RUQYAH FROM THE QUR’AN

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Do not turn your houses into graveyards. Shaytān runs away from the house in which Sūrah al-Baqarah is recited.” (Muslim)

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Recite Sūrah al-Baqarah. To recite it regularly and adhere to it is a blessing, to give it up is a cause of regret, and the magicians cannot confront it.” (Muslim)

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
2. اَلْحَمْدُ للهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ. الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ. مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّيْنِ . إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِيْنُ. اِهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيْمَ. صِرَاطَ الَّذِيْنَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوْبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّآلِّيْنَ.
In the name of Allah, the Extremely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

All praises and thanks are for Allah, The Extremely Merciful, The Especially Merciful, Master of the Day of Judgement. You Alone we worship, You Alone we ask for help. Guide us on the Straight Path, the path of those whom You have favoured, not of those who incur (Your) anger nor of those who have gone astray. (1:1-7)

Bismi-llāhi-r-Raḥmāni-r-Raḥīm

Alḥamdu-lillāhi Rabbi-l-ʿālamīn, ar-Raḥmāni-r-Raḥīm, Māliki yawmi-d-dīn, iyyāka naʿbudu wa iyyaka nastaʿīn, ihdina-ṣ-Ṣirāṭa-l-Mustaqīm, ṣirāṭa-ladhīna anʿamta ʿalayhim ghayri-l-maghḍūbi ʿālayhim wala-ḍ-ḍāllīn.

The hadīth mentions: “The man went with them (the people of the tribe) and started spitting (on the bite) and reciting Sūrah al-Fātihah until the patient was healed and started walking as if he had not been sick.” (Bukhārī)

It was narrated from Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhu) that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ described Sūrah al-Fātihah as a ruqyah, and he approved of the Sahābī (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhu) who recited it as a ruqyah for the one who had been stung by a scorpion. (Bukhārī)

Ibn al-Qayyim (raḥimahullāh) said: ‘If one’s faith, soul, and spirit are strong, and if he internalises the meaning and essence of Sūrah al-Fātihah, recites it and then blows on the affected person followed by his spittle, this will counter the effects incurred by evil beings. And Allah knows best.’ (Zād al-Maʿād)

3. اَللهُ لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ، لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ، لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمٰوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ، مَنْ ذَا الَّذِيْ يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ ، يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيْهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلَا يُحِيْطُوْنَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلَّا بِمَا شَاءَ ، وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمٰوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَلَا يَئُوْدُهُُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيْمُ.

Allah, there is no god but He, the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him Alone belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except with His permission? He knows what is before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursī extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great. (2:255)

Allāhu lā ilāha illā Huwa-l-Ḥayyu-l-Qayyūm, lā ta’khudhuhū sinatuw-wa lā nawm, lahū mā fi-s-samāwāti wa mā fi-l-arḍ, man dhā’lladhī yashfaʿu ʿindahū illā bi-idhnih, yaʿlamu mā bayna aydīhim wa mā khalfahum, wa lā yuḥīṭūna bi-shay’im-min ʿilmihī illā bi-mā shā’, wasiʿa kursiyyuhu-s-samāwāti wa-l-arḍ, wa lā ya’ūduhū ḥifẓuhumā wa Huwa-l-ʿAlliyu-l-ʿAẓīm.

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “In Sūrah al-Baqarah, there is a verse which is the best verse of the Qur’ān. It is never recited in a house except that the Shaytān leaves: it is Āyah al-Kursī.” (Hākim)

Ubayy ibn Ka‘b (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhu) reported that he had a vessel in which he kept dates. He found that its quantity was decreasing. So he kept guard on it one night and saw a creature that resembled an adolescent boy. Ubayy greeted him and he returned his greeting. Ubayy then asked him: “What are you, a jinnī or a human?” He replied: “A jinnī.” So he said to him: “Show me your hand.” So he showed him his hand, and it looked like a dog’s paw with dog’s fur. He said: “This is how the jinn are created. The jinn know that there is no one amongst them who is stronger than me.” Ubayy asked him: “What made you come here?” He replied: “We heard that you are a man who loves charity, and we came to take our share from your food.’” Ubayy asked him: “What will protect us from you?” He replied: “Reading Āyah al-Kursī from Sūrah al-Baqarah [i.e. the verse above]. If you read it in the morning, you will be protected from us till the evening. And if you read it in the evening, you will be protected from us till the morning.” Ubayy said: “The following morning, Ubayy went to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ and told him about what had happened. The Messenger of Allah g said: “The evil one spoke the truth.” (Ṭabarānī)

