Lesson 61. Hadees on Ruqyah.

There are many Hadees on Ruqyah

Al-Mu’awwadhatain (Surah Naas & Surah Falaq) as Ruqyah: -

1. Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها says that, When Nabiﷺ fell ill, He ﷺ would recite Al-Mu’awwidhatain (Chapter no. 113 Surah Falaq & Chapter no. 114 Surah Naas) over Him ﷺ and spit dryly, when His ﷺ pain grew intense, She recited over Him ﷺ and wiped Him ﷺ with His own hand, seeking its blessing (Barkat)”.
[Bukhari: 5735; Book. 76; English vol. 7; Book. 71; Hadees. 631]

Dua recited by Nabi ﷺ during illness: -

2. Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها reported that when any person amongst us fell ill, Nabi  used to rub him with His Right Hand and then recite:

‏"‏ أَذْهِبِ الْبَاسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ وَاشْفِ أَنْتَ الشَّافِي لاَ شِفَاءَ إِلاَّ شِفَاؤُكَ شِفَاءً لاَ يُغَادِرُ سَقَمًا ‏"‏

Translation: O Lord of the people, grant him health, heal him, for Thou art a Greet Healer. There is no healer, but with Thy healing Power one is healed and illness is removed.
She further added: When Nabi ﷺ fell ill and His ﷺ illness took a serious turn She took hold of His ﷺ hand to that she could do with it what He ﷺ wants to do with that (i.e. I would rub His ﷺ body with His ﷺ Sacred Hand). But He ﷺ withdrew His ﷺ hand from her hand and then recite,

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَاجْعَلْنِي مَعَ الرَّفِيقِ الأَعْلَى

Translation: “O Allah, pardon me and make me join the companionship”. & she said, I was gazing at him constantly whereas He ﷺ had passed away.
[Muslim: 2191 A; Book. 39; English Book. 26; Hadees. 5432]
3. Narrated by A’isha رضي الله عنها that whenever Rasoolullah ﷺ paid a visit to a patient, or a patient was brought to Him ﷺ, He ﷺ used to invoke Allah, reciting: -

‏ أَذْهِبِ الْبَاسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ، اشْفِ وَأَنْتَ الشَّافِي لاَ شِفَاءَ إِلاَّ شِفَاؤُكَ، شِفَاءً لاَ يُغَادِرُ سَقَمًا ‏

Translation: "Take away the disease, O the Lord of the people! Cure him as You are the One Who cures. There is no cure but Yours, a cure that leaves no disease".
[Bukhari: 5675; Book. 75; English vol. 7; Book. 70; Hadees. 579]

Dates for poisoning & black magic: -

3. Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم said that “He who eats 7 Ajwah dates in the morning, poison & black magic will not harm him on that day (Preferably from the boundaries of Madinah)”.
[Muslim: 2047 B; Book. 36; English Book. 23; Hadees. 5081]

