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Wahld Abd AI·Salam Bali
Abu Bakr Jablr AJ-Jaza'irl
Teacher at the Islamic University and the Prophet's Mosque In MacHnah
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Table of Contents
Eulogy ,- , ' , " - 6
Introduction to the. Second Edition ; 7
The Motives to Produce this Research................................................ 10
Chapter One: Jinn: a Reality, not an Illusion 13
Belief in the Unseen.i.... 13
From what material were the Jinn created? 16
Types of Jinn 18
Jinn's Residences 18
Do Jinn eat and drink? ,............................. 19
Demons have Hotns ; · 21
Jinn take different shapes and forms 21
How are Jinn transformed? 24
Are there male and female linn? 25
Do Jinn have religious obligations? 25
The Jinn's beliefs and religions 26
Will Jinn believers enter Paradise? 27
Jinn's fear ofhumans 28
Jinn envy humans n 28
Do J inn marry and reproduce? 29
Jinn are witnesses to the Muadhin on the Day of Resurrection 29
When do demons spread out?............. 30
Some animals can see devils 31
Jinn telling of the whereabouts of the Prophet ;I (when he ;.i left
Makka) 111 ,., ••••••••••••••••••.• 32
The devil' s shout on the day of the Pledge of Allegiance at
The devils gain hearing by stealth from the heavens 32
Is it possible for a Qareen to embrace Islam? 33
The devils are chained up in Ramadan 34
It is prohibited to sacrifice animals for Jinn 35
It is haram to seek refuge with Jinn 37
It is haram to seek help from Jinn 38
D J. inh bi . ·1·' ho ..? 39
o 1I1l1. a it peop e souses .
How to chase Jinn away from a house? 42
linn. are less dignified than mankind 44
Do Jinn harm mankind? 45
Chapter Two: Possession (by Jinn) its fact and treatment.. 47
Definition of Sar' (possession by linn) ; 47
Proofs of confirmation of Sar' ~ 48
The position ofdoctors with regards to Sar' 56
The legitimacy of the treatment ofSar' (Exorcism) 58
Reasons of Jinn's possession ofhumans 63
'How does a Jinn enter the body of a human, and where does he/she
settle? , 65
Symptoms of the Jinn's possession of humans 65
Types of Jinn possession ofhumans 67
Characteristics of a healer (exorcist) 68
The method of healing , 69
Unlawful methods in exorcism M 126
Guidance for the protection from Sar' 129
Chapter Three: The appearance of Satan to the Prophets 132.
N oah ~\' s encounter with Satan.................................. 132
Musa (Moses) ~\ 's encounter with Satan ~,... 132
Yahya ibn Zakariya ~\' s encounter with Satan 133
A yyub i¥l\' s encounter with Satan........................... 134
'Isa (Jesus) ~\~s encounter with Satan 135
The Prophet's js encounter with Satan i , 137
Chapter Four: Satan's contact with mankind 139
Who is Satan? 139
The Beginning ~ 139
Immediate planning 140
The aspired objectives 140
The first attack i Co. • • • 141
The distinction between the enmity of mankind and that of Satan .....
Whispering misgivings about Tawheed 143
Satan's knots; the way to undo them 143
Satan's mockery of the people who neglect night prayer. 147
Disturbing the Muslim's sleep and saddening him H 148
Satan mocks the yawning person................................................. 149
Where does Satan settle at night? 150
Some of Satan's evil plans 151
Satan dispatches his army to create tnbulation among people 151
Waswasah is a proof of Satan's impotence 151
Waswasah in Salat. z 152
Forgetfulness comes from Satan 154
Satan causes enmity among people 155
The place of Satan in man 157
The Power of Iman weakens Satan.............................................. 158
Satan's Musical instruments 159
Satan's approach to one's meal.. 159
Markets represent the battlefield of Satan 160
Chapter Five: Satan's conduct to corrupt hearts 161
The importance of the heart ; , 161
The method of Waswasah............................ 163
How does Satan approach mankind?.......................................... 164
The levels of temptation ~ 165
Methods employed by Satan to misguide man............................. 168
Satan's entries .. ,. 17-4
Man's shields against Satan , 219
Finally: You should know your enemy , 328
Conclusion 0-0 331
Praise be to Allah ~ and peace be upon His Messenger Muhammad ~, his family and all his Companions ....
