Originally Posted by SolaceinIslam
Asalaamu Alaikum, Although this is an old post since it has been re-started i would like to cite an explanation of an aamil:
Who can become an Aamil ??? Do they have to be specialized on something ? Can't everyone do the ruqya on others just by reciting those ayats ?
There are different types of Amals and Wazifas. Abu Hurayra [radhiallaahu anhu] narrates that Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] said, ‘Whosoever read Haameem al-Mu’min to the words ilayhil maseer and Aayatul kursi in the morning, he is protected till the evening and whoever reads them in the evening will be protected with till the morning. There are many such Wazifas in the Ahaadith which anyone can read.
However, there are certain Amals which are very complex and deals with Jinns and black magic.
There are people who specialise in such issues. This is a special subject. It cannot be learnt from books alone. A person needs to learn this from an Amil. There are Aamils that deal with different matters. Compare this to medicine. A person can read from medical textbooks, but he will not be called a doctor. No one would put their lives in such a person’s hands t, to do so would be foolish. To become a doctor, a person has to go to a medical school. Even those people who go to medical school still have to serve their internship under experienced doctors.
Lawyers have to do their articles, advocates have to do their pupilage. In a medical textbook, a person who is a layman might find a cure. But it will be incorrect for him to administer. He will not know the strength of it or what dosage or whether this is suitable for a patient. Firstly, a correct diagnosis has to be made, then treatment is given by a qualified doctor.
An Aamil needs to diagnose the affected person, then he can treat the patient based on the requirements of his field.
If a person is affected with black magic or is possessed by a Jinn, he could seek the assistance of an Aamil to cure him. The Aamil will not be ‘doing black magic’ or leading a Jinn to a person. He will be curing the person from black magic and from being possessed by a Jinn.
At the outset, we should understand that benefit and harm is in the hands of Allah. Sickness and cure is also from Allah. He Alone grants Shifaa. However, He uses certain means to achieve that. Aamils with correct beliefs and practices according to the Shari?ah are true and effective. By virtue of their piety and the blessings of certain du?aas and verses of the Qur?aan they cure the affected and the sick.
However, it is of paramount importance that one should always believe that Allah is the sole being who gives shifaa (cure). These Aamils use certain methods in achieving this. As long as these practices are not considered as part of Deen, it is permissible to practise.
and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai