Treatment of Black Magic

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

In Islam, we have cure for every illness. Black magic is one of the worst forms of illnesses that has destroyed many lives.There are two types of treatment (ruqya) for black magic.

  1. Ruqya prescribed by shariya’
  2. Ruqya not allowed in shariya’

We will discuss the former type (i.e, prescribed by shariya’). Note: This method also applies to Jinn possession (for any reason, whether it be out of love, animosity, revenge etc) and evil eye (al-`ayin)

Reason of Affliction

When person is already under effect of black magic we have several cures; but before going in to cure let us clarify some points — no one can harm anyone without permission of Allāh Glory be to Him as Allāh Glory be to Him has told us

وَما هُم بِضارّينَ بِهِ مِن أَحَدٍ إِلّا بِإِذنِ اللَّهِ

… But they do not harm anyone through it (magic) except by permission of Allāh … [2:102]

And Allāh Glory be to Him allows this harm for one of the following reasons:

  • It’s a test from Allāh Glory be to Him as Allāh Glory be to Him said, meaning

    And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient [2:155]

    and Allāh Glory be to Him said elsewhere

    Alif, Lam, Meem. Do the people think that they will be left to say, “We believe” and they will not be tried? [29:1-2]

  • It’s because of what his hands have earned (i.e, because of his own shortcomings); as Allāh Glory be to Him said:

    And whatever strikes you of disaster – it is for what your hands have earned; but He pardons much. [42:30]

  • It was written for him and he will be rewarded (good or bad) based on his reaction. Allāh Glory be to Him said:

    No disaster strikes upon the earth or among yourselves except that it is in a register before [pre-destined] [57:22]

  • Reasons only known to Allāh Glory be to Him

Do not despair from mercy of Allāh Glory be to Him and continue making duʾāʼ and Allāh Glory be to Him will cure you just as He cures everyone else. We are creation of Allāh Glory be to Him and as long as we are putting our trust on Him, He will not leave us alone.

Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allāh’s Apostle ﷺ said, “Allāh said, ‘I am to my slave as he thinks of Me, (i.e. I am able to do for him what he thinks I can do for him).’ – al-Bukhari 1


Before you start a session for treatment, do the following:

  • Make wudu (this is optional but you would rather be in state of purity than without wudu — with that being said having ghusul for janaabat is absolutely important and non-optional)
  • Seek refuge with Allāh by making a lot of dhikr and reciting duʾāʼ for protections
  • Ensure environment is clean and pure
    • Do not perform ruqya in filthy place
    • If treating a woman make sure:
      • You do not touch her
      • She is in full hijaab
      • Her mahram is with her
      • If you are married it is advised to accompany your wife with you (in full hijaab)
    • No pictures around
    • No dogs around
  • Have jug of water — increase it to bucket if possible
  • Have someone strong (may be friend of patient) around
  • All of people around should have sound aqeedah — should be in line with understandings of righeous predecessors 2 of this ummah
  • Know that cure does not lie in your recitations or through you, it’s in Hands of Allāh Glory be to Him and He cures whoever He wills
  • Be patient and consistent in treatment and never despair — we know people who had been consistent for months before they were cured (by the will of Allāh Glory be to Him)

What to Expect

Qurʾān is the word of Allāh and shaytaan cannot stand it’s recitation. You will see one of the following effects:

  • Patient will faint by listening to recitation — 100% sign of magic (or jinn possession / evil eye)
  • Patient will not faint but will sweat and does not want to listen to it — 100% sign
  • Patient will suddenly gain strength — 100% sign
  • Nothing will happen — there is chance that it’s magic (or jinn possession / evil eye) or nothing is wrong with the patient.
    Remember, in this case, do not let shaytaan deceive you, you should perform ruqya multiple times in order to come to conclusion. It may be that shaytaan is trying to hide. If patient comes back with doctor’s report that couldn’t identify the problem you should perform another session(s) of ruqya. And if Allāh wills, shaytaan will reveal.

Remember, you should not fear the jinn as they will try to make you fear. Before starting please take some time to read our post on jinn

Important Points

  • During the process you may come across jinn who wants to engage in talking to you (through the mouth of patient) in this case you ask them simple 5 questions (which we will discuss below) and strictly avoid 1 question.
  • Do not fear them! They will use every trick to make you fear but remember, nothing harms you until permitted by Allāh Glory be to Him
  • It’s rare but it may happen that you come across other jinn who want to help you but remember, you tell them to go away and you will only seek Allāh’s help — even if they say “Allāh sent us for your help” or even if they are muslims — do not fall in the trap of shaytaan.
  • Do not trust in everything that jinn tells you
  • Strengthen your belief and know that you are about to experience something that you may have not seen or experienced ever in your life


