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Mental and nervous illnesses

Delusion is a serious mental illness. If a person is overcome by delusions, it is difficult to escape from them. No person is free of delusions that sometimes come to him, and in some cases life is delusion upon delusion, to such an extent that the delusions have a greater influence on a person than does reality.

With the spread of treatment by means of the Qur’aan and people seeing cases of epilepsy, and the spread of stories, whether from people who have gone for treatment or from books, delusions have started to encroach upon the minds of many people as a result of the many problems of life. Even those who are righteous and upright in their religious commitment are not free from the problems of delusion.

People’s fear of the jinn and devils plays a major role in cases of delusion.

Many people have started to make a connection between a particular sickness that has struck them, or a problem in life, or ordinary marital arguments, or specific incidents that have happened to them and other things.

They start to go over the causes of these problems or arguments, then they decide that so-and-so must have put the evil eye on them. Or maybe a person fell one day and the jinn possessed him as a result, so he tells you of the symptoms he feels.

In fact if the disease of delusion strikes a man, it is one of the most serious kinds of disease, for jinn possession may be dealt with by reciting the Qur’aan as a Ruqyah, but the disease of delusion is a vicious circle.

Similarly, some people may imagine that they have been bewitched or that so-and-so has put a spell on them because of some problem between them, so their thinking becomes confused and their lives become chaotic, and they tell themselves that they have been bewitched. If the delusion of having being possessed by the jinn or having been bewitched takes hold of a person, then his thinking becomes confused and his life becomes chaotic; his glands start to malfunction and the signs of possession or bewitchment appear in him. He may suffer convulsions or lose consciousness as the result of what modem psychology calls autosuggestion.

Then anxiety accompanied by intense fear starts to take over his life.

His nervous system begins to malfunction, the muscles of the heart tense up and physical symptoms appear.

The sick person feels pain in the area of the heart and the pain increases as the fear grows.

Other symptoms appear as the result of the malfunction in the nervous system, and there is no part of the body which is not affected by this case of anxiety.

The heart rate increases and may become irregular, the blood pressure rises, the digestive system malfunctions, pains develop in the stomach and the patient’s sexual desire may be affected so that he feels no attraction towards his wife; The muscles of the body become tense, and muscle tension in the head leads to migraines.

In fact many of those who go to those who offer treatment using the Noble Qur’aan are suffering from delusions.

Very few of them are actually possessed by the jinn, even though they may show symptoms of jinn possession. The fact of the matter, as supported by psychology, is that ongoing anxiety does indeed cause real physical illness, so the pain becomes a physical reality, not just tension.

Anxiety may cause stomach ulcers, angina and other problems, which changes a person’s life and causes him to lose ambition and neglect his work; it also causes disruption in his marital life, and he becomes a prisoner to delusion and fear.

There is a real remedy for this problem, to be found in psychology if the person has been overtaken by delusions for a long time. If the problem has only recently begun, however, he must recite prayers for protection.


Epilepsy

Doctors have not been able to give a comprehensive and definitive definition of epilepsy, because of the numerous clinical manifestations of epilepsy, including convulsions.

Epileptic seizures: Doctors use the phrase “epileptic seizure” to describe the sudden attack that happens to a patient, characterized by tension and shaking, accompanied by loss of consciousness.

Doctors divide epileptic seizures into two types, grand mal and petit mal. Grand mal seizures are accompanied by a loss of consciousness, whereas petit mal seizures may occur in the early stages and may not be noticed by the patient or by those around him.

They last for 3- 10 seconds and are not usually accompanied by convulsions.

They usually occur suddenly, whereby you will see the patient stop speaking for a moment and then carry on with some loss of focus, or moving from speaking in detail to mumbling.

The patient may stare into space for a moment and the go back to what he was doing.

Causes of epilepsy

Doctors link epileptic seizures to three factors, namely:

  • Individual potential and heredity
  • Problems in the brain
  • Changes in neurological activity.

However, there is another important cause of epilepsy which is that it may be caused by jinn possession.

