However, I feel there are some serious misconceptions or misunderstandings which should be cleared, as well as some information about the way I work and what I expect from my patients.
Ruqya is not a full-time job for me, nor is there any financial benefit for me when doing it. I have a “normal” job and ruqya is something that I do in my own free time. As such, the amount of time that I have available is limited; especially when I have to spend time with family/friends/seeking knowledge and the other things that we all do. All of this means that there are perhaps just a few hours in a week which I can dedicate to ruqya and seeing people. With such limited time, I must maximise my efforts and be as efficient as possible.
For questions such as “what is ruqyah” or “signs you are suffering” then please browse this site where I have answered the most common questions. Please do not contact me without first having researched into the topics on this site and spent time watching the videos and books on this site; I simply don’t have time to “spoon-feed” everyone who has a question – hence the reason for creating this website.
I have very strict requirements and high expectations of my patients and this is because I am taking time out of my busy schedule when I could be spending time with my family or seeking knowledge or some other activity – therefore I expect my patients to expend themselves and follow my advice strictly. Here are some requirements, if you do not fulfil these requirements then please note that I will not perform ruqyah on you; I will happily give advice but will refuse to see you.
1) Praying 5x daily without fail. This means the prayers are performed in their correct times – if you cannot pray due to the severity of your condition then contact me and we can discuss this condition. Please note: feeling tired or having difficulty making wudhu etc are NOT valid reasons to miss the prayer. When I refer to your condition being too severe for you to pray, I mean things such as you faint when you intend to pray, or you begin to vomit when you start to pray, or you cannot control your limbs. Having a headache or finding it a difficult to pray at work is not a valid excuse not to pray 5x daily. The messenger (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) told us that what stands between a man and disbelief and shirk is the prayer. He also said that the pact between us (the believers) and them (the disbelievers) is the prayer, so whoever leaves it has disbelieved.
2) If you watch movies or listen to music then I will refuse to do ruqyah on you – you cannot expect to be cured by Allah when you are doing the actions of the shaytaan.
3) You must be prepared to recite upto 2 hours daily upon yourself. Ruqyah is not just being recited over; rather you must recite over yourself. The raqi does 20% of the work but it is upon the patient to do the rest of the 80% – this is an opportunity for us to rectify our lives and come closer to Allah in all of our affairs. If you cannot recite the Qur’an with tajweed then I will expect you to learn in the meantime.
4) Ruqya is not like a course of antibiotics. The cure is from Allah alone and nobody knows when the cure will come, so you must be patient and be prepared to struggle and strive in the hope of a cure. Common things like “brother I have done the 28 day plan that you advised but I’m not better” will simply not cut it. You may be doing self-ruqyah for a year or two or even more than that before you feel better. It is a tough and challenging journey but one that you will ultimately be grateful for in-sha’Allah.
5) You must have a desire to improve and better your entire life. In doing so, you should aim to implement the Qur’an and Sunnah to the best of your ability. I will flatly refuse to do ruqyah if your beliefs are steeped in Sufism or Deobandism or Barelwism but you are not willing to change. If you are willing to change, then I will be willing to teach you and also perform ruqyah in-sha’Allah.
6) Issues with the mahram for sisters must be taken into account – See “Coming For Ruqya”
7) If you wear taweez or have them in your homes / car then a condition is their destruction before you even contact me. I will not help anyone who wears a taweez and refuses to remove it. The messenger (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) said that whoever hangs an amulet has committed shirk.
8) The correct attitude is vital. We must understand that there is wisdom in everything that is decreed by Allah therefore we should never say “why me” or question the decree of Allah. Allah does not owe us anything and it is from arrogance to become “fed up” or angry with the decree of Allah. We are slaves. Therefore we must behave as slaves when it comes to the decree of Allah.
9) If someone is suffering from a “terminal” medical illness, they expend all of their effort in seeking a cure. They leave their job, expend money, time and effort hoping to improve. If ruqya is something that you will do and fit it around the rest of your commitments, treating it as something minor then please do not contact me. Seeking a cure from the book of Allah has the greatest right that we expend our efforts and energy in its path.
10) I have found that some people contact me and it turns out that they have been to all of the raqis in the country and have seemingly tried everything. But one thing is always common in these people – they turned to the creation but not to the creator. The cure is with Allah alone.
