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Question:

Assalamualaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatu

In Sha Allah your well.

I have two questions.
1. Please could i know if Ruyqa can be done on non-muslims?

2. What Ruyqa can be read on a daily basis?
Jazak Allahu Khayran

Answer:

Wa alaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

It has been reported in the hadeeth of Abu Saeed al-Khudri (may Allaah be pleased with him) that a group of the Companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) set out on a journey and travelled until they made came near one of the Arab tribes. (According to some scholars these people were non Muslims). They asked them for hospitality but they refused to do so. Then the leader of that tribe was stung, and they tried everything but nothing helped him. Then some of them said, Why dont you go to those people who are staying (nearby)? Maybe some of them have something. So they went to them and said, O people, our leader has been stung and we have tried everything and nothing helped him. Do any of you have something? One of them said, Yes, by Allaah. I will perform ruqyah for him, but by Allaah we asked you for hospitality and you did not give us anything, so we will not perform ruqyah for you unless you give us something in return. So they agreed on a flock of sheep, then he started to blow on him and recite Al-hamdu Lillaahi Rabb il-Aalameen. Then he recovered quickly from his complaint and started walking, and there was nothing wrong with him. Then they have them what they had agreed to, and some of them (the Sahaabah) said, Let us share it out. The one who had performed ruqyah said, Do not do anything until we come to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and tell him what happened, and we will wait and see what he tells us to do. So they came to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and told him what had happened. He said, How did you know that it is a ruqyah? Then he said, You did the right thing. Share them out, and give me a share. And the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) smiled. (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 2276, and by Muslim, 2201).

This narration has been used to prove that making Ruqyah for a non-Muslim is allowed.
In al-Mawsooah al-Fiqhiyyah it says:
There is no dispute among the fuqahaa concerning the fact that it is permissible for a Muslim to perform ruqyah for a non Muslim. They take as evidence the hadeeth of Abu Saeed al-Khudri (may Allaah be pleased with him) which has been quoted above.

Verses of Quran especially Surah al Fatihah, Surahs Ikhlas, Falaq, Naas and the duas mentioned in hadiths can all be recited as daily ruqyah.
I recommend the Manzil by Shaykh al-Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya (r.a) which is also available online.

Answered by:
Mohammed Shakeeb

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