Case Study of Using Ruqyah Complementary Therapy on a British Muslim Patient with Cluster Headache


  •   Hamidi Abdul Rahman

  •   Supyan Hussin


A case study of a male British Muslim of Pakistani descend with severe cluster headache was presented. The patient only responded to morphine treatment but his condition continued to deteriorate. He resorted to ruqyah complementary therapy, which is based on incantations of the Quran, after seeking advice with a local imam (Islamic cleric). His condition improved significantly and continued to have weekly preventative ruqyah therapy. Since resorting to ruqyah, he has not any morphine treatment and the level and duration of pain have reduced significantly. Ruqyah is popular for the treatment of jinn possession but has also been found to have therapeutic effect on non-mental health problems. The case illustrates that complementing mainstream medicine with ruqyah can bring many benefits especially within the Muslim community. Cooperation between mainstream health service and faith healers is needed.

Keywords: Complementary medicine, jinn possession, Quranic healing, ruqyah


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Rahman, H. A., & Hussin, S. (2021). Case Study of Using Ruqyah Complementary Therapy on a British Muslim Patient with Cluster Headache. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 3(1), 5-7.