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A bit of sound advice

The weak and ill-hearted have been psychologically captured in the lures of Shaytan. To protect our selves a few recommendations of our pious predecessors should be taken into consideration; which should truthfully be pre requisites in our lives anyway.

1. Regular in five time obligatory prayers and practice on whatever Islamic knowledge is possessed.
2. Recite Ta-awuz (auzu billah) in abundance.
3. Recite Quraan daily with Ta-awuz & Tasmiyah (Bismillah).
4. Never have jealousy for anyone else.
5. Never have an evil eye against others.
6. Never Believe or trust those who claim to practice magic.
7. Never be involved in Magic or Magicians.
8. Assign full faith and trust in Allah the Most Magnificent creature, sustainer and protector.

The evil eye is a mental or physical condition of instability that over powers the person affected. This can be caused by another human or jinn.

There is a sound hadith to prove this from Umm Salama, that the prophet

(SAW)saw a slave girl in her house with yellowness in her face.He said, ‘Use a spell for her. She has been afflicted by the evil eye.’(Al Bukhari relates it in the Book of Medicine)

Al-Bukhari relates from Abu Hurayra that the Prophet (SAW) said, ‘The evil eye is real and
The Prophet forbade tattooing.’

To prevent oneself from evil eyes or satanic jinns, that may have you misrender Allah, who takes care of us every second of our life, we must look at the verses in Surah Fussilat wherein Allah reminds us of our commitments, about himself being our protector and receiving protection from satanic Jinns.

“In the case of those who say “Our Lord is Allah”, and further, stand straight and steadfast, The angels descend on them “Fear ye not!”(They suggest),”Nor grieve! But receive The glad tidings of the garden (of Bliss) That which ye were promised!

“We are your protectors in this life and in the hereafter: Therein you shall have all that your inner selves shall desire; therein you shall have all for which you ask.(C 41: V 30-31)

And if an evil whisper from Shaytan tries to turn you away then seek refuge in Allah.Verily he is the All-Hearer All-Knower.(C 41 :V 36)

Invocations ( Duas )

The scholars have prescribed many invocations. These invocations have been derived from Quran and Ahadith, some of which are for specific occasions. Here are a only a few:

1.Protection from Shaitan

It is narrated by Abu Hurayra (ra)that the Messenger of Allah(SAW)

said, Whoever says La Ilaha-Illa llah Wahdahu La sharika lahu, Lahul mulk wa Lahul Hamd, wa Huwa ‘Alaa kulli shy-inn Qadeer. 100 times daily will get the reward for freeing 10 captives; he will get 100 blessings, 100 mistakes will be wiped out, it will be a protection for him/her from Shaitan all that day till the night. No one will get a better reward except who did more than that.

2.Al- Mutawazain

Seek refuge on a daily basis by reading Surah Al Falaq & Surah An naas (the two chapters of the holy Quran with the sequential numbers 113 and 114).

3.Fear Loneliness & insomnia

It is narrated by Umar ibn Shu aib(reh) through his father from his grandfather that the Messenger of Allah (saw)said,When someone is in a state of fear when sleeping he should say: I seek refuge with the whole words of Allah from his anger, His punishment and wickedness of people; and I seek refuge from the pricking of satans, and from their presence; therefore, no harm will hit him.


Jabir (ra)narrated that the messenger of Allah(saw)said, “When someone sees unpleasant dreams, he should spit to his left three times should seek refuge in Allah from the outcast Shaitan. Then he should turn to the other side of his sleep”.
(Reported by Muslim,Abu Dawood,Nasaee and Ibn Majah).

5.Matrimonial Relationship

Ibn Abbas(ra) narrated that the prophet(saw)said,’When one of you comes to his wife he should say Bismillah!…O Allah! Protect us from Shaitan and protect our offspring from him too.’ (Bukhari and Muslim)

6.Entering the House

Jabir (ra)says, I heard the prophet(saw)saying,When a person enters his house and he remembers Allahs name, as well as when he eats, Shaitan says: there is no way that we can inhabit and sleep here or eat at this house . However when he enters the house without remembering Allah, Shaitan says we have a place to live tonight; and if he does not remember the name of Allah at the time of eating, Shaitan says we have tonight a place to stay and food to eat. (Sahih Muslim)

7.Entering the Lavatory

This place is the most inhabited of all the places in the house. Therefore the prophet advised the Muslims to make a Dua before entering the washroom. It is narrated from Anas that when the Prophet(saw)intended to enter the washroom he would say, “In the name of Allah, O Allah I seek refuge in you from the males and females (of shaitans).

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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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