Performing Ruqya on oneself and one’s home is a significant practice in Islam, especially when seeking protection from the evil eye, sihr (black magic), or jinn possession. However, it’s essential to understand that Ruqya is not limited to these specific issues; it serves as a cure for various ailments and difficulties that one may face. Whether you are dealing with sickness or spiritual afflictions, Ruqya is a powerful means of seeking Allah’s healing and protection.
Before seeking assistance from a professional Raaqi (a person who performs Ruqya), it is highly recommended to perform Ruqya on yourself. This empowers you to take an active role in seeking healing and strengthens your connection with Allah. However, remember that Ruqya is not a quick fix or an instant remedy. It requires persistence, patience, and trust in Allah’s plan.
Women, in particular, are often advised to cover themselves modestly as part of Ruqya. This is not to instill fear, but rather, it is a protective measure. Minimizing outward beautification helps prevent unnecessary attention, thereby reducing the potential for negative energies to manifest.
When performing Ruqya on yourself, place your trust solely in Allah. If you are uncomfortable or unsure about doing Ruqya on your own, seek the assistance of a trustworthy and reliable Raaqi who adheres to the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah. Beware of seeking quick fixes or using Taweez (amulets) as they may exacerbate the problem.
The Quran and Sunnah hold the ultimate cure for all ailments. Avoid sharing personal information, such as your mother’s name or giving clothing or hair to anyone claiming to provide a cure. These practices are not aligned with the authentic Ruqya prescribed in Islam.
The process of self-Ruqya involves a series of specific steps:
- Find a quiet area where you won’t be disturbed and have a glass of water and a bottle of water (2 or 5 liters) ready.
- Seek refuge in Allah from Shaytaan three times (A’udhu billahi min ash-shaytaan ar-rajim).
- Begin by mentioning the name of Allah (Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem) three times.
- Recite Surah Al-Fatiha three times.
- Recite Ayat Al-Kursi three times.
- Recite the last two verses of Surah Al-Baqarah three times.
- Recite Surah Al-Ikhlas, Surah Al-Falaq, and Surah An-Nas three times each.
- Recite specific verses related to sihr (black magic) three times each, such as Surah Al-Baqarah (2:102), Surah Al-A’raf (7:115-121), Surah Yunus (10:79-82), and Surah Ta-Ha (20:65-70).
- Spit into the glass of water and also into the bottle of water.
- Drink the water from the glass, saying Bismillah before doing so.
- Drink the water from the bottle in the morning, evening, and night.
- Use the remaining water in the bottle for ghusl (ritual purification) by pouring it over your body.
- Recite into a fresh bottle of water daily and drink it three times a day, performing ghusl with it at night. Tap water is acceptable for this purpose.
- If you experience stomach movements or bloatedness, consider using senna leaves from Holland and Barrett to make tea and drink it daily for two weeks.
- Consume a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of black seed oil daily.
- Use the water you’ve recited on to spray the corners of every room in your house.
- Make sincere dua (supplication) to Allah for healing and protection.
- Consider cupping (hijama) once every two weeks for additional healing benefits.
By following this self-Ruqya regimen with hope and optimism, you can seek Allah’s cure and protection. Have faith in His plan and trust that He is the ultimate healer. With persistence and reliance on Allah, you can experience the transformative power of Ruqya in your life. May Allah grant you healing and blessings on your journey towards spiritual well-being and protection.