Ruling on Ruqyah and amulets

Q: What is the ruling on Ruqyah (recitation over the sick for the purposes of healing and protection) and amulets?


A: Ruqyah is permissible if it is done with Qur’an, the Most Beautiful Names of Allah, prescribed Du‘a’ (supplications) or what holds their meaning, provided that the person believes that these are just means and that the Only One Who has the power to harm, to benefit or to cure is Allah, Exalted be He, based on the Hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him) in which he stated: There is nothing wrong with Ruqyah so long as it does not involve any Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship). He (peace be upon him) performed Ruqyah and had it performed for him.The prohibited Ruqyah is anything other than what we mentioned, as stated by the scholars. (Part No. 1; Page No. 317) As for wearing amulets, it is impermissible, whether they contain Qur’anic Ayahs or any other inscriptions, based on the general meaning of the Hadiths mentioned in this regard.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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