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The Jinn (Genies)

Exorcism In Islam

Is the act or ceremony of Exorcising. Exorcise means to expel, purify, cast out, drive out. In this context the meaning would be 1. To cast out an evil spirit by invocation 2. To free a person of evil spirits. A person who practices these rituals is called an Exorcist.

Sometimes some weak people may be haunted or possessed by Jinn.Those who failed to protect themselves or did not know how to do so are most liable to be harmed. Then, instead of the preventive measures curative approaches may have to be used. These procedures used to free the possessed have been well documented by Ahadith, seerah and Quran.

Beating the Possessed Person

Some times it is difficult to get rid of shaitan from the body of the possessed. By reading Qur’an or by requesting the devil to get out, may not be enough. Hence, one (quaified) has to curse the devil and beat the person while reading Qur’an.
Curing a possessed person and the removal of the jinn may require the afflicted individual be beaten many times. Such beating will fall on the jinn while the possessed human does not feel these blows on his body. When a demented person regains consciousness he would be a witness to those around him that he did not feel the pain of the beating. At the same time there will be no effect or any trace mark from the beating on the body.

It was reported in the Musnad of Ahmad and the Sunan of  Abu Dawood that a narration from Umm Az – Zaari. Ibn  Aamir  Al –Abdee, went to the messenger (saw) with a son of his who was insane. He narrated:
When we reached Allah’ s Messenger (saw), I  said : “ I have with me a son who is insane whom I have brought for you to pray to Allah for .” the Messenger (saw)said :
“Bring him to me. “ So I went to get him from the group of riding animals . I took off his traveling clothes and put on good clothes , and took him by the hand back to the Messenger of Allah (saw) .He said :  “ Bring him closer to me and turn his back to me.”  He then grabbed his garment and began to beat him on his back so much so that I saw the whiteness of his armpits. While doing so he said :  “ Get out enemy of Allah !  Enemies of Allah get out! “ The boy then began to gaze in a healthy manner quite different from his earlier gaze. Allah’s messenger (saw)then sat him down directly in front of him , called for some water for him and wiped his face , then he prayed for him. After the messenger (saw)of Allah ‘s prayer there was none in the delegation better than him.

Cursing or Demanding the Jinn to Get Out

The other method used by the Prophet (saw)of Allah is the idea of cursing the Jinn to leave the victim. It has been reported by Abu Dardaa in Sahih Muslim that the Prophet (saw) stood up in prayer and he heard him say:

I seek refuge in Allah from you (Shaitan). I curse you by Allah’s curse. I curse you by Allah’s curse. I curse you by Allah’s curse.

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