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Resolution No.(130) “Ruling on  Quranic Verses Written on Pieces of Paper and Dissolved in Water  to be Used  for Healing”
Date: 1/8/1430 AH, corresponding to 23/7/2009 AD.

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.
During its third session held on the above given date, the Board of Iftaa` reviewed the letter, No. 40/658-15/4/2009, sent by His Excellency, the Director General of the Press and Publications Department, which reads as follows:
I would like to inform you that our department has received Quranic verses written on paper  to be dissolved in water and used as a cure. Could your grace inform us of the opinion of Islamic Law in this regard.
After thorough studying and deliberating, the Board decided what follows:
The Noble Quran is Allah`s word and His eternal miracle until the Day of Judgment. Allah has sent down in it that which is healing to the believers. He says(What means), “We send down (stage by stage) in the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe: to the unjust it causes nothing but loss after loss..”{Al-Isra`/82}. He also says(What means), “O mankind! there hath come to you a direction from your Lord and a healing for the (diseases) in your hearts,- and for those who believe, a guidance and a Mercy.”{Younis/57}.
Healing by the Quran is achieved by reciting it on the patient i.e. the Ruqyia. It is also permissible to write verses on paper, or a pot then dissolve it in water to be drunk by the patient. It was narrated from ‘Abdullah that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:“You should take the two that bring healing: Honey and the Qur’an.”
As regards writing the whole Quran or part of it on paper to be used as a readymade recipe  to be dissolved in water and drunk by the patient, this is impermissible, because it degrades the Quran and negates the purpose for which it has been revealed. Allah says(what means), “This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear God”{Al-Baqarah/2}. He also says(What means), “Blessed is He who sent down the criterion to His servant, that it may be an admonition to all creatures;-“{Al-Furqaan/1}.
Accordingly, we recommend  the Department of Press and Publications not to approve of such a thing. And Allah knows best.


Chairman of the Iftaa` Board, Grand Mufti of Jordan,Dr. Nooh al-Qhodat
Vice Chairman of the Iftaa` Board,Dr. Ahmad Hilayel
Sheikh Abdulkareem al-Khasawneh/ Member
Sheikh Sa`eid Hijjawi/ Member
Dr. Mohammad Khair al-Eesa/ Member

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