Ruqyah for general sickness – Tibb-e-Nabawi

Ruqyah for general sickness

فى “صحيح مسلم” عن أبى سعيد الخُدْرِى، أنَّ جبريلَ عليه السلام أتى النبىَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال: يا محمدُ ؛ أشتكيْتَ ؟ فقال: “نعم”. فقال جبريلُ عليه السلام: “باسمِ اللهِ أَرقيكَ مِن كُلِّ شىءٍ يُؤذيكَ، مِن شَرِّ كُلِّ نفْسٍ أو عَيْن حاسدٍ اللهُ يَشفيكَ، باسمِ اللهِ أرقيكَ”.

Muslim narrated that Abu Said Al-Khudri Radi Allaho Anh said that angel Jibreel came to Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam and said to him;

“O Muhammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam), are you complaining from an illness?” He said, “Yes”. Jibreel then said, ‘In the Name of Allah I say Islamic prayer formulas for your benefit, from every illness that might harm you and from the evil of every evil soul or envious evil eye. Allah Will Cure you; in the Name of Allah I say Islamic prayer formulas for your benefit”.

If someone asks, what do you say about the Hadith that Abu Dawood narrated:

رواه أبو داود: “لا رُقيةَ إلا من عَيْنٍ، أو حُمَةٍ”، والحُمَةُ

“There is no Islamic prayer formula except for an evil eye or fever”.

To answer this question, we say that the Hadith does not deny that the Islamic prayer formulas can be used in other instances. Rather, the Hadith only states that the Islamic prayer formulas work best for the evil eye and fever of all kinds.

فإنَّ سهل ابن حُنيف قال له لما أصابته العَيْن: أوَ فى الرُّقَى خير ؟ فقال: “لا رُقيةَ إلا فى نَفْسٍ أو حُمَةٍ”

What further attests to this fact is that the Hadith itself narrated that Sahl ibn Hunaif asked Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam (when he was touched by the evil eye), “Do the Islamic prayer formulas bring about benefit”? Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam then answered:

“There is no Islamic prayer formula (that works better) than in the cases of evil eye and the fever.”

وفى “صحيح مسلم” عنه أيضاً:”رخَّص رسولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فى الرُّقية من العَيْن والحُمَةِ والنَّمْلَةِ”.

In addition, the various Ahadeeth in general allow Islamic prayer formulas. For instance, Muslim narrated that Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam allowed using Islamic prayer formulas in the cases of the evil eye, fever and Namlah (ant’s bite or sores).
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