Ruqya Bath

Posted by on 3 Apr, 2012

Ruqya Bath

Ruqya baths are a very effective way to weaken the effects of Sihr. These baths should be a key part of your treatment. You have to motivate yourself and make the effort to take these baths, no one else can force you to do it so it’s up to you to push yourself and build up your resolve and will power. From experience, we can tell you that these baths are VERY worthwhile and are definitely worth the time and effort. Don’t ignore them or take them lightly!!

Remember, all cures and healing are from Allah so make dua asking for Him to cure you through the baths and make dua as regularly as possible.

Here is a video where a sister has kindly uploaded a video describing how to make the Ruqya Bath

There are a few different ways to make the Ruqya bath but they are near enough the same. The ingredients below may vary from the ones mentioned in the video above, you can choose to do either.


  1. Saffron – 3 pinches
  2. Sidr (lote tree) leaves. 7 leaves, or 7 pinches if you have it in powder form
  3. 3 table spoons of Apple cider vinegar
  4. Dead sea salt (coarse, not powdered)
  5. Orange blossom water
  6. Rosewater
  7. 1 litre of Water

-You can get most of these ingredients from a ‘middle eastern’ or ‘ethnic foods’ store. The Sidr leaves can be a little tricky, as in you cant always find them on the high street so you’re best bet is to try an Islamic book shop or ‘middle eastern’ store.


All of the ingredients that you have should be recited upon or ‘blessed’. You can either recite upon the ingredients individually in their own bottles or you can put the ingredients into a bowl and recite upon the mixed ingredients. It’s better if you can recite upon them each time when you have put the ingredients into the bowl as the recitation is more effective [1]

  1. Put all of the ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Recite the following:
      1. Surah Al Fatiha x 7
      2. Surah Al Baqarah, ayahs 1-5
      3. Surah Al Baqarah ayah 102 x 7
      4. Surah Al Baqarah ayahs 255-257
      5. Surah Al Baqarah ayah 284-287
      6. Surah Al A’raf, 117 – 122
      7. Surah Taha, 65-69
      8. Surah Al Yunus, 79-82
      9. The three Quls (Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq, An-Naas) x 3
  3. Blow into the bowl – if you’re able to, it’s good if you can get some spittle into the bowl when you blow, try it by ‘wettening’ your lips with your salivah. Otherwise, just blowing onto it will suffice
  4. Take a small amount of Apple cider vinegar and massage it into your head, enough to cover your scalp/hair.
  5. Fill up your bath with warm water from the tap as you would if you were having a normal bath. Pour the contents of the bowl/ingredients into the bath. Sit in the bath for 30 minutes and submerge yourself as much as you can in the water.
  6. After some time, 10/20 minutes, Take the bowl and pour the water over your head at least three times or as much as possible. This will wash out the cider vinegar from your hair.

After the bath, pat yourself dry but do not have a shower or wash off with soap afterwards – just pat yourself dry and leave it over night. You can have a shower in the morning inshaAllah. This is the best and most effective method. If you have followed these instructions you will see a difference inshaAllah.

Make sure you are continuing with your daily habits such as praying on time and doing the morning and evening words of remembrance and before you sleep.

Daily habits – Words of Remembrance 



You may hesitate to get into the bath – this is shaytaan doing his utmost to put doubts in your mind and put you off doing the bath as, by Allah’s will, it will weaken and hurt them. If you feel yourself hesitating or doubting, say ‘Bismillah’ and go forth. Don’t think about it, just go ahead and do it, inshaAllah

It is possible that you may feel like you are in pain and that the bath is causing you pain. This is actually a GOOD sign because this is your body healing inshaAllah. If you don’t feel pain or anything else, this is also a good sign, continue with the bath.



Do the baths for seven days in a row. Don’t falter – be strong in your resolve and have confidence that Allah will help you through the recitation and the Ruqya which you have done onto the bath. After seven days you should continue with the bath as often as possible but at least once every two days. The more you do it the better.


Where did we get these ‘Ruqya Baths’ from?? 

