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Does Hijama help in cases of Sihr Magic?
Magic: Ibn Al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) mentions that the Messenger (saw) was afflicted with magic and was cupped on the head to treat it. He also mentions that Hijama is from the best of cures for magic if performed correctly (Zaad al Ma'aad).
In cases of Magic Sihr and possession many patients go from A to B searching for a cure and invariably they come across the Sunnah of Hijama. Some Raaqi's offer Hijama but do not really know the science of how one affects the other. Likewise many Hijama therapists offer Hijama as a cure for Sihr Magic but have no clue regarding the Sihr. In the end many patients feel let down by both sides and are left feeling disillusioned.
How can I tell if it is Sihr or mental illness?
It is difficult to determine if a person is affected by Jinn or has mental health issues as many of the symptoms are similar in nature: for example both may be suffering from nightmares and epilepsy. The key distinguishing feature between medical illnesses and those caused by Sihr Jinn etc is that when the Quran is recited over the affected person by a competent Raaqi, the affected peson will react, which will confirm if it is Jinn related or not.
Can a person be assessed for Magic / Jinn / Sihr issue just by listening to a Ruqyah MP3?
In many cases people do not react to mp3 files alone and need a person to actually follow the Ruqyah process with them before they see a reaction. In some cases you may well get a reaction and we would always advise anyone who thinks they may have an issue, to have someone present, at least for the first time they start listening to a Ruqyah mp3.
Can playing Ruqyah mp3 or CD drive away Jinn?
Playing Ruqyah in itself will not do much, the person or persons affected need to actually hear and listen to the Ruqyah. Also if a person puts on Ruqyah and then is doing haram like getting drunk but hopes that it will protect them from shaytaan then they are misguided in their thinking. This is why we advise not to treat the Quran like a good luck charm.
When I am sleeping I feel a weight on my body?
This is a common occurrence with many people and is in most cases not Jinn related there are a number of causes for this but the most common is due to the way a person sleep's. If a person sleeps with some kind of weight on their chest for example they have folded their arm across their chest or their partner puts their arm across their chest even if it is seemingly a small amount of weight it restricts the amount of oxygen the person is breathing and it leads to this sudden sensation of something on top of them and they cannot move etc.
I have extreme nightmares is it Jinn?
The most common cause for nightmares is stress, certain foods or medication. If a person is fairly sure that it is not one of these then they can get themselves checked.
I know I am affected by Jinn and am getting depressed?
Firstly we must know that we should not feel helpless or that our depression is somehow unique to everybody else's. Many non muslims also go through depression. For some it may be Jinn related and for others it maybe medical. The point is that the non muslims do not believe in Jinn or Quranic healing via Ruqyah yet they still have to cope with the issue. Some battle with depression for years and not all of them resort to medical drugs. There are many strategies designed to manage the condition of depression and we can and should utilise these too as well as Ruqyah.
I suspect something is wrong with my well-being but I feel I am far from Islam, so will Ruqyah really help me?
We would strongly advise you to get in touch if your are struggling with your Islam it maybe something or it maybe nothing but at least we can eliminate certain possibilities and help you with small steps towards islam and remember no matter how far one feels away from Allah, Allah is closer to you than you jugular vein, always forgiving when his servant calls upon him as narrated in the hadith below.
From Anas (ra), who said: 'I heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) say:
"Allah the Almighty has said: 'O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me, and hope in Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds in the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I shall forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with an earthful of sins and were you then to face Me, without having associated anything with Me, I shall grant you an earthful of pardon."
[Recorded by Al-Tirmidhi, who said that it is a good and sound hadith.]
We hear a lot of accusations that magicians do bad things but is it really true?
There are many stories we could relate but the following is a link for a couple who got caught red handed
Will going to Umrah or Hajj get rid of Jinn?
We see many people take this route Alhamdulilah this is a good thing but as far as a treatment for Jinn related issues or Sihr its not really a solution as people who live in Makkah and Madina also suffer from Jinn issues and they also have to seek Ruqyah.
Will reciting Surah Baqara clear the house of Jinn?
Alhamduliah reciting Surah Baqara is a normal procedure to clear a house of Jinn. Also if you move into a new apartment or house one should always wash it down and recite Surah Baqara for three days as standard practice.
I have recited Surah Baqara but still hear stange noises in my house and at times feel a strange presence in my room at night?
If all these things feel external to a person, then we would advise to check for stress or medication as a possible cause. But if more than one person is a witness to the events and you suspect Sihr, then firstly search your premises carefully for a taweez / charm / amulet. This should be done very slowly and carefully as if you are searching for a hair as the taweez are very small and can be hidden. The next step in addition to Surah Baqara is to do Adhaan in your house and pray in Jamaat (congregation).
I do not have access to Ajwa dates, what else can I do for protection?
The following recitation from the Sunnah is especially for Sihr and will protect a person fro Fajr to Asr. Recite 100 times in Arabic upon rising in the morning:
Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa 'alaa kulli shay'in Qadeer.
None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner. His is the dominion and His is the praise and He is Able to do all things.
[Sahih Bukhari - 4/95, Sahih Muslim - 4/2071]
If someone is affected by Sihr, is it with them for life?
No. There is always a way that the Sihr can be undone and the Jinn extracted or killed.
"For every disease there is a cure so if the medicine comes upon the disease it cures it by the will of Allah, the Most High."
Sihr and divorce
The main purpose of the Sihr / magic taught at Babylon was to separate a man from his wife. In many cases of Sihr, feelings of divorce are all to easily triggered over the most trivial of disagreement between husband and wife. And both partners can acknowledge these feelings but cannot figure out what is going on until they have had Ruqyah perfomed. A practising muslim couple should be aware that one of Shaytaans key aims as mentioned in the hadith is to separate a couple. Unfortunately many practising brothers seem to treat divorce as a small matter and have divorced a number of times not realising the plot of Shaytaan.
The Messenger (saw) said: "Iblees has placed his throne above the water (sea) and then he sends his detachments. The closest of them to him are those who cause the greatest trial. One of them comes back to him and says: I did such and such. Shaytaan replies: You have not done anything. Then another comes to him and says: I did not leave him alone until I caused division between him and his wife." He (saw) said: "So Shaytaan brings him closer to himself and says: You did well". [Sahih Muslim]
I am getting bad thoughts (Waswasaa) about Allah and his Messenger (saw) and Islam.
Many people suffer from these whispers - there is no power and no strength except with Allah. The difficulties and distress that the believer may suffer as a result of these waswasaa, may be included in the hadeeth of the Prophet (saw), "No Muslim suffers tiredness, exhaustion, worry, grief, annoyance or distress, not even a thorn that pricks him, but Allah will expiate some of his sins thereby." [Bukhari - 2573]
The Prophet (saw) taught us two important things:
1 - "To turn to Allah and seek His protection and to beseech Him, for He is the most Generous: And if an evil whisper comes to you from Shaytaan, then seek refuge with Allah." [Surah Al-A'raaf (Chapter 7) - 200]
The way to deal with waswaas is to seek refuge with Allah a great deal from the accursed Shaytaan, and especially to recite al-Mi'wadhatayn (the last two Surahs of the Quran), for there is nothing better with which a person may seek refuge with Allah.
In the book of Ibn al-Sunni it is narrated via 'Aa'ishah (ra), "Whoever suffers from this waswaas, let him say 'Aamantu Billaahi wa bi rusulihi (I believe in Allah and in His Messengers), three times.
It is narrated that Uthmaan ibn Abi'l-'Aas said: "The Shaytaan was interfering with my prayer and recitation of Quran. He [the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) ] said: 'That is a devil called Khanzab, so seek refuge with Allah from him and spit drily to your left three times.' I did that, and Allah took him away from me." [Sahih Muslim - 2003]
2 - To put a stop to this matter and turn away from it and to keep ourselves busy with other useful things.
The companions of the Prophet (saw) came to him complaining about the doubts and waswaas that they were suffering. In Sahih Muslim it is narrated that Abu Hurayrah (ra) said: "Some of the companions of the Messenger of Allah (saw) came to him and said, 'We find in our hearts things that none of us dares utter.' He said, 'Do you really find that?' They said, 'Yes.' He said, 'That is clear faith.'" (2/153).
What is meant by his saying 'That is clear faith' is that their hatred of that waswasa and their rejecting it was a clear sign of faith.
The Shaytaan only whispers to people of faith; as for the kaafir he comes to him however he wants and does not limit himself to waswaas, rather he toys with him however he wishes. And you should know if the Shaytaan manages to instill some doubts in a person's heart concerning Allah and so on, he should not worry about that, because he is only suffering these doubts because of the faith in his heart. The person who is not a believer does not care whether he doubts or not; the one who suffers because of these doubts and whispers is a believer. The Prophet (saw) said, "That is clear faith," (narrated by Muslim, no. 132), meaning that what the Shaytaan casts into your hearts of such matters is a reflection of clear faith, i.e., sincere faith.
He described it as sincere faith, because the one who experiences these doubts is not happy about them and should not pay any attention to them; they grieve him and he does not want them. The Shaytaan only comes to hearts which are filled with faith in order to destroy it; he does not come to hearts that are devoid of faith, because they are already ruined. It was said to Ibn 'Abbaas or Ibn Mas'ood that the Jews said, "We do not experience waswaas during our prayers." He said, "Of course, what would the Shaytaan do with a heart that is already ruined?!"
Music addiction and Jinn related depression
One of the key signs of possession is that a person is addicted to music and cannot generally go without it for a few days without getting upset.
There are many things that can contribute to rapid state changes in a person such as certain foods, drugs etc and most people are careful of them. However music which is an external stimulus that can cause a person to experience emotional highs and lows. And when it is withdrawn it can cause them to crash and this is often ignored and overlooked.
For a Jinn to have an adverse influence over a praying muslim, is normally difficult. However if Shaytaan can change a person's state or feeling rapidly from slow to fast or high to low etc, the person has less control over his mind and his body and Shaytaan's influence increases. A simple example is alcohol. When a person drinks alcohol, their state is changed and it makes it easier for that person to commit haraam whereas normally they might not have even considered it. Similarly music has the affect of rapidly changing a persons state. Some people may claim listening to music makes them feel happy.
This may seem true but there are other types of music capable of producing different states and emotions in a person. Such as blues music which can change a person's state to sad. Rap music can change a persons state to aggressive etc. So what we would like to emphasize is not the actual emotion itself but the fact that music is capable of changing a persons state and changing it rapidly.
Very few people can listen to music in a detached manner. And if they could, what would be the point as they would not 'enjoy' it. A changing of state is just the beginning for some people. It affects them to the point that they become in a 'trance' with it and the early sign of trance is moving their body hypnotically to it without realising and repeating the words. Therefore someone who is having state change issues such as bipolar depression (i.e. swinging feelings of high and low) - the last thing they need is something that contributes to such state changes.
In terms of Ruqyah and Jinn we know from experience that many people get affected by Jinn when in trance like states. In fact most magicians, before they try to do magic on a person, try to put them in to trance like states. In terms of music you can see at concerts and also in so called Qawaali session's, people going into trances, getting up dancing and then collapsing.
To this point we have not mentioned anything in regards to music being halaal or haraam just what I hope any logical individual would agree with. However I will mention now that perhaps we should take note that music is often accompanied by words and those words generally do not speak of Allah. And so a person repeats those words and the Angels write them down. So Shaytaan gets a double victory here by firstly stopping us from saying the words of Allah i.e. we should be reciting as much Quran as we can or doing the Dhikr of Allah. And secondly by us now doing the Dhikr of useless stuff which may actually be sinful.
So we advise anyone afflicted with music addiction to replace it with Dhikr, for this is the greatest thing that may protect a person.
In the hadith it says that Allah commanded Yahya (as) to enjoin five things upon the Children of Israel, one of which was: "I command you to remember Allah, for this is like a man who is being pursued by the enemy, then he comes to a strong fortress and saves himself from them. Similarly a man cannot save himself from his enemy except by means of dhikr." [Al-Waabil al-Sayyib, 60.]
Show hows certain "Amulets" (taweez) being promoted for use by certain Muslims are in fact rooted in the Kabbalah - an ancient Black Magic that currently is used in Judaism and Freemasonry - which actually goes back to ancient Egypt and Babylon. Contains pages on magic and kabbalah and compares them to so-called 'Islamic' Taweez and Naqsh. (Amulets and Charts). *
Taweez treated like a good luck charm?
In most cases what is sold or given by so called baba's / peers etc is nothing more than a piece of paper with a few ayats and perhaps some numbers and charts on it. Anyone could write one and nothing would occur, as you need to be in touch with the Jinn for them to have any effect. A few cheap magicians are in touch with the shayateen / Jinn and can do a few tricks. Such as telling you a few personal details about yourself, to make you think he must be pious. This trick in terms of magic / sihr, is one of the most basic ones and many non-muslim magicians can also perform this trick such as some gypsy women.
Many people are under the impression that the taweez they wear contains verses of the Quran and so will protect them from "evil spirits". Although most of the taweez's we have seen tend to be from the sources of Jewish magic i.e. numbers and charts mixed with Quran. Even so, if we were to accept that someone is wearing a Quranic taweez, we find the Muslims are treating this just as the non-muslims treat a good luck charm. We see people who don't even perform the basic daily prayers and who go to night clubs etc, all with this Quranic taweez around their neck. Yet somehow these people think that this taweez that the 'peer saab' gave them will protect them or their children from evil! Some Muslims even grab onto their taweez whilst in the casino hoping to win! We hope we have clarified for you that the concept of taweez is no different to a good luck charm. The correct approach is to recite the dua's the way the Prophet (saw) taught us for protection - and what could be more powerful than the dua the Prophet (saw) taught his Ummah?
Can Taweez protect from Magic?
There are a number of hadith of the Prophet (saw) relating to the wearing of talismans and amulets etc which confirm the fact that the Prophet (saw) did not like them. Also we point out from the first Prophet Adam (as) as to the last Prophet Muhammad (saw) not a single Prophet ever wore a taweez or taught any one of their companions to make one. In fact even when Moses (as) was sent to pharaoh and fought the best magicians known to mankind he was not ordered to wear a taweez.
Can Taweez be worn for small children to protect them?
Even when Moses as a small baby was put into the river by his mother no one advised to put a taweez around his neck to protect him from drowning or cold water or any bad luck as such. Ibrahim as did not put a taweez around the neck of Ismael or Ishaac...Nor did Yaqub as around the neck of Yusuf as despite his beauty to protect him from nazar or ayn, or to protect him from the jealousy of his brothers. Finally our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw) the savouir of mankind and a mercy to all the worlds did not put a taweez on the necks of any of his children nor his grandchildren Hasan and Hussain. This is what is known from the Anbiya the prophets who delivered islam to the people, as for the statements by certain scholars in later generations. You can make your own mind up.
I went to a magician and he gave me a taweez for free!
There is also another serious aspect for people searching for a cures to Jinn, (Jadoo, Jadu) Sihr, Black magic etc, which is that they themselves do not know or understand what the magician is doing. So they are never sure he is not doing something to make them subservient to them. In the same respect as a drug dealer, most magicians will usually give the first dose for free, as they know once they have you hooked, you will find it extremely difficult to get away and this is how many people have lost fortunes.
I have been advised to recite a Surah or just the names of Allah X amount of times.
On the face of it this type of thing appears fine but one should be careful that these people then start advising to recite the names of Allah 100,000 times and Surahs Falaq and Nas 70,000 times etc. Beware this is usually the first sign of the innovators as no one would be able to complete these tasks in one go. Then you would have to refer back to them and sure enough you would be informed of some pious Shaikh or 'Peer' etc, who can achieve this feat and of course will charge you for the privilege. These people are often obsessed with numbers and these numbers tend to be all over their literature as if its the number that is going to give the Shifaa (cure). Below is a some logical evidence regarding these kinds of numbers - if you were ever to attempt such a thing.
1 hour = 60 mins and 1 Min = 60 Seconds so 60x60 = 3600 sec's per hour.
If we say you could recite both Surah Falaq and Nas in 2 seconds which is totally unjust to the Surahs but for arguments sake. So 3600/2 = 1800 A person would only be able to recite them 1800 times in one hour. And if we said they had a night of 10 hours it woud still only amount to 18,000 times. Still 62,000 short of the innovators requirement. As you can see this is impossible. May Allah protect us from Shaytaans suggestions dressed as piety and keep us firmly upon the true piety of the Sunnah.
Calling upon the Names of Allah
Some people advise that you should say 'Ya rahmaan' or 'Ya raheem' or 'Ya Jabaar' etc 100 times or 200 times each, for a cure or ailment.
If you download any Ruqyah, you will find that many of the reciters call upon Allah (swt) using his beautiful names. And if you have ever watched an imaam in taraweeh prayer making dua in Makkah, you will find they also call upon Allah's names. But you will find that after saying Allah's name they then ask for forgiveness or health or whatever.
But imagine if you are only sayinh 'Oh Allah' (swt) 10 times etc and then another name of Allah (swt) - this now becomes gets ridiculous. Because you are actually calling Allah by his name or names but then not asking for, or saying anything. Like someone may say 'ya Allah ya Allah ya Rahmaan' etc and then say 'forgive me' - which makes sense. But if they simply repeat 'Ya Allah, Ya Allah, Ya Allah' - it doesn't make sense.
Perhaps a simpler way to look at this or any worship for that matter is that if I suggested you pray with one leg in the air and one hand in the air you would say no I hope! Or at least ask me for some evidence from the Sunnah. Although there is nothing wrong with praying in itself and I am telling you that you should pray this way 20 times a day - you recognise that no-one has actually ever prayed in this way. So in the same way these people although they are using the names of Allah (swt), no one from the Prophet (saw) or the companions ever used the names of Allah (swt) in this way. Below is a narration where the companions did use the name of Allah (swt), I hope it clarifies matter.
One of the treatments prescribed in Islam is to recite the dua's narrated from the Prophet (saw), to relieve worries and distress. For example, the Sahih hadith narrated from Ibn Masood (ra):
"There is no-one who is afflicted by distress and grief and says:
'Allaahumma inni 'abduka ibn 'abdika ibn amatija naasyati bi yadika, maada fiyya hukmuka, 'adlun fiyya qadaa'uka. As'aluka bi kulli ismin huwa laka sammayta bihi nafsaka aw anzaltahu fi kitaabika aw 'allamtahu ahadan min khalqika aw ista'tharta bihi fi 'ilm il-ghayb 'indaka an taj'al al-Qur'aana al-'Azeema rabee' qalbi wa noor sadri wa jalaa' huzni wa dhihaab hammi.
(O Allah, I am Your slave, son of Your slave, son of Your maidservant; my forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every NAME belonging to You which You have named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the Unseen with You, that You make the Holy Quran the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety),' but Allah will take away his distress and grief."
If the shayateen are chained up during Ramadan, why is there still evil? etc
It is narrated that 'Utbah ibn Farqad (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: 'In Ramadan, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed, and every shaytaan mareed is chained up.' [An-Nasaa'i (2108)]
Ibn Khuzaymah narrated in his Saheeh(3/188) that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: " The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: 'On the first night of Ramadan, the devils, the maarid (rebellious) jinn, are chained up.'
Imam Ibn Khuzaymah included this hadeeth in a chapter entitled: "Chapter which explains that what the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) meant when he said that 'the devils are chained up'"......is the maarid (rebellious) jinn among them, not all the devils, because the word shayaateen (devils) only applies to some of the jinn.
The chaining up of the devils only has to do with the believers who are fasting, not the disbelievers. Abu al-'Abbaas al-Qurtubi (may Allah have mercy on him) said: "They are only chained up and kept away from those whose fast fulfils the necessary conditions and who pay attention to its etiquette." [Sharh az-Zarqaani 'ala Muwatta' al-Imam Maalik (3/137)].
Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said: "Those among the devils who are chained up may still cause harm, but it is less and weaker than what happens at times other than Ramadan. It is in accordance with the perfection or otherwise of the fast. If a person's fast is perfect and complete, the Shaytaan will be warded off in a manner in which he is not warded off from one whose fast is lacking." [Majmoo al-Fataawa (25/246)].
So in brief just like a human may be put in chains, this will reduce his ability to harm you. Obviously if you get too close, he could still attack you even whilst in chains. Furthermore the above narrations apply to the fasting believer during the month of Ramadan, fulfilling all the conditions of the fast.
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