In the name of ALLAH, The Most Merciful, The Most Beneficent

A religious practice which is not based on Quran or Sunnah, regardless
of how beneficial it is, will only result in the deprivation of ALLAH’s blessings.

                                             Spiritual Healers


We worship YOU alone and only YOUR aid we seek” [Al-Fatiha, 5]


Types of Spiritual Healers

In Muslims the trend of going to spiritual healers for solving physical or spiritual problems is increasing day by day. This trend is more popular among women than in men.  Annually people are losing a lot of money on their quest to spiritual healing. Healers prey upon victims during their most venerable times or when they are most desperate. The aim here is not to disrespect anyone but only for the audience to see the trap they have so innocently or intentionally fallen into in the name of Islam.


Bad is bad, no matter how pure the intentions are.

When the moral practice is evil, neither a good intention, nor dire circumstances, can cause the act to be moral.


These spiritual healers (amils, peers, sheikhs etc) are generally of two types in our society.

Not-So-Pious Healers

This category constitutes 95% of the healers present today. Their fraud healing sessions and innovated techniques are very obvious. Their practices are not in accordance with the Quran or Sunnah and they charge money for their services. They are very easy to identify. They claim to control jinns and other unseen entities which bring them information of the unknown. The gullible would rather give their life savings to such healers to gain temporary relief instead of spending it in the name of ALLAH.


A saudi team exposed a magician. See it to believe it! Sorcerer's Plot. ( ← click)


Such healers are known to distribute talismans (taweez, threads etc) among their clients for healing purposes. For a detailed explanation of Talismans check AMULETS/ TAWEEZ


THE OTHERS (The Most Dangerous!!)

This category constitutes the remaining spiritual healers (roohani doctors). Their healing techniques are an amalgamation of both Sunnah and Bidah. They preach their clients to adhere to the Sunnah while at the same time they distribute wazeefas and practice techniques that have no basis in Quran or Sunnah.


 The people used to ask The Prophet ( صلى الله عليه وسلم about good, but I used to ask him about evil for fear that it might overtake me. Once I said, "O Allah's Apostle! We were in ignorance and in evil and Allah has bestowed upon us the present good; will there by any evil after this good?" He said, "Yes." I asked, "Will there be good after that evil?" He said, "Yes, but it would be tained with Dakhan (i.e. Little evil)."I asked, "What will its Dakhan be?" He said, "There will be some people who will lead (people) according to principles other than my tradition. You will see their actions and disapprove of them."


They too charge money for their healing sessions. In the garment of Islam they have turned this into blatant trade by methods of treatment that they have invented. Numerous books are being published by the healers which are simply quotations from here and there, only to glorify themselves. They base their books on their own alleged experiences, claiming that it is tried and tested, and make great claims on this basis. Then you see ordinary folk deceived by what has been written in the books, thinking that they are reading a book, full of knowledge.


Lengthy conversations between the jinn and the healer have been published. What is the point of publishing such conversations, unless it is simply propaganda to publicize the healer and his supposed ability to converse with the jinn. Some of them announce that the jinn has become Muslim or has repented and left the body of the afflicted. How often have we heard of huge numbers of jinn, who were possessing the body of a single woman, becoming Muslim and departing at the hands of a healer practitioner, and how interesting and exciting the conversation between them was. How can these events be verified when the jinns can’t be seen or heard. Do these healers claim to keep a track on these jinns when they become muslims? If the answer is Yes, then the healer is transgressing the limit and boundaries set by ALLAH between human and jinn. If the answer is No, then there are chances that the jinn lied and he never converted in the first place.


It is extremely dangerous to be fond of weird stories and to seek them out, especially stories on these matters.  People of knowledge have always warned against a statement that the Shaytaan may make on the lips of a virtuous scholar.


These healers are of the most dangerous type. They gain our confidence through their religious speeches.While we are heavily brainwashed and blinded with such speeches, they practice magic and biddah right under our noses.


The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said ; ‘Those who hear about DAJJAL should stay far from him. By ALLAH! A person will approach him thinking him to be a believer, but on seeing his amazing feats, will become his follower’.


There are many categories of jinns. The Not-So-Pious healers usually ask for jinns for help but the so called "pious" healers ask maukals for help. Maukals are more powerful than jinns. They only appear when a surah or verse of Quran is recited over and over again for a specified amount and time.They are the most dangerous. Jinns can not compete with them. A healer has to be very punctual in prayers, fasts and these unauthenticated wazeefas, only then the maukal will remain with him and help him. Just because a healer seems very pious does not mean he is not taking help from other entities.


These healers have not stopped here but have gone a step further and have started to misinterpret the quranic verses for healing purposes. The aim of this misinterpretation is to fool the client into believing that quranic ayats have hidden meanings and mystical that are known only to the healers. This is certainly an outrageous claim. To read on further about these so called hidden interpretations click here.


It was narrated that Ziyaad ibn Jadeer said: ‘Umar said to me: Do you know what will undermine Islam? I said: No. He said: “It will be undermined by the mistake of a scholar, the argument of a hypocrite that is falsely based on the Quran, and the rule of misleading rulers”.


Muslims should stay away from spiritual healers because at the end of the day it all just comes down to spending money. This fitna (trial) is robbing us of our emaan (faith) and assets. It is high time that people of knowledge started to campaign against these people. There is no such thing as spiritual healers in Islam.

Our Prophet(صلى الله عليه وسلم ) and The Companions were striving in ALLAH's path, participating in Jihad, teaching Quran, spreading Islam. They too had their fair share of spiritual attacks and problems. But they relied only and only on ALLAH. Their spiritual healer was ALLAH.


Seek Allah’s help through perseverance and prayer.


All other ways lead us astray.  


The Truth About Spiritual Healers (←click) by Dr. Zakir Naik