Seeking cure through the water of a well called Ayyub's Well

Q 1: In Egypt, there is a spring in Sinai said to be the same spring at which Allah enjoined Prophet Ayyub to (Part No. 3; Page No. 96) strike the ground with his foot when he was afflicted with disease then Allah (Exalted be He) cured him. A woman in our neighborhood was afflicted with disease and wanted to go to the spring to strike the ground with her foot just as Ayyub, Allah's Prophet, (peace be upon him) did. Is it permissible for her to wash with the water of this spring to be cured? Or would it be Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship) and Isti`anah (Seeking help) from things other than Allah?


A: This story is not true. The place where Ayyub washed his body is unknown. So it is not permissible for her to go to the spring known as Ayyub's Well.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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