Monday, March 28, 2011

Bodily Seizures

The types of Sar’ (bodily seizures) according to Sheikh Muqbil Bin Haadi (Rahimahullah)– Taken from the book Tahdheer-ul-Khalq MimmaFee Kitaab Saihat-il-HaqRaddun ‘Alaa Munkaree Talabus-ul-Jinn Bil-Ins’ [1] By Abu Hamaam Muhammad Bin ‘Alee As-SomaeeAl-Baidaanee  
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Shaykh Muqbil Ibn Haadi (rahimahullah) said:
 “...and from that which  is appropriate to be informed about, is that bodily seizures are divided into two types:

1. The bodily seizure because of the possession of the human by the Jinn.

2. And the bodily seizure which has nothing to do with the Jinn. Rather, it is an illness of the mind and nerves. So, you find some of the reciters (of ruqya), when an ill person who has seizures is brought to them, reciting upon him and then beating him with a violent beating and the reciter says: ‘Leave, O’ enemy of Allah’ (addressing the Jinn) and he beats him until perhaps one of the ill people is forced to speak himself and he says ‘I will leave, I will leave’ so that the beating is lifted from him. And some of the reciters have adopted it (ruqya) as a profession and a business. And perhaps one of them is afflicted by the (trial of the) women that he treats. And some of them, reciting upon the sick people distracts them from learning the beneficial knowledge, and that young man (who is engaged in this) is then turned away (because of this) from the connection with the beneficial knowledge. And this did not exist in the time of the Messenger of Allah (sallalahualaihi wa sallam),  that a group be specialised in reciting over those who have bodily seizures, and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (sallalahu alaihi wa sallam).”

[1] Translator’s footnote:Daar-ul-Imaam Ahmed, Cairo, 1st Edition, 1426/2005, Pgs. 8-9. The title of the book can be translated as ‘Warning the creation about that which is in the book Saihat-ul-Haq: A refutation of the one who denies the possession of people by the Jinn.’ The words of the Shaykh are a part of his introduction to this book and they were written not too long before he passed away (rahimahullah).
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