In general, Jinn can hide behind unbelief and sins like behind a wall. Many Raqis therefore refuse to treat people who have not yet made Taubat (repentance). In fact, it makes little sense to carry out the following treatments if one does not want to correct one's mistakes.

It may be that there is no negligence on one's own behalf, especially in case of Magic or 'Ain. Nevertheless, it should be a reason to intensify worship. The protective measures mentioned in the previous chapter should therefore be the minimum that the patient does on his own initiative, apart from the treatment as such.

'Ain is the thing which commonly can be treated most easily: Take the water used for wudhu and ghusl (best from the one who has cast the evil eye, which of course will not be possible in most cases), and pour it over the patient.

If one does not feel any improvement, and also in cases of other complaints, like attacks by Jinn and magic / witchcraft, then one should follow the 7-day program.

7-day detoxification program

This program is recommended by Shaykh 'Adil ibn Tahir al-Muqbil for all those who complain about problems related to Jinn, magic, and the evil eye. The Shaykh said he has been using it with great success for many years, and it is especially important for those who have not yet found a healer (Raqi). The Shaykh calls it "The Collection of Cures" because it consists of a series of things that are mentioned in Qur'an and Sunnah as a healing (Shifaa).

Since the program is not cited as a whole in the Sunnah, it is not necessary to carry out each part without modification. Thus, when e.g. a diabetic can not eat honey, he can omit it, although it is nevertheless recommended to make the program the same as mentioned.

Before beginning:

  • One should humble oneself before Allah.
  • One should make du'a at the times when du'a is best accepted as between the Adzan and the Iqamah, the last third of the night, between the Asr prayer and the Maghrib prayer, the two sermons on Friday, during rain etc.

The following things should be kept ready:


(about 3-5 liters per person) - preferably Zam-Zam water, because of the hadith: "A food that satisfies and a cure from sickness" and "The water of Zam Zam is for whatever it is drunk for." If Zam-Zam is not available, rainwater should be gathered, for Allah said, "And We have sent down blessed rain from the sky and made grow thereby gardens and grain from the harvest" [Qaf 9], and because the Prophet s.a.w. used to uncover part of his garment when it rained, and he would say, "It has just come from its Lord. (1)" If rain water is not available, then regular water is fine, but effort should be made to obtain rain water where Zam Zam is not available. {Please do not delay the program excessively waiting for Zam Zam or rain water - you can always add it later inshaAllah.)

Olive oil

One bottle per person should be enough. This should be organic extra virgin olive oil - greenish in color, not yellow as vegetable oil. Recommended is organic extra virgin olive oil from Palestine when you can get it because it comes from a country that is blessed. This is because Allah describes it as " lit from a blessed tree - the olive" [An-Nur 35], and the Prophet s.a.w. said, "Eat olive oil and oil yourselves with it, for it is from a blessed tree.(2)"


- which should be organic and of good quality. Allah said, "From their bodies comes a drink, many in color" [An-Nahl 69] and the Prophet s.a.w. said, "There is a cure in three things, a drunk of honey ...(3)" The Sheikh stressed that many people make the mistake to eat the honey and not to drink it, but the hadith makes it clear that one should drink the honey diluted in water.

Black Seeds (Nigella sativa)

- again this should be organic. The Prophet s.a.w. said, "It is a cure for every disease. (4)

Sidr (Ziziphus) leaves

- is not listed by Shaykh Muqbil in this program. However, we strongly recommend it, since we have already often witnessed its effects. Seven leaves are crushed and put into the water to be recited on.

At the beginning of the week one has to sit and put the water and the olive oil in front of oneself. Then one recites the following:

  1. (A) al-Fatihah (Suras and verses, see appendix) - seven times is best, or three times, if one wishes, because the Prophet s.a.w. has approved this. (B) al-Baqarah - once all through (If one is not able to read al-Baqarah, then read what is easy for you, or ask someone to read for you if you struggle to read the Qur'an). (C) The last three Suras of the Qur'an: al-Ikhlas, al-Falaq and an-Nas - three times each. (D) Ayat-ul-Kursi (al-Baqara 255) - seven times is best, or three times, if one wishes.
  1. Blow on the water and the olive oil (as though you are spitting but without spittle), either after every verse or Sura, or what is easy for you. When the entire reading is finished, you can start the program. (In the same way water is prepared to e.g. spray the house.