Surah Faateha a best Ruqyah: -

4. Narrated by Abu Saeed رضي الله عنه that we were set out on a military expedition and traveled until they came near one of the Arab tribes. They asked them for hospitality but they were refused. Then the leader of that tribe was stung, (bitten by a poisonous insect) and his people tried everything to cure him but nothing helped. Then some of them said, “Why don’t you go to those people who are staying (nearby)? Maybe one of them has something (for help)”. So they came to us and said, “O people, our leader has been stung and we have tried everything and nothing helped him. Do you have anything?” One of them said, “Yes, by Allah. I will perform Ruqyah for him, but by Allah we asked you for hospitality and you did not give us anything, so we will not perform Ruqyah for you unless you give us something in return”. So they agreed on a flock of sheep, then he started to blow on him and recite: Al-hamdu Lillahi Rabb il-`Alameen الحمد لله رب العالمين (Surah Faateha). Then he recovered quickly from his complaint and started walking and he was completely cured. After that they took the flock of sheep and some Sahabah said, “Let us share it out”. The one who had performed Ruqyah said: “Do not do anything until we come to Nabi ﷺ and tell Him ﷺ what happened and we will wait and see what Nabi ﷺ tells us to do”. So they came to the Nabi ﷺ and told what had happened. Nabi ﷺ asked: “How did you know that it is a Ruqyah?” and Nabi ﷺ added: “You did the right thing, share them out and give me a share” & Nabi ﷺ smiled.
[Tirmizi: 2204 & 2205; Book. 28; English vol. 4; Book. 2, Hadees. 2063, 2064]
6. Narrated by Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنهما that some of the companions of the Nabi ﷺ passed by some Bedouins whose sheikh, (their leader) was been bitten by a scorpion. They tried everything but they couldn’t do anything better. They said to one of the Sahaba رضي الله عنه: “Is there any raaqi (one who performs Ruqyah) among you?” They said: “Yes”. So one of them recited Surah Al-Faateha over him for a sheep as fee and he immediately got up full of energy as if nothing had happened; Allah healed him of the ill-effects of that scorpion bite and the man brought the sheep to his companions who disliked that and said, “You have taken wages for reciting Allah’s Book. When they arrived at Al- Madina, they said, “O Rasoolullah ﷺ (this person) has taken wages for reciting Allah’s Book.” On that Rasoolullah ﷺ said, “You are most entitled to take wages for doing a Ruqyah with Allah’s Book.”
[Bukhari: 5737; Book. 76; English vol. 7; Book. 71; Hadees. 633]

Treating pain with Ruqyah: -

7. Narrated by Usman Ibn Abil رضي الله عنه complained to Nabi ﷺ about pain that he had felt in his body from the time he had become Muslim. Nabi ﷺ said to him: “Put your hand on the part of your body where you feel pain and say ‘Bismillah (in the name of Allah) three times, then say seven times:

أعوذُ بِعِزَّةِ الله وقُدرَتهِ منْ شَرِّ مِا أجدُ وأُحاَذِر

Translation: (I seek refuge in the glory and power of Allah from the evil of what I feel and worry about).
[Muslim: 2202; Book. 39; English Book. 26; Hadees. 5462]
8. Narrated by Hazrat Usman Bin Abil Aa's رضي الله عنه that he complained to Nabi ﷺ about pain in his body that he suffered from ever since he became a Muslim. Nabi ﷺ replied, Place your hand on the painful area of your body & recite: Bismillah (In the Name of Allah), thrice, then say seven times:

أَعُوذُ بِعِزَّةِ اللَّهِ وَقُوَّتِهِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا أَجِدُ ‏‏

Translation: ("I seek refuge with Allah’s Might and Power from the evil of what I am suffering from and because of which I have become worry"). He said: "So I did it and Allah removed what I had and I never ceased telling my family and others to do it."
[Tirmizi: 2224; Book. 28; English vol. 4; Book. 2, Hadees. 2080]
9. Hazrat by Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنهما says that, “Nabi ﷺ used to seek refuge for Hasan and Husain رضي الله عنهما and use to say: Your father (meaning Ibrahim رضي الله عنه) used to seek refuge with Allah for Ismail رضي الله عنه and Ishaq رضي الله عنه with these words:

"أعوذُ بكلماتِ اللهِ التامَّةِ، مِن كُلِّ شيطانٍ وهامَّةٍ، ومِن كُلِّ عَيْنٍ لامَّةٍ".

Translation: (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah, from every devil and every poisonous reptile and from every evil eye)’.
[Bukhari: 3371; Book. 60; English vol. 4; Book. 55; Hadees. 590]

Treating black magic with black magic (Al-Nushrah) is not allowed: -

10. Narrated by Jabir Bin Abdullah رضي الله عنه that when Nabi ﷺ was asked about Al-Nushrah (treating sehar with sehar) and Nabi ﷺ said: “This is the work of the devil (Shaitaan)”.
[Abu Dawud: 3868; Book. 29; English Book. 28; Hadees. 3859]
(Nushrah means removing black magic (sehar) from a person who has been affected by it by using more black magic (sehar) (This is not allowed).
11. Auf Bin Malik رضي الله عنه reports we practiced Ruqyah in pre- Islamic days & we asked Nabi ﷺ about it, He ﷺ said let me know your Ruqyah & replied: “There is nothing wrong with Ruqyah as long as it does not involve in shirk.
[Muslim: 2200; Book. 39; English Book. 26; Hadees. 5457]

