The Louse of the Vulture

Muhammad b. al-Aswad al-‘Attar narrated from Muhammad b. ‘Isa from Faddala b. Ayyub from Ibrahim b. al-Husayn from his father al-Husayn b. Yahya, who said: The louse of a vulture (qamla al-nasr) bit me and entered my skin (al-jild). I was afflicted with a severe pain. So I complained of that to Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Put your hand on the place which pains you and rub it. Then put your hand on the place where you perform the prostration after you finish the morning prayer (salat al-fajr). Say: “In the Name of Allah, and by Allah. Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, blessings and peace be on him.” Then raise your hand and put it on the afflicted area and say seven times: “Heal me, O Healer, there is no healing but Yours, a healing which does not omit any illness.”’