THE RUQYAH RACKET –

THE CREATORS OF PARANOIA

WE REPRODUCE TWO LETTERS FROM THE MANY CONCERNED BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO HAVE WRITTEN TO US ON THE RUQYAH GROUP CURRENTLY SELLING ITS ‘RUQYAH’ WARES IN SOUTH AFRICA.

Letter one

QUESTION

What is the status in the Shariah of Ruqyah as is being practised by a group who  present themselves as experts in this science?

Can you please as a matter of urgency advise with regards to the Ruqya treatment that has taken the Cape and now KZN with a storm. Programs are held at Masaajid, etc., where they advise regarding treatment with Quranic Aayaat for  removing of Jinn from people. Sometimes demonstrations are done in the Masjid.

To top it all programmes are held in the Masjid encouraging people to come for their treatment which comes with a cost. In our town the Imams have not allowed the programme at the Jamia Masjid. However Ml Hashim Gori has invited them, being a Mutawallee of Masjid-un-Noor. He is inclined to this Ruqyah venture, hence allowing them there.

If it is not compliant please advise the Ummah as a priority.

Letter two

Please advise on what is acceptable according to Shariah regarding Ruqyah? Ruqyah SA is hosting Sheikh Abder Rahman Ben Halima who is said to be a renowned ruqyah specialist.

He recently gave a talk and he emphasised that raqyah is only taken from Quraan and Sunnah.  Having little to no knowledge about this subject, besides the Masnoon wazaaif like Aayatul Kursi, 3 Quls, etc, I am unsure as to what is Haqq and what is not.

Of the things he mentioned, he spoke about the ‘phenomenon’ of reversing jinn catching. I’m not sure I understood exactly what he was explaining.

His wife is the ‘bait’ that catches the Jinnaat. Then wazeefahs are read after which the jinn can  take  Shahaadah or die.

If possible, can Molana  please outline what is the Shar’i limits of ruqyah.

JazaakAllahKhair

ANSWER

While Ruqyah (Ta’weez, etc.) is permissible, the group of so-called ruqyah ‘specialists” is a baatil group which should not be touched with a bargepole. These ruqyah characters are liable to drive you into paranoia with their jinn and ‘gin’ talk. It is indeed lamentable that these chaps are allowed to misuse the Musaajid for marketing their baseless ‘ruqyah’ wares.

Their objective is purely monetary gain. Their ruqyah business is HARAAM. They are selling and misusing the Qur’aan Majeed for the miserable, cheap gain of the dunya. They are bartering away their Deen for the dunya.

Their jinn-catching stunts, even if assumed to be true, are HARAAM.  While there are amaliyaat for subjugating, enslaving and controlling jinn, these are HARAAMJinn, like Insaan (the human being) is azaad (free). Jinn are not animals which may be trapped, eaten, encaged, etc. They are intelligent, free beings. They are Muslims and kuffaar. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had gone to the abode of the Jinn specially to present Islam to them. Innumerable Jinn are Muslims, and there are still Sahaabah Jinn alive today.

It is HARAAM to subjugate a Jinn and to utilize him for any purpose whatsoever, even for reciting the Qur’aan Majeed. The act of using his wife as bait by the ruqyah character, is despicably HARAAM. This man has no shame. If he does have the ability to subjugate Jinn, then know that his baiting act with his wife as the ‘prawn’ of the hook, is immoral andHARAAM. It is tantamount to zina. If he genuinely is able to catch a jinn, then it is HARAAM to compel the kaafir jinn to recite the Kalimah. The Qur’aan Majeed states: “There is no compulsion in Deen.”

Indeed this ruqyah character is ignorant. He fails to understand, that a non-Muslim declaring the Shahaadat with the gun at his head, is not a true Muslim. If the Jinn is given the choice of Islam or death, and he submits to the former, he remains a kaafir because his Shahaadat is not by a voluntary expression of Imaan.

In our book, SIHR, we have explained the Shariah limits for the permissibility of Ruqyah. The book is available from us.

It is essential for Muslims to remain far from this money-coining clique. Just imagine! They charge R400 or more for a charade diagnosis and some laughable ‘ruqyah’ artefacts consisting of a small bottle of olive oil, senna leaves and some salt. The parcel is worth about R20. This is their standard medicine for all cases of imagined magic and jinn-afflictions.

Whether a person suffers from a headache or has marital problems, financial problems, haraam-love problems, etc., etc., it is always the effect of magic according to these chaps. Muslims are required to employ their brains and to seek the Shariahs’s ruling from the Ulama-e-Haqq because plunging headlong in a venture or in a morass of weird stunts is Imaani destruction.

Sure signs of the bogus nature of such people who claim to operate mysteriously are: (1) They enlist the aid of jinn, and (2) The boodle. They are out to become millionaires overnight.

They attend to thousands of people all over the world 12 months of the year. The boodle flows into their coffers like water because people are just too stupid due to Imaani deficiencies, hence they are ensnared into baatil with the greatest ease by such stunters.

It is necessary for the safety and well-being of Muslims that the Ulama   proffer guidance to the morons in our community who allow themselves to be sucked for money. Do not be fooled by their employment of the Qur’aan Majeed. This is merely to impress the gullible community. Remember, that even kuffaar Jinn will be reciting the Qur’aan to mislead and misguide Muslims. Some of these ruqyah people perform weird shaitaani stunts with wazeefahs of Durood Shareef and Qur’aanic aayaat.  In their weird and bizarre stunts, they acquire shaitaani assistance. May Allah Ta’ala save us all from their shaitaani depredations.

Adopt and adhere to the masnoon recitations of Ruqyah, and have yaqeen. Make Dua. But remember that Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Whatever is by Allah is attainable by means of only obedience.”

Therefore, morally reform yourself and seek Allah’s aid. Be patient in trials. All trials are almost always the consequences of our sins. Increase Istighfaar and Thikrullaah. This is the best Ruqyah.

8 Jamadiyuth Thaani 1440 – 14 February 2019

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