Ruqyah performed by Jibrail (a.s) for Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم: -

12. Narrated by Umar رضي الله عنه that he heard Junaid Bin Abu Umayyah say that he heard Ubadaih Bin Samit say that Jibrail عليه السلام performed Ruqyah for Nabiﷺ due to fever as

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ أَرْقِيكَ مِنْ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ يُؤْذِيكَ مِنْ حَسَدِ حَاسِدٍ وَمِنْ كُلِّ عَيْنٍ اللَّهُ يَشْفِيكَ ‏.‏

Translation: (In the Name of Allah I perform Ruqyah for you, from everything that is harming you; from the envy of the envier and from every evil eye, may Allah heal you).
[Ibn Ma-jah: 3657; Book. 31; English vol. 4 Book. 31, Hadees. 3527]
This is a great Ruqyah which was narrated in a Saheeh Hadees for Nabi ﷺ.

The best Ruqyah done by Jibrail عليه السلام for Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم: -

13. "No one who seeks refuge can ever find a refuge like them".

نزل عليه بهما، فجعَلَ كُلَّما قرأ آية منهما انحلَّتْ عُقدة، حتى انحلَّتْ العُقَد كُلُّها، وكأنما أُنْشِطَ من عِقَال

It was reported that when Nabi ﷺ was the victim of sehar (black magic) the spell contained eleven knots tied each with a special incantation blown on it and that whenever angel Jibrail عليه السلام recited a verse from the Muawwazatain (Surah Falaq & Surah Naas) a knot was untied, until all eleven knots were untied. Then, Nabi ﷺ was cured, as if being released from a restraining chain.
[Healing with Medicine of Prophet ﷺ by: Imam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jauziyah u]

Ruqyah by Jibrail عليه السلام for Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم: -

14. Narrated by A’isha رضي الله عنها that when Nabiﷺ fell ill, Jibrail عليه السلام use to recite this for Nabiﷺ.

بِاسْمِ اللَّهِ يُبْرِيكَ وَمِنْ كُلِّ دَاءٍ يَشْفِيكَ وَمِنْ شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ وَشَرِّ كُلِّ ذِي عَيْنٍ ‏.‏

Translation: (In the name of Allah, may He cure you from all kinds of illnesses and safeguard you from the evil of a jealous one when he feels jealous and from the evil influence of eye").
[Muslim: 2185; Book. 39; English Book. 26; Hadees. 5424]
15. Narrated by Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه that Nabi ﷺ came to visit him (when he was sick) and He ﷺ said to him: ‘Shall I not recite for you a Ruqyah that Jibrail عليه السلام brought to me?’ He replied: My father and mother may be ransomed for you! Yes, O Rasoolullah ﷺ!’ than He ﷺ recite 3 times:

‏ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ أَرْقِيكَ وَاللَّهُ يَشْفِيكَ مِنْ كُلِّ دَاءٍ فِيكَ مِنْ شَرِّ النَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي الْعُقَدِ وَمِنْ شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ ‏‏

Translation: (In the Name of Allah I perform Ruqyah for you, from every disease that is in you and from the evil of those who (practice witchcraft when they) blow in the knots and from the evil of the envier when he envies), three times.”
[Ibn Majah: 3653; Book. 31; English vol. 4; Book. 31, Hadees. 3524]
16. Narrated from Abu Saeed رضي الله عنه that Jibrail عليه السلام came to Nabi ﷺ and said: “O Muhammad, you are ill”. He ﷺ replied: ‘Yes.’ He ﷺ recited (Ruqyah): -

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ أَرْقِيكَ مِنْ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ يُؤْذِيكَ مِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ نَفْسٍ أَوْ عَيْنٍ أَوْ حَاسِدٍ اللَّهُ يَشْفِيكَ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ أَرْقِيكَ ‏.‏

