Sahih Muslim | Book 26 | Hadith Number 5452

Narrated by Jabir b. 'Abdullah
Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) granted a special sanction for incantation in case of the snake poison to a tribe of 'Amr. Abu Zubair said: I heard Jabir b. 'Abdullah as saying that the scorpion stung one of us as we were sitting with Allah's Messenger (may peace upon him). A person said: Allah's Messenger, I use incantation (for curing the effect of sting), whereupon he said: He who is competent amongst you to benefit his brother should do so.