Ruqyah as a complementary therapy has many success stories and these need to be published in academic journal. This is also in line with one of the objectives of the formation of PISANG. We have our own internal research and are also collaborating with other academicians and professionals to speed up the process of promoting ruqyah as a mainstream complementary therapy through academic and scientific research. At present, there are many variants of ruqyah and nobody can be sure of what therapy they will get when the step into a ruqyah therapy centre. Ruqyah means "incantation" and ruqyah therapy is any therapy using incantations that are shari'ah-compliant.
Just like "talking therapy" has many variants, "ruqyah therapy" also has many variants. We are hopeful that current research on ruqyah therapy will lead to the development of one or more variants of ruqyah therapy that is evidenced-based.
Hamidi and Azian discussing with Hooman Keshavarzi (Executive Director) and Dr Fahad Khan (Psychologist and Deputy Director) of Khalil Center in Chicago.