الحمد لله وحده والصلاة والسلام على من لا نبي بعده
Many people talk about jinn possession as if they know about the reality of jinn possession. They talk as if they have gone through an affliction of this nature themselves or people close to them have gone through the issue when instead they have only read books or watched videos on the internet. The problem with this, is that they make comments which are offensive to people who are suffering with such afflictions.
It is from the Justice and mercy of Islam that we be compassionate to our brothers and sisters who are ill or suffering and not to look down on them but rather help them according to our abilities. Therefore, when someone publicly stands in front of others and belittles such people, this is only a proof of his lack of knowledge. Likewise, those who try to take advantage of these Muslims, likewise have lack of knowledge.
Abu Huraira (RAA) reported that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:
“Whoever relieves the hardship of a believer in this world, Allah will relieve his hardship on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever helps ease someone in difficulty, Allah will make it easy for him in this world and in the Hereafter. Whoever covers the faults of a Muslim, Allah will cover his faults in this world and in the Hereafter. Allah helps the servant as long as he helps his brother…” [Saheeh Muslim]
It is also sad to see that people claim that jinn possession is not real, that it is just a mental thing or that their affliction is due to their sins. Would we say that the sahabi who was afflicted by a jinn was afflicted due to his sins? And the story of the sahabia who was afflicted by Jinn likewise. Was this due to her sins? We wouldn’t speak bad about them as the Prophet warned from speaking badly about them and they were the best of people on the face of the earth after the Prophets. So why speak bad about brothers and sisters who strive day and night reading Qur’an, praying Qiyaam ul Layl, giving charity, fasting, going for Umrah and other such noble actions all to show humility infront of their lord seeking relief from their affliction.
Allah (SWT) afflicts whom he wills regardless of piety, and we know that the more Allah (SWT) loves a slave, the more he tests him.
May this message reach out to those who are in need of hearing it.
Barak Allahu Feekum