The Jinn Cried Out, "Stop It, Stop It"A True Story
A couple of weeks ago, a women called us and made an appointment for Hijama. On the day of the appointment, when she arrived, my wife Nusrat welcomed her in and took her to the room to perform Hijama.
At that same time, I was performing Hijama on a male client who was suffering from sciatic nerve back pain. As I was treating the man, I suddenly heard some unusual noises coming out of Nusrat’s hijama room.
I was quite shocked at the weird sounds, so I told my client to excuse me for a minute and walked over to Nusrat’s hijama room. I knocked on the door that was closed and asked, “Is everything alright?”
Nusrat stepped out, grabbed my hand and took me to another room and said, “This woman has a jinn in her. I thought she was kidding when she first told me. But she really has a jinn in her.”
“Really?” I asked. Nusrat went on to say, “Yes, as I’m doing Hijama, the women’s voice changed and she started talking in a man’s voice.”
Worried about any negative reactions on Nusrat, I told her to stop the Hijama and tell the woman to come back tomorrow with her husband, and that I would be present in tomorrow’s session too.
Before the couple came over the next day, I spoke to the husband by phone asking if he knew anything about the jinn inside his wife. He replied, “Yes, I know about the jinn. I have taken her to a couple of places to remove the jinn. I even took her to a sheikh in New York who is well known in removing jinns. The sheikh was able to communicate to the jinn and find out about its condition. The sheikh said that the jinn was a Muslim jinn that was sent by a sorcerer who tied the jinn to tightly in the hip area of my wife. The Sheikh tried several times to get the jinn out, he even pricked her feet but it wouldn’t come out. The sheikh finally told me to bring my wife to a Hijama person. That’s the reason why my wife came to you.”
Getting some background information on the women made me get a better grasp of the situation. I quickly understood the solution was to perform Hijama and Rukyah on the woman.
When the couple arrived, I told both of them to make wudu. Then I instructed the husband to stand close to his wife, and I told Nusrat to start the Hijama where she left off yesterday. I sat down nearby and started to recite some Quran and make some zikir. Just 10 mins into the Hijama, we all heard a man’s voice come out of the woman.
The Jinn cried out, “Stop it, Stop it”.
I jumped out of the chair I was sitting on, quickly grabbed my miswak, and started to sprinkle some salt water on the women, while loudly reciting Quranic verses. I told the jinn to come out of the body and leave the women alone. It replied, “No”.
I asked why it won’t come out, The jinn said, “She needs me.” I asked, “For what.” The jinn replied, “She needs me to protect her.” I told the jinn, “She don’t need your protection. Allah is sufficient to protect her.”
There were two voices coming out of the woman. At times, the jinn would talk in a man’s voice, and at other times the woman would talk in her own feminine voice. The two voices coming out of the women was eerie.
The woman was able to tell us the location of the jinn inside her body. She said, “He is now in my stomach area. Now he is at my right feet. He is trying to come out of my right feet but he can’t.” So we performed Hijama there. Then she said, “Now he is at my right hand near the fingers.” So we performed Hijama there. Then she said, “He is now in my head. I am feeling a bad headache.” So we performed Hijama on her head.
All through, I kept reciting Quranic verses and putting salt water, while Nusrat continued to perform Hijama on the woman. This went on for over 2 hours and finally the women said, “Now I feel relieved, I feel good. It feels like the jinn is gone.” We all said, “Alhamdullillah.”
As the woman stood up, I asked again just to be sure, “Do you feel the jinn anywhere in your body?” She replied, “No, I don’t feel him anywhere now. It looks like he has gone.”
She also looked much better, more relaxed and composed. She said, “I’m feeling more positive now”.
Reality of Unseen Ailments
The ailments of the unseen such as possession of Jinn, effects of black magic and evil eye are real are dismissed as hocus pocus by modern medicine. However these very ailments are confirmed in the Quran, as Allah says, “And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.” [Quran 51:56]. “And He created the jinn from a smokeless flame of fire.” [Quran 55:15]
The word jinn comes from an Arabic root meaning “hidden from sight”. Allaah says,” Indeed, he (Satan) sees you, he and his tribe, from where you do not see them. …” [Quran 7:27]
Rasullullah (saw) said: ‘The jinn are of three types: a type that has wings, and they fly through the air; a type that looks like snakes and dogs; and a type that stops for a rest then resumes its journey.” [Sheikh al-Albaani, al-Mishkaat, 2/1206, no. 4148)
The first recorded Jinn to be disobedient is Iblis who got kicked out of Jannah because he refused to follow the order of Allah to bow down to Prophet Adam. Disbelieving, disobedient jinn and humans are known as shayateen (satans).
Jinns possess people for many reasons. Sometimes it is because the Jinn or its family has been hurt accidentally. It could also be because the Jinn has fallen in love with the person. However, most of the time possession occurs because the Jinn is simply malicious and wicked. For this reason we have been told by the Prophet (saw) not to loiter in those places where the Jinns reside, eg. graveyards, ruins, deserts, market places etc.
We have also been commanded to recite the Qur’an frequently in our houses as the Prophet (saw) said: “Indeed, the shaytan flees from the house in which Surah Al-Baqarah is recited”.
If a person does become possessed, then the name of Allah has to be used in expelling the Jinn. If we look at the practice of the Prophet and his companions, we find many duas (supplications) to exorcise the Jinn. All these duas invoke Allah to help the possessed person.
Symptoms of Black Magic and Jinn
The famous Raaqi, Sheikh Abdul Rauf ben Halima mentions that they are 4 symptoms of someone who has been affected by black magic or jinn.
1) Blockages in life – in areas of work, money, marriage, education, support. It’s when the blockages are abnormal and repetitive to be systematic we know this is black magic.
2) Abnormal health problems – unexplained pain and permanent odd diseases that medicine can’t cure such as open wounds, infertility and impotence.
3) Abnormal mental states – anger, irritability, sadness, depression, forgetfulness, lack of confidence, lack of concentration, hearing and seeing things.
4) Nightmares – being chased by snakes, dogs. Seeing oneself climb and fall, seeing graves, fire, fighting of husbands and wives.
Rukyah is the healing methodology of using Quranic verses to break the spell of witchcraft and remove jinn as recommended by Rasullullah (saw).
Rasullullah (saw) saw in the house a girl whose face had a black spot. He said. “She is under the effect of an evil eye; so treat her with a Ruqya.”* (Sahih Bukhari, hadith V7, 635)