Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: What is ruqya and what is the correct method? What is the Shar’ee ruling regarding ruqya? Please advise.


A: It is a form of treatment. If permissible words are used with the right intentions then it is permissible. There are a lot of words of ruqyah that are contained in the Qur’aan and hadeeth.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.