On Incantations (Charms and Spells)

Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
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On Incantations (Charms and Spells) (148)
It is reported by way of `Aa'ishata that if a person was ailing in some part of his body, or if he had a wound, the Prophet would do with his finger as such, and Sufyãn put the tip of his finger in the ground, then lifted it, and said: Bismillãh turbatu 'ardhinã, bireeqati ba`dhinã, yusfãa saqeemunã, bi'ithni rabbinã.(167)

(167) In the name of Allah, the dust of the earth, with the saliva of some of us, our sick is remedied with the permission of our Lord. Al-Bukhãri's translation by Hilãli and Khãn in a footnote says that: While reciting the charm (ruqyã) The Prophet took some of his saliva on his index finger and touched the earth with it and applied the resulting mixture to the place of ailment.


Agreed upon by Bukhãri and Musim, and Al-Albãni said that it was also reported by Abu Dawood, Ibn Mãjah, An-Nisã'ee in Al yawmu wa-allailah, and Ibn As-Sunni (#566). Al-Albãni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #119.

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