Praise be to Allah.
It is not permissible to film ruqyah sessions for either men or women, and it is worse and more abhorrent in the case of women, because of the evil consequences that will result from that, such as transgressing against the privacy of the patient. Moreover, it will lead to the evil consequence of showing off and boasting about his treatment on the part of the raaqi. This is something that should be disallowed and banned.
No attention should be paid to the patient’s giving permission for filming, because if he does give permission, it will be under the pressure of his desire for treatment.
In many cases, what is seen of the patient is something that is not appropriate, in addition to the fact that he will be in a state of weakness and desperation, so filming him in this case is a transgression against him and a violation of his privacy, and it may make him a target of backbiting and mockery.
As for filming women, that is prohibited in all cases, and there is no concession allowing it except in cases of necessity, but there is no need for this filming. Rather what is required is concealment and preservation of privacy. In fact, protecting privacy dictates that this filming should be prevented in this case.
Beneficial books concerning this topic include the following:
- Ar-Ruqyah ash-Shar‘iyyah by Dr. Khaalid ibn ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan ibn ‘Ali al-Juraysi. With a Foreword by al-‘Allaamah Shaykh Dr. ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan al-Jibreen (may Allah have mercy on him).
- Al-‘Ilaaj bi’r-Ruqa min al-Kitaab wa’-Sunnah, by Dr. Sa‘eed ibn ‘Ali ibn Wahb al-Qahtaani.
- Ar-Ruqyah ash-Shar‘iyyah min al-Kitaab wa’s-Sunnah, by ‘Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Naasir al-Fuqayhi, published by al-Jaami‘ah al-Islamiyyah.
All of them are available on the website al-Maktabah ash-Shaamilah.
And Allah knows best.