This is something which many doctors do not wish to acknowledge, despite the fact that they admit that there are some kinds of epilepsy for which modern science cannot discover the cause. What is even stranger is that many of those who deny this are from among our own people, whereas many doctors in the West acknowledge this kind of epilepsy. Shaykh ‘Abdul-Raaziq Nawfal states in his book ‘Aalam Al-Jinn Wa’l-Malaa’ikah that many western scientists acknowledge this, among whom he mentions Carrington, a member of the American Association for Psychological Research.

In his book Modern Spiritual Phenomena, Carrington mentions the case of possession, and says: it is clear that the case of possession is, at the very least, a real phenomenon and science cannot ignore the matter so lone as there are many astonishing facts which support it~ Dr. Bell, in his book Analysis of Unusual Cases in the Treatment of Mental Illness, says:

We have many cases where we could lift the veil (i.e., discuss them frankly and openly), especially with regard to matters of spirit possession, in the sense that it is a causative factor in mental and nervous illnesses. It seems that spirit possession is more complex than was previously thought. Then he goes on to say:

When spiritual practitioners perform wonders of expelling devils and spirits and treating the sick and depressed, all they get from the doctors is a look of contempt and scom.

Dr. James Haleson says in his book on possession that it is an extraordinary impact caused by an independent, intelligent entity on the mind and body of a person; it cannot be denied that possession happens.

Other doctors who affirm that possession does happen are Dr. Carl Wakeland and Dr. Baroz of the University of Minneapolis in America, and Dr. Alexis Carrel, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Surgery. In the past epilepsy was called the “divine sickness” or the “holy sickness”, because they believed that this sickness was caused by external forces or the touch of spirits (jinn).

The ancients explained this sickness, with its violent and sudden symptoms, as being caused by the influence of evil spirits which entered the body or the brain via the bodily orifices.

Some sources even state that the holes that have been found in the skulls of cavemen and some Inca tribes were the result of remedies for epilepsy, the aim of which was to expel the devils or evil spirits through these holes. The ancients also used amulets, incantations and written spells to treat this sickness.

Studies state that the clergy played a major role in treating this sickness by calling on the evil spirits by name, overpowering them and expelling them from the patient’s body. Experiences proves that and demonstrates definitively, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that in many cases of epilepsy, where they spoke to the jinn and took a promise from them to depart and never return, when the patient woke up, all traces of the sickness had disappeared.

This is not a case of split personality as suggested by some psychologists. The evidence from the Qur’aan and Sunnah is sufficient.

Epilepsy in children Most cases of epilepsy among children involve petit mal seizures, which usually begin around the age of five years and last until approximately the age of twelve.

The petit mal seizures grow further apart, or disappear at adolescence, or are replaced by grand mal* seizures. Electronic games and epilepsy in children. Modem studies have proven that electronic games play a major role in causing epilepsy in many children.

Medical reports prove that some children have brains that are sensitive to the flickering lights emanating from electronic games. In Britain, between 30,000 and 40,000 children suffer from epilepsy and it was found that 5% of them are sick because of electronic games. In Japan it was found that 200 children did not suffer from epilepsy before, but after medical tests it was proven that they were sick because of electronic games. In France, ten children were recently found to have become sick because of electronic games.

Features by which a case of medical epilepsy may be distinguished:

  • The patient has aggressive tendencies towards others.
  • He thinks that his opinion is the only one that is right, and he does not forgive mistakes on the part of others.
  • His moods and emotions are dull and slow.
  • He sometimes explodes for no reason and with no justification.
  • He often deceives others by his words and actions.
  • He expects others to be kind and helpful.
  • He has mood swings, alternating between love and hate, interest and apathy, kindness and harshness.
    • 8- He is sensitive and easily provoked.
  • He suffers constant anguish because he has no feelings of security or peace of mind. Treatment of epilepsy In fact psychology has a primary role to play in the treatment of medical epilepsy.

