Ruqyah and medical treatment compatible
Fatwa No: 9433

  • Fatwa Date:3-12-2007 - Thul-Qi'dah 24, 1428
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The physician diagnosed my son as having autism. However, I think that my son is possessed by Jinn. How can I verify that?


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and messenger.


The physician is more qualified to diagnose the case than you and others who have no knowledge of medicine. By means of his knowledge, which Allaah The Almighty granted to him, he can determine whether the case is related to his field or not. The symptoms of a disease guide him to diagnose it and thus, prescribe the suitable treatment.

We advise you to adhere to the physician’s instructions. Also, note that it is permissible to do Ruqyah for your son along with taking the prescribed medication. With the permission of Allaah The Almighty, Ruqyah is beneficial for many diseases including possession by Jinn. The patient may perform Ruqyah for himself or ask a pious man who is known for doing an Islamically approved Ruqyah.

Allaah Knows best.

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