It Is Not Permissible For A Shaykh To Be Alone With A Non-mahram Woman In Order To Recite Ruqyah For Her
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the ruling on going to a man who is known as a shaykh,
for him to treat illness with the Qur'aan, but when he
recites over women he is alone with each one of them
on her own, and if the woman's situation calls for it
he keeps her in his house for a few days? I was one of
these women, but I felt deep regret and asked Allaah's
forgiveness and repented to Him.
Praise be to Allaah.
It is haraam
for a man to be alone with a woman who is not his
mahram, even if that is for the purpose of treating
her with ruqyah by reciting Qur'aan, because the
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
said: "No man is alone with a (non-mahram) woman, but
the Shaytaan is the third one present." Even more
serious and sinful than being alone with him is your
staying overnight in the house of that man who is a
stranger (non-mahram) to you, and staying in his house
for a number of nights and days, and being alone with
him. These are means that lead to evil and corruption.
Any Muslim woman who has done such a thing has to
repent sincerely from that, and not go back to such
And Allaah is the Source of strength.
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