The baths have been prescribed by a few experts in the field that strictly practice according to the Qur’an and authentic Sunnah. The ingredients used int he bath are known be be repulsive to shayateen (mailicious jinn) and weakens and hurts them. Furthermore, we have recited over the ingredients + water and used them to convey the recitation of the ayahs we have read with the sincere intention that we ask Allah (glory be to Him) to cure us through the recitation and the bath. We must be clear of mind that these ingredients are powerless, Allah SWT is the source of all power and cures and we ask Him alone to cure us. Please see footnotes below.



[1] – “The conveyance of water is actually the conveyance of the recitation. Ruqya is conveyed by blowing, breathing, or emitting saliva into water, which the sick person then drinks or pours over themselves. There is no harm in this due to the fact that the salaf did it and it was not condemned and also because it has a basis in the Sunnah. However, the more direct the ruqya is, the better and stronger its effect wil be. This is why our grandfather, Shaikh Muhammad bin Ibraheem, may Allah have mercy on him said: “the lesser the time-span os, the more effective the cure will be”

-This has been taken from the book ‘The Rules and Etiquettes of Ruqya’ by Shaikh Saalih bin ‘Abdil-’Azeez Ali Shaikh (a student of ‘Adbul-’Azeez bin Baaz, rahimahullah)


  1. i would like to talk to this lady in the video, my sister is suffering with very bad sihar and i need immediate help from someone and i don’t want to be involve in any type of shirk . please contact me at my email immediately. we are all very worried about my sister she’s been into severe incidents past few months.

    • Assalam alaikum sister Nadia, I am sorry to hear about the difficulties your sister and your family are facing. The sister in the video is not part of Ruqya Support and we don’t have her contact details. In terms of advice and guidance, this is what Ruqya Support does so it’s probably best if you email us at I suggest that you take the ‘Check your Symtoms Test’ – on this site and in the additional comments section add as much information as possible. We will then reply and start the discussion with you and inshaAllah be beneficial for you. You can do the test on behalf of your sister and just acknowledge the symptoms you know she has. This will give us a better understanding of what your sister is experiencing and we can then inshaAllah give advice that will benefit more.

      May Allah grant her shifa’a and make it easy for you all. Ameen.

      Wassalam alaikum

  2. Assalamu alaikum,
    How do you dispose the water afterwards?

    • Wassalam alaikum.
      Good question, jazakallahu khair. Either dispose of the water outside on grass or soil (preferred method) or if the water that had Quran recited on it has been diluted heavily by the bath water it shoud be okay to drain. Allahuma Alim.

      • assalamualaykum
        Apple cider vinegar is it halal?

        • Assalam alaikum brother. Yes, as we are not consuming it, only using it for a medicinal bath. As for eating it, Allahu Alim.

        • assalamualykum
          brother i did ruqya bath few times but after 10 /15 munit i am fedup and come out and bloud puls are gose fast and toomuch sweting ,ihave to lay down ,do ihave to do with out gap and how many times ,same problem with my wife,her face gose red and tired so she is not doing any more,isthis becouse of hot water or sehar ?

  3. Very useful and so peaceful blog for us. Such a good work and so good write up.

  4. Asalamu3alaykum, I am the sister who made this video, and I had no idea it was posted here, but alhamdulillah I am glad it did. This bath was given to me by a very wonderful raqi who adheres to the strict Quran and Sunnah of Islam alhamdulillah. If anyone wants to contact me please e-mail

    • Wassalam alaikum. Jazakallahu Khair sister, many people are benefitting from you video. All those good deeds inshaAllah :-)

  5. Assalam mu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu, Barakallahu feekum for this great help for us to help ourselves. Just a question, did the salaf do this, and where can one find the evidence for that. also the ayaat that are to be read is there evidence for that. If i do not have some of the ingredients does this invalidate the bath, and are all ingredients vital to have the bath. For example if i do not have orange blossom can i use an alternative. Barakallahu feekum

    Excellent site and Barakallahu feeki sister for posting the vid of the bath

    • Wassalam alaikum wa rahmatullah. Jazakallahu Khair for your questions, all very valid. As far as I am aware, the salaf didn’t do the Ruqya baths. The baths are used as a form of medicine and the ingredients used are based on years of experience from different people. Therefore the Ruqya bath should not be considered as something from Islam but as a form of medicine. The section beginning with ‘Where did we get these Ruqya Baths from?’ explains this a bit. We recite ayahs of the Qur’an with the intention and as a supplication to Allah SWT to cure us. The ingredients and the bath are merely used to convey the Ruqya. For the selection of ayahs, these are again based on years of experience. These ayahs seem to be very effective when treating Jinn possession or Sihr but it should be known that the whole of the Qur’an is a cure. Certain Surahs and ayahs have evidences, such as Al Mawidatain (the las three chapters of the Holy Qur’an) and of course Surah Al Fatiha is known to be used for healing and Ayat ul Kursi is well known to protect from shayateen. Allahu Alim.

