Going to an Aamil to take out nazar

Q: Recently my friend took her 2 year old daughter to a Moulana and he apparently checks for nazr. So he makes the child put her finger on a device like a screw driver and the mother must say her name and then the childs name and then if the sandal turns the child has nazr.

So the child apparently had nazr and the Moulana read something and blew, etc. He asked them to give him her outfit that she was wearing so he could check something and he said later on that she has something called a "bad wind" on her and he was going to try to take out the bad wind.

He also gave them 7 small pieces of paper with something written on it an they were instructed to take the paper around her 7 times at maghrib an then burn the paper. He also gave them a paper with something written on it and told them that they must put it in water and make the child drink from the water.

My question is, is it more advisable for the parents themselves to read aayaat an duas from the Holy Quraan on the child for protection from nazr etc. or is it better to seek the help of such Moulanas? 

A: Permissible ways of treatment are permissible. Permissible treatments are those wherein there is no haraam or impure substance that has been used.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)