Ruling on Treatment by Members of the Opposite Sex Who are not Close Relations by Imam As-Suyuti

Medicine of the Prophet Umm ‘Attiyya said, We travelled with the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, on seven raids. I travelled at the rear with the baggage. I prepared their food, and I treated the sick and the wounded.” This hadith has been transmitted by Muslim.

Anas said, “The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, once went on a raid, and he took Umm Saylam with him, and with her came some of the womenfolk of the Ansar. They used to take the drinking water around, and they used to treat the wounded.” This hadith has been transmitted by Muslim.

Ahmad says that it is halal for a physician to examine a woman, even though they are not related, whenever it is necessary to do so, and including even the private parts. This was also the view of al-Maruzi in his Book of Ahadith, and of al-Athram, and of Isma’il. Similarly, it is halal for a woman to look at the private parts of a man in a case of necessity. This is what Harab stated in his collection of ahadith.

Al-Maruzi said, “Abu Abdullah’s head was full of nits, so he asked a woman and she deloused him.

So it is clearly halal for a man to treat a woman to whom he is not related, and to see her private parts in cases of illness. And similarly it is halal for a woman to treat a man, and to see his private parts in a case of illness, and if there is no man or woman from his family at hand. Al-Maruzi said this in his Book of Ahadith.

In the same way, a witness is permitted to look at the face of a woman, and also whoever intends to conduct the marriage ceremony.

Again, if a man dies among women, or a woman dies among men, the women are permitted to wash the dead body of the man, and the men that of the woman. Thus there are two traditions, and in fact one complements the other.

Source: As-Suyuti’s Medicine of the Prophet by Jalalu’d-Din Abd’ur-Rahman As-Suyuti , Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd, 1994, pp. 135-136.


At PISANG, our Pisangtherapy goes beyond ruqyah (Quranic incantations). When someone comes to us saying that he or she has a jinn inside his or her body, we don’t just focus on getting rid of the jinn. Apart from the jinn inside the body, we also recognise that there is a human soul as well who is rightful owner of the body.

Pisangtherapy is not only focused on getting rid of the jinn (for jinn-related problems) but is also focused on building the human soul which have been shattered since the entrance of the jinn. In short, Pisangtherapy combines the best of ruqyah and psychotherapy. We also apply the knowledge of physiology and anatomy to improve the efficacy of the therapy. So, whether your problem is jinn-related or purely psychological or a combination of both, our Pisangtherapy methodology will bring benefit to you, God willing.

Pisangtherapy will still have a positive effect even if you are taking medications for your mental health problems. In fact, from our records, clients with severe mental health disorders have shown significant improvement by taking medication and engaging in Pisangtherapy. If we feel that our clients need medication, we will advise them to see their GP or psychiatrists.

When you engage in any therapy, you expect to get better. If the therapy you are undergoing is causing your condition to get worse, then there is a possibility that you have chosen the wrong therapy. If you think that the right therapy has been chosen, then there is a possibility that the therapists lack the expertise to deliver the therapy effectively.

A good therapist is a person who helps you to overcome your predicament and not an angry person who simply puts the blame on you for all your predicaments. By having the therapeutic relationship with knowledgeable professional therapist, you will be able to overcome your predicaments easily, God willing. The reason for seeking therapy is to get help, not to get blamed.

As in any other diseases or disorder, it is advisable to seek therapy early rather than late. Early therapy is aimed at shortening the period of recovery and decreasing the severity of the disorder. This will minimise the complications that can arise from untreated disorders. Late therapy will need more intensive therapy programme which will lengthen the recovery period.

We also encourage those who do not know how to read the Quran to learn reading the Quran via our “MyTajwid” online resource. Reading Quran with proper tajwid (pronunciation rules) will have more impact on the well-being and help to accelerate the process of recovery, God willing.

Examples of therapy we provide:

  • Jinn Possession
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Vaginismus
  • Jinn-screening (checking if you have been afflicted by jinn)


Pisangtherapy Retreat

Pisangtherapy retreat is a residential intensive Pisangtherapy aimed at a small group of participants who wish to focus on therapy. Participants will benefit from intensive group and individually-focussed therapy away from the chaotic environment that they may face at home. The retreat, which normally spans 3 days, is only available on specified dates. Please visit our website regularly for retreat dates. Retreats can get fully booked very quickly. It is advisable to contact us if you intend to book a retreat.

1-day Intensive

1-day intensive comprise of 3 sessions of ruqyah. Each session is about 40 minutes and there is a break of about 30 minutes between sessions. The 1-day intensive will benefit those who are unable to attend the Pisangtherapy Retreat.

Counselling / Pyschotherapy Services

Our counselling services is provided by qualified counsellors and psychotherapist and we provide these services from the Islamic perspective. Counselling/psychotherapy sessions can be held at Pisang House in Bicester or online via Skype. The fee is £40 per 50-minute session.

Matrital relationship integrated counselling service

Couples can also benefit from our 1-day integrated counselling service comprising of 1 ruqyah session per person and an 80-minute counselling session. This service gives better outcome compared to just 1 session of ruqyah or 1 session of counselling. If the couples feel that no ruqyah is needed, then there is an option for a counselling session lasting 80 minutes.

Cupping (Hijamah) & Therapeutic Massage

Cupping therapy (hijamah) and therapeutic massage therapy (holistic and aromatherapy massage) by qualified professionals is available through our partner, Mystique Waves for female clients. Cupping therapy for male clients are serviced by our partner theCuppingTherapy.


Footpath from Bicestre Village Station to PISANG
Footpath from Bicester Village train station to PISANG

Knowledge Den

Knowledge Den is our new initiative in delivering Islamic knowledge. We provide free as well as paid online courses.

Please visit our website or FaceBook regularly for the latest information of the courses.

Coming for appointments

  • An appointment session is for 1 person only. If there are more than 1 persons booked for 1 session, therapy may be done as a group
  • Please be punctual for appointments. Your appointment may be cancelled or shortened if you arrive late
  • Any cancellation must be done at least 48 hours in advance. Failure to do so may deprive you from future appointments
  • If you come by public transport, the quickest way is by Chiltern Railways to Bicester North or Bicester Village station. Bicester Village train station is closer to our centre.
  • Please bring minimum of 5 litres of mineral water per person

Lost and Found

Occasionally you may have left items at Pisang House during your visit there. Please claim the items within 1 month. Otherwise you will cease to have the right to the items and we will dispose them at our discretion.