Treating sihr


1. It has been confirmed from three authentic sources that my husband has sihr. As part of his treatment I must read Surah Baqarah daily for 40 days. Sometimes I play it on my laptop on days that I can't read. Is it jaiz (acceptable) to play in the house, office when no one is there on the same floor for protection? I heard that recitation of Surah Baqarah protects any home for 3 days from bad influences.

2. My husband naturally is resistant to treatment despite being incredibly religious himself. All the signs are there between us, his business, consistent thefts by employees and him not taking action. Is there anything else I can do apart from Surah Baqarah and Ruqyah Shariah?

3. My husbands shaikh insists that there is no such thing as sihr (though it was done on the Prophet) and doesn't advise seeking treatment because he believes no human being has such power over another, its impossible. He never advocates treatment. Isnt it haraam to consistently prevent someone from seeking treatment, also to openly disregard that sihr doesnt exist in todays day and age?

4. What is the reality regarding sihr and its effects, and what is correct treatment for sihr?


1. Yes.

2. May Allah Ta`ala help you and assist you.

3. Treatment is permissible. There is nothing wrong in treating oneself in a jaaiz and permissible manner.

4. Sihr is possible, as well as the effects of sihr are possible. Like other illnesses and weakness, then sihr is also a type of sickness and weakness.
The treatment is based on experience. As a rule, Mu`awwazatain after every namaaz, before sleeping and upon awakening is among the most effective things for saving oneself against sihr.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)