Correspondence of Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahimahullah)
As Salaamu ‘alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh
I always felt very strongly against people visiting ‘aamils and becoming obsessed in following different treatments when it comes to them having jinn/sihr problems. I feel that the sunnah offers the perfect prescription, with the ‘Quls’ and other masnoon du‘aas. However, due to being affected by witchcraft by my in-laws, I too was encouraged to visit some ‘aamils and ended up going for different treatments and feel worse than when I started. Moreover, I was told that since my in-laws are the cause, I should keep away from them but I think this may hurt my husband’s feelings.
Would appreciate Maulana’s guidance please.
Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem
Wa ‘alaikumus Salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh
1. A major problem these days is that many, many Muslims frequent ‘aamils. But the majority find themselves in deeper problems. Of course, there are those who are genuine and do offer great assistance to such afflicted people. There is a place for ta’weez and wazeefahs in Islam but for many it is a profession and they prove to be bogus. So one has to be very careful.
2. The sunnah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has taught us how to deal with and what to read when affected with jealousy, witchcraft and even jinn. Much relief is found in adhering to these advices.
3. Download and listen to the talk, “Jinn and Jaadoo” – found on my website (www.yunuspatel.co.za).
4. I always discourage the habit that many women have, of visiting various ‘aamils. If it is a case of sihr, then if you are aware of one reputable, pious ‘aamil, it would be permissible to follow his treatment, but visiting half a dozen ‘aamils generally worsens the situation.
5. Moreover, there are many ‘aamils that escalate the individual’s problems. They also disclose information which is not necessarily true. Sometimes their information is taken from jinns or from other avenues which make the information flawed and unreliable… since it is plain lies and mischief.
6. You should not entertain the opinion that your in-laws are doing sihr on you. If this is a false accusation, it is a very, very serious sin in the sight of Allah Ta‘ala. If they are jealous, their jealousy will cause them more harm than good.
7. Adopt the following prescription, which is also very simple. Insha-Allah, you will see positive effects.
Read 3 x Durood Shareef, 3 x Aayatul Kursi, 3 x 3 Quls, 11 x La Hawla wala Quwwata illa Billah and 3 x Durood Shareef.
Blow over yourself. Blow on water and drink. This will benefit in warding off jinn and jaadoo effects. Do this morning and evening. Also make sincere taubah and istighfaar from all sins. Take out some sadaqah.
8. Do not break family ties. Your opinion that your in-laws are the cause of the problems must naturally be very upsetting and hurtful to your husband. This is, after all, his own mother and father. Yes, you should behave normal with all, and make du‘aa that Allah Ta‘ala protects you from anyone’s jealousy.
9. Visit your in-laws, take some baking or some little gift for them. Win them over. Insha-Allah, their hearts will change.
Was Salaamu ‘alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh
Yunus Patel (Maulana)