Reciting Surah Al-Faatihah 21 times for Ruqyah
Fatwa No: 402928

Question

ASSALAAMU ALAIKUM Sheikh,is there any evidence in the hadith of reciting Surah Fatiha 21 times as Ruqyah

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

We do not know any evidence for performing Ruqyah with Al-Faatihah with this number, but the evidence is confirmed about the desirability of performing Ruqyah with Al-Faatihah, and the entire Quran is a cure as Allah Says (what means): {And We send down of the Qur'an that which is healing and mercy for the believers.} [Quran 17:82]

Nonetheless, if anyone has performed Ruqyah with this number and it was beneficial, then there is no harm in abiding by this number for the general saying of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ): “Ruqyah is permissible as long as it does not involve any Shirk.” [Muslim]

For more benefit on Ruqyah, please refer to Fataawa 4310, 31469, 4678, 170973, and 117025.

Allah knows best.

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