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Is It Permissible To Get Ruqya Done?

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Answered by: Alimah Sofia Mirza


I would like to ask a fatwa, is it permissible to get Ruqya done? If it is permissible, can Raqi charge for his service? If all of the above are permissible, and an Imam says it is not halal and not permissible to do ruqya and to make money, what is the ruling regarding those who make Halal into Haram?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


It is Mustahab/permissible to get Ruqya done if the Ruqya is done using only words of the Quran and that mentioned in the Ahadith and no other strange words or symbols or words of shirk, and this has been practised by the Prophet himself as well1, as for taking payment it is permissible to take payment for doing Ruqya.2As for taking a fatwa the Mufti must have his evidence so we should not criticize his fatwa before knowing the reasons behind it or the evidence.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Sofia Mirza

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

1 Takmilatu Fathil Mulhim, Daru Ihyaa al Turaath al Arabi, vol 10, Pg.278,

فدل الحديث صراحة على ان الرقية الممنوعة في الحديث إنما هي رقية اهل الشرك اما الرقية التي لا شرك فيها فإنها مباحة

2 Ibid, Pg. 287, 288.

ان الرقية ليست بقربة محضة فجاز اخذ الأجرة عليه

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