Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
In this fatwa:
1- A Muslim must believe that no one can cause harm or benefit without Allah’s Will. If a Muslim faces a medical problem he or she should seek medical treatment or ruqyah and this by no means contradicts the belief that it is Almighty Allah who is the Healer.
2- It is strongly recommended that you recite Ayat Al-Kursi all the time, especially after your daily Prayers. You should always recite Surat Al-Baqarah and Aal `Imran, Al-Falaq and An-Nas , and Surat Al-Ikhlas from time to time.
Responding to your question, Dr. Sano Koutoub Moustapha, Professor of jurisprudence and its principles at the International Islamic University, Malaysia,, states:
Surely the Qur’an is a sacred book which contains a cure for all types of sickness and pains. Therefore, a Muslim must always allocate some of his busy time to recite this noble Book and seek the protection of Almighty Allah from evils and devils.
Muslims must also recite some prayers that were recommended by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) for all his movements and activities.
These prayers are protective and contain the beautiful names of the Almighty. Therefore, whoever continues to recite them will always be protected.
In addition, it is strongly recommended that you recite Ayat Al-Kursi all the time, especially after your daily Prayers. You should always recite Surat Al-Baqarah and Aal `Imran, Al-Falaq and An-Nas , and Surat Al-Ikhlas from time to time.
Having said all this, I recommend you to consult a psychiatrist who may help you to overcome the psychological problems you are faced with.
Islam calls upon its followers to seek medication and cure by using all possible means and sources in addition to the divine sources such as the Qur’an and the hadith.
May Allah protect you and grant you His divine protection and cure.
Almighty Allah knows best.
Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.