Doctors specialize in diagnosing the type of epilepsy and analyzing brain scans, then prescribing the kind of treatment needed, whether it be medication, surgery or counselling, depending on the opinion of the doctor. I feel that it is essential for me to quote some of the advice that doctors think are important in cases of epilepsy:

  • The epileptic patient should refrain from doing anything that exposes him to danger, such as swimming, driving a car or mountain climbing.
  • He should not exhaust his eyes by looking at highfrequency flickering lights, such as electronic games in the case of children, or TVs and cinema screens in the case of adults.
  • The patient’s family should not exaggerate about the concerns for the patient, whilst at the same time not neglecting his problem.
  • The family should not resort to provocation, rebuking, pressurizing, scaring or threatening the patient in order to direct his behaviour.
  • The doctor’s orders should be followed to the letter, and medication must be taken on time.
  • The patient must avoid all foods and drinks that contain stimulants or triggers, such as smoking and hot foods.
  • In the case of other types of epilepsy which are caused by the jinn, the remedy is to be found with those who treat sickness by means of the Noble Qur’aan.

Depression and Anxiety

Depression refers to intense sadness. It is a widespread mental illness, indeed one of the most widespread. As for mild sadness or feeling “blue”, this is a normal and natural emotion which hardly anyone can escape, not even a believer.

Allaah says:

{ إِنَّمَا ٱلنَّجۡوَىٰ مِنَ ٱلشَّیۡطَـٰنِ لِیَحۡزُنَ ٱلَّذِینَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَلَیۡسَ بِضَاۤرِّهِمۡ شَیۡـًٔا إِلَّا بِإِذۡنِ ٱللَّهِۚ وَعَلَى ٱللَّهِ فَلۡیَتَوَكَّلِ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ }

“Secret counsels (conspiracies) are only from Shaytaan (Satan), in order that he may cause grief to the believers.”

(Al-Mujaadilah 58:10)

If that sadness increases and takes over a person, it becomes depression.

Signs of depression:

  • Feeling distressed and sad
  •  Loss of appetite
  • Lack of focus, forgetfulness
  • Sleep disturbances, weight loss
  • Lack of sexual desire

Causes of depression

  • External causes
  • Internal causes

External causes

These are factors that are outside a person, such as life events like losing a loved one, or losing money or social standing. If this person does not have the protection of faith, he will go through several stages until he reaches the stage of depression.

Internal causes

These have to do with the person’s physical make-up, such as brain cells, a lack of thyroid hormones or a lack of certain vitamins.

Treatment

As depression is a mental illness, the treatment for it is by means of the Noble Qur’aan, especially in cases where the causes are external. The patient should be reminded to remember Allaah and to believe in the divine will and decree (Al-Qada’ Wa’l-Qadar) and the reward for those who are patient. Examples should be given from the lives of the Sahaabah and so on.

He should also be reminded to recite a great deal of the Dhikrs and Du’aa’s that have been narrated from the Prophet for treating worry, grief and distress, such as the following:

  • It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas that the Messenger of Allaah used to say at times of distress:

“Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah ul-azeem Al-haleem, laa ilaaha ill-AUaah Rabb il-‘arsh il’azeem, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah Rabb ul-samawaati wa rabb ul-ard wa rabb ul-arsh ilkareem.”

Translation

“There is no god but Allaah, the Almighty, Forbearing; there is no god but Allaah, Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god but Allaah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.”

In Jaami’ al- Tirmidhi It is narrated from Anas (R.A) that when the Messenger of Allaah (SAW) was distressed by something, he would say:

“Yaa Hayyu yaa Qayyoom, bi Rahmatika astagheeth”

 “O Ever-Living One, O Everlasting One, by Your mercy I seek help.”

And it is narrated from Abu Hurayrah & that when the Messenger of Allaah (SAW) was worried about something, he would lift his gaze towards heaven and say:

“Subhaan Allaah il-‘Azeem”

“Glory be to Allaah, the Almighty.”

And when he strove hard in Du’aa’ he would say:

 “Yaa Hayyu yaa Qayyoom”

“O Ever-Living One, O Everlasting One.”

  • In Sunan Abi Dawood it is narrated from Abu Bakr Al-Siddeeq (R.A) that the Messenger of Allaah (SAW) said:

“The prayer of the one who is in distress is

“Alaahumma rahmataka arju  fa la takilni ila nafsi tarfata ‘aynin, wa aslah li sha’ni kullahu laa ilaaha ilia anta.”