Abū Hurayrah (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhu) reports: “The Messenger of Allah ﷺ put me in charge of watching over the donations of food collected at the end of Ramadhān. Then someone came and snatched some food, and I grabbed him. He said: ‘Let me go. I shall do it no more…’” And he went on to recount the hadīth, saying: “The third time he said to me: ‘I shall teach you some words by which Allah will benefit you. When you lie down in your bed, recite Āyah al-Kursī from beginning to end; a guardian angel will stay by you and no devil will approach you, until you wake up in the morning.’ I tried his method, and when I awoke in the morning, I told the Messenger of Allah ﷺ what he had said, and he ﷺ said to me: ‘Even though he is a liar, he spoke the truth. Do you know who you were talking to Abū Hurayrah?’ I said: ‘No.’ He ﷺ said: ‘That was Shaytān.’” (Bukhārī)

4. آمَنَ الرَّسُوْلُ بِمَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْهِ مِن رَّبِّهِ وَالْمُؤْمِنُوْنَ ، كُلٌّ آمَنَ بِاللهِ وَمَلآئِكَتِهِ وَكُتُبِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ أَحَدٍ مِّن رُّسُلِهِ ، وَقَالُوْا سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا غُفْرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيْرُ. لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا ، لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتْ وَعَلَيْهَا مَا اكْتَسَبَتْ ، رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِن نَّسِيْنَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا ، رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِيْنَ مِنْ قَبْلِنَا ، رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ ، وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا ، أَنْتَ مَوْلَانَا ، فَانْصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِيْنَ.

The Messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from his Lord, and [so have] the believers. All of them have believed in Allah, His angels, His books and His messengers, [saying], “We make no distinction between any of His Messengers.” And they say, “We hear and we obey. We seek Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the final destination.” Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. It will have [the consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear [the consequence of] what [evil] it has earned. “Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people.” (2:285-6)

Āmana-r-rasūlu bimā unzila ilayhi mi-r-rabbihī wa-l-mu’minūn, kullun āmana bi-l-llāhi wa malā’ikatihī wa kutubihī wa rusulih, lā nufarriqu bayna aḥadim-mi-r-rusulih, wa qālū samiʿnā wa aṭaʿnā ghufrānaka Rabbanā wa ilayka-l-maṣīr. Lā yukallifu-l-llāhu nafsan illā wusʿahā, lahā mā kasabat wa ʿalayhā ma-ktasbat, Rabbanā lā tuākhidhnā i-n-nasīnā aw akhṭa’nā, Rabbanā walā taḥmil ʿalaynā iṣran kamā ḥamaltahū ʿala-l-ladhīna min qablinā, Rabbanā wa lā tuḥammilnā mā lā ṭāqata lanā bih, waʿfu ʿannā wa-ghfir lanā war-ḥamnā, Anta Mawlānā fan-ṣurnā ʿala-l-qawmi-l-kāfirīn.

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Allah inscribed a book 2,000 years before He created the heavens and the earth, from which the last two verses of Sūrah al-Baqarah were revealed. If they are recited for three nights, no shaytān will remain in the house.” (Tirmidhī)

5. بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

قُلْ هُوَ اللهُ أَحَدٌ ، اَللهُ الصَّمَدُ ، لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُوْلَدْ ، وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

قُلْ أَعُوْذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ ، مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ النَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي الْعُقَدِ ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

قُلْ أَعُوْذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ ، مَلِكِ النَّاسِ ، إِلٰهِ النَّاسِ ، مِنْ شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ ، اَلَّذِيْ يُوَسْوِسُ فِيْ صُدُوْرِ النَّاسِ ، مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَالنَّاسِ

Say, He is Allah, the One, the Self-Sufficient Master, Who has not given birth and was not born, and to Whom no one is equal. (112)

Say, I seek protection of the Lord of the daybreak, from the evil of what He has created, and from the evil of the darkening night when it settles, and from the evil of the blowers in knots, and from the evil of the envier when he envies. (113)

Say, I seek protection of the Lord of mankind, the King of mankind, the God of mankind, from the evil of the whisperer who withdraws, who whispers in the hearts of mankind, whether they be Jinn or people. (114)

Bismi-llāhi-r-Raḥmāni-r-Raḥīm

Qul Huwa-llāhu Aḥad. Allāhu-ṣ-Ṣamad. Lam yalid wa lam yūlad. Wa lam yakul-lahū kufuwan aḥad.

