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Date Added : 05-10-2015

Resolution No.(212) (2/2015 A.D) by the Board of Iftaa`, Research and Islamic Studies:

“Ruling on Satellite Channels that Pretend Curing People with Ruqia“


Date: 21/Jumada Al-Olah/1436 A.H, 12/3/2015 A.D

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.

The Board has reviewed, in its third session held on the above date, the question sent by His Excellency, the Director General of Media Commission, Dr. Amjad Al-Qadhi, and reads as follows:

Some satellite channels broadcast programs and ads. that pretend treating diseases by the Quran and al-Ruqia al-Shariyah{Quranic verses and Prophetic supplications}. Could you inform me of your opinion as regards such method of treatment, and is it permissible for these channels to broadcast such programs for profit?

After careful study and deliberation, the Board decided what follows:

Nowadays, treatment with “al-Ruqia al-Shariyah” has become a means of deceiving people and employing religion  for achieving private worldly benefits. This has become the job of some channels which seek to make people believe in superstitions in the name of the Quran although they know deep down that Allah has sent it down as a means of guidance, light, and belief, and not to be used for eating up people`s money, achieving fame or misleading them from the  true Sunnah of treatment which the Prophet(PBUH) commanded Muslims to follow as reflected in His hadith: “ Seek treatment for there is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its treatment, to the exclusion of one disease and that is  geriatric old age.”{Abu Dawood}. Every Muslim is capable of making Ruqia, governed by the conditions stipulated in Sharia, to himself and to his family, and not to adopt it as a profession for obtaining a profit and eating up people`s money unjustly.

Therefore, it is incumbent upon the officials in charge of media and religious affairs to stop all channels that pretend to cure diseases by the Quran and al-Ruqia al-Shariyah as a means of making a profit as well as programs that promote such a thing, since protecting the religion of Allah against such acts and maintaining its purpose of guiding people is an obligation. And Allah knows best.

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