O Allaah, I hope for Your mercy, do not leave me to my own devices for even the blink of an eye, and set all my affairs straight, there is no god but You.”

And it is narrated that Asma’ bint ‘Umays said: The Messenger of Allaah said to me, “Shall I not teach you some words to say at times of distress?”

“Allaahu Allaahu rabbiy laa ushriku bihi shay’an”

“Allaah Allaah is my Lord and I do not associate anything with Him”

According to one report, this should be said seven times.

In Musnad Ahmad it is narrated from Ibn Mas’ood that the Prophet (SAW) said: “No person suffers any anxiety or grief, and says:

 “Allaahumma innee ‘abduka wa ibn ‘abdika wa ibn amatika, naasiyati bi yadika, maadinfiyya hukmuka, ‘adlunfiyya qadaa’uka, as’aluka bi kulli ismin huwa laka sammayta bihi nafsaka aw anzaltahu ft kitaabika aw ‘allamtahu ahadan min khalqika aw ista’tharta bihi ft ‘ilm il-ghaybi ‘andak an taj’ala Al-Qur’aana rabee’ qalbi wa noor sadri wa jalaa’a huzni wa dhahaaba hammi”

“O Allaah, I am Your slave, son of Your slave, son of Your female slave, my forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every Name belonging to You which You named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Qur’aan the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety — but Allaah will take away his sorrow and grief, and give him in their stead joy.”

In Snnan AUTirmidhi it is narrated that Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqaas said: The Messenger of Allaah said:

“The prayer of Dhu’l-Noon which he said when he was in the belly of the fish:

لا اله الا انت سبحانك انى كنت من الظالمين

‘Laa ilaaha ilia Anta, subhaanaka inni kuntu min Al-zaalimeen

“None has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allaah), Glorified (and Exalted) be You [above all that (evil) they associate with You]! Truly, I have been of the wrongdoers’ (cf. Al-Anbiya’ 21:87).

No Muslim man calls upon Allaah with these words concerning any matter but Allaah will answer him.

According to another report:

“I do not know of any words that a person says in distress but Allaah will relieve him of it, except the words of my brother Yoonus.”

In Sunan Abi Dawood it is narrated that Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri said: The Messenger of Allaah (SAW) entered the mosque one day and saw a man from among the Ansaar who was called Abu Umaamah.

He said:

“O Abu Umaamah, why do I see you in the mosque when it is not the time for prayer?” He said: “Worries and debts that are burdening me.”

He said, “Shall I not teach you some words which, if you say them, Allaah will take away your worries and pay off your debt?”

 He said:

“Allaahumma inni a’oodhu bika min Al-hammi wa’lhazani wa a’oodhu bika min aTajzi wa’l-kasali wa aoodhu bika min a’l-jubni wa’l-bukhli wa a’oodhu bika min ghalbat il-dayn wa qahr il-rijaal

0 Allaah, I seek refuge with You from worry and grief, and I seek refuge with You from incapacity and laziness, and I seek refuge with You from cowardice and miserliness, and I seek refuge with You from being heavily in debt and from being overcome by men)/’

Abu Umamaah said, “I said it and Allaah took away my worries and paid off my debt for me.”

In Sunan Abi Dawood it is narrated that Ibn’ Abbaas said: The Messenger of Allaah (SAW) said:

مَنْ لَزِمَ الاِسْتِغْفَارَ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لَهُ مِنْ كُلِّ ضِيقٍ مَخْرَجًا وَمِنْ كُلِّ هَمٍّ فَرَجًا وَرَزَقَهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لاَ يَحْتَسِبُ

“Whoever persists in praying for forgiveness, Allaah will give him a way out from every worry and distress, and will provide for him from (sources) he never could imagine.”

Ibn ‘Abbaas narrated that the Prophet (SAW) said:

“Whoever has many worries and concerns, let him frequently recite:

 لا حول ولا قوة الا بالله

“Laa hawla wa laa quwwata ilia Billaah”

“There is no power and no strength except with Allaah”

It is proven in Al-Saheehayn that this is one of the treasures of Paradise. In Al-Tirmidhi it says that it is one of the gates of Paradise.