There are numbers of Prophetic texts or Hadith regarding the topic of sorcery and its treatment. Based on textual analysis, there are 36 texts of hadith in al- Kutub al-Sittah (The Six Books of Hadith), pertaining the topic of sorcery and it treatments. There are 24 texts of Hadith focusing on the concept of sorcery, its types and the explanation of witchcraft cases on the time of the Prophet and regarding the sorcerer. In addition, there are 12 texts of Hadith explain the Prophetic methods in dealing with the treatment of curing the sorcery and its preventive approaches. The study reveals that the topic of sorcery and its treatment derives from 48 texts of Hadith in Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 29 texts of Hadith in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, 20 texts of Hadith in Sunan Abī Dāwūd, 17 texts of Hadith in Jāmi‘ al- Tirmīdhī, 9 texts of Hadith in Sunan al-Nasā’ī and 12 texts of Hadith in Sunan Ibn Mājah. In terms of quality of Prophetic texts of sorcery and its treatment, it is found that out of 36 texts of Hadith, there are 31 texts of Hadith Ṣaḥīḥ, 2 texts of Ḥadith Hasan and 3 texts of Hadith Ḍa‘īf.

In: Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur'an and Hadith Studies

Nowadays, there is a trend and rapid growth mainly be observed in Malaysia concerning Islamic Treatment Centers, which provides the services and treatments for the diseases. Several methods and approaches were offered for the treatment of various diseases. Sorcery was one of the diseases which it needs serious concern in Islamic Treatment Centers. The fieldwork in Malaysia was conducted in 23 Islamic Treatment Centers in order to investigate and identify the methods and approaches practiced in the treatment of sorcery and those related to it. Through a comparative analysis method, this article seeks to examine Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya thought on this issue by his several works such as al-Tibb al-Nabawi, Zad al-Ma’ad fi Hadyi Kahyr al-‘Ibad and Tafsir al- Mu‘awwidhtain. The study found out there are twenty methods being practiced to treat the sorcery in Islamic Treatment Centers in Malaysia. However, Ibn Qayyim only provided three major approaches and methods for the sorcery treatment: (1) search, discharge and omit the sorcery; (2) purify the body suffered from the sorcery; (3) use ruqyah al-shar’iyyah to treat the patient. From all of twenty treatment approaches and methods practiced in Islamic Treatment Centers, there are only four methods based on Ibn Qayyim’s view.

In: Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur'an and Hadith Studies

Abstract

The implementation of waqf introduced by the Prophet SAW and his companions are the main reference and guidance for Muslim to expand its continuity for particular category of waqf infrastructure. This article aims to examine the definition and concept of waqf infrastructure. The discussion focuses on analysis of textuals Hadith of waqf that derived from al-Kutub al-Sittah and its application in the perspective of Maqasid al-Sunnah. It is found that there are 36 textuals Hadith regarding waqf in al-Kutub al-Sittah whereby 27 textuals Hadith are categorised as waqf infrastructure. In terms of the discussion on waqf infrastructure within the framework of textuals Hadith, there are 3 main categories such as religious infrastructure, public infrastructure and general infrastructure. In addition, there are 6 types of waqf infrastructure under those categories including waqf of land, waqf of garden, waqf of well Bayruhaʾ, waqf of land for mosque and waqf of military weapons. In the light of Maqasid al-Sunnah, it signifies the development of waqf infrastructure must be in line with the principals and its implementation that introduced by the Prophet SAW and his companions RA.

In: Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur'an and Hadith Studies