The Prohibition of Curing by using Magic – the Permanent Committee

The following taken from (part of fatwa #6295):


“…If the cure that people have suggested to you is Ruqyah (reciting Qur’an and saying supplications over the sick seeking healing), because they think that she is affected by an evil eye, there will be no blame on you. Ruqyah should involve recitation of Ayahs (Qur’anic verses), Du`a’ (supplications), or similar sayings that do not comprise Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship). If she suffers

(Part No. 19; Page No. 227)

a mental illness that affects her psychology, take her to a psychiatrist; perhaps Allah (Exalted be He) will cure her. However, if the cure involves magic spells, it will be impermissible and you will commit a great sin if you do it. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.”


The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’


Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

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