Posted by on 17 May, 2012


Dear brothers and sisters we have been sent in this world for a purpose in our lives, which is to submit and to worship our Creator.  Allah Subhana Watala has informed us in His Glorious Quran that He will test us with afflictions. But the glad tiding is given to patient ones. Like many trials and tribulations attached to human existence, Sihr and Jinn related difficulties/problems are also present either as a test of our faith or a punishment for some of our sins. Only Allah has the knowledge of whether we are being tested or being punished for our sins. In all circumstances a true believer has to put his trust in Allah and be satisfied with His decree and ask for His forgiveness all the time.

The most important point to keep in mind is that any trial/calamity which brings us closer to Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala is a mercy in disguise. Whereas the calamities which put us in a situation of despair and hopelessness and no tawakkul in Allah’s decree, is a path of shaitan and a misguidance.

In all kinds of difficulties, Allah is testing the level of patience and perseverance in His slaves. Please bear that in mind that the Prophets were the most tested people in their faith yet they were closest to Allah. After that the people who are closest to the sunnah of Messengers will be tested according to the level of their eimaan and trust in Allah. Only shaitan is despaired of the mercy of Allah, but a true believer is always hopeful of Allah’s mercy and help in all situations whether they are times of ease or times of extreme sadness and difficulty.

 O you who believe, seek assistance through patience and prayer;

إِنَّ اللّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ  surely Allah is with the patient. (Quran, 2:153)

“Such people will be repaid for their steadfastness with the Highest paradise, where they will meet with welcome and with ‘Peace.” (Quran, 25:75)

Within the course of Ruqya, there may be possibilities that you come across situations where you feel that things are getting harder instead of any improvement. That is the most crucial point at times of Ruqya where shaitan uses his utmost influence to bring the patient/sufferer right down by insinuating that Quran is making things worse. This is when you need to be very strong and persevere with patience. Such are the situations where Allah is testing your eimaan and shaitan is trying with all his army to misguide you and put you in despair.

Allah is with the steadfast (Quran, 8:66)

‘Those who are steadfast and put their trust in their Lord’. (Quran 16:42)

When you start doing Ruqya, you have to bear in mind that you are challenging enemies of Allah i.e. magicians, soothsayers, witches, human and jinn devils. These are the entities that either commit shirk or have no belief in Allah and His might. So you as a believer is standing firm in the battlefield to fight the enemy of Allah with the sword of Quran. So like in any battlefield in some situations you will overpower the enemy and in other situations they may overpower you. So what is the stance of the believer in a battlefield?   He is always positive and he does not fear anything but Allah. Battlefield is a place where a Momin is in a win win situation. If he defeats the enemy he is a Mujahid and victorious and if he dies he is a Shaheed. In both scenarios he is receiving the pleasure of Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala. So keep that in mind that defeat is not for a believer because he is always under the mercy of Ar-Rahman.

“You will be tested in your wealth and in your selves and you will hear many abusive words from those given the book before you and from those who are idolators. But if you are steadfast and guard against evil, that is the most resolute course to take.” (Quran, 3:186).

“We will test you with a certain amount of fear and hunger and loss of wealth and life and fruits. But give good news to the steadfast” (Quran, 2:155)

Allah has declared in His Glorious book that Quran is a healing and mercy for believers. And Allah does not go against His promise. You have to engrave these golden words in your heart that Allah is true to His promise and Quran is an ultimate shifa. If you develop this yaqeen with your heart and soul and be content with Allah’s decree and strive in His path with full submission, then dear brothers and sisters I guarantee that you are not far from Allah’s help. Allah has promised that His help is near. So Ruqya is all part of striving in Allah’s way.

When you are ill and in hospital the doctors sometimes have to operate on you, sedate you, pierce needles in you to carry out all kinds of tests, give you nasty tasting medicines and so forth. But you are always confident that despite putting you in difficulty for the time being the doctor is going to cure you in the end. We put so much trust in doctors but when it comes to Allah our faith wavers in many situations and we lose hope. In terms of doing Ruqya we should develop the same kind of trust if not more which we put on doctors knowing that they are working for our benefit.

 ”Our Lord pour down steadfastness upon us and make our feet firm …..” (Quran: 2:250)

May Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala help you all and grant you ease and comfort.  Ameen.

Sister Binte Nazir




  1. Assalamualikum, Jazakallahukhiran for such an Informative article may Allah Azawajal except all your efforts Bi’ndillah…

    Abu Layth

    • Ameen. Jazakallahu khair for your kind comments.

    • Jazak Allah brother Abu Layth for your kind words. May Allah accept all our efforts in His path. Ameen.

  2. Assalamu Alaikum and jazakhallah khair for the wonderful reminders. I too am going through this difficulty especially when hearing or reading what you are saying right now. Inshallah Allah SWT is going to help me over come these evil people that did this to me and bring justice to me on Judgement Day. AMEEN. Please if you can open up the Q & A section to this site again, that would be great! Thank you.

    • Wassalam alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. Alhamdulillah. Thank you for your kind feedback. May Allah SWT bless you sister and make your test easy for you and cure you. InshaAllah, have no doubt that you will receive your justice on that day. We have just released a new web page called ‘Q & A’ which you should now be able to see in the main menu at the top of the site. This is a series of questions and answers – some answers are provided in audio format. Also, the online conference is still available for you to watch/listen to. You just need to click on the ‘Jinns & Black Magic’ link on the menu at the top. Jazakallahu Khair. Wassalam alaikum wa rahmatullah