There seems to be a general belief that the technique of reiki has been developed in Japan. The origin of reiki has been supposedly traced back to 1922, when Mikao Usui (Usui Sensei) had apparently founded the Reiki System of Healing. He had established an institute, where the reiki cure was instructed openly to the public and the treatment was given also.
However, a close scrutiny of history reveals that the science and technique of reiki was originally granted to our Dear Prophet (s.aw) by Allah Ta’ala.
The fatwas passed by some muftis has added to the. They have regarded reiki to be a sin in Islam because of symbols of dubious origins that are employed in the healing process.
However, the reiki that is practiced by hands is not a sin in Islam.
Allah ta’ala says in the Holy Quran:
49"And (appoint him) an apostle to the Children of Israel, (with this message): "'I have come to you, with a Sign from your Lord, in that I make for you out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allah.s leave: And I heal those born blind, and the lepers, and I quicken the dead, by Allah.s leave; and I declare to you what ye eat, and what ye store in your houses. Surely therein is a Sign for you if ye did believe;
surah emran verse number 49
110Then will Allah say: "O Jesus the son of Mary! Recount My favour to thee and to thy mother. Behold! I strengthened thee with the holy spirit, so that thou didst speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. Behold! I taught thee the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel and behold! thou makest out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, by My leave, and thou breathest into it and it becometh a bird by My leave, and thou healest those born blind, and the lepers, by My leave. And behold! thou bringest forth the dead by My leave. And behold! I did restrain the Children of Israel from (violence to) thee when thou didst show them the clear Signs, and the unbelievers among them said: 'This is nothing but evident magic.'
surah maida verse number 110
These verses prove that the knowledge of reiki had been imparted by Allah to Hazrat Isa alay salam. Here is a video in which Mufti sahib has discussed the reiki healing done by Hazrat Isa Alay salam.
Hence, we can conclude that reiki is not prohibited in Islam. The reason why some muftis have issued a fatwa against it is because of the use of reiki symbols. Inshallah, I shall clear the air about those symbols in this blog of mine.
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