Did Nabī Sallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam have a shadow? Can we do Ruqyah on our brothers who are sick?

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I have got a question if u can clear it in the light of quran and hadith

1: did our nabi peace be upon him  had  shadow

2: can we do ruqiya  for other brothers who are sick .. jazakallah


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

There are a few authentic narrations that prove Nabī Sallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam had a shadow.  On the other hand there are only two weak narrations that prove Nabī Sallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam did not have a shadow.  Hence, the correct view is that Nabī Sallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam did have a shadow.[1]

Ruqyah is an Arabic word that refers to the recitation of words followed by blowing on the afflicted individual.  Performing ruqyah is permissible in Sharīah.  However, one should ensure that only verses of the Qurān, Dua‘s from Ahādīth, or the names of Allāh Ta‘ālā are recited. [2]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mawlana Abdul Azīm bin Abdur Rahman,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1]  فتاوي دار العلوم زكريا، ج 1، ص 48-49)


[2]  (قوله التميمة المكروهة) أقول: الذي رأيته في المجتبى التميمة المكروهة ما كان بغير القرآن، وقيل: هي الخرزة التي تعلقها الجاهلية اهـ فلتراجع نسخة أخرى. وفي المغرب وبعضهم يتوهم أن المعاذات هي التمائم وليس كذلك إنما التميمة الخرزة، ولا بأس بالمعاذات إذا كتب فيها القرآن، أو أسماء الله تعالى، ويقال رقاه الراقي رقيا ورقية إذا عوذه ونفث في عوذته (رد المحتار، ج 6، ص 363، سعيد) 

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