Exorcists: Are they fake healers?

Exorcists: Are they fake healers?

Al-Jazirah

Ruqaya Al-Huwairni
Al-Jazirah

A well-known person who recites ruqyah (uses the Holy Qur’an as a means of treating sickness) and who is also an exorcist said that jinns do not enter or possess human beings and nor do they speak through human beings. He used to allege the opposite but apparently does not do so anymore.

He even posted a video on YouTube and said he was convinced that this does not happen. He said he had strayed off the righteous path but was now back. He also said he has completely stopped practicing ruqyah after being in the field for many years. What is really strange is that this person holds a PhD degree and is a professor at the Islamic University. He is also a mosque imam and teaches students at the Prophet’s Mosque.

For years, this person had made his patients believe in the power of ruqyah and deceived them. I think the sheikhs or scholars who recommended him should be blamed because they gave him credibility.

Despite the many articles and TV series that have constantly warned against this fake practice and against ruqyah and the selling of honey, water or oil which allegedly has an extraordinary effect because some scholar held it close to his mouth and recited the Holy Qur’an over it, the number of those who practice ruqyah has been increasing.

They were even given official licenses to practice. Unfortunately, patients were supposed to go and see psychiatrists, not exorcists, but many people believed in the power of those practicing ruqyah and refused to accept the fact that they suffered from schizophrenia, not jinn possession.

What is worse is that some ruqyah healers were fake and conned people out of their money. I remember a fake healer once wrote on Twitter that jinns communicated with him by cell phone. When some people criticized him and disagreed, he called them secularists and liberals. Most of those fake healers are after money; they just exploit the weaknesses of the sick to achieve their goals.

Since this professor repented and admitted that the whole thing was a scam and that jinns do not enter or possess human bodies, he should raise public awareness about this practice. He should expose the fake people who still practice ruqyah and explain to people the importance of going to see doctors and believing in medicine.

Undoubtedly, the Holy Qur’an heals souls on the condition that a person reads it himself, not through someone else.