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On Incantations (Charms and Spells)

On Incantations (Charms and Spells) (146)
Abu Sa`eed 'Al-Khudriy said: A small number of the companions of the Prophet took off in one of their journeys till they reached an Arab tribe. Then they asked hospitality of them, whereupon, they refused to show them hospitality. The chief of the town was soon after bitten [by a scorpion or a snake]. They sought everything for him; however nothing did him any good. Then a few of them said: Why don't you go to that group of men that have taken lodging over there? Perhaps some of them might have something [for it]. So they went to them and said: O' you folk, our chief has been stung and we tried everything but nothing did him any good, so does anyone of you have something [to treat him with]? One of them then said: By Allah I charm; however, by Allah we asked you to show us hospitality, and you refused, so I am not going to charm for you until you set an agreed upon price. They then reconciled over a flock of sheep. Then the man set off spitting on him [on the chief], and reciting 'Al-hamdu lil-lăhi rabbil ălameena(165)
 
It was then as if he had been set free after having been all tied up, he started walking without any pain. [He said:] So they gave them what they had agreed upon. Some of them (or one of them) then said: Split [the flock], the charmer then said: No do not, not until we come upon the Messenger of Allah and tell him about what happened [we will see what he orders]. So they came to the Messenger of Allah and told him, he then said: "And what makes you know it to be a charm?" Then he said: "You have struck correctly, so do split [the flock] and cast me a share along with you." The Prophet then laughed
Footnotes

(165) May be translated as: All praise to Allah the Lord of the Worlds.

Reporters

Agreed upon by Bukhari and Muslim. Al-Albăni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #117

 
 
On Incantations (Charms and Spells) (147)
The Messenger of Allah used to solicit protection for Al-Hasan and Al-Hussein, may Allah be pleased with them [saying]: 'U`eethukumă bikalimătil-lăhi 'at-tămmati min kulli shaytănin wa hămmatin, wa min kulli `eynin lămmatin (166)
 
and he would say: Your forefather (speaking to the two) used to solicit protection for Isma`eel and Ishăq with this supplication.
Footnotes

(166) I solicit the protection of the two of you in the perfect, and complete Words of Allah from every shaytăn and venomous reptile, and from every evil eye.

Reporters

Reported by Al-Bukhari. Al-Albăni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #118.

 
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 Sufyăn put the tip of his finger in the ground, then lifted it, and said: Bismillăh turbatu 'ardhină, bireeqati ba`dhină, yusfăa saqeemună, bi'ithni rabbină.(167)
 
Footnotes

(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-Bukhări's translation by Hilăli and Khăn in a footnote says that: While reciting the charm (ruqyă) 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.

Reporters

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

 
On Incantations (Charms and Spells) (149)
It is reported by her that the Prophet used to invoke the protection of Allah upon some of his family, while passing his right hand [over the place of ailment] and saying: 'Allăhumma rabban-năsi, 'athhibil-băsa, washfi 'antash-shăfee, lă shifă'a 'illă shifă'uka, shifă'an la yughădiru saqaman.(168)
 
Footnotes

(168) O' my 'ilăh Lord of the people, remove the trouble, and heal for You are the Healer, No healing is of any avail but yours; a healing that will leave behind no ailment.

Reporters

Agreed upon by Bukhări and Muslim. Al-Albăni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #120.

 
On Incantations (Charms and Spells) (150)
It is reported by way of `Uthmăn bin Abil `Aas that he complained to the Messenger of Allah of a pain which he has felt in his body ever since he became a Muslim. So the Messenger of Allah said: "Put your hand on that which hurts of your bosy and say Bismillăh
 
three times , and say seven times: 'A`outhu bi`izzatil-lăhi waqudratihi min sharri mă 'ajidu wa'uhăthiru.(169)
 
Footnotes

(169) I seek refuge in the Glory of Allah, and His Ability from the evil of that which I experience and caution.

Reporters

Reported by Muslim, and is #121 in The Authentic of Good Sayings.

 
On Incantations (Charms and Spells) (151)
It is reported of the Prophet that he said: "Whoever visited a sick person whose set time [of death] has not yet come, and says at his place seven times: 'As'alul-lăha 'al `atheema, rabbal `arshil `atheemi 'an yahfiyaka,(170)
 
Allah would not but heal him."
Footnotes

I ask Allah the Majestic, Lord of the Magnificent Throne, that He would heal you.

Reporters

Reported by Abu Dawood, and At-Tirmithi, and he said it was comely. Al-Albăni said that it is as he said. He also wrote, followed by an exclamation mark, that Al-Hăkim said it was sound according to the conditions of Al-Bukhări, and that Ath-Thahabi agreed with him, It is #122 in The Authentic of Good Sayings.

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