jilbaabpatience"It is Sunnah to learn ruqyah as prescribed in sharee’ah, seeking to benefit the Muslims and treat these chronic diseases, because the Book of Allaah is a beneficial healing. But it is not permissible for a non-mahram man to touch any part of a woman’s body when doing ruqyah, and it is not permissible for her to uncover any part of her body such as her chest, neck, etc. He should recite over her even if she is covered, and this will be of benefit no matter where the pain is. It is also Sunnah for some of the sisters who can read Qur’aan to be taught how to do ruqyah so that they can use it to help modest women. And Allaah knows best." (Al-Lu’lu al-Makeen min Fataawaa Ibn Jibreen, p. 23)


"It is haraam for a man to be alone with a woman who is not his mahram, even if that is for the purpose of treating her with ruqyah by reciting Qur’aan, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “No man is alone with a (non-mahram) woman, but the Shaytaan is the third one present.”

These are means that lead to evil and corruption.

Any Muslim woman who has done such a thing has to repent sincerely from that, and not go back to such evil deeds. And Allaah is the Source of strength." (Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Ifta’, 17/63.)


"It is not permissible for the raaqi to touch any part of a woman’s body when he is doing ruqyah for her, because of the fitnah (temptation) involved in that. He should recite over her without touching. There is a difference between what the raaqi does and what a doctor does, because the doctor may not be able to treat a patient without touching the site of the problem that he is treating. This is unlike the raaqi whose work – reciting Qur’aan then blowing on the person – does not depend on touching. And Allaah knows best." (Al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Iftaa’)