Slaughtering animals and reciting Qur'an to cure the sick

Q 2: In Chad when a person is sick, people gather to slaughter a sheep or any other sacrifice and recite Qur'an over it, (Part No. 2; Page No. 202) asking Allah the Lord of the Throne to cure this person. Is this permissible? Is there any mediation between a creature and His Creator?

A: It is not permissible to gather at the place where a person is ill and slaughter a sacrifice or recite the Qur'an seeking his recovery. There is no mediation between a creature and his Creator when praying to be healed. It is a Sunnah to use the legal Ruqyah (reciting Qur'an and saying supplications over the sick seeking healing) to treat the sick as well as using available medication.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.