Translation: (In the Name of Allah I perform Ruqyah for you, from everything that is harming you, from the evil of every soul or envious eye and may Allah heal you. In the Name of Allah I perform Ruqyah for you).
[Ibn Ma-jah: 3652; Book. 31; English vol. 4; Book. 31, Hadees. 3523]

Ruqyah & sand (soil) used together by Nabi ﷺ: -

17. Narrated by Sabit Ibn Qays Ibn Shammas رضي الله عنه that Nabi ﷺ entered upon Sabit Ibn Qays (The version of Ahmad Ibn Saleh) when he was ill, He ﷺ recited:

"‏ اكْشِفِ الْبَاسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ ‏"

Translation: “Remove the harm, O Lord of men”, He then took some soil of Bathan and put it in a bowl and then mixed it with water and blew in it and poured it on him.
[Abu Dawud: 3885; Book. 29; English Book. 28; Hadees. 3876]

Other Ruqyah left when Surah Falaq & Naas revealed: -

18. Narrated by Abu Saeed رضي الله عنه that Nabi ﷺ use to seek refuge from Jinn & evil eye (nazar) of human, until Al-Mu’awwidhatain (Surah Falaq & Surah Naas) were reveled, so Nabi ﷺ used them & left other then Al-Mu’awwadhatain.
[Tirmizi: 2198; Book. 28; English vol. 4 Book. 2, Hadees. 2058]

Dua as Ruqyah: -

19. Abdul-Aziz Bin Suhaib رضي الله عنه said: “Sabit Al-Bunani and I entered upon Anas Bin Malik رضي الله عنه and Sabit said: “O Abu Hamzah! I am suffering from an illness". So Anas رضي الله عنه said: 'Shall I not recite the Ruqyah of Nabi ﷺ over you?' He said, 'Why, yes.' & recited: -

اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ النَّاسِ مُذْهِبَ الْبَاسِ اشْفِ أَنْتَ الشَّافِي لاَ شَافِيَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ شِفَاءً لاَ يُغَادِرُ سَقَمًا ‏"‏

Translation: 'O Allah! Lord of mankind, removed the harm and cure (him). Indeed You are the One Who cures, there is none who cures except you, a cure that leaves no disease."
[Tirmizi: 973; Book. 10; English vol. 2; Book. 5, Hadees. 973]

Teaching of Ruqyah: -

20. Hazrat Shifa Bint Abdullah رضي الله عنها said, Nabi ﷺ came while she was with Hafsah رضي الله عنها & He ﷺ said: "Why do you not teach her the Ruqyah for Namlah (sores on skin) as you taught her to write.’’
[Abu Dawud: 3887; Book. 29; English Book. 28; Hadees. 3878]
(Hafsah رضي الله عنها is our beloved Prophet ﷺ's wife).

Ruqyah from Allah’s decree: -

20. Narrated by Abu Khuzaimah رضي الله عنه that his father asked Nabi ﷺ that “Do you think Ruqyah we use, the treatment we use & what we seek to protect ourselves will contradict anything from Allah’s Decree? Nabi ﷺ replied: “They are from Allah’s Decree”.
[Tirmizi: 2206; Book. 28; English vol. 4; Book. 2, Hadees. 2065]

Ruqyah for fever, evil eye (Nazar) & Sores: -

21. Hazrat Anas رضي الله عنه says that Nabi ﷺ allowed using the Ruqyah from every type of fever, evil eye and Namlah (sores).
[Tirmizi: 2195; Book. 28; English vol. 4; Book. 2, Hadees. 2056]
(Many scholar mention scorpion bite in place of fever)

Ruqyah for Namlah (sores): -

22. Al-Khallal narrated that Hazrat Ash-Shifaa Bint Abdullah رضي الله عنها used to recite Ruqyah for sores (Namlah) during the times before Islam. When she emigrated to Madinah Munawwarah, after she had given Him her pledge of allegiance in Makkah Mukarramah, she said, "Oh! Nabi ﷺ I used to recite the Ruqyah during the time of Jahiliyyah (before Islam) and I want to read it to you". She recited it to Him ﷺ.

