Ruling on Ruqyah Clinics and adopting doing Ruqyah as a Profession– Shaykh Salih Fawzaan & Sheikh Saaleh as-Suhaymee

The following benefit posted by Abu Yusuf, Sagheer  on West London Dawah groups

As sallamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

Here are a couple of excerpts from the salafee scholars about issues pertaining to ruqyah which are very revealing about the state of the people in this day and age.

Sheikh Saaleh bin Fawzaan al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullah) was asked:

“What is your opinion on opening up clinics specialising in reciting (over people for ruqyah purposes)? “

So, the Sheikh replied:

This is not permissible to be done because it opens up the door of fitnah (tribulation) and it opens up the door of fraud for the fraudsters. And this was not from the action of the salaf that they opened up houses or opened up places for reciting (over people for ruqyah purposes).

And increasing in this (opening up clinics) brings about evil and corruption enters into it. And there enters into it (this activity) the one who does not do good because the people rush after greed and they want to attract the people to themselves, even if it is by doing things which are prohibited. And it is not to be said:

‘This is a righteous man (doing the ruqyah in this clinic)’

because a person is put to trial (through this) and refuge with Allah is sought. And even if he was righteous and he opened up this door (of opening up a clinic for ruqyah), it is (still) not permissible. “

(Al-Jinn Was-Sar’ Wa ‘Ilaajuhu [Fataawa from Sheikh Saaleh al-Fawzaan from the radio programme Noorun ‘Alaa-ad-darb – Collected and prepared by ‘Aadil bin ‘Alee al-Furaydaan] , Pp 18-19, Ad-Daar-ul-Athareeyah ‘, Cairo, 1st Edition, 1421/2010).

Sheikh Saaleh as-Suhaymee (hafidhahullah) was asked by a woman from Algeria about a man who proposed to her. This man is someone who preoccupies himself with performing ruqyah and does some strange things during the ruqyah. In his reply the Sheikh said:

“And I warn you against many from amongst those who do ruqyah, for indeed many from amongst them are not upon the guidance of Al-Mustapha (the chosen one) – sallalahu ‘alahi wa sallam. And indeed, the one who adopts doing ruqyah as a profession, then he is an innovator. (This is a) word by which I seek to get closer to Allah, because this (taking ruqyah as a profession) is not established from the salaf.

And as for the one who is requested by his brother to do ruqyah upon him, then:

“Whosoever is able to benefit his brother, then let him benefit him”

as the truthful and the one who is believed sallalahu ‘alahi wa sallam said. “

(sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=148336  – posted on 6th November 2014 CE).

Coupled with some of the other emails I’ve sent out from the likes of Sheikh Muqbil (rahimahullah) and Sheikh Rabee (hafidhahullah) on this subject, there’s not much room left – inshallah – for all those ‘Jinn busters’ out there who have become superstars in the Muslim communities.

Sticking to the Sunnah is the only way out from all our problems.

May Allah save us from following our desires and from the deceptions of Iblees and his army of men and Jinn. Aameen.

Abu Yusuf, Sagheer