Treating the Sick with Koranic Incantations

(Media Line-Jerusalem Post) David E. Miller - For some people, alternative medicine means acupuncture or macrobiotics. In Saudi Arabia, it now means treating the ill with Koranic incantations. This week, the government awarded a license to treat the ill to the Center for Treatment through Ruqiya (Incantation) in Jedda. Tawfiq al-Hashimi, a Koran therapist who won the license for the Jedda clinic, told Asharq Al-Awsat that half of all diseases are treatable by using the Koran because they are "Satanic afflictions" that disappear following prolonged verse incantation. He added that 80% of cancer cases in the kingdom are caused by the evil eye, which is treatable by the Koran as well.

2011-03-18 00:00:00

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