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Hijama - Cupping for Sihr Ayn & Jinn Possession -Ruqya

Ibn Qayyim mentioned that the messenger of Allah (SAW) was cupped on his head when he was afflicted with magic and that it is the best of cures when hijama i.e cupping therapy is performed correctly.

Zaad al maad (4/125-126)

It was narrated that ‘Aisha ra said ''A spell was put on the prophet Muhammad (SAW) until he imagined that he had done a thing when he had not done it. One day he made du’a then he said: “Do you know that Allah has shown me in what lies my cure? Two men came to me and one of them sat at my head and the other at my feet. One of them said to the other, ‘What is ailing the man?’ He said: ‘He has been bewitched.’ He said: “Who has bewitched him?’ He said: ‘Labeed ibn al-A’sam.’ He said, ‘With what?’ He said: ‘With a comb, the hair that is stuck to it, and the skin of pollen of a male date palm. He said: ‘Where is it?’ He said, ‘In the well of Dharwaan.’” The prophet Muhammad (SAW) went out to the well, then he came back and said to ‘Aisha Ra when he came back: “Its date palms are like the heads of devils.” I said: “Did you take it out?” He said: “No. Allah has cured me, and I fear that that might bring evil upon the people.”

What is Ruqya

Ruqya in Islam is the recitation of Qur’an, supplication from the sunnah Adkhar and seeking of refuge in Allah using His Names and Attributes. All of which are used as a means of treatment for a person suffering from evil eye, envy, possession, sihr and physical illnesses. it is also a protection for Muslims against shirk which is associating partners with Allah (swt) such as paganism. This helps to increase (iman) which is faith and taqwah which is piety. It is also form of Dawah e.g inviting non muslims to islam and a nasiah to muslim to turn back to Allah swt.

Verily Allah (swt) says

Quran 17:81

And say, “Truth has come, and falsehood has departed. Indeed is falsehood, [by nature], ever bound to depart.”

Quran Yunus 10:12

And when affliction touches man, he calls upon Us, whether lying on his side or sitting or standing; but when We remove from him his affliction, he continues [in disobedience] as if he had never called upon Us to [remove] an affliction that touched him. Thus is made pleasing to the transgressors that which they have been doing

We need to remind our self by looking following hadith ayahs below

Abu Sa’id and Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the

Prophet (ﷺ) said:

“Never a believer is stricken with a discomfort, an illness, an anxiety, a grief or mental worry or even the pricking of a thorn but Allah will expiate his sins on account of his patience”.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Quran 94:6 Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.


Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity

Allah swt Also says that the plot of Saytan is weak

Nisa 4:76

Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah , and those who disbelieve fight in the cause of Taghut. So fight against the allies of Satan. Indeed, the plot of Satan has ever been weak.

Preventions of seeking the Cure

1. Rushing in seeking the cure 2. using Ruqya as experiment without to believe in the benefits 3. Going to the Sorcerers 4. Lack of Repentence

How is the sickness diagnosed?

Wa nunazzilu mina al-qurani ma huwa shifaun wa rahmatun lil-mumineen

And We sent down in the Quran such things that have healing and mercy for the believers (an-Najm, 17:82)

Quran is a shifa and mercy it should not cause any pain or discomfort If you feel uneasy, pain, movment , headaches and sick while llistnening to quran then advice would be to In the case where sickness is caused to a human by the jinn, as is the case of any kind of medical ailment, it is essential to diagnose the problem and find out what caused it.

Once the practitioner becomes aware of the reason(s) why the jinn entered this person then he can treat the patient on this basis. If the patient was affected because of witchcraft, the practitioner will offer a remedy that tackles witchcraft. If the sickness was caused by the evil eye, he will use a remedy that deals with the evil eye. In each case he will use the appropriate treatment.

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