morning and evening (Adhkar). This is very important and cannot be stressed enough.

    NOTE: If one has Sihr without Jinn possession then they should just carry out the above program. For those afflicted with both Jinn possession and Sihr, then in addition to the above the following should be adhered to:

    1. Listen to the Ruqya audio of fire (Harq)

    2. Listen to the Ruqya audio of destruction (Tadmeer)

    3. Listen to the Ruqya audio of the Graveyard

    4. Listen to the Ruqya audio of Message to the Jinn

    5. Ayatal Kursi audio while sleeping – anywhere from 30 minutes to all night depending on the severity of the individual case

    RUQYA PROGRAM FOR EVIL EYE (AYN)
    Narrated from Aishah (RAA), that she said the Messenger of Allah ﷺ used to tell me to seek ruqya for the evil eye. (Bukhari and Muslim)

    Narrated from Abdullah ibn Abbas (RAA) that the Prophet ﷺ said: “The evil eye is real and if anything were to overtake the divine decree, it would have been the evil eye. When you are asked to take a bath (as a cure) from the influence of the evil eye, you should take a bath.” (Muslim, Ahmad, Tirmidhi)

    1. The Sunnah method is to wash yourself from the water of the wudho of the person who gave you ayn (if the identity of the person is known). If you don’t know who gave the ayn or their water is not available, then wash yourself with Ruqya water that is recited on as many times a day as possible (3-4 times is good).

    2. Recite Surat Al-Baqarah once daily (twice or three times a day if possible). For those of us that struggle with the recitation itself or with difficulty completing the recitation during one session, it is advised to listen to an audio recitation and put your finger on the words of the Mushaf as you follow the recitation.

    3. Recite Ayat ul Kursi, Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas throughout the day (even while doing chores, shopping etc)

    4. Recite the verses of Ayn. If you were reading and/or memorizing Qur’an before you were afflicted, then continue to do as before you were afflicted and memorize the same amount with the intention of Ruqya.

    5. Listen to the Ruqya audio of Ayn on http://www.ruqyainlondon.com/audio

    6. If the Ayn is related to education, then in addition to the above listen to the Knowledge (ilm) audio which can be found on our site. A sign of this type of affliction is that you don’t want to pick up the books.

    7. Daily words of remembrance for the morning and evening (Adhkar). This is very important and cannot be stressed enough.

  16. While a Ruqyah is performed…does the person who has done the black magic will be affected with it, will he be harmed by it?

  17. What is Hijama

    Cupping hijama is a practice highly recommended by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ for many ailments that a person may suffer from.

    Hadith (bukhari)
    “The Prophet ﷺ said: “Indeed the best of remedies you have is Hijama”

    Dry Cupping This is the process of using a vacuum on different areas of the body in order to gather the blood in that area without incisions (i.e. small cuts)

    Dry massage Cupping This is similar to dry Cupping but in this type of Cupping Olive Oil is applied to the skin before applying the cups in order to allow easy movement of the cups

    Wet Cupping This is the process of using a vacuum on different points of the body but with incisions in order to remove ‘harmful’ blood which lies just beneath the surface of the skin. It is highly recommended that wet Cupping only be administered by a cupping therapist.

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  18. Ibn Al-Qayyim (may Alalh have mercy on him) mentions the messenger Muhammad (saw) was affected by magic
    and was cupped on his head to treat it.

    he also mentions that hijama (cupping) is the best cures for magic if preformed correctly

    Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with them both) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Healing is to be found in three things: drinking honey, the knife of the cupper, and cauterization of fire.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 10/136).

    According to a hadeeth narrated by Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him), the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “If there is any good in your medical treatments, it is in the knife of the cupper, drinking honey, or cauterization with fire, as appropriate to the cause of the illness, but I would not like to be cauterized.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 10/139)

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