Ruqyah for Namlah (Sores) – Tibb-e-Nabawi

Ruqyah for Namlah (Sores)

اَللهُمَّ إِنِّي أسئلُكَ الْعَفوَ وَالعَافِيةَ فِي الدُّنيا وَالآخِرَة اَللهُمَّ إِنِّي أسئلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالعَافِيَةَ فِي دَيِنِي وَدُنيَاىَ وَأهلِي وَمالِي اَللهُمَّ استُر عَورَاتِي وَآمِن رَوعَاتِي اَللهُمَّ احْفَظنِي مِن بَينَ يَديَّ وَمِن خَلفِي وَعن يَّمِيْنِي وَعن شِمالِي وَمِن فَوقِي وَأَعُوْذُ بِعَظْمَتِكَ أن اُغْتَالَ مِن تَحْتِي

Prophet’s Guidance in treating the Namlah (Sores / Swellings / Numbness)

من حديث أنس الذى فى “صحيح مسلم” أنه صلى الله عليه وسلم “رخَّص فى الرُّقْيَةِ مِنَ الحُمَةِ والعَيْنِ والنَّمْلَةِ”.


We mentioned the Hadith narrated by Anas Radi Allaho Anh in Sahih Muslim that Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam allowed using the Ruqyah from every type of fever, evil eye and Namlah.

وفى “سنن أبى داود” عن الشِّفَاء بنت عبد الله، قالت: دخل علىَّ رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وأنا عِند حَفْصَة، فقال: “ألا تُعَلِّمينَ هذه رُقية النَّمْلةِ كما عَلَّمْتِيها الكتابةَ”.


In addition, Abu Dawood narrated that Shifa Bint Abdullah Radi Allaho Anha said, “The Messenger of Allah came by while I was with Hafsah, he said: “Why do you not teach her (Hafsah, our beloved Prophet’s wife) the Ruqyah from Namlah as you taught her how to write.”


An-Namlah, literally the ant, is called as such because it is a type of swelling that appears on the sides of the body. The Namlah is a known disease and causes a type of sting in the sides that makes one think that an ant is crawling on his side and biting him.

وروى الخَلاَّل: أنَّ الشِّفَاء بنتَ عبد الله كانت تَرقى فى الجاهلية من النَّمْلَة، فلمَّا هاجرت إلى النبىِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وكانت قد بايعته بمكة، قالت: يا رسول الله ؛ إنِّى كنت أرقى فى الجاهلية من النَّمْلَة، وإنى أُريدُ أن أعْرِضَهَا عليكَ، فعرضت عليه فقالت: بسم اللهِ ضَلَّت حتى تعود مِن أفواهها، ولا تَضُرُّ أحداً، اللَّهُمَّ اكشف البأسَ ربَّ الناسِ، قال: ترقى بِهَا عَلَى عُودٍ سبعَ مَرات، وتقصِدُ مَكاناً نظيفاً، وَتَدْلُكُهُ على حجر بخَلِّ خَمرٍ حاذق، وتَطْلِيه على النَّمْلَةِ


Al-Khallal narrated that Ash-Shifaa Bint Abdullah Radi Allaho Anha used to recite Ruqyah for Namlah during the times before Islam. When she emigrated to Madinah Munawwarah, after she had given him her pledge of allegiance in Makkah Mukarramah, she said, “O Messenger of Allah! I used to recite the Ruqyah from the Namlah during the time of Jahiliyyah (before Islam) and I want to read it to you”. She recited it to him,


“In the Name of Allah! May the harm be extracted until it goes back to where it came from without harming anyone. O Allah! Remove the harm, O Lord of the people.”


Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam said “Recite it on a clean branch of wood seven times, choose a clean place, rub the branch on a clean stone with vinegar and then anoint the affected area with it”.


The Hadith also asserts the fact that it is legislated to teach women to read & write.


As explained by Ibn Al Qayyam, the disease An-Namlah, literally the ant, is a known disease and causes a type of sting in the sides that makes one think that an ant is crawling on his side and biting him. He also wrote that Namlah is of three types, but any explanation further was not quoted by him.


Based on the above, Namlah could be sores, swellings OR NUMBNESS, for all these conditions, the patient always feels and says that ants are walking on the affected area, Allah Knows the best.

The elegance of Tibb-e-Nabwi, when Ruqyah is grouped with natural cures, wood, stone & vinegar, what a beautiful combination.

Healing by A’amaal-e-Saalehaat