Ruqyah over the sick

Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri (radi Allahu anhu) reported: Jibril (Gabriel) came to the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and said: “O Muhammad! Do you feel sick?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Yes.” Jibril supplicated thus (i.e., he performed Ruqyah): “Bismillahi arqika, min kulli shay’in yu’dhika, min sharri kulli nafsin aw ‘ayni hasidi, Allahu yashfika, bismillahi arqika. [With the Name of Allah. I recite over you (to cleanse you) from all that troubles you, and from every harmful mischief and from the evil of the eyes of an envier. Allah will cure you; and with the Name of Allah, I recite over you].”

[Sahih Muslim]

Commentary:

This Hadith clearly tells us that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was not free from the basic attributes of human nature and occasionally he also fell ill.

The Angel Jibril (Gabriel) therefore prayed for his health and safety against all those things which could harm him. These prayers should be recited after the Prophet’s practice.

And Allah knows best!

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