بسم اللهِ ضَلَّت حتى تعود مِن أفواهها، ولا تَضُرُّ أحداً، اللَّهُمَّ اكشف البأسَ ربَّ الناسِ

Translation: ("In the Name of Allah! May the harm be extracted until it goes back to where it came from without harming anyone. O Allah! Remove the harm, O Lord of the people”).
Nabi ﷺ replied: “Recite it on a clean branch of wood seven times, choose a clean place, rub the branch on a clean stone with vinegar and then apply on the affected area with it”.
[Sahih Ibn Hibban: in context of Hadees no. 4093]

Ruqyah over the body were problem is:-

23. Narrated by A’isha رضي الله عنها that Nabi ﷺ used to treat some of His wives (family members) (who were ill) by passing His right hand over the place of aliment (pain) and recite:

"‏ اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ النَّاسِ أَذْهِبِ الْبَاسَ، اشْفِهِ وَأَنْتَ الشَّافِي، لاَ شِفَاءَ إِلاَّ شِفَاؤُكَ، شِفَاءً لاَ يُغَادِرُ سَقَمًا ‏"

Translation: “O Allah, the Lord of mankind, Do away with the complaint and Bring about the cure. You Alone bring the cure and there is no cure except Your cure, a cure that does not leave illnesses.
[Bukhari: 5743; Book. 76; English vol. 7; Book. 71; Hadees. 639]

Ruqyah for scorpion bite: -

24. Narrated by Abu Salih Zakwan رضي الله عنه: "A man came to Nabi ﷺ and said: "Oh! Nabi ﷺ I am suffering severely from a scorpion bite that stung me last night” Our beloved Nabi ﷺ said: "Had you said these words when you went to sleep: It would not have harmed you.

أعُوذُ بكلماتِ اللهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ ما خَلَقَ،

Translation: "I seek refuge with Allah’s Perfect Words from the evil of what He Has Created.
[Abu Dawud: 3898; Book. 29; English Book. 28; Hadees. 3889]
25. Abdullah Bin Masood رضي الله عنه reported that once, Nabi ﷺ was praying and when He ﷺ was in Sajdah, a scorpion suddenly stung Him on the Finger, when the beloved Nabi ﷺ finished His prayer, & said: "May Allah Put his Curse on the scorpion, as it never leaves even the Prophets ﷺ or others. Then Nabi ﷺ asked for a pot filled with water; in which some salt was also added & dipped His finger (stung by the scorpion) in that salted water, & recited Surah Ikhlaas & Muawwazatain (Surah Falaq & Surah Naas) (Chapters 113 and 114 of the Quran) & blowing on His finger till the pain was all gone".
[Kanzul Ummal: 28544 & Musannaf Ibn Shaiba: Vol: 5, Page: 440]

Muawwazatain (Surah Falaq & Naas) Ruqyah for all time safety: -

26. Narrated that A’isha رضي الله عنها said: "Whenever Nabi ﷺ would go to bed; He ﷺ used to recite Muawwazatain (Surah Falaq & Surah Naas) & use to blow on His ﷺ Hands & would wipe His ﷺ face and body with His ﷺ hands".
[Ibn Ma-jah: 3875; Book. 34; English vol. 5; Book. 34, Hadees. 3875]
27. Abdullah Bin Khubaib رضي الله عنه reports that Nabi ﷺ said to him: "Recite Surah Al-Ikhlaas and Al- Mu'awwadhatain (Surah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Naas) three times at dawn and dusk. It will suffice you in all respects."
[Riyad As-Salihin: 1456; Book. 16, English Book 16, Hadees. 49]

Last 2 verses of Surah Baqarah as Ruqyah: -

28. Narrated Abu Maswood رضي الله عنه that Nabi ﷺ said: "Whoever reads the last two verses from Chapter Al-Baqara (second chapter in the Quran) at night, it will be enough for them”.
[Bukhari: 5051; Book. 66; English vol. 6; Book. 61; Hadees. 571]

