19 Benefits Ruqyah In Islam
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Ruqyah Cirebon - Ruqyah is one of the Islamic healing methods by reading verses or prayers that come from Al-Qur'an and the sunnah of the Prophet. Ruqyah is also a way to ask Allah for protection from demons and jinn.

There are many Qur'anic arguments that explain that ruqyah is a syifa or medicine for Muslims. This is explained in the letter Al Isra verse 182 which reads:

لُ الْقُرْاٰنِ ا اۤءٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِيْنَۙ لَا الظّٰلِمِيْنَ اِلَّا ارًا

Meaning: And We send down from the Qur'an (something) which is an antidote and a mercy for those who believe, while for those who do wrong (the Qur'an) it will only increase losses.

At the time of ignorance, ruqyah was called a spell recited by magicians and contained shirk. After teaching Islam appears, the Prophet allowed the practice of ruqyah as long as it does not contain shirk in it and must be based on the Shari'a.

Quoting the book Free of Diseases with Ruqyah by Said Abdul Azhim, from Auf bin Mali ra said, “We used to do ruqyah in the jahiliyah period. Then we asked, "O Messenger of Allah, what do you think about it?" He replied, "Show me your ruqyah. Ruqyah is okay as long as it does not contain shirk in it." (HR. Muslim)

The Prophet also practiced ruqyah for himself, his family and friends. In the book Ruqyah Syariyyah Therapy Services & Call Neural Massage in Cirebon explains, in two hadith mentioned:

From Aisyah ra said, 

"When the Messenger of Allah felt sick he read Al Muawwidzatain (letters of protection) and then blew it on himself. When his illness worsens, I am the one who reads to him, then I wipe him with my own hand to hope for his blessing." (Narrated by Bukhari Number 4629)

In a hadith narrated by Ibn Majah, Ibn Abil ra said, "I came to the Messenger of Allah and said, "O Messenger of Allah, I experienced a disturbance in my prayer, so I did not know the reading of my prayer." The Messenger of Allah said, "That is the devil, come closer."

Then I approached the Messenger of Allah and sat in front of him. The Messenger of Allah recited a verse from the Qur'an and hit my chest and said, "Come out! O enemies of Allah." The Messenger of Allah repeated it three times.” (Narrated by Ibn Majah number 3538)

Apart from being a healing therapy, ruqyah also has various other benefits. Anything?

Benefits Ruqyah In Islam

Here are some of the benefits of ruqyah in Islam and everyday life. Among others are:

1. Giving kindness to others

Ruqyah is not mandatory in Islam. However, if someone is able to do ruqyah towards others in the right way according to religious law, it means that he has done good. That is helping people in need.

The Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: "Whoever among you is able to benefit his brother, then give him the benefit" (Narrated by Muslim, Ahmad and Ibn Majah)

2. As a form of faith, if it is done without shirk

Believing in the greatness of Allah and the glory of the holy book Al-Quran is a form of faith in Allah Ta'ala. Ruqyah which is done in the right way, namely making the reading of the Koran as a way to ward off disease means showing that he believes in Allah (not a certain verse).

And Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala has also said that He sent down the Qur'an as a healer or antidote for mankind. This is explained in Surah Al-Isra' verse 82 which means:

" And We send down from the Qur'an something that is an antidote and a mercy for those who believe, and the Qur'an does not add to the wrongdoers other than loss ." (Surat AL-Isra': 82).

 5. Exorcise the devil's nuisance

The next benefit of ruqyah in Islam is to get rid of Satan's interference. This is also explained by Abdul Khalik Al-Atthar who said that ruqyah aims to ask for help from Allah so that we avoid the interference of magic.

6. Fortify Yourself

There are many prayers that are read during the ruqyah process, some of which are the Yasin letter and the verse of the chair. These two letters can provide protection for oneself. To fortify to be kept away from evil things.

From Ibn Mas'ud t, the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: " Whoever reads the ten verses of the first four verses of Surah al Baqarah and the verse of the chair, then reads the two verses after it and finally, the devil will not enter the house until morning . ” (HR Tabrani).

