Q. Can you explain to me what is (1) Tasawwur, (2) Jaray by Tasawwur and is it permissible, (3) Jaray with sticks and is it permissible. I had some pains over a year that doctors couldn’t explain and I received jaray and it finished. He who jaray claimed that he is using a Tasawwur created by Allah and is given permission for use by a shaykh as it was created by virtue of his actions and ibadah. I feel better though.
A. Tasawur, as explained by those who do it, is the act of forming the image and picture of a person (in this case, that of one’s Shaikh) in one’s mind, and then by focusing on this image (in the mind) one goes about doing the Jaray on others. This, according to some scholars is not permissible since it brings about the belief and understanding that it is the Shaikh who is curing the sick, and not Allah.
With respect to Jaray with sticks, some scholars have mentioned that it is permissible once one has the belief that Allah is the curer and not the sticks. Sticks may be used as a media to pass over the body of a person.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Waseem Khan
This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.