Practicing homeopathy

Q: I am a homoeopathic doctor and am planning to start my practice insha-Allah. However, I was reading something about Reiki and read that it is not allowed due to having shirk elements.

Now I have started wondering if homoeopathy has any haraam aspect of shirk. I haven’t come across any one who can do research and tell me. Homoeopathy has a concept of vital force in the body which is an energy. And the medicine has energy which acts on that force is the theory. I am fully of the idea that shifa comes from Allah alone. I want to help people and do my bit in helping others. Homoeopathy medicine works very well and I have experienced it for the last 6 years. However, I just want to know if it is allowed to practice it.

A: If it is the medication that is causing the reaction then it is permissible.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)