Paper: Al-Bayn Journal of Quran and Hadith Studies 14 (2016) 168-205

Understanding the Use of Ruqyah (Healing Method Based on The Quran and Hadith) in the Treatment of Disease: Analysis based on Fiqh al-Hadith Al-Imam Al-Bukhari

Pemahaman Terhadap Aspek Penggunaan Ruqyah Dalam Rawatan Penyakit: Analisis Berasaskan Fiqh al-Hadith Imam Al-Bukhari


Khadher Ahmad
Pensyarah Kanan di Jabatan al-Quran dan al-Hadith, Akademi Pengajian Islam, Universiti Malaya
Mohd Anuar Ramli
Jabatan Fiqh dan Usul, Akademi Pengajian Islam, Universiti Malaya
Nor Azian Ab Rahman
Gabungan Pengamal Pengubatan Islam Malaysia (GAPPIMA) dan calon Ijazah Doktor Falsafah, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)


Ruqyah refers to the healing method based on the Quran and hadith through the recitation of the Quran, seeking of refuge, remembrance and supplication that is used as a means of treating sickness and other problems, by reading verses of the Quran, the names and attributes of Allah, or by using the prayers in Arabic or in a language the meaning of which is understood. The use of ruqyah as a method of treatment is popular among the Islamic alternative healing practitioners. This method of ruqyah is based on the recommendations and practices carried out by the Prophet (pbuh) for self-treatment or to help his Sahabah and others. Through analysis of the inductive, deductive and historical approaches, this article aims to explain the views of Imam al-Bukhari in relation to aspects of ruqyah and its use in the treatment of disease by analysing some chapters translated (tarjamah al-bab) by Imam al-Bukhari in the Kitab al-Tibb. The results show that the use of ruqyah in the treatment of diseases refers to the discussion of the seven chapters translated (tarjamah al-bab) on three main issues:

[1] The use of ruqyah from the Quran, [2] Conditions in using a ruqyah, and [3] The types of ruqyah recommended by the Prophet.


Ms Nor Azian is also the Secretary and Directory of Research of PISANG.
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