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Cuban method of pain relieving

Fatwaa ID: 1515

Assalāmu alaikum ww,
Respected Mufti Saheb,
Someone has spurs growing on their heals causing lots of pain.
A Brazilian/Cuban doctor told someone that in their country they trace around the foot of the person on a paper and then put the traced paper of foot size on a cactus leaf and cut the mould/size then hang that cactus piece outside the house of the person and the pain will disappear. That lady said many people tried it and the pain disappeared.
Is this against our aqeedah(something like superstition)? Or is it under cure/ medicine?
Should one follow this?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is obvious from the question that there is no medical or scientific backing to the above. There is no connection between the person and the cactus. If the suggested method is true, there is certainly an involvement of a supernatural third party. This raises many concerns. Accordingly, it is not permissible to use the above method to relieve the pain. One should opt for medically backed methods.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

01/03/1445 AH – 07/21/2023 CE | AML3-3532

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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