Chapter Four (The Quranic Incantation )
When to Use Incantation
Incantation is used for any of man’s complaints, as stated by Ibn Al-Qayem, the well-known Moslem scholar, in his book Zad Al-Maad. He related that Allah’s Messenger said:” If any of you is suffering from any thing or his brother is suffering, he should say: Our Lord is Allah who is in the heaven, holy is Thy name, Thy command reigns supreme in the heaven and the earth, as Thy mercy in the heaven, make Thy mercy in the earth; forgive us our sins, and our error; Thou art the Lord of good people; send down mercy from Thy mercy, and remedy from Thy remedy on this pain so that it is healed up”.
Incantation is a cure for all ailments, Allah Willing. Allah’s Messenger (PGBUH) and prophet Isa, (May peace be upon him) used incantation to cure ailments. Man is also advised to resort to medications for Allah set a cure for each ailment except old age and weariness. Scholars mentioned that the prophet used three means of treatment: Natural medications- Divine remedy- Both methods.
This is a proof that one can use any of the medications allowed by Allah for the treatment of the different ailments. Many people mistakably think that treatment using the Quran is confined to spiritual ailments such as the devilish affliction, the evil eye or magic. However, the Quran is a cure for all kinds of ailments whose blessings eliminate the people’s psychological, physiological, and spiritual ailments. When Othman Ibn Affan complained of a pain in his body, the prophet said to him ” put your hand on the source of pain in your body and say, ‘In the name of Allah’ three times and say ‘I seek refuge in Allah’s Power from what I find and fear’, seven times”.
From the above mentioned, we find that whenever a Moslem is suffering from an ailment, he should seek treatment in every possible way, and combine between incantation and the natural medications for that is real dependence on Allah, the Almighty.
Using Quranic incantation for a non-Moslem
It is unanimously agreed that it is legal to use the Quran in treating a non-Moslem, as it is a cure for all people. Allah’s Messenger (PGBUH) approved of what Abi Said Al- Khudri did when he used Surah Al-Fatiha (Opening of the Book) in his incantation of the leader who was bitten bya snake and was cured with Allah’s Will. It was previously mentioned that it has been scientifically proven that the Quran had a great effect on non-Moslems.