Ruqyah for resided in a place: -

29. Narrated by Khaula Bint Hakim Sulamiyya رضي الله عنها that she heard Nabi ﷺ saying: Whoever resided in a place and said,

أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِن شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ، لم يَضُرَّهُ شَىءٌ حَتَّى يَرْتَحِلَ مِن مَنْزِلهِ ذلِكَ

Translation: (I seek refuge with Allah's Perfect Words from the evil of what He Has Created"). Then nothing will harm him until he departs that place”.
[Muslim 2708 A; Book no. 48; English Book. 35; Hadees. 6541]

Ruqyah while traveling: -

30. Narrated by Abdullah Ibn Amr رضي الله عنه that the Nabi ﷺ used to say at night when He ﷺ was traveling:

"‏ يَا أَرْضُ رَبِّي وَرَبُّكِ اللَّهُ أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شَرِّكِ وَشَرِّ مَا فِيكِ وَشَرِّ مَا خُلِقَ فِيكِ وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَا يَدِبُّ عَلَيْكِ وَأَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ أَسَدٍ وَأَسْوَدَ وَمِنَ الْحَيَّةِ وَالْعَقْرَبِ وَمِنْ سَاكِنِ الْبَلَدِ وَمِنْ وَالِدٍ وَمَا وَلَدَ ‏"‏

Translation: ("O land! My Lord and your Lord is Allah. I seek refuge with Allah from your evil, from the evil of whatever is in you and from the evil of whatever walks on your surface. I seek refuge with Allah from a lion, a despot (or jinn), a snake and a scorpion and from those who reside in this land and from the begetter (son of Adam) and that which he begot”).
[Abu Dawud: 2603; Book. 15; English Book. 14; Hadees. 2597]

Surah Faateha an ideal Ruqyah for all purpose all time: -

31. Surah Al-Faateha can be used as Ruqyah, for illness during diseases, scorpion bites & etc. (it is long Hadees narrated by Abu Saeed رضي الله عنه).
[Bukhari: 5749; Book. 76; English vol. 7; Book. 71; Hadees. 645]

Recite morning & evening: -

32. Narrated by Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه that Nabi ﷺ said: "Whoever recites Ha Mim Al-Mu'min - up to - To Him is the return (chapter 40 Surah Al-Gaafir verse no. 1, 2 & 3) and Ayat Al-Kursi when he reaches (gets up in) the morning, he will be protected by them until the evening. And whoever recites them when he reaches the evening, he will be protected by them until the morning."
[Tirmizi: 3120; Book. 45, English vol. 5; Book. 42, Hadees. 2879]
33. Kharijah Bin Al-Salt quoted his parental uncle as saying that he passed (some person), He recited Surah Al-Faateha over him for three days morning and evening. Whenever he finished it, he collected some of his saliva and spit it out and he seemed as if he were set free from a bond. They gave him something as payment. He then came to Nabi ﷺ & said about it, & Nabi ﷺ said accept it, for by my life, some accept it, for a worthless charm, but you have done so far a genuine one.
[Abu Dawud: 3420; Book. 24; English Book. 23; Hadees. 3413]
34. Narrated by Saad رضي الله عنه that Nabi ﷺ said: "Whoever takes seven 'Ajwah dates in the morning will not be effected by magic or poison on that day."
[Bukhari: 5779; Book. 76; English vol. 7; Book. 71; Hadees. 671]
35. Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنهما narrated that "For fever and all pains, Nabi ﷺ would teach them to recite: -

‏ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الْكَبِيرِ أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ الْعَظِيمِ مِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ عِرْقٍ نَعَّارٍ وَمِنْ شَرِّ حَرِّ النَّارِ

Translation: (In the name of Allah the great, I seek refuge with Allah he magnificent of the evil of every gushing vein and from the evil of the heat of the Fire)"
[Tirmizi: 2219; Book. 28; English vol. 4; Book. 2, Hadees. 2075]