Reading Aayaat of Qur’an and blowing in water, etc

Q: There are certain actions that we do that, although do not come directly from Quraan and Hadith, yet they are derived from them. For example, people read ayats of Quraan or duas and blow into some water and drink it or sprinkle it around the house and stuff. I also have been told by someone to read some surahs and durood shareef and blow into the water and drink it which assists in preventing effects of nazar etc. Here it is not done with the intention of any ibaadah, but rather as a medicine for an illness. Will these types of actions be considered as Bid’at? There are many wazifas like these which people have become accustomed to nowadays.


A: If the action in itself is permissible and one does not regard it as Sunnah, then there is no problem in this. This relates to amaliyaat and many of the prescriptions in amaliyaat are proven through experience. Hence, since it is a treatment one will not require any special proof for it. This can be resembled to the medication prescribed by a medical doctor.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)