Reciting Qurʾān

These are ayahs of Qurʾān that you will read on patient’s right ear in loud voice. We will list them here by numbers (and names) – but names may be different in your area (e.g, Surah al-Israa is called Surah Bani Israeel in Indo-Pak, but both are Surah #17 — please note that names of surahs are not revealed so it does not matter as long as you are understanding which Surah are we referring to)

  • Surah al-Fatiha (3 times) (link)
  • Surah al-Baqarah 2:1-5 (Surah #2, Ayah 1 to 5) (link)
  • Surah al-Baqarah 2:102 (link)
  • Surah al-Baqarah 2:163-164 (link)
  • Surah al-Baqarah 2:255 (Ayat al-Kursi — 3 times) (link)
  • Surah al-Baqarah 2:256-257 (link)
  • Surah al-Baqarah 2:285-286 (link)
  • Surah aal-e Imraan 3:18-19 (link)
  • Surah aal-e Imraan 3:26-27 (link)
  • Surah aal-e Imraan 3:190-200 (link)
  • Surah al-A’araaf 7:113-122 (link)
  • Surah Yunus 10:76-82 (link)
  • Surah Ta-Haa 20:65-70 (link)
  • Surah al-Mo’minoon 23:115-118 (link)
  • Surah as-Saffaat 37:1-10 (link)
  • Surah al-Ahqaaf 46:29:32 (link)
  • Surah ar-Rahmaan 55:33-36 (link)
  • Surah al-Hashr 59:20-24 (link)
  • Surah al-Qalam 68:51-52 (link)
  • Surah Ikhlaas (3 times) (link)
  • Surah al-Falaq (3 times) (link)
  • Surah an-Naas (3 times) (link)

Make following duʾāʼs

أَذْهِبِ الْبَاسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ، اشْفِ وَأَنْتَ الشَّافِي لاَ شِفَاءَ إِلاَّ شِفَاؤُكَ، شِفَاءً لاَ يُغَادِرُ سَقَمًا

Take away the disease, O the Lord of the people! Cure him as You are the One Who cures. There is no cure but Yours, a cure that leaves no disease. – al-Bukhari 3

بِاسْمِ اللَّهِ أَرْقِيكَ مِنْ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ يُؤْذِيكَ مِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ نَفْسٍ أَوْ عَيْنِ حَاسِدٍ اللَّهُ يَشْفِيكَ بِاسْمِ اللَّهِ أَرْقِيكَ

In the name of Allāh I exercise you from everything and safeguard you from every evil that may harm you and from the eye of a jealous one. Allāh would cure you and I invoke the name of Allāh for you. – Muslim 4

Other Methods

Following are methods also proven from righteous predecessors

Ruqya Water

  • While reciting on patient, keep blowing in the jug / bucket of water
  • Let patient drink this water
  • Pour over his body

Lote Tree Leaves

Arabic name: Sidr (سدر)

Scientific name: Zizyphus Spina-Christi

  • Take 7 green sidr leaves
  • Crush them between two stones (or however is easier) to make paste
  • Put this paste in glass (or small jug)
  • Mix it with water
  • Pour water on the stones to get the remaining of the paste in to the glass as well
  • Now recite the above ayaat and duʾāʼ and keep blowing in to this glass
  • Now put this mixture in a bucket — water level should be enough to make ghusl from
  • Also let patient drink 3 small sips of this mixture (before putting in bucket or after – whichever is easier)
  • Then pour water this water (from bucket) over patient

This is very effective treatment by Allāh’s permission and has been recommended by Sheikh Ibn Baaz 5

Do it everyday, it’s the best. If you can’t do it daily, do every every third day. If you can’t do it, do this at least once a week — Try to make it on Friday (optional) and make duʾāʼ on Friday between ‘Asr and Maghrib

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allāh’s Apostle (Peace be upon him) talked about Friday and said, “There is an hour (opportune time) on Friday and if a Muslim gets it while praying and asks something from Allāh, then Allāh will definitely meet his demand.” And he (the Prophet) pointed out the shortness of that time with his hands. – al-Bukhari 6


Zam Zam

Zam Zam is for anything it’s used for, let patient drink zam zam with intension of seeking cure through it having the ḥadīth in mind (and have clear intention — cure comes from Allāh)
Prophet ﷺ is reported to have said:

The water of Zamzam is for whatever it is drunk for. – Ibn Majah 7

Ibn al-Qayyim may Allāh have mercy on him said:

Myself and others tried seeking healing with Zamzam water and saw wondrous things. I sought healing with it from a number of illnesses, and I was healed by the permission of Allaah. I saw someone who nourished himself with it for a number of days, half a month or more, and he did not feel hunger; he performed Tawaaf along with the other people just as they did. And he told me that he consumed nothing but Zamzam water for forty days and he had the strength to have intercourse with his wife, to fast and to perform Tawaaf numerous times. – Zaad al-Ma’ad 8

Black seed

Make use of black seed as it’s authentically been reported to have healing in it (by the permission of Allāh)

Narrated Abu Huraira:

