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.
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.