Ibn Abbas: Ruqyah to Ease Child Birth (Delivery)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه) said, “If child birth becomes difficult on a woman, then write these two verses and words on a paper, thereafter wash it and give her to drink from it:

بِسْمِ اللهِ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إلَّا هُوَ الْحَلِيمُ الْكَرِيمُ

سُبْحَانَ اللهِ رَبِّ السَّمَاوَاتِ السَّبْعِ وَرَبِّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ

{كَأَنَّهُمْ يَوْمَ يَرَوْنَهَا لَمْ يَلْبَثُوا إلَّا عَشِيَّةً ، أَوْ ضُحَاهَا}[i]

{كَأَنَّهُمْ يَوْمَ يَرَوْنَ مَا يُوعَدُونَ لَمْ يَلْبَثُوا إلَّا سَاعَةً مِنْ نَهَارٍ بَلاَغٌ فَهَلْ يُهْلَكُ إلَّا الْقَوْمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ}[ii]

Collected by Ibn Abi Shaibah in ‘Al-Musannaf’.[iii]

There are other narrations which Shaikhul Islam Ibn Taimiyah and Ibn Qaiyyim Jawziyyah have mentioned in their respective books:

  1. One states, “Write it and place in a clean utensil then give to drink.”
  2. Ahmed ibn Hambal says that in another narration Wakee states, “Give to drink and sprinkle below her navel.”
  3. In a third narration, Ali said. “It should be written on a paper and placed on the arm of woman.” Ali said, “We tried and practised it and have not seen anything more amazing. When she gives birth it comes out swiftly. Then you may place it in a cloth or burn it.”[iv]
  4. Ibn Qaiyyim mentions that Ahmed ibn Hambal would write it with Spanish Saffron (الزعفران).[v]

[i] Surah Naziaat:46

[ii] Surah Ahqaaf:35

[iii] #23974

[iv] Fatawa Ibn Taimiyah Vol.19 Pg.64-65

[v] Zaadul Maad by Ibn Qaiyyim Vol.4 Pg.357

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