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Using Saffron in Writing Prayers, Recitations unto...

Question: Some Raqis do recitations unto water, oil, ointment or cream. They also write prayers in saffron on a piece of paper, soak the piece of paper in water and have the patients drink the water or wash their bodies with it. Pieces of paper with such payers are called Aza‘im (incantations). What is the validity of making and using such Aza‘im? Answer: According to a Hadith interpreted by Muhammad Ibn-Abdilwahab, the...

Diagnosis of Illness

Question: Can the Raqi tell if an illness is devil possession or something else? Answer: Obviously, the experienced Raqi has examined and treated such varied cases as well as similar ones that he has become skilful at diagnosing psychological illness through his knowledge of their typical symptoms. However, not all Raqis do have such knowledge. Some Raqis may claim to have it, but in fact they do not, for they depend, when...

The Fake Molana, Sheikh, Healer

I have been receiving e-mails that start with statements like “I recently met a Molana at my Masjid. He seems a very generous man and he has given me amulets that have brought good fortune….” Others start with “I met this famous PIR/ Sheikh; and on our first meeting he foresaw all my problems and secrets. He also told me that I was possessed by a Jinn (or that I was bewitched), sent by this and that person...

Am I Possessed? How to confirm if so?

AssalamuAlaikum Brothers and Sister, I find it credible to write this article for it concerns most of the visitors. When people first come to know about the realities of Jinn and Magic; it is natural for them to believe that all of the misery they go through, could be due to jinn. But the fact is something else. I am writing this to clarify that not all discomforts come from Jinn alone. One has to go through a few steps to...

Interview with Exorcist Ali Mushrif

These are taken from the Appendix of a highly informative book “The Exorcist Tradition in Islaam”  © 1997 Dar Al Fatah, written By Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips. If you wish to read more, you will have to buy the book. Location: Madina, Saudi Arabia Date: 8/4/88 Name: ‘Ali Mushrif al-‘Amree Education: Teacher at Islâmic University of Madeenah Q. When and why did you practice exorcism? A. This situation whereby...

Is Dajjal A System?

There are different interpretations of the Hadith about dajjal. Different scholars have a different perspective. But there are some perceptions that can easily be denied by considering some facts from the Hadith in Sahih Muslim and Bukhari. I would like to quote a Hadith from Sahih Muslim, It is narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullah b. Umar that one day the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) mentioned in the...