How do I apply for the Ruqyah Training Programme (RTP)?
Download the application form here and submit your completed application form and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview within 14 days. You will be notified on the outcome of your interview within 7 days.
When does the RTP start?
Your training start date is flexible and agreed upon in your interview.
What entry requirements must I have to join the RTP?
You must be over 18 years old and have read the core text book. Applications must then be filled out and upon successful application you will be interviewed to ensure you are the right fit for the programme.
Who teaches the Ruqyah Training Programme?
The programme is taught by Suhaib Bin Hamidi, the author of the core text book; Mastering Islamic Exorcism: The 7 Revolutionary Levels of Ruqyah and How to Produce Powerful Spiritual Medicine.
How do I progress to the other stages of the programme?
Entry to sequential stages will require you to go through the application process detailed at the end of each stage.
How much does the programme cost?
The 1st stage of the programme costs £600 (or £500 upfront) and lasts approximately 6 months. Details can be found in our course document.
Are there bursaries or discounts for those who can’t afford it?
Bursaries are subject to availability. Any discounts are treated as a partial bursary and therefore are also subject to availability. Bursaries need to be applied for and are included in the last section of the application form.
Why can’t I just learn all this content on-line for free?
Free online content for ruqyah is extremely basic and restricted to level 1 and level 2 ruqyah; it ignores the other 5 levels of ruqyah. This course is designed for people that have a desire to expedite the learning process, have the correct support and escalation structure in place during the learning phase and also learn about the higher levels of ruqyah (as detailed in the core text book).
What’s the difference between ruqyah and Higher Ruqyah?
What has come to be commonly known as ruqyah in the 21st century is defined as ‘ruqyah’. However, many people have had a lot of ruqyah sessions yet get stuck because their raqi uses what is defined by IAR as level 1 and level 2 ruqyah only. Higher Ruqyah are new ruqyah techniques that focus of efficacy. Higher Ruqyah can be defined as ruqyah in the higher sub-levels of levels 3 through to level 7 (as defined in the core text book).
Is the Ruqyah course accredited by any Sheikh?
No. This course is open to all schools of thought hence has specifically been designed to not be restricted to only one or a few schools of thoughts. It has however taken into consideration many well known scholar’s opinions on the matter of Ruqyah although students are not forced to adhere to any particular school of thought but can rather keep to their own school of thought and integrate the Ruqyah practice as they are comfortable.
We have chosen this approach because we want everybody (regardless of school of thought) to begin to appreciate the Quran more and use the Quran for healing. Furthermore, we want to break the idea that exists amongst many Ruqyah practitioners which criticize each other and declare each other wrong. Allah is the all-knower, and nobody has the right to judge another person apart from Allah (SWT).
I don’t know how to read Arabic. Can I still join?
Yes, of course you can. Ruqyah is based on words and examples from the Sahabah, Muhammad (SAW) and Angel Jibril illustrate very effective non-Quranic Ruqyah. It is true that Quranic words will have a specific impact, however your own words may be more suited for the ailment you want to treat since you will understand those words in much more depth.
With regards to Quranic Ruqyah, at first you may start with the transliteration of Ruqyah verses, but naturally, as your curiosity increases through the course, you’ll naturally want to learn to read Arabic so you can experience other verses of the Quran. See this as a way for you to get closer to Allah by giving you a practical meaning to the verses of Quran that you’ve wanted to learn to read and understand for so long! What better way to do that than by learning how to do Ruqyah?
Is it Haram to teach Ruqyah? This was never the Sunnah
Actually there’s a specific Hadith where the Prophet encourages the teaching of Ruqyah. Furthermore, many well known hadith state how the Sahabah knew of Ruqyah from sources other than Prophet Muhammad (SAW). For example, the famous hadith about the Sahabah using Al-Fatihah to cure a sting/bite in which the Prophet (SAW) himself asked the Sahabah “How did you know it was a Ruqyah?”. Of course, the Prophet (SAW) accepted that people have learned Ruqyah from even the days of Jahilliyah. All that the Prophet (SAW) did was to restrict Ruqyah to 2 things; 1. It does not contain Shirk. 2 It helps your brother.
What’s all this about teaching Ruqyah combinations, that a certain verse has a certain power. Where’s your daleel (evidence)?
There are evidences that state certain verses are good for certain things. For example, there’s a hadith that states that it was Shaytan himself that revealed Ayatul-Kursi is the verse to ward off evil during the night.
It is recorded in the Quran that the Quran was revealed for 2 things; 1. a mercy to mankind and 2. a healing for mankind. There are explicit verses in the Quran showing the importance of using Quran as a healing for mankind. However, the methods on how to use the Quran as a healing tool is not explicitly shown in the Quran. In fact, even the Sunnah of Muhammad (SAW) has limited explanation in terms of techniques. This course teaches you proven techniques that have derived from many years of research and practice to have a positive healing impact on a person.
Do you have Ijazah to teach Ruqyah?
Ruqyah is heavily dependent upon your personal connection to Allah (SWT). Therefore if Allah wants to take someone’s ability of Ruqyah away, he shall do so whenever he wishes to. This also means that the healing only comes by the permission of Allah.
This course was designed not from an Ijazah given by a certain Sheikh, but rather, for a greater reason, that is, as a responsibility that a Raqi has in order to take the initial stepping stone in elevating the art of healing from Allah.
We live in the world where Western conventional medicine is the new god and any other techniques is ridiculed as hocus-pocus and backward. Nevertheless, the growing number of cases in which Ruqyah has had a direct healing influence unmatched by conventional medicine is forcing professionals in the field of conventional medicine to look into Ruqyah. It is therefore crucial that improper, dangerous and erroneous techniques are ridden from the field of Ruqyah. Creating a course which allows graduates to practice Ruqyah safely is the first stepping stone required.
Why are you in the UK? Why not start in the Muslim countries?
This course is to create Ruqyah as a respected discipline across the world. The UK is renowned for its high level of education and discipline in duty of care therefore is a great place for Ruqyah to begin to get recognised.
It is our intention to branch out to other countries once we have established our footprint in the UK, however we will always be head-quartered in the UK in order to ensure quality isn’t compromised.
Why don’t you involve leading scholars of Ruqyah in this course?
There are only 2 main centres in the world for Ruqyah. The first is in the Middle East where Ruqyah techniques are generally limited to recitation and beating the patient. The other centre is in SE Asia where Ruqyah techniques have steadily developed over the years.
Each scholar or practitioner of Ruqyah has his or her own techniques and they are more than welcome to develop their own course championing their opinion. However, this course is primarily designed to set a bench-mark of Ruqyah in the western world, therefore will not be biased towards certain opinions in the Muslims world.
But I live far away from Sheffield. When are you coming to my city?
In person interaction is crucial for quality learning, however for those who cannot come to Sheffield, a remote learning course is due to be launched in 2022.
What about international students? How do we join if we’re not even in the UK?
The international version of this course is due to be launched in 2022.
How much does the course cost?
Course fees can are detailed in the documentation.