The Qur’ān offers perfect solace to a believer – both spirtually and physically.
Allah جل جلاله says: “And say: The truth has come, and falsehood has vanished. Surely falsehood is ever bound to vanish by its very nature. And We send down in the Qur’ān that which is a cure and a mercy for the believers.” (17:81-2)
The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Make good use of the two cures: honey and the Qur’ān.” (Ibn Mājah)
ArRuqyat-u-sh-Shar’iyyay (Islamic Exorcism) simply called Ruqyah (plural: ruqa) is derives from the past-tense verb raqa. It consists of words said or written in the form of dua or Dhikr for the purpose of protection or cure. It is sometimes accompanied with other actions, such as blowing or wiping over the thing or the part of the body.
People from most cultures and religions use various forms of ruqa. They are usually referred to in English as spells, charms, incantations, and so on. Most of those ruqa contain magic, shirk, senseless words, lies, etc. Because of this, the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) prohibited using ruqa at first.
Ibn Masud (RA) reported that the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said:
‘Indeed, ruqa, amulets, and tiwala ( Beads or other objects, usually worn around the neck, believed by some people to have the power of making a husband love his wife.), are all acts of shirk.’ Recorded by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, and others. Verified to be authentic by al-Albani in as-Sahihah no. 331.
Later on, he (Peace and Blessing upon Him) allowed people to use only the ruqa that he approved, or that did not contain shirk.
Jabir Bin ‘Abdillah (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (Peace and Blessing upon Him) prohibited ruqa. Then, some people from the tribe of ‘Umr Bin Hazam came to him and said, “We have a ruqyah that we used to use for scorpion and snake stings; but you have now prohibited using ruqa.” And they showed it to him. He (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said:
‘I do not see anything wrong in it. Anyone among you who can benefit his brother should do so.’ Muslim
This permissible ruqya is called ArRuqyat-u-sh-Shar’iyyay (Islamic Exorcism)
Ruqya summons jinn and demons by invoking the names of God, and to command them to abandon their mischiefs and is thought to repair damage believed caused by jinn possession, witchcraft or the evil eye. Exorcisms today are part of a wider body of contemporary Islamic alternative medicine called “prophetic medicine”.
Ruqyah, therefore play an essential role in our lives. As well providing a cure, Ruqyah is an excellent way for the believers to build their Imān and reaffirm their tawhīd for Allah جل جلاله. Indeed seeking treatment through the Qur’ān demonstrates complete belief in the Book of Allah جل جلاله.
‘Ā’ishah said: “When the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم was ill, Jibrīl ؑ performed Ruqyah on him.” (Muslim)
In another hadith, ‘Ā’ishah informs us that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم entered upon her and found a woman treating her with Ruqyah (through other than the words of
Allah جل جلاله). He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Treat her with the book of Allah جل جلاله.” (Ibn Hibbān) She also said: “The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم used to command me to perform Ruqyah from the evil eye.” (Muslim)
Conditions for a Permissible Ruqyah
There are some important conditions that must be satisfied in a ruqyah to make it permissible.
1 – To be with Allah’s words or His names and attributes.*
2 – To be in Arabic or of an intelligible meaning.*
3 – And to believe that they do not have effect by themselves but by Allah (‘Azza wa Jalla).” Fath ul Bari 10/240
Causes of Jinn possession
A possession by a jinn can happen for various reasons. Ibn Taymiyyah explained a Jinn could sometimes haunt an individual, because the person could (even unintentionally) harm the jinn; urinating or throwing hot water on it, or even killing a related jinn without even realizing it. In this case the jinn will try to take revenge on the person.
Another cause for jinn possession is when a jinn falls in love with a human and thereupon the jinn possesses the human.
Some women have told of their experiences with jinn possession; where the jinn tried to have sexual intercourse from inside their bodies.
Thirdly, it occurs when a jinn is evil and simply wants to harm a human for no specific reason, it will possess that person, if it gets the opportunity, tjis happen mostly while the human is in a very emotional state or unconsciousness or in a sinful state.
Jinn can also posses human revenge or avenge someone. A jinn as some time told us (during a ruqyah healing process) that he possessed the patient because he cheated a small girl and beat her mercilessly, he added that the innocent girl did not belong to any terrestrial cult but he (the jinn) was there.
PROTECTION & PRECAUTIONS AGAINST SHAYTAN
The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing of Allah be upon him) has told us that the Jinn can see us while we cannot see them. He has also taught us many ways to protect ourselves from their harm which include:
1.Performing five obligatory prayers daily (the best Medicine)
and night prayers.
2.Dua for the protection from the Jinn. Most importantly, the morning and evening adhkar.
Dua (supplication) is the enemy of calamity; it wards it off and remedies it, prevents it befalling, and relieves it if it has happened. Al-Haakim narrated in his Sahih that A’ishah said that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “Caution is to no avail against the Divine decree and Dua is useful with regard to what has befallen and what has not yet befallen. Calamity may descend and be met by Dua, and they wrestle until the Day of Resurrection”.
“And if an evil whisper comes to you from shaytan, then seek
refuge with Allah. Verily, He is All-Hearer, All-Knower” (Quran,
3.Protection from the Satan before and after the intercourse.
4.Make wudhu (purification) before going to bed, recite Ayatul
5.Ignore Satanic whispers (waswasah).
6.Constant remembrance of Allah through Dhikr.
“And whoever turns away from my remembrance – indeed, he
will have a depressed life, and we will gather him on the Day of
Resurrection blind.” (Quran, Taha 20:124).
7.Faith and Trust in Allah alone
8.Fearing Allah and not His Creation