While in the Prophet's Mosque in Madina, the scholar, Wahid AbduSalam Bali, handed me his book entitled "Protection for Mankind from Jinn and Satan". He desired that I should read it and give him my opinion; so I agreed despite being extremely busy. I read the book from beginning to end, and found it sound and free from error, both semantic and textual. In the context of what he has written, he has covered most of the necessary points; he disproved of the misconceptions of a deviant group of people who denied - both in the former and modem times - the "incarnation" of linn in man, their speaking through his tongue, and their knowledge of his insights and desires.
The author of this book has shown an authentic Salaf attitude, by providing authentic and sound Ahadith (Prophetic Traditions), with reference to their sources.
If this book is read from its title - as was said, Shaikh Wahid's book provides two great and useful lessons; rarely seen together in such a book.
The first is confirmation -as in the true doctrine - of the existence of linn, aspects of their existence, and the effects of their activities; their lifestyle, for both good and evil, benefit and harm.
Second, it explains how to seek refuge with Allah in order to treat possession by linn and Satan. This book offers an explanation of the malady and how to cure it. This is a great distinctive mark, which makes the book an excellent one for every literate believer (male or female) to own.
Finally, I pray: "0 Allah, let the author of this book benefit from what he has written, and make it beneficial to anyone seeking the truth from this book; who then learns it and remains guided by it. And peace be upon our Prophet, Muhammad ~, his family and Companions.
Abu Bakr al ~l aza' iri
Lecturer in the Prophet's Mosque, Madinah 10/01/1309 A.H. 6
Introduction to the Second Edition
Praise to Allah Alone, and peace be upon His Messenger.
After the publishing of this book and its unexpectedly wide distribution in such a short time, I was contacted by many young Muslims and callers to Allah - with praise, inquire or advice. May Allah reward them all. However, I was not content with the praise for the book, because I knew that no person's work - especially those of people lacking knowledge, like me - is devoid of mistakes. So I showed my book to many great scholars, each of whom gave his opinion and his feedback. I took their advice on many points, and eventually I presented the book to our honourable Shaikh, Abu Bakr al-Jaza'iri, may Allah protect him and reward him for all his effort in the field of Dawah.
Two important questions should be noted here:
First, I was asked by many youths whether someone could treat a person who was possessed by Jinn?
The answer is "Yes". By the Will of Allah, you need only have the characteristics of a curer, as described in Chapter Two, and be equipped with the protective means mentioned in Chapter Six; then understand the method of treatment in Chapter Two, be faithful in your intention, for Allah alone, to start the treatment.
Second, someone might say that some Surahs and Verses mentioned in my method of treatment are not confirmed as having been used by the Prophet ;i to cure any of his Companions 40.
I say: The whole of the Qur' an can be used to treat a stricken person, and the evidence is as follows:
(1). (We send down in the Qur'an that which isa healing and amerey to thebellevers)".
I Surat al-Isra', Verse 82.
Some scholars say it means a mental healing, others think it means general healing (mental and physical); for the Qur'an heals both body and spirit.
(2). 'Aishah ~ narrated that the Prophet ~ entered the house, while she was being treated by a woman, saying: "Treat her with the Book of Allah". The Prophet :i spoke in general terms, without specifying that any particular Surah or Verse should be used.
(3). In the Hadith of Ruqya transmitted by al-Bukhari, Abu Sa'id al-Khudri .. reported that he performed Ruqya and treated a man with Surat alFatihah; at the end of the incident reported in the Hadith, the Prophet ;\i smiled and asked him: 'How do you know that Surat al-Fatihah is a Ruqyal"
I say that in this Hadith, there is clear evidence that a great Companion did not stop to see whether the Prophet ~ did Ruqya using al-Fatihah or not.
(4). Rather, Ruqya with the Qur'an, or any other means such as the Names and Attributes of Allah ~ or any Supplication, is permitted so long as it does not include any type of polytheism. It was reported in Sahib Muslim that some people told the Prophet ~ that they used to practise Ruqya in Jahiliyyah. He:i replied: "Show me the way you did Ruqya, there is no harm in practising it so long as it is not performed as a form of polytheism" .
This is the legal Islamic standard set by the Prophet :i to distinguish between the permitted and unlawful Ruqya.
This edition is distinguished from the previous ones by having forty additional pages, highlighted by examples 6 and 7 of Chapter Two. The sixth teaches you how to deal with a disbelieving jinni (demon) and the seventh tells you how to deal with Christian jinni, especially if it is one of their priests.
Finally, I thank everyone who helped me to produce this edition, especially our Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Jaza'iri whose books I read before meeting him.
