Question Nbr: 5327

Question Date: 3/2/2005

Topic: Jinn:

is it possible that jinns are making me bipolar, how can i fight back, if this is true?

As-Salamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.  
Dear brother in Islam, we really commend your apparent interest in having a better understanding of the teachings of Islam and the rulings of this great religion in all matters. In fact, Islam is a religion that encompasses all aspects of life and secures guidance and light for all mankind. 
In most cases, these are mere Satanic whispers which Satan make use of to spoil people's life and harms their commitment to religion. To get rid of such Satanic whispers a Muslim 
should be keen to read the authentic supplications particularly ayat al-Kursi and surat al-Ikhlas, al-Falaq and an-Nas.  
Alla(swt) says in the Qur'an in surat al-Falaq: "Say: I seek refuge in 
the Lord of the dawn. From the evil of what He has created. And from the 
evil of the utterly dark night when it comes. And from the evil of those 
who blow on knots. And from the evil of the envious when he envies." 
(al-Falaq: 1-5) 
There is another verse that is relevant to this issue from surat 
al-Baqarah: "Those who swallow down usury cannot arise except as one whom 
Shaitan has prostrated by (his) touch does rise. That is because they say, 
trading is only like usury; and Allah has allowed trading and forbidden 
usury. To whomsoever then the admonition has come from his Lord, then he 
desists, he shall have what has already passed, and his affair is in the 
hands of Allah; and whoever returns (to it)-- these are the inmates of the 
fire; they shall abide in it." (al-Baqarah: 275) 
These verses are very clear in reference to the power Allah made through 
these jinn in magic or possession. When you say, a`udhu billahi mina 
ash-shaytani ar-rajim (I seek refuge and protection in Allah from Satan, 
the accursed), then certainly Allah accepts protecting you and giving you 
refuge against any evildoer. Reading the Qur'an and making dhikr will be 
helpful to overcome any shaytan's plan. Allah says, "Verily, the plan of a 
shaytan is weak." I advise you both to seek the help from Allah through 
practicing full Islam and avoiding any sinful arena or action." 
I give below a number of selections of verses of the Qur'an and du`a' which 
you can recite on a regular basis: 
1) Al-Fatihah 
2) Last three chapters of the Qur'an (i.e., Surahs 112, 113, 114) 
3) Ayat al-Kursi (i.e., Al-Baqarah: 255) 
Besides the above, repeat the following du`a's on a regular basis both in 
the morning and evening three times or more: 
1) Bismillahi alladhi la yadurru ma`a ismihi shay'un fi al-ardi wa la fi 
as-sama'i wa huwa as-sami`u al-`alim 
(In the name of Allah; with His name, nothing whatsoever on earth or heaven 
can inflict any harm; He is All-Hearing and All-Knowing). 
2) Hasbiya Allahu la ilaha illa huwa `alayhi tawakkaltu wahuwa rabbu 
al-`arshi al-`azhim 
(Allah suffices me; there is no god but He; in Him I place my sole trust; 
He is the Lord of the mighty throne). 
3) Allaahumma ini a`duhu bika min hamazati ash-shayatin wa a`udhu bika 
rabbi an yahdurun 
(O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the whisperings of Satan; my Lord, I 
seek refuge in You from their presence around me). 
4) A`udhu bi `izzati Allahi wa qudratihi mimma ajidu wa uhadhiru 
(I seek refuge in Allah's glory and power from the affliction and pain I 
experience and suffer from). 
It is important to remember that du`a' and dhikr will only benefit when it 
comes from a heart that firmly believes in Allah, and thus cherishes firm 
conviction in Allah's power and sovereignty." 
See the following hadith: 
Narrated By 'Aisha: Whenever Allah's Apostle became sick, he would recite 
Mu'awwidhat (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas) and then BLOW his breath over 
his body. When he became seriously ill, I used to recite (these two Suras) 
and rub his hands over his body hoping for its blessings. (Al-Bukhari,Vol 
6, Book 61. Virtues Of The Qur'an.Hadith 535) 
It is better to recite all the surahs and then blow the breath over the 
Al-Bara' Ibn `Aazib, may Allah be pleased with him, narrates: The Prophet said to me, "Whenever you go to bed, perform ablution like the one you perform for the prayer, lie on your right side and say, "Allahumma aslamtu wajhi ilaika, wa fawadtu 'Amri ilaika, wa alja'tu Zahri ilaika raghbatan wa rahbatan ilaika. La Malja'a wa la manja minka illa ilaika. Allahumma amantu bikitabika-l-ladhi anzalta wa bina-biyika-l ladhi arsalta" (O Allah! I surrender to You and entrust all my affairs to You and depend upon You, fearing You, and reposing my hope in You. There is no fleeing from You, and there is no protection and safety except with You, O Allah! I believe in Your Book (the Qur'an) which You have revealed and in Your Prophet (Muhammad) whom You have sent). Then if you die on that very night, you will die as believer (in the religion of Islam). Let the aforesaid words be your last utterance (before sleep)." I repeated it before the Prophet and when I reached "Allahumma amantu bikitabika-l-ladhi anzalta (O Allah I believe in Your Book which You have revealed)." I said, "Wa-rasulika (and your Messenger)." The Prophet said, "No, say: 'Wanabiyika-l-ladhi arsalta (Your Prophet whom You have sent), instead."  
Also on this issue, Abu Hurayrah was quoted as saying: “The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, used to tell us that when any one of us wanted to sleep, he should lie on his right side, then say ‘Allahumma Rabb al-samaawaati wa Rabb al-ard wa Rabb al-‘Arsh il-‘Azeem, Rabbana wa Rabba kulli shay’in, faaliq al-habb wa’l-nawa wa munazzil al-Tawraata wa’l-Injeela wa’l-Furqaan, a’oodhu bika min sharri kulli shay’in anta aakhidhun bi naasiyatihi. Allahumma anta al-awwal fa laysa qablaka shay’un, wa anta al-aakhir fa laysa ba’daka shay’un. Wa anta az-Zaahir fa laysa fawqaka shay’un wa anta al-baatin fa laysa doonaka shay’un. Iqdi ‘annaa al-dayna wa aghninaa min al-faqr (O Allah, Lord of the heavens and the earth, and Lord of the Mighty Throne, our Lord and Lord of all things, Splitter of the seed and the date stone, Revealer of the Tawraat (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel) and the Furqaan (Qur’an), I seek refuge in You from the evil of all things that You will seize by the forelock [i.e., have full control over them]. O Allah, You are the First and there is nothing before You; You are the Last and there is nothing after You. You are the Manifest (az-Zaahir) and there is nothing above You; You are the Hidden (al-Baatin) and there is nothing beyond You. Settle our debt and spare us from poverty).’” (Narrated by Muslim, 2713).  
Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) was also quoted as saying: “Abu Bakr said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, teach me something that I can say in the morning and in the evening.’ He said: “Say, ‘Allahumma ‘Aalim al-ghaybi wa’l-shahaadah, Faatir al-samawaati wa’l-ard, Rabba kulli shay’in wa maleekahu, ashhadu an laa ilaaha illa anta. A’oodhi bika min sharri nafsi wa min sharr il-shaytaan wa sharakihi (O Allah, Knower of the seen and the Unseen, Creator of the heavens and the earth, Lord and Sovereign of all things, I bear witness that there is no god except You. I seek refuge in You from the evil of my own self and from the evil and traps of Satan).’ Say this in the morning and in the evening, and when you go to bed.’” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 3392; Abu Dawood, 5067).  
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