Sheikh Muhammad Ali Al-Hanooti, a member of the Fiqh Council of North America, answers: “We don’t have any authentic narrations for any of those purposes, but we believe that any recitation of Qur’an could help for cure and therapy. This is based on the incident narrated in Sahih Al-Bukhari that a man was bitten by a snake, when the Companions of the Prophet were there on a trip. The man asked them to recite Qur’an over the wound for a cure, and it worked.
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to practice supplications for what is known as ruqyah (protective supplications). You can make any du`a’ for any patient as well as you can recite Qur’an over him. Everything of that would do and be of help.”
Sheikh Hamed Al-Ali, instructor of Islamic Culture at the Faculty of Education, Kuwait and Imam of Dahiat As-Sabahiyya Mosque, adds: “There is no specific evidence that mentions a particular merit of reciting Surat Al-Muzammil for the patient in order to seek recovery. However, the whole Qur’an is a cure for all sickness and diseases.