I ask Allah ~ to make this book beneficial to its author,readerand publisher. He ~ is All-Hearing and Responsive. And may peace be upon his Prophet Muhammad.
All Praise is due to Allah ~, we seek His Help, and we seek His Protection against the evils of our bad deeds and ourselves. He who is guided by Allah M, none can lead him astray, and he who goes astray has no guide (to the right path). I testify that there is no deity, worthy of worship, but Allah ~alone, and I testify that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger.
(0 you who believe, fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam (as Musllmsj)",
(0 Mankind, be dutiful to you Lord, Who created you from a single person, and from him He created his wife, and from them both He created many men and women. And fear Allah through Whom you demand your mutual rights, and do not cut blood relations. Sorely Allah is ever Watchful over yoU)2.
(0 you who believe, fear Allah, and always speak the truth. He will put your actions right for you and forgive you your wrong deeds. All who obey Allah and Ills Messenger have won a mighty victory}'.
The best speech is that embodied in the Book of Allah, and the best guidance is the guidance given by Muhammad. The most evil of affairs are innovations; and every innovation is a Bid'a, and every Bid'a is a deviation, and every deviation is in Hellfire.
It is an obligation for the scholars to act as protectors of the Faith, and to chase away the scepticism of those in doubt and any intrusive idea, because Faith is the foundation of the Deen (religion). I have witnessed many Muslims leave the Deen of Allah, individually and in groups, by visiting a fortuneteller or diviner; they believe in them, and even have faith that they know the unseen. But when you advise them against such belief, they tell you, "Give us an alternative!" So it was an incentive for me to research this subj eet, asking Allah ~ to provide me with the Islamic alternative.
I Surat al-Tmran, Verse 102. 2 Surat al-Nisa' ~ Verse 1.
3 Surat al-Ahzab, Verses 70, 71.
The Motives to Produce this Research
There were many incentives for writing this book, including the following:
(1). Before we preach against any practice, we sbould provide an alternative. For example, I discussed with someone the subject of visiting fortune-tellers and magicians, and explained to him that it is prohibited in Islam. He said to me: "On my wedding nigbt, I wanted to consummate my marriage, but I found myself "tied" and impotent. What was I to do? So Lhad to visit a magician (to solve my problem). If there had been any alternative, I would have sought it."
(2). Often, when a linn possesses a human, it asks him to perform some prohibited acts in Islam, it was therefore necessary to counteract this wrongdoing.
(3). Some Christians use magic as a hidden weapon. I myself have witnessed a Muslim woman who was very much involved in Islamic activities. She was bewitched by a priest, and under the effect of his sorcery, she used to ask her family to get her a Cross. She even used to bow to any priest whenever she met one on the street! But some Muslim brothers managed to cure her thanks to Allah ~ and the use of the Qur'an, All praise to Allah ~!
(4). So far, I have never seen a book that deals with this subject in both theoretical and practical aspects. Sheikh Abdal-Khaliq al-'Attar, who has vast knowledge and experience in this subject, is preparing a book, with the title "Spiritual Medicine from the Qur'an and the Sunnah". But, because of his numerous engagements -t--' may Allah bless him- he has delayed writing it.
The subject is too extensive to be covered entirely by two books; it needs further research.
It is for these reasons and others that I started writing on this subject. However, I hesitated a great deal, because this matter is surrounded by dangers. So I sought help from Allah ~, and kept on the straight path, that of relying on evidence (from the Qur'an and Sunnah) in everything I write. Whenever I quoted a Hadith, I mentioned the level of its authenticity or weakness, and its source.
In my research, I have combined both theory, derived from reference books (of Ahadith) and practical experience; while relying on texts of the Qur'an and the Sunna to justify everything I have said.
I have divided this study into to two parts:
Book One is exclusively about linn and Demons, and IS entitled:
"Protection of Mankind from Jinn and Demons".
Book Two is about sorcery and the way to thwart it, and so I have called it: "The Sharpest Weapon to Counteract Evil Sorcerers".
Book One comprises six Chapters:
Chapter One: Jinn: a reality, not an illusion.
Chapter Two: Exorcism; a cure for sorcery.
Chapter Three: Satan's attacks on the Prophets.
Chapter Four: Satan's relations with mankind.
Chapter Five: Satan's infiltration in corrupting hearts.
Chapter Six: Man's protection against Satan.
I would like to urge you to accept all that conforms to the Qur'an and Sunnah in my research, but reject anything you may find that contradicts them; for my heart is entirely open to any constructive criticism, based upon the Qur' an and Sunnah.
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