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A woman was stricken with a calamity and went through a time of fear that led to her eyes protruding, and she was advised to bathe in water that had been used to wash a dead person. Is that permissible?.
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Praise be to Allaah.
Since using this water is not a means of healing, whether according to sharee’ah or science, then using it is a form of minor shirk, because minor shirk means using as a means something that cannot be a means.
What this woman should do is to recite ruqyahs for herself that are prescribed in sharee’ah, such as al-Faatihah and al-Mi’wadhatayn (the last two soorahs of the Qur’aan), and there is nothing wrong with seeing doctors to treat her problem.
We ask Allaah to heal her.
And Allaah knows best.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.