      Try to use as many of the ingredients as possible. If you’re not able to get all of the ingredients then you can still carry on and do the bath without all ingredients but its better to use all of them if you can. Don’t worry if you have one or two missing, you can still do it inshaAllah.

      I hope this answers your questions. Feel free to Wassalam alaikum wa rahmatullah.

  6. assalam alaikum
    Can you perform the ruqya bath during fasting in ramadan ?

    • Wassalam alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh,

      No problems to perform the Ruqya bath while fasting – as long as you don’t plan on drinking the bath!

      Jazakallahu Khair

  7. How much salt are w supposed to use?

    • Assalam alaikum sister Iram. One table spoon (heaped) is enough inshaAllah. If you watch the video the sister explains how much is needed. It’s a good video as it shows you how to do it and will answer most of the questions that might come up inshaAllah.

  8. Assalamu Alaikum brother,

    Is it manditory for us to spit in the water when reciting or can we just blow on it and dry spit? does there have to be contact with our saliva? I dont mind doing it, but I had recited over olive oil a couple of hours ago to put on my body but I just blew on it and dry spitted in it without any saliva coming out or anything. Jazakhallah Khair

    • Wassalam alaikum wa rahmatullah. Preferably ‘dry spit’ i.e. you don’t need to emit saliva, but you can blow if you want to.

  9. Assalamualaikum

    Can I use another ingredients for this treatment?

    • Wassalam alaikum brother Zafifi. It’s best to be as accurate as possible with the ingredients but it’s okay if you can’t find some of the ingredients. Do the best you can and trust in Allah SWT. Ensure your intention is focused and make dua, this is more important than any one ingredient.

      Abu Haroon

  10. Assalamalikum, How to do the bath if we do not have bath tub, as in India, many places do not have bathtub, can we bath in the normal way, but if we do that then the time limit will be not like half hour, it will be only like 5 to 10 mins, please advice. Jazakallah

    • Do the best you can brother. Is there a way you can get a large container or something to bathe or sit in for a while? Try to find alternative ways to do it but if you are unable to find a way, just wash with the water as you would normally wash but make dua before you start asking Allah SWT to heal and cure you through this bath and make it have maximum benefit. Allah is the one who provides the cure so focus on asking Him and inshaAllah this will be fine.

  11. Assalam o Alikum.
    Very useful and nice website.
    Could you able to explain me ,
    Is it the same ruqya bath which is mentioned in sheikh wahid salam bali book for treatment of sihr of impeding marriages and sexual intercourse?
    He mentioned only 7 jujuba leaves and no other ingredients.
    Can we use sidr leaves instead jujuba leaves?.from where we can get sidr or jujuba leaves?

    • Wassalam alaikum wa rahmatullah.
      Yes, this is the same bath that can be used to treat different types of Sihr. In this bath more ingredients are added but you can use as many or as little of the ingredients as you wish but the more you use the better it is.

      Jujube is the non-arabic word for ‘Sidr’ so they’re the same thing :-) it’s also commonly known as ziziphus jujube leaves which is a specific type of jujube tree. Jujube leaves are available from some online shops and Islamic bookshops in East and West London, but best to check in your local shop.
      Wassalam alaikum

  12. Salaams
    How do menstruating sisters continue the bath? Is it better for them to stop for a few days or can they rub the water on their bodies?
    Jazaakallahu khair

    • Wassalam alaikum.

      Yes, no problem to do the Ruqya bath. If you prefer not to, you or someone else can recite on olive oil and massage this into your body. Also continue with athkaar as this is not prohibited. Some sisters wake up at fajr even though they cannot pray they will wake up to do the athkaar.

      Wassalam alaikum

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