RUQYA IN THE QUR’AN AND THE SUNNAH
THE QUR’AN AS A CURE
🔹The Qur’an is a cure for the illnesses relating to physical and spiritual heath; body, and mind; medical and psychological conditions
🔹From the mercy of Allah is that Allah sent down this book, as a mercy and a guidance for those who believe, containing guidance, correct and just rulings, and as a light and a mercy for those who believe.
🔹Seeking a cure from the Qur’an represents the most complete form of belief in the book of Allah. Not only this, but belief in it and acting upon it is especially important at these times of trials and tribulations.
THE EVIDENCES FROM THE QUR’AN FOR THE PERMISSIBILITY OF SEEKING A CURE FROM THE QUR’AN
🔷 “O mankind, there has to come to you instruction from your Lord and healing for what is in the breasts and guidance and mercy for the believers.” [Yunus 10:57 ]
🔷 Benefits from the aayah:
Addressed to all of the people, not just to the believers.
👉🏼Maw’idhah- An admonition and a reminder; something that Allah is encouraging you and reminding you with – i.e., the Book of Allah.
👉🏼Shifaa’ – that which causes recovery from sickness, regardless of the type. Note that it is not described as a medicine, because a medicine may work and it may not work. As for healing, it is what happens after you take the medicine – a guaranteed cure.
👉🏼Sudoor – i.e., the hearts; a cure from ignorance, misguidance, false notions, and desires.
👉🏼A mercy for the believers – why specifically the believers? They are those who benefit from it. As for the disbelievers, it doesn’t lead to them acting upon it, remembering it, fearing Allah, or taking an admonition.
THE CURE IS FROM ALLAH
🔹We must remember that the cure is from Allah – therefore, we perform ruqya with the belief that no harm or benefit can reach us, except with Allah’s will.
🔹One of the greatest tests that a person can face is their own success: do not attach success to yourself nor become arrogant, and remember the lessons of the Battle of Hunayn.
A BLUNT WEAPON?
📏For a weapon to be effective, it requires:
■ The right weapon
■ A strong arm
■ A good aim
• If any of these elements are missing, then even if the other elements are complete, there is a fear that the weapon will not be effective.
• Likewise, even if you are using the best weapon against the shaytaan: the Book of Allāh, you may not get the result that you want if there are other conditions missing.