Seeking protection from Allah by inviting people over to eat and recite the Qur’ān


بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Seeking protection from Allah by inviting people over to eat and recite the Qur’ān▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam -may Allaah preserve him- was asked the following question:

📩 Question:

The questioner says: We have some common folks with us who offer a sacrifice and then invite those who have memorised the Qur’an to recite the Qur’an on them and their children. They do so in order to protect themselves, ward off evil eye and attain a cure. Afterwards, they give the recitors some money. So what is the ruling on this?

📝 Answer:

This is not a method prescribed by the Shari’ah – the prescribed method of performing Ruqyah, is to read and then spittle on the patient. As for gathering and reciting the Qur’an in this manner, this is not something which has been prescribed.

The Prophet ﷺ said:
((من عمل عملا ليس عليه أمرنا فهو رد))
‘Whoever performs an action which we have given no authority for will have it rejected.’

The prescribed method of performing Ruqyah, is to read and then spittle on the patient; one should either recite verses from the book of Allah, or mention as much Invocations and supplications as Allah allows them to, and then spittle on the patient.


Translated by:
Abu Ishaq Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ba Alawi

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