I heard Allāh’s Apostle saying, “There is healing in black cumin for all diseases except death.” – al-Bukhari 9 & Muslim 10 11


You can use senna leaves to seek cure as Allāh’s messenger ﷺ said

Ibrahim bin Abu ‘Ablah said:

“I heard Abu Ubayy bin Umm Haram, who had prayed with the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ facing both the Qiblah, saying: ‘I heard the Messenger of Allāh (Peace be upon him) say: You should use senna and the Sannut, for in them there is healing for every disease, except the Sam. It was said: “O Messenger of Allāh, what is the Sam?” He said: “Death.” – Ibn Majah 12

Olive Oil

  • Get a bottle of Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil (it should be greenish in colour, not yellow)

  • If you can get organic Palestinian extra virgin olive oil, it’s best because Allāh Glory be to Him blessed this land and especially olive oil from this land as Allāh Glory be to Him said

    ٱللَّهُ نُورُ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ ۚ مَثَلُ نُورِهِۦ كَمِشْكَوٰةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ ۖ ٱلْمِصْبَاحُ فِى زُجَاجَةٍ ۖ ٱلزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّىٌّ يُوقَدُ مِن شَجَرَةٍ مُّبَٰرَكَةٍ زَيْتُونَةٍ لَّا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِىٓءُ وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌ ۚ نُّورٌ عَلَىٰ نُورٍ ۗ يَهْدِى ٱللَّهُ لِنُورِهِۦ مَن يَشَآءُ ۚ وَيَضْرِبُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْأَمْثَٰلَ لِلنَّاسِ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَىْءٍ عَلِيمٌ

    Allāh is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allāh guides to His light whom He wills. And Allāh presents examples for the people, and Allāh is Knowing of all things. – [24:35]

    In addition to that, Prophet ﷺ said

    Eat of its oil and use it (the olives), for indeed it is from a blessed tree. – Tirmidhi 13


Allāh Glory be to Him said about honey:

فِيهِ شِفَآءٌ لِّلنَّاسِ

in which there is healing for people – [16:69]

Ibn al-Qayyim may Allāh have mercy on him said regarding this ayah:

The words “healing from every disease” are like the verse in which Allāh, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “Destroying everything by the Command of its Lord” [al-Ahqaaf 46:25]. That is, it (the storm or wind referred to in the previous verse) destroyed everything that could be destroyed, and the like. – Zaad al-Ma’ad  14

Please note that use of honey is subject to medical condition of the patient. If patient is diabetic you should avoid use of honey.

Conversation with Jinn

As we said before, as a result of above treatment you may come across jinn who finally reveals himself and ask you “what do you want” so you can ask him 5 questions and DO NOT ENGAGE IN LONG CONVERSATION WITH HIM

When we say do not engage in long conversations, this is because he is “recovering” – when you were reciting Qurʾān he was being tortured (as he cannot stand words of the Al-Mighty) and when you are talking to him, he is getting respite. Ask him following questions, if he answers, fine and if he doesn’t, you continue reciting and he will ultimately speak!

  • What is your name
  • What is your religion — if he is Muslim, advice him to fear Allāh Glory be to Him and if he is not, invite him to Islaam
  • Where is ta’weez for this magic — you will extract this ta’weez and destroy it as Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ did (al-Bukhari 15)
  • Are you alone or are there more of you
  • How was magic done — This will help you identify how would you go about with the treatment — i.e, if it’s through stomach patient will vomit etc.

Avoid following question as this has no benefit and it only brings harms — on top of that there is no way you will be able to verify the answer


Simply ask jinn to leave or continue reciting — he will either leave or die. You will not have any blame on the day of judgement – Allāh Glory be to Him said:

And whoever avenges himself after having been wronged – those have not upon them any cause [for blame]. The cause is only against the ones who wrong the people and tyrannize upon the earth without right. Those will have a painful punishment. [42:41-42]


This is summary of how to treat a person who is under effect of black magic

Allāh knows best

  1. ^    Sahih al-Bukhari 7505
  2. ^   These are first three generations as praised by Prophet ﷺ – Sahaba, Tabi’un, Taba’ Tabi’un — Sahih al-Bukhari 2651
  3. ^   Sahih al-Bukhari 5675
  4. ^    Sahih Muslim 2186
  5. ^   Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah li Samaahat al-Shaykh ibn Baaz, vol. 8, p. 144
  6. ^   Sahih al-Bukhari 935
  7. ^    Sunan Ibn Majah 3062 (Hasan)
  8. ^   Zaad al-Ma’aad, 4/319, 320
  9. ^   Sahih al-Bukhari 5688
  10. ^   Sahih Muslim 2215c
  11. ^   Sahih Muslim 2215b
  12. ^   Sunan Ibn Majah 3457 (Hasan)
  13. ^   Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1852 (Sahih)
  14. ^   Zaad al-Ma’aad (4/297)
  15. ^   Sahih al-Bukhari 5763