On the first three days:

  • Two tablespoons of honey are dissolved in a cup of the water that you have read upon. Add seven seeds of black seed and drink. Do this three times a day.
  • Before sleeping, anoint the entire body from head to toe with the read-on olive oil.
  • In the morning, wash the whole body with soap and water. Take half a cup of the read-on water and put in a bucket or other container. Then fill the bucket with water from the water tap and wash the whole body.

On the fourth to seventh day:

  • With the read-on olive oil anoint any aching or painful areas.
  • Two tablespoons of honey are dissolved in a cup of the read-on water. Add seven seeds of black seed and drink it. Do this three times a day.

What to expect:

  • On the first day one will most probably not feel anything.
  • On the second and third day one feels very sick. One can feel excessive fatigue, pain all over the body or pain at certain places, sometimes as if one has done a strenuous exercise.
  • On the fourth day one feels completely refreshed, as if one has a lot of energy - with the permission of Allah.
  • The pain will gradually disappear in the course of the seven days, inshaAllah.
  • If the patient does not feel better or the 7-day program results in a worsening of the symptoms, then it is advised to move on to the full Ruqyah program, where the 7-day program is repeated 1-2 times a month, in addition to other Ruqyah.

NOTE: There is no reason why one can not implement this program in Ramadan. Just drink the mixture at Maghrib, after the Tarawih and before the Fajr prayer. Also for a menstruating woman the program is possible.


  1. Abu Dawood
  2. Tirmidhi
  3. Buchari
  4. Bukhari and Muslim

Full Ruqyah program

If the problem is more serious and the 7-day program has not helped, one should make the full program, which requires a strict minimum program, either solely by self-treatment or, if necessary, with the help of friends and family members.

It is also recommended that patients or their family and friends make a record of how much they do every day, and record any changes, so in case a Raqi is consulted, he is well informed and can choose the best form of treatment, should there be no improvement despite one's own efforts.

Preconditions for treatment:

  • That the patient worships Allah alone, trusts in Allah alone, and recognizes that there is no healing except from Allah.
  • That the patient follows the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah s.a.w. as good as possible and does not practice something that opposes it.
  • That the patient is not in possession of an amulet and the like.
  • That the patient's house is free of images and photographs of animated objects, as well as other things that attract Satans.
  • That the patient prays all five obligatory prayers every day, punctually, without qadaa (delay).

The following things must be done daily:

  • The patient must recite all Adhkaar mentioned under "basic safety measures" at the times mentioned. (One can also add more authentic Adhkaar if one wishes.) That means one recites every morning and every evening, as well as every night before going to sleep, the Adhkaar as described.
  • The patient must read the Qur'ân at least 45 minutes per day (best twice or thrice a day) with the intention of Ruqyah. It must be read at least al-Fatihah, Ayat-ul-Kursi, al-Ikhlas, al-Falaq and an-Naas, repeated if necessary to fill the time. If the patient is not able to read on himself, then someone else has to read on him. If there is no other choice, one can also play Ruqyah audio files or use them as a supplement, although this is not ideal.
  • The patient must often remember Allah, turn to Him and ask for His help, e.g. with the following du'a:

    La ilaha illa anta, subhaanaka inni kuntu minath-tholimien

"There is no God but thou: glory to thee: I was indeed among the wrongdoers!" [Al-Anbiya 87]

Anni massaniyadh-dhurru wa anta arhamur-rahimien

"Truly distress has seized me, but Thou art the Most Merciful of those that are merciful." [Anbiya 83]

The following things have to be done weekly:

  • The patient must read Sura al-Baqarah in his house, no less than once every three days. It would be preferable if al-Baqarah would be integrated into the daily Ruqyah, but that depends on a person's ability. If a person is not able to, then as described above.

The following things must be done monthly:

  • The patient must implement the 7-day program at least once a month, preferably twice.

The following things should be done regularly:

  • The patient should be cupped regularly (cupping means in Arabic Hijamah ). One should inform the practitioner about one's specific problem and follow the practitioner's recommendations. If Hijamah is not possible, one should support the Ruqyah with fasting (e.g. on Mondays and Thursdays), or sweating for detoxifying (e.g. by doing sports). Of course one should also pay attention to the diet (halal and thayyib).
One can support the treatment with the Ruqyah bath, which will be explained in the next chapter, if this does not become too strenuous.


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