Q: I am a man and I have been suffering from a psychological disturbance for eight years. I am having treatment and hope that Allah (Exalted be He) will grant me a full recovery. Some people have told me about a local curer in
and gave me his phone number. I called him at five o'clock and informed him about my condition and the pains and sores I have in my head, in addition to insomnia. He asked me to call him the following day at five o'clock and demanded me to send him a sum of one thousand Saudi Riyals (Part No. 1; Page No. 225) in
He recommended me to buy some herbs from
and I did. I took them and used them in the morning and at noon. I also stopped taking my medicine and decided not to take it anymore. However, after inquiring about this person, I came to know that he is a sorcerer and a charlatan. I hope Your Eminence will guide me whether I am sinful in this regard. Should I continue to take the treatment he prescribed? It should be noted that this treatment consists of natural herbs.
If it is proven that this person is a sorcerer, it will not be permissible for you to be treated by him or even to believe him. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
Anyone who resorts to a fortune-teller and asks him about anything, his Salah (Prayer) will not be accepted for forty nights.
He (peace be upon him) also said,
resorts to a fortune-teller or a soothsayer and believes him in what he says, will have disbelieved in what has been revealed to Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Further, you should make Tawbah (repentance) for that and never act in accordance with what he says in case those who told you that this man is a sorcerer are reliable. You can see physicians or trustworthy, upright and pious persons who can treat your disease. May Allah grant you recovery and safety from every ill.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.