7. Powerful medicine to protect from evil

Imam Ibn Qayyim argues that ruqyah is a very powerful drug to protect from bad things (such as interference from the devil), if the ruqyah is carried out according to sharia. That is, Ruqyah is practiced through reading the Magazine or dhikr. So this can help cleanse the soul, even cure diseases in the body.

8. Protect yourself from everything

Some of the prayers that are recommended to be read during ruqyah are Surah Al-Ikhlas, An Naas and Al-Falaq. Reading the three letters can help protect yourself from all that is bad, such as human crimes, animal bites or demonic disturbances.

From Abdullah bin Khubaib that the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: " Say it!" They (the companions) said, "O Messenger of Allah, what should we say?" The Prophet said, "Qul huwallaahu ahad (Surat al Ikhlas ), Surah An Naas, and al Falaq three times in the morning and evening, that is enough. for you as a protector from all things .” (HR Tirmidhi).

9. Cure disease

The ruqyah method does not only help eliminate the interference of jinn and devils. But it also helps to get rid of diseases in the body. This is based on research conducted in Texas, America by Dr. Dossey. Beliay conducted an experiment which proved successful in proving that prayers can help prevent the growth of bacteria in the body and suppress the growth of cancer cells.

10. Improve body health

Research conducted by Dr. Emoto in the Land of Sakura again proves that reading verses from the Koran can improve the health of the human body. This is of course very extraordinary. Which shows that the power of prayer is amazing.

11. Reduce depression

Reading prayers from Quranic verses and dhikr can help calm the soul, including relieving stress and depression. Reading prayers does not have to go through ruqyah. When we are alone it is recommended to multiply the prayer readings so that the heart is calmer.

12. Controlling emotions

Reading prayers and dhikr can also control emotions. There are many factors that make a person want to be angry, such as pressure from the people around him, excessive sadness or because of the devil's temptation. Well, to get rid of these emotions the most effective way is through reading prayers and dhikr to Allah Ta'ala.

13. Calm the heart

After the prayers are read, usually the heart of the person who is doing ruqyah will become calmer and more peaceful. This shows that the influence of Satan is gone.

14. Practice the sunnah

Ruqyah is okay to be practiced if it is according to religious law. Namely by reading the prayers of the verses of the Koran and dhikr. Because the practice of ruqyah has also existed since the time of the prophet. However, if ruqyah is made into an act of shirk (believing in things other than Allah Ta'ala), even communicating and entering into agreements with jinn, then the law is haram.

15. Cure animal stings

Ruqyah not only eliminates satanic interference. Diseases caused by animal stings such as scorpions can also be cured through reading the prayers of the Magazine. In addition to medical and traditional medicines, assisted with ruqyah prayers, God willing, the wounds caused by stinging animals are slowly healing.

16. The form of dhikr to Allah Ta'ala

Reading the prayers of the verses of the Qur'an is a form of remembrance of Allah. This activity can bring you closer to the Creator. So that the feeling will be calmer and avoid the whispers of the devil. With dhikr, you will always feel close to Allah SWT, both physically and mentally.

17. Get closer to Allah Ta'ala

Ruqyah performed according to religious law helps us to get closer to Allah Ta'ala. Of course, we are encouraged to read more prayers not only when we feel weak. But every time. Because by getting closer to Allah SWT, we will feel safe and comfortable because we will always feel protected in our lives.

18. Get strength from Allah Ta'ala

If we always dhikr to Allah Ta'ala, then Allah will give us strength. It's not a miraculous power. However, self-defense becomes healthier, it is not easy to be ensnared by Satan's temptations and avoids being misled. The benefits of Dhikr can also be felt when you are in a test from Allah SWT. With dhikr, we feel we have the strength to pass His test.

19. Always remember by Allah Ta'ala

The last benefit if we often do dhikr is that we will be remembered by Allah Ta'ala. As He said: "Remember Me, I will remember you (Al-Baqarah: 152). It will be very encouraging for a servant who is always remembered by Allah SWT, all the time in his life.

These are some of the 19 benefits of ruqyah in Islam. Hopefully useful and can help.