Qur'anic Verses for Protection and Cure

Question :

Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum.

Is there any ayah or surah to recite and blow on oneself or on others for protection or for cure?

Jazakum Allahu khayran.

Answer (Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi) :

Wa`alaykumas-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Sister, we really appreciate your forwarding this question to us, and we commend your desire to become well-acquainted with the teachings of Islam. May Allah help us all keep firm on the right path, amen!

Indeed, Islam teaches us many things that avail in the field of healing people and protecting oneself and others against evils. A person should bear in mind firstly that it is Allah Who has the power of healing all people. Seeking treatment by reciting the Qur'an and ruqyas is lawful. The Qur'an itself provides a fountain of healing and everlasting protection for every human being. Almighty Allah says, [AndWe reveal of the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy for believers though it increase the evil doers in naught save ruin] (Al-Israa ' 17:82).

However, this does not mean ignoring the help of an expert physician or taking medication when sick. Consulting a doctor, taking medicine, or reciting the Qur'an and ruqyas are only means for treatment as nothing can cause harm or benefit without Allah's will.

In his response to your question, Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, president of the Fiqh Council of North America, states,

The Qur'an is shifaa' (Arabic for: cure) and rahmah (Arabic for: mercy). The Qur'an is primarily for the purpose of hidayah (Arabic for: guidance) and `ibadah (Arabic for: worship), but because it is the very Word and Speech of Allah, it has countless other benefits.

According to the Sunnah, it is mentioned that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) used to recite A yat Al-Kursi and the last three chapters of the Qur'an before sleeping. He used to cup his hands and blow into them and rub them all over his body. Ayat Al-Kursi also has many other benefits. You can recite it in your home or outside.

Source : Islamonline