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is reiki allowed?

Last updated: 28th July 2006
Question ID: #2155
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arif
28th July 2006

 
asallam allaikum.
reiki is a universal energy which heals disease . it flows through hands. i think nothing cult in it , why some scholars says dont use it.



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We concur with Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

IS REIKI ALLOWED IN ISLAM? THERE IS NOTHING CULT IN REIKI. IT DEALS WITH ENERGOC FIELDS WHICH ARE AROUND HUMAN BODY.

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IS REIKI ALLOWED IN ISLAM? THERE IS NOTHING CULT IN REIKI. IT DEALS WITH ENERGOC FIELDS WHICH ARE AROUND HUMAN BODY.

It was over 1,250 years ago that Muslim scholar, jurisprudent, scientist and teacher, Ja'far al-Sadiq said, "There are some lights which, if thrown from a sick person to a healthy person, can possibly make that healthy person sick" (The Minister p.5). However, it has only been recently that modern science has had the ability to understand how this can happen. Considered a "new" field in modern medicine, vibrational healing aims to heal illnesses by working with these subtle human energy fields that affect us beyond the physical level (Sharanananda, p.2). In fact, the vibrational energies of the body are so strong that scientists have theorized that disease within the physical body actually occurs at the cellular and bimolecular levels. In this scenario, healing extends from the bimolecular level to the cellular and finally, to the anatomical. This is because the bimolecular properties of the physical body are based on vibration. The vibration of the life-force, which we receive through our five senses, possess electromagnetic properties. Mitogenic energy (mitosis) is generated in the form of electromagnetic energy, which creates the energy of light (ethereal fluid) that surrounds each cell (Gurudas, p.56).

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Reiki has nothing to do with religion. It is a training exercise for onec conduct.

However, since it deals with certain spiritual aspects, one should not regard it as sufficient for purification of ones innerself (Islaah and Tazkiya) which is one of the fundamental aspects of Islam.

and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai