3. Ruqyah does not emanate from Muhammad’s Sunnah

It’s a very simple statement and those of low intellect can’t seem to grasp this very simple concept.

To assume that because Islam is complete at the time of Muhammad (SAW), that he was therefore the master of all trades is just absurd. Yes, he was amazing in terms of building his ummah. However, he did not specialise in healing, that’s just a fact that some people can’t seem to cope with.

Jesus (AS) raised people from the dead, cured leprosy and did many other forms of healing. Compare that to the accomplishment of Muhammad’s (SAW) healing achievements. The most Muhammad (SAW) did was to get some evil out of a boy that caused epilepsy. The accomplishments of some of the Sahabah was more impressive than this. For example, one of the Sahabah used Al-Fatiha to cure poison from a snake.

Let’s put this into perspective. In today’s modern era, many Raqis claim to be able to cure or reduce epilepsy via Ruqyah. That’s nice. I myself have done the same thing, it’s not something that requires a high amount of skill in terms of Ruqyah. But no Raqi, including myself is able to claim that they know how to cure poison using Al-Fatiha. That in itself is proof that the Sahabah were better in Ruqyah than our beloved Prophet (SAW). Not only that, it also shows how that particular Sahabah had knowledge that supersedes Muhammad’s (SAW) knowledge in Ruqyah.

More so, how about the famous hadith in which the Prophet accepted Ruqyah from the days of Jahilliyah? By de facto, this means that if you sincerely wish to understand Ruqyah in depth, you need to study Ruqyah from the days of pre-Islam and not from the Sunnah of Muhammad (SAW). If the Prophet accepts it, then what right does anyone of the modern era have to forbid what the Prophet has allowed? What right does anyone have to reform Islam simply because he or she does not agree with the Prophet Muhammad (SAW)?

The proof of the perversion of the field of Ruqyah is in the bookstores. Every book mass-published has not investigated Ruqyah in the days of Jahilliyah and rather tells people to abstain from it and follow their sectarian version of “Quran and Sunnah” instead.

So there you have it. To be good at Ruqyah, you need to look into the days of Jahiliyyah. After all, Ruqyah came much earlier than Islam came. What may assist you in the journey is also the study of other Prophets and investigate how they accomplished healing. Jesus is an obvious choice. Dhul Kifli is a less obvious choice, but if you understand his work, then you’re really onto something.

Don’t be ashamed of being better than Muhammad (SAW) in the field of Ruqyah. Don’t be ashamed of introducing techniques in Ruqyah that the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) never did. The Sahabah did not apologise for having knowledge greater than Muhammad (SAW) nor did they apologise for introducing innovation in the field of Ruqyah. But somehow today, the pseudo-leaders of Ruqyah make a habit of labelling everything as ‘Bid’ah’ and condemning people because of this ‘Bid’ah’, even though it clearly goes against the what the Prophet (SAW) taught us.

Everyone has a role in life. Allah (SWT) gave Prophets a certain role, that is to create a following. The Sahabah had a different role, which was to follow him, but each Sahabah had different strengths and weaknesses, so each had different roles to play in terms of following him. The Prophets did actions based on their mission from Allah. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) did not bother to delve into the field of Ruqyah as it was not part of his mission; the limited recordings of his actions pertaining to Ruqyah is proof of this.

So live within your means. That is to say, find out why Allah (SWT) created your soul and put your soul into a foetus on this Earth. When you find your purpose, then you’ll understand what I mean. And if you think you purpose is as simple as ‘worshipping Allah’ and following ‘Quran and Sunnah’, that is the answer of a kindergarten student and you become part of the reason why the Ummah doesn’t move forwards.