In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
“And We send down of the Qur’aan that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism and act on it), and it increases the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers) nothing but loss.”
The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:”Allaah does not send down any disease but He also sends down a cure for it; those who know it know it, and those who do not know it do not know it.
[ Musnad Al-lmam Ahmad, 4/278. 121]
“And the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:”Allaah does not send down any disease but He also sends down a cure for it.”
Belief in the world of the Unseen (Ai-Ghayb) is an important part of Islamic belief, as affirmed in the texts of the Qur’aan and Sunnah. The effect that unseen forces may have on human lives is an area concerning which there are many myths and superstitions, and there is no shortage of charlatans who will dupe people by offering “remedies” and “protection”, at the cost of their wealth and, more seriously, at the cost of their ‘Aqeedah.Conversely, there are those who are so dazzled by modernity and material progress that they dismiss all ideas of unseen beings out of hand, in the name of science.
In this article, the author strikes a middle path between the superstitious approach of attributing all problems to the jinn and evil eye, and the “modem, scientific” approach of dismissing belief in the jinn as a kind of fairy tale.
He draws on the teachings of the Qur’aan and Sunnah to show that although the jinn have some ability to affect humans, it is not as great as many people think. In an era of widespread mental and emotional upheaval, the issue of sickness, both mental and physical, is also discussed.
The writer takes a balanced view of sicknesses that are commonly attributed to the jinn, and makes a wise plea for Muslim doctors to work hand in hand with practitioners of the Qur’aanic medicine, pointing out that recitation of the Qur’aan over a sick person can never do any harm. This is practicable, with a solid basis of Islamic teachings drawn from the Qur’aan and Sunnah. It is recommended for any reader who has an interest in spiritual and physical well-being.
The beliefs of the people of Tawheed concerning the jinn and devils
In this article, the writer explains the beliefs of various people about the jinn, and the ideas that have become deeplyrooted in their minds about this hidden and mysterious world as the result of exaggerated stories, which has led to great fear whenever the word jinn is mentioned.
But the believer who believes in Tawheed cannot be afraid, because he measures the stories he hears against the Qur’aan and Sunnah.
The diseases that may be caused by the jinns
Witchcraft and witches
Here I explain the danger that witchcraft poses to society and to the ‘Aqeedah of people who visit witches. Then I describe means of protection and remedies that are prescribed in Sharee’ah.
The evil eye and Hasad (destructive envy)
How to protect oneself, how to recognize one who is envious, and the remedy in the light of the Qur’aan and Sunnah.
Some Psychological Diseases
There is a strong connection between this and the topic of this book, and the symptoms are similar to some of the diseases caused by the jinn. In fact treating sickness with spiritual, Qur’aanic remedies is strongly connected to psychology in terms of both prevention and treatment. There is no contradiction between the two types of remedy, because psychological and nervous diseases have one of two causes:
(i) Internal causes: due to something inside the patient’s body, such as a physical problem in the brain, nerves or glands, or a deficiency of some vitamins, or other matters that can be dealt with by doctors who are specialized in such matters.
(ii) External causes: due to something outside the patient’s body, such as the loss of a loved one, or exposure to pressures and calamities which a person’s nerves cannot bear and for which he has no spiritual protection, so he is stricken with some psychological illnesses, which may be treated fully only by means of the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Prophet.