11) I may recommend that you read some books on aqeedah that are available on my website. Alternatively, I may recommend that you buy some books to read and benefit from. Ultimately, this is for your own benefit because aqeedah is the key aspect in any treatment programme. The Qur’an is like a mighty sword but if the arm is weak, it cannot use the weapon the way it should be used. The arm is your aqeedah – the stronger it is, the more effective your recitation will be, in sha Allah.
12) I am not a “pir” nor can I do your “hisaab” or istikhara
13) For ruqyah, you must come to me. I do not travel out for ruqyah except in exceptional circumstances.
14) I cannot come to “check” your home for jinn or just “check you” because you feel there might be an issue. For information on how to protect your home from the shayateen please see elsewhere on this website.
This may seem like a very regimented and rigid approach and to a certain extent it is. This is to distinguish between those people who are truly willing to try and those who want a quick-fix. Unfortunately the majority of people are in the second category. Having said the above, then I will try my best to help you for the sake of Allah and I will advise you as best as I can. Please be patient if you contact me and I don’t respond straight away. If you whatsapp me then I might not respond.
As many of you will know, treating people voluntarily is plagued with problems and difficulties. There are so many patients and so few resources. This presents new challenges and requires a new approach.
Based on this, I am going to make the following changes to my previous setup, with the permission of Allāh:
- My primary focus in the ruqyah is going to be helping individuals and families to help themselves – teaching people rather than just treating people.
- This means that I require that every patient brings along someone who is going to take responsibility for performing ruqyah on them on a day to day basis.
- I will get them started by diagnosing the problem, with the permission of Allāh, and developing a programme of treatment for them, as well as training the people around them in how to carry out the treatment.
- I will support their nominated helper – in shā’ Allāh – when they get stuck, and when there are major milestones in the person’s treatment.
- My role is to diagnose, advise, and teach. The role of the patient and the people who are helping them is to implement that advice and to put in to practice what they learn.
- I will not guarantee a regular appointment for patients. Instead, I will prioritise helping new patients to begin the road to recovery, with the help of Allāh, and then offering appointments based on need.
- I cannot promise that a person will get more than an initial appointment, although I will try to support people throughout their road to recovery, with the help of Allāh.
- There will be patients who do not have anyone who is able to help them. In these cases, I will seek out volunteers who are willing to help. In extreme circumstances, I may be able to take on that role for a limited time.
- People clogging up the system because they are unwilling to implement the advice given to them will not be tolerated. They will be put at the back of the queue, in favour of those patients who are more deserving.
- Nor will I tolerate hearing excuses from patient’s families and friends that they are “too busy” or “they have other family to take care of.” What makes them think that the brothers who do ruqyah for them don’t have family and don’t have work and other responsibilities!?
- We hope and pray that those people who help in the treatment of a friend or family member will go on to help other people, and that some will take on this role for the sake of Allāh permanently.
For those who accept these conditions, and wish to attend the clinic, with their nominated helper, we offer the following advice:
- Prepare yourself by repenting to Allāh and purifying your heart
- Stick to your regular adhkaar.
- Follow the ruqyah programme, and repeat it if necessary.
- Try to recite the Qur’an yourself, especially al-Faatihah, al-Baqarah, Aayat-ul-Kursi, the last two aayaat from al-Baqarah, al-Ikhlaas, al-Falaq, and an-Naas. Blow into your hands and wipe over yourself, if you are able.
- Listen to ruqyah audio
- The appointment for most people is an occasional thing, and a person may only get a single appointment. This is not enough, except for those upon whom Allāh bestows His mercy. It is designed simply to monitor you and to guide you to a successful conclusion, with the help of Allāh. Self help, and the help of your friends and family is a critical part of this.
- Another critical part of the programme is actively seeking a cure through doing good deeds and avoiding sins. We have seen a number of cases where we feel that a person’s lifestyle is the primary reason why they are not getting better, and Allāh knows best. We will always seek to prioritise the treatment of those who are actively seeking a cure through making changes to the parts of their lives which are incompatible with Islam.
When you come to the ruqyah appointment, please bear in mind the following:
- Be punctual.
- Switch off your mobile phones.
- Do not talk or distract anyone during the ruqyah session, unless there is an urgent need to do so.
- I do not charge for ruqya
Women: bring a mahram with you. If you cannot bring a mahram with you for a legitimate reason, such as the case of some revert sisters who don’t have a mahram, then you must bring another reliable sister with you who is able and confident enough to support you – we will not perform ruqyah upon you alone. In rare cases where you cannot bring another sister, please inform me before your appointment, and I will advise you whether I am able to accommodate.
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