Fatwa ID: 01604
Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
(1) Can you please explain the step by step, how can I take a bath with ruqya ayats?
(2) Can I play surah Baqarah on CD for the purpose of driving away jinn from home or it has to be a human being?
In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.
There are many ahadiths which establishes the permissibility of reciting Quranic verses and established duas to cure people who are suffering from various ailments. This practice in the Shariah is known as Ruqyah.
Saaiduna Awf ibn Maalik narrates that the Companions used to give Ruqyah in the pre-Islamic era and asked the Prophet of Allah about this. He ordered them to present their Ruqyahs to him and stated that there is no harm in giving Ruqyah as long as it does not involve Shirk (polytheism) (Sahih Muslim)
There is no harm in reading the Ruqyah over water or oil and massage the body everyday where pain is experienced. You can also drink supplicated water to protect yourself from the evil eye. You can also take a bath with it by mixing some of the supplicated water into a bucket of water and pour the water from the bucket over your body by using a jug.
Regarding your second question, below is a hadith regarding the virtue of reciting Surah Baqarah in one’s home:
It is recorded by Saaiduna Abu Hurairah that the Prophet of Allah said, “Do not turn your houses into graves. Verily, Shaytan does not enter the house where Surah Al-Baqarah is recited.” (Sahih Muslim, Sunan Tirmizi &Sunan Nasai)
It is best that one recites Surah Baqarah audibly, however, if one cannot do that then playing it on audio would be sufficient.
Only Allah Knows Best
Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham.