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Seeking Treatment from Witchcraft

There are some people who claim that they apply spiritual healing to patients. When I visited one of them, he said to me: Write your name, and yours mother's name, and come tomorrow. When I came to him the next day he said: You are suffering from such and such sickness, and your cure is with such and such. One of them claimed that he used the Words of Allaah for healing. What do you think of those people? And what is the ruling on consulting them?

It is obvious that he who applies this for healing deals with Jinn, and claims the knowledge of the unseen. It is not permissible to seek healing from nor to consult him. The Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) condemned this sort of person saying: He who visits a fortune-teller and consults him, no prayer of his would be accepted for forty days. [1] It is authentically reported in many Hadiths that the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) forbade visiting, consulting or believing soothsayers, fortune-tellers or sorcerers. He (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) also said: He who visits a seer and believes what he says, has certainly denied what was revealed to Muhammad (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam). [2] Whoever lays claims to the knowledge of the unseen through geomancy,[3] or through asking a patient what is his name, or his mother's name is, or the names of his relatives, is a soothsayer, or a sorcerer, whom the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) forbade consulting and believing.

[1] Muslim no. 2230 and Ahmad 4:68, 5:380 [2] Abu Dawud no. 3904, At-Tirmithi no. 135, Ibn Majah no. 639 and Ahmad 2:408, 476 [3] Geomancy, divination by means of a figure made by a handful of earth thrown down at random, or by figures of lines formed by a number of dots made at random. (The Random House Dictionary)

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 1 Page 46
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