Bismi-llāhi-r-Raḥmāni-r-Raḥīm.

Qul aʿūdhu bi Rabbi-l-falaq. Min sharri mā khalaq. Wa min sharri ghāsiqin idhā waqab. Wa min sharri-n-naffāthāti fi-l-ʿuqad. Wa min sharri ḥāsidin idhā ḥasad.

Bismi-llāhi-r-Raḥmāni-r-Raḥīm

Qul aʿūdhu bi rabbi-n-nās. Maliki-n-nās. Ilāh-hin-nās. Min sharri-l-waswāsi-l-khannās. Al-ladhī yuwaswisu fī ṣudūri-n-nās. Mina-l-jinnati wa-n-nās.

‘Ā’ishah (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhā) narrated that whenever the Messenger of Allah ﷺ would become sick, he would recite [the above] and then blow his breath over his body. She says: “During his last illness from which he passed away, the Messenger of Allah ﷺ used to blow over himself. But when his sickness intensified, I used to (recite and then) blow over him using his own hands because of their blessings.” (Bukhārī)

‘Uqbah (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Shall I inform you of the best words with which you can seek Allah’s protection?” I said: “Yes.” He ﷺ said: “Sūrah al-Falaq and Sūrah al-Nās.” (Ahmad)

‘These Sūrahs are extremely effective in repelling magic, evil eye, and the rest of the evils…The need for a slave to seek Allah’s protection with these Sūrahs is greater than his need for eating, drinking and clothes.’ (Ibn al-Qayyim (raḥimahullāh))

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6. وَأَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ مُوسَىٰ أَنْ أَلْقِ عَصَاكَ ، فَإِذَا هِيَ تَلْقَفُ مَا يَأْفِكُونَ ، فَوَقَعَ الْحَقُّ وَبَطَلَ مَا كَانُوْا يَعْمَلُوْنَ. فَغُلِبُوْا هُنَالِكَ وَانْقَلَبُوْا صَاغِرِيْنَ.

Wa-awḥaynā ilā Mūsā an alqi ʿaṣāk, f-idhā hiya talqafu mā ya’fikūn, fa-waqaʿa-l-ḥaqqu wa baṭala mā kānū yaʿmalūn. Fa-ghulibū hunālika wa-nqalabū ṣāghirīn.

7. فَلَمَّا أَلْقَوْا قَالَ مُوسَى مَا جِئْتُمْ بِهِ السِّحْرُ ، إِنَّ اللهَ سَيُبْطِلُهُ ، إِنَّ اللهَ لا يُصْلِحُ عَمَلَ الْمُفْسِدِيْنَ. وَيُحِقُّ اللهُ الْحَقَّ بِكَلِمَاتِهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُجْرِمُوْنَ.

Fa-lammā alqaw qāla Mūsā mā ji’tum bihi-s-siḥr, inna-llāha sa-yubṭiluh, inna-llāha lā yuṣliḥu ʿamala-l-mufsidīn. Wa-yuḥiqqu-llāhu-l-ḥaqqa bi-kalimātihī wa-law kariha-l-mujrimūn.

8. وَأَلْقِ مَا فِيْ يَمِيْنِكَ تَلْقَفْ مَا صَنَعُوْا ، إِنَّمَا صَنَعُوْا كَيْدُ سَاحِرٍ ، وَلاَ يُفْلِحُ السَّاحِرُ حَيْثُ أَتَىَ.

Wa-alqi mā fī yamīnika mā ṣanaʿū, in-namā ṣanaʿū kaydu sāḥir, wa lā yufliḥu-s-sāḥiru ḥaythu atā.

Ibn Abī Hātim (raḥimahullāh) narrated from Layth bin Abī Sulaym (raḥimahullāh) that these verses are a cure by the will of Allah.

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