and Satanic Possession
Praise be to Allaah
People who have had
experience with such situations have related that the following are
among the signs of a person who is possessed by jinn (or Satan):
repulsion when hearing Qur’aan or Aathaan (call for prayers).
2. Episodes of
losing consciousness and/or epileptic attacks, especially when
Qur’aan is recited for the possessed person.
nightmares during sleep.
4. Tendency to
avoid people accompanied by out-of-the-norm behavior.
5. The jinn who
possesses him might speak when Qur’aan is recited for the possessed
6. Madness, as
stated in the Qur’aan (interpretation of the meaning):
"Those who devour usury will not stand except
as stands one whom Satan by his touch hath driven to [epileptic]
As for a person
struck by magic he might experience the following:
1. Dislike of
one’s spouse, as indicated in the Qur’aan by the following verse
(interpretation of the meaning): "And from
these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation
between a man and his wife..." (Al-Baqarah, 2:102).
attitude in the house from that which is outside the house. For
example, a person will feel that he is missing his family when is
outside the house but when he goes home, love changes quickly to
3. Inability to
have sexual intercourse with one’s spouse.
miscarriage for pregnant women.
5. Sudden change
in behavior without obvious reason.
6. Complete loss
of appetite for food.
7. Thinking or
imagining one has done something when in reality one has not.
obedience and/or love for a particular person.
should be noted that if a person experiences some of the above symptoms
this does not necessarily mean that he is either possessed by a jinn or
struck by black magic. It might be due to physiological or psychological
As for curing this
condition the following steps are recommended:
1. Putting one’s
trust in Allah with sincere belief that He is the only cure for
2. Reading Qur’aan
and known supplications expressing seeking refuge, the most
important and effective of which is sura 113 and 114, Al-Falaq and
Al-Naas, which were used to cure the Prophet himself. Surah 112, Al-Ikhlaas,
is recommended along with them, as well as the opening chapter of
the Qur’aan, Al-Fatihah. To cure black magic some have successfully
used seven lotus-tree leaves. The leaves should be crushed, then
mixed them with water enough for taking a bath. The following verses
from the Qur’aan are then recited: verse Al-Kursi (2:255), surah Al-Kafiroon
(109), surah 112, 113, 114; the verses which mention magic, which
are: in surah Al-Baqarah (2:102), Al-A’raaf (3:117-119), Yunus
(10:79-82), and Taha (20:65-69). The possessed person drinks some of
the water, and the rest is used to give him a bath.
3. Removing the
elements of magic as was done by the Prophet when he was struck by
black magic by a Jewish man called Lubaid Ben Al-‘Aasim.
4. Eating seven
Aa’liya Al-Barniy dates (among the dates of Al-Madinah) first thing
in the morning; if not possible, any dates will suffice, by the will
Cupping--removing excess blood.
And we ask Allaah
to cure your brother and ease your hardship and his, as He is the One
who cures and there is no one else who